I think all people have some problem with prejudice from time to time. This has been an age old problem. Anyone or anything different from ourselves is suspect and feared. Not that the thing is hated, it is feared,mostly. We fear what we do not understand.Once we understand something the fear disappears.
---Robyn on 3/8/08|
I'm Color Blind Like my Father,
We MEASURE(judge) a man on his Faith,
Not the color of his Skin...
However, as far Religions go!
You know the Errors of your ways & you will be Judged Accordingly, AS God see's fit!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 3/3/08|
A challenging question.
What does "prejudiced" mean?
If we don't show respect for those of other races, (or religions) I would say that is "prejudiced"
But some would say we are prejudiced if we say "Other races should not impose their standards, beliefs and practices on us"
---alan8869_of_UK on 3/3/08|
I have actually been prejudiced in the past by being in favour of "black" people. I felt sorry for them because of their history of slavery. I have realised that I was wrong and that God looks on everyone equally.
---Helen_5378 on 9/7/06|
I suffered a lot of segregation in school when I mentioned where my parents were from not by white people but by very own black friends. Their parents told them that my mum would cook a certian way and that was not the norm cos she was'nt 100% black. well here is where education came a little late at 36 I married in Jamaica came home with the Jamaican Dollar which said on the back of it printed was different nations of people together '' OUT OF MANY ONE NATION'' LOL
---Carla5754 on 9/7/06|
Coming from a multi-racial family, has been a real blessing to me. I am able to embrace every race under the sun, because my blood relatives consist of most of those races(lol). I love everyone, black and white, Jew and Arab , Asian, Native Americans, pacific islanders, Australian aborigines, did I leave out some? every race. God loves every race, but He hates sin, and isn't a respecter of persons. --Mrs. Morgan.
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/31/06|
God and the saints do not honor evil men.
---Eloy on 8/31/06|
I admit it! I'm prejudice against all acts of unrighteousness, e.g., preferential treatment for some people we like over others we don't like ; the sin of having a smug (prideful) "us" "them", holier than thou mentality. Blog sniping (the vote) isn't Christ-like & an ugly example of spiritual wickedness . I'm also prejudiced against unholy so-called reality tv shows, like Big Brother, though some here seem to think they're fun. Sad -- REPENT!
---Leon on 8/30/06|
"There is only one race-Human."
I agree with this statement 100%. And this one "One nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
Although one is a reality and the other an ideal, both shall reflect the mindset of a follower of Christ.
I judge no one pre or post, condemn no one, show tolerance, love & respect for all. Giving all praises to the Father for the mind & will to do so. Prejudice perpetuates divisions, lies, & hate. It's source is obvious.
---josef on 8/30/06|
Thank you Alan.
I misunderstood your original post.
Your point is well taken. And your response appreciated.
---Josef on 8/30/06|
Mike, I was born in Atlanta and lived there until I married. I now live in South Georgia and I totally agree with your answer.
---shira on 8/29/06|
Born in S.Ga I didn't know race. I had close friends, new friends,& friends not yet met. At 18 in Navy I found there were "color clics". Many against white southerners. It took years to overcome that prejudice. Then I was exposed to people who felt because their ancestors had troubles, equality was not enough, I owed them my rights. At that I jumped on the racial bandwagon. My race doesn't have a magazine, a tv ntwk, a gov't caucus, etc,etc,. & shouldn't. It causes segregation!
---mikefl on 8/28/06|
Donna9759 , You are a blessing to people indeed. We must be a blessing to people, and not a curse. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/28/06|
I was in high school when the Brown v/s school board ruling came down. And I denied my own prejudiceness for 40 years, finally I have faced the music, I have recognized the truth. God has shown me that I am prejudiced much to my chagrin.
---mima on 8/28/06|
Not at all. I have more black female friends than I do white. At work, there's this black girl who is very bossy, obnoxious, etc., but I am friends with her and I've got her singing, "God is watching us" everytime her boss aggravates her which is every day. She says, "I know, I know, God is watching us." LOL Make friends with everyone and you will see the different blessings that come your way.
---Donna9759 on 8/28/06|
Phareese; "I am however prejudiced against certain cultural movements and religious concepts, those I have no shame for" Religious bigotry has and is as vile and dangerious as any other form of prejudice. History dictates this again and again. Endless religious wars in Europe between those 'religiously bigoted' killed millions. Racial, religious bigotry,-- both the same. We dont need that in America.
