Religious and Thnic Groups Paper
Kyle S. Leister
February 22, 2013
Religious and Ethnic Groups Paper
I picked Buddhism as my religious group. I am a Christian so this is interesting to me because if would have stayed in Thailand, Buddhism would be the religion that I would have learned and believed in.
Buddhism is a very unique religion and it differs from all other religion out there. They do not believe in a God. Tak stated, “We don't believe in a god because we believe in man. We believe that each human being is precious and important, that all have the potential to develop into a
Buddha - a perfected human being. We believe that human beings can outgrow ignorance and irrationality and see things …show more content…
Another example On Sept. 13, 2011 the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the city of Walnut in Southern California because the city did not allow Chung Tai Buddhist Group, originally from Taiwan, to build a worship and meditation center. The Department of Justice accused the city government of violating federal law, which states that religious groups have the same rights to use land as other building applicants, and of discriminating against the Buddhist group.
The sources of prejudice and discrimination with any religious group is that people do not know and understand the group and which fear and hate starts to set in. It is the people’s ignorance that causes the negative feelings and actions in which then