“When you believe that yours is the only way for humankind, millions of people might be killed because of that idea” quoted from the book I read “Living Buddha, Living Christ”. At first, I though many religionists are stubborn, refusing to accept and understand others’ though and idea from another stream of religion. However, the author of this book have given me a deep insight inspiring me to re-think what true meaning of mindfulness, gratefulness and religion are. One important point here is that the existence of confrontations are not necessarily due to religious things. Actually, provided that people from different background can reach a peaceful platform eventually and recognize the significance of respecting other traditions and culture, a basic peaceful world would be established in a foreseeable time without doubts.
But as the man aged he became distracted by a need to reaffirm his Mongol origins, and so he launched a number of ill-fated military campaigns which both tarnished his reputation and almost bankrupted the country." This quote explains how Kublai Khan’s management ability had impacted his empire. Although Kublai Khan had all of these failed missions, he was still able to conquer China. Since Kublai Khan did not concentrate on conquering land, his military was weak which gave his less power than Genghis
The colonists were not happy with the military presence and became wary of the growing amount of restrictions and taxes. The combined taxes and military presence was restricting the freedoms that the men and women had the rights to. The British Government did not believe that they deserved as many rights as British citizens, even though they were still loyal subjects to the crown. The British soldiers that had been placed in cities all over the colonies were often treated poorly, even though they were only doing what they were told by their leaders. To many of the colonists, they were seen as oppressors, instead of as a necessary evil to keep peace.
Ai Wei-Wei is rebelling against his culture through his public statements in the articles. Ai Wei-Wei has always seems to reject and deny what the chinese government has given society. He states “This is a society that sacrifices human rights to make a profit”, which proves Ai Wei-Wei is rebelling against his culture. He does not agree with the way is government runs, even though is has run this way in his culture for generations. Yet, he believes that the government needs to change, even though the government has been running this way in his culture.
According to Earhart, the early Christian mission was a failure because of the exclusiveness of Christianity. Christianity did not spread well in Japan because it did not accommodate any other Japanese religions of the time. Earhart believed that the ”stark contrast with the Japanese religion” is what caused Christianity to be expulsed from Japan (Earhart 165). Another interesting point Earhart makes is comparing the early spread of Christianity to the development of other forms of Buddhism. To Earhart, the spread of Buddhism and other religions in Japan is attributed to the “relative instability of the social and political situation” of that time (Earhart 163).
In summary, "stop and frisk" should not be a law anymore because it does not help our community, in fact, it ruins it. The primary reason that shows why to stop and frisk ought not to exist as a law is because guiltless individuals are getting accused of unsafe individual activities. Nevertheless, people still believe that "stop and frisk" protect them and that people from different races are a danger to the society. What people are claiming is false claims because it is not proven by actual statistics. Some people still think that "stop and frisk" is a law that helps bring peace to the nations.
The spread of Influenza in the early 20th century gave people a gloomy feel for that time. Some people thought that the Influenza infection was a sign from their gods so they let religion influence their choices while dealing with the infection. Other people were displeased by the fact that the government wasn’t taking the infection seriously and that people were receiving little to no care. Lastly there were doctors and volunteer nurses who were with people that had Influenza and didn’t get the infection. After looking at all of the documents, it’s obvious that their were some different views towards the spread of the Influenza infection.
Martin Luther had many different beliefs than that of the Roman Catholic Church and the church did not, however, respond well to them. Luther first attacked the selling of indulgences because the put and unnecessary strain on the people not to mention he thought it to be a sin. The Roman Catholic Church did not favor this one because that is how the received most of their money for building things. He believed that you could go to heaven by faith alone. This, however, was not a principle of the Roman Catholic church believes once you are saved you go to heaven.
Many people over the years have tended to break the laws for the common good and have had justifiable reasons to why they broke these laws. These people feel that these laws have a negative attribute to the citizens and that it does not promote security and safety for them. Therefore, they break the law to try to change it and turn it into a law that promotes equality, justice, and safety. Additionally people come to terms that some laws might never change, but are willing to turn them into laws that all citizens can agree and abide to.
Hinduism and Buddhism are different because of their beliefs, government, and social structure and more. Both of these religions started in ancient india, although they began at different points in time. Hinduism’s world view is different from Buddhism’s because in Hinduism, people had to believe in Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu, along with other gods and goddesses like when it says in the reading, “unite your soul with Brahman.” In Buddhism however, people were free to believe in as many gods or goddesses as the pleased as long as they believed in The Buddha. Secondly, Hinduism and Buddhism are different because of their government. Hinduism has no one central figure in it’s religion because it was created over time by many powerful people and in Buddhism, the one leader of the religion is The Buddha.