History has traditionally portrayed Indians as savage and uncivilized barbarians who committed violent acts against white colonists. In contrast, historians depict the English colonists as morally superior Christians whose desire to colonize was motivated by the salvation of Indian souls. Furthermore, history suggests that once the Indians had received an education and were adapted to the English lifestyle, they would abandon their previous savage life, which was inferior by comparison. James Axtell argues the Indians had stronger moral values than the white settlers, and thus acted in a more Christian manner compared to the colonists’ behavior. Furthermore, Axtell claims the kind and respectful disposition of the Indians compelled the
I believe that the relationship between the British and Americans could not have been saved primarily because England had always had a big bully mentality; you better agree with me or suffer the consequences kind of approach. In actuality, that is exactly how the Puritan arrived in America. The Puritans were once people of political influences but soon were being persecuted; they preferred to follow the Bibles as guides to their daily lives instead of the King of England. It got to the point, the Puritans decided to face the dangerous journey to the New World in hopes of freedom to practice their religion in peace. In comparison, America was similar to Belize a former British colony able to establish self rule under the British Commonwealth
From Calvin’s point of view, they sinned because God willed their sin. On the other hand, Calvin made clear that every person is responsible for their choices and their sins. These imply that even though humans may sin, God will love them still. Calvin believed that humans are God’s masterpiece because they are blessed with the intellect to differentiate between evil and good. However, a human society needs to be constructed in a certain way in order to prevent them from doing evil.
Elijah Muhammad who is very passionate about the Nation of Islam assumes that the African Americans are Allah’s masterpieces whereas the white people are devils and need to be completely demolished (Baldwin 72). Baldwin’s views are the complete opposite and does not believe the white’s are mischievous humans that need to be exterminated, instead the African Americans should take this rage and utilize it as ambition to fight for freedom the correct way, which is humanity. Baldwin has bad but also has many good relationships with whites, he understands that this will have no effect based on the information Elijah brainwashed his followers with. Baldwin realizes that instilling this distaste will only push the blacks further away from achieving freedom. Not only will eliminating the white community make things worse, but it is not even manageable based on the statuses of the two races; whites inherited more valuable resources and advantages then the black (Baldwin 101).
The Grand Inquisitor sees it, Christ has actually done mankind a disservice by keeping people from obtaining security. Most people he says, are too weak to tolerate the burden of free will. As the outcome, he says that “the one who questioned you then,” sense Satan, was right and Christ was wrong. Ivan believes that mankind is not competent to handle the magnificent trouble of free will, and should have given a leader to obey
By stating that the Native Americans dependence on the US Government deserved a “holy” day implies that the dependency on the government should be equated with that of the Christian faith on the Bible (154). Amongst American culture Christianity was evident and holy days were practiced. Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s comparison shows that the American Government viewed their role on the level of God, as they had that much control over the Native Americans. When this analogy is combined with the horrific way that Christians have treated the Native Americans throughout history it creates a vile taste in ones mouth. These poor individuals are dependent on the hands that placed them in such a negative position.
This epidemic is killing many people, this would normally be seen as a terrible thing but St. Cyprian does not value life in this world. He sees life as a burden or pain, which explains why he says many Christians were “being liberated from the world.”1 Again he reassures himself that he has the correct set of beliefs by expressing that only Christians, like himself, are able to enjoy the afterlife. St. Cyprian also saw society breaking down as a test to see who would make the morally correct decision especially when it’s the absolute least convenient time.
Therefore, people that profess to be “good” also break God’s law and have hard and unrepentant hearts, we can see In book of Romans 2:1-5. Because of the way they are doing, they brought condemnation and judged to all men. So who can save them from condemnation and judgement? How can they have a salvation? Therefore, Paul told that the only way to save them from condemnation is to have faith in Jesus Christ, that’s reason why, he wasn’t ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it’s the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, Romans 1:16.
Oscar Wilde said “selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” That said, the Puritans were a very religious group of people who wished to escape religious persecution in order to spread their beliefs to others. Their hatred and enmity of both the church was so great they could no longer stay in England. In their point of view, there was nothing wrong with what they did at all. Their reason for leaving was religious freedom, but their way of thinking was mean and inconsiderate. For people that felt attacked and persecuted for following a certain religion, they were certainly did not show any empathy towards others who had views opposing theirs.
The difference of skin color or race is taught, and we are taught to act a certain way this creates our children’s view. Who then become adults who act on what they were taught. And when these spiteful people grow up. Other’s human rights are sacrificed and the people who are indifferent to this only make it worse because of these, human rights cannot be actualized due to existing beliefs of white supremacists as well as the teachings of Christian churches. The term white supremacy or supremacists is used for people who believe that the white races are superior over all the others.
However, Las Casas felt that the Natives should be treated equally, since he believed Jesus died for the Natives just like he died for the Europeans. He noted their sophisticated, very well-developed societies. When Europeans came into contact with Native Americans, they tried to spread Christianity and force Natives to convert to their religion. This is because people who sided with Sepúlveda felt that their religion was superior and wouldn’t ever fathom that they could adopt any of the Natives’ religions. Places in the “new world” that were under Spanish rule often were exceedingly religiously intolerant.
“no religious outlook or Weltanschauung, can enjoy a privileged status, let alone be adopted as the official view of the state” I found this passage noteworthy because it demands that no religious outlook be put before another, but that is exactly what happens and has been happening, all these years. I would like to say that I think the reason there is such a lack of equality with different countries and “cultures” and why we are in constant war is because of this exact reason; religion. Most religious people always think their religion is better than another persons and this causes conflict. The countries laws reflect their religious views in the morals that they choose to have. If religion wasn 't such a big concept would we find peace between different cultures and countires?