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    Race or Religion: Which Is Stronger?

    Which is the stronger 'people binder': racial identity or religious identity?

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    Race or religion

    I would say race, but that is perhaps because I have never had any strong religious convictions. In my view, people who are so enslaved by their religion that they can't or won't marry a person they truly love because he or she is of a different faith are pitiful.

    I feel strongly bonded to my Norwegian lodge brothers and sisters despite the fact that most of them are Lutherans and I am an agnostic. I have very good friends who are Roman Catholic and Jewish (One of them is both !), also one Hindu and several Protestants. Generally, we don't discuss religion, and I consider it irrelevant to the relationship.

    I have usually felt more comfortable among northern Europeans than among Middle Easterners, even before the present hostilities. Almost the only Norwegians I don't get along well with are the ones who try to convert me or keep asking if I am "saved" or "washed in the blood of the Lamb". Even these, I tolerate because, except for religion, we have so much in common.

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    Race or religion

    It is impossible, surely you realize, for BOTH to be stronger.

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    I feel here in Ireland people find race stronger as people stick to their own race rather than their religion.Older people will be very stand offish towards people of other races as its more of a visual thing.Alot of these Africans that have come here seem to be Catholic and that dose not help unite them with the people of Ireland so i think in this modern time race is the thing that keeps people apart.This is only in my experience that the Africans i have had any dealings with were Catholics i could be wrong that most of them are Catholics.(i have to deal alot with them where i work not in my personal life or anything). With younger people here they do not seem to care about religion at all.The only young people you see at church are people who have been dragged by parents or grandparents.I think its too soon to judge if race really affects the majority of people here as i do not think that the real mixture of races has even started here which sticks alot of fear in me for the future.
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    I chose both. Ideally religion should be racial, like folkish heathenry. Otherwise yes, I would agree that race is stronger. Look at the churches in the US. Even the Christians here segregate themselves according to race, with their black baptist and white baptist churches. Catholicism is probably a bit more racially integrated but not by much.

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    Race. I know some Christians and they are allright. I know some blacks, they are not allright. Get the idea?

    I have problems speaking with people with another colour, but you can't see what religion a man believe in.

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    I chose religion, however I feel that both combined make a group stronger(sorry...didn't see that on the poll until after I voted )...for me I feel that those with similar racial and religious backgrounds are @ an advantage(look @ the Chinese who are almost all Buddists)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egil Skallagrimsson
    I have usually felt more comfortable among northern Europeans than among Middle Easterners, even before the present hostilities. Almost the only Norwegians I don't get along well with are the ones who try to convert me or keep asking if I am "saved" or "washed in the blood of the Lamb". Even these, I tolerate because, except for religion, we have so much in common.
    I don't have any qualms about people asking me to be "washed in the blood of the Lamb", as you say, as long as I am in the company of people who are stable-minded and who share the same ancestral heritage as me. I have a lot to gain from them and I don't want to feel alienated from them because I disagree over their religious choices. I, in fact, would feel flattered if one of my own are concerned over me in that fashion; they are not meaning harm, and they are not trying to make me join something like a mosque. So the type of social events, like the type of things I have been doing lately, reflects that.

    What is more valuable is being in the company of those closest in heritage with you. You share similar values, similar virtues, and a similar spirit. Thus, I feel race, and heritage, is more important. The other details can be filled in later.

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    I choose both.

    I think your religious/racial identity are one in the same.
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    I think ethnicity is the overall strongest 'people binder', but race, religion, class, etc can rise to prominence because of ideology.

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