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Ethnocentrism
by Charles A Green
Monday, February 13, 2012
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Ethnocentrism involves

judging the world based on what we think.

Just because

something looks one way from a distance

doesn’t mean everybody sees it similarly.

 

You might think I’m ‘stuck up’,

but have you spoken to me in person?

You might think I have no ‘pep in my step’

just because I’m not boisterous or steadily cursin’.

 

But who cares what you think

if you haven’t taken the time to get to know me!

Such ignorance is not my problem.

It just illustrates the small-mindedness of some.

 

All Muslims are not terrorists.

All Catholic priests are not pedophiles.

Jehovah’s Witnesses do believe in Jesus.

They just don’t put emphasis on when he was a child.

 

Have you conversed with any of these people?

Have you really examined what they believe?

Or do you sit back and criticize 

and simply cast them off as ones who are deceived?

 

You would want someone to get to know you!

You would want people to get their facts straight.

Otherwise, they should keep your name

out of their mouths.

Is this not the very truth of the matter?

 

We have two ears but one mouth for a reason

Character is when we make it a point

to know what we’re talking about

before we speak on matter

as if we have so much authority.

 

The same thing applies when on the internet,

because once we press that “send” button

our thoughts are out there

and we can’t get them back

no matter how apologetic we are

or how many times we try to justify it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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