How far do you agree that Oliver Cromwell led an evil regime but left a great ideal? For centuries there has been a debate as to whether Oliver Cromwell was a murderer and a tyrant or a conquering hero. As a very religious man who relied heavily on signs he thought were of God to take action, Cromwell’s strongest wish had always been to get to an agreement before having to resort to more ruthless means to achieve his goals. Thus, it could be argued that the demonization of Cromwell is only well-founded and deserved in the eyes of those who suffered the consequences of his acts, or lack thereof. However, his actions, for better or worse, shaped the future of the land, which no English ruler had ever achieved.
Is religious faith normal, natural, or desirable? Does it serve an important function in the life of man, or is it, rather, an aggregation of pernicious superstitions, designed to soothe timid souls and blind man to truth by retarding his development? A thousand treatises, setting sail on oceans of ink, have been penned in response to these questions. I personally have argued that religious faith is a necessary part of civilization, and an indispensable tool in the cultivation and taming of the wild individual ego. This view, however, is not shared by all.
True religion, for Emerson, appears to be narcissistic and egotistical and can be defined as promoting and being consumed by the deity of one’s self, yet, contradictorily, Emerson claimed that as one trusts and worships in themselves, they gain a renewed confidence in other men. The opposite often occurs and the selfish nature Emerson so boldly praised manifests itself when one chooses to focus primarily on themselves rather than Christ. Throughout “The Divinity School Address,” Emerson attempted to justify why the human soul should regard itself as its own god by arguing the “indisputable” power of the soul and its ability to determine everything, such as where it will go after death as Emerson believed nothing about the soul was predetermined. Although Emerson was, to some extent, correct about free will, he misrepresented what little power the soul truly has by implying that, ultimately, the soul, not God, holds, in itself, the power to determine its place in the afterlife. Furthermore, Emerson misuses this as “proof” of why the soul is all-powerful and should be worshipped.
You should live your life every moment, make mistakes, gain experience, choose and choose again. What will be in the end? The future, where the old Nemo awakens, is perfect, and in fact, stupid world where no one thinks about the consequences. Only the human mortality can create this fascinating tangle of possibilities with a bunch of thread ends. Limitation of man, its finiteness, acts as a misfortune and a gift at the same time.
Edwards really lets the message of “Gods wrath” sink into our minds to show how mighty, powerful, and capable the Lord is. The Lord gives us many opportunities to rely on Him and when we need his love and mercy the most. People ignore that and believe they can be their own gods. This is not right because Jesus says in John 14:6 “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me.” Meaning that the only way to not end up in Hell is to except Jesus Christ into your heart.
As Stanlis appears, Frost 's contention is pointed essentially at the hubristic pragmatists, monists, and self-assured people of his own day. In A Masque of Mercy, Frost modernized the account of Jonah to look at the equity kindness oddity from a New Testament point of view. In a level headed discussion for the most part between Jonah, St. Paul, and a present day "agnostic religious" character called "My Brother 's Keeper," Jonah contends that God 's leniency to Nineveh damages strict equity. St. Paul contends rather that "Christ came to present a break with rationale"; while Keeper demands that perfect kindness is "an edge up to guarantee the disappointment/Of every one of us." Jonah at last concedes that he did not have the mettle and confidence to have confidence in the riddle of God 's transcendence.
He is like a psychologist, but smug. He makes profound statements that seem to contradict the ways of life. Dorian, in the beginning of the book, is a simple man who knows not of the world around him. His beauty masks his soul and everyone find him divine. When lord Henry shakes Dorian’s soul with profound statement Dorian proceeds to say, “Had yet touched some secret chord, that had never been touched before,but that he felt was now vibrating and throbbing to curious pulses.”(Wilde, 75).
In its approach to related themes, traditions and staging’s, medieval dramas were overtly religious, hoping to instil within the people of the era a fervent, perfect moral standing. Everyman is written in allegory, with each character driving the major conflict. The action begins in Heaven, when God orders Death to summon the protagonist, Everyman. The action then moves to Earth, and since the authors intention for the main character was to represent all of mankind, the action could potentially be set anywhere on Earth. Everyman remains one of the few morality plays to have been remembered and taught in modern times due to its age old relevance to mankind.
Also, He is ‘’holy, righteous, and just while at the same time loving, forgiving, and merciful’’. God created the universe without help and He is beyond time, interested in each individual and do anything at all. • They have the same belief in the need for a messiah to rescue God’s people. They believe in the existence of heaven, the external dwelling place of righteous, and hell, the eternal dwelling place of the wicked • To Christians, the central tenet of their religion is the belief that Jesus is the Son of God, part of the trinity, the savior of souls who is the messiah. He is God's revelation through flesh.
History always proves two rules. The first one – it teaches nothing. And the second one – it always reveals the victory of winners. So the defeated side always will be descripted like the vicious aggressor and evil, and the winner – gentle warrior of light and the forces of good, who only dreamed about how to bring freedom and happiness to all mankind. When the winner is writing history, he guides by uncomplicated following methods: a) Always tries to show itself as a side initially weak and few( in comparison with innumerable hordes of enemies) b) Is a victim of insidious and vile attacks ( with no declaration of war, of course) c) If paragraphs a) and b) might call some questions from the thoughtful reader, what means they can not be written