Some believe their physical or mental illnesses are inflicted upon them purposefully by God, because they have done wrong in the eyes of the Lord. Therefore, these individuals “felt that God was punishing them, had deserted them, or did not have the power to make a difference, or felt deserted by their faith community” (Koenig, 2009, p.287). Therefore, they conclude that God is angry with them, and they deserve the punishment. They may feel shunned or neglected by God. Many believe that as a result of this, God will not heal their mental illness through any form of religious therapy.
[…] Praised be Thy Holy Name, for having chosen us to be slaughtered on Thine altar?” (67). Explicitly, Elie resents God for allowing him and his Jewish brothers and sisters to be tortured and murdered in gruesome and cruel ways. How could Elie possibly praise a God who condones the murder of children and mothers? He can’t which why he also says, “Some of the men spoke of God: His mysterious ways, the sins of the Jewish people, and the redemption to come. As for me, I had ceased to pray.
This however would slowly die down, before it completely dies out, as Elie experiences the deaths that plagued the camps. Progressively he slowly lost faith in God. “For the first time I felt anger rising within in me. Why should I sanctify His name” (Night 33)? He felt as though the “Almighty, the eternal, and terrible Master of the Universe” decided to not do anything to save them from their nearly certain deaths (Night 33).
As a result of living in a concentration camp and the horrible experiences he lived through, it is evident that Wiesel begins to lose the faith that was once so important to him. Although Wiesel himself argues that he did not lose his faith, many would argue that the events that took place during the Holocaust caused Wiesel to resent God and lose his faith that was once so important to him. Growing up, Elie Wiesel’s faith
?” Soon after, Hersh through his contract into an alley. Hersh has threw away his contract and therefore gave up on his relationship with god. This loss of faith is applicable today because a lot of people become hesitant of their faith when tragic things happen to them. As long as religion exists there will always be strife attached to it whether it is inside the individual or between
Everything I learned there was gone. I felt like I entered into a new world with much curiosity. Jenny Longfellow: I know this is frustrating and when we feel helpless and out of control in situations, especially when they involve our loved ones, we get angry and don’t know what to do. When we start to understand who God really is by reading his word, we start to understand why we are here, and who we are living for...not ourselves but Him. This all makes sense.
They were starving for freedom. The Holocaust has left a heavy impact on many people. During the Holocaust Elie started to Lose his faith in god, while also becoming hopeless that he would survive and making a connection between him and his
Why did he let it happen in the first place? There were too many unanswered questions about God that Elie constantly thought about. Eventually Elie just got tired of asking them. He no longer wondered. Instead he just stopped believing.God was not real to Elie, because if he was, he would have done something to help.
The crusades was also a very sad and depressing time. Many people who didn 't even fight in the crusades had lost their lives because of the religion they believed in. If they were not the ones to lose their lives then they had lost someone important to them.Document 3 states that the crusades sometimes happened because christians were trying to take back their land from muslims. Some were only looking to fight for their religion but others had done it for fun. This is relevant because people had lost their lives because they believed in certain religions.
Basically, if they honored their duties to God, they would be blessed; if they did not, they would be punished. They believed that there were few people that God had specifically chosen for salvation, “the elect.” The rest of them were condemned to damnation. As a result, they lived in constant fear and worry, as they looked for