Tolerance- tolerant people have a positive view of reality, thinking that different lifestyles and beliefs are all equally valid. They accept that there are different beliefs in the community so are able to tolerate them.
One of the many decisions that has to made in life is what, if any, religion they will practice. Christianity, the belief in God, and Jesus as his son, or Judaism, to follow the direction of the Torah are some of the major religions that a person may choose. This decision may be one of the biggest decisions of a person’s life, and each religion has similarities and differences, and pro’s and cons. Two of the major religions, Judaism and Christianity, are alike in their inspiration of sacred texts, but are different in their identity of Jesus, and practice of worship.
Acceptance is trusting, having confidence, and be welcoming of others. Being able to accept people with an open mind may be difficult at times but depending on our experience and the way we have come to be it can sometimes be very natural. In the three texts, “What, of This Goldfish Would You Wish”, “The Lottery”, and “American Flag Stands for Tolerance,” the author’s focus on the way we interact and relate with others. This quote, “We as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves” said by Barbara Jordan, demonstrates how everyone should be open and willing to accept those who are different and not to discriminate against others.
What is acceptance? Acceptance is the the action or process of being received as adequate or suitable. Acceptance plays an important role between individuals that are different. What people do not understand is that everyone will not view everything the same way you do. In, Texas v. Johnson Majority Opinion, American Flag Stands for Tolerance, and The Lottery, the people do not show acceptance. They discriminate against others because others go against what they view as adequate or suitable.
Tolerance is the ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behavior that one dislikes or disagrees with. In the short story What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish? by Etgar Keret, a newspaper editorial: American Flag Stands for Tolerance by Ronald J. Allen, and Night by Elie Wiesel the characters in these passages had very little to no tolerance for at least one person or more. The quote “We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.” by Barbara Jordan, was supposed to refer to the passages because they both have one word that can fit with both of them which is tolerance.
think of us, but is not merely a concern with what others think. Having this definition in mind,
The Quran offers specific instructions for its followers which pertain to conversions of others and the results of believing in the Quran or not. The Quran states that the Islamic people either do battle with those who do not believe, or they must convert to Islam. It says that whoever obeys God and His Apostle (Mohammed) shall be brought to Paradise, but those who do not believe or follow their teachings will be punished. This means that if the Muslims did not engage in these wars with the Christians and others of non-Islamic faith they would be punished. These wars were brutal and merciless. The Muslims killed everyone in sight and took
Intolerance is everywhere. It always has been and it always will be. Never will there be a world where everyone agrees, where everyone has the same thoughts. We were made to be different and think differently, but sometimes our actions go a little too far to protect our beliefs and what we think is right, and sometimes certain things need to be done.
Religion emerges from the human susceptibility for protection and use it as a tool for liberation from the bitter realities and perplexities of the world. “Religious ideas are teachings and pronouncements about facts and states of external (or internal) reality that convey something one has not discovered for oneself and which assert the right to be believed” (Freud 88). We must object to religious claims because there is no proof to substantiate them and merely ideas we follow for generations. Religious ideas are beyond the control of reasoning, as if we don’t validate our beliefs and behave that our beliefs have a substantial basis of support. Religious ideas are teachings, not the thought that
The dehumanization of people from other religions is also an example of intolerance. The treatment that Muslims received throughout the poem, is more intolerant than tolerant, although there are a few times where the tolerance between the Christians and Muslims can be seen. El Cid, takes from the Muslims without question. His tactics for taking from them can be seen as inhuman as well as extremely violent. The Muslims are also categorized with the cattle which demonstrates the level with which the Christians thought of them as, “He captured Moorish men and Moorish women, and all the cattle being herded out” (Pg.33). The intolerance is evident by this quote. To put humans of another religion on the same level as animals is disrespectful and
Many people argue when it comes to religion, and the problem behind most if not all religion problems comes when one group of people with a different belief tries to convey another group of their traditions and ways of life. The quote “Religion is like a pair of shoes…..Find one that fits for you, but don’t make me wear your shoes.” by George Carlin is trying to explain the problems that occur when crossing certain lines of religion. The quote when broken up refers to shoes as an example of a comparison to humans in real life. You can go as far as explaining your belief to others, but don’t go beyond your limits and try to convert anyone who isn’t on the same page as you. The quote brings up a very good knowledge question of “To what extent
The fact that we are able to prove our actions are causing a measurable and unintended reduction of the amount of life in all of creation. stands a testament of our own willful ignorance and nonnative reality of existence.