Others may say that school is not made for acknowledging God. They think that only Churches are a place to show your love for God. However, praying builds student’s morality. It is a way to help guide them to make the right decisions. Prayer helps these values that are taught in school.
Having said that, I believe that some use religion as a way to silence the fear that they hold about things they do not understand. Instead of learning they choose to use their faith as the be all end all of their knowledge. I think that they choose to do this because they are afraid that they are wrong. If someone has grown up believing that something is the absolute truth it can be scary to think that they have been wrong. That fear of being wrong then consumes them and leads to the inability to learn.
That is not to say that places of worship shouldn’t exist, people just shouldn’t force their religion on others or believe their god to be superior. As someone said, “Religion is different lamps that all give the same light”. I conclude that though religion has good intentions people use it for their own benefit. Religion may have been a point of unity in the past and it may be so today too but religion is a contentious issue now and seems to be creating a wedge among
There are a number of ways to interpret the relationship between the townspeople and the minister. The people fear what they do not understand, and attribute any strange behaviors to madness or a certain evil. The townspeople are just curious and superstition rather than humanity. Him and his townspeople were religious to but were different religious. They did their own thing , everyone had different to do.
St. Teresa can be seen as modest of her experiences with God and wants to take the story seriously and would not want to undermine her project by presenting it in a true light. It is difficult for people to discuss a topic like mysticism since it is a field in which nearly all people have little or no experience in. Therefore, someone may expect self-correction from a person who had an experience of the divine because they, in fact, may be unsure of themselves about an intense experience. A reader may want to take a step back and look at St. Teresa’s self-correction as see it in a positive light. There are several possible reasons why Teresa may be constantly correcting herself throughout her work.
Benny did not like the idea of god getting credit for everything humans achieve as she was totally against believing in god. Benny religious beliefs are exemplified with this quote “I don’t believe in God. I don’t even think about it. It’s just that I get so tired of Him getting credit for all the things the human race achieves through its own stubborn effort” (51). What Benny is saying in other words, is that she is against believing in god and is unhappy how god is credited for all of man's achievements.
Also, the ATF seemed to have a lack of understanding of the Davidians and their religion, there seemed to be an underlying sense of judgement. “…inability to understand and relate to the religious beliefs…an abysmal lack of understanding of the phenomenon of the religious faith,” (Arnold 24). However, some might say that the Davidians were too extreme in their faith and beliefs. They may have taken things too far, they should have surrendered when they were told to, etc. This is something the media and authorities played up publicly.
He knows that he is not a good man. He believes that the punishment he has received didn’t fit his crime. The Misfit also believes that the world would be better off if Jesus didn’t rise from the dead. When the grandmother and him were talking about religion he Although he is not a good man, he does feels a bit of compassion for the grandmother when Bailey makes her cry, he says “Lady… don’t you get upset. Sometimes a man says things he don’t mean.
Jake grew away from his faith because he was angry with God for his injury from the war and has a hard time accepting that God would let this happen to him. In this scene, Hemingway shows how religion is corrupt when one can be part of the faith and be associated with its morality even if they still do not exercise it currently. This theme is thus developed by the
I thought angrily. How do you compare to this stricken mass gathered to affirm to You their faith, their anger, their defiance?”(pg. 66). This moment shows that at this moment he is angry and he doesn't believe in god because god have not make a miracle to help him get out or survive from the camp. The reader can infer that he doesn't believe in god now, which supports the argument that Elie changes from a person who believes in god to a person who only thinks about
How can I believe, how can anyone believe in this God of Mercy? (77)." Elie was losing his faith in God. He was suffering and he was wondering where God was at this time as he was suffering. If God truly did exist, then why would He let this happen?
Most believed that the church failed them and were not able to save them from this punishment. However, the church suffered from the plague as well. The church lost members of the clergy and priests but couldn’t find any to replace them to meet the high demand. It started to convince people to question the beliefs that the Catholic Church taught to them. The church lost the respect and its influence to the people of Western Europe (Thompson 350).
The church’s unwillingness to involve themselves in the conversation and active efforts to cease AIDS’ increasing stake on lives, fails to live up to their roles as empathetic followers of Christ. However, much of this hesitance stems from the Bible’s direct claims that condemn homosexuality and those living in what the church deems a “sinful” life, whom God punishes with sickness, poverty, and ultimate suffering, as this only justifies this inactiveness. The church fails to save lives as much as it claims to save souls in an institution that historically prides itself in combatting oppression and restoring justice, especially from the African American church, although seeming to fail in restoring dignity. “If God’s relationship with humanity is persuasive, that characteristic should be the model for our own interpersonal relationships” because lives should not be lost from lack of intervention, resulting from the church’s condemnation of participating in intense and joyous activities, like sex and drug use, subjecting many of these followers to hypocrisy (Shelp and Sunderland 74). Sexually explicit education should have been enforced in a society where religious conservatism creates a barrier in combatting the spread of this disease, a disease like any other disease.