Insiders/Outsiders

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Insiders/Outsiders The religions of division; some see those who belong to a specific religion as having somewhat of an us versus them mentality thus creating an insiders and outsiders situation as the byproduct of such an atmosphere; this is often the result of any community of people who chose to categorize the population into those who belong to the group from those who don’t. In every religion, that has a law attached to it, there are certain rules and regulations you are expected to follow if you are to fit in. Most religions are more strict then others, the word religion comes from the Latin word, “religare”, which means ‘to bind tightly’, so religion could most definitely defined as something that either can bind tightly around…show more content…
So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. 'Look after him,' he said, 'and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.' "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise." You have a both a priest and a Levite, both of which are very religious men who come upon a severely wounded man, for a priest to touch such a man would make him unclean, his religious mindset kept him inside his cold hearted religion to an outsider who posed no threat to him. For a organized religion to function, there is a need for unity, thus no disagreements allowed, an insider who disagrees with the establishment, or finds themselves in opposition to the establishment perhaps by no fault of their own will quickly become an outsider and usually on a whole new level, but a outsider nonetheless. In the Book of John, Chapter 8 in the New Testament Christian Bible there is a story of Jesus of

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