Langston loses his faith because of how Auntie Reed tells him that “when you were saved you saw a light, and something happened to you inside” (197). Langston takes her word, expecting to see a light and to feel something stirring in side of him. When he doesn’t see or feel anything after he’s saved, he gives up on believing in Jesus because he had believed in his aunt’s words. As a young boy, Langston wanted to see Jesus, who wanted to earn salvation, but when he didn’t see Jesus, when supposedly everyone else saw, he’s finds himself in a position of disappointing himself and everyone in the congregation. So he finally “saves” himself by pretending to see Jesus.
After sometime passes, most of the Flacks start to cling to Henry, putting him in the ‘father-role’. Henry takes advantage of the moment and starts preaching to them about God and Christianity. He answers many of Ort’s questions, explaining what and who ‘that eye in the sky’ is. They cleave to his religious words, in eventual hope that things with Sam will recover. The religious effect Henry has, on this small community of the Flack family, is quite significant in the perspective that he has no apparent connection to them at all.
Humans can grow up and be conditioned to believe whatever we want them to, it is just a matter of making their brain accustom to a different world or set of beliefs. Brave New World utilizes this by going over the top in showing how most Americans think, close-mindedly. We are so used to thinking along the lines of what we have been taught growing up, socially and religiously, that we reject all forms of other society as wrong. This story really tells of the denial of the World State
Six Quick Tips to Build Charisma by Karla Brandau, CEO Workplace Power Institute "Charisma is the intangible that makes people want to follow you, to be around you, to be influenced by you." -- Roger Dawson Each person is born ethnocentric, or believing that other people and events revolve around them which is generally true for the first few years of a child's life. The focus of activity for a growing child is inward. Some people carry this inward, self-focus into adulthood. These people, so overly concerned with their own well being in a self-centered way, never learn the secrets of influence.
The Ibo people enjoyed a simple lifestyle based upon faith in their religion, until the European missionaries started to arrive. “Things fall apart,” is not only the title of Achebe’s novel, but also the basis of its plot. The missionaries came to Ibo villages, setting up shop and converting many young men like Nwoye, the son of the protagonist, who was seen “among the Christians” (151). The outcasts, who “thought that it was possible that they would also be received,” (155) were also gladly accepted into the new religion. Eventually, many people were ostracized by the tribe for being Christian and tensions flared.
He rejects the culture just like Mona in the beginning of the movie, who was also lost her touch. They believe that they are not like the rest of the Africans who are slaves and who are beaten for not obeying their masters. Joe does not want to believe he is alike the slaves so he is an outsider among the people. He is a son of a white man so wants to believe and he makes himself believe he is a faithful Christian and follows the plantation minister Father Raphael. Joe abandons his ancestor culture, his mother and most of all his identity.
Jesus Camp: Brainwashing the Nonbeliever In today’s society those unfamiliar with Christianity occasionally believe it to be some type of cult. These nonbelievers do not understand why someone would devote their lives to such a faith. The Christian faith has many followers around the globe, they worship in many different ways, and they often share the same truths. Christians anticipate the coming of Jesus Christ and his ability to save His people from the evil of this world. The movie Jesus Camp portrays the culture of the Christian faith and its followers, but people who are non-Christians will view a one-sided, negative, manipulated depiction of young Christ followers as indoctrination into a cult.
We stick with our families and love them and support them. The huge difference between the family society in Brave New World and our world.... would be that they drop all families and we have our families. Everyone depends on himself or herself and there is hardly any love for the people of Brave New World. Mothers and fathers are not important. Children are raised on their own with the help of adult's brain washing them to believe
(Radmacher, Allen, and House,2004, p. 503) Jeremiah was told by God that, "Before I made you in your mother's womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work. I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." (NCV, Jeremiah 1: 4-5) The people of Judah once had an affinity with God until they began having an unfaithfulness to the covenant and live idolatry. The once loved and sought after love of God from the people of Judah was no more, they began to worship other Gods, trees, and rocks.
These people have the right to accept this and other people believe that they can change their perspective of life. There could be a reason someone believes that there life should be different and some just no longer want their life to go on like in Hamlets Soliloquy. Hamlet did not know whether his life was worth living because it was so difficult and he was either going to fight for what he loved or he could have just gave up and let his uncle win. These are always thoughts that go through even the happiest people’s thoughts. Even though someone might be happy or look happy doesn’t mean that they have never thought that life might not be worth living.