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Defining Categories and the Tread of Commitment
Religion and Theology
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Me: Defining Categories and the Thread of Commitment I’ve heard it said that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and I think that applies to me. The parts of me, or rather what has contributed to who I currently am, include my male gender, youth, university education, Christian values, Baptist upbringing, Caucasian race, upper class social status, Republican political persuasion, and my participation in the family business.
I suppose that seeing a list of these pieces of my life is enough to assume certain things that are between the lines of the listed items. For example, being male, white, upper class and having access to our highly successful family business means that I lead a life of privilege, to some extent. Being Christian, specifically Baptist, means that I have a well-shaped sense of morality and a well-developed conscience. Being Republican and having a successful family business means that I am pro-business and believe in the importance of hard work, planning and self-sufficiency. Being young and university educated means that I have dreams and a set of skills to attain them. Being male, in these times, is often confusing. As a Christian male, I am called to leadership in family, church and community. As an ambassador of Christ, I must always set a high example to others. I have a strong responsibility to protect family, church and community, with dedication and integrity, as a soldier of Christ. My first loyalty, my first priority, is to God and not to worldly success or social status (Community Christian Alliance Church, nd). ...
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