I believe Dario Fo is not mocking religion itself , but he is mocking the hypocrites who go to church. “In the limited examples presented in this study, we have seen several functions of the apocryphal gospels. Dario Fo takes these up while giving them his personal touch. He fills in the gap in Jesus’s childhood left in the New Testament, by associating the holy family with poor migrant workers of his day and by having the child Jesus warn those in power of the coming revolution” (Scuredi 342). I believe Fo was an extremist, he has Religion beliefs that most people think are unreasonable or unacceptable.
All his decisions are made upon his religion no matter what it may be. Also those who looked different were judged upon religion and not by whom they really were in the inside, but instead a Deviation. Through these examples it clearly shows that religion often influences one’s point of view. John Wyndams purpose for writing The Chrysalids is to teach his readers valuable lessons, which inclue that, his readers learn about discrimination in a deeper way, about how change is always an option, and how religion often affects one’s thinking. He makes it evident to his readers that judging people by their first impression is wrong.
They believe that the father is almighty (all-powerful), and that Jesus was his only direct creation. For them God’s personal name is Jehovah and should be addressed by that name. They base their beliefs only on the text of the Bible and th... ... middle of paper ... ...oo strict and demanding. I say this because they deprived themselves of many great opportunities by not continuing their education. I also think they are very close minded people when it comes to their religion, I do not understand how can they live separated from the world and what is going on around them.
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.
During this Reformation and continuing throughout the present date, the Amish have been persecuted for their religious beliefs. In the sixteen... ... middle of paper ... ...can preserve itself through these changes, or if it becomes eroded and begins to become part of the change. The Amish prove not to become part of the change, even though they suffered greatly for that decision, their inner courage and faith in God helped them to persevere. Kraybill assesses the Amish contributions to preserving religious liberty in the United States. Throughout the pages preceding this I have tried to give the most adequate examples and explanations to how I have interpreted this book, and what I found to be the main purpose of it.
Valid Arguments Believing that there is or is not a God is not a subject that many people discuss opening as a natural discussion. People believe or disbelieve in God for many reasons; they either grew up with or without religion, circumstances have happened that make people believe or disbelieve in God and many people’s views have changed just by listening to people discuss the idea of God. Two people who have been vocal about their thoughts on God are the Rev. Billy Graham and Richard Dawkins. They both are convicted with their beliefs and depending on whose arguments you believe, a person can do further research on the topic to make an educated decision on their own whether or not there is a God.
Some religious groups have done their best to establish their religious rules in different states and forced people to obey these rules (Judd 266). But also one of the issues nowadays is that if there is a denomination of one religion which is doing something wrong, people start to accept the whole religion as wrong, they... ... middle of paper ... ...igious country. Ant here is the point; how such a religious country can be so violent? Someone can think that religion allows it. it is not an attempt to offend Christianity or The United States, because they are great and amazing.
“Objective morality” is our society’s way of signifying that some behaviors are right (honesty, kindness, patience) and some behaviors are wrong (stealing, racism, abuse). We are told by our parents, from atheists, and in holiday songs to be “good for goodness sake,” but is that the only reason we have to be good? Many people were taught, and expected, from a young age to uphold integrity and morality because it is right. Most religious people disagree with morality deprived of God and believe that a person can only be good with God, but it is indeed possible for people to be good without the knowledge of God. I contend that humans can be lacking religion and still know the concept of right or wrong, and that morality can exist independent from God.
Religion has taught us how God is morally perfect and omnipotent (Tooley). That belief has existed for so long that now it is practically hardwired into our brain. It is because of that belief that we are unable to understand how God being morally perfect can allow so many catastrophes around the world to happen all the time. Those questions raised in relation to God are described as issues with theodicy (Cunningham, and Kelsay 102). In a literal definition from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, theodicy i... ... middle of paper ... ... Prevention.
Religion if used in a healthy way can help individuals and the closed sect itself, however these values, morals and believes are vastly misunderstood and vaguely interpreted, causing religion to defeat itself each time. Works Cited Ellens, J. Harold. The Destructive Power of Religion. Violence in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Volume 2.