The individual presupposes exemption from community The more individualistic

The individual presupposes exemption from community

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is the antithesis of the Christian concept of communion. The individual presupposes exemption from community. The more individualistic one becomes the more he becomes isolated in his self- directed existence” (Hyde, 2011). This article explains how some of the things Christians practice, like communion, are the direct opposites of an individualistic culture. Communion is when a Christian congregation comes together, as a unit, to participate in the recognition of one of the two ordinances of the church. This ordinance symbolizes the body of Christ and the sheading of the blood Christ. There are other things that also make the Christian culture more collectivistic, like teaching the word of Christ. Teaching always requires a person to think of those around them before they think of themselves. Long-term vs Short-term When looking at short-term versus long-term value orientations, Christianity would be placed in the category of long-term. Individuals a part of a long-term orientation “show an ability to adapt traditions to changed conditions, a strong propensity to save and invest, thriftiness, and perseverance in achieving results” (Prosick, 2013). Christians display their beliefs in many ways, and this sometimes depends on where they are from or who they are around. They also believe that perseverance is key when trying to develop a strong walk with Christ. Lastly, it is apart of almost all Christians propensity to invest and give to the church or even those in need. Christianity is something that people want to be a part of for the rest of their lives, which makes it more likely that the appropriate value orientation will be long-term. 4
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RESEARCH PAPER PART 1 Stereotypes and Communication There are many reasons why and how stereotypes can affect the way people communicate. Stereotypes can be extremely offensive to some, mainly because they are not true. The media plays a big part in why people use stereotypes to form a prejudice about certain individuals. “One theory, called cultivation theory, developed by George Gerbner and his colleagues proposes that long-term exposure to media, especially television, “cultivates” in viewers a perception of social reality that is reflective of the content they view on television” (Neuliep, 2017). People use
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