By judging human actions or the spirit of God by cold laws enforced by the Church, we lose important insight into what our faith and our existence are truly about. Even the Church, in its humanness, sometimes forgets that love of God, others, and ourselves should be the core of every decision we make. The Church that many see as harsh and archaic could easily be refreshed and renewed, not by peppier music or stand-up comic priests, but by emphasis on the spirit of love rather than the letter of the law. Of course, as a Catholic, I am not opposed to the Church’s traditions, nor do I see them as inadequate. Since the Church is a human institution meant to represent the divine and is not divine itself, however, I feel that there must be room for improvement.
Christians see Children as a blessing from God and therefore most Churches believe that some types of fertility treatments ... ... middle of paper ... ... have no other choice and as Christians they need to stick up for the defenceless. Another reason why Roman Catholics give their opinion on euthanasia as it might become legal which is a worry as they strongly oppose euthanasia. I believe that everyone has the right to express their view and Christians should have that same right but that does not mean they have the right to make others accept that view. I also think that if Christians want their views heard then they should listen to the opposing peoples’ views. Bibliography · Moral Contemporary Issues · The Roman Catholic Tradition: Christian Lifestyles and Behaviour · CGP R.E Revision Guide · www.bbc.co.uk/religoin/ethics/sanctity-life/ · www.mariestopes.org.uk · www.lifeuk.org.uk · www.painsley.org.uk/re/signposts/gcseaqa
She uses the characters, not only to prove her point about Christians, but to secretly show the world how she was really feeling about her illness. What she doesn’t realize is, by telling these stories about how unpleasant Christians are, she becomes like them. Flannery ‘o Connor cast out a judgment on how these other religions worship God. With all the different religions and people in this world, Flannery ‘o Connor shows that in a way we are all alike with questions about what to believe or even when to believe it.
It is easy for the Church of God to condemn the religious world. The majority of denominations outwardly teach a standard that is not biblical. For instance, many ministers, from various affiliations, teach one cannot have power over sin or the flesh. So as a result, Church of God attendees feel justified because they understand such a teaching is erroneous. However, if the Church of God were to be judged based solely upon her claims, disregarding the religious world, what would be found?
Although they go to church on a semi-regular basis, they by no means have the “most Catholic” faith. They disagree with many of the Church’s teachings but still feel they agree with enough to stay in the Church. I wanted badly to go talk with Cathy and see if she could shed some light on this every pressing question: What correlation between religion and marriage success rates exists? However, I knew that she had to deal with this extreme pain and sadness during this hard time in her life. I felt it would not benefit, but rather hurt her more, if I would interview her simply for my own curiosity.
Instead use all that energy you waste on hate to love and help those around you, despite whether you think they are “right or wrong”. I believe that that’s what God is more concerned about. But, aren’t as christians we suppose to turn away from all “evil”? Well, John 8:7 states that, “...He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” This tells the story of a woman caught in the act of adultery and the Pharisees wanted to stone her. But Jesus came and pretty much told them that the only way they could justify doing that was if they were perfect.
This relates to the overall theme that people believe in a religious knowledge over the knowledge of the court. In Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein it states, “’God knows,’ she said, ‘how entirely I am innocent. But I do not pretend that my protestations should acquit me: I rest my innocence on a plain and simple explanation of the facts which have been adduced against me; and I hope the character I have always borne will incline my judges to a favourable interpretation, where any circumstance appears doubtful or suspicious.’(Shelly, 104)" The first part of this quote suggests who the true judge of Justine is. God has ultimate power over Justine and her future. It also suggests that God’s knowledge will overcome the evidence of the court.
The prisoners became "passive, dependent, and helpless." The guards on the other hand were the exact opposite. They became "aggressive and abusive within the prison, insulting and bullying the prisoners." After the experiment was finished, many of the mock guards said that they enjoyed the power. Others said that they had no idea that they were capable of being so corrupt.
Human beings are clever creatures. This is proven in everyday life, but they also have a horrible side. People aren’t necessarily evil by choice, but rather are, whether they want to be or not. Certain traits can cause this change in other people. Without these traits, humans wouldn’t be as bad as they are now, but because these traits do exist, humans behave without truly thinking of the long-term effects, or of the affect they have on other people’s lives.
The Zimbardo prison experiment (1971) was carried out at Stanford University in 1971. From August 14th, to August 20th, Professor Philip Zimbardo (1971) gathered 24 male students and set them up in a mock prison. The premise behind the experiment was that abusive behavior from prison guards and prisoners was due to inherent personality traits within the individual. By gathering these 24 students, Zimbardo (1971) hoped to show that guards and prisoners were not only abusive due to their personality, and not due to the situational circumstances. Philip Zimbardo (1971) published an advertisement offering fifteen dollars a day to any college students willing to participate in his mock prison.