The Bible, the best known Christian book, speaks of slavery, polygamy, sexism, and murder. It could be said that those are also Christian values. Children in Christian schools are exposed to that, so why shouldn’t they learn about/be exposed to other wrong behaviors, to at least think critically of them? Christian school boards should think this over before deciding to proceed further with book
From their roots, to how they view the world, to how they speak of their God. For Puritans it is more of a lifestyle than just a simple religion. The faith within itself, has taken over everything about their life. But for Deist it is more of a movement that they follow. The faith of Deist does not take over their lives, but they do still follow it and believe in it to the
Chapter 4: Madonna’s most controversial video: “Like a Prayer” One might consider it a dangerous thing to address God especially in a popular cultural context, but artists tend to make an effort to push the boundaries of religious themes. Madonna did the same thing and invited the protest of the Christian community. (Doyle, 2008) Like a Prayer, a religious-themed video was banned by the American Family Association and a fundamentalist religious group as they protested that it was offensive. (Doyle, 2008) At the same time, the Vatican also censured it and many people also rejected the video because of the inappropriate sexuality and the blasphemy.
But they do only see in these goddesses and gods another kind of appearance or facette of the 2 big main gods – the Goddess and the God. Wicca sees itself as a very tolerant kind of religion and they do not think, that their religion is the only right one. Dogmatism, fanatism and discrimination of other religions is rejected. Freedom of expression and the connectivity to the nature do have a very high place.
Nowhere in The Natural History of Religion does Hume’s explicitly speak in favor of atheism (perhaps due to the fear of persecution at the time), and yet, I would categorize this work as atheist. Hume strategically places monotheism or “theism” in contention with polytheism, leading the reader to assume that one would eventually prevail, but instead, he picks apart at both until readers are left questioning their own faith and wondering what a more rational alternative might be. In sections 1-5, Hume discusses polytheism and its origin. In sections 6-8, Hume discusses how we transition from polytheism to monotheism, and finally, in sections 9-15, he compares and contrasts the two, pointing out weaknesses and flaws in both. Throughout the book,
Miss Maudie is one of the few adults who truthfully discuss Boo Radley with Scout. However, it is beyond her ability to get Scout to understand Mr. Radley 's mentality. A confused Scout cannot grasp Mr. Radley 's interpretation of the Bible, as her father 's beliefs are conflicting.
Rowling’s Harry Potter series is one of the bestsellers all around the world. With her first book already out, there was hate, love and more. From Satanic claims to just a fiction book, Rowling has taken it all and created more. The Harry Potter books is a series mixed with a variety of spells, goodness, and wickedness, so it would be understandable for the readers to be split in
In an excerpt from her book, Unprotected Texts, Jennifer Wright Kunst discusses the Bible’s contradicting views of sexual intimacy and desire. There is something so incredibly taboo when it comes to sex and religion. Often teenagers are instilled with the fear of God in an effort to abstain them from having sex. The responsibility then falls on the girls since boys apparently do not possess the wherewithal to control their sexual urges. To be honest, I find this notion rather appalling and downright offensive.
Needless to say, the work has caused much controversy, mainly due to the fact that it has been misread. Hannah Arendt’s ideas are difficult to grasp because she goes beyond the usual treatment of criminals accused of crimes against humanity, especially if they are former members of the Nazi party, and offers a completely different approach to the issue. Many people have claimed that the author expresses some very relevant philosophical points, but that the historical example she uses is simply not the right one for expressing these points. Most critics have shared the opinion that Arendt failed to recognise Eichmann’s true personality and that with claiming that the motives for his deeds were banal rather than monstrous, she failed to acknowledge
Also, the last cause of the Salem Witch Trial was the lack of knowledge of the people. People was just accusing other people of witchcraft, but the accusers did not have an idea of what was going on in the town. For example in Document A says “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” but the people really did not know who was a witch and who was not a witch. This is lack of knowledge because that was not coming for the Bible or something it was just a version of King James, Puritans let other influence their beliefs and did not give a good knowledge about witchcraft. Other example is in Document B when it talks about all the things that happened and that all of that according to the Puritans was “Witchery” that was lack of knowledge because people really did not know what was happening.
Thanks to some popular media like Harry Potter, many wiccans are not hiding in fear of discrimination like they were a few decades ago. Although books like Harry Potter are more fantasy than reality, it shows that magic can be used for good, and that sometimes people judge others wrongly because of their beliefs like the Muggles did with Harry. It is still difficult to tell others of one’s pagan beliefs. Those who are brave enough to do so sometimes get called derogatory names, are treated differently, and even experience violent threats and actions from others (Paganism for Dummies
Furthermore, Winston always believed that a person should always fight for what is right, and that is what he did. With Winston leading his country against Germany, he led with an attitude of bravery and confidence, similar to how the British were feeling at that time. For example, Winston Churchill gave one of his most iconic speeches on the special day of June 4, 1940, where he used his words to inspire people to stand up for the Allies. As a politician he even gave a speech to Parliament and told them he had, “nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” (history.com) He was showing that he himself was ready to fight as well.