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GCSE: Prejudice and Discrimination
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believe that all other races are inferior to them. Genesis 1 has no specific references to racism or any other forms of prejudice. God gave man control over plants, fish, birds and domestic and wild animals but he did not give people power over other people. In Genesis 2 God let Adam name the animals, naming things can be a way of labelling them, which can be negative, and a starting point for prejudice of any sort. In Leviticus 19:33-37 God says you shouldn't ill treat foreigners you should treat them with respect.
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Narrator: The elderly man runs his bony fingers through his thinning hair and turns to the smirking, student audience. Professor: "I think we're going to have a lot of fun this semester, ladies and gentlemen. Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?" Muslim: "Yes, sir." Professor: "Evil's everywhere, isn't it? Did God make everything?" Muslim: "Yes." Professor: "Who created evil? Narrator: [No answer] Professor: "Is there sickness in this world? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All the terrible things - do they exist in this world? " Muslim: "Yes." Professor: "Who created them? " Narrator: [No answer] Professor shouts at his student.
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Jesus told us to "love your neighbour as you love yourself", but unfortunately it is human nature to commit sin and we can end up being prejudiced without realising it. Injustice can take many forms, but one of the most prominent causes of hunger and disease is distribution of wealth, be it on a local or international scale. Timothy 6:9-10 says: "The love of money is the root of all evils." Similarly, Matthew 6:24 says, "You cannot be the slave of both God and money."
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