The Role of Religion in Kwame Appiahs analysis

One principle that Appiah beholds is the existent of a commonality in all human beings despite the various cultural backgrounds and is responsible for the diversity in the world. Case in point, Appiah demonstrates how his experience with a Ghanaian festival resonates with the attributes of a celebratory environment and feeling over the world in different festivals. Appiah explains that each culture has its own festival and one other worldwide event that appears to make a difference in non-existent culture is globalization. In this regard, Appiah identifies globalization’s main objective as promotion of commonness while getting rid of divisions amongst the world’s citizens. Appiah’s analysis has a religious perspective too. In one instance, Appiah identifies the role of Cosmopolitanism in elimination of what is morally wrong. In this regard, Cosmopolitanism plays the same role as religion would in the world. This expose elucidates the role of religion in Appiah’s analysis while comparing his approach to my approach. Appiah identifies globalization as an event each individual in the world identifies with. In this regard, he further identifies that the role of globalization is to make the one solid unit where people eliminated the divisions between them and embraced each other as one common people despite their race, religion, and ethnic affiliations. In addition, this commonness in people, as promoted by globalization, should exist regardless of different heritages. The roles of religion while Appiah carried out his analysis is that, religion enabled individuals acquire a global perspective (Livingston). In this regard, a global perspective amongst individuals enabled them to view the world as one homogenous group regardless of the different cultures and religions different people and individuals practiced. Appiah’s approach is not different from in regards to homogeneity of people through globalization. My approach to globalization is that, regardless of the different religions practiced in the word, people are one homogenous group since the role of religion is to enable individuals view others as one homogenous group. However, Appiah identifies people’s fear that the magnitude of globalization in the world posed a challenge whereby western civilization could greatly affect cultural diversity. Nevertheless, he analyses the situation and puts it that the right approach involves taking individuals as the appropriate object of moral apprehension instead of a nation or a particular plan. In this regard, religion plays a role in Appiah’s analysis in that, religions identifies each person as independent of a group regardless of what binds the groups together in this case religion being the common link. In addition, judgment will be passed to a person on an individual capacity (Livingston). This is true of the role of religion in that, an individual is independent of the religion, or creed they practiced. In addition, religion notes that we are humans. In effect, we think and reason as individuals and not as societies or as collectives on what is morally right or wrong. This approach is similar to my approach of life that there is nothing like collective thinking. In addition, each individual is responsible for their own actions that are independent of the creed they practiced and their society. Appiah notes that Cosmopolitan, denotes a citizen of this world and further acknowledges that each one of us has a responsibility over the other individual. In addition, it means that it is all right for us to be different but have differences in ideals while acknowledging that we are responsible for each