Torture is illegal is the majority of the world and immoral to most cultures. Torture is unethical and it should be illegal. The act of torture is cruel and inhumane. The United Nations outlawed torture for this reason (Dieringer). Some of the smartest individuals and the leaders of most countries decided torture was inhumane and should be outlawed.
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.
No one person is born with sin into their hearts. It is not until we become aware of right and wrong that sin is committed. Unfortunately, we, as humans, are open to corruption and sin. When we sin against our God given nature, we must ask God for His forgiveness. The Bible teaches us that “all men originate their own moral depravity” (Genesis 6:12; 8:21) The Puritans believed that all men and women, due to human nature, had the capacity for sin and evil, especially women.
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
Those against it, believe life is given by God, and he decides when to end it. All Christian Variants are opposed to Euthanasia, as they believe the direct and voluntary killing of human life is wrong. They believe Euthanasia violates the fact that humans are created in Gods image (imagio dei) and only God is able to end someones life. No Christian has the right to terminate life, "for everything there is a reason....a time to be born, and a time to die"(Ecclesiastes
The Crusades or Jihad (holy war) between Islamic and the Christian fanatics from 635 to 1588, was outright murder, sanctioned war or just a convenient religious method of getting rid of the opposition supported by the Churches and rulers of the time. I think it really depends on whether you are asking a Christian, or a Muslim, or someone who is an Atheist and a supporter of neither religious group. No matter whom you talk to though you will undoubtedly get a different answer form each. I think the Crusades and Jihad where murderous in nature, in the name of a god who could care a less about land, and if conducted today depending on the country would be considered terrorism. I say that because the United States invaded Iraq for no real solid reason and the world community other than Middle Eastern countries railed around and supported us, however think back when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990.
There are several reasons why the Jews were as hated as they were, are, and will continue to be. The Jews refused to assimilate regardless of which culture, religion, or nation tried to entice or threaten to kill them. It is a pattern in history that regardless of the situation there always seems to be hate for the Jews. In the early years of Christianity the Christians saw The Jewish nation as a threat to their religion. The Czars were afraid of losing power so they created laws to persecute the Jews as well.
Christianity is under attack not only by those within Christianity, but also by those in cults and other faiths. C.S. Lewis, who was one of the best-known apologists of the 20th century, said, To be ignorant and simple now--not to be able to meet the enemies on their ground--would be to throw down our weapons, and to betray our uneducated brethren who have, under God, no defense but us against the intellectual attacks of the heathen. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered (The Weight of Glory, 50). 2 EXPERIENTIAL APOLOGETICS One form of apologetics is called “Experiential Apologetics”.
For this instance, this is not the case, society must constantly correct immoral actions performed by certain individuals. These individuals originate from diverse backgrounds and religions, and where as there is no specific religion that can be solely liable. Therefore, it becomes necessary to determine how violence and religion can simultaneously exist because the nature of these two elements seems to be contradictory. To begin with, there are two particular explanations in which introduce some historical examples of religion and violence intertwining, and illustrate how those two entities (religion and violence) can coexist. One explanation states that certain individuals feel that violence is relatively harmless, and therefore feel no remorse in performing violent acts.
The Holocaust: Dehumanization of Innocence LaLa229 July 4, 2011 The Holocaust represents one moment in the history of the world where dehumanization is displayed. The Holocaust should have never occurred due to bigotry and hatred of Jews and other “inferior” groups and races of people, who were looked down upon by the Nazis. The Nazis deemed themselves “superior” and were cruel and heartless. The Jews, Poles, Soviet P.O.W.S., homosexual, Gypsies, disabled, mentally ill people (some German), and others were an alien threat to the so-called German community. All races and groups hated by the Nazis endured pure torture, while the Nazis were in the effect of exterminating the people.