The Positive Influence Of Christianity

883 Words Mar 14th, 2016 4 Pages
What? The results of the Religion IAT Test indicated that I have the most positive association with Christianity, closely followed by Hinduism and Islam, and the most negative association with Judaism. Some of the results surprised me, but others I would have predicted because of my religious background. I was raised Catholic and although I have questioned certain beliefs of Catholicism, I have never had extreme negative feelings toward by religion. Therefore, I would assume that I would have a positive association with Christianity because it is the religion I am most familiar with and I strongly connect to it. Furthermore, Islam and Christianity have similar religious teachings. Both religions are monotheistic, view Jesus as an important religious figure, and have similar teachings on afterlife. Because of these connections, I assumed that I would see Islam as good in comparison to Christianity. Also, I have various relationships with people who are Muslim that have helped me to better understand the religion and its practices. On the other hand, I thought that I would associate more positively with Judaism than Hindu because it is more similar to Christianity and I have more understanding about its traditions.
So what? I think that the results challenged and amazed me because they did not exactly correlate with my attitudes toward certain religions. It challenged me to come out of my comfort zone and broaden my outlook on religion. Contrary to the test…
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