The whole book is predicated on the flawed and distressingly common assumption that those without religion are missing something vital - that they have a hole in their lives that only religion can fill. Apparently I’m not getting the most out of my life because, unlike faithful Christians, I am doing it all wrong simply because no one told me how to do or think things properly. People thinking for themselves is unethical, according to Botton. After this read, I felt enlightened to live exactly how I’ve been living which is without religion. The context of religion and other perspectives of living made reading these texts very intriguing.
Tony trusted God had a plan for all those decisions he didn’t agree with. Just like my parents had a reason for the decisions I hated as a kid. We can’t always see the reasoning or what is going on, we just need to trust the people making the decisions and respect those decisions. Though I didn’t always have the same respect for my parents as Tony did for his coaches. It is something I’ve learned to have.
3x5: Clarke and Bellamy 's Argument A lot of people are upset about Clarke and Bellamy 's scene in 3x5 when Clarke sneaks into Arkadia to talk to Bellamy. The main thing I 've seen is people calling Bellamy abusive when he yelled at Clarke about her leaving them, him bringing up "things of the past", and him playing her emotions before handcuffing her to the table to bring her to Pike. While I agree with others that that move was wrong and manipulative, I 'm curious as to why everyone is so hell bent on Bellamy suppressing his emotions, especially when everything he said was true. It doesn 't matter that Clarke was over it, that she put it in the past, becase Clarke isn 't the only person that matters. Problems don 't just disappear for
I cried and cried and cried. And she apologized and said she “didn’t realize” she was hurting me. We are definitely not close friends at all, but we don’t ignore each other and we talk at church, but it will never be the way it was and frankly I am glad that this “obstacle” happened. It was a big page turner and I like to think of it as a blessing in disguise. If this is how my ”best friend” acts then I don’t want to build a close friendship with her.
Last year I realized I lost and had no friends, I started to get depressed and did not want to do anything anymore. I learned that this was a crisis and my adrenaline started pumping. It took me awhile to figure out I do not need anybody that does not need me. I learned that once something bad happens, you realize you are not alone in this world. Everything happens for a reason, good or bad.
Why did he let it happen in the first place? There were too many unanswered questions about God that Elie constantly thought about. Eventually Elie just got tired of asking them. He no longer wondered. Instead he just stopped believing.God was not real to Elie, because if he was, he would have done something to help.
That is what I thought and realized when I heard your teachings. That is why I am going on my way: not to seek another doctrine, for I know there is none, but to leave all doctrines and all teachers and to reach my goal alone or die. But I’ll often think of this day, oh exalted one, and of this hour, when my eyes beheld a saint. ” (Hesse 35) Gotama was personally instructing his followers on how to reach enlightenment, but could not convey the true meaning of enlightenment to his pupils. Siddhartha realized that he could not replace the feelings that he had inside of himself with teachings and disciplines.
Yet, if I chose to let them know about my preferences in such situations, I believe they would do their best to understand but I still believe they would never agree to let me die in any kind of situations. Overall, I really enjoyed reading these sections of the Ghost Boy, and it really made me think how vulnerable but amazing our body and mind is. It made me think of how we live day by day, sometimes ignoring what is around us and keeping ourselves busy. Sometimes complaining about insignificant things while there are people suffering more than us. Instead, “treat everyone with kindness, dignity, compassion, and respect whether or not you think they understand or not - never under estimate the power of the mind…” Martin
I know I am not supposed to question why God does the things that He does but in this case I cannot stop myself from questioning it. I like to believe He has done this to make my family stronger, since my papaw was the person to hold our family down, and to appreciate family and memories instead of material things of life. Even though my papaw does not remember any of the memories that we have made together I would never
Question 1: Insight 1 On page 73 the author states “faith or its lack is the root cause of obedience or disobedience, faithfulness or sin”. Our society lacks of faith in God has lead us to disobey God’s Natural laws. I believe that we are subject to suffering because we do not believe in God’s power. According to the author faith is more than just mere belief, it is a deep commitment to God. Insight 2 Personally, hope is a virtue that makes me get up every day and see past all the terrible things happening in today’s world.