Civilization, it was once said, is a race between education and catastrophe. It seems that so much hate stems from fearfulness caused by a lack of education. A lack of knowledge. I have lost count how many times I have read a murderers manifesto that is littered with historical fallacies and inaccuracies. Peaceful immigrants mistaken for violent criminals. Sikhs mistaken for violent extremists. These things will break my heart every time. Sikhs defend, safeguard, and fight for the rights of all creatures, and in particular fellow human beings. They are encouraged to have a "Chardi Kala" or positive, optimistic and buoyant view of life. The Sikh religion is not considered the only way to salvation - people of other religions may also achieve salvation.