Starting with the first pilgrims immigrating to the United States in the early 1600s, immigrants have been coming to American in search of religious freedom and the opportunity to make more money. The United States is a country that was founded by and has grown exponentially as a direct result of immigration. A survey from the United States Census Bureau in 2009 showed the current number of immigrants living in America was 38,517,234. (http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states-1) Each immigrant from around the world brings with them culture, lifestyle and religious differences that may seem strange or odd when compared to our current cultures. The ability to…show more content… Without unwrapping the more specific details of both Christianity and Judaism, it is easy to see that a very important core belief of Christianity is not recognized in Judaism. If it is possible to set ones religious beliefs aside for a moment and review the goals of the five major religions, summed up as basically living a good and wholesome life in hopes of some type of afterlife, it is easy to understand most are striving for the same goal. Getting caught up in the debate of who is right and who is wrong clouds the issue of understanding a way of life or even respecting the difference and moving on. If we can apply Weber’s view of neutrality and understand the principles of living a good life and being a good human, I believe all faith and non-faith beliefs can not only coexist but learn from each other.
Romans, Russians, Mongols, British, Spanish, Germans, Muslims, Armenians, Macedonians, Americans and many other societies at some point have tried to rule the world. Through Monarchy, Dictatorship, Aristocracy, Oligarchy, or Democracy, these counties have conquered lands, changed world religions, murdered millions, stolen, oppressed free speech, suppressed individualism and pressured other countries and nations to believe in their way of thought. Why did these leaders think they could oppress values or belief system of their victims and introduce their own social