Perspectives on Race

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Religious interpretations

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This article talks about how the Bible interprets racism and prejudice thoughts. I am curious how other religions perceive the idea of discrimination- whether it is race, gender, age, or sexual preference. I know that religion is a whole broad topic in itself and that people interpret scripture in different manners. For instance, this article basically says that we should love one another and treat everyone the same. It doesnt give specific guidelines it just says everyone. Therefore, the meaning depends on who people, on an individual basis, include in the category of “everyone”. I think this example is part of our problem in society. Whatever religion you believe in there is always room for interpretation. People manipulate things to fit their own agenda and justify their actions.


Written by rhenf1989

November 13, 2009 at 12:26 am

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  1. People have been twisting religion and religious scripture for thousands of years to fit their meanings. Its very easy to manipulate people into thinking things are justified by scripture, there’s very few things which are absolutely forbidden by scripture- and plenty of Christians have done those too!


    November 13, 2009 at 6:14 pm

  2. I agree that religion can be morphed into whatever an individual wants it to be. For instance, I consider myself Catholic, yet I emphasis some aspects of the institutionalized religion over others. My friends do this as well, which always leads to spirited discussions when we interpret certain scripture in different ways. Giving and take in religions can have positive effects on society; the problem is when only the anger, disgust, or hate is taken into account.


    November 13, 2009 at 8:26 pm

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