Religion In Greg Mortenson's Three Cups Of Tea

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C.S. Lewis once said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” No matter where one travels in the world, the concept of religion will always be present because people need something to believe in. However, without experiencing the aspects of every single religion, opinions of different religions may be inaccurate. In Greg Mortenson’s book, Three Cups of Tea, he traveled to Pakistan and parts of Afghanistan. Doing so, he was exposed the everyday lives of Muslims. When I first think about Muslims, I picture terrorists and iffy characters that cover their face and wear funny turbans on their heads. However, after reading Mortenson’s description of Muslims, I have realized that Muslims are very generous, respectful, and do not deserve unnecessary skepticism.…show more content…
This generosity is shown when Mortenson gets separated from his guide, Mouzafer, on his climb down from K2. Instead of leaving Mortenson, Mouzafer searches for the man on the rugged terrain. Mouzafer is worried for Greg’s safety and does not descend the mountain until Greg is with him again. After being found, Mortenson wanders of course again and reaches the valley of Korphe. Being a stranger, the community could have chosen to send this strange man away. However, the chief invited the man into his home and served him tea. This was a very kind act since tea is only served to friends. The community welcomed him freely until Mouzafer found Greg once again. Truly, Muslims are very benevolent

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