There are so many verses in the new testament, that seem to put women down, and depict them to be the “lesser” sex, and could even be seen as misogynistic or prejudiced. And then again there are verses that contradict all of the verses I mentioned above. For example “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28) According to the verse the Bible doesn’t discriminate against race, status, or gender. Yet there are verses that seem to rebut everything I said above.
“When you believe that yours is the only way for humankind, millions of people might be killed because of that idea” quoted from the book I read “Living Buddha, Living Christ”. At first, I though many religionists are stubborn, refusing to accept and understand others’ though and idea from another stream of religion. However, the author of this book have given me a deep insight inspiring me to re-think what true meaning of mindfulness, gratefulness and religion are. One important point here is that the existence of confrontations are not necessarily due to religious things. Actually, provided that people from different background can reach a peaceful platform eventually and recognize the significance of respecting other traditions and culture, a basic peaceful world would be established in a foreseeable time without doubts.
The new founding’s made by scientist and philosophers thought that there could be other “realistic” reasons on why things like such happened. The Enlightenment Era was revolutionary because the people were finally finding their voices. Instead of basing their day to day lives off of religion, they grew a curiosity for intellect. Certain people who were Deist believed that there was a God and that he created all life, but He was not involved in every little thing that transpired in their daily operations. The people were finally breaking away from the church and changing the views on
A young woman pushed forward, said she had already been there. They had no clean water, she said, no oxygen, no medications, no electricity. “There is nothing there.” “That’s where you go,” the guard said”(p. 306). The women are treated as if their welfare is unimportant because women are thought of as a mere decoration to the society and are considered useless enough to not pay any attention to.
After reading this article, “Attitudes toward Women and the Feminine in Early Buddhism” by Alan Sponberg, I understand that the attitude toward women in the early Buddhism was deeply ambivalent. The Buddha himself belief that women are able to attain enlightenment, become an arhats, and liberated from the suffering. However, the Buddha was worried that bringing women in to the monastic order and ordaining them as a nun could hasten the decline of his teaching. This due to the fact that all of the monks are male and the female just a follower, who are not allow to ordain and stay with the monk. According to Sponberg, he said that there were four attitudes toward women in the early Buddhism.
Now Paul’s purpose is clear. He is not seeking to add a new god to the Athenian Pantheon; he is rather seeking the Athenians’ repentance. God will no longer “overlook” this ignorance (cf. 14:16; Romans 3:25); now is the time for repentance (17:30). Just as God had made all the nations to inhabit the whole earth from one man (17:26), so God will judge the world through the one man whom God appointed (cf. Romans 5). That this man is Jesus is confirmed when Paul says that God raised Him from the dead (17:31).
During the 1930’s, men were the dominant sex, as a female, Mayella has to obey her father, Bob Ewell. As a result, Mayella was mistreated and abused. Mayella Ewell is a social outcast without a niche. Corresponding to her drowning financial state and unclean physical appearance, she is not wanted by other white people. Scout, the narrator in the story and a girl who witnesses events throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, reveals this conclusion, by saying “white people wouldn’t have anything to do with her because she lived among pigs.”
Re reading the Assign Text of Genesis Chapter 3 The word Genesis comes from the Greek translation (the Septuagint) and means ‘origin, source, creation,’ whereas the Hebrew title is ‘In the beginning.’ Both term appropriately describe the book subject as the origins of the universe, the world, mankind, human institution, the nations and above all, the people of Israel. God creative work in bringing all these things into being is focus in Genesis. This book was also entitled as “the first book of Moses” because traditionally belief that the first five books of the Bible; Pentateuch was written by Moses.
However, they are most likely representative of the Church who would have already been raptured at this point. Some suggest they are angelic beings, but this is very unlikely as angels had never been portrayed in scriptures as sitting on thrones or having crowns on their heads. These descriptions only fits redeemed saints who Jesus promised they will reign with Him (Matt 19:28; Luke 22:30). In addition, the Greek word translated here as “elders” is never used to refer to angels, only to men, particularly to men of a certain age who are mature and able to rule the Church. The word elder would be inappropriate to refer to angels, who do not age.
The author uses this nameless narrator in attempts to gain her positioning against gender issues and break down the barrier of male domination. Throughout “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Gilman challenge the lecturer to doubt feminist posture and gender limit of the 19th century. They worked mostly in the home, taking care of the family while their husbands were at work. Cleaning home were not considered able to perform task in the work place, and were not able to obtain their own careers. On the other hand, nowadays women don’t care about their husband.
Some included devotion, education opportunity, to be abstinent and to escape their lives at home. In the book Marissa knew she would never marry because she walked with a limp and was not beautiful enough, so she asked to be taken to the convent. She explains to Will her reasoning, “‘I am just the kind of spare girl who moulders away and everybody’s relieved when they die. Even if you give me a dowery, who’s going to marry me? I’ve got no land
But how many of us struggle with it and don’t realize it? Sometimes, we go through the bible or we attend service, and pick and choose what exactly we desire. If the apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to proclaim the “whole counsel of God...”(Acts 20:27), then does that mean we are only expected to observe some of it and some of the time? Peter in 2 Peter 1:3 informs us as Christians we have been given by God “All things pertaining to life and godliness.” There’s nothing that God has instructed his Body, his bride, the Church, that is okay to not apply to your life.
They didn 't exactly have a clear background on what it was, they attended christian church regularly. Hmong didn’t convert to Christianity to learn the new religion, but to access the benefits that it with held. “Hmong is a member of the Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien)” (Owens, 2007) their primary language they spoke in America was known as Hmoob Dawb “white Hmong” or Moob Leeg “ no english.”
God wanted to show man that he too can sacrifice and suffer; therefore he sent Jesus down to dwell among man to show man that God can be flesh. Jesus differs from man in that, he is the word of God and was sent by God as an example of himself for man. Jesus did not have the same flaw of curiosity as man had. Jesus was able to teach and spread God’s word without doubting its context. Jesus was believed to be the Messiah that the people of Israel wanted to free them from slavery.
Almost all Americans have heard the phrase “separation of church and state.” However, fewer realize the magnitude of the phrase. Contrary to some people’s beliefs, the majority of the Founding Fathers were deists or had a belief in a God who created the universe but does not interact with it. They understood how religion could ruin governments and needed to be separated in their new nation. The Founding Fathers purposefully left out religion from all government documents and never mentioned the Bible or other religious text while creating the United States.