RUNNING HEAD: Luther’s 95 Theses Luther’s 95 Theses HIST 101 Western Civilizations Instructor: Dorothy Slane Leslie Brooks October 2, 2011, Thesis In the 95 Thesis Luther is basically discussing his disappointment with the Catholic Church. He did not approve of the way the pope was granting partial remission of time to be spent in purgatory or any other consequences that may be given to the people because of a sin they have committed. The church was basically practicing in the selling of indulgences when they did not have the right to remit and penance for any sin or guilt. That was the sole job of their God and no one else could produce that right or charge for a right that they do not even possess. Luther was also disappointed in man and felt that they should take the consequences that go with their sins and hope that these lessons could be taught to them before it would become too late.
Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” I would agree with St. Augustine, "an unjust law is no law at all." Martin Luther King brings up examples of how Christians broke the law when it went against the laws of the church and pertains it to the situation that he is in. Dr. King’s main argument to those who have written to him is that they do not really understand the situation. From their view, it seems as though he is being radical with his actions when he leads demonstrations or sit-ins or other things of that nature. Dr. King explains that they are not there witnessing the injustices that are taking place, not only against him, but also against all people who share his color.
Gregory had a personal interview with Matthew’s father, Arthur Snyder, about the how trying the ordeal was on him and how it’s hurt his mental wellness. Gregory describes in heavy detail the way the Westboro Baptist Church “hoisted revolting signs” at the funeral. He begins and ends his work with undisguised reproach for all that the Westboro Baptist Church stands for, and stops only occasionally to bring in an ethical appeal. Adam Cohen, who penned Why Spewing Hate at Funerals Is Still Free Speech, takes a different approach. He, too, looks upon the Westboro Baptist Church with disdain, but he doesn’t let that cloud what he feels to be the real problem: the beginning of taking away power from the first amendment.
After understanding the differences and similarities between us and the biblical audience, Christians must next interpret the principles of the passage. In Galatians 5:16–18 the main principle is that if we are led by the spirit, we are not under the law. This means although if Christians disagree on a subject, it does not mean someone is right and wrong. The spirit calls us to live our lives different ways and keeps us from doing from whatever we want. If we believe in Christ we are
Persuasive Argument Essay Westboro Baptist Church: Why Attention Seekers Should be Ignored In our society, the First Amendment is a national treasure that comes with its share of challenges and headaches. Individuals and groups are free to express viewpoints that may be extremely offensive to others. When those viewpoints are hateful and harmful to others, what should be the response? Should demonstrations of hate be met with counter-demonstrations, or just ignored with the hope that less publicity will calm the fires of misguided passions and prejudices? The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) of Topeka, Kansas, established in 1955 by Pastor Fred Phelps, is an example of a group that stretches First Amendment rights by preaching intolerance and hate.
He alludes to the Bible in order to relate to the audience, many of who are devout Christians. Paine uses a similar tactic saying, “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered…” Whereas Lincoln used religion in a positive aspect, Paine refers to its negative side, condemning it and foreshadowing to the Revolutionary War. By comparing tyranny to hell, Paine is eliminating any doubts in the colonists’ minds about British intentions for America. The tone of “the Gettysburg Address” is delicate; Lincoln’s purpose is to inspire the weak and recognize the dead. He uses phrases like “It is for us, the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced,” displaying to his audience that an era of physical and emotional reconstruction is about to begin.
Brooke Clayton 10/10/2011 AP English Language Thesis Statement Paragraph The issue I am going to address in my essay is hypocrisy and how it is the main theme of The Scarlet Letter. The main example from the novel that I am going to use is the character of Arthur Dimmesdale. He preaches in his sermons that sins hidden will eventually be found out, yet hides the sins that he commits throughout his life. He claims that he loves Pearl and Hester, yet refuses to be seen in public with them. He keeps secrets from the entire community, yet is consumed with rage when Hester tells him the truth about Roger Chillingworth being her husband.
Martin Luther, a German monk was born during a time of corruption within the Catholic Church. The Church had upmost power and was highly influential on the adherents. The issues of indulgences, simony and nepotism were becoming major issues and they were pulling the church further away from the true teachings and practices displayed by Jesus. Luther objected to these issues and his protests intensified when a Dominican monk named John Tetzel who quoted “When the money clangs in the box, the souls spring up to heaven”. The Black Death also led to a lack of Christian teachings with uneducated priests and clergy.
Identify the position that the author take concerning the problem. Colson’s stance on the issue is that there is a moral breakdown in society and it is up to everyone to do their part to change this. In this article, he is especially reaching out to the Christians, who seem to be losing sight of what their faith actually is and what it means to truly be a Christian. He uses compelling arguments backed up by statistics to show that Christians, while having an
Christian Studies Essay Option #2 “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. John 3:16 With reference to the quotation above, outline how Christianity presents the central problem for human existence and explain how this problem is addressed in Christian teaching and practice. Christianity believes that the main problem that comes with human existence is the sin people accumulate throughout their daily lives. This sin, which is attained through bad deeds and the falling short of god’s standards, is the main issue in human existence as it not only creates problems in this life but can also create separation from god and eternal