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Christianity and racial harmony

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Christianity and racial harmony a) Religious pluralism is the act of accepting all religions and faiths as having an equal right to co-exist. b) These days, the roles of men and woman in Christianity are very different from wheat they used to be. At one time, people thought that men were far superior to woman. For example, this next quote from 1 Timothy 2;11-14 states that, 'A woman should learn in quietness and full in submission. I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent. For rAdam was formed first then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived.' This quote from the bible is giving a message to Christians that men are superior to woman and that men have authority over woman but woman do not have authority over men as men were created before woman. The Ephesians 5:22-24,33 also promotes the same meaning. ...read more.

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A protest was lead by Martin Luther King against racism on buses. There was also a boycott lasted 382 days. During these days of boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, and he was subjected to severe personal abuse. On December 21, 1956, the Supreme Court of the United States had declared that Negroes and whites rode the buses as equals. Martin Luther King was successful. Although Martin Luther was a strong activist for civil rights, never did he loose his Christian faith. Martin Luther never considered white people as 'evil and cruel', which was what many black people thought. He said 'Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.' He also believed in non-violence protests. Despite the danger he and his family were in, death threats, and house bombing, he insisted that they don't fight back. In the year 1963 Martin Luther king organized a march consisting of 25 thousand people both black and white campaigning for the new Civil Rights Bill. ...read more.

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Even if all this may be true, in some parts of the world, Christianity is being misused. Take for example The DRC (Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa) they think that God is the greatest divider as he divided the water, land, and sky in Genesis and so they also argue that God deliberately separated the world into different races and white people were purposely made to be superior to black people. They say that it may be possible that whites and blacks are spiritually equal but we can never be physically equal. Personally, I feel that Christianity does not stop all Christians from being racist. Many people have converted to Christianity only for names sake but don't actually have the faith in Christianity. If that is so, then all rules and values are valueless. But then again, there are many people who are strong Christians and they understand the meaning of being a true Christian and so they know what to do and what not to do. Only for these people can Christianity help stop them from being racist. ...read more.

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