While I do not completely agree with his whole book, Shane Claiborne speaks some truths on many ugly topics of our society. I agree with him that there needs to be a higher concern in our society for the less fortunate, poor, and those who do not have a voice in local government. He speaks for an alternative thinking, conveying an idea that the traditional church isolates itself from the poor and disenfranchises many LGBT people. He communicates to his audience; it is okay to question a church that may be wrong in their views or traditions. I believe our generation subjects themselves to staying neutral on controversial topics.
Certainly these changes were massive, quite abrupt and differed drastically from the norm; however that does not necessarily make them bad. Except, that is how they are viewed by many historians today. The historian N.Reeves believes Akhenaten was unsuccessful, but more in his religion reforms. 'For ordinary folk, there is little doubt that Akhenaten's actions as king over time inflicted the greatest misery: the people were confused by the man's religious vision, frightened by the ruthless manner in which it was imposed and quite likely appalled by his personal behaviour.' Reeves believe that the changes would have confusing and scary for the common people.
I love how this story and the last 2 stories, Things Fall Apart and Marriage Is a Private Affair, all share the common theme of embracing Christianity. Eastman's "From the Deep Woods to Civilization” seems to embrace the religion much more so, however there are still questions as to why the Indian people should follow the ways of those who stole from them. The Indians also question why the Whiteman does not even follow their own religion faithfully so why should they? They feel that the second coming of Jesus Christ will punish the white man for failing to carry out His teachings. Throughout the story, Eastman challenges racism by comparing the values of white middle- and upper-middle-class men, as well as stereotypes of Native men.
Arthur Dimmesdale committed the greater sin because he was a man of faith. He was not true to his sacred vows. He committed an adultary which is considered to be the worst sin because it is against one of the ten commandments. He told the people of lord to be true and faithful to their religion when he was not himself. He did not tell the people about his sin like Hester Prynne's was told.
Beatty tells Montag that with “a bigger market there is less controversy” however some of the authors were full of “evil thoughts” and they created and wrote content and compositions that were derogatory to many ethnicities and religions which caused dispute and arguments among many minorities. So the books stopped selling and books were banned- they “were dishwater”- so censoring books and tv programs was to ensure equality among people. By eliminating information and keeping people docile and passive with meaningless
THE CRUSADERS AND THE CHURCH The crusades represent a part of church history that many have attempted to forget and leave hidden within the history books. Some claim the crusades to be a courageous time for the Christian church as they attempted to trample out false doctrine and protect the Holy Land from the cult of Islam. Others will quickly identify the crusades as the darkest and most regretful period of time in the history of the church. Either way, there is much detail surrounding the history of the crusades and how they developed. It is not quite as easy as a black and white assumption because many of the men involved had mixed intentions and sentiments regarding what the crusades were actually about.
He had many more points that just charity and consistency, and they were all very important, but I thought these two were the most interesting and most controversial within today’s society. Emerson’s view on anti-religion is also a strong subject that is viewed down upon by most people. Emerson felt the Christian religion dampened the spirit rather than bringing it up. Although Emerson was against religion in some ways, he still mentions God and a “higher power” throughout his essay, so it shows that he does believe in some form of higher power. Hitchens is very anti-religious and is a well-known atheist.
There is no need to be scared to go to heaven because heaven is a better and more peaceful place. I believe in this essay Jonathan Edwards tries to scare you to be afraid of the lord and it actually causes the feeling of the peaceful and loving god you believe in into someone to be scared of. If you believe in Christ you shouldn’t be afraid and later throughout my essay you will find out why. Everyone will be held through the same punishment in the time the lord shall come but it wouldn’t be anything dramatic. If you believe in him and read the bible correctly god
Some people, instead of still ostracizing her because of her sin, began to look upon the “A” as a sign of strength, standing for Able rather than its original purpose. Arthur Dimmesdale was the man with whom Hester had fallen in love. He was the minister of a church, yet told his followers not of his sin and instead kept his false face as the angelic priest of God. But instead of making things better for himself, he only made them worse. By sinning and keeping it secret, he was breaking two of God's most important laws: Do not commit adultery, and do not lie.