Old fashioned, hand made clothing, reserved lives, playgrounds that only consist of a cement slab, and a school system that only teaches through the eighth grade are peculiar to the outside world. These oddities are just the surface of the unusual practices that take place in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. The FLDS church is one of the largest Mormon fundamentalist denominations and one of the largest organizations in the United States whose members practice polygamy. Polygamy is illegal, in 1890 the Mormon church ended its practice of polygamy, which created a split in the church. Fundamentalists moved to secluded areas where they could continue their practice of plural marriage. Plural marriage was one of
Ralph Waldo Emerson, on July 15, 1838, delivered his acclaimed speech, “The Divinity School Address,” to the graduating class of Harvard Divinity School. Desiring to leave a lasting impact on the students’ beliefs on what religion truly was, Emerson cunningly utilized the opportunity that arose out of addressing an easily influenced graduating class. A fervent transcendentalist who believed in the innate goodness of people, Emerson attempted to convey, in this message, what he believed the essence of true religion was: a divine worship of one’s self, a belief that is in direct opposition with what Christianity encourages: a devoted worship of Christ and a reckoning of one’s carnal self. In “The Divinity School Address”, not only did Emerson
In Pat Conroy’s “Confessions of an Ex-Catholic”, Conroy describes the love he had for the Catholic mass rituals, the Georgian chants, and the prayer even though he left the character and swears to never return. Conroy includes that, although he was thankful for this upbringing, he will never force his children in the church. Conroy also confesses that while he is an ex-Catholic he is still part of the church and forever will be. The purpose of Conroy’s confession is to admit and almost convince the reader, the audience, that even after leaving a religion or certain belief, one is always part of it and it is a part of one. “Just as I always will be American and Southern, I will always be Catholic. I left the Church but she has not left me.” Many might think that after leaving a religion, the connection is over but it quite the opposite. Conroy proves in his confession that his upbringing within the Catholic Church shaped him as not only as a person but also as a writer.
Through both passages the use of rhetorical appeals are used differently to persuade each woman to accept the proposal. While the speaker in Jane Austin’s proposal uses logos and lists the logical reasons on why the woman should marry Mr. Collins, the speaker in Charles Dickens’ uses pathos to win over his woman by using emotions and passionate words. The woman hearing the proposal from Austen would probably feel resentment toward the man, the woman hearing Dickens’ would feel a strong attraction towards the man proposing.
“As surely as each of them brought a toothbrush with him, he also brought with him his loves and hates, his fears of death and his fears of life, his anxieties, his longings, his pride his doubts…and so did the one who traveled to New Haven to hear them lecture.” This statement from page three of Telling the Truth left me naked and vulnerable as I continued to read the following words of this brilliant work by Fredrick Buechner. As a young college student, pursing ministry, I can’t help but be challenged as I read recognize my self in these words. Every time I get up to preach, I bring with me the world that lives inside of me, and so does everyone who is listening. I am speaking to broken hearts, different personalities and family situations, people who are experiencing extreme financial and marriage trials. Each of who is seeking new life shed on them. Whether they are searching Christ or not, they are undoubtedly searching for and absence or void in their lives to be filled. Thus sets the plot for this work that guides readers on a journey to what it means to tell the truth and
Running away as a child can be seen as a way to escape. A child can escape their parents, their responsibilities, and society as a whole. It is a way to get away from everything in one’s life and live naturally. This is very similar to how Huckleberry Finn decides to live his life in the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. In this story, set in the south before the Civil War South, Huck decides to abandon his life at home and live life on a raft, floating down the Mississippi river with a runaway slave Jim. On their journey, they meet people from different walks of life, engage in a decades long feud, and even attend a circus. However, this novel is not all fun and games. Mark Twain blatantly demonstrates his beliefs in
In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the main character, Guy Montag struggles with living in a society that bans books. He feels books and literature are important for society and mankind to succeed. Throughout the book, Guy Montag relates his lack of understand of his society and mankind to his confusion of religion. He uses the language of a religious motif as examples of his attitude towards society and mankind.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his “First Inaugural Address” on March 4, 1933 after he had been elected into office. Because he became president during the Great Depression, the speech focused on his plans to improve the state of America and claimed that the country could escape its economic crisis. Eight years later, on December 7, 1941, Japan attacked the United States’ military base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The following day, Roosevelt delivered his famous “Day of Infamy” speech, which claimed that America needed to declare war on Japan. By using ethos, parallelism, and logos, Roosevelt does a more effective job of supporting his claim in “Day of Infamy” than in his “First Inaugural Address”.
