Religious Pluralism Is Too Much And Not Enough

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Throughout America history, especially when comparing the periods prior and after the World 's Fair in 1893, the progress for religious pluralism is too much and not enough. To certain groups of people, religious pluralism is an obstacle for religious development as it can cause the lost of distinctiveness and challenge the 'only one true way '; while other groups welcome religious pluralism as the mean to religious freedom, where everyone can practice their religion without being judged. Religious pluralism can be understood as the manyness of religions, where there is a "free existence of many faiths"(Albanese 2013:11), coexists of different religion where everyone respect others ' ways of life. Whereas the World 's Parliament and the World 's Fair did showed a faint sign of religious pluralism, it was not suitable to describe it with religious pluralism, as it was built upon the basis of Christianity 's superiority. At and prior to the World 's Columbian Exposition, Native American 's belief was not considered as a religion, rather a custom. A custom of a society doomed to be destroyed, if not already so. They were presented and treated as a uncivilized society, and was neglected from the first amendment, in which stated that freedom of religion for all people is an inherent right (American Indian Religious Freedom Act 1978). Native Americans were treated as inferior and denied their religious status, not until the US government enforced the first amendment to protect…

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