I think this is important to remember when you study religions because you may never understand why a group of people believe something and if you judge them for their beliefs, then you will never really learn anything about that religion. Also, people can interpret religious beliefs in different ways, and you need to take those different interpretations into account when studying religion.
Monday, September 7, 2009
David Sedaris- Jesus Shaves
I think the point that David Sedaris is trying to make in "Jesus Shaves" is that it is hard to convey why people believe in the things they do, because it is hard to explain faith to someone. It is hard to explain why you believe something without proof especially when they believe in something else like the Moroccan student who does not understand why people celebrate Easter. I think another point that he is trying to make is that what people believe can be interpreted in many different ways.