He emphasizes that organized religion and sects are more focused on following specific rules and practices, than concentrating on really understanding God and His ideas of humility, moral behavior and virtue. Benjamin Franklin tolerates and accepts people who have different mindsets and commit themselves to organized religions; however, even though Franklin believes in God and His creations, he considers organized religion as something that does not inspire morality and, instead, creates a hostile environment among people. The importance of religion is reflected through its use for society. Many people left their homes in Great Britain to start a new life in a foreign country they were not accustomed
Controversial topics are and have been a big part of our society all throughout history. One of the most controversial topics in history is the Bible. And inside it there are many hard things to understand that many people have one opinion while others may think in another way. One of this issues encountered in the Bible being if Christians are suppose to follow the Mosaic Law or the law that God gave to the Jews through Moses which consists of many rules and laws that the Jews should obey back at that time. In my opinion I strongly believe Christians are no longer under and not required to follow the Mosaic Law because it is impossible for humans to fulfill the Law without Jesus, also we now are saved through Jesus grace and our faith not
Part of the religious symbols in today’s world is irrefutable, and religious symbols play the role of unifying members of the common faith tradition. As John Lennon indicated, “The religious symbols are at our mind’s service and not the other way around; our minds aren’t at the service of that symbols”. Some critics claim that overrated faith, being stubborn and radical for trust and religion “sways” itself from different aspects. This may be right since the main ground for the war in Near Eastern and Far Eastern countries is radical religious faiths. However, when it comes to psychological and human rights sides of the religion, we cannot support the idea of prohibition of the religious symbols.
By shedding light on areas that need addressing, Russell rightly stirred a great deal of controversy and disagreement. Frequently, our man-made traditions, behaviors, and actions within a religion are wrongly designated as holy, but as we often say in class, “absolute power corrupts absolutely”; this is very evident in the watering down of Christian tradition through the power-grabbing tendencies of human nature. However, as in any aspect of life, if we are not willing to look into the parts of ourselves that need improvement, we will never grow. Though I may disagree with his broad categorization of Christians, I agree that his points are valid and definitely give the Christian faith a great deal to consider and work to improve
You cannot sodomize a Sacrament and expect God to say, ‘Well done.’ -E.A. Bucchianeri http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/same-sex-marriage Here you can see that this person, and most of the time the reason for being against gay marriage is because of people's religion, are against same-sex marriage because of God, these people learn that homosexuality is a sin from the bible, I understand how that can change people’s minds but the bible was written around 3500 years ago and many things have changed since then. There are many people that think that same-sex marriage shouldn’t be legalised and sadly in many countries it still isn’t, but it is slowly improving. The main reason of same-sex marriage going to be legalised are the protests that homosexual and heterosexual people have been making around the world, some protests have been ignored, some have been forced to be cancelled by the government but all have made other people think about LGBT rights. Sadly there have also been protests against LGBT
The last line quoted by Gary, is an especially important one. It not only teaches Stan, but also viewers not to judge someone based on the religion they follow. The episode implies that Joseph Smith wasn’t a prophet and that he made the whole book of Mormon up. This most definitely offends some viewers and followers of the religion, but the point of the episode is to bring light to issues within society. There are people in the world who disagree with the religion and that’s okay.
C. S. Lewis noted: "We need intimate knowledge of the past. Not that the past has any magic about it, but because we cannot study the future, and yet need something to set against the present." The journey of the Church was changed for the better, due to the aftermath of Martin Luther’s Thesis. Luther believed in a more active role of Christians in their walk with God and that the rules set by the Catholic Church were not based from Biblical rules that are required of them. From the time of Jesus, the search for the freedom to worship freely had been a struggle, with many followers of Jesus losing their life.
In fact there are many people who would argue that we could not function without religion. The biggest reason that society needs religion is to regulate behavior. Most of the laws that we follow today have their basis in religious teachings. There is considerable debate as to whether or not religion is required to make us good people but what is beyond dispute is that the rules for what is acceptable for society are largely based on religion. Without religion we would almost certainly live in a different type of society.
“Judge Not…” is a famous sentence that is found In Luke 6 and Matthew 7, which is widely used by Christians and non-Christians. People in the world often use; “judge not...!’ to silence whoever is preaching a gospel of repentance, and the misinterpretation makes people believe that they have a point. We are not going to interpret the context of judging, we are simply going to read the Bible and help you to understand what it really means. Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: Most people believe that the above verse restricts Christians from exposing sins in people. And they also believe that nobody should tell them what is right or wrong, or what the consequence will be if they fail to repent before it is too late.
With Christianity being the most popular religion being practiced in the united states, many individuals see themselves as separate from nature. Christian beliefs are taught that we are separate from nature and that we should be taking care of the earth and tending to it’s need. By putting a separation between ourselves and nature, Americans may not feel obliged to respect nature and all of it’s resources. Although in modern times we can see parallels between the Thai and American cultures thoughts towards nature, there are large differences between the two. I believe that the outlooks on nature are from both countries are so vastly different due to the differences in religions being practiced.