Religion Begats Prejudice

Religion Begats Prejudice

There are 1422 comments on the newsweek.washingtonpost.com story from Aug 2, 2008, titled Religion Begats Prejudice. In it, newsweek.washingtonpost.com reports that:

Far from my religion tempering my prejudices, racial prejudice was actually instilled in me by my evangelical Christian church. I grew up in North Carolina in what we call the Bible Belt. My church taught me that segregation was the will of God and quoted the Bible to prove it. It taught me that men were by nature superior to woman and quoted the Bible to prove it. It taught me that it was o.k. to hate other religions, and especially the Jews, and quoted the Bible to prove it. It taught me that homosexual persons were either mentally sick or morally depraved and, of course, quoted the Bible to prove it. So the idea that being religious might make one less prejudiced is a fantasy. It appears to make people more prejudiced, or at the least, not to confront their prejudices.

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“Married as I can be!”

Since: Jun 07

Las Vegas

#1485 Sep 6, 2008
Abbey Yoyo wrote:
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All the wedding chapels and quickee divorce places in Las Vegas are doing more harm to marriage.
I would certainly have to agree with you there LOL!
Alaphablue

Little Narrows, Canada

#1487 Apr 25, 2013
Think for yourself people stop being sheep read the bible then if you believe a story written for wandering desert tribes that were like gypsies your a god dam moron

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