There were other slaveholders in the area who were very religious but they were much kinder to slaves than Master Auld was. Nevertheless, he still saw Christianity ... ... middle of paper ... ... slavery as a heavenly duty. He wrote this passage to show how slavery is wrong, but his views on religion connected with slavery are the strongest point made in this reading. I think we all can agree that treating people as unequal or cruel is actually going against the bible instead of following it. Christianity is all about doing a good deed and making the heavenly father proud, but slaveholders were doing the exact opposite.
This proves that religion has an influence on people’s actions. The actions that resulted from following faith has altered how literature pieces are developed. The purpose of Rowlandson’s narrative was to keep her reputation as a Christian women. If she didn’t have faith in God at the time and decided to deal with captivity herself she most likely wouldn’t have published the story because it would show her lack of faith. In addition, considering she was set free by the Natives, it also could help spread Christianity because her dedication in God could persuade other people that prayer works.
His purpose is to inform the clergyman about Negros patiently waiting for the abolition of segregation and resentment toward the African American people. Mr. King explains the hypocrisy that the clergymen are partaking in by referring to church ideology. Most of the common people are Christians and by their common teachings, it specifically states the principles that they abide by in their creed. However, the unjust laws that the majority are forming against the minority goes against their biblical practices of the Christian faith. Mr. King impudently states: So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.
As Christians, how should they have felt had they been denied their right to practice religion and believe in their god? What would they do if the country they so loved chained them to a life of servitude? Finally, what would all the work to support a family and desire for self-improvement have accomplished if it only benefited a master, but not a wife and children? Douglass deliberately addresses those aspects of life that mean the most to his audience because in doing so he is sure to gain the listeners’ full attention and consideration of the immorality of slavery.
Both men witnessed the torture of humans by people claiming to live by the commandments of peace and love that Christ lays out in his commandments. In Douglass’s situation, salves were expected to know the Christian faith without any means to do so. In Casa’s situation, the men and women being attacked and abused did not want to participate in the Christian faith because of how their “Christian” owners acted. In the similar horrific events of histories, slave owners acted as nominal Christians and slaves were deprived of their natural rights of knowledge, the rights that God gives to each
Today we have many different cultures, societies, and religions spread around the world. Most of these cultures and religion originated in the past, ancient world to us. The religions and cultures were spread through different ways by each country or religion, some used teachings and education, while others used violence and enforcement of religion. Religion in cultures and society is made important, of its effects of teaching morals, values, spirituality, and a guided path of life. At times these different believes can conflict each other, thus creating and causing secularism, intolerance, and discrimination towards other religions and cultures.
As Christians we are the modern day new testament of a vessel that carries and contains the spirit of God in us. Christians are Gods Ark. Therefore Christians need to spread Gods will over the Earth. ‘Jesus isn’t sitting back at ease, unconcerned about the state of o... ... middle of paper ... ... eternal life,’ As Christians our role in people’s lives should be to live as an example and to help others live to their lives to the highest standard for God. By recommending changes people can make to their lives, but by gently doing to, Christians can remain a shining light, but also a helpful one too.
Moreover, Christianity makes its followers live in expectation of something better, and actions are motivated by expectations of these eternal rewards. Christians also martyr those who sacrifice and suffer since the sacrifice of Christ is a symbol of God’s Love. By acting in the imitation of Christ, the rewards and expectations will thus be fulfilled in Heaven. Therefore, in Christianity, Love is used to achieve transcendence. It is a passion that consumes, controls, and allows one to be content with unhappiness and suffering.
Religion left a positive influence on slave owners because religion supported slavery. If they slave owners ever felt guilty for installing punishment, religion would be the to rid them of their sins. Douglass remembers, hoping once his master came back from church, he would realize how unholy his actions were and he would be released. But, in fact, his master came back harsher than before, “Prior to his conversion, he relied upon his own depravity to shield and sustain him in his savage barbarity; but after his conversion, he found religious sanction and support for his slaveholding cruelty. He made the greatest pretensions to piety.
To avoid such situations, Baldwin was driven into the church because he "supposed that God and safety were synonymous." (16) Timidity blinded him to believe that following God's words shielded him from the evils of society. However, because of Baldwin's love for his church, he reads the Bible, only to realize that was strictly about the teachings of White people. He thought that going to the church will protect him, and shield him against what he feared. Instead of freeing the community from discrimination between Blacks and Whites, the Bible supported the existence of racial barriers by teaching one should behave.