In Thomas Long’s The Witness of Preaching, he aims to urge the reader to become a reliable witness of the gospel by way of ample preparation before entering a pulpit. The text offers to the reader a deeper understanding of the ministry of preaching. A useful component of the text contains informative bits of information that make the reader aware of the lengthy but necessary preparation needed for an adequate explanation of the scripture. Of primary importance is the consideration of the congregation when a preacher is first approaching the text. This point is of vital importance as it signifies that the speaker is a member of the body of Christ and the congregation. Such understanding is a reminder that the preacher is an unworthy vessel being
This article, written by a highly-respected author, effectively discusses topics that I will be utilizing for the problem and solution sections of my final paper. For the solution section, Ehrenreich reports that “we should just stop the meanness, the relentless persecution of people who are already having a hard time.” In her article, Barbara Ehrenreich discusses the relevance of an argument she made a couple of years back in a book called Nickel and Dimed regarding the unfair conditions poor people often face. Essentially, an extreme number of Americans are paid less than what they can live on. Ehrenreich advocates for the creation of opportunities to allow poor people to get back on their feet and live a
I think this was a great inspirational speech and I think of it when I am facing difficult odds. I think of the two options of my situation, I can fight for the inches I need to survive and thrive, or I can crumble. There were many individual thoughts that can be taken from this speech and applied to everyday living and striving. When faced with difficult situations, when experiencing having things taken from you and losing other things, remembering this speech inspires to fight to make it inch by inch, putting all the inches together and winning and making
Hello! In response to your answer about whether or not religious beliefs dictates politics, I notice that people who are close-minded and judgmental are typically conservative Christians; therefore, they viewpoint on a taboo or a controversial issue is generally justified by the teachings of his or her holy book. Also, I appreciate the other reply where you place numerous historical Christian events into question since it is quite unfathomable how a single person could miraculously part the sea, construct a ship to house one set of every existing animal, or resurrect, after three days, from the
Over the years, opinions on God have changed. Some people believed that God is terrifying and vengeful while others disagreed saying that He is loving and accepting of all. Jonathan Edwards was a Calvinist, who argued that unless one never sins, he or she is most likely doomed to hell. Edwards believed that humans are powerless in comparison to the power of God. In “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards, the author achieves his purpose of arguing that in order to be saved from an afterlife in hell, one must ask for forgiveness and accept Christ, through the uses of intense imagery, a terrifying tone, and understandable metaphors.
Trauma is one of the most terrible things that can happen to a person. The experience of a trauma can completely change someone whether it be for good or for worse, it all depends on the person and how they handle with it. Not everyone is the same with handling traumatic events the effect of it can very from person to person. One person can can benefit from it and other can completely collapse because of the emotional pressure it causes them, in truth it all depends on you.
Mayor Nutter started off his speech stating a bible verse with respect of being in a church. Starting off with the bible verse will grab the audience attention because they are a church congregation. He spoke about how he came upon Mount Carmel church stating “The first time I came to Mount Carmel Baptist church was on May 12th, 1985. I was working on a political campaign. And many of us, of course, remember the events of that day and the next day”, he used pathos stating an emotional day that happened in Philadelphia. On that day many people lost family members because of the tragic bombing. Losing