The differences between the two religions brings about a lot of confusion and violence to the villages. The white missionaries point out that the Igbo gods are nothing more than pieces of wood and stone, but the Igbo argue that there is plenty of information to indicate that their gods are very powerful and dangerous (Nagelsen,
Over the course of history, many have struggled to accept the Holy Bible due to the belief of many contradictions within it. A contradiction is a series of ideas or statements that are opposed to each other at the same time or in the same sense. Many alleged contradictions exist solely because the writers of the Gospel are more like painters than photographers since the Bible was written in their own perspectives. Genesis 22:2 contains one of the many contradictions in the Bible. In this passage, God instructs Abraham to sacrifice his son on the altar, but yet God also forbids human sacrifice.
Most people he says, are too weak to tolerate the burden of free will. As the outcome, he says that “the one who questioned you then,” sense Satan, was right and Christ was wrong. Ivan believes that mankind is not competent to handle the magnificent trouble of free will, and should have given a leader to obey
“The arrival of the missionaries had caused a considerable stir in the village of Mbanta” (Achebe,144). This proves that not only Nwoye was struggling, but the people in Mbanta also struggled as well on whether to take the British side. The people of Mbanta were at first uneasy when the British came. The British have let out their beliefs to the Igbo tribe, which is why many people hesitated to agree or not. “Okonkwo, who only stayed in the hope that it might come to chasing the men out of the village or whipping them” (Achebe,146).
History has proven that Human rights cannot be actualized for every person. As Helen Keller said, “science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of humans”. Human’s lack compassion and interest towards one another, they seem to only care for themselves. Human race as a whole has to change to give every individual on Earth their natural human rights.
The numerous parallels and contrasts of the two flooding stories makes the similarities and differences of the Mesopotamian and Hebrew cultural, religious, and moral beliefs evident. The dilemma in both stories was that the higher beings wanted to exterminate mankind, yet due to different reasons. The gods in the Mesopotamian culture were upset that the population was too high, thus causing clamor among the individuals. While in the Hebrew culture, God was angered by the sinful nature and inherent evil prevalent in mankind and felt that the only solution was to exterminate them. The Hebrew culture revolves around the belief in the avoidance of sin, yet the Mesopotamian culture does not depict this characteristic.
Imagine this, a world where good was an alien word and people worshipped Hitler and all of his horrible ways, but nobody knew right from wrong? In a society with no good and no god, the term humanity wouldn’t exist. If you looked outside your window there would be absolutely nothing good to your left and right, but wrong everywhere. In other words, you cannot be good without god.
There are many cases in which there are radicals killing people very recently; a Hindu would see these instances as dishonorable, disappointing, and saddening. They look upon what was going on and think that the criminal had lost their path in dharma and would suffer a massive karma backlash in later years. In regards to abortion, they see it as a horrendous act and see it as “a crime worse than killing one’s own parents”. While many people view Hinduism as polytheistic many Hindus say they are monotheistic. To them their Supreme God is capable of taking on many forms in order to teach lessens, connect with his subjects, or to reveal certain emotions God feels at different times, the Hindu just give different names to each form their God takes
They speak of God as if he were a weapon of War. They describe God as a being that will rain down “terror and dread […] upon” their enemies and strike them down. However, at no point is there any acknowledgement of their own responsibilities to God. At this point, the Israelites are entirely self-serving in their relationship with God. They seem to almost view God as a tool to aid them in conquering other lands.
Anyone physically different from themselves, the people of Waknuk regard as “abominations” and insulting to the pure image of God based on a fallible old book; Nicholson’s Repentances. Likewise, anyone of a different religious sect, Daesh slaughters with out of context rulings from their religious book. The KKK discriminates against people of colour, regarding them in a very similar way to the way the people of Waknuk regard Deviations. Moreover, calling the Old People’s society (probably secular) a state of “[prevailing] irreligious arrogance” displays their belief that only one way of being is acceptable, and anything else is worthy of punishment (Wyndham 40).
My peers look at me in disgust when I do or say anything that is not politically correct. I cannot express my faith in this country without judgmental comments, about me shoving my religion down their vulnerable throats. To further the explain the perplexity of Americas biased nature; when applying for scholarships and or college there are ethnic options. When I first discovered this I was immediately confused as to why this would be necessary to receive aid and an excellent education, but confusion led to frustration. I was appalled when I realized that there are secular scholarships, grants, and colleges for every ethnicity except Caucasian.
“no religious outlook or Weltanschauung, can enjoy a privileged status, let alone be adopted as the official view of the state” I found this passage noteworthy because it demands that no religious outlook be put before another, but that is exactly what happens and has been happening, all these years. I would like to say that I think the reason there is such a lack of equality with different countries and “cultures” and why we are in constant war is because of this exact reason; religion. Most religious people always think their religion is better than another persons and this causes conflict. The countries laws reflect their religious views in the morals that they choose to have.
It is unfortunate that the word imperialism has historically had a negative connotation. When most people hear this word, they jump to conclude that a large, power-hungry country is demanding more territory out of greed. Unfortunately, this is sometimes the case, but imperialism is also an opportunity for developed countries to advance weaker, less developed countries. With imperialized countries providing a higher quality of life to others through healthcare, education, and social reforms, imperialism is right for society. There are many different standards by which quality of life can be defined, but generally, quality-of-life relies on a person’s basic needs being met.
European expansionism brought about numerous adjustments in Igbo social lives. Imperialism presented diverse perspectives, for example, monogamy, Christian weddings, and different aspects on gender roles. Before, imperialism began numerous Igbo communities valued men over women. They accepted polygamy, the practice or custom of having more than one spouse at the same time, freely in the growing