Crime and Punishment
REPENTANCE - If you do something wrong you apologise and try to make amends.
ABSOLUTION - To turn away from sin and be made free or pardoned of sin.
CONTRIBUTION - being truly sorry.
PENANCE - Christian goes to church - talks to priest about a crime they have committed - priest gives them job that fits the crime
RECONCILIATION - being brought back to God and your sins have been forgiven + forgotten
REPARATION - when a Christian pays in some way for doing something wrong
PREJUDICE - pre-judging people - looking at people and thinking you knows everything about them.
DISCRIMINATION - treating people unfairly to other people because of the group they are in - doing something to show prejudice
STEREOTYPING - categorizing what a whole group of people are like even though it is obvious that there are going to be exceptions - pigeonholing
SCAPECOATING - dates from OT times- annually the priest would recite the sins of people over a goat - goat set free - goat carries away the people's sin + leaving them blameless - passing blame to an already despised group
RACISM - believing that different races are capable of different things - one race is superior to another
SEXISM - treating people of a different gender unfairly - one sex thought of as better
AGEISM - discriminating people because of their age
Christianity Teaches About Prejudice
Acts 10 - God has no favourites
Samuel - God does not judge as man judges. Man looks on the outward appearance. God looks on the heart.
Jesus' life - he mixed with outcasts - prejudice non-existent
Romans - Jesus healed servant of a Roman officer
Lepers - Jesus touched lepers to heal them
Women - Jesus mixed freely with them - good friends with women - Mary's
Tax Collectors - Matthew - tax collector - disciple
Samaritans - story of Good Samaritan - ideal neighbour