This is primarily reflected in our laws that attempt to create all equal, although we know this is not the reality, yet it is before us; but, the part of the book that haunts me: The gods were no longer needed. Have we come to a time when “God is no longer needed;” or, as many put it “God is dead.” This did related to another book I read this year: After God by Mark C. Taylor. There is a trend in the USA with less worship attendance and those who worship tend to gravitate toward “mega-Churches” (see especially, American Trends: Contemporary Religion by Mark Chaves). Nevertheless, perhaps God is dead to many people as the old ways and traditions were dead to many throughout the latter centuries of the Roman Empire. The question is before us: If this is indeed true what will replace it?
As the British people were conquered by nations who had never been under the Roman influence and therefore had no understanding of their literature or practical beliefs, they regressed to a similar way of life they led from before the Romans came. The Roman doctors had followed practical methods of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and surgery but this approach was soon replaced by superstitious and spiritual remedies. The Romans had many Gods but their religion had never been truly accepted in Britain and the native people held mainly pagan beliefs. With these beliefs went methods of medicinal treatment that were based on appeasing specific spirits or superstition. When Britain became a Christian nation these beliefs continued and, although the spiritual cures were mostly replaced by prayer, they still had very little effect.
We would still be in the dark ages if people with a great understanding for math hadn’t been there to invent new things and pull us out of the dark ages and into the techno age. Even though I may not me a mathematical genius, I realize that with out math I would have to write my whole report out on hand instead of a computer. I could not play my video games or chat online with friends if it wasn’t for math and the understanding of it. The study of math is important to society and probably always will be.
Due to the tables, there were set rules which those in power couldn’t just change to suit their needs (or create new ones); however this doesn’t mean that there was complete equality amongst the people and classes or that punishments were fair. Even with a sound law structure there was discrimination and just like in most ancient societies there were many unjust and cruel punishments. An example of the cruelty and discrimination is displayed in Table IV which states ‘A dreadfully deformed child shall be quickly ... ... middle of paper ... ...w and order, etc. However in some circumstances the societies were similar. For example, in modern society we do have strict laws and a well-organized legal system, however there are still cases today of wealthier citizens and those in power (or even celebrities) avoiding punishment for their crimes.
People generally considered the Middle Ages as very dark era, where nothing happened except for plague, famine, and the well-known black death. People considered this period as stagnation that they believe there was no growth in the socioeconomic prospective. For example, they believe there were no development of new technology and no expansion of towns and city. ... ... middle of paper ... ...ugh many people considered the Middle Ages as an era where nothing happened, my paper conveys that point that lots of territorial, demographical, cultural, economic, and scientific developments took place in the Middle Age. I hope that people could abandon their stereotype of the Middle Ages and could come to learn this colorful time period.
The answer to the question is by no means an easy solution to come to. Thousands of years of reform after reform in the past have achieved many tasks for the creation of better conditions for people oppressed yet humans still face major rights conflicts in the present. Conflict after conflict afflicts human kind in almost an endless stream of rights violations. Today, major issues with human rights frequently involve callous human labor, cruel actions of soldiers, and debates on how the treatment of criminals should be handled. These issues however, are not just merely issues of the present but also concerns that have been with us for what seems like mankind’s entire existence.
When the current state of society is observed, it can be perceived that there are hidden influences from past cultures that have constructed how many people live their lives. Past cultures have left many inventions and ideas that have either been reimaged or have evolved into items and concepts that are still used today. The era that had a large portion of inventions and ideas that are still used or have influence the culture of today would be the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages have always been perceived as being the dark period, some people may even classified this period as being the Dark ages, in between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of the Renaissance. Sometimes, this period is classified into the Early, High, and Late Middle
Augustine was not the most diplomatic of men, and managed to antagonize many people of power and influence in Britain, not least among them the native British churchmen, who had never been particularly eager to save the souls of the Anglo-Saxons who had brought such bitter times to their people. In their isolation, the British Church had maintained older ways of celebrated the major festivals of Christianity, and Augustine's effort to compel them to conform to modern Roman usage only angered them. When Augustine died (some time between 604 and 609 AD), then, Christianity had only a precarious hold on Anglo-Saxon England, a hold which was limited largely to a few in the aristocracy. Christianity was to become firmly established only as a result of Irish efforts, who from centers in Scotland and Northumbria made the common people Christian, and established on a firm basis the English Church. At all levels of society, belief in a god or gods was not a matter of choice, it was a matter of fact.
The introduction of Christianity into the Roman Empire directly undermined the states previous pagan religion. The Christian belief in only one God “weakened the authority and credibility of the Emperor” (ushistory.org, 2008-2014). Now that the Roman Empire was a Christian Empire, under Constantine’s rule he contributed to another factor for fall of Rome. He split the Roman Empire into the Western Empire and the Eastern Empire and he moved the capital of the Em... ... middle of paper ... ...he fall of Rome did not happen in a day either. It took hundreds of years for the eventual demise of the Roman Empire.
The increasing chaos in society can be blamed on the decreasing faith in religion that has been shifted to technology. After the fall of the Roman Empire, European society was in chaos. Since no other civilizing force in which to believe was in existence, when the Roman Catholic Church made itself a organizing power, it set up a precedent that attached itself to the mind set for the next few centuries. Religious beliefs are synonymous with the "calm" and the peace that relieve life's turmoil. For a long period of time, there was no other steadying force, so "the Sea of Faith" was the sole source for easing "the turbid ebb and flow of human misery."