Life is intense and complicated, and no one can predict what will happen to themselves. The only thing that we can do is to just live our lives to the fullest and hope for the best to come out of it. Few things can be done to choose your path, one way is to avoid it completely. In An Episode of War, people can be drafted and picked to go to war but there are not ways to avoid going down that path. When these people get there they will not know exactly what is happening.
Although he agrees that it is beneficial to learn from other traditions, but conversion from their birth culture and tradition will add confusion to their identity. To support this he tells the reader to ask this question to themselves, “Am I attracted to this new tradition because of the essential teachings; or, is it because I find the rituals more fascinating; or, is it because I imagine this new tradition will be less demanding?”(445). If the person still converts after thinking the question through then he thinks it is essential that he does not comment on his previous faith. Throughout the essay Dalai Lama has given the reasons why religion plays an important role to shape the person. Every religion has an essential part to share an enriched diversity.
O’Brien is trying to teach the readers to be more open minded and think, ask questions, and verify. O’Brien is not trying to give the readers a story of war; he wants to give an accurate telling of particular stories, teaching readers the truths and lies to a story, and finally the way people fail to accept the truth and decide to take a lie, no matter how accurate the story
Clausewitz would have a problem with this, because he would say, that war is only a continuation of peace or policy with other means. Would RANH have any comprehension of peace terms during warfighting? This may be the conflict of unmanned warfare. However, we are accelerating at such a pace in technology and capability, it is impossible to tell what this would look like before letting the first RANH spar with human and non human opponents. If RANH are focused on the ultimate distillation of war, destruction of an opponent through speed and force, holding relentlessly to the laws of war on the battlefield, like their predecessors on the chessboard, than we will see a purer form of war
But how could wanting to help people bring fear and pain? At least, that’s how it began. Then people who were better at arguing than me began to tell me I was wrong. I knew I didn’t know everything, but I had a strong belief in what I stood for, I wasn’t going to back down and I was willing to die for those beliefs. But did I really help anyone?
There are many different solutions to overcome the problems that our world is facing today, and it can be very hard to determine which is considered morally best. Not each decision will be morally justified for everyone, as we have a different view on what is considered moral justice. No one can deny the fact that people will get hurt over such decisions, and sacrifices will be made in order for us to do what the people think is best for most. With how strongly religion affects the will of the people, many can be at times scared to speak up and say how you truly feel about a problem in the world. Our problems in the world today cannot be conquered if only a few are strong enough to speak out over many.
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.
These thoughts are dangerous. If I leave them to fester for too long, they will only worsen and become more extreme. I rationalise that these thoughts are evil and should be cleansed from my mind, but rationality is no weapon against racism. I want to be a light, a source of guidance for my parents. I want to push them in the right direction, but I fear that they will drag me onto the wrong path.
Self-Assessment Reflection Recognizing that I am a flawed person with limitations, biases, and anger is difficult to accept. Understanding that these flaws, left unexplored, will affect my ability to be an effective counselor is both stifling and freeing. I am not perfect, but I have the power to change my belief system in order to be more accepting of others. A Reflection on My Personal Values, Biases, Attitudes, and Cultural Beliefs After completing the Self-Assessment: An Inventory of Your Attitudes and Beliefs about Ethical and Professional Issues I found that I had religious biases (Corey, 2015, pp. 24 – 32).
That is not to say that places of worship shouldn’t exist, people just shouldn’t force their religion on others or believe their god to be superior. As someone said, “Religion is different lamps that all give the same light”. I conclude that though religion has good intentions people use it for their own benefit. Religion may have been a point of unity in the past and it may be so today too but religion is a contentious issue now and seems to be creating a wedge among
Also, the ATF seemed to have a lack of understanding of the Davidians and their religion, there seemed to be an underlying sense of judgement. “…inability to understand and relate to the religious beliefs…an abysmal lack of understanding of the phenomenon of the religious faith,” (Arnold 24). However, some might say that the Davidians were too extreme in their faith and beliefs. They may have taken things too far, they should have surrendered when they were told to, etc. This is something the media and authorities played up publicly.
The military has found this way to justify war and made it seem ok to send people to war. Just war also frames war in the wrong way and It focuses on a limited conflict. There are long term conflicts to think about before rallying up and setting for battle. “The use of military force to stop the killing in Rwanda would have been, in my view, a just war” (Walzer, Pg. xi).
The key idea of my argument is to explain why I want to not re-enlist based on the three reasons. It matters to ask a soldier, whether or not they would re-enlist because if everyone were to re en-list, it wouldn’t matter if you re en-listed or not, but if no one were to re-enlist, no one would stay to fight the war. Yes, we do need more healthy men to fight in the war, but if these are the conditions soldiers have to live with, then many would die just from the brutal conditions and not even from fighting in the war. If they supplied the soldiers at Valley Forge with warm living places and warm clothes, many, including myself, would most likely re-enlist and help fight the war. But without that, I think quitting would be the best solution for me.
It constantly broadcasts worst-case scenarios into my consciousness, if I let it. It makes me wonder if I truly have the identity that God says I have. As a result of questioning so many parts of my life, I begin to feel inadequate or like I am messed up because I tend to waver back and forth between one belief and the other. For instance, one day I may be completely confident in my identity in Christ, but one negative interaction with a friend (or even a stranger) can trigger my anxiety, which triggers my insecurity, which triggers my questioning, which triggers my feelings of inadequacy, and the cycle repeats
It will be very difficult to get the couple to admit their induvial wrongs. According to McMinn (2007), even though confession draws one out of one’s darkness and brings one into light that there is often at times a sense of urge to resist confession and forgiveness (p. 217). The couple may resistance due to their induvial spiritual pride and not wanting to destroy one’s fantasized persona of