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Have you ever been prejudice against a race, religion. sexual orientation. or anything else
...and changed your ways? What changed your mind? If you wrote a Hub about your experience, what would you say?
Prejudice against any people or persons is a sign of rank immaturity. I may not agree with everyone's position on any given issue, but I respect that they have every bit as much right to their opinions and beliefs as I do mine.
Funnily enough, I went to answer this then thought about it some more.
My answer is no. Regardless of whether I agree with the opinions of some people of some religions, I do not judge a person by their religion, race, ability, sexual orientation. Whilst some may feel that disagreeing with an opinion makes me judgemental and prejudice of that religion, I disagree (hah!). It is one thing to disagree with an opinion, it is another to judge that religion on the opinion of ONE (or more) members.
I feel that all races, religions, sexual orientations, and abilities have something to teach all of us. However, I am looking forward to reading what has changed people's minds.
Experience with others did not "change my mind", J.L. but confirmed what I've always believed. Living with a racist step-dad, growing up in a fundamentalist Christian sect, spending more than two years in Europe among "foreigners" affirmed my views.
I was prejudice against Catholics (see below). When I cam back to Christianity and went to a Jesuit college, I found out that Jesuits could teach me something: Not all miracles have to be large (e.g., was the Reed (small) or Red Sea (big) split?).
I believe these are ingrained in all of us in at least some degree , when we deny it that creates the problem ! Are we in cotrol of understanding and removing our bias' , thats the real question !
Prejudice is a baseless and usually negative attitude toward members of a group. Common features of prejudice include negative feelings, stereotyped beliefs, and a tendency to discriminate against members of the group.
Before I became a christian, I had all sorts of prejudices against believers until I became one of them. I was humbled. I realized that some of my prejudices were projections on others. Prejudice and stereotyping is part of human thinking and making sense of the world. However, one must be cautious since what we hold as true of others due to a single experience or ignorance could be wrong.
Thanks Eunice. Very useful and honest answer.
I have been prejudice against the church in my time, and I used to love to argue with Christians...and I regret that time in my life.
Arguing against Christians does not make you prejudiced against them - you don't hate them or judge them - you just don't agree
It can take subtle and unthinkable forms for the best of us.
I have never purposefully dismissed anyone based on gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious views. I choose between those I like or not based on another's personal ethics and personality. Whether I like someone or not, I still try to be fair and civil. I have never had a reason not to be. I find it tiring to see prejudice/racism brought up constantly when it's really more of "they are people who will like you and those who won't." It's true for everyone in the world. Yes, there are narrow-minded and hateful people from all walks of life. They would fall among those that I would not like because I don't care for unkind people. If choosing one over another shows prejudice, then we are all guilty.
I'm prejudice against the Catholic church. Not Catholics in general but the Catholic church in my eyes is the most disgusting thing on the planet. But to be fair, they do protect child molesters and pedophiles...and made an official statement a while ago that it was the "child's" fault for seducing the priests...and my prejudice is 100% renewed again.
I too was prejudiced against the Catholic Church , because I grew up as a Fundamentalist ;however, later in life, I went to a Jesuit college and earned my degree. and changed my mind. In closing, any institution that has power can become corrupt .
True but most institutions don't go around protecting pedophiles using God as a shield.
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