Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Edward were both philosopher and had similar views in terms of informing people the right way to live in order to be successful and get salvation by reforming their mind in their life. As Jonathan Edward says in the “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” “ Sin is the ruin and misery of the soul; it is destructive in its nature; and if God should leave it without restraints, there would need nothing else to make the soul perfectly miserable” (432). That implies, if
No one truly knows the purpose of life, why there is death and suffering. The purpose of life has many meaning and is different for everyone. Good people tend to suffer more because others get jealous and use violence to end the good. In the poems, “Antigone” and, “Prometheus Bound”,and the book, “Gospel of Matthew”, express why the good people suffer and what the purpose of life really is. The poem “Antigone” shows how the good people are suffering and the purpose of life.
Every man is antagonized at the forefront of affliction, and the unpretentious consideration of one’s suffering will unite societies together in communal empathy. Affliction is the price humanity must pay to be humbled by the grace of God. To accrue the divinity of God, there must be a presence of love and comfortability with truth. Simone indicates that the only way to fully consent to Gods divine love and justice is when all actions are done out of compassion for others. She defines this as a certain madness; the type of madness that overcomes all social commands, corruption, and
Epicurus questions how and why evil exists if God is omnipotent and omnibenevolent. He understands that God cannot be both all-powerful and all-loving if evil exists since s/he would then be limited in power and love. This means that God either does not have the power to stop evil or God is no so loving and will allow evil in the world. I will analyze Epicurus’ question through John Hick’s theodicy of soul making. Argument Because of imperfections in the world and humanity, evil exists.
Thomas Aquinas defined greed as a sin against God, just like any other sin would be against God, man who condemns himself just for temporary possessions (Aquinas). Another deadly sin that could also directly oppose charity is envy. Envy is the counterpart of kindness. An example of it is wishing that you had a possession that someone else had or wishing that they didn’t have it. It counters against charity, because charity you are to love and care for others around you.
Therefore, he should not be having amorous feelings for a woman. In this sense, shame is the suffering he feels with the realization of his sins. He links his errors to God by using “fruit of shame” as a metaphor for his sins.” 3. Restate your thesis in a different way. In Sonnet 1, Petrarch portrays the pain inflicted in him by shame.
She even wonders if God is just a powerless creator who has no power to save those who suffer from atrocities. According to Dillard, “If he abandoned us, slashing creation loose at its base from any roots in the real; and if we in turn abandon everything-all these illusions of time and space and lives-in order to love only the real: the where are we?” (24). Occasion The larger occasion is in a world where tumults, chaos, riots, accidents, and incorrigibly miserable fate happen to people that are innocent and faithful to God. According to Dillard, “Of faith I have nothing, only if truth: that this one God is
Laws of the eternal, natural, human, and divine are in conflict and require deviation to provide the human soul with virtues and a path to happiness. The pinnacle of happiness is defined as the contemplation of Truth. Pontius Pilate asked Christ at His trial, “Quid est veritas?” What is Truth? Because of the Fall man no longer understands Truth fully. Law conflicts with what little Truth man understands therefore leading to confusion and unhappiness.
Eugenides which is against the order of nature. Eliot fuses the Christian mythology, fertility myths and the myth of the Fisher King to depict the spiritual barrenness and the possibility of spiritual re-birth of modern man. Jesus Christ has died to wash away the sins of man. The image of fertility gods to enhance fertility of the land .Hanged god of Frazer.The barren land can be compared to the heart of modern man which is full of lust, selfishness, and immorality and so on. This sinfulness of man leads to suffering and spiritual death of man.
But man has corrupted this dignity because of his sin, and yet God did not want mankind to lose his dignity forever. So God sent His Only Begotten Son, to save and to restore man’s dignity, by assuming our human nature. He endured all the sufferings of this world, and, ultimately, suffered and died on the Cross. Through His passion and death, He changed the negative concept of suffering. He redeemed man’s suffering by His suffering on the Cross.