Lesson 17 ~ Religious Philosophy ~ Globalization ~ Essay
By: Rev. Trent Murman, OSM, OSF
Can you think of a Christian denomination that exemplifies the general Christian attitude about globalization? A denomination that is so convinced that they have the Truth the whole world needs that they will go to nearly any length to share it? I believe the Catholic church tends to fall into this category….after all they have millions of active followers and probably the same number of inactive followers. I personally don't believe any religious sect is "wrong", but I do believe everyone is and should be allowed to participate and follow the group of their choices. Can you think of a Christian denomination that goes against the general Christian attitude about globalization? A denomination that is convinced that the Truth they believe they have is not necessarily the "way to go" for everyone? I cannot pin point any one specific group that does this. I feel if the opportunity that any one sect would cherish the thought of their religion going global and be the presiding religion, would definitely take that as a sign of approval from their god. Where would you classify Hasidic Judaism (the strict sect of Judaism that arose in Ukraine, and which is best known for their beards, long curled payoth, fedora hats, and black clothing. Yes I believe this sect of Judaism does fall into that group and I feel they are very committed to their religious beliefs, ways of living and dress.
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