• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"We should help people who are the same religion as us but we need not bother about other people." Do you agree?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

GCSE Philosophy and Ethics Coursework Religion, Poverty and Wealth "We should help people who are the same religion as us but we need not bother about other people." Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. You must refer to the religion which you are studying in your answer. "Love thy neighbour". Jesus believed that this was one of the most important commandments, yet today some people still feel as if they should only help people of their own religion. Many feel that they shouldn't have to help people of other religions. A common argument is "They wouldn't help us why should we help them?" It is thought that Muslims should just help Muslims; Christians should just look out for Christians; Jews should just look after Jews etc. Many feel they can't help people of other religions because they have different Gods and different beliefs. ...read more.

Middle

However, the Bible states the opposite. One of the commandments is "Love thy neighbour". It doesn't say anything about whether the neighbour has to be the same religion as you. The Good Samaritan is a story in the Bible about two men from rather different backgrounds. A man is robbed and left for dead by the side of the road. A priest walks by but is worried the thieves might still be close by and try to attack him, so he crosses to the other side of the road. A Levite did exactly the same upon seeing the man. Finally a Samaritan saw him and cared for him until he was better. This proves that you do not have to have anything at all in common with your 'neighbour', but you should always help if they are in need of your help. Some people might argue that everyone is equal. ...read more.

Conclusion

Also, on judgement day God separates the sheep from the goats by what help they have given others, not necessarily to people they know. "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Those who turned a blind eye to these people less fortunate than themselves, whoever they might have been, also turned a blind eye to God. I believe that one should do their best to help others no matter what religion they are. Especially as there are so many different religions and cultures today, and many people don't even follow a religion. I think it is important for the public to realise that everybody is equal no matter what their religion and therefore everyone deserves help. ?? ?? ?? ?? Grace Anderson 11 IS GCSE Philosophy and Ethics Coursework Part Three ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Prejudice and Discrimination essays

  1. With the poem, Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou, she describes the basic feelings ...

    to get anything in life, be it liberty or the ability to walk, we must struggle. Should our 'cocoon' be cut for us, we would not gain strength from overcoming obstacles, and without that resistance we would end up weaker.

  2. Jews as God's Chosen People

    God makes promises to Noah regarding the future. In the covenant with Abraham there were three promises made; land, people and protection/blessing. Abraham is called to respond with obedience and faith to a promise. In Genesis 11:30, we are told that Sarai, Abraham's wife, is barren. Abraham himself is a nomad, who is chosen to be the bearer of God's message, beyond even his own.

  1. Are religions sexist?

    be allowed to engage in homosexuality, it is the same rule for everyone. Paganism does not have a sacred text like the Bible to take their religious teaching from, so 'it is understood that how we govern our lives is up to us'11 Homosexuality is not seen as a sin,

  2. Ethics Coursework

    James 2: 2-5 This tells Christians not to judge people on their appearance and not to give special treatment to those who are wealthy because they wear fine clothes and expensive jewellery, but to treat the poor equally as they will inherit the kingdom God promised.

  1. Women and Man are Equal in Gods Eyes

    The first female became the prototype of all women and her story a paradigm of female existence. In the many transformations that the prototypical figure of Eve has experienced in her journey both in Judaic literature and outside it. First, Eve has become closely associated with evil, since she is

  2. R.E. Coursework

    Christians also unit to help raise funds for the needy of hold healing or deliverance services for the sick. They anoint and pray for them to help ease their pain as Jesus says in James 5:14 '...Are any of you ill?

  1. Prayer in religion

    god, and throughout the ages, it has been known that believers wrote letters of confession to god. Some examples of a prayer showing confession are 'Be merciful to me, O god, because of your constant love. Because of your great mercy, wipe away my sins!

  2. Explain how the religion you havestudied might analyse the cause and consequences of consumerism ...

    In the Kingdom of God it is not the rich who are singled out and given special attention, but the poor (James ch2 v1). The letter strikes a particularly sober note in chapter 5 where the rich are held to account for what they did or did not do with their wealth.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work