John didn’t want to be named a liar, he admitted to committing adultery, and the last thing he wanted was his name nailed on the church’s wall because he signed a lie. John Proctor sacrificed his soul because he knew he couldn’t have another name. “Because it is my name. Because I cannot have another in my life, because I lie and sign my name to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on the feet of those that hang!
Lewis shows that Christianity is ultimately logical and that one of the main ways the devil tries to attack Christians is to avoid logic. Lewis conveys this view through many of Screwtape’s letters to his nephew when he gives him advice. Screwtape tells his nephew that if he avoids logical arguments and tries to confuse the patient, the patient will stop thinking logically. Instead of worshiping the creator humans sometime worship the creations, which would be like saying how talented the painting is rather than acknowledging how talented the painter is. When one thinks logically Christianity is a good thing, but then the devil uses an illogical argument and convinces humans otherwise.
Claudius, who is “won to his shameful lust”, marries his brother’s wife. This act was forbidden by the church and was most likely considered sinful by the audience and by Shakespeare himself as it implies adultery. We see that Hamlet’s comparison of Claudius to a “satyr” to be quite accurate due to Claudius’ lecherous character since he commits sin to feed his shameful lust. Claudius commits these acts with one thought in mind: to reach his own goals. This
The sins that the citizens in the community committed might not have been horrible but no one judged them like they judged and humiliated Hester. When someone is disliked by majority of the people their side of the situation doesn’t matter and justice is never served correctly. Hester Prynne’s adultery was wrong but the punishment wasn’t fair. She was forced to wear the red letter A that stood for adultery, which in the religious community was a sin and a crime. Hester slept with the preacher in the town, and became pregnant, and because no unmarried man came forward, they assumed that she slept with a married man.
Doing otherwise would be thought of as playing God, an act that is considered a sin in Christianity as it is considered to belittle God omnipotence. Pope John Paul II is an example of a religious leader who strictly follows this rule. When targeting mafia violence in Southern Italy, Pope John Paul II stated "I say to those responsible: Convert! One day, the judgment of God will arrive!" and in a trip to Poland in August 2002 he likened another issue, abortion, to murder, an act of violence; he stated “Frequently, man lives as if God did not exist and even puts himself in God’s place… Rejecting divine law and moral principles, he openly attacks the family.” Ultimately, it is believed God is the only one responsible for life and death which is implied by his omnipotence and the fact that he is the creator.
He separated himself from society out of anger towards humanity for something that had happened to his family. He also didn't trust God would punish the evil, and was trying to do it himself. He believed God was trying to punish him. While a person of faith would accept the suffering given to him, Captain Nemo was instead angry at God. Captain Nemo’s actions also lead you to believe that he sought revenge against society.
He got angry and made us tie Wilfred up. He’s been’ […] the newly untied Wilfred was sniffing noisily in the background.” (Golding 176). Beating someone intentionally is seen as rude and ultimately non-spiritual. Even the teachers aren’t allowed to beat students no matter what the reason because it is abuse of power/authority. Therefore it is clear that abuse of power causes the destruction of spirituality.
Something "must surely be amiss with Mr. Hooper" (28). But Mr. Hooper could just be hiding his own sin, not providing the congregation with an example of how they are denying the sin that they have committed. A Christian is told to ask forgiveness of his sin before their judgment day and they will be forgiven and accepted into heaven, or not accept their sins and be damned to hell. Would a reverend be a hypocrite toward his fellow believers? Mr. Hooper is clearly
Although he had respect for God as the creator, he didn't have faith in him. Nemo lived away from society due to the anger he felt because his family was taken away from him. He didn't feel as though God would punish the evil, so he tried to do it himself, and he felt as though God was trying to punish him. A person who has faith in God would accept the sufferings rather than fight them, knowing God has an ultimate plan. It is easy to tell he seeks revenge against humanity.
Hypocrisy destroys the morals that God once had built but the walls were devoured by the ignorant humans. When Rosalind and the "think-together" people heard from David about Sophie they pushed her aside, because of mutation, and ignored her acknowledgement. "...wrestled with the novel idea that a Deviation might not be disgusting and evil..." (53) [David] The "think-together" people and many people of the population want the world to accept them but cannot accept the world as God intended it to be. Discrimination and prejudice are looked down upon in the past but are in everyday reality. Joseph, David's father, alike a priest in the new world does many sacrifices for god.