Criticism Of Religion

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What inspires more literature and wars than any other force? The first and most widely distributed book on the press is the Bible, a book critical to the Christian faith("Best Selling Book of Non-fiction."). Religion involves a personal relationship with God as well as connection to other believers who trust a central doctrine. In his play Mother Courage and Her Children, Brecht’s criticisms of religion reveal his attitude that organized religion produces social inequality. Religion condemns its followers to death. Depraved values are greatly rewarded. Yvette profits from the influx of soldiers as a prostitute. Virtuous people remain disadvantaged. Kattrin’s kindness prompts her to save …show more content…
He attempted to return the cashbox with the army’s money inside. He was not rewarded for this, but arrested. He was compared to Christ by the Chaplain as a man in trouble; for he, like Christ, has a fatal characteristic (2834-40). Christ’s selflessness resulted in a brutal death. He washed his disciples’ feet after the Last Supper, already knowing he would be betrayed (John 13:4-11). He prayed for his disciples and future believers in the Garden of Gethsemane (John 17:6-26 ).He was mocked, beaten, and crucified after his arrest(John 19:1-37). At any moment Christ had the opportunity to call angels to rescue him from the cross (Matt. 26:53). He chose to endure his suffering for the people of the world.
Mother Courage’s insight into the character of war does not prevent her from losing her children. She predicts the deaths of her three children according to their principle virtues. Eilif will perish due to his bravery, Swiss Cheese, his honesty, and Kattrin, her kindness (2823). King Solomon’s wisdom led him to believe that all is vain (Eccles. 1:2). He asked for an understanding heart to rule God’s people. He was visited by people who had heard of his wisdom from far away nations (1 Kings 3-4). He experienced many pleasures and realized he cannot keep them (Eccles.
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Religion is a driving force in initiating a war. The war was difficult to both set off and terminate. The war began when Ferdinand II constricted religious activity among Protestants ( Staff). Religion is not vital when everything else has gone. Mother Courage says “religion is the least of their worries”, concerning Protestants ravaged by war. They have lost their farms and houses due to the war (2847). Only the wealthy can afford to argue about religion. The rulers’ wealth handles the basic needs so monarchs dispute over the matters of opinion. The ones who cannot focus on survival. The Catholics and Protestants in the villages were concerned with maintaining their property and lives. As the lower classes focused on personal survival, the war became a struggle between the great powers. European rulers disguised their power struggle as motivated by a theological

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