Consequences of belief #2

Consequences of belief #2 - 1 Caffrey Francis M/W/F...

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1 Caffrey Francis September 21, 2010 M/W/F 11-11:50 Professor Felis Consequences of Beliefs In religion, faith is the strong belief in a higher power. Having a religious faith is a society’s foundation in saying what is right and wrong. Although faith shapes a person’s morals and beliefs, what happens when a person with very strong convictions is too close-minded and not accepting of others’ beliefs? In exploring the consequences of faith, what happens when their beliefs cause harm to others? What happens when they believe in their faiths to the point that they stop exploring the truth? Strong convictions shape the way people think and interpret situations, but when people do not have any strong convictions that stem from their religious beliefs they go along with what others say easily. When politicians run for office, they focus on the swing voters because these voters are a candidate’s deciding factor in winning an election. These voters are easily persuaded because they do not have strong convictions that stem from their religious faith. Candidates know swing voters can be easily persuaded, so candidates spend a lot of money persuading them with their beliefs that stem from their religion in hopes of being elected. If swing voters had strong convictions, candidates would focus on showing people how they are the right person for the job, instead of putting their focus on a group of easily persuaded people.
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2 Although strong convictions in beliefs give people a direction to what they do and how they act in situations, convictions that are too strong create conflict. When a person has very strong convictions, they are not accepting of other’s beliefs; therefore, they are very judgmental towards those people to the point they become segregated. This leads the country to conflict of culture; which would reflect on our country’s political stance. An example, of this was during the Civil war when the United States was divided in half by the North against slavery and the South for it. Although they both believed in the Christian faith both sides interpreted it differently. The North was against slavery because they believed it was immoral, inhuman and against the Christian faith. One
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