The Negative Effects Of Ethnocentrism

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Though religion has led to an abundance of answers to ancient questions left answered, we are left to question the cost. Are rudimentary mappings of our universe and origins worth the means? Teaching tinsel morals, promoting close-mindedness, as well as supporting ethnocentrism. These negative effects are not visible in all cases of religious dogma, however, there is evidence that suggests that those who follow these ideals in a malicious manner can catalyze negative relations for the rest of us.
September 11, 2001, is a day that has installed a sense of fear and nationalistic aggression towards other nations in nearly all Americans. Radical groups such as ISIS or Al Quada are prime examples of religious radicalism at its pinnacle of destruction.
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Christian leaders believed it was justifiable to send thousands of children to their death for their god. 89% of Sharian Muslims in Egypt favor the death penalty for those who refuse to convert. No doubt that religious belief itself is to blame, but those who are willing to kill other living beings in name of their religion causes mayhem for the rest of us. These are not only unjustifiable and heinous acts, but they are a disgrace to their own pure religion as well as humanity.
Not only global conflicts, but national conflicts also add to tensions. Per a 2012 study, 76 percent of the world facts restrictions of some type due to religion. From not eating a certain type of food to stoning women for not dressing properly. These restrictions cause civil disputes that are not needed and hold back civilizations from flourishing the way they should. We should embrace change, rather than fight each other over who is
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Whether you follow the ideology or not, they may still affect daily life. Currently, the Vatican reigns monetarily , and people still donate enormous amounts of money to the institution. Churches also aren’t required to pay taxes, making these donations. This immense power is used in negative ways, such as permeating through politics. This is seen through popular religions such as the Vatican, or Islamic culture, as well as in aberration of these sects. Examples would include the numerous well known cults that have claimed themselves to be part of these religion or used it as a tool. Specifically, Charles Manson took his “family” into remote locations and after they consumed hallucinogenic drug he repeated to them that he was Jesus Christ. They believed him, and the path of violent destruction. On a large scale, radical groups such as ISIS or even the crusades. Religions have found use in violence and power, and have utilized them throughout a majority of the history since their

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