PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION (Why are people prejudiced? (Family and peer…
PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION
- pre-judging someone without any evidence.
- treating people differently because of their religion, sexuality, race, gender etc.
How should we treat others?
Equally as we are all part of God's creation.
According to the teachings of the Bible it is a duty to treat others well.
The Golden Rule states we should 'treat others as you would like to be treated.'
Stories in the Bible e.g. Parables, show how we should treat everyone with dignity.
Racial, social and gender divisions
Although people, are equal it doesn't mean that we are all the same. Each person is unique.
God created all human beings as equal, regardless of gender or race.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan shows the importance of caring for all.
Although Jesus didn't have any female apostles, many of his teachings and miracles were with women.
In Roman Catholic churches, women cannot be priests because of Jesus' all male apostles.
Why are people prejudiced?
Family and peer pressure can influence beliefs.
Adapting others' beliefs without doing the research ourselves.
Ignorance (people don't know any better)
Lack of education (didn't learn about it at school)
Specific groups always do so well (jealousy)
Bad experiences from a specific group.
Is equality possible?
Something to be strived for, but doesn't come naturally.
Some things are not supposed to be equal e.g. Prime Minister and Queen.
Christianity shows us the importance of treating others as you wish to be treated (The Golden Rule)
Being equal doesn't mean that everyone is the same.