Dale McGowan tells this story of a conversation his family had in their car a while back:
CONNOR (then 13): Well it was Muslims who flew the planes into…
DAD and MOM, simultaneously: AAAAAAHHHH!! AAAAAHHH! WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!
CONNOR, miffed: What??
DAD: Well…when somebody’s first learning about a big group of people, you don’t start with the worst things.
CONNOR: But she asked what was wrong with being a Muslim.
DAD: That’s not the same as, “What are some bad things some Muslims have done?”
CONNOR: Yes it is!
I love Dale’s response to that last comment, which you can read here. It’s such a simple way to correct misguided thinking…