For example, it is amazing how one can justify his faith to a strong Catholic family whentrying to prove that salvation is a free gift and not a time card for "good works." There is much difference between the religion of Catholicism and non- denominational Christianity. Though both groups believe in one God, the same God, growing up in the midst of the bickering of the two groups can confuse a child and bring bitterness toward this God that Christians believe is all-loving. School is an area where temptations are thrown in people's faces each day. Many people are challenged each day in these situations; children may be challenged in their home or in school because of the issue of salvation and trying to maintain a strong-willed mind as a young Christian.
Thus, the only time a person can be sure he is right is if he is constantly open to differing opinions; there must be a standing invitation to try to disprove his beliefs. Second, there is the criticism that governments have a duty to uphold certain beliefs that are important to the well being of society. Only "bad" men would try to undermine these beliefs. Mill replies that this argument still relies on an assumption of i... ... middle of paper ... ...s beliefs are not reflected in their conduct. As a result, people do not truly understand the doctrines they hold dear, and their misunderstanding leads to serious mistakes.
In the article "The Rush from Judgement," Theordore Dalrymple argues that refraining from making judgements creates an unhealthy society. Judgements are usually evaluations of certain behaviors or ideas. Dalrmple believes that those who refrain from making judgments practice self deception. Self deception is the generally defined as the practice of deceiving oneself, which in turn hinders us from attaining self knowledge. The number one problem associated with self deception is that it has the capability of creating moral dilemmas, such that people use it as a "prophylactic against leaning from experience," according to Dalrymple.
Cultural Catholics appear happy to bring up their children as Catholics and to send them to Catholic schools. They may have lost some confidence in the Church because of the scandals concerning the sexual abuse of children by priests and brothers, but they like the rituals and celebrations that surround baptisms, First Holy Communions, Confirmations, weddings, and funerals. Even those who rarely give much time or thought to the Church would find it difficult to forego these events or to celebrate them in a Protestant church.
The Protestants believed in that one is saved by God’s grace and not by works. Moreover, the Protestants first peacefully talked about the problems in the Church but the Church were ignorant and did not want to respond to the Protestants. However, the Roman Catholic Church sought to seek out the reason why many individuals were leaving the Ch... ... middle of paper ... ...d Europe and Asia to share the Catholic faith to everyone who was willing to hear them speak. The most dominant change that the Roman Catholic Church made was the establishment of Jesuit schools. The Jesuit schools organized catechism classes in Italy in the early sixteenth century and taught kids about the fundamentals of the Catholic Church.
But they also help the parents in every day life. The Priest claims the child for Christ by signing the child's forehead and he encourages the parents and godparents to do the same. Everyone moves on to celebrate God's word. A Gospel passage or two are read, usually describing the baptism of Jesus; during which the parents and godparents sit. After a short Sermon in which the priest explains the reading, the prayers of the Faithful or Bidding prayers are read to help the parents, godparents and the child followed by the Litany of saints, where all those present ask the saints to help the child: "St. Anthony pray for usâ€¦.
In turn, this criticism means that because our cultures are incredibly complex relativism attempts to explain and justify our moral differences by saying they are a result of our different cultures and history. Therefore the differences between moralities of cultures are blamed on their cultural and historical differences leading us to be accepting of these differences and encouraging coexistence. Although, the complexity of cultures is not a justification for being accepting of cultures. Relativism deems it immoral to condemn a culture 's actions and to be intolerant; however, if a culture were to arise that was clearly morally intolerant we should stand against it. When we apply relativism we are focusing on agreement and tolerance between cultures; however, not all cultures should be tolerated.
Most people just complain about the wickedness and the corruption of society, and they do not realize that they are contributing to the problem by doing nothing to stop it and just being mere bystanders. Bystanders are those individuals that do not take part in events despite being present during those times. In spite of the consequences that it entails being a bystander, this kind of behavior is usually driven by the desire to avoid problems. In order to avoid this misleading mentality, many philosophers and social activists have advocated against people being bystanders. An individual should not be a bystander because being a bystander is morally incorrect, inhuman, and harmful.
This is immoral and dangerous for society because it put values to labels such as “Epsilon” or “Alpha” thus limiting the options the people of that certain group may have. Through Brave New World, Aldous Huxley does a good job of arguing that societal division is an oppressive and human-made tool used to limit creativity, perpetuate dehumanization and perpetuate oppressive politics to limit freedom. When society becomes segregated in anyway, it leads to citizens being oppressed by the policies that subjugate them and social death to the citizens who are deemed as lower
And here in lies the problem, It is human nature to believe that you are right and the other is wrong. This concept, which seems to be hard wired into all of us, leads to the disapproval, which leads to anger, which in turn leads to suppression. This is the one thing that must be avoided. Across history there are examples of government, or society, stifling the voice of opposition. Though we may think we are right, that doesn't give us the right to keep others from expressing their own opinions and ideas.