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.
Without a moral code, human life is aimless and wasted. Those who would trade morality for a shaky peace must question their rationale. Unfortunately, the worst of the anti-war protesters are those who claim to be for a compassionate sort of war.
Her actions shows Christians that in times of needs it is not always about yourself, it is about the people in need around you. Those who are weaker and more fragile need the help of others to keep them motivated and pursuing in what is right. All in all, Christianity has been highly impacted on the works of these loyal martyrs. Their love and friendship with God drove them to seek what was right even when they had to put their lives at risk. “We found this man perverting our nation, forbidding us to pay taxes to the emperor; and saying that he himself is the Messiah, a king” (“Famous Trials” 13).
However, time after time, Emma looks into the face of morality in the respect of her religion. After she does so, rather than reconcile with her faith and repent her adulterous sins, Emma proceeds to commit them again, with a new and refreshed energy. In one of my previous papers I analyzed the role Christianity assigned to love and concluded that Christianity causes people to be enslaved by their Love for God. Although Emma never experienced the same type of Love for God that I discussed, her Christian upbringings played a significant role in shaping the way she looked upon life. Specifically, Christianity contributed a great deal to Emma Bovary’s choice to commit adultery in her search for Love.
I soon realized that it was fabricated by man, but with good intentions. One major problem I had is that it stifles the intellectual mind and has a particular definite way of looking at things. Historically, religion has caused more bad than good. For example, the longest struggle of religious war I have ever studied, the crusades was a fanatical war. The crusades was not just aimed to retake the holy land from the Muslims, but to spread the word of god.
In the world today, sometimes being a Catholic is hard. We get criticized for our views. Since starting Diaconate formation, one main question always gets asked, “Why are you doing this?” It seems like honesty, loyalty, and integrity are out- of- place in today’s world. The world has become a place where thinking about what is good for others is being replaced by individualism. There is a constant thought of “What is in it for me?” We cannot grow this way.
Furthermore, the idea of sex with many partners would be looked down upon as immoral and temptation that is brought upon by the devil himself. People would finally be able to make judgement calls based upon reasoning, and not the drugs that pump through their veins. Lastly, the feely shows could not coexist with religion. The people would be filled with the Holy Spirit, making the feely shows dwarf in comparison to the spiritual enlightenment that comes with religion. Brave New World would be no
The two sides caused a lot of trouble as neither trusted the other. Protestants believed every Catholic was a nationalist and Catholics believed every Protestant was a unionist. Neither side was willing to forget anything that happened, no matter how far in the past It occurred, when they feel they were wronged by their opposition, these grudges cause a lot of hatred and ange... ... middle of paper ... ...m and to diminish their power and hold on society. Paisley felt that if Catholics were left to their own devices, they would try to destroy Protestants and gain control throughout the world. Protestants like Basil Brooke attempted to mask the discrimination, passing it off as "resentment" - Brooke was the sort of person content with the system but knew that the reasons behind it would not be acceptable to others outside of Ulster.
Puritans may have tried to give themselves the appearance of a perfect society, but it was really just as corrupt and full of sinners as any society today. In the Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Crucible by Arthur Miller and “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Anne Bradstreet, there is evidence for this. In Puritan literature, although they try to hide it, sin is very common, in that Puritans do the opposite of what they preach, but still harshly punish those who sin. Affairs are a common sin with the Puritans that cannot be kept secret, because of the Puritan stress on faithfulness and love in marriages and the negative view of divorce. Affairs are bountiful in Puritan society; even a minister, one who preaches sin, commits adultery.
On the other hand giving this film the benefit of the doubt, it was interesting to see the extreme differences between films of that age and modern films. I found myself wondering if... ... middle of paper ... ...innocent from being in the hands of the evil is a much better cause than raising funds to build a church. I feel as if I would be a somewhat dark angel in a way. I say this because for every child I would save, I would want to punish the one’s inflicting harm upon them a thousand times over. I would want to be a kind of mercenary who would take redemption my own hands.