Friday, November 20, 2009

Professor's Comment...

***Before I start this post I just want to say that you always have to be careful about the things you do and say in public because that is what others would use to form their opinion of you.***

So my professor was explaining something to the class and made a btw comment about a particular religion. All of a sudden the heads of certain individuals started to shake, their eyes were rolling around, they were sucking their teeth etc. And this question automatically popped into my head, why is it that (a) certain religion(s) get a bad rap set apart from others? If you claim to be a member of one religion people accept it as normal and move right past it but if you state that you are part of another one, they give you that look like "why?", or "what's wrong with you?" or "REALLY?!?".

In the past when I have brought this question to individuals they gave me reasons that were so unsound. Some of them did not know why they were in a way prejudice to other religions and others said the stupidest things, like "It sounds weird" (what sounds weird? Till this day I have no clue), "they bother me", "my parents told me they were crazy", I mean how old are you?!? There were only a select few who knew "absolutely" why they gave certain religions a bad rap(sorry for the sarcasm). After speaking with them and clearing up ALL of their misconceptions, they too had nothing to say and realized that they were being unfair and jugdemental. People get all up in arms when others are racist but to them it is ok to discriminate against religions. If you really look you can practically find double standards everywhere. It's a shame.

Well now that I got that off my chest...How was your day out there in blog world?


Until next time, (comment if you please)



MM

6 comments:

meryb said...

I respect your opinion and i think that now a days we need to be more open minded. I enyoy traveling and learning about other cultures... and i love sharing religious ideas because one thing is to pretend to know it all but it feels so good when you can find piece and serenity when sharing other religious activities.

eL said...

i'm not sure but i think i might know which situation you are talking about? well if it is the same situation, some thoughts did cross my mind which i wont go into. anyways, i totally agree with your opinion of religions and bad reps.

J. Izzy said...

Perhaps it was in response to the manner in which the professor meant to use the religion as an afterthought of a statement, in jest. We should always consider the context in which statements are made and subsequently responded to, lest we misread a nudge-nudge joke and take it as something a lot more inflammatory.

Nick said...

There will always be/been discrimination & prejudice in the worlds as long as humans existed...So, at point of our lives (if when I hear something towards my religion/ethnicity) "Go and Brush off your shoulders..."
Dunno if you like comedy...Here is what Katt Williams says on "haters"

"So what she/he keeps talking about you and hating on you. What do you think a hater's job is...to hate. If you have someone hating on you right now you better think of how to get five more people hating by Christmas. You need haters to make you stronger..without haters most people wouldn't try to become better. Just tell them b*tch you just hate me because you can't be me." :)))

Gabrielle Styleyouwelle said...

I agree with you, I believe that religion is something very personal and others have no right to judge it. But my day in the blogging world was interesting. I'm tryin to figure out how you get the fancy backgrounds I saw some really cool blogs today!!

Mrs.Young_fashion said...

Thanks guys for the responses. I always found it to be an interesting topic.

@ Nick, lol, i remember that show. Haters are a necessity I believe. If you got 5 now, you better get 5 more by the summer.

@ gabby, go to thecutestblogontheblock.com, they have free nice backgrounds. you might find something you like.