They are responsible for themselves and only themselves. The whole psychology of it, the strengthening of religion in hardship isn’t totally absurd. It would seem through all the loss involved in situations like the Holocaust or 9/11, that some aspects aren’t completely lost. Perhaps putting all one’s faith in a God could supply help to make it through extremely difficult times. It could help keep people alive as they wait for some sort of redemption or subtle sign that their God is there with them.
Their work ethic was the belief that hard work was an honor to God which led to a successful reward. They believed that the devil was behind every evil deed. They went to great lengths to warn their members of the dangers of the world. They prayed before they slept at night, when they woke up in the morning, on Saturdays and at church services. God was the most important part of their lives so prayer was a major part of their daily lives.
Dimmesdale was a devout Puritan, and because of how hard they were on themselves he believed that he can no longer live a life of happiness. His despair was inflicted upon him once he committed adultery with Hester Prynne and decided to keep it secret.“While thus suffering under bodily disease, and gnawed and tortured by some black trouble of the soul…”(Hawthorne 117). The pain came from deep within Dimmesdale, and he believed that one sin can destroy his whole life. Puritanism is now looked upon as one of the hardest religions because of their strictness in their ways of life. They truly believed that if they sinned they would be looked at as if they were scum in the eyes of the church, and this was exactly how Dimmesdale saw himself.
How do you compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to you their faith, their anger, their defiance?....Why do you go on troubling these poor people’s wounded minds, their ailing bodies?”(Wiesel 68) Wiesel clearly is losing faith in God because he has seen babies burned alive, families killed together. Wiesel blames God for what has happened. Additionally, Elie Wiesel is not thankful for God anymore because he is not in Auschwitz helping him and the rest of the Jews. Wiesel feels anger towards God. For instance, Wiesel claimed, “For the first time, I felt anger rising within me.
Found in most culture, a savior is a humane person who challenges the established norm and tries to bring good into the established place and also submits himself to the well-being of the community. One of these saviour is Jesus Christ, who, with his life, helped establish the basic doctrines of Christianity. In the novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Ken Kesey, McMurphy plays a similar role as Jesus, representing his actions and life. McMurphy is the man who challenges the established norm of the ward and Nurse Ratched. Through their time with the people, both McMurphy and Jesus performed many exemplary works, which mostly helped the people around the.
The Puritans were a strong unified religious community that centered their lives and their community on a specific set of beliefs. They believed that life was a test and those who passed this test would not only be successful, but also be delivered to holy blessedness all their lives and in the next. On the other hand, those who failed this test would face the consequences of a life damned by the devil. Notably in addition to that belief, they were God’s advocates and God’s law were their political laws. One specific facet of the Puritan belief system discussed in this paper is religious exclusiveness.
Mormonism is my personal religion and is something that I have put my heart into. It plays an important role in society because it teaches people to respect each other 's values. As the Messiah Lutheran Church taught me, it is important not to devalue the worth of someone else 's religion because what may be wrong to one person can mean the world to another. So, although I sometimes think that my church can be the most boring and time consuming concept on the face of the Earth, I recognize its importance in my life. Mormonism is a part of who I am and it has taught me lessons in life that apply to all of my troubles.
This point may seem like an obvious assumption, everyone knows service is done out of love and obedience to Christ. But as Foster points out so frequently it is more than knowing the facts of, as he puts it being "the towel" really is, it is a discipline in which one must destroy their pride and lusting flesh in order to achieve true humility in service. True service in the eyes of Foster is the little things you do in secret that discipline your flesh. It is the act of listening, common courtesy, holding one another up in support, sharing the gospel, and lastly keeping slanderous words from out your mouth and from around you. True service as defined by Foster is something that can be easily done once one denies himself with the act of discipline.
Father Greg looks up to Jesus especially in times like these. He makes the connection that when Jesus says to love your enemies, it doesn’t mean you have to cease loving those who love us. Just because it is harder, doesn’t mean it is better, it is just harder. When we are able to love our enemies we will start to truly live in a world who God is. I think this story is extremely important.
In my parents’ household we were taught to be respectful and that entails not objecting the opinion of the elders. The cultural difference between the society and our household was a source of many disagreements, especially related to fairness. I interpret society’s values as the ones that have goal of keeping order in a country. These values could be justice and equality. These values have very clear distinction between right and wrong.