Why is America not a Catholic Country? A majority of the people are Catholic, and although America is a free country and you do have the freedom to believe whatever you feel. But, why should we have to worry about what we are saying if most people are Catholic. The Catholics should not have to feel as if they can not talk to about their religion in school or even in the grocery market. It is wrong that Catholics do not have a country that is strictly filled with their religion.
Me and your father went to trouble to get you and Brother to church every Sunday." (Hansberry 1.1.507). Mama continuously shows her dedication towards God by going to church and making her children go to church as well. Mama states that it was a trouble to get her kids to school every Sunday but that didn't deter her from wanting to go. She pushed passed the difficulties and made going the to church a weekly routine for the family.
The first section of the book examines why people leave the nonessential church, as demonstrated in chapter one where the young adults lost their connection with church. They did not desert their faith; instead they dropout of church. Contrary to what many parents believe youth do not leave church because of a desire for personal freedom, neither because they have lost their religion. The truth is God has converted them, but we have failed to disciple them (30). This is one of the crucial issues confronting the church today.
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.
Being a Catholic is not a crime but there is a consequence for not believing in going to church and the religion. Every church was a protestant church at the time of Queen Mary. Paying the fine does not allow you to have a priest or practice the Catholic faith. There is not a legal way to practice the Catholic religion. In England there is not allowed to be a Catholic priest.
In religion classes they read the Bible and other religious works. In English classes they only read the classics, the most scandalous novel being “A Scarlett Letter.” While the students were not afraid to discover their own ideologies, the same conservative Catholic views ran rampant through the halls and in the classroom.
Puritans believed that church members should be more involved in church matters, and Catholics gave the church hierarchy, which were Priests and the Pope, the majority of the power to make decisions for the church (“Pilgrims”). Puritan churches were very basic and simple compared to Catholic churches because they aspired to be as “pure” as possible (Lowance). To uphold the simplicity, they were also against the use of stained glass windows, stone altars, candles, statues and other images that were common in Catholic churches (“Pilgrims”). Along with the simplicity in the churches, Puritans also simplified the teachings by only enforcing two of the seven very strict sacraments that the Catholic church practices; baptism and the celebration of the Lord's Supper ( “Puritanism”). They refused to make the sign of the cross, or kneel during the service along with other Catholic protocols because they believed the Bible did not command them to do so, so they should not do so (“Puritanism”).
I have attended classes and I have met people; however, I rarely see them during a service. After attending the same church for nearly twenty years, I began searching for a smaller church where I could connect with people on a more intimate level. I have always loved church, but it is considered a mega church and when I meet people that attend, it is not at church. It is usually in a different social setting. My church experience growing up was much different from the church I currently attend.
Scriptural rambling can bring confusion to younger Christians because they are not equipped yet to follow. However, when it comes to the older Christians, can feed their pride and lead to sin. Collins stated,”the purpose of the sermon is to edify the congregation in their faith, not to convince them that you swallowed a chain reference Bible or a seminary Rolodex.” Therefore, we should only use and teach messages that the congregations can
Around the age of 25 he had a conversion and became a preacher finally fulfilling his mother’s lifelong wish. After his conversion, he preached in a small church in Ohio. The church removed Haddock from this duty after a few months because of his unwillingness to censor his views on prohibition and his unwavering focus on the actions of the person rather than the standard theology of the
“Hey kid, how’s it going?” Timmy replied “Pretty good, thank you” The man smiled and took a sip of his coffee. Grandma said “These two men were out on the street with nowhere to go for thanksgiving and Grandpa asked if they wanted to come in for breakfast” Just then Grandpa came in and with the newspaper and some food for tonight. Once he got situated everyone sat down at the table. Timmy knew the prayer the Grandpa and Grandma always said before a meal and so they folded their hands and pray. The boys stared at them confused, once they were done praying Timmy asked them, “Do you know how to pray?” “Pray?” with boy the cigarette said.
You may struggle with preferring singing more than you do the lesson being preached on Sunday morning. There are also some people who view the entire service as pointless but are there just so they can take the Lord’s Supper. Maybe there are some who even neglect personal prayer and singing to God, only seeing those as things that are done when we assemble. This stems from a wrong view on Christianity. This concept of having a buffet style (take what you want, leave the rest) Christianity is not something new.
I assumed it was basically the same thing as church, so I instantly began dreading all of it. I dropped my religious beliefs a long time ago, and I didn 't appreciate people trying to brainwash me back into believing in a God. Then again, I guess I should 've suspected this to happen. I am, after all, in a Christian boarding school.