He has chosen to title his essay “Losing the War.” This however is not originally the title. The longer title is as follows; “World War II had faded into movies, anecdotes, and archives that nobody cares about anymore. Are we losing the war?” Albeit subtle subtle, this is perhaps one of the most powerful choices Sandlin made in his argument. He is suggesting that although the war is considered “won” in the history books, the trauma it caused —as the general nature of the war— is anything but victorious. He is also arguing that the American public is, actually, losing the war.
For a good part of human history (especially the medieval times), people counted on authority and tradition to decide their beliefs, views, and morals; Religion being a hugely-focused on truth in society. Pascal and Descartes were two early philosophers to question this. Pascal fully understood the uncertainty of God in reality; how science cannot prove or disprove a God, therefore
Also social and political motives. One important fact for the trend was Religious motives. The British believed that it was common sense that everyone should have their own rights of staying at a particular religion or having certain faiths and beliefs. The idea of coming to an island which is not domesticated or an untamed landscape inspired Britain’s and other bordering nations to take the harsh journey. The journey to find a new land in hopes of developing a better faith.
What was confusing in his confession was that he never admitted that he was in charge and he was responsible for war crimes. He quoted General Curtis Le May telling him that if they lost the war they would have been both judged for war crimes they committed. He also questioned, what is the difference between the war crime offender who won a war and who lost a war? In that unanswered question, one could find moral regret for what McNamara was part. Even more, his voice struggles with horrible facts
Development is closely linked to transformation and they are both not restricted to any area of life, since it is more concerned with things and people moving forward. However, this means that there is a variety of ways in which it can be achieved. Whether it is in science or religion, its effects are felt by the whole human race. Moreover, it can either change the cause of history or change people alone. And through the religious window much can be developed since much aspect of religion focuses greatly on the self.
Kilgore Trout goes to the Midland City. On the way to the Midland City, Kurt Vonnegut takes on the history and practices of American culture in an attempt to destroy those narratives that dehumanize and damage life on this planet. Vonnegut focuses on the narrative and blames the shameful practices of the American culture, and shows how the history of America is narrated in a voice that is childlike in its directness and honesty. Kurt Vonnegut dismantles the notion that any of this has led to democracy. The undispable flag was a beauty, and the anthem and the vacant motto might not have mattered much, if it weren’t for this: a lot of citizens were so ignored and cheated and insulted that they thought they might be in the wrong country, or
He sidestepped the question of his own opinion of the best religion by asserting that each follower of a religion deems his own religion to be superior. Nathan explains to Saladin that we subscribe to the religion we were raised with, by asking, “Well, whose faith and belief are we least likely to call into question? Isn’t it our own, that of the people to whom we belong?” (Lessing 3.7). If there is not faith in the power of one’s own religion, the religion ceases to exist, just as the power of the ring ceases to exist without faith in its abilities. Nathan also uses the Ring Parable to explain that only God can distinguish the true religion.
The question “why bad things happening to good people” still cannot be answered for the nonbelievers, a common critique of religion itself. Regardless of the problem of theodicy, however, religion has worked really well to create and maintain the reality. Berger explains that it is because religion legitimates effectively. “Religion has been the historically most widespread and effective instrumentality of legitimation…. it relates the precarious reality constructions of empirical societies with ultimate reality.”
The effect and impact of the atomic bombing of the Japanese people are understudied. Hiroshima demonstrated the power America’s atomic bomb and is often celebrated for its power, but commentary about the human consequences on the “hibakusha” is shunned from the larger narrative of World War II. In Japan, "hibakusha" means "the people affected by the explosion." It is crucial to include and study the “hibakusha” to understand and grasp the damage that a nuclear war can inflict on those involved. The medical and social effects of the bomb altered the lives of many Japanese civilians and these individuals are forgotten in World War II’s narrative.
The conflict between morality and religion. After having those arguments and discussions, I learnt to respond them in a proper way. No matter which of the religion or morality they stand for, we should respect and stand on their shoes. We would found that we share so many common values, if we open our mind to them. Self-leadership Self-leadership is one of my weaknesses.
• In this case, Mr. Reynolds was following the rules of his religion because he was believing that it was a way to please his god. • Mr. Reynold has the right to have his own belief, but once he committed the act of bigamy he broke the law. • In 1786 Jefferson wrote a bill for the Establishment of Religious Freedom, which basically says that there should be a separation of church and state. • The U.S government says that giving certain rights to a specific religion is wrong. • The laws of the land must apply to everyone because it can allow peace and have exclusive control of the territories.
In James Madison’s address to the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, “Memorial and Remonstrance”, he speaks about his opposition to a Bill which would provide provisions for teachers of Christian faith. He argues that such a Bill is an abuse of legislative powers, and he is bound by duty to prove why. Madison starts off by pointing out how religion is a personal freedom given to every man and it should not be controlled in any way by a governing body. That this unalienable right (religion) is formed by personal opinions and evidence created in an individuals’ mind. He continues on with saying how religion is an obligation given to every man to respectfully pay homage to his creator, and man cannot be a member of civil society without it, but if the General Authority imposes his religious beliefs in civil society he shall live in a state of reservation.
Mohammad 's symbolic life as a terrorist could be taken from his thought, “I am an American enemy.” which indicates assures his stoic enmity against the mission of the United States. He confidently goes on conforming his terrorist activity in the September killings where thousands of innocent people lost their lives. But, he clams no heroism for his indiscriminately destructive campaign. In the U.S.A. he repeatedly praise “the Language of War is Killing” to show his disagreement with America. According to the dream of Mohammad the war between American and the Arab world will go on until the U.S.A withdraws from the his land.
Patel wants everyone to embrace the many different religions that we have while believing that they all can coexist in the community “I realized that it was precisely because of America’s glaring imperfections that I should seek to participate in its progress, carve a place in its promise, and play a role in its possibility. And at its heart and at its best, America was about pluralism” (Patel 89). Patel says that pluralism should be embraced and individuals should have a better understanding of one’s religion before mistaking. These mistakes can lead to disputes and ultimately to pandemonium characterized in this text. America does have imperfections, but we can all make the most of it and understanding what we value so that it wouldn’t lead to conflict.
Another place Zinser uses emotional appeal is when he wrote, “Journalist, like Tom Fenton have blamed the media for failing to anticipate the pre-9/11 threat posed by terrorism” (Graff 364). By saying that the media is at fault for not anticipating the pre-9/11 threat he, Tom Fenton, believes that the media should be taken very seriously and are “in charge” of picking up clues from the people and places they are reporting on. Since Zinser uses this he is using Tom Fenton’s emotions on the subject to get the reader’s attention. This article used ethical appeal, logical appeal, and emotional appeal to grab the audience’s attention. As a whole, logical appeal was used predominantly, and emotional appeal used .