Conflation is taking two things as being one.

From “the process or result of fusing items into one entity”.

Sometimes, the two things do not necessarily belong together, and yet, they are put together.

A company executive does not necessarily play golf. A grandmother does not necessarily bake cookies. Small children do not necessarily whine.

When you conflate two things, be sure that they necessarily go together. I have confused people in the past because they assumed that because I believed A that I must believe B. Some were quite put out that I did not.

It is a big world out there, and there are many more possibilities than you and I think.