Satan makes an impressive speech with a strong leader image. Here, some readers empathize with Satan and blame God for such cruelty. The important thing here is that Satan does not only influences his fallen angels, but also influences the actual reader to agree with him. Arguably, reader does not get this idea until meeting Satan in person. Reader is forced to question his own morals to decide which side here is actually the righteous one.
does use historical and biblical allusions through out his whole letter, there are two allusions that really stand out. On page 289 paragraph 31 Martin Luther King Jr. is referring to the clergymen letter of calling himself an “extremist” King proclaims “ But although I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist.........Was not Jesus an extremist for love: “your enemies, bless the, that cure you, do good to them that hate you and pray for them which despitefully use and persecute you”. In this biblical allusions Marting Luther King Jr. talks about God being an extremist he does this because does it not just create common ground for everyone who knows those are Gods words but is use effectively to his power. When Marting Luther King calls God an extremist he goes on saying “ the question is not whether we will be an extremist, but what kind of extremist” these two follow after one another because some not all people think it is insane to love your enemies, to bless them because they are bringing you down but people go by it because it is the right thing to do so with that being said Martin Luther King Jr. is claiming he might be considered an “extremist” now for doing something out of the ordinary but soon his “extreme” actions will no longer be considered “extreme”but will be considered doing something good. A historical allusion King uses is on page 286 paragraph 16 Martin Luther King Jr. states
All throughout the Bible we see his point being supported. The Bible says in Genesis 9:6 “Whoso sheddeth man 's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.” Several other passages support this throughout the Bible, I believe that Mr. Koch answered this matter in a very professional way. The article then goes on to read that people oppose to the death penalty because it is “barbaric” (97). It is not the death penalty that they consider barbaric “It’s the death itself” (97). He states how many people who were about to be executed suddenly had a conscience and pleaded for mercy (97).
“The Christian Response to Atheism: Dostoevsky”). Many characters in Dostoevsky writings voice their philosophical beliefs on God and religion. Alyosha and Zosima advocate for a Christian lifestyle and acknowledge that, “those who kill God also kill man” (Mcinerny, Ralph. “The Christian Response to Atheism: Dostoevsky”). Others such as Ivan and Prince Myshkin either refuse to accept God out of pride or attack the Church, especially the Catholic Church, with false or misunderstood principles.
The second point was not only to prove that using the I-Ching made it essential to understand the connection between Gnostics and Christianity. The third point made is how the this novel is not entirely about a deeper meaning tribute to any other work by Dick, and these other novels need to be compared and contrasted individually. The concept brought up is about how the I-Ching keeps up with the Christian tradition. Do people in general have free will or does fate win out and control people? By the end it is made prevalent that we as a human race need to accept out fate, but as well as put work towards it.
The sin which Bunyan want his reader to decipher is not merely the personal sins, its Original sin. By sketching the guilt without any specific delineation of sin, guilt originated and overwhelmed the Christian when he reads the Bible. He deliberately introduced the element of guilt and shame of sin that protagonist experienced by reading Bible, that not put light merely on his personal sins but reminds the sin of Adam and Eve, they perpetrated in Garden of Eden and all humanity shared that guilt of sin consequently. It is because of Original sin, which he inherited from his forefathers, compel him to commit personal sins. Since the original sin was not instinct driven (perpetrated in order to be God like), it was rebellion against god.
Furthermore, in the fourth thesis, which is about Christianity is dangerous, he stated, “That’s my faith and you’re not to question that”. (The God Delusion Debate) This showed and persuaded that religion didn’t provide explanations about how faith exists and what is faith. Religion defines that faith can let people do anything without justification. This is terrible for children who have been taught that faith is a virtue by religion and not to have doubt on it. When they grown up in violent turn of mindset, they will act badly by using faith as a shelter.
Mankind are revelation receivers, interpreters and worshipers. Only in God and with God’s word, their needs could be satisfied. However, people are often influenced by the things in this world. Moreover, since the Fall, Satan has been working to deceive mankind. That is why people need God’s wisdom to choose to obey God.
The existential question of suffering has plagued humankind for millennia. Numerous philosophies and theologies have attempted to explain the reality of suffering in the world. Answers range from there being no meaning to suffering to those who see suffering as having redemptive value. The book of Job in the Bible recognizes God’s sovereignty and justice in the midst of suffering. For the Christian, the question of the question suffering becomes particularly difficult: why would God allow suffering?
The English people wanted to convert any population they accessed and utilized the lenses of the Bible to analyze and condemn Native Americans. Especially, the book was published because it would “Benefit of the Afflicted” and indicated the strength of God and His works. Into some extent, the Minister associates the Native Americans as savages and ‘satanic’ and those people acknowledging the bible manages to be protected from ‘satanic’ problems. It can be upheld because of the countless barbarous deaths, but it is a biased perspective since Rowlandson did not factor the views of Native Americans. The writer said, it is incited by “causes enmity” but the author does not consider Colonization and destructions associated to Colonization on the social