Moreover, one of the key elements of democracy is rule of law, which refers to the idea that laws apply equally to all citizens. This element shows that democracy emphasizes the presence of equality in the society as its core value. However, with preponderance of evangelism in politics, democratic equality would not be guaranteed because evangelicals are intolerant of people who do not live according to the Bible. They are against same-sex marriage since they believe that it is “contrary to the fundamental…truths that have been ordained by God” (Rayside and Wilcox,
In the novel, Twain assets that religion in the 1840’s was practiced in the wrong way and was completely dismissed. When Huck went to church with the Grangerfords, he describes his visit with, “Next Sunday we all went to church … The men took their guns along, so did Buck and kept them between their knees or stood them handy against the wall. The Shepherdsons done the same. It was pretty ornery preaching-All about brotherly love, and such-like tiresomeness” (Twain 110). These families are breaking the rules of society and bring negativity into church.
“I have confessed myself ! Is there no good penitence but it be the public? God does not need myname nailed upon the church! God sees my name: God knows how black are my sins are!” (P.132) Under those circumstances, both of which will ruin his life completely and others. If he his name gets nailed by the church wall, when he is freed from jail, he will be isolated
I disagree with Hammurabi’s code because most laws were to cruel and targeted certain people. Although the code sculpted the culture in 1797 BC, the code would have no chance of surviving in any modern country to this day due to the harsh punishments received from breaking the laws. According to Hammurabi, he stated “...the strong might not inquire the weak, in order to protect the widows and orphans, I set up these my precious words...etc” (Doc B). Although I do not agree with Hammurabi’s code, I do believe that he was trying to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment for his people by trying to prevent crime with such a harsh set of laws. However, the consequences for not abiding these laws were too harsh.
John Winthrop wrote in his journal that Anne Hutchinson claimed she received direct and divine revelations from God. Hutchinson taught and preached the doctrine of the Inner Light as she kept “two public lectures every week in her house” (117). Hutchinson believed she was in direct communication with God and did not need to obey the Church’s law. However, the Puritans came to consider that Hutchinson’s belief was against the word of the Bible and God as it demonstrated a Satanic and evil religious viewpoint. The Puritans “banished (Hutchinson) out of (their) jurisdictions as being a woman not fit for (their) society” (33) and judged her to be guilty of speaking untruthfully.
The irony of this situation rests in the fact that most of the laws, based on the Bible, of Gilead were enforced in order “to protect women,” yet Offred is not being “protected” due to her fear that the Commander might expel her if she does not sleep with him. “He is not a monster, I think” (Atwood 255). Offred is not trying to think of the Commander in a negative light. She would like to think that he is still a good man. It is the preposterous ruling of the society that has led him to this.
Whore!”(Miller 109).The Worst thing that people can do in Salem has committed adultery however John Proctor did along with Abigail. At that point he didn’t care if he lost the image that he was holding in the town, but he didn’t lose his wife because of something he did. Towards the ending of The Crucible John confessed doing witchcraft, but the court wants to put the written confession on the doorway of the church, but instead, he ripped it up because he already gave up his image and he drew the line at his name. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another name in my life because I lie and sign myself to lies!
Yeah it might have been messed up, but why put more dirt on our own hands over this. Lastly, we will talk about the reason why this would a bad thing to have over their hands. All the men were the men of the law, and back then church and state had no boundaries so they were connected. So with their religious belief was Puritanism, we learned this before even reading, was
Giles knew that his land would be stripped from his family and bought buy Putnam if he denied or comformened his accusations of wizardry, so he refuses to give a response while he was pressed (Miller 1352). Giles last words were “more weight,” he asked for the weight so his chest would be crushed and his children could get the family land. Both Giles and John passed their specific tests, Mary Warren did not however (Miller). Mary tried to defend Goody Proctor from Abigail’s accusations when Goody was to be arrested, but it did not help (Miller 1306). And after Proctor pressured Mary to tell the court that the girls were falsifying information, Abigail accused Mary of witchcraft (Miller 1317).
Do not even eat with such people.” Paul postulates that you could hire someone who professes to be a brother or sister in Christ yet their lifestyle is such that he is urging us not to associate with them. On the other hand, he also tells us we cannot escape immoral people. In Matthew 5, Jesus taught that Christians are to be “the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.