Interpretation of the bible needs to be an open mind. Some people are going to think differently of the bible than you; but you have to keep an open mind because there is no right or wrong answer. You also have to forget what everyone else is telling you about the bible to be able to have your view and interpret what you think of it with the opinion of other people. The bible does not only have one view and as Brueggemann states, “The Bible requires human interpretation which is inescapably subjective.”
Therefore people will have a different view of what teachings conflicts with the Bible. The last argument that made me not want to vote to convict John Scopes is the argument he made that religion has caused people to have different opinions. But some things should be between an individual , his maker or his God. Darrow says that the constitutional convention should leave the questions of religion between man and what he worships. Questions of religion shouldn’t be brought into the classrooms of
Many who had a faith, had their relationship with God put through several trials and tribulations. Some relationships prevailed, and some failed, but the questioning was fundamental. As Moshe the Beadle says, “I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.” (pg 33) The Holocaust forced many people to ask horrible questions concerning their relationship with God, but the fact that one is asking the questions in the first place, still proves their faith. For example, once Wisel found himself in the concentration camps, he started to question God, and why he permit something as horrible as the Holocaust to occur. On page 33, he asks, “Why should I sanctify is name?...What was there to thank him for?” Elie starts to question why he should continue to have a relationship with God, because He had allowed a traumatic event, such as the Holocaust to exist, proving the relationship to be challenged.
It turns out that, after reviewing Entwistle’s (2010) integration models, I would be a cross between the Enemies (Christian Combatant) and Colonists models. It is true that I am suspicious of philosophies developed by man versus God’s divine inspiration. My major concern was that Positive Psychology might influence clients to seek answers, only from within themselves, rather than from prayer and spiritual disciples. However, I would now favorably consider the fact that “Psychology…can be useful to illustrate what Scripture tell us” (Entwistle, 2010, p.
This is a problem the church must take ownership of, and solve. Thus, the Mormon Church negatively affects its own members because of its unfair treatment of women, discrimination of homosexuals, and re-writing of church history; ultimately the Mormon church needs to accept it’s faults and create a more accepting and inclusive religion. The
Many people participate in AA because they feel at liberty to openly speak about their life as a substance abuser and their road to recovery. If there was no privacy/secrecy of meetings, people would likely be more reluctant to participate. The twelve-step program makes many references to God and/or a higher spiritual power helping one’s willpower to abstinence which can cause issues with people individuals who are not spiritual or religious (Capuzzi & Stauffer, 2012). This could cause issues of them feeling as though the group is forcing religion
He has already shown his distaste of having a monarch who has all the powers of God and that it’s a sin against the true God for having someone this powerful. The religious arguments appealed to many people in this time of history because the majority of the population are religious and have a bible in their home even if they cannot read it themselves. He brings up that religion and politics need to be separated so we don’t have a tyrant who thinks of himself as God. Anyone with this much power will be seduced by it and begin to think that they are untouchable and maybe even a God themselves. Paine is clearly upset about this mix between religion and politics and brings in very compelling arguments against this
Along with giving some background information about his religion, Elie Wiesel also used parallelism in the process. When Elie Wiesel said, “…I am afraid that memories suppressed could come back with a fury, which is dangerous to all human beings…for everyone,” (“This I Believe”) he used logos as fact and logic. It is very logical that history can repeat itself if truth is suppressed. Elie Wiesel used logos as a method to inform people about what will happen if no one shares their
When it comes to religion and culture there are many differences and change. Even in christianity there are many changes in details even though the beliefs are the same. A branch of older christianity called the puritans believed on a pure predetermined destination. If you committed a sin in their system then there was no forgiveness.Even though the puritans had the same beliefs some had differing viewpoints . Anne Bradstreet and John Edwards both puritans but both had very different ways in showing their beliefs to puritans and other readers or crowds.
Step 3, 5, 7, and 11, have the word God or Him in the text. Since AA is about becoming a spiritual person and having a spiritual awakening I do not think it’s appropriate to bring God into this. I also think some of the alcoholics think like that too. Most of the alcoholics were having trouble on step 3 and I could understand why. I do not like the idea of turning our responsibility over to somebody else in hopes that they will make the right decisions.
Integrative approaches to psychology and Christianity: An introduction to worldview issues, philosophical foundations, and models of integration by David N. Entwistle covers an extremely topical and controversial issue of whether psychology and theology can be successfully integrated into contemporary counseling practice. In fact, the author starts his book by emphasizing that psychology and Christianity have been largely considered as mutually incompatible and exclusive. However, Entwistle (2010) does not agree with this idea and supposes that faith can be an integral component of all daily activities, including counseling practice. Entwistle provides an in-depth look at both and extends a way to model the two in such a way they supplement
Similar to Gideon, I do not consider myself as faithful to the Lord as is expected from me, frequently questioning if He would assist me during onerous times. However, by discovering the relation, I have come to understand that not all heroes must start off valiant and fully trusting in God. At first, Gideon was driven by his fear, but he developed and realized that he could rely on
Tonya, you are right, Catalyst was thought provoking. Many of the speaker challenged some of the preconceived notions that we hold about leadership and ministry. I thank you for being vulnerable and transparent with your own struggles of insecurities and inadequacies. Your response reminded me of Erwin McManus session, he took it to place that I think most of us are unwilling to share with others. When it comes to struggles it is okay to share with people that we trust, but it is difficult to share with people that may judge us.