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What biases your impression of another's religious

Started by wpaolini, 08/26/2011 11:09AM
Posted 08/26/2011 11:09AM Opening Post
Would any profession or other similar activity that a person does in their life, automatically bias your impression of their religious sincerity or religius practice? So as example, if a person was a physist or plumber or politician or policeman (I'm picking on the "p" professions), would that for any reason bias you into thinking that because they are in that profession, that they then are probably better or worse Christians?

Just wondering how much cross-over bias (predjudice) you may think is common in this particular direction, as it is evident to me that many hold cross-over biases in the other direction. In examining my thinking on the matter, I don't perceive that I have any, and usually make assessments on a person's activities relative to specific endeavors they may do. Only exception type I can think of are when we start talking criminal or unethical behaviors as these probably cross over into all activities, or are at least more prone to I would think.

So can anyone think of a particular profession, idiology, or non-criminal activity that if a person does that or believes that, then it certainly must taint their Christianity (or whatever other religion they believe in).
Posted 08/26/2011 11:46AM | Edited 08/26/2011 11:47AM #1
William Paolini said:

Would any profession or other similar activity that a person does in their life, automatically bias your impression of their religious sincerity or religius practice? So as example, if a person was a physist or plumber or politician or policeman (I'm picking on the "p" professions), would that for any reason bias you into thinking that because they are in that profession, that they then are probably better or worse Christians?

Just wondering how much cross-over bias (predjudice) you may think is common in this particular direction, as it is evident to me that many hold cross-over biases in the other direction. In examining my thinking on the matter, I don't perceive that I have any, and usually make assessments on a person's activities relative to specific endeavors they may do. Only exception type I can think of are when we start talking criminal or unethical behaviors as these probably cross over into all activities, or are at least more prone to I would think.

So can anyone think of a particular profession, idiology, or non-criminal activity that if a person does that or believes that, then it certainly must taint their Christianity (or whatever other religion they believe in).

Here are a few:

Abortion doctor
Planned Parenthood employee/counselor
Gentlemen's Club owner/employees
Casino owner
Bar Owner
Lawyer (Just kidding, that was for Jim Brown)

Doug Matulis
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Posted 08/26/2011 11:49AM #2
Posted 08/26/2011 05:02PM | Edited 08/26/2011 05:04PM #3
I've gotta say these professions diminish my esteem --
* Suicide Bomber
* Sniper

While...
* Serving Free Rice and Vegetables to starving students is a big plus.


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