The terms Muslims and Islam are connected with extremism, jihad, militant. In addition, television news and documentaries have strong influence the on view of people about Islam. A research done in United State and western Europe have interviewed 2420 people, almost half of them agreed that television documentaries had a very strong influence on their view of Muslim (Guardian, 2005). The recurring language used in news to describe Islam and Muslims can come to be representative of all Muslims and Islam as a religion.
Every society has its own unique cultures in which people will have different ideas of moral codes. The diversity of these cultures cannot be said to be correct or incorrect. Every society has independent standards of ethic within their society and these standards are culture-bound. Cultural Relativism has a perception in which rightness or wrongness of an action depends entirely within the bounds of the culture. This theory opposes the belief in the objectivity of moral truth. Moreover, there is no universal truth in ethics, only various cultural codes instead. On the other point of view, it has been suggested that the world should derive an objective truth in every action. This essay will argue against the existence of objective truth in
Muslim come in all different ethnicities and different backgrounds but what we all share in common is the holy book (Quran) and follow its rule. Most of the people that give their opinion about Islam and blaming Muslim for terrorism didn’t read the Quran. Because if they did, they would know what a real Muslim is capable of. As a Muslim, Islam doesn’t teach support terrorism. It is mention in the Quran that killing one soul is like killing all mankind and saving one soul is like saving all mankind.
Cultural relativism has a variety of definitions, but the main idea is that a universal code of ethics does not exist--it varies culture to culture. Rachel’s examines cultural relativism in “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism” and argues that there are commonalities of ethics throughout every culture. Rachels sections off his argument to better explain what they believe. In this piece, they argue that cultural relativism is not a proper theory. They argue that it has many major flaws, but they acknowledge that parts of theory have some truth to it. Throughout this essay, cultural relativism will be questioned, but also supported in some ways.
In a society motivated by cultural conformity, social media plays a large role in the expansion of ideas. Cultural comfort stems from the notion that internet consumers have a choice of what they view online. This form of internet tailoring is known as “Tribalism.” This term refers to the ties that humans have to various groups, whether that be religious, or political. This form of sectarianism only hinders our ability to form accurate opinions on issues, therein diluting our potential to make rational decisions. Tampering with the access to credible sources of information goes against the core values that companies such as Facebook and Twitter obsessively deny. Whether by choice, or software, conforming to a set of ideas through internet tailoring
In this prompt the argument that Morality exists is irrelevant, contrary to our thoughts and beliefs. Everyone follows a set of moral rules. Ethical relativists disagree with this belief because, they believe that morals are distinctive from each individual culture. These relativists as described are mixing up moral and cultural distinctions, or are simply not willing to completely understanding the cultures they are standing up for. There are two different types of relativism Ethical, and Cultural, that rely upon the argument of cultural differences, which have flaws that make the argument unsound.
Cultural relativism is the understanding of other cultures in their own terms. To achieve the understanding of the rituals used in the cultures of another, one must be able to look at them from an emic (insider) perspective. One must also be able to look at his own culture from an etic (outsider) perspective. The ability to look at one’s culture from the etic point of view will make it easier to explain the rituals to someone from a different culture, for example, rites of passage. Rites of passage are used to mark a life stage and are celebrated by tradition or religion, meant to separate a specific group. These differ in every culture and some may even appear brutal or abusive to many outsiders, an example would be a Maasai warrior must kill a lion single handedly, tattoos and mutilation after a certain milestone in age. The ones that are more familiar to all would include the courtship, wedding or funeral. According to our text, “ceremonies such as christening, puberty rituals, marriage and funerals, which we hold whenever a member of society undergoes an important change status, within the lifecycle of the group, are considered rites of passage.” (Crapo, 2013 para. 2) Rites of passage are an important part of tradition that often symbolizes a transition from childhood to teenager to adulthood and they even give off a sense of manhood to their family as well as their community. This paper will dig into the rites of passage we call marriage in the American culture, from
If we take a look at the different cultures in the world, we will see that the idea of what is ethically acceptable is vastly different. When the United Nations signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they had attempted to provide the world with a guideline of how we should ethically treat people. In many cases this declaration did not succeed and different cultures have their own ethical guidelines which go against this declaration. These culture specific ethics are defined as cultural relativism (Brusseau, 2012). Cultural relativism is the belief that ethics are not the result of universal reason; they are solely based on the individual cultures history (Brusseau, 2012).
Mass media has played and will continue to play a crucial role in the way white Americans perceive African-Americans. As a result of the overwhelming media focus on crime, drug use, gang violence and other forms of anti-social behavior among African-Americans, the media has fostered a distorted and pernicious public perception of African-Americans (Balkaran). In this paper I will look at some concerns about how African-American and people of color are portrayed and stereotyped in the media according to Balkaran and Orelus. Also, this paper will draw attention to the impact social media has reshaped religion and how we worship.
Media shapes our image today because most people gain all of their knowledge by watching television shows or certain news channels. Social media is changing the game for governments under pressure. In fact, social media cannot prevent police brutality on its own. It is needed to regulate the legitimate use of force in democratic
”(p.19) This shows that in the study of ethics, the study of moral relativism to be more specific, the idea of universal truth does not exist. That is to say what is perceived as “good” or “right” can vary form culture to culture, so there is no way to have one universal truth. Two major examples of cultural differences that are often cited in Support
Do you agree or disagree with conventional ethical relativism that there are no objective moral principles, but that all valid moral principles are justified by virtue of their cultural acceptance? Explain your answer and why you agree or disagree. I agree with conventional ethical relativism that there are no objective moral principles other than justified by the virtue of cultural acceptance. In regard to the dependency thesis as it relates to conventional ethical relativism, right or wrong acts of individuals depend on the nature of the society that molds them. Until recently cultures have developed independently with their own history, beliefs, and subcultures intrinsic of their specific moral principles.
People who use the phrase ‘radical islamic’ are just fooling themselves because the terrorists are following the actual doctrines of Islam, not perverting it as the left and leftist media claim. Islam is in favor of killing homosexuals, treating women like second class citizens and killing all of those who do not believe in Allah. In some refugee camps, women do not go out at night for fear of being raped and are treated as inferiors (Hodges). Women in Islam are required to wear their religious strait jacket, which they call a Hijab or Burka. Women are not allowed to go into public without their father or husband, or else be raped, killed, or attacked.
When tragedies occur people go to social media sites specifically Facebook and Twitter in order to get up to the minute information about the event. The objective of this research project is to figure out why more people go to social media sites instead of television for up to the minute news about events. The places where people get their news about tragedies when they occur is usually go to social media networks because social media sites give you more up to the minute information about what has happened. Stats show when it comes to social media news people choose Facebook approximately 50.66% of the time and Twitter about 9% of the time. Based on several news sources such as the (washingtonpost) and (NYtimes) studies have shown that Facebook
(Luco, Week 3 Notes, p.9) Cultural Relativism is simply a combination of the following three theses: 1. The only criterion of moral truth or falsehood is the moral code of a cultural group. 2. A moral claim is true, relative to a culture’s moral code, if and only if the claim is generally accepted within that cultural