Being one of the original members of the Kumamoto Band, Soho initially became influenced heavily by Janes through aspects such as Christianity, Western ideals and science through ideas such as theoretical Democracy (De Bary 127). One of the ways the strong belief of Japanese societal change reached the public was through Soho and his publishing career. He worked in writing and published his thoughts and beliefs of which were influenced by Janes. Some of his works, however, were radical (Summerfield 132). Due to the fact that Soho's beliefs were spread through his writing to the public, it could have affected the society around him as people began to understand more on a Western bias.
He is a scholar in religious studies and also a professor in creative writing at the University of California. Reza Aslan is also a member of American Academy of Religion. Reza Aslan’s work has often been in controversy as some people believe that his works affect the religious sentiments of some communities. Reza Aslan’s book No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam has been appreciated by the world. The book was a best seller.
Thus, the exceptionality of the 1979 Iranian Revolution emphasizes the influence of religion and its role and contribution in revolutions and revolutionary ideology. The oppressed majority of Iranians, consist of mainly of Shiites, may well sympathize with Shariati’s form of Shiism which defined the religion as, “the struggle for justice against foreign rule, tyranny, feudalism, and exploitation (Brandis, 2009).” Also, the U.S.-Iranian relations went downhill after the revolution. In fact, Khomeini accused the U.S. of exploiting Iran’s resources. This exploitation from the west forced Iranians to take part in a revolution where many Iranians had to die and killed by the repressive Shah regime (Wise, 2011; Shadmehr,
Happiness has always been a topic to study by the scientists, psychology and philosophers; however, there is not an agreement about what happiness is. Some branches of the psychology prefer to study the positive feelings that could make the human being feel happy, due to how wide could be the concept of happiness. Humans being has always wanted to discover the key to happiness, furthermore, which is the definitions that science gives to happiness? Otherwise, is happiness a feeling that could be reachable thanks to the things that the human being owned? And afterwards, does the happiness exist as long as the feelings and actions are in the right places?
Superstition is powerful. It makes us unstable. It is painfully easy to fall into. It is sustained by strong emotions and passion, such as skewed hope, hatred, rage, and deception. It is necessarily connected to religion because it leads us to worship our idols when times are good and curse them when times are bad.
The book of Antigone holds a variety of conflicts that affected the outcome and created a rise and fall to many characters. The main reason the conflicts in the play were caused was due to each person 's religious beliefs. This religious theme is seen throughout all of Antigone. The main character Antigone believed in a organized civilization including people having a religion and following the Gods words, while also binding to governmental rules. One major example of a conflict caused by religion is when Creon creates religious laws to act against many of antigone 's beliefs and not bury Antigone 's brother.
Aftermaths of 9/11 ,2005 London Bombings and the emergence of Isis in Iraq, gives birth to a question that Being a Muslim is fortunate or unfortunate in the Western world. As Islam is unfortunately the most misinterpreted, distorted and wrongly portrayed religion in the world presently ,and the sufferers are the ordinary Muslims in their day to day lives. If we see the latest world view for example ,like the destruction of Twin towers in America,2005 London Bombings in England ,The conflict of Israel and Palestine and the ongoing beheadings which are being continuously done by the ISIS in Iraq, are affecting the Muslim diaspora in the western world and therefore it is an obnoxious fact ,that some Muslims who are kind of black sheep’s of the community ,are the cause of disturbing peace
In the 20th century, it was seen often times with certain regions attempting to gain independence from their colonial era sovereign. Ethno-nationalism will continue to be a significant source of terrorism. It is important to recognize this and counter it with more politically comprehensive processes that can allay the grievances of minority groups. Alienation/Discrimination A sense of alienation is felt by terrorist through the process of Diasporas. Several times these groups face discrimination in the countries they abide, leading to the feeling of isolation.
Terrorism has become a global scourge, affecting development and security of modern state and citizens’ life. Although the history of terrorist activities is longer than the modern nation-state, it has now become more fanatical, more lethal, and more global than any time of the history. Today, terrorism is more diverse in terms of motivations, financing, and security implications. In turn, it is now more apocalyptic in perspective, methods and techniques. Eventually, all the regions of the world are hitting by the different types of terrorism.
These differences are deep-rooted in that they have been developed through centuries of cultivation of religious ideas and doctrines, most of which contradict those from other religions. Even if different religions extend the same ideals, they are interpreted to be contradictory in order to fuel terrorists’ own radical motivations. The concept of Clash of Civilizations, thus, provides an example of new terrorism, which can be observed through the clash of cultures of the Middle-Eastern and Western civilizations. Another concept deals with this clash of ideals and ideologies and is termed as the War of Ideas. Both the concepts essentially discuss the same problem.