Senior fellow for policy studies, Peter Sprigg in a Question and Answer article titled “What’s Wrong With Letting Same-Sex Couples Marry?” addresses this matter of controversy by stating-in his opinion- the ‘vast negative consequences’ concerning gay marriage equality. In order to answer these questions, Sprigg uses a cataloging of biased satire, as opposed to factual information in backing up his opinions. Thus, considering his audience consists of those who are for gay rights or, at the least, do not understand such a negative connotation regarding what could be an incredibly life-changing milestone for many, I am very much against his close-minded responses. Furthermore, although it is technically lnews learning that Peter Sprigg in particular thinks allowing gay couples to marry is wrong I can’t say that I’m definitively taken aback when I discover that yet another individual carries this mindset that, “Homosexual relationships are not marriage”(Sprigg P.2), though disappointing nonetheless. Thus, the author chose this ‘Question-Answer’
The poetry of Song of Songs are love poems, but since they are found in the Bible, they must be the inspired Word of God. A drawback to some critics’ arguments is that if an individual believes that the Word of God is the truth, then these poems would make erotic attraction acceptable. If not, then one can argue, just as Sister Wendy argues, that we are saying that what God made (the Creation) is wrong. Therefore, if God creates all things in “His image ...and likeness” (Genesis 1:27), then sexuality is also created in God’s image and it cannot be faulty. Additionally, the painting, “Joseph and Potiphar” and “The Wedding Night of Tobias and Sarah” gives a chance for artists to display nudity without receiving much scrutiny, as these stories is depicted in the Bible.
“It’s there in the paper, it must be the truth” is a serious criticism of the spread of an ideology based on the hatred exercised by the mass media. (Try and) Sing if you 're glad to be gay Sing if you 're happy that way (Hey!) Sing if you 're glad to be gay Sing if you 're happy that way The refrain here changes slightly. Now Tom Robinson dares to encourage his listeners with a shy "Try!". He encourages them to try to sing for freedom with a direct style, directing to them, what would it be like to achieve happiness and pride for ourselves?
Yasmin Y. DeGout wrote an essay in the African American Review entitled, "Dividing the Mind: Portraits of Homoerotic Love in Giovanni's Room" (1992). In her essay, DeGouts argues that in his book, "Giovanni's Room", author James Baldwin depicts homoerotic love in two contrasting ways: as a natural yet tragic interaction between the protagonist and his love interest and as an atypical type of relationship caused by a result of David's past. DeGout supports her argument by, first, discussing society's views on homosexuality during the time period of Giovanni's Room as evidence of Baldwin's two depictions of homoerotic love. DeGout discusses the process of Baldwin's theme in his book and how his editor suggested that he destroy his manuscript,
In the “Minister's Black Veil” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hawthorne looks to convey the wrongs of the Puritan faith through a character in his story. Hawthorne effectively does this through his use of Mr. Hooper, a man who embodies all of the Puritan faith and a man who would be admired by many of his religion. Hawthorne uses both Mr. Hooper and the veil Hooper wears to portray and criticize the issues of sin and morality within the Puritan faith. Before diving in to all that Hawthorne exposes of the Puritan faith, historical context is vital to understanding Hawthorne’s purpose of writing his story. Nathaniel Hawthorne comes from a largely Puritan family ventured across in literature, most notably in the novel based on a true story, “The Crucible”
This passage from Matthew is in direct contradiction with everything that Positive Christianity is teaching. Positive Christianity is attempting to justify the discrimination and hatred that is felt towards the Jews, but one of the central teachings of Jesus is love towards everyone. This destroys the one of central pillars used in the belief of Positive Christianity. The exegesis approach disproves the attempted justification of hatred towards the Jews that Positive Christianity tries to
Chaucer’s description of the pardoner brings to mind the question of gender. What does it mean to be more masculine or more feminine? Keeping in mind that they were pilgrims, abiding to what their religion preaches, Chaucer wants us to think about the significance of being a man or a woman in society and to what extent masculinity and femininity is subjective. We wonder whether the question of masculinity and femininity stops only at the physical aspects, more precisely, sex or whether during Chaucer’s time, one’s behaviour and courage or strength gives a clear portrayal of their gender. By representing the pardoner as an ambiguous person, Chaucer wisely decides to play with the audience.
I had difficulty deciphering whose thoughts were being expressed. However, the topic was interesting. Blow’s interpretation of good and evil was disturbing, yet intriguing. I liked how she used Dante’s Inferno to express her view of sin and Christianity. Blow believed that people should not be punished for learning through sin, whereas Dante felt as though being exposed to sin was a permanent mark on your soul.
Christian theologists believe sin to be as an act of offense against God. This can be done by hating His people and Christian Biblical Law, or by injuring others. It is also defined as making a choice that is morally wrong. St. Augustine of Hippo classified sin as a word, deed or want in opposition to the eternal law of God (127). Other Christian theologists, such as Pelagius, define sin as a loss of love for God and an increasing love for one’s self.
Both Christian and Islam scriptures talk about sexual morality and how homosexuality is something looked down upon. Because of these scriptures, their followers form a stigma towards the non-heterosexuals. Especially with Christians, whenever they are in argument regarding homosexuality, the use of “the bible says so” seems to be a common statement they use to try to justify any acts against their beliefs. It is clear how these scriptures becomes a big influence on how these religious followers think. In the Islam scriptures, they take what is written almost literally.