This is primarily seen when Holden insults the Bible. Holden gets in bed and feels like praying. Yet, he cannot pray because he is “sort of an atheist” (Salinger 99). Holden admires Jesus, but the Disciples annoy him (Salinger 99). Holden admires Jesus because of his leadership, yet dislikes the Disciples because they were followers.
For this theory it seems like the cake baker is still the discriminator even though he is Christian. In Christian beliefs, generally people believe God wants everyone to be kind and not to judge one another; the baker was not being kind and judged the couple because they were gay. Everyone should be treated equally even if they commit “sins”. It was not his place to judge this couple and he should have done the Christ-like thing and made their cake to be a good person even though he didn’t agree with what it stands for. On the other hand, he is following what scriptures read.
A cynic believes that followers of Hank are in it for their personal gain of a million dollars. As well as Christians follow Jesus because he promises heaven as afterlife. A skeptical would continually ask questions about Hank because they’ve never seen Hank so the question his existence. A skeptic is a person that would ask God for his I.D. Stoics don’t believe in religion because they rely on logic and reason so they know both aren’t logical.
A Commentary on Matthew 23:23 Matthew 23:23 verse is: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint, dill, and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others”. From the previous chapters of Matthew 23 or even with Mark, Jesus did not really show His anger to the people. Yes, He was sometimes frustrated with His disciples for not having faith or that He is sometimes disappointed with how religious practices are being done but he just expresses it in a subtle manner.
Goodman brown was such a religious person until the faults of him turning from a religious and holy man to having the devil to deceive him. The reason why Goodman Brown let the religion of Puritan ruin his faith is because he would feel self conscious on how people viewed his religion. The way Goodman Brown turns from a good person to a bad person is not only through religion but the effect nature
It wouldn’t be hard to state him as a Calvinist, when we don’t know much about him, but when we research, we can find out how Calvinism doesn’t belong to John Calvin, because there were more contributors, influenced by others and also modern Calvinism is very different. Calvinism was finally made after all the contributors working together, and getting elements of previous theologians points. We can then doubt if Calvinism was actually reformed or not, or if people just thought Calvinism was reformed. There are still few calvinist around the world, but is it right to name then Calvinist? Are they actually a calvinist, or did they just learn it that way.
Proctor actually preferred not to go to church because he disliked Reverend Parris; Proctor was not entirely sure of Parris's true intentions. When John expresses his frustration by stating, "when I look to heaven and see my money glaring at his elbows..." (Miller 65) it brings him great dissatisfaction, especially after working a long hard day on the farm. Some people in the town were afraid to express the same discontent Proctor has because they do not want to be accused of witchcraft. Although, others were bold enough to confront the court and converse with the judges about how they felt. Giles Correy, being one of the people who stands up, says, "and yet silent minister?
This quote shows that when they have thoughts of leaving the place, they limit their freedom by reminding themselves of the existence of God. Additionally, in “The Stranger”, Meursault’s freedom is limited by the people around him and the law of his world. For Meursault, his freedom in deciding to believe in God or not is taken away by the people around him because other people think that Meursault should naturally believe in God regardless of Meursault’s own decision. Also, his freedom of enjoying the physical world is limited by the law. After he went to jail, he couldn’t repeat his favorite actions anymore.
Religion is not supposed to be like a vending machine where you go, put in your request, and get something in return, but that is how these characters and many real people treat it. This shows another misuse of religion by showing a one-sided relationship where only the people get their desires. After arriving to see the angel, many were disappointed because the "consolation miracles, which were more like mocking fun, had already ruined the angel 's reputation" (3). Instead of being amazed the miracles were taking place, the people are disappointed that their desires are not being granted. These people do not come for religious purposes, they come to have their personal desires granted.
Before meeting Lady Continence, Augustine feels torn “between [the lust] against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh”; he wants to harmonize his feelings so he can “become [Y] our soldier” (VIII.11), who is not “bound to the earth… afraid of being rid of all my burdens” (VIII.11). Augustine feels guilty for being between a righteous life with God and an imperfect life with his secular desires, because he has acknowledged that a better life exists than he is living. However, he has not been able to make the full jump to being right with God. As a result of his internal dissonance, Augustine’s guilt manifests in a physically as Lady Continence. She appears to Augustine as “serene and cheerful without coquetry”, and tells Augustine to join the others who have already relinquished their earthly desires: “Cast yourself upon him, do not be afraid… Make the leap without anxiety; he will catch you and heal you” (VIII.27).
Reuven is very annoyed that Reb Saunders is not allowing his son to talk to him. He really misses Danny. Being forced to be in the same room with Danny, but not being allowed to talk to him, makes Reuven very frustrated. The silence is ugly, because it forces Danny and Reuven to be near each other and think bad things about each other, but it doesn’t allow them to talk. Because Reuven and Danny can’t talk, Reuven can’t be 100% convinced that Danny’s feelings about their friendship hadn’t changed.
A unique belief of the Southern Baptist Convention, is their belief in baptism. There are two beliefs about baptism that sets the Southern Baptist Convention apart from others (Humphreys 37). The first belief is that the only people that can be baptized is believers (Humphreys 37). Children are not considered believers and nor can be baptized, because they believe they are not old enough to take a step for faith for themselves (Humphreys 36). Also, there is no evidence of infant baptism in the New Testament (Odle 22).
He knows that he is not a good man. He believes that the punishment he has received didn’t fit his crime. The Misfit also believes that the world would be better off if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead. When the grandmother and him were talking about religion he Although he is not a good man, he does feels a bit of compassion for the grandmother when Bailey makes her cry, he says “Lady… don’t you get upset. Sometimes a man says things he don’t mean.
Reverend Parris is the minister of Salem.He is very proud because of his position though he scares of losing it. He is Betty’s father and Abigail’s uncle. In the book, the author indicates him as “there is very little good in himself”. Perris is a wormy, paranoid, unreliable and an ignoble character.He is totally a liar. He uses religion to scare people.
Samuel Parris was a man who cared a little too much about people 's opinion about him because of him being power hungry. He had a right to feel like that as a minister but because he cared so much it lead him to make poor decision. During the trials he only cared about clearing Abigail and Betty 's name so he wouldn 't look bad for having witchcraft under his roof. He didn 't really care about everyone