The Effects Of Cultural Diversity On Our Culture

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In this country, we have been blessed throughout the years with an immense wave of cultural diversity. Very few countries in the world have such a wide variety of different people from all different places and walks of life like our country does. Whether this is something we welcome or not, it has had the power to influence our culture in several different aspects. Much like we have various languages spoken in our country, as well as various types of food that we enjoy, we also have various religions being practiced as well. People bring their religious beliefs and practices with them when they come here, and they remain faithful to those beliefs despite moving to a country that may or may not practice that culture. They seek other …show more content…

It is easy to overlook how much these two aspects influence each other, but the truth is they are more connected than we would ever think. According to Acts 17:16-34 “The apostle Paul found himself surrounded by many idols in the city of Athens in Greece. When coming across this wonderful realization, his spirit was inspired which caused him to want share his faith as much as he could. He would go about the marketplace every day and speak to people who would be there, as well as go into synagogues and try to reason with Jews about Jesus and his resurrection. Some people would listen to him intently, while others would simply resort to mocking him or wonder what we was even trying to talk about. Even some of the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers would speak to him, again, some would listen with curiosity while others would merely find him and his remarks ridiculous. Eventually, those who were curious about what he had to say and his new teachings took him to the Areopagus. Once there, standing in the middle of everything, Paul addressed the people of Athens about their faith, He noted how religious they truly were, perhaps without them even noticing, and how there were many altars and idols around Athens that held great meaning. Paul explained to them how the God they worshipped and believed in, did not live in temples made by man nor did he

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