---MikeM on 8/28/06|
In my work, I am exposed to people of all races, religions and cultures. I am blessed by being able to see them as Christ sees them. As a result, I can love them as Christ loves them.
Remember, He loved those who beat him, and persecuted Him. He prayed for them while He was on the cross and forgave them. We have no reason to do otherwise.
---Madison1101 on 8/28/06|
When I typed the word us I was mainly thinking of Christians but it could actually refer to anyone who is afraid to speak freely for fear of being accused of one form of political correctness or another, when they never intended, felt or thought anything that was remotely racist or prejudiced.
---Mac on 8/28/06|
If we a prejudice, or against certain cultural or ethnic practices or dont like a church for the doctrine they teach or simply dont like a person, then we are not of God...we are of the devil...we should never be any of the above..whyever you want to ask this question Mima, is beyond me..I am praying that your not any of the above..Lord have mercy..
---jana on 8/28/06|
I grew up all over California. only people who gave me trouble were in my exact same race, the Irish. Just dont know about them Irish (grin) From my birth until now I have lived in 31 of the 59 counties in Ca. My present County, San Bernadino is becoming very hispanic, who tend to be religious Catholics. In northern Ca, Sonoma County where I once lived, they have lots of 'pagans.' affluent new- agers. Orange County is very fundamentalist. Its a diverse state, to say the least.
---MikeM on 8/28/06|
I am not prejudiced against other races but some things make me 'hot under the collar'. When I see a job advertisement which states 'Preference will be given to applicants of ethnic origin' I cannot help thinking "No-one would dare place an ad stating 'Preference will be given to white people' but if I declared my feelings about this I could be called racist or prejudiced, yet the person who placed the ad about ethnic origin is not considered to be either. It is a very unlevel 'playing field'
---M.P. on 8/28/06|
Josef ... By "us" I mean the people who are having these thoughts.
In the UK it could be the indegenous population who face having Islamic and other religious services in schools, whie Christian ones are banned.
In Iraq, it could perhaps be the local folk who think they are having unwanted Western-style democracy forced on them.
---alan8869_of_UK on 8/28/06|
There's only 2 races in the world: the ins and the outs; those in Christ, and those outside of Christ.
---Eloy on 8/27/06|
What "other races" are you referring to Mima & Alan?
---Leon on 8/27/06|
Great thing, the internet! Nobody sees the color of your skin or hears your "accent", if you have one. Wear whatever you want. It's all about IDEAS, here...and hopefully, faith!
---Donna2277 on 8/27/06|
I married a man of another race and thought I had no prejudices...I was wrong, the Lord showed me I had many, and I believe we all do. Prejudice is to pre judge, something we cannot help but learn from various circumstances. Question is, when God shows us our thoughts/heart, what do we do about it? I desire to have the love of Christ perfected in me, thereby taking care of such problems forever.
---Christina on 8/27/06|
Alan, I agree with totally. We are the target of racism a lot of times. I love all people and we were military so we are all the same and my children were raised to think that way. I don't like it when certain things are crammed down our throats.
---shira on 8/27/06|
The problem in this country ,and others is being politically correct.I believe there are laws in some countries allowing same sex marriages,abortion ,as in the us,and others that I don,t wish to name.I,am prejudice against these issues not people.God loves all people ,and will forgive anyone with a repent heart.
---tom2 on 8/27/06|
Question? Alan and Mac. Who are the "us" you are referring to?
---Josef on 8/27/06|
There are some races, like spiders, that some of the larger breeds are ominous. But I've grown up in California and ethnic diversity, within the human race, is not an issue. We are all humans. God loves all of us.
---Ryan on 8/27/06|
I do not see myself as 'naturally' prejudiced against anyone but I do feel that various governments have made so many concessions to certain groups (not necessarily because of the color of their skin) and have virtually told us what we must believe, think, say and do so that when we say or do so many things now we are accused of being racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic etc. when the discrimination is actually targetted at us.
---Mac on 8/27/06|
There is only one race-Human.
I am however prejudiced against certain cultural movements and religious concepts, those I have no shame for.
---Pharisee on 8/27/06|