An interesting question....?

I am a Christian, I don't try to hide it.

My co-worker is wiccan, and she does not try to hide it either.

Yet today she asked me why people did not live in communities based on their religious faiths... i.e. the Christians with Christians, the Bhuddists with Bhuddists, Wiccans with Wiccans... etc?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Whatevever our beliefs may be, they are only another way of looking at God. We are all part of one universal plan . It also means that we are all part of each other. Why live apart from someone who is part of us?

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  • 1 decade ago

    People do live in faith-based communities in many parts of the world. Some examples of this include religious communes, the Vatican, Mecca, Monestaries (Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, etc.) Amish communities, Branch Davidians (cults with compounds), and to some extent Mormons. The other side of this is that throughout history Religions have continually tried to force people of particular faiths to live in communities based on their faiths by killing or otherwise removing people of other faiths from their land: inquisition, crusades, holocaust, etc. For some time this has been the exception, unfortunately recent events seem to say otherwise.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It feels like it would make life much easier.

    a) Most faith's have an inner desire to convert others.

    b) Most people are still sinners as well as saints. It's nicer to take things out on those not of our kind.

    c) The economic model of radical equality would be rejected by those w/ more.

    d) Our economy is too complex - we need what others do. Christians were prohibited from usury. Jews were then tolerated because their fiscal laws did not allow them to take interest from other jews, but they could extract plenty from "aliens."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Humanity is a diversified social order and here in the United States it is called religious freedom. Some sects of belief to isolate and live together, but most do not.

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  • 1 decade ago

    How would that work for Christians? We are commanded to go out in the world and preach the good news to all nations. How can we do that if we are in one centralized location? I think though that a lot of the time Christians do that. We make a clique of Christians who believe like we do and we never go out amongst people who don't know the Lord and spread His good news. hmm.... Just my thoughts.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Great Commission calls for us to evangelize the world. How would we be able to do that if we lived in separate communities. (Although it would be nice if everyone around me were a Christian.)

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't know about other religions, but I do know that Jesus advised us to be the like the salt of the world: not lumped together as one big lump but spread evenly around the world, so everone could see about God's love for the world.

    the bible also speaks about Cristians as being the yeast: it shouldn't be one lump, but spread in the bread to make the bread rise.

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  • 1 decade ago

    why not others based on colors or political parties or red hair etc. we are a nation of people who are different and diversified so we can gain wisdom and knowledge from each other by interacting in various places and in various roles.

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  • mike g
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    1 decade ago

    We as Christian are called to be in the world and amoung the people. Christ spent most of his time with sinners not Saints.

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  • 1 decade ago

    we live in mixed groups so that we can learn from each other - we learn to appreciate the things that unify us though we label ourselves as different from one another

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