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Does religion encourage prejudice?

Discussion in 'Resources' started by Curious Muslim, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Curious Muslim

    Curious Muslim New Member

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    Hi everyone! Would you mind helping me filling up this survey? as it might help me in my research! Thank you!

    www.isurvey.soton.ac.uk/27062

    Hi!

    I am a final year Psychology undergraduate at the University of Southampton. This study will be used as my final year empirical research project. The primary objective of the study is to investigate at how different ways people internalize their religion have an impact on prejudice, ie. How different ways non-Muslim internalize their religion can either encourage or discourage Islamophobia. The study also looks into religious fundamentalism (exclusivism of religion) and intergroup contacts concerning prejudice.

    You are requested to fill up an online survey that is 15 minutes long or less. You will be asked a series of questions on your religious involvement and your view on Islam and Muslims. If you are an undergraduate at the University of Southampton taking a Psychology module, you will receive two research credits for your participation.

    *Are there any benefits in my taking part?*

    If you decide to take part in this study, you will contribute to our understanding of the relationship between religiosity and prejudice (Islamophobia) and ways to tackle this issues.

    *Why have I been asked to participate?*

    Any Non-Muslim who are aged 18 and above can take part in this study should you wish

    Thank you for your participation!
     
  2. suncowiam

    suncowiam Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes.
     
  3. KenS

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    Your welcome
     
  4. shunyadragon

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    There are different types of prejudice. It depends on the religion and the relationship with those who believe differently, and the historical context of identity with ethnicity and race.

    Religions that have a belief in superiority and exclusiveness over other beliefs have a stronger orientation that would encourage prejudice.

    Scriptural references that may be interpreted as hostile to others, like in the NT and the Koran that view Jews and non-believers in a negative light would encourage prejudice and worse against Jews and other nonbelievers.
     
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  5. Duke_Leto

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    As a suggestion, you may want to consider having questions regarding personal religious belief hidden for people who indicated that they didn't observe a religion.
     
  6. David T

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    "Religions that have a belief in superiority and exclusiveness over other beliefs have a stronger orientation that would encourage prejudice."

    If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of either rape or religion, I would not hesitate to get rid of religion.
    Sam Harris

    So by your definition and Sam Harris' statement isn't atheism as dangerous as religion? Btw the quote is bizarre, just replace the name on the quote with Bill Cosby, or Harvey Weinstein.

    Harris is a sociopath. Only such people are capable of believing, let alone saying such disconnected from reality nonsense.

    Btw I would not say that Sam Harris is absolutely not atheism itself , but a creature dressed as atheism hiding like a pedophile priest. Dangerous in different ways.
     
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  7. Samantha Rinne

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    Uhhhhh, I'm not taking part in your survey.

    It's designed by a Muslim for non-Muslims. What does this say already? It says it has built-in prejudices about how non Muslims need to take this test which almost certainly is either seen as a platform to convert or a means to mock "unbelievers." It asserts a premise even if you don't take it as in "will you take my test, or you prejudiced against me because you have beliefs?" It's a psych study on Islam designed to guage "Islamophobia" a word btw made up by Muslims to bash anyone who isn't.

    Uhhh, one I've already proved that I'm "Islamophobic" so I don't need to take the test, and two your own prejudices are showing when you created a test specifically for non-Muslims, as in "all you heathens should take this test that I claim is for a course." Sure it is.
     
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  8. shunyadragon

    shunyadragon Veteran Member
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    The claim by some that they do not observe a religion is a multi faceted minefield of belief. The word 'religion' itself is interpreted in many ways. Some with deep religious beliefs, such as various Christian, Islamic and Jewish beliefs claim they do not believe nor observe a religion. Not claiming to believe and observe a religion can range from atheist, agnostic, and various indifferent attitudes toward what one calls 'religion.' Because of the ambiguity of what one calls religion, the word often becomes a 'stone' to throw at other people who believe differently and not meaningful..

    I believe there is a nature anthropological root for prejudice and degrees of tolerance in human evolution rooted in the sense of community, on how humans define those who are different, This view evolves, and I believe it will eventually evolve out of necessity to a greater human world community where differences become less meaningful in human relationships. Prejudice will likely never fully end, simply because of the nature of fallible humans.

    It also cannot be ignored that prejudice and intolerance of differences including race, culture, ethnicity, and religion are often ingrained in the history of religions and culture, and not necessarily what one claims to believe. I do believe that ancient religions like Jewish, Christian and Islamic beliefs when believe in isolation are rooted in ancient tribalism, and encourage prejudice in the contemporary world
     
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  9. shunyadragon

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    I find the survey unavailable.
     
  10. Samantha Rinne

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    It disappeared after I refused to take it. Because I am totally sure reality works this way.
     
  11. outlawState

    outlawState Deism is dead

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    Islamophobia isn't an issue and doesn't require a solution. Being a muslim is an issue, especially where Mahomet's principal claim to fame is that the law of God itself may be modified by persons with sufficient political power to do so, as Mahomet himself did, where Islamic law is not found in the Old Testament, and which is classifiable by Christianity as the law of antichrist.
     
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