He said “ The moment you limit free speech, its not free speech”. Rushdie believes that religion should be a choice and not forced upon people, personally he is an atheist and disagrees with the existence of god. At an interview where his growing up a Muslim was being discussed, He said, “For me to go to boarding school in England and eat a ham sandwich was a revolutionary act, and full disproved the existence of God, because I was not struck down by a thunder bolt as I consumed the ham sandwich.” Salman believes that religious education, if it is not interpreted and understood correctly is useless and has no positive impact, for example, Eid prayers in India are in Arabic even though very few Indian Muslims know it, and he feels it is pointless. Children, according to him, are the vessels into which adults pour their poison. In the same speech he addresses his experience combatting a bill to the British constitution that made it illegal to criticize religion.
In the beigining of the book it is shown that Ralph and Jack have very difrent veiws on life on the island. Than Jack gains independes and other boys join him in his independens. When war brakes out between the two tribes Jacks tribe develeps a bolder they could drop on enemys that they use on Piggy during the big battle. Afrer Ralphs alies fall he rus away and when Jacks tribe are trying to find Ralph they burn the island without a secont thought. All of this violece may have been avodet if Jack and Ralph had not been so difrent.
The the final line was crossed when Jack ordered his tribe to steal Piggy’s glasses, to start fires. Ralph and Piggy walked to Jack’s Camp and demanded the return of Piggy’s glasses. Without hesitation without pause, Roger unleashes the trap on them. The trap was a boulder when pushed would fall, Piggy who was blind and confused was struck and murdered. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, darkness of man’s heart, and the pull through the air of truly a wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 184).
And the part that the Law misses is Jesus and salvation through him and he came to this earth to fulfill it. As it is stated in Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” He said this in my opinion to emphasize that completing the law is impossible thus salvation is a really difficult thing to achieve without Jesus as he tell us in Matthew 5:20 “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Bible Gateway NIV). Another example of this is seen in Acts 13:38-39 “Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39 Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the Law of Moses”(Bible Gateway NIV). Therefore, I believe that we cannot obey the law to its totality because it is humanly impossible without the figure that fulfills the Law this being
On a personal level, this Okoye’s claim appears unfair. Using the word “religions” it refers to a certain set of principles and beliefs that have their own say and foundation. As far as I can engage my personal knowledge, the difference between Christianity and any other faith, other than the Abrahamic religions, is the significance of the Trinity and the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as the Son of God. I am curious to know in what respect, the author claims that idolatry in the African cultural context does not exist and that there is no paganism of any sort. Evidently, such rituals do not resonate with Christian values or tradition.
This situation has pushed the religious thinker, Karen Armstrong, to announce that Muhammad (peace be upon him) had never been a man of violence, but he had been a model of guide for the world in our time. To advocate this idea, Karen Armstrong treated the following subjects: Mecca, Jahiliyyah, Hijrah, Jihad, and Salam. The Meaning of Jahilliyah Karen Armstrong defines “jahilliyah” (ignorance), as Muhammad (peace be upon him) called, the prevailing spirit of his time. It doesn’t mean the pre-Islamic period in Arabia.
The traveler Stanley boasted of undermining Islam saying’ “I have, indeed, undermined Islamism so much here that Mtesa has determined henceforth, until he is better informed, to observe the Christian Sabbath as well as the Muslim Sabbath” . The nature of the relations thus changed dramatically for the Muslims; from being the monopoly religion of the abasomi (readers) to competing with a new and dedicated force of Christian missionaries that Muteesa himself invited through a letter he wrote
One of the hotspots of the communal violence has been Aceh, the northeast province of Sumatra. Aceh-Dar-Al-Salam was an independent entity before the Dutch colonization and after the independence Sukarno promised them to grant autonomy for the region and rule by the sharia law. From 1953 rebellion started on the basis of religion against Jakarta. The greatest consequence of this Darul Islam Movement was religious fanatism. During Suharto era serious threat from the religious extremists struck the political stability.
I was never aware of homeopathic treatment. I found it very interesting that natural materials from earth that God gave us are turned into healing methods with no poisoning substances and are not addictive. Just because I don't really fully understand how Homeopathy works, I simply cannot just dismiss it. I grew up making use of over the counter medication and they have never disappointed or made me sick. What I picked up is that homeopathy has no scientific foundation and is totally dependent on a spiritual understanding of the individuals and illness.
In my opinion, the script focused more on personal lives of not only Jinnah but Nehru (Robert Ashby) as well as Edwina Mountbatten ( Maria Aitken). I did not see any relevance in showing their personal history in the movie as it is not related to Jinnah and his struggles. There is a scene in the movie where Fatima Ali Jinnah (Shireen Shah) asks Edwina to use her special relationship with Nehru to stop anti-Muslim protests. This scene is of relevance as it shows how Fatima Jinnah as a loyal companion and supporter of Jinnah had to work hard to make this ideology come to life as well. I also believe that the movie did not focus on Jinnah’s political career in detail as it should have.