Pi says he just wants to love God, however he does not realize he is setting himself up for confusion, stress, and too much dedication for one person to handle. The internal struggle that Pi faces also can be seen through many human beings trying to look for a higher power to find comfort within, unfortunately the real struggle begins when the different varieties present themselves and y... ... middle of paper ... ...o enact evil ways in order to survive. We are put in certain situations and life becomes a test not for survival but a journey to find the real identity that hides in us. Yann Martel's, "Life of Pi" describes the strenuous journey of showing our true colors. In the novel, the usage of the Indian, the ocean, and Mexico settings emphasized the idea of an internal struggle of a young boy connecting to the human condition through religion, the deal of maintaining faith in order to survive and compromising certain beliefs in order to live, and telling the real story versus the better story.
Before Goodman Brown left for his journey in the woods, he promised his wife Faith that he would return to her, his wife symbolizes Goodman Brown’s faith in Christ. The multiple obstacles that Goodman Brown faced in the woods like when saw all the people he considered to be upright and holy in the meeting with the devil, caused him not to trust anyone not even his own wife Faith when he returns from his journey. If a person has a strong faith in their religion, nothing should be able to cause them to lose it. Unfortunately, Goodman Brown did not have a strong faith in Christ and ended up turning his back on the church. Goodman Brown seems to be a good honest person who was raised in the Christian church and was taught about Christ but he ne... ... middle of paper ... ...eaming in the woods he began to run through the woods as if a strong evil spirits had possessed him.
Yet, the time came when the sturdy structure where Elie’s faith stood was starting to erode. Elie had also been battling himself, creating mental conflicts. When men spoke of God, Elie argued with himself about how he felt about Him. Elie said, “As for me, I ceased to pray. I concurred with Job!
While he tries to help his wife Faith from the devil, he wakes up from imagination or dream in the forest wondering what has happened in the previous night. Whether the scenes he witnessed were real or his imagination, Goodman believes what he remembers and trusts no one in the village when he returns, not even his wife. Goodman seems to live the rest of his life with misery and distrust. In the beginning of the story, Goodman is a faithful man who is able to pass any temptation the devil gives him. He is happy with the community and his faith until his trip.
Some religions fast or feast during their sacred time, while others may embrace special worship services and reg... ... middle of paper ... ... talk to me about Jehovah, which is hard since I have known Christ my whole entire life, but it does not hurt to listen and learn something new. Some critical issues in the study of religion may be the issue of trying to prove to non-believers there really is a higher power. It would be like trying to prove faith versus truth, but what is truth? In conclusion, religious beliefs and practices come in many customs and methods; however no matter what or who you decide to worship, it all inspires a connection or association with the divine. The divine can be a person, a space or place, an object as well as any part of nature.
The person must confess to the God that they are ... ... middle of paper ... ...that sometimes led him in circles. He was sometimes desperate, but did not lose his faith. He kept going hoping, believing, and searching for an answer. This is how we should be today. We should search through the readings of the Bible.
“The Sermon on the Mount” is a very interesting topic because it has a lot to do with my religion. It is talked about in church often and makes one think about their perspective on life. “The Sermon on the Mount” is a part of the bible that everyone, not just Christians should read and understand. It gives a good perspective on the world and how one should think. People today do not always have the best mind set on how to see the world.
Reading the Bible is important. In their life, people should read the Bible, which is inspired by God, because one will be able to apply what he reads, God will lovingly and caringly encourage her life, and her relationship with Him will be furthered. To support my thesis statement, life application plays an influential role, when reading the Bible. While reading the Bible, God clearly states what sin is and how sin must be atoned for. Although many may say they do not sin, the Bible states the contrary, as
While reading I thought, who is fit to be an intercessor and why would they want to do this? It is sometimes a burden to pray for family, so why take on another load praying for others but the word of God says in Ephesians 4:16 that we are ‘fitly joined’ together. This means we have been brought together by God for specific purposes and one is to be co-laborers in prayer. “An intercessor is a man, woman, or child who fight for others and it is the activity that identifies us most with Christ. To be an intercessor is to be like Jesus becaus... ... middle of paper ... ... be filled through prayer and my responsibility starts but does not stop with prayer.
Some Things that we share believes in God and his son, which is Jesus. We also share the trait of seeing everyone as a brother or sister; we see our friends and people around us as the children of God making us all brother and sister. In Jehovah Witness religion consists of praying to God, reading the Bible, and meditating on what the Bible Says. Catholics do similar things Some Differences that we have is Catholics believe and respect in the mother of Jesus; we see her as our mother, for in the Bible it says that Jesus told Mary to watch over his brothers and sister, which is us. Another thing is that Jehovah Witnesses don 't worship the cross or any other image, we as Catholics worship the cross because it reminds us of the sacrifice Jesus the Son of God did for us.