Kalenderblatt vom 18. November 2010

What distresses the new religious minorities – and Wuthnow too – is their fellow citizens’ exasperating ignorance. Hindus discover that they are considered idol worshipers. A Buddhist woman bristles at common stereotypes: »Ooo, weird. You … believe that you can be reincarnated as a dog if you treat your mother poorly.« For Muslims, the chief complaint is being tagged as terrorist sympathizers. Adherents of these non-Western creeds »wish to be understood«, Wuthnow writes, not »merely tolerated«.

Gary Rosen über Robert Wuthnow,
America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity



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