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Spiritual Icons Essay

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SPIRITUAL ICONSMahatma Gandhi & Jesus ChristGandhi was moved to dedicate his life to fighting for India's independence because of his first hand experience of oppression in South Africa. When Gandhi was young he was a successful lawyer. He was traveled first class on a train and was kicked off because of his refusal to sit be classified as simply a "colored" man who had to sit in the back. Indians were being treated as inferior, second-class citizens. This enraged Gandhi because areas like South Africa and India were populated with colored people but consequently these countries were being run by the white British minorities in the government. This inspired Gandhi to fight for ...view middle of the document...

Gandhi seen as a revolutionary and the British did not like the ideas he was putting into Indian's heads. At an enclosed park in the city of Amristar, hundreds of Indian nationalists were massacred due to the British brutality used trying to put down this passive revolt. After many bouts with the British government leading to Gandhi's imprisonment, he never ceased to keep fighting passively. Rebelling against the unfair salt-tax by the government, Gandhi and followers had a 200 mile march to the sea to extract salt from its waters.When the Indian people committed violent acts against Gandhi's will, he resorted to fasting. Gandhi almost reached the point of death several times and it eventually ended the violence. This was such an affective scheme because the Indian people realized Gandhi's message and they respected him so much that they obeyed the meaning of his fast.Gandhi was a believer of all of the religions that believed in the one God. He thought if everyone held this belief the world would be united. This is why Gandhi did not want India to be divided into separate nations for Hindus and Muslims. Gandhi recommended to a Hindu man that confessed to brutally murdering a Muslim child after his son was killed to raise a Muslim boy that had no parents as his own son.Gandhi has many similarities to Jesus Christ as well as a small number of differences that make them both unique. Gandhi was simply an ordinary human being who drew inspiration from virtues of Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, such as passive resistance, and to fight for truth and justice, even through suffering. Both men could be considered "miracle-workers". However,...

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