She guides in a way that shows the world 's approach, and Jesus ' approach and the effects both can have on the parent-child relationship and others. Dr. Whitehurst encourages parents to use Jesus ' teachings to guide them with certain principles that will influence their children and families in a positive way. She assures that parents will encounter temptations, but Jesus ' teachings can lead parents in a way to resist temptation and raise their children by Jesus 's approach and not the world 's approach. This method will help children become more receptive to Jesus and his messages through spiritual and character development. Dr. Whitehurst urges parents to learn more, so they can grow and share their insight with their children.
“The Christian teacher looks upon the child as a distinctive creature, made after the image of God Himself, and given an important place in the divine scheme of things” (Beer, Jaarsma, 2000, 5). As stated earlier many Christian educators that teach public school belief that you can’t have a biblical worldview within your classroom. We must not forget that we serve God first and that spreading the gospel is our duty. However, we can also do it in subtle ways that keep us from disciplinary actions. I am not suggesting revolting or secretive ways, But I believe witnessing through action is just as important as witnessing through professing one’s belief.
Carlin believes “Family Guy could prompt religious believers to think about their doctrines more, particularly: Gender of God, danger of creating god in human image” (Carlin 541). More active thinkers may begin to think deeply about their believes and prompt viewers to engage in a deeper understanding of their believes. Viewers may wonder more about their religious affiliations and begin to have epiphanies about the understanding of their lives. Carlin writes “Family Guy could prompt religious believers (both conservative and liberal) to view their beliefs from the outside” (Carlin 541). Carlin was commenting on how religion was a more traditional ideology and that new thoughts and actions could prompt for a theological revolution.
The Functionalist Perspective seeks to understand the role that religion plays in society, and is premised on how religion satisfies basic needs. One basic need for people is a meaning system. Religion provides a worldview and meaning system for the followers of the faith. But the ideals that a religion encompass alone are often not enough to compel one to follow the religion. Symbols and rituals are vital for helping the believer to take beliefs and make them understood internally in a way that compels them to follow the religion’s rules.
Although he agrees that it is beneficial to learn from other traditions, but conversion from their birth culture and tradition will add confusion to their identity. To support this he tells the reader to ask this question to themselves, “Am I attracted to this new tradition because of the essential teachings; or, is it because I find the rituals more fascinating; or, is it because I imagine this new tradition will be less demanding?”(445). If the person still converts after thinking the question through then he thinks it is essential that he does not comment on his previous faith. Throughout the essay Dalai Lama has given the reasons why religion plays an important role to shape the person. Every religion has an essential part to share an enriched diversity.
The Plastic Cow documentary was based on religion showing how important religion is around India. Doaism is similar they want everyone to practice some form of it somehow. Similar things happen with religion in China just like it happen in India. For example the newer generation is not that much interested in religion and doesn’t want to exercise it. This quote had brought several thoughts “Student cannot simply ‘think’ their way into enlightenment, but must generally be guided by teachers and have their progress validated by religious community”.
He is in a relationship with Sheri because he likes being with her and talking with her. “She was serious in her faith and values in a way that Lane had liked” (Wallace 151). Lane builds his moral beliefs upon God and his religious upbringing. Therefore in his mind, Lane believes is the true definition of being a good person and a good Christian. However, his interpretation of what it means to be a good person changes in the story when Lane discovers She is pregnant.
Compare and contrast the family values and traditions of three different cultures. How do the values, communication and spirituality resemble or differ from yours? What impact might these values have on the definition of child abuse/neglect? (1-2 pages) The three different cultures I will be comparing and contrasting will be Native American, African American and Hispanic. These three cultures share some similarities in their traditional value such as child rearing, where the training of children are not only done by the parents, but the extended family and community members also contribute in the growth of the child, by encouraging, correcting and educating them in the proper way to behave in the society.
John Winthrop 's sermon “A Model of Christian Charity” serves as an imaginative framework for which individuals must follow in order to create a better community— a community that is unified by the will of God. Two hundred years later in ‘Song of Myself”, Walt Whitman imagines a new community with a new set of guidelines. He emphasizes the importance of individuality and equality. Whitman’s vision is used as a lens through which Winthrop 's sermon is read. Although Whitman would agree with Winthrop that within a community there is a unifying force created by the individuals, he would argue that Winthrop’s imaginings of having a community modeled after god is not adequate because it will result in unfairness.
MORALITY AND RELIGION Sudakhya (434), First year, Philosophy Hons Miranda House "Does God love goodness because it is good, or is it good because God loves it?" PARAPHRASE OF SOCRATES’ QUESTION IN PLATO’S EUTHYPHRO This paper will discuss the relationship between religion and morals. Specifically, this paper will explore if morality depends on religion and whether one needs to be religious to be moral. Ever since the earlier times when human beings started documenting historical events it has been noticed that morality has persistently been linked with religion. Morality has been identified with adherence to godliness and divine, immorality with sin, and the moral law with the command of God so that the moral life is seen as a direct and personal relationship with the ultimate one.
The Spiritual Worldview Whether people choose to be a believer in God or a nonbeliever, their original worldviews tend to stem from the views of their family members. These worldviews are typically developed throughout early childhood and are based on the premise of wanting to be accepted by someone (typically family), this is classified as having extrinsic faith. However, as children grow up, they often begin to express their individuality and question their worldviews. This is a demonstration of intrinsic faith, which Sigmund Freud and C.S Lewis exemplify. Sigmund Freud and C.S Lewis are famous theologians who’s writings share a common parallelism, but disagree on whether or not there is a God.
But for Christians it isn’t about turning everyone into Christians but giving people a choice to hear other worldviews. In whole the purpose of the book is to help Christians free their faith from what others have deemed inappropriate for certain areas of life. That Christians need to take a stance to say that we will not sit aside and let others tell us what to do but to show others that what the truth of God is and how knowing God can change your life and your life outlook. In Repairing the Ruins Pearcey talks about how Christian education is important to show students how to repair the world. Education is used for students to seek out answers to world questions of what is happening around them.
In the book authored by, Hugh Whelchel, How then Should We Work? The author discusses how Christians should work in all avenues while serving God. How their work and the manner in which they perceive their job/career in scripture has a rich biblical meaning. The issue this paper will focus on is a key theme in Christians idea of work along with how this vocational calling affects the secular workforce. Furthermore, how the concept of vocational calling influences the individual’s psychological well-being for both the Christian viewpoint and the secular perspective and how career counselors can aid in facilitating an environment where they can educate people in order to help them find their gifts.
Sasha, parents with different religion learn to compromise with each other and sometimes just not talk about it to avoid long debates. People in different beliefs may have worldview conflicts, but they learn to be respectful about it with each other. Majority of the times, having dual-faith education are enriching and will strengthen families and benefit children
The utilitarian argument seems to make some sense, and deserves a thoughtful response. The difference in ethical issues are due to individual 's view about the beginning of life. Due to religion, culture and heritage the fate is founded up on, some believe life starts at conception and hence an embryo is a humane while others believe life starts after the embryo is implanted in the womb and hence the embryo resulted from fertilization outside the womb is not human. These controversies limit the resources of funds needed for the stem cell