Words of Wisdom:

"( o Y o ) means nice rack" - Graeffsgirl

Examine Relgious Ideas About Racism and Siability

  • Date Submitted: 01/19/2015 03:06 AM
  • Flesch-Kincaid Score: 57.1 
  • Words: 766
  • Essay Grade: no grades
  • Report this Essay
Examine religious ideas about racism and disability?
Christian views of racism and disability
The bible is clear that it is wrong for a person to treat another race as inferior. As every human was made in the image of God. (Genesis 1:27). God made all people in his image, so no-one should be discriminated against. The Jews were God’s chosen people, yet the Old Testament makes clear that they must not take advantage of foreigners. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” St Paul in Galatians 3:28.
St Paul tells the early churches that all prejudice is wrong because Christ has drawn all people together. The Church should see Christ in everyone, and concentrate on unity, not diversity. For example in The Parable of the Good Samaritan -Luke 10:25-37. The hero of the story was a Samaritan, a race hated by Jews. Jesus says that love (agape) should not be restricted to people who share your nationality, but should be shown to everyone.  
In the Bible disability is viewed as a disease, the most common diseases mentioned in the Bible are blindness, deafness, dumbness, leprosy, and paralysis. Visual impairment is the most common form of physical disability. Disability is attributed to God. The general view of the Old Testament writers is that God brings disability as punishment for transgressions for sin or as an expression of God's wrath for people's disobedience. It is seen as a curse and as a result of unbelief and ignorance.
The New Testament also supports the link between sin and disability. This link is well illustrated in John 9:1-3. The disciples anticipated a connection between disability and sin with the question: "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?" This question implies that disability was the punishment meant for some unspecified sin. When Jesus healed the physically impaired man who lay by the pool of Bethesda, He said to him: "See, you are well again. Stop...

Comments

Express your owns thoughts and ideas on this essay by writing a grade and/or critique.

  1. No comments