Hare also responds to the falsification principle, showing that religious statements are meaningful even though they cannot be falsified because they have a significant impact for the people using the statement. Religious believers adopt bliks for example “god is a loving father” cannot be falsified but it is still meaningful because of the
He communicates what appears to be the belief that conservative values are essential in maintaining democracy in America, but recognizes that “only through your work and prayers” (2) will it be accomplished. His first attempts clearly make the audience feel important and needed. Reagan says the ideals that brought America to where it is today stem from “a commitment to freedom and personal liberty,” (2) but gives credit to his audience when he adds, “freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged” (3). His statement that the morals of American democracy rely on transcendent religion would potentially make it easier for the Evangelicals to feel comfortable supporting him because they see their beliefs at the core of
Throughout the essay, King’s use of ethos proves him to be a trustworthy writer. First he references to the Bible constantly to prove to this clergy men he is just as educated about the Bible as they are, this helps him find a common ground with the clergy men. He could not have started the essay in a better way. He also uses personal experiences to respectfully addresses to them saying his actions are “unwise and untimely” (213). Another way King uses the ethical appeal is when he tells about how to know you are a right candidate for the nonviolence campaign.
With a position of authority and influence he set an example of honesty, wisdom and compassion. As a public speaker he shared his vision and passion for learning, however, at times he attacked his enemies with powerful words of criticism and mockery. Recent presidents including Obama have used Lincoln as a model during their campaigns proving, that Lincoln’s leadership styles and charisma made him a successful leader. Furthermore his self-discipline and his ability to inspire others enabled him to unite America after the destruction of the Civil War, rallying the people together. Lincoln was a very successful leader as he was instrumental in bringing peace to a nation and establishing a firm groundwork for the freedom of
President Obama’s 2012 EPA Speech: Appeals That Work President Barrack Obama utilizes a variety of rhetorical techniques to deliver a message of appreciation to the Environmental Protection Agency in his January 10, 2012 speech at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. He uses his charismatic persona to reverberate his message to America, that preserving our environment is not in direct conflict with a healthy economy but rather juxtaposed in the balance of what is both right and what is economically feasible. While weaving Pathos, Ethos and Logos throughout, it is his use of repetition that is most effective; repetition with the aim of boosting morale. In short, his use of rhetorical repetition and appeals work. Obama deftly sets a tone of praise with Pathos by emphatically thanking the EPA six times (12 of the first 28 words), invoking feelings of acceptance while appealing to a plethora of emotional sensibilities not the least of which is pride.
This alludes to 1 Samuel 18:7. This allusion is significant because it is both encouraging and relatable to the American soldiers. In this time period, the colonies were very dependent and passionate about their faith in God and the Bible. This allusion from the Bible is stimulating for the soldiers because they could relate to their religion and American faith. Another biblical allusion that Paine successfully uses is “ ‘Show your faith by your works’ that God may bless you” (716).
He believes in John Procter, the voice of the “sane”. John speaks out and makes that slight spark that initiates the outcry against the court and its Church leaders. Rev. Hale is a reputable person that the court can trust in, even though he is young at the age of 40 (32), and he backs John Procter. He believes in John: even when all proof fails against John.
It’s said to be important to Christians because it proves that he is the son of god and as no one believed it, he proved he was. But on the other hand people would say that this wasn’t the most important account as they think the resurrection is because it shows life after and victory over death, good over evil as well as hope over despair, This account also shows the power in which god
“Isn’t this like condemning Jesus because his unique God-consciousness and never-ceasing devotion to God’s will precipitated the evil act of crucifixion” ( King 295 )? Jesus is quite well known and respected worldwide, and for King to mention Jesus to these eight clergymen was a clever move. This appeals to many other readers of this letter as well because many people in the United States have a religious background. Therefore, King is able to capture the emotions of not
In this state of natural liberty, society will be their first thought (p. 2).” Pain shows his up most confidence and seriousness in his outlook on a new world. This document has little weakness, but Paine uses many scriptures from the bible in this document. This is both a strength and a weakness. It could be looked at as a weakness because there are different religions coming together for the first time. Some may not completely agree with the biblical statements Paine quotes.