Losing the Faith? During difficult times, many people turn to their faith in order to help themselves deal with the situation that they are going through. However, difficult times may cause people to stray away from their faith or forget about their beliefs all together. In his novel, Night, Elie Wiesel describes in detail his time spent in a concentration camp.
Another time when Elie losses his faith in his god is when he started to question why were all these terrible things happening to him, and why didn 't he do something about it, “What are You, my God? I thought angrily. How do You compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to You their faith, their anger, their defiance? What does Your grandeur mean, Master of the Universe, in the face of this cowardice, this decay, and this misery? Why do you do on troubling these poor people’s wounded minds, their ailing bodies?”
Some believe their physical or mental illnesses are inflicted upon them purposefully by God, because they have done wrong in the eyes of the Lord. Therefore, these individuals “felt that God was punishing them, had deserted them, or did not have the power to make a difference, or felt deserted by their faith community” (Koenig, 2009, p.287). Therefore, they conclude that God is angry with them, and they deserve the punishment. They may feel shunned or neglected by God. Many believe that as a result of this, God will not heal their mental illness through any form of religious therapy.
There was were a lot of problems going on at school and in my personal that I started to ask why me and I just felt like giving up completely, but I made through 7th grade. The theme of this quote is loss of faith, because Eli used to be very religious and he said that prayer was his life, but now all that faith is leaving him and he is questioning God ever since he has been in the concentration camps. This theme is important because faith is what keeps us going and losing faith isn’t a good thing especially in the situation Eli is
They believed that there were few people that God had specifically chosen for salvation, “the elect.” The rest of them were condemned to damnation. As a result, they lived in constant fear and worry, as they looked for
The reason I believe this is because if something bad is happening to me and I gave up I think that it would be more painful giving up then praying and believing in God to come help me and deliver me from evil like He says he will in the bible. God works in many ways that people may not understand but in the end, I know He does it for a reason. The Holocaust was a horrible time and I don’t think anyone would want to back to the time period. I think the Jews were saved because of their power of praying.
Sweet Rebecca Nurse shall hang! Poor John Proctor, his reputation torn to ruins by the very people that claim to follow your justice! Still unwilling to cave into confessing a lie even after being sentenced to his untimely death. I have not upheld the justice of my Lord as he has, and yet he is the sinner! Why do the wicked benefit while the just are persecuted?
They were starving for freedom. The Holocaust has left a heavy impact on many people. During the Holocaust Elie started to Lose his faith in god, while also becoming hopeless that he would survive and making a connection between him and his
The crusades was also a very sad and depressing time. Many people who didn 't even fight in the crusades had lost their lives because of the religion they believed in. If they were not the ones to lose their lives then they had lost someone important to them. Document 3 states that the crusades sometimes happened because christians were trying to take back their land from muslims. Some were only looking to fight for their religion but others had done it for fun.
Hersh has threw away his contract and therefore gave up on his relationship with god. This loss of faith is applicable today because a lot of people become hesitant of their faith when tragic things happen to them. As long as religion exists there will always be strife attached to it whether it is inside the individual or between
Eli's life was changed drastically in a matter of a couple hours. He saw and went through a lot causing him to lose his religious faith. He isn’t the only one who lost his belief. Others like his father began to lose his faith and sense of hope. At the age of 14 Eli and his family were evacuated from their homes into a ghetto afterwards they are sent to a concentration camp better known as Auschwitz.
In a time of crisis, one is supported to call upon their God to have something to believe in. But what does one do when they have lost their faith? They must believe in themselves. During the Kaddish prayer, Elie begins to realize that God is testing all the Jewish in the camp. Elie believes that the men are strong, but not strong enough to face the camps alone; “Yes, man is stronger, greater than God…