Edwards fear to be a motivator in converting to Puritanism. He also describes the plights of those who didn't listen to their fear of God, but lived otherwise unobjectionable lives. The audience is meant to feel sympathy for them. "What would not these poor damned hopeless souls give for one day's opportunity such as you know enjoy!" The audience is meant to want to convert for themselves, but also their lost loved ones who did not get the same chance.
He dances between an iron fist of retaliation and an admirable reassurance of the patience and peace his brothers and sisters have shown; this crafts the clear message that the fight of oppression will certainly be surmounted by justice. There is also a sense of apprehension for the future of the church, stating that,”the contemporary church is so often a weak, ineffectual voice with an uncertain sound. It is so often the arch supporter of the status quo … I meet young people every day whose disappointment with the church has risen to outright disgust”(5). King’s stance unapologetically censures the message from the church, asking if it is the true will of God. At the end of his letter, he assures that he is willing to forgive the religious leaders for their misguidance and would happily work alongside them to abolish racial oppression.
Salvation is preservation from harm, while perdition means eternal punishment. Wigglesworth worries about himself and his sins. He is very religious and wants to be faithful to God. Cassell shows this when she says "His motivation for his private work is to empty himself of pride"(1). Cassell also shows that " Wigglesworth 's public works also encourage men and women to put away their personal pride and to submit themselves to the sovereignty of God"(1).
Many believe that as a result of this, God will not heal their mental illness through any form of religious therapy. They feel that they have to find their own way apart from God to rid themselves of their suffering. So, to incorporate religion into sessions with individuals with this negative mindset, usually worsens their mental illness symptoms. Someone may also feel that they are being neglected or mistreated by their religious community; therefore, many are eager separate themselves from religion. When a person is struggling in faith, religious therapy proves to negatively affect the individual and worsen their mental
Personally I think it is messed to do that, but who am I to judge? I have done it before. Because I got really mad at that one friend I used to be with every day. Sometimes, I wonder why people can be two-faced. People that are hypocritical make other people seem depressed about themselves.
He is explaining how he should be forgiven, because it is not his sin therefore he does not deserve to be punished. The next part of the porter’s quote states, “All these men have sinned and offended, except me. By God, we had a delightful day.”(103). In this section the porter is again explaining that he has not sinned and that he is the only man that has not offended her. The very next sentence the porter is showing his frustration.
Almost every religion teaches its followers not to take one thing by heart. Life is all about let go of things that are unnecessary and unimportant. Life is unpredictable. One day you live, the other day you may suffer from the agony of diseases. Let go and let your faith leads the way.
Hale tries exceedingly hard to save those who were falsely accused of witchcraft. I, like Reverend Hale, do not like causing other people grief or offending them so I always overthink every decision so as not to do so. When I used to wrestle with my siblings, I always felt terrible if they were hurt. Reverend Hale never made an excuse for the witch trials he admitted he was wrong and tried to fix it.
Talking in front of people was never “my thing” and even having conversations was hard for me. After experiencing more than one opportunity slip past me, I knew I didn’t want to be like this anymore. Even now, my past still haunts me. However, that is overshadowed by my promise to change in highschool. Primary and middle school doesn’t matter anymore; what matters is now and the future.
I was furious with my grade and tears were slowly streaming down my face, I despised my grade. Additionally, I had this pride of not wanting to ask for help because I felt that the teachers would judge me. I thought the teacher would think I was not advanced enough for the class and I did not belong in such an advanced class. The idea of requesting support often made me feel vulnerable and a sign of weakness. The thought of being rejected if I asked for help scared me, so I did not risk that chance by doing everything on my own.