Religious Hypocrisy In Flannery O Conner's Short Stories

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Throughout the course of any given weekend across America a religious ritual is taking place. People find themselves returning to church and sitting in the same seat because they consider themselves devoted Christians. The congregation sings songs of joy and pray as if judgment day was upon them. The majority of Christians illustrates an imitation Christ-like character but secretly conceal their true sinful ways deep within their hearts. Flannery O’Conner in her short stories “A Good Man is Hard to Find,” “Revelation,” and “Everything That Rises Must Converge” uses her theme of religious self-righteous hypocrisy to persuade readers to examine their spiritual life, repent of their sine, and begin living authentic Christian lives. In Flannery
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