It is possible to act in ways that are kind hearted and helpful without need of the church. Murdoch will also go on to point out this flaw in religion when she states, “Both morality and religion face the same insuperable difficulty” (Murdoch). Morals are based on how you view the world and how you act upon them. In some cases, people are inherently bad to their core and base their ethics with ignorance. There are good and evil sides to religion as well.
Throughout the novel the waknukian society moves father away from perfection due to their prejiduceness against “deviants’’, which creates fear, Isolation and anger. Waknukians are easily influenced by religious beliefs. These beliefs teach them to fear anyone/thing not normal. Fear manipulated the society into thinking normal meant good and ‘’deviant’’ meant evil.
People believe that the primary cause of wars and violence worldwide is religion. They base this assumption on two reasons; the first reason is examples of some wars that were actually caused by religion, the second one is words in the religious books that are misinterpreted. Most of those who believe that religion is the cause of wars, give the example of the Israeli-Palestinian, which according to these people is caused by religious beliefs. Jews believes that Palestine is actually the location of the ancient land of Israel, which according to the Hebrew, was granted to the Jews by God.
The two rulers took opposite approaches in their dealings with this religious group. Louis XIV allowed such persecution of the Huguenots in France that many of them fled the country. The Great Elector welcomed these refugees, making provisions for them legally and financially. The differences in how Louis XIV and the Great Elector reacted to the issue of the Huguenots show what they each thought was most important in ruling their countries. Louis XIV valued power more than anything, and he wanted to increase his control over his subjects.
If someone were to ask an active Jehovah’s Witnesses member if they think they are a part of a religious cult, their answer would surely be a resounding no. No one wants to admit that they may or may not be a part of a religion with cult tendencies, but the followers of the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization can be oblivious to what happens around them. The characteristics of the organization compared to what a standard cult would be defined as are almost uncanny. “Exploitive-destructive cults concentrate a large percentage of their efforts on recruiting new members and controlling the financial, social, familial, and sexual or aggressive lives of their members ‘for their own good’” (Peter Olsson 40).
When society limits religious practice to one faith, you have bullying by the state. When you limit to two religions, you can have civil war. When all faiths are welcome, you have peace because not one group can control all the others. Again, individual freedom is the key thing, this time in religion - for a smoothly running
(Alcorn, pg. 385) Even though it may seem moral in one society, but completely wrong in another, every civilization has its own form of constraint on a religion. These boundaries can be as noticeable as in China or as discreet as an American business. Alcorn’s Safely Home proves to us that the law of freedom of religion does not always mean people are free to express their religion in public.
Here I stand to say that for Johnson to burn the flag is very disturbing to our country as well to our peers. For him to do that wasn’t right and very rude. Many U.S. troops fight for our flag each and every day for our freedom and for us to live a natural free life instead of having many rules that would over power us.
Some people would say that this isn’t right, because based on this opinion, an atheist who doesn’t believe in God could hear this, get scared after hearing about this new look at the doctrine, and conclude that Jesus was actually crazy, with all of his words actually being nothing but lies. To be safe, this would be something that was more of a theory than actual proven truth. Nestorianism in today’s world is considered to be Christology, and is studied by many scholars, along with other types of theories. Many people even today would consider these teachings to be heresy. I think that sticking to what the Bible says and what I know to be truth is probably the best course of action.
The good of Puritans was based monumentally on their fear of God’s wrath. The fear of God worked very well at that time but with the changes of the country and the world at large this fear is less relevant now. Since now there are so many religions based on the religious freedom granted, the wrath of God does not do much to keep people virtuous. In Jonathan Edwards’s sermon he is adamant about everyone going to Hell if they were a sinner. Edwards preaches vindictively, “Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downward with great weight and pressure toward Hell; and if God should let you go, you would immediately sink” to get others to see how being wicked and a sinner brings on the wrath of God (47).
The 1st amendment is a God-given right and the fact remains that there will be idiots in a world that hands a microphone to the very first controversial person because a world that distorts the view of political, religious, and social matters to persuade a country to feel a certain way toward an issue deemed pivotal towards keeping the status quo of keeping a racial superiority while keeping a suspicious hint of racial tension. Just because a church exercises the right to free speech people try to add in emotions to an emotionless issue. If you added emotions into everything people would start getting arrested for calling someone ugly or annoying. The world and people as a whole need to learn to grow a set and learn how to not get offended
Religion is of great importance to many Americans, and many take pride in their beliefs and faith; however, sadly, religion can also arouse setbacks and conflicts. Many cases in today’s society have fallen under this problem, and their resolution is not always simple, as many factors are involved, such as public opinions and legal, constitutional rights. One of these cases has been the Vanderbilt case, where the Christian Legal Society (CLS) was prohibited from incorporating certain phrases, such as, “the group’s leaders should believe in the bible and in Jesus Christ as their lord and savior” (Paulsen), in their club’s Constitution. It also interdicted the club’s leaders from “lead[ing] Bible studies, prayer and worship” ("Vanderbilt University:
As religion plays a big part of a politics, not just in the United States, but also in other countries. A chosen religion can severely impact citizens in negative ways. For that, some countries grow and some countries can go into destruction. Having this in mind religious freedom is one of the main reasons people come to America. People move here to be free from the strict domain rule of government and to be able to have the ability to practice any religion they desire and to voice their opinions without persecution.
Religion and American Soceity I do believe that Religion society still exist and it still is important because in most countries religions are different from others and they have there own special way .People in America can be apart of any religion and go to whatever church they please or satisfy them , but to also make sure their receive what they went to the church to hear and praise about. Although some americans does not praise or worship the same god, it is apart of their religion of soceity . For example, chinese people praise a man that you would see in most of their resturants and maybe in their homes . Some Indians praise the same god as us but most doesn’t , some may go to the same church as us but others may prefer to praise their god somewhere other than a church.