Doubt Based on the evidence in Patrick Shanley’s play, The Doubt: A Parable, Father Flynn is innocent because there is no tangible proof of sexual assault and Sister Aloysius is only trying to hurt Father Flynn for being different. The whole parable is about the term, doubt. It has readers flipping back and forth between the notion of Father Flynn guilty of committing sexual assault, and not being guilty. The end of the parable offers no precise verdict in the case. It leaves its readers confused, and demanding of an answer.
Tom and Daisy’s attachment of high social status and wealth kept their marriage. Daisy was a shallow and greedy woman who would stay with men simply for luxury and entertainment. She loved no one but herself. They are the same type of people — old money and self-centered. Meanwhile, Gatsby’s obsession of reaching his “American Dream” blinded his eyes and made him thinks that he was in love with Daisy.
I think the arguments made by McBryer are invalid because I believe that there is nothing like objective morality. However, reasonable individuals can agree on what is moral or not. The main problem with the arguments made by McBryer is they fail to take into consideration the fact that reason counts for little when morality is inspired by religion. Morality based on religion usually diverts from what most people would consider moral. For example, how can one convince a devout Muslim that it is wrong to deny girls education?
Asking the invisible for more is rude. It might seem also wrong for many of us that are religious to call God “invisible” in this writing. Only because he is not invisible he “lives through the church and our hearts.” Even if there was a God, why do we tend to ask him for more. Have we grown lazy enough that we ask the invisible for the impossible? To change things that are ruled by nature.
“‘One nation under God’ is indisputably a statement of religious belief. By including it, the government is unconstitutionally using patriotism as a secular cover for advertising that particular belief” (Sherman). When people politely refuse to utter these words, they are often persecuted and considered as citizens lacking in nationalism. They are simply refusing to take part in the recitation of a false statement. The United States is categorized as a secular, free country, and should live up to the expectations that accompany such title.
The Eyes are so secretive, that no one knows who is or isn't one. In addition, they are meant to spy on people, but to people living in Gilead they are seen as the eyes of the lord; based upon religious perspectives. When Offred was accompanied by Nick she was relieved, but also suspected him to be an Eye. Lastly, both governments believe the only way to achieve this control is through fear, explaining the strict rules and monitoring of the people. This is portrayed through both
However, the idea of an organized religion seems fake to Holden. I think that this is because of traditions behind these religions which Holden doesn’t feel connected with. Also, Holden likes simplicity. He just wants a faith and connection, uninterrupted by things he considers trivial. At many other points throughout The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger criticizes religion.
This shows John’s heroism because not many people would openly admit to disliking their minister, especially when they are being interrogated for witchcraft. He stood up for his opinion even when the stakes are so high. Such a statement would be taken as an act against the church directly, though Hale senses John’s honesty and takes the statement at face value. Another clear example of John’s heroism happened towards the end of the play when he refused to sign his confession. In refusing to do so, he called out the corrupted justice system.
They say that his dignity would be lost. People think that he was judged because of his religion. This could lead to the fear of losing his dignity. This is untrue because it does not matter what the world around us thinks, it only matters what God thinks. People also assume that with the hard life Charles was already living, it would be to mentally draining to live with the criticism of unbelievers.
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.
However, many believe that evil is a result of poverty and not a result of the human condition. This kind of attitude leads to thinking things like law enforcement being not essential. This results in a bad attitude toward authority. Having placed my faith in Christ, I understand that this is not true. Sin is in all humans very nature (Galatians