How inter-religious conflict has hurt people over time. As discussed earlier, while organized religions followers have provided some individual followers, they have also caused numerous and devastating losses for mankind over history and continuing today: benefits for many 1. Religions have shamelessly obstructed scientific truth while promoting despicable behavior (i.e. that genocide is acceptable, and little girls should not learn how to read, that an eye for an eye vengeance is acceptable, etc. ), and widespread ignorance (i.e.
While most religions see the cross as a holy symbol, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus died on the cross but on a punishment stake and therefore they see the cross as a pagan symbol. They state that all war is wrong and that the laws of the people should not be followed when they conflict with the Church's religious principles. Unlike most religions they do not believe in the existence of Hell. They do not
I myself am an Atheist, and therefore in my opinion believe miracles are impossible as all miracles are by, definition impossible if they claim to be the action of a deity. There are four different definitions of miracles, A ‘radical change for the better’ in a person, an ordinary event which has Religious significance for the believer, A remarkable or unusual event which has been directly caused by God but does not go against or break the laws of nature and The ‘laws of nature’ are being broken by God, which is the definition David Hume (18th Century) uses. This more traditional understanding of a miracle is the understanding of classical Theism, namely that God is omnipotent and omnibenevolent, and therefore he does intervene on occasion to perform miracles. As an atheist, David Hume refutes miracles, he does not believe that they can happen, although he has one of the most famous definitions of the traditional understanding of a miracle. Hume
Where as Communist countries everything belongs to the state and the individual owns nothing. Communism enslaves an individual and takes away their freedoms. There is no freedom of religion and those who seek to worship God and read the Bible are often persecuted, sent to concentration camps or even murdered. Jefferson used the controversial metaphor in responding to the Danbury Baptist Association, a
The gods believed that they were so intolerable that they express that, “sleep is no longer possible by reason of babel” (“Gilgamesh, The Flood Story” 23). The gods believed them to be loud and pesky, and found no solution fitting other than termination through inundation. The Bible’s account of the reasoning for the flood is much more in-depth and has a more deeply rooted meaning. God saw that there was evil in man’s heart, and He knew that to fix this problem meant to abolish man. While the Sumerian gods believed that people were pests, the Christian God believed people were becoming naturally evil.
Although classical Greek and Roman writers considered the Celts to be violently insane, warfare was not an organized process of territorial conquest” (“European middle ages,” par.6). The society of the Celts was hierarchical and class based; for example, their society was led by a King. The other different groups were the Warrior Aristocracy, the Intellectual class, the Poets, the Jurist, and th citizens. There is no accurate religious forms the Celts had, for the Romans and Greeks wrote their own view of the Celt's religious practices. While the Romans and Greeks thought of them as animals, a later person named Whales wrote his Christian view of the Celts.
Revenge is “a pagan concept deeply embedded in most societies but at odds with Christian teaching” (Bevington 550). Pagan is “pertaining to the worship or worshipers of any religion that is neither Christian, Jewish, nor Muslim” (The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy). Christianity is “the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ” (According to The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy). The words of the characters show they consider themselves christian. The first glimpse of Christian elements in Hamlet is when Horatio is praying, “Heavens secure him!” (1.5.116).
With all of the differences in the dogmas between Christianity and Mormonism, there is strong evidence that these two faiths cannot be linked together solely on the fact that they both believe in Jesus Christ being the savior of mankind. Many Christians believe that Mormonism is not a true Christian religion, although Mormons make the claim that they are based on their faith in the Christ Jesus as the sole savior of the world. Can Mormonism, a polytheistic religion, truly be considered Christian, when Christianity
If it fails us, we have no more hold on each other, no more knowledge of each other. If it deceives us, it breaks up all our relations and dissolves all the bonds of our society” Montaigne hits upon several points concerning the many reasons why lying, of any kind ultimately should not be condoned. First in foremost, to a man writing during the 16th century the idea of God and religion had somewhat of a different meaning then it does today. In a time when ideas such as religious toleration and scientific discoveries such as the theory of evolution were completely unheard of, the teachings of the church and the fear
All Gods are thus externalized forms, magnified projections of the true nature of their creators, personifying aspects of the universe or personal temperaments which many of their followers find to be troubling. Worshipping any God is thus worshipping by proxy those who invented that God.”