Paul's major problem confronted in his letter to the Galatians is the preachings of the Judaziers. Apparently, men who preach circumcision and the Law had been trying to "pervert" the Galatians, and change their belief... ... middle of paper ... ...is area is full of rules/laws for the Galatians to live by. Of course, he justifies that Christians live by these laws because they "Walk in the Spirit of Christ." (Gal 5:16) If Christians are to "imitate" Jesus' actions & morals, then why should they decide to follow some, and not others? This is more evidence of Peter trying to create a "convenient" religion.
What sets Paul apart from Jesus, is also the massive interest in the Holy Spirit and the Gentle mission, his negative attitude toward the Old Testament, and teachings on the church as a ‘body’. In my opinion, Paul taught a doctrine that opposed teachings attributed to Jesus. He replaced Jesus’ selfless actions with a selfish desire to gain the gift of salvation. Despite the widespread, uncritical adulation of Paul by those who listen to others instead of thinking for themselves, Thomas Jefferson, wrote in a letter to James Smith, that “Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus.” (Works, 1829 edition, vol.4, p.327.) And finally, English playwright quoted “it would be a better world if Paul had never been born.”
So he was making everything to make the story look more realistic. But under the close of the poor man or woman and under the animal or a subject there was always something mach more complicated, something about his father, himself, and the people that were following the God or not. Jesus was telling the parable pretty often, usually the audience was tax collectors and the “lost” people that were passing by and stopped to listen Jesus’ stories. He told so many of them, but I think that the most important parables are about The Lost Sheep, Lost Coin and Lost Son. Because, that are the parables where he shows that God Loves the Sinners.
... ... middle of paper ... ...r commit adultery was also a must. Then Jesus Christ with Christianity came, and also put rules for how people must act for god to love them for example to help the poor and the needy and the widows, not to reply on evil by evil, love each other worship one god … and finally from the prophet Mohammad we know about Islam and about the doctrine and the rules that were mentioned in the Qur'an- the holly book of the Muslims- like what to eat, how to pray, whom to marry… From all of the above mentioned we find that "yes" religions limit the freedom of the man and man is always the subject of god and not a free man. But here some important questions might be asked: do we need absolute freedom to build civilized nations and societies? Don't we need religion to regulate and stabilize our life? Aren't religions important for the life of human beings on earth?
Rich says, “the cult must monopolize the recruits time”(Harpers Magazine, ... ... middle of paper ... ...umans took it upon themselves to act evil. It was in reason that kept Augustine from committing to Manicheans fully and led to his conversion to Christianity. Augustine was physically deprogramed because he was isolated from the Manicheans and he was in Rome but I do not believe he was completely separated from the Manicheans all together. The fact that Augustine’s name is on the list of Manichees shows that there is still an attachment to the cult. Augustine also kept the apology letter the Manicheans sent him, where they asked him to come back and “be a new Paul for our time”, which would make him the leading Manichean apostle.
Despite these factors their stories all have something in common. Religion. Shakespeare was a protestant who used catholic beliefs to create a tragedy, the Mayas used their culture and beliefs to create a story to explain the how the world came to be, and Voltaire used his story Candide to mock religion. Each story connects because each author shares their opinions on how religion effects human nature. Hamlets human nature is grief and how one deals with that, Popol Vuh is humans defying their creators, and being the hero, and Voltaire’s touches on humans using religion to be optimistic when the situation is
Paine understanding how the cause of patriotism would need” a dose This is a book review of Sacred Scripture, Sacred War, written by James P. Byrd. In his book Byrd of scripture, in order to help the patriots, during the times that try men’s souls,”1. Biblical patriotism being very unique perspective was based on the use of scriptures, to inspire and justify the revolution. Ministers would use these scriptures for the purpose of instruction, and inspiration, for colonial solders not well prepared and outnumbered by the English
Religion might seem like a great thing to follow, “[…] but why does it start wars, build huge churches, and fail to feed the poor,” Bethke states. Religion is a crutch people start to lean on only when they are having difficulties or problems, due to the church being more for the broken instead of those who are worthy of religion. Many people believe in Jesus more than religion, due to the fact that he is the work of god, while religion is an idea that was made up by man
Everyone has his or her own views and beliefs on how Jesus might view religion; some state Jesus loves the idea of religion while others state that he despises the idea and opinions of it. While the terms religion and Jesus might be related in some ways, certain people believe that Jesus wanted to abolish the idea of religion itself. This idea of Jesus thinking about religion in a negative way is the main concept of the video Why I Hate Religion, But
However, Christ... ... middle of paper ... ...corruption and conflict that exists in society. The allusion of Jim Casy as Jesus Christ serves the purpose of the novel, which is to encourage society to become self-reliant, rather than relying on a religion for guidance and solutions. The author emphasizes the true capabilities of each individual in destroying the corrupted aspects of society. Jesus Christ was a preacher, encouraging people to follow the religion, while Casy became an advocate for the reliance on humanity. Both of them remained passionate two opposing beliefs, yet their actions remain similar.