Nature is around us, willingly or unwillingly, and it’s up to writers to be able to express their feeling for nature in any way possible. Different people have different ways of perceiving and interpreting nature. Some may view it as calming and peaceful, while others may perceive it as torturous. Nevertheless, the authors from the essay and the poem definitely have a good relationship with nature. As they describe in depth their feelings towards nature, it becomes more clear the differences that these authors have with their relationship with nature.
In a poem known as the Essay on Man, it claims, “Know then thyself, presume not God to scan, The proper study of mankind is Man.” This means that man should not bother to know God, but to know himself. The reason given for this belief is that man cannot know God so it is not profitable to gain knowledge of Him. Catholics also believe that man cannot know God but they go on to say that God reveals himself to us so that we can learn about Him. According to the Catholic Church, “It pleased God, in his goodness and wisdom, to reveal himself and to make known the mystery of his will.”
Benjamin Franklin tolerates and accepts people who have different mindsets and commit themselves to organized religions; however, even though Franklin believes in God and His creations, he considers organized religion as something that does not inspire morality and, instead, creates a hostile environment among people. The importance of religion is reflected through its use for society. Many people left their homes in Great Britain to start a new life in a foreign country they were not accustomed
Socrates as a wise man understands that if religion forms humans’ personality and views on surrounding, then it means that there is no place for you as a human being. Thus, Socrates tries to argue with Euthyphro to find the definition of goodness and asks Euthyphro questions. Euthyphro gives several definitions of goodness such as prosecuting his own father is an act of goodness, but Socrates quickly responses to him that it is only instance but not the definition. Then, he replies to Socrates that goodness is something that is pleasant to gods. However, Socrates is not satisfied with such definition and responses to Euthyphro that many of conflicts exist among the gods and what is pleasant to one god might be unpleasant to another.
What is companionship? Many would say that these are just two things that go hand in hand in what many would consider marriage, but according to Sprigg, “It’s still not sufficient to define marriage”(Sprigg P.7). In addition, He uses this to support his protest that homosexual relationships shouldn’t be given the legal status of marriage. To some this is all simply a man answering questions while declaring his standpoint on the topic, but to me it’s much more. As a member-for lack or a better word- of the LGBT community it honestly breaks my heart to see that someone could be so determined that marriage defies same-sex relationships as well as have the audacity to even claim said unions have any ‘consequences’ at all, and negative at that.
Huck had been raised to believe that he must turn in Jim yet his own feeling told him not to because Jim was still a human being despite what others thought. He decides that he’d rather “go to hell” (214). This sentence shows his rejection of the religion and society whose rules and morals citizens claimed to have. Ironically Huck defies his religious teachings, but does the most ‘Christly’
Anaya creates an initial one of anxiety and shifts it toward a tone of relief. This emphasises Antonio does not like the idea of punishment and is really looking for peace, which he can find in the golden carp. He needs a safe place because Christianity is giving him too much anxiety and pressure. Antonio’s finds a little excitement of hope when he finds out there might be a god that is kind and does not give punish. Antonio is excited to find out, “'The golden carp," I said to myself, "a new god?
This actually makes sense and it is a possibility because Twain did not talk about genes and when readers say that Huck’s nature is stronger than nurture, it is only an speculation they made from what they understand from the book and the excerpt. However, even though it that the argument “Huck’s nature side is more obvious than nurture” might be an speculation, it makes more sense because readers can see that Huck would rather go to hell and readers can make an educated guess that if Huck were to be properly nurtured, he would deem going to hell for a slave a crime and an unlawful act. No matter how much the Widow Douglas tries to conform Huck to society’s way, he disapproves of it and wants no part it in. It is too late for the Widow Douglas to change Huck into someone who follows the law and rules of society because Huck’s early “environmental influences” has lead him to deviate from society. It is Huck’s nurture side that makes him who he is-- someone who is willing to free a slave.
Even when confronted with social and physical threats, religion motives him to aid Tom Robinson. He admits his reasons, telling Scout, “This case, Tom Robinson’s case, is something that goes to the essence of a man’s conscience—Scout, I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man.” (139) Instead of causing him to yell at an old lady or divide races, religion convicts Atticus to defend an innocent man. This man held his faith closer than his reputation, and allowed it to influence his thoughts and actions. At the end of the day it’s a little bit clearer, and that's all you can say for religion influencing To Kill A Mockingbird.
Kleos was extremely important to the Greeks; it was something all men wished to have. Telemakhos also referred to the gods to appeal to his audiences’ emotions by claiming that if he did not get assistants in what he is asking of the men
Henry approaches religion from an anti-authoritarian perspective and instead focuses on living as a non-conformist. Henry even suggests at one point that God may be an atheist, saying, “I often wondered, Deacon Ball, if atheism might even be popular with God himself” (19). While Henry is not rejecting religion with this statement, he is trying to convey that blindly following anything without stopping and questioning yourself is no way to achieve true intelligence – and that God himself disregards those who lack self-actualization. As Emerson’s maxim emphasizes as well, Henry is trying to push society to realize that the only way to achieve “integrity of the mind” is not the way people are blindly following the thoughts of others, but to boldly question authority, not just sit around and wait until you innately realize the truth about society’s conformist nature. Henry states, “We are all related … interrelated to an Universal Mind” (19) and reflects the maxim’s intended meaning, since Emerson intended originality and those who achieve a relation to the “Universal Mind” can fully achieve their potential as true
Not only does Galileo neglect the reason behind the influence of the Bible, he also neglects the values of the people who follow it. Galileo immediately jumps to the conclusion that the Bible is for people who do not “consume oneself tirelessly in the most laborious disciplines.” Which shows that he is rejecting the legacy that has been instilled into the people 's homes throughout the course of time. In consideration to the Bible, it is explained that it is intended to persuade and inform the people of “propositions...concerning physical matters”(9). Considering this scripture to be in the homes of the majority, it is unlikely for the ideas stated in the Bible to be dismissed as a new discovery is made.