He focuses on religion as the primary reason, but let us take this one step further. Every American, regardless of religious affiliation (which is in many regards just a detrimental as Boyd 's argument against political alignment) should be wary of political absolutism. The world is not black and white, and neither are our political candidates. To fixate on one issue or one party is to toss reason out the door and become a blind believer. Faith might work for some in the religious arena, it does not and cannot work in the political arena.
The Godless Constitution When some people here the words “the godless constitution” uttered the shrill up their noses and get very defensive. Kramnick and Moore address this idea of the United States Constitution being godless. They speak about how America has misinterpreted views and how society would benefit from an understanding of what the Constitution stands for and how to correctly use it. They strive to help America understand that politics driven by religion and faith would do the most damage to the political agenda. They also emphasize that America created the Constitution was created to make a person’s religious standing irrelevant to hold office or voice a political opinion.
Many Americans wondered why such a violent organization would attack the United States, as well as, what would drive an organization to revert to such evil tactics. Upon research to answers to these questions all too often religion came into play. The nation of Islam seems to be the driving force into the war on terrorism. Religion has always been a controversial subject. Many had suffered and loss their lives because of their personal beliefs.
However, many leaders of extremist Christian organizations have seized this opportunity to renew the fight upon the definitively secular laws of America. Therefore the discussions regarding the Christianity of America have begun to resurface. Herein, we will look at the most common arguments for the Christianity of America and show them to be false; we will show, definitively, that America is not a Christian country. For clarity, we must define what the term "Christian country" really means and it is therefore worthwhile to examine the religious make-up of America. At this point, and for the foreseeable future, Christianity is the self-admitted majority religion of this Country.
The elite media's role in the portrayal of the Arab culture and Islam following the Oklahoma City bombing has had adetrimental effect on America's public opinion, investigation proceedings, and government action. Once word of the Oklahoma City bombing reached the Associated Press and major American publications, journalists were quick to point the finger of guilt at Muslim fundamentalism. The Western perspective of the Middle East is a dark one. The Muslims are looked at as ruthless and barbaric people, inclined to kill and destroy. Steven Emerson, a so-called expert featured on CBS Evening News, "suggested that there [must] be some inherent cultural trait behind... ... middle of paper ... ...people.virginia.edu/~sy5u/Bias.html Works Cited Bazzi, Mohamad.
If a situation satisfies the just war tradition in that culture and the aggression is carried out for religious reasons, the action can be further classified as holy war. Many Americans connect the concept of holy war only with Islam. In fact the Christian crusades during the middle ages were just such a holy war being waged by Christians against Muslims. Whether a particular situation qualifies as a holy war or not, the focus of the just war tradition is to ask God for approval. “Appeals to ‘holy war’ or ‘religious crusade’ in one or another tradition are one type of appeal to divine authority regarding the use of force.” In recent history numerous conflicts, border skirmishes, battles and wars have arisen in which governments have decided to apply military force to varying degrees.
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God and Money cannot be intertwined because when money is involved the human’s selfishness, greed, and power hunger takes over and causes people to forget about morals and beliefs that cause them to make decisions that only benefit them now, not the people of the future or the people that are less fortunate now in the present. “Jesus as Liberator” and “Kairos time” help us see the big mistake in mainstream Christianity. Columbus Christianity might as well be the total opposite of Liberation theology is, which means that mainstream Christianity is not doing the right things because it is only looking out for its people and that it. Kairos time shows how Liberation theology took the right moment by the hand, unlike mainstream Christianity, and
By applying Swift's satirical argument for the preservation of this fictitious religion to that which was currently practiced, Swift asserts that their Christianity served ulterior motives, both for the government and for the people. If we are to prove that the government was using religion for selfish purposes, we must be sure that it was not serving its intended purpose, the assurance of the moral sanctity of its policies. This is quite evident in the author's comment that if real Christianity was revived, it would be, "destroy at one blow all the wit and half the learning of the kingdom; to break the entire frame and constitution of things[.]" This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Christianity has no influence on the government's current policies. It even seems as if the government established Church isn't completely rooted in Christianity, as the author weakly suggests that, "[A]bolishing Christianity may perhaps bring the church into danger."
However, Williams’s religious believes created dispute. He spread complete separatism. His belief was that the civil rulers of Massachusetts should not be punishing settlers for their religious beliefs. In A Plea for Religious Liberty by Roger Williams “TRUTH. I acknowledge that to molest any person, Jew or gentile, for either professing doctrine, or practicing worship merely religious or spiritual, it is to persecute him, and such a person (whatever his doctrine or practice be, true or false) suffereth persecution for conscience.” (Williams) he is stating that to punish someone for what they believe is wrong only god can judge them not man.