He questions the customs and ethics of the God in various religious texts. Hitchens focuses all of the attention of the book on the negative aspects of religion and decides that due to these negative aspects of religion there is no higher power to the universe. His argument goes beyond trying to discredit religion, but he sees a call to put an end to religion. He states, “Above all, we are in need of a renewed Enlightenment, which will base itself on the proposition that the proper study of ... ... middle of paper ... ...uses does have merit because throughout history religion has had its detrimental effects. What Hitchens has done with these examples is tried to present them in a way to make a person not very well informed in reasoning skills to think that religion has caused only bad.
In both given articles, Lewis and Nicolaas argue about the enhancement of the Muslim fundamentalism with different perspectives; however, I believe that Lewis’ views may be quiet misleading to the actual perception. Bernard Lewis indicates that Muslim fundamentalism is conceived through the Muslim community’s oppression and dissatisfaction with the West’s political involvement as well as Islam being a source of aggression. In defiance of his opinion, the word ‘Islam’ comes from the word peace as well as the will of submission to God. The notion of aggression and violence that Bernard conceptualizes to be the headline of Islam does not have any supportive evidence within the rules of the Islamic religion, it no more than opposes Islam’s conviction.
The very concept that I agree with regards Nicolaas’ article, is that he states Islam is diverse and accepting of others. Nicolaas says “In addition, Islam’s religious elite is defensive by default and often regard changes as a threat to the purity of the faith” . He clarifies that the only problem with the Muslim community is their fear of change within their religious beliefs and that is no harm to anyone or the West. As Lewis misunderstands, yet Nicolaas focuses on is that there are religious customs in which religion and legislative issues are contrastingly seen. Their dedication to their tradition was a barrier to their acceptance of the West’s freedom of speech.
O'Reilly used clearly Red Herring fallacy when he does not stay in his point, he just deviates from the main topic and he digresses talking about other information, like Obama and the survey about it. The speaker's words convey in a negative connotation to the general audience saying things like, "Abdul-Jabbar is missing the fact that much of the Muslim world does not understand the Islamic religion. Pakistan for instance, it allows the Taliban, who are major human right violations, sanctuary. Is that permissible under Islam? Apparently, the government of Pakistan believes it in" (O'Reilly).
American Islamic leaders reply to such charges with indignation. They protest that it is unfair, even bigoted, to demand that they disassociate themselves from people with whom they have never been associated. "What we've found is that other religions don't have to defend their faith when extremists do maniacal acts," Salam al Marayati, the director of the Muslim Public Affairs Office, told The Tampa Tribune. In the same vein, Imam Abdul Rauf, of the Al-Farah Mosque in New York City, told CBS News's 60 Minutes: "That's just as absurd as associating Hitler with Christianity or David Koresh with Christianity. There are always people who will do peculiar things and think that they are doing things in the name of their religion."
From the past and o... ... middle of paper ... ...ion or a problem that arises. Confidence in reason is centered on the belief that one’s own greater interests, and those of mankind will be best aided by giving unrestricted play to reason. Encouraging people to be able to come to their own decisions by emerging their own lucid abilities can help them become more attentive and improve in this specific trait. Intellectual perseverance can create some problems that are varied and cannot be easily solved. An intellectually perseverant person shows firm obedience to coherent principles despite the unreasonable conflict of others, and has a genuine sense of the need to struggle with confusion or troubled questions over an extended time to accomplish understanding or perception.
We often refer to critical thinking as someone who can think very clearly, with reason and complex ideas. This is somewhat true. Yes that does help to begin and mend a critical thinker but critical thinking also includes a combination of skills. Those main characteristics are self awareness, honesty, open-mindedness discipline, and judgment. Using these characteristics daily and with practice develops an amazing critical thinker.
He realized that the Bible is cluttered with discrepancies. Baldwin came to realize that the ?good book? was discriminatory against whites, yet told its followers to love everyone; conversely when read in a white context was discriminatory against blacks, who were thought to be the sons of Ham. He discovered this contradicti... ... middle of paper ... ...d with this notion solely because, The Nation of Islam had intentions of seeking revenge on the whites, for years and years of oppression and racism. This was yet another hate filled notion Baldwin could not agree with.
Open mindedness is vital, within one’s thinking processes within alternate systems of thought, the critical thinker will recognize and assess, his or her assumptions, practical consequences, implications, by communicating effectively with other individuals to figure out a possible outcome to multifaceted issues (Criticalthinking.org). “University of... ... middle of paper ... ...nd decision-making process is that an individual can make a well informed decision on the basis of fact and proper research. It is vital to have a clear solution to a particular problem or issue, and take the necessary steps to best reach a proper decision. Without following the proper steps an individual may make a rash decision that which can lead to more problems. In conclusion, critical thinking helps and individual evaluate and analyze information to make a well-educated decision.
Producers who meet the standards will receive a premium check. The second advantage to the program is the outlook of the public toward the meat industry. The organization will provide educational programs and a more positive media presence. The con... ... middle of paper ... ...e, there are both pros and cons to the establishment of animal activist groups such as the Global Animal Partnership. I feel that the benefits outweigh the disadvantages; however, there is always a better alternative that just hasn’t been discovered yet.