Many people claim to follow the religion of Christianity and all of his sayings. These people claim that they are truly Christians however their actions prove otherwise. These types of people are usually called nominal Christians. Olaudah Equiana argues that these people are nominal Christians who don’t believe in the true religion. By doing unchristian like things kidnapping young Africans like Olaudah from their home to unknown lands, only thinking of wealth instead of thinking about the life’s they were affecting, and forcefully removing Native Americans from their homes. In the narrative of Olaudah Equiano he was taken at a young age of eleven and after being forced to travel to variety of masters until he was sold a master whose …show more content…
Olaudah argues that these Christians did acts in which they would never do to their own religion. When they described the Native Americans they called them “savages” who eats roots. The natives even tried to adapt to seem more present with their time for example teaching Christianity, replaced their stick and wattle homes and used foreign methods for crops. However this was not enough and they still forced them out of their homes. If they were truly Christians they wouldn’t have treated them or anyone else .They would of still have their home and the culture of Native Americans These “Christians” who were taught to be kind and follow the lord rule did horrible things in their lifetime. They really thought they were doing nothing wrong because in the bible it mentioned how people owned slaves. They never thought how forcing slaves out of their Home and forcing slaves work till they literally died or got too old. Nominal Christians never really followed the religion but still themselves Christians. They forced Indians out of their home, treated Africans horrible while they owned the, and they truly only cared about the
Jahafraka responded well to the intervention Jahafrak continues to make progress towards his goals. Jahafrak stated, being punished, being hit, yelling, being teased, being talked about in a negative way and being singled out. Jahafraka stated, privileges taken away, suspension from school, not being able to go outside, and cell phone been taken away. Jahafraka completed the worksheet. Jahafraka stated that he got angry at his grandmother a few days ago when he was asked to come inside.
The morning or 2-2-16, Laquez was washing clothes, and he used all of the detergent. The mother (Tyronda) threw a beer bottle and hit him on his right shoulder; his should is sore (no mark seen). Tyronda threatened him with a hammer and knife. She called the police, and the police went to remove Laquez for his protection. Tyronda verbally stated that she hope he got run over by a vehicle.
In today’s society, we have former National Football League(NFL) quarterback Collin Kapernick who’s no longer in the NFL because of his protest against racial inequality. However, many people believe he is no longer in the NFL because of his talent. Kapernick led the 49ers to Super Bowl 47. Although they didn’t win, he threw for 302 yards with a touchdown and rushed for 62 yards. Therefore, he didn’t get kicked out of the league because he wasn’t good enough, but for sitting down during the national anthem.
Jonathan Edwards version of God was very aggressive and unforgiving. Insult after continuing insult, this does not seem like the Jesus Christ with the wonderful forgiving spirit. With the words, “God hates you,” repeated multiple times throughout the sermon, it is truly hypocritical that the God described as forgiving and loving of all would say “I hate you,” every five minutes. I personally feel like this is not the way God would like to be described, and that God would much rather liked to be showed as a forging and gentle spirit.
When people started converting to Christianity the Africans realized that “none of them [were men] of title” (Achebe 119). The Igbo people put men of achievement on a societal pedestal and give them respect only because of their accomplishments, which also means that there are outcasts. The people that have not achieved much are looked down upon in society and are seen as subordinate. Another example of Christianity’s acceptance is how they “educated their converts” (Source C). In the novel, Christianity’s customs contrasts to the Igbo in that the Christians accept individuals as they are and not by what they have accomplished.
Olaudah Equiano was one of many individuals who were taken from Africa and sold into slavery. However, he was unique in that he was eventually able to buy his own freedom, while most enslaved Africans were forced to live their entire lives in bondage. Equiano's story began when he was kidnapped while playing outside with his sister on a day when all the adults in his village were working. The kidnappers brought him and his sister far away from home and sold them into slavery, putting them to work for a family. Equiano planned to escape but was sold again before he could do so, and was subsequently moved to various countries along the coast.
In his autobiography, former slave turned abolitionist and writer, Frederick Douglass, makes a rather bold statement about the relationship between religion and slavery. He goes so far as to say that the most zealous religious practitioners made the cruelest masters and “found religious sanction and support for [their] slaveholding cruelty” (Douglass 32). However, this raises the question of how radical this idea truly is. Is it really so hard to believe that people would be more likely to dig out and stress religious beliefs that coincide with their own actions?
Evangelical preachers, in keeping with their social doctrine that targeted the disadvantaged in society, attempted to convert slaves and Native Americans. Prior to the Awakening no one had made a serious effort at their conversion for fear that Christianity was “a step towards freedom” (357). Slaves attended evangelical sermons en masse, wary of the Anglican ministers who supported their masters. Evangelical Christianity offered moments of release and equality from the perpetual suffering of a slave’s life. This did not mean, however, that the evangelists actively opposed slavery.
Christianity was, to the slaves of America, (something with a double meaning). In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, Frederick Douglass, the author, argues about how Christianity can mean one thing to a free white man and something completely different to a black slave. The slave owners follow the ‘Christianity of the Land’ while the slaves follow the ‘Christianity of Christ.’ Frederick begins to build his credibility to a, white, northern, audience by including documents from trustworthy writers and by getting into personal experiences through his writing. Throughout the narrative, he is articulate in how he writes, and it shows the reader that he is well educated.
Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
In life some feel the need to prove something to others. That they are better, stronger, or even more intelligent. Whatever the case may be people will go through extreme measures to prove themselves. But who do we really need to prove anything to? Is it our parents?
Douglass demonstrates how religious hypocrisy morally bankrupts the white slave holders turning them into brutes in their supposedly superior social class. While at Coveys plantation, Douglass sees the religious hypocrisy of the slave holders. The slave holders set Covey above them as if his words and ideas are divine. They have a corrupt sense of morality, using religion as a base for their rules of slave holding
In chapter 3 of Speaking of Jesus, Carl Medearis talks about what it means to own Christianity. He says "If we don't truly know what the gospel is, we have to find an explanation for Christianity." Meaning that if we do not know what the gospel is or what it is teaching us, then we try to define it by our own standards, and that is where it gets messy. Medearis talks about how Christianity is more than a religion, but it is a relationship and people tend to not understand that. He explains why people are so defensive and put up their guards towards Christians, because Christians can be so judgemental.