In the 1st century, Christianity spread throughout Rome causing differing views on the religion. At first Christianity was disapproved of by the upper class, then in later years it was embraced. The spread of Christianity throughout Rome eventually caused Rome to split and lead to the fall of the Roman empire. Christianity challenged the government, believing in a higher power then the Emperor. With this mindset, the government feared for it’s future in Rome and it was disapproved of, much like the Tang Emperor Wu in document 6, who stated that it will cause disorder in society.
His intense devotion to God in the Puritan society, along with his fear of being ostracized, makes him favor keeping his role of leadership in the church over his conscience, which tells him to own up to his sins. This is mentally very unhealthy for Dimmesdale, which leads to self-abuse from his guilty conscience. Dimmesdale uses a “bloody scourge” and fasted in order to “torture, but could not purify himself” (121). Not only did Dimmesdale whip himself, he almost killed himself through torture only in order to try and subdue the guilt that he could never get rid of. He even brands himself with the letter A, a mark of his sins that he is only willing to reveal to himself until the end of the novel.
Since church played a big role back in the day in their everyday life they believed the black death was the end of time. “Perhaps the black death weakened faith in traditional medieval Catholic spirituality and set off a quest for a deeper naturalistic understanding of human psychology and behavior and the expressions of a more personal sensibility (Cantor, page 25. )” The black death meant various things depending on who you asked in that time. The Catholics did not have a clear understanding of how severe this disease was. As it was thought to be a sign that God was coming down to punish people for their sins.
In this case, however, the sort of “religion” that they follow is changing the people for worse by making this society become violent. It is ironic that the Christian Trinity represents purity and holiness, while the black box represents sin and death. This is significant because the box manipulates the religion to support the violence that will soon occur, thinking its “okay” to stone someone to death for religious purposes. As Tessie Hutchinson states at the end, “It wasn’t fair,” (131), and she was correct. It isn’t fair to sacrifice innocent people just because God would have wanted the townspeople to do so.
So what was the point of the war if in the end he was murder and they ended up losing everything. It doesn’t make sense why they killed, because someone didn’t want to be Christian. Maybe they had their own religion. So to me it looks like the war was for nothing because even nowadays they are many different religions out there and everyone has their own opinion about religions. I do see even now if you’re not a Christian you get treated differently.
However, this also backfires on him, since he will not be able to mend his exile and isolation. In fact, his actions only make his situation worse. According to Kirsten Weir, a freelance-writer and editor who specializes in science and psychology, “If someone’s primary concern is to reassert a sense of control, he or she may become aggressive as a way to force others to pay attention. Sadly, that can create a downward spiral. When people act aggressively, they’re even less likely to gain social acceptance.” The murders of thirty men in Heorot forces King Hrothgar’s men to leave for the safety of their lives and causes great grief for the king himself.
Likely, this also shown the principles in Waknuk have blinded the people terribly, people always think it is the punishment from God toward them but actually it is not. People in Waknuk are punished each other as well as from the belief spills of the “Old People” have left, however, these principles made the Waknuk society fall. Therefore, people in Waknuk should have acceptance to deviation and mutant people rather than send to the Fringes or kill them because they could lose talented people that could rise their
He becomes very confused because he doesn’t understand why god would let such a thing happen and why the Germans are wanting to kill all of the jews. Him being “punished” like this by god is what pushes him to keep going and try to live because he wants to prove to god that there wasn’t a reason to give up on him. Eliezer’s faith for god begins to decrease when he starts to see many innocent people die. In the beginning of the novel, Eliezer was very religious toward and he was eager to learn more about the torah and many more aspects of
One theme of Night is that inhumanity can cause of loss of faith. Correspondingly Wiesel was starting to ask questions to his believes and he not sure what he believes anymore.He use to be very religious.”Blessed be God name why,but why I bless him. Every fiber in me rebelled because he caused thousands of children to be burned in his mass graves…”(Wiesel 67).He is losing faith in God. What it happens around him is not the right way for humans to be
They say that his dignity would be lost. People think that he was judged because of his religion. This could lead to the fear of losing his dignity. This is untrue because it does not matter what the world around us thinks, it only matters what God thinks. People also assume that with the hard life Charles was already living, it would be to mentally draining to live with the criticism of unbelievers.
Continuing on, people judge God 's power to let people die even though they pray to Him.Elie yells at God for his bad judgment for killing innocent people. “...you cause the heavens torain down fire and damnation. But look at these men whom you have betrayed, allowing them tobe tortured, slaughtered, gassed, and burned, what do they do? They pray before you! Theypraise your name!” (pg.68) The evidence relates to the topic because they are doubting God 'spower by saying that He is letting people get tortured, gassed, and burned.
His fall from the graces was extremely tragic, as he proclaimed his act of adultery in front of God and everyone. Soiling his own name to protect his wife was the honest mans thing to do but as he does this he ruins his reputation in the town. The reasons behind dirting his own name are amazingly hurting to not just his name, but his families. He was held up high in the town. The town was not going to be there by morning if he had not done what
There no sense in thinking too hard about how it came to be. We just have to keep our heads up. I’d say I hate this situation but Yongguk is always quoting at me that “Hate is too great a burden to bear.” I agree but could you blame me for feeling some hate? Places destroyed, so many people dead from mysterious diseases that only certain age groups
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).
He argues in his article “Mercy Death Risks Are Far Too Great” that as a patient who is suffering from a disease he feels like euthanasia advocates are telling them that they are lacking dignity and have such a poor quality of life that their life is not worth living. Flippini also argues that he felt objected when he received a letter from his health insurer telling him how much it costs them to maintain his health care. He dreaded receiving that letter because it would only make him feel bad as a person. He says that patients can feel like a burden to their family members if euthanasia was an option. Flippini states that instead of wasting time and effort trying to legalize euthanasia and making ill patients feel like a burden, and that their lives are not worth anything.