What is the importance of being knowledgeable about other peoples' beliefs and attitudes towards religion?
What is the the role of tradition in religion in general?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 9:29 pm ad1c9bdddf
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1. What is the importance of being knowledgeable about other peoples' beliefs and attitudes towards religion?
It is important to be knowledgeable about other peoples' beliefs and attitudes towards religion because these are the beliefs and values that are important to that person. They often direct behavior. Thus, in order to understand the person holistically and demonstrate understanding and respect (e.g., empathy and sensitivity) to the person, it is indeed imperative to understand the world-view from which she or he comes, which is often rooted in religion beliefs and traditions (e.g., in Judaism, the religious traditions and holidays are an integral part of the person's identity so you would need to know this in order not to offend the person by saying something about the traditions that might be based on a lack of knowledge).
Likewise, it is important to understand a Christian religious worldview based on religious beliefs and attitudes e.g., Evangelical Christians usually oppose abortions and ...
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