Many would assume that the sole purpose of law is to establish justice, which seems like a wonderful philosophical theory but is slightly difficult to follow. The struggle between law, order and justice has led to conflict and terrorism all over the world. Some of those struggles have been represented in the books The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and A Hanging by George Orwell.
In just the tri-state area, there are many different religions and cultures that exist. Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams are great examples that it is okay to venture out and make a different way of living. People in the contemporary world live very differently, yet similar to how the Puritans lived. The puritans were mostly a theocracy, but one could argue that there were traces of modern democracy there as well. Important practices such as the voting system is the primary principle guiding America’s current democracy.
Erich Hatala Matthes, professor of moral philosophy, says, “Cultural appropriation can often seem morally problematic. When the abstract schemas above are filled in with details from actual events, we often find misrepresentation, misuse, and theft of the stories, styles, and material heritage of people who have been historically dominated and remain socially marginalized” (Matthes 343). When dominating groups of people (i.e. white people) misuse and twist the history of other groups, it is harmful and offensive. The people who are being misrepresented are often those who have been discriminated against in history.
People often imagine that a dystopian society is vastly diverse from our modern day society, but in fact they are very similar. Sure there are a few differences not limited to, rules, family, and how the societies are governed. One prime example of a dystopian fiction is The Giver, written by Lois Lowry, which takes place in a town that is governed by a circle of people with no emotions or feelings. In our modern society we have multiple rule guides called the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. These rule guides were created and maintained by our government, which consists of three branches that make community decisions; they are kept in balance with a system called checks and balances so that one branch isn’t
Conflicting theories have suggested that, “…religion has often been a divisive force that promotes in-group loyalty and out-group derogation. That is, religion can foster an “us versus them” mentality that often escalates into sectarian violence and extremism. Jensen has argued that religious cosmologies based on the belief in a cosmic struggle between good and evil forces, such as God and the Devil, Heaven and Hell, facilitate lethal violence by promoting intolerance and a disinclination to negotiate or compromise.” Throughout history people have prosecuted and been prosecuted in the name of religion. Believing in Heaven and Hell becomes ridicules when the preachers of religion are hypocrites. If you don’t believe in Hell because of the hypocrisy of religion and religious professors, it renders Hell an ineffective means of righteous
Exclusivism argues there is only one religious view that allows for salvation (Merino 243). While inclusivism claims there can be truth in many faiths, it concurs with exclusivism that there is only one faith that perfects these truths (Merino 234). The concept of exclusivism is a source of restricted religious tolerance towards non-Christians in the United States. Christianity promotes salvation through the belief in Jesus and the profession of sin, it sees no other way for salvation to be achieved. From my observation, exclusivist ideas are geared specifically toward Islam and Hinduism, whose names have been associated with terrorism and inequality.
Fiscal Federalism: Power of the Provinces versus Equitable Programs Fiscal Federalism and Equalization in Canada thoroughly catalogues the dynamics of Canada’s federal government and the provinces in relation to equalization payments and the equitable distribution of public services. The book examines the unequal distribution of services in Canada and attempts to offer solutions drawing on foreign federations with equalization payments and comparing the differences. However, as Canada is unique in the amount of autonomy the provinces individually hold, the relationship that the provinces have towards the federal government severely impacts the applicability of foreign systems to address the equity of services. In addition, the inequity of the
Geoffrey Chaucer’s satirical collection of stories called The Canterbury Tales, develops an insight of his criticism for the Catholic Church members during the medieval period. During the time period, the Catholic Church could be considered as the head of the society. The church held power over education, politics, economy, as well as the everyday lives of the citizens. Fear of excommunication kept the people from arguing with the ideas of the church. Some members of the church used this power to influence others to follow the rules of Catholicism; however there was a growing number of church members who were corrupt.
While most studies and theories are concerned with the differences between religion and culture, Bellah (1967) spent a lot of time examining the similarities of religion specifically in America. While Rousseau is credited as the one who coined the term “civil religion”, Bellah provided an in-depth study (2007:167). Based in presidential inaugurations, he continuously recites that people in authority often cite a generalized god, one that does not belong to any set religion (Bellah 1967). He goes on to explain that in America, there are “certain common elements of religious orientation that the great majority of Americans share” (Bellah 1967:166). This is important to understand in the sociology of religion because it shows how cultures and ideas can combine to create something the majority of society agrees on, even if it’s something as strongly held as
There is an important lesson to be learnt, unnatural consumption is the cause of environmental and social destruction. The theme is displayed through various methods of development, primarily generalization of the colonial man projecting a whole society instilling greed in the communities of Canada, along with mise-en-scene to amplify the size of the colonial man to demonstrate his impact on Canada and finally examples to provide proof of unnatural consumption during the Great War and the colonization of Canada. Tone is equally important to the two products to portray to author and artist’s attitude of unnatural consumption as a sinister action. Lastly the character development of the novel Three Day Road and the symbolism behind the art piece Fat Colonial Man provide outstanding support to the common theme of unnatural consumption. In closing, the tragic events caused by unnatural consumption in both the novel and artwork might seem indifferent from the present day, however our society continues to be driven by the same greed and consumption that was instilled in the Canadian people so long