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Ethics and christianity.

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R.S course work 2001 Ethics a) Throughout the bible there are instances where Jesus performed healing miracles, and when he performs these miracles he is not prejudiced against anybody so he is not racist. I think that the bible teaches that racism is wrong for example in Luke 10 Jesus tells the parable of the good Samaritan, this story tells of a man who was on his way from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers who left him half dead. Soon a priest came by and saw the man, and walked by on the other side of the road. Also a Levite came along and just looked at the man and carried on. Then a Samaritan came along and "his heart filled with pity", he took the man and saw to his wounds. He put the man on his animal and took him to nearby inn where he took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. "Take care of him," he told the innkeeper and when I come back this way I will pay you whatever else you spend on him. I think this story means that that we as Christians should love all our neighbours and not be racist. ...read more.

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When Peter is sleeping god sends an angel to rescue Peter from the jail, and Peter escapes. This story shows that god does not allow people to be racist. In the story of Ephesians Paul describes how the death of Christ proved that Jews and Gentiles aren't different and that they all serve god and god thinks of them all as equals. This shows that god was trying to make all men see that they are equal to him and that they should not be racist. In conclusion I think that god looks on us all as equals and that god thinks that we should not be racist against each other as we are all his sons. b) The phrase "White people don't know anything about us. All they know is that we beat up old women and things like that" means that the person writing thinks that white people are being very narrow minded, but he him himself is being very narrow minded because he is speaking of white people as though all of them are racist. He probably feels this way because he has been accused of committing a crime that another black made had committed. This may affect Christians today because Christians could try to help change the image of the black man by bringing more black Christians into the eyes of the public and showing to everyone that we are equal and by trying to destroy the image of the black man. ...read more.

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I disagree that Martin Luther King was fighting against all types of racism and that he was just fighting against prejudice to blacks and not prejudice against all races, so I think that he was not a person fighting for abolishment of racism. I also think that even though he did lot against racism He did not stand out to do more than over non-Christians like Mohamed Ali who I talk about in a moment. Another reason why I think there was no main Christian who has led the fight against racism but there were lots for example Nelson Mandela and Ghandi as well as the ones I have mentioned. There is also a lot of non-Christian people who fight against racism, Mohamed Ali Is a man who was a pro boxer and was a champion of the world, he used this title to help him fight against racism even though at first he was a close follower of Malcolm X who thought that racism was part of the white man religion. Some people will disagree that he was someone who worked with Christians to try to abolish racism. In conclusion I think that that is no one Christian that lead the fight against racism I think that lots of separate people all made a contribution. Also I think that lots of non-Christians also made a big effort to get rid of racism. ...read more.

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