I have been able to take some ideas or understanding from each theologian presented within chapter four, but the section in chapter six on process Theology was very bitter for me. Cobb as well as the other theologians within this area of process theology creates in me a belief that process theology is heresy! I say this because it seems as if they have rendered God as an inept babbling idiot with no control over a universe gone out of control topped off with their complete denial of Jesus Christ’s divinity is a hard pill to lump. This sounds like junk you would hear in an introduction to philosophy class taught at a secular university, not the collection of thoughts from men who have studied the sacred scripture. As the Apostle John said in 1 John 2:22-23 NASB “Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ?
The church’s apathy regarding slavery, demonstrates the way in which it failed to uphold biblical principles, further supporting Walker’s challenge of Americans’ devotion to Christianity. Martin Luther King says that the greatest challenge to African Americans’ freedom is the white moderate, specifically the white church, “ 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” (5). Both leaders struggle to deal with a church that is
Creon says that stubborn people always end up hurting themselves that their hamartia is so strong that it inevitably leads to their own downfall. Creon compares stubbornness to these items to show just how it can break a person. This moment is ironic because Creon himself is stubborn in a sense that he will not change his views about the law and how the laws should be above everything else, so Creon is being a hypocrite because he is just as stubborn as she is. Also, Creon describes how easily he believes it will be to break Antigone’s willed with all the metaphors used. He also shows how far above her he thinks himself by saying “she had much to learn”.
When we lead ourselves to believe our illusions, we can find ourselves trapped in an unrealistic perception of life. These illusions are attempts to distract ourselves from the reality that we are not satisfied with life. When these illusions turn out to be false, we often attack those who revealed the illusion to us. This is perhaps to hide our anguish, and feelings of inadequacy. These illusions are almost always damaging to us; however, to view life in a realist perspective is often too hard.
In Poisonwood Bible and Things Fall Apart, the spearheading male characters succumb to doubts of their own validity despite being initially established as the ones with the most power. The urge to exercise this inherent power reflects an instability within the minds of the owners, creating a sort of deterrence so that outsiders don’t examine closer. If they do, they see brokenness, doubt, fear...all things that a man in power should not feel and should not have the right to feel. These perpetrators of cruelty show their weakness through their actions, as their character is not strong enough to be convincing based on values alone, and slowly chip away at them despite having the intentions of doing the opposite. Those on the receiving end, however, are the ones who benefit in the end, as they become aware of one’s true personality and realize that there is more possibility outside of the abuse.
The incontinent sinners constantly allow their urges (desire) to control them. Sinners have no control over them. They often commit sins to overcome their physical and materialistic urges. They do not think and act on their feelings, as the incontinent sinners deny their human civility. Dante often describes them in animal imagery.
Although many, including myself, criticize contemporary Christian music as not being truly about the glorification of God, the genre’s main focus is to change how everyone views God and Christianity as a whole. Although, some people like me believe that this shouldn’t be changed due to the possibility of God no longer being the center of the message, the main focus of the genre is to attract Christians and Atheists alike through their music, in the same way that secular Rock sought the attention of all
God says that we should love everyone we encounter, but in no way did segregation spread love. Even though segregation obviously went against the morals of the black churches, it did not seem to be something the white churches spoke out against. With both church groups being Christians, it is shocking that the congregations followed such starkly different paths when it came to the issue of segregation in the South, which in turn resulted in a severe question of
The Americans were very religious people so and they were proving themselves hypocritical because the bible states, “put your soul in their soul's stead” (9). Trying to see one's perspective through another lens forces a different emotion that it would from their own perspective. Using the emotions the Americans felt with what the slaves felt forced the readers to look into a different perspective which strengthened his argument. His emotional pitch at the end lends credence to the idea that the Declaration needed to refer to all people not just some. Banneker use of logos and pathos together allowed him to strengthening his argument that the Declaration of Independence did not apply to all people.
PROCRASTINATION, a deep and wide disease in a moral nature Procrastination is a thief of precious brilliant ideas and time, an enemy of progress. It is the irrational delay of creativity against your own best interest for a short or extended period, making you more sensitive to pleasure of the moment, and creating great difficulties in concentrating on long-term tasks. The beauty of procrastination is its ubiquity. Everyone procrastinates from time to time, but not everyone is a procrastinator. It is a decision to not act; the real reasons - impulsiveness, hating the task, distraction and failing to plan.