"You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover"
A Cry in the Dark, based on a true story, is about a mother whose baby is killed
during a camping trip along with her husband. The mother, Lindy Chamberlain
claims to have seen her baby being carried away by a dingo and then assumes
that the dingo is the cause of her baby's death. As she reports this to the police,
she is inconsistent with some of the details that she reports along with other
factors that stood against her, the police, meda, and even people watching
this take place as it caused commotion in the news, accuse
her of murdering the child.
The mother and the father of the murdered baby are religious and dedicated to
the religion of the Seventh Day Adventists. This is a Christian religion whose
main idea is the coming
of Jesus Chirst for the second time and observing
Sabath. Because of events associated with the religion similar to the religion
of the Seventh Day Adventists, people assumed that the religion of the Seventh
Day Adventists were similar to that of a cult. Also, what increased their
reputation of being related to a cult and violence, was their idea and
encouraging of scarfices for their religion. Since Lindy Chamberlain followed
this religion and was dedicated to it religiously, people assumed that she could
be just as violent and sacrifice her baby Azaria into the wilderness. Ironically,
the meaning of her baby's name, Azaria, is "sacrificed in the wilderness."
This increased and promoted the idea that she could have actually
murdered or "sacrificed" her baby.
This example can even be found today. Since the tragic events of September
11th occured, people holding names such as "Muslims" or even "Middle Easterners"
were proned to the stereotyping of being labeled terrorist or violent exteremists.
Just because a group of people called themselves Muslims, or whatsoever,
committed a crime in the name of their group,...
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