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Prejudice and discrimination.

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Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice is the act of pre-juding someone before properly knowing someone. This usually means feelings or opinions of intolerance and dislike which people have for others, based on little or no actual knowledge. Discrimination is when people act on their prejudice and treat others badly. Prejudice and discrimination can be shown in many different forms such as colour, race, gender or discrimination. I will be looking at what Christian's attitudes are towards prejudice. The act of prejudice is considered wrong to th e Christian religion as Christian teachings say that we should be treated as equals and give other people the treatment of how we would like to be treated. ...read more.

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Also in his last instructions to the disciples in Mathew 28 was telling them to baptize people everywhere. However, there have been cases where Christians do appear to be guilty of prejudice and discrimination such as in South Africa the Dutch Reformed Church supported apartheid, in which black people were separated from white people and treated as inferior. Also when Europeans were colonising other countries around the world such as Africa, India, and North America etc. they often killed the native people of the place or made some slaves. In many cases they forced them to abandon their beliefs and convert to Christianity. This was against all the teachings of Jesus. ...read more.

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is passed by fellow Jews such a priest which ignore him but finally a Samaritan (which was the enemy of the Jews) sees him and nurses back to health. This story shows that we should take the example of the Good Samaritan and treat everyone with respect whether they are our friends or enemies. So in all Catholics, Protestants and all Christians alike must recognize that we are all children of one Father, and there should be no distinction between Jews and Gentiles, slaves and free men, men and women, there is no distinction either between black and white, as shown by the examples in the Bible. But sometimes things do not happen like this and even the most religious of people suffer from racism. ...read more.

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