Explain why religious believers are against prejudice?
Religions such as Buddhism and Christianity believe that prejudice is wrong because of the fact that they believe that everyone is equal and should be treated equally. Buddhists believe that prejudice is ignorance and it hurts people’s feelings. Christians believe it is morally wrong too because it means you are discriminating GOD as he created them.
The Buddhists believe in equality. This is shown by the quote in Dhammapada 393-4 which talks about becoming enlightened. Its main message is that looks and stuff don’t matter; it is what is on the inside that counts so that means that discrimination should not be present in a society/Sangha. Buddhists also believe in Karma and they believe that if you commit and act of prejudice (which is evil), evil will come back to hurt you. This prevents a lot of Buddhists from being prejudice. They also believe that ignorance is the root to all prejudice so it must not exist and people must try to understand each other better. Also the religious leader of the Buddhists says the there should be respect for all humans and everyone should treat each other equally and this is why the Buddhists think that prejudice is wrong.