The crazy hate brushIf you blame an entire religion for the single incendiary act of a small, radical contingent of that faith, you might be Terry Jones. Sadly, you might just as well be someone reacting to Jones by lumping the whole of Christians in with him and his ilk.
Pot, meet kettle.
Once you take that step...once you say, "Look at what this one church is doing, aren't Christians awful?" you are putting your foot on the same road Jones once put his foot on. You are letting the lunatic fringe define an entire group of people, the vast majority of which are NOT hateful.
I have a suggestion, a favour, I'd like to ask of my non Christian friends. Next time some bugnut crazy hateful Christian like Jones makes the news, try and stop yourself if your initial reaction is to paint all of us with the crazy hate brush. Bring to mind the Christians you know who are not like that, and say to yourself, "Not only are they as pissed as I am, they're quite mortified." Remember that making sweeping generalizations only breeds more division, which is the last thing humanity needs right now.