Vardy’s example further supports this with the analogy of the king who falls in love with a peasant girl. Although the king could have forced the girl to marry him, he chose instead to win her round of her own accord since love cannot be created by compulsion. In the same way that God had to allow humans to choose to love and worship him of their own accord. Hick states that God chose to create humanity at a distance so they could have awareness of him but would not be directly in his presence. Hick argues that if God had created humanity in his presence then the gap between God and humanity would be so small that it would limit our freedom.
The moral law of God may be defined as ‘the expression of God’s will’ enforced by His power, for His rational beings. Here there is a judgement being made by god. In the Genesis God can be seen as Judge because After Adam and Eve had eaten the forbidden fruit, it says ‘And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed … and so on this in my opinion definitely shows God as Judge. Another reason why God is seen as law giver is when God says to Moses "Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen." It also shows that God has
Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?” Analysis: Fredrich Nietzche's influential quote adduces that humans have lost faith in God. The saying goes by “God is dead,” and people look at it through a literal perspective. However, the quote explains that the controversy of whether Christianity is real or not, due to the substantial evidence against the religion, to which is looked upon as theoretical. Nietzche postulates that humans' efficacy in this world is useless, for he perceives the idea of life to death, without the recognized afterlife. Despite the great possibilities that God might not be real, humans hold on to the idea; therefore, humans will have something to give faith to.
Therefore they would not question their role. Marxist also believe religion is ‘the opium of the people’ it provides false promises to the subject class for the afterlife, they believe if they complete this life fully with no complaints they will be rewarded in heaven. Feminists also believe religion is a conservative force, but unlike Marxist who say it keeps the ruling class in power they believe it contributes to maintaining patriarchy. Christianity provides evidence of how religion is maintaining patriarchy, God is traditionally a man ‘our father’, and Eve was created as a ‘helpmate’ for Adam, each of these two examples are telling us that women were not seen as important and they are showing that women are inferior to men. Functionalist
Bronte uses multiple biblical references in order to portray St John’s strong faith whilst maintaining the topic of conversation which, unaware to Mr Oliver, concerns his daughter. ‘We neither starve from inanition nor stand still in despair: we have but to seek another nourishment for the mind, as strong as the forbidden food it longed to taste.’ The ‘forbidden food’ is in reference to the Apple tree in the Garden of Eden that was poisoned by Satan who was disguised as a serpent. This Biblical reference is effective in allowing the reader to understand, subconsciously, how this ‘inclination’ is so strong to St John, the power of this love St John feels towards the unbeknown Miss Oliver, has the same strength as the Forbidden fruits in the Garden of Eden. This also maintains St John’s character that is of course destined by his own accord to be a missionary, yet he is humanised as he is confessing to the reader that he himself, although a strong religious believer, has the same needs and lusts as everyone else and even he at times cannot repress his feelings. When the reader is first introduced to Miss Oliver it is clear that she carries an aura with her, Jane herself recognises her obvious
Edmund is shown as humanity in this book. Aslan offers his life to save that of Edmond after he betrayed Aslan due to Jadis’ tricks. Jadis tricks Edmond by offering him Turkish delight. The Turkish delight serves as a sign for sin to the human race and Christian faith. “It is dull, Son of Adam, to drink without eating," said the Queen presently.
This shows her love because she would take her life before his, and she did since the antidote turned out to be a fatal poison. Beatrice also shows that her love for Giovanni is strongly than his love for her. Purity There are many symbols in this story, signifying purity. When you look at this story on a symbolic level, you can see that it is a reenactment from innocence and purity in the Garden of Eden. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve lost their purity when they disobeyed God and ate the fruit of the tree with the knowledge of good and evil.
For example, there was a mini-bus crash where 12 children and a teacher were killed, and an atheist would say the mini-bus and lorry were in the wrong place at the wrong time, and that it certainly did not have anything to do with God. Some Christians would say that God gave humans free will, and with this, humans can commit evil things. God did not just make us all good and without free will, because without it God would be forcing goodness on us, which would mean we would not be truly good people and it would be a fake goodness. Other Christians say that God permits evil because it is his way of testing our faith for him. An example of this is in the bible, when Abrahams’ faith is tested by God when God tells him to sacrifice his son.
This is an address to the Original Sin. Eating the fruit of intelligence that is forbidden by God is a presumption. God gives away a boundless Heaven and orders only one thing, “Don’t eat from that tree”. But Eve goes too far and eats in order to be just like God himself. Thus God’s sending tyrants to rule the sinful men is
Normal, emotionally healthy people can choose to do things not related to survival and even detrimental to it; the human power of choice is so dangerous because it allows us to choose to be disobedient and it allows us to choose luxury which is hand in hand with laziness. Looking at the bible’s Genesis, Adam and Eve had a free choice when God gave them choice to eat of the tree of knowledge. The humans were given the divine power of choice, because no other creature has choice not even the highest of angels, and for good reason. Blind to many, the Genesis story reveals much of the genius and wisdom of God because the gift