The Bible states, “Thou shalt not kill” because killing someone or something is a sin (Exodus 20: 13). The Misfit and his acquaintances had committed a sin; however, grace stepped in and forgave them. O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” portrays violence and evil by a way of redeeming grace. The Misfit stated, “It’s no real pleasure in life” and he knew he had done wrong, yet Jesus Christ freed him from his sins by ending the curse on humanity (O’Connor 295). The Bible said, “ For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law; but under grace”; the Misfit, his acquaintance, and the grandmother were all under grace even though they had done wrong (Romans 6:14).
These open discriminatory statements can have devastating effect the Muslim communities and our country as a whole. In the wake of this tension in our country my Research Methods class used the tried lost letters experiment to try measure the attitude toward Muslims in Columbus and its surrounding areas.
The truth is the second amendment or the right to bear arms is still in place to protect us from being at the mercy of a dictator. In fact Piers Morgan stated “The second Merrell3 amendment isn’t there for duck hunting, it’s there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs, 1776 will commence again if you try to take away our firearms. (Gun control 2016)” Some Americans may also take freedom of religion for granted. Only having one religion would be simple, but what Americans do not realize is that countries that do only have one religion normally have a dictator. When speaking poorly about Muhammad Muslims face punishments resulting in death.
After 9/11, many people though the whole Muslim community was responsible because they did not know the difference between the terrorist groups and the peaceful groups. The Muslim religion revolves around peace, but the extremists believe that Allah is telling them to terrorize people and things. People would be rude to RJ, saying that just because he was Muslim he would basically go no where. “I grew up hearing that Muslims are terrorists. I didn’t see Muslims like me on TV or in the movies: the Muslims on the screen were evil” (Khalaf 10).
For me, law is the driving force in maintaining a world of justice and order. We live in a world where the horrific consequences of worldwide terrorism are played in front of our very eyes, yet we stand and continue to watch. Living in London has made me victim to such consequences. As a Muslim, who has chosen to wear hijab, I feel more susceptible to Islamophobic attacks. It has instilled and derived a fear, a fear which prevents me from going about my day as candidly and carefree as I once did.
Here, again we see two instances where a group of people twists their religion to kill these people and cause terror. This doesn't just happen in the middle east, it happens everywhere. We have seen ISIS countless times in France, South American countries, even the U.S. ISIS wants to take government positions to justify these killings even more. They want these positions to spread this mass chaos, and to stronger their reasons. This is just one of the numerous reasons why religion should not be a position in the
While some Muslims have committed fearless crimes before, I believe the rest of the peaceful and loving community should not have to undergo cruel punishment and discrimination. Syrian refugees have been unlucky to go through the trauma that their country had put them through, and they deserve the opportunities of
Indeed, Said suggests that “neither Muslims nor Arabs nor any of the other dehumanized lesser peoples recognise themselves as human beings” in the eyes of others and therefore retaliate in order to prove themselves. The growth of religious extremism in recent years is testament to this idea: certain religious groups have been discriminated against, which has led to their retaliation against those who have done them wrong. This idea is supported by Dumas as Dantès takes revenge
In Maalouf’s Samarkand, violence culminated public life, whereby the public condemned liberal thought. Violence served to prevent people from against the socially accepted way of life. The authority, including the public condemned Omar Al Khayyam, and subsequent labeled him an infidel because, in his Rubaiyat ridiculed Islamic faith. In Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk explores the theme of violence through chaotic events. One of these events is fighting.