The article “Soldiers for Christ” discusses three types of religions dealing with terrorism. This essay will discuss methods and motives of these three groups and whether their tactics include penetrating terrorist acts according to the definition of terrorism we outlined in class this term. It will also outline how convincing each group’s members justifies their objectives and the methods they use to attain them. The article first discusses Christianity which is said to be the religion associated with terrorism. Christianity, like most traditions, has always had a violent side.
Over 6,000 lives, most of them American, have been lost because of his actions. Many Muslims have now been given a stereo type of being “violent terrorists,” just because of the alacrities of a handful of extremists. Due to bin Laden’s interfering with the United States, they abortively invaded Afghanistan, punching a dent in President Bush’s presidency, and throwing the economy into turmoil. Any hope of returning to the former lifestyle that Americans had once enjoyed has been long dissipated. Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that he founded in the early 1980’s, has been encouraging other minor terrorists to take action, making the world an over-all more dangerous place to live.
Argument Essay (9/11) September 11, 2001 will be remembered in the hearts of Americans as one of the most tragic and unbelievable days ever experienced in the United States. The events of this day surely affected every citizen and likely affected every person in the world. Our fellow citizens, our way of life, and our very freedom we hold so dearly to us came under attack in a series of remarkable terrorist acts. The victims of this attack were everyday Americans. Secretaries, businessmen, mothers and fathers.
When artists portray images revolving around religious icons the image may turn into something highly controversial. It is true that the constitution does give Americans freedom of speech as well as expression but there is always a fine line between pushing the envelope and burning it and sometimes these artists burn it completely. The artist who constructed the image for the Blake Prize for religious art constructed an image of the portrait of Jesus with the face of Osama Bin Laden. The image’s controversy is one that deserves analyzing because of the context of the image as well as the reaction to the image. Throughout the analysis one must keep in mind that this image was meant for a contest of religious art.
While the scare is over terrorism rather than communism, the principle is the same. Out of this terror, paranoia, fear, and general discomfort, historians tend to draw a more positive light to shine through the darkness of the age. The terrorist attack on the twin towers on September 11th was one spark that started the fire against terrorism. People, primarily men of Middle Eastern descent are the new subjects of discrimination - in the eyes of the fear-ridden American they are possible terrorist threats. The country, just like in the 1950’s – nearly 60 years prior was, and is sold on fear.
Members of the Christian faith who have a background in psychology would be the Spies who are only interested in the “benefits of their own religious system” (Entwistle, 2010, p. 182). The Colonialists use what they find beneficial from both in order to support their own ideals and beliefs. Those who take a Neutral stand are indifferent to either side, they are neither for nor against integration between science and Christianity (Entwistle 2010). Lastly the allies it reject the notion that Christianity should be integrated with science or that faith should only be a “vehicle to express psychological truths and to foster psychological benefits” (Entwistle, 2010, p.
One cannot fathom how the incident of September 11, 2001, caused change and increased the public’s fears and concerns regarding security and the methods of technology necessary for safeguarding the United States. However, today’s law enforcement at all levels; are prepared for terrorist attacks (White, 2004). CONTENTS Abstract 2 Terrorism and Policing 4-6 Law
When the planes hit the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001 New York along with the rest of the United States was in a state of shock, confusion, and terror. Undoubtedly if the United States had insight on the horrible plans of the terrorists, they would have done whatever means necessary to secure the country, even if that meant torturing a discovered terrorist for information. Torture becomes necessary when information is needed to save other’s lives. If a terrorist is planning an attack that is going to end the lives of 10,000 people then the government needs to find out who is planning the attack and when it will occur. In this case it would be a life or death decision whether to torture a terrorist or not.
I want a government that will do whatever it takes to protect its people. I honestly do not understand why this opinion is so unpopular. It would not make us just as bad as the Saddam Hussein's and Osama Bin Laden's of the world. There is a big difference between torturing someone for say, being a homosexual, and torturing someone to protect innocent people's lives. It seems that either most Americans do not have the stomach for it or they seem to believe that sympathy for terrorists is somehow a moral virtue.
The next argument that I am going to examine is what some people in the world think, but it is based around Cultural Relativists, who say that if morality was decided for by God then he could say one day to murder somebody and it would be fine. This would then agree with the statement above. An argument I’m going to examine is The Devine Command Theory. This argument goes against the statement as it says that you can only have morals if you believe in God because you get morals from revelations, scriptures or religious experience. This means that to have morals God has to exist.