The intentions of all of God's Warriors were very similar and very different. One of the main similar intentions of all the warriors was to rid America of its corrupted culture, and to get back to being pure again. Almost all of the warriors talked about how things like Brittany Spears and things of that sort have corrupted America and changed our values and our lives. One of the biggest differences between them is that some of God's Warriors wanted more government, while some wanted less. For example, the one family pulled their children out of school as they didn't believe their children would receive the Christian beliefs that they wanted instilled upon them, so they wanted less government. On the other hand, some of the warriors wanted more government in an effort to help protect the environment and other things that would allow the government more power to control America. I think politics and religion should be kept separate because your religion can blind your decision on which candidate to elect because you could elect them solely on your religious beliefs. If you vote entirely upon religious beliefs, you may elect the lower of the two candidates simply because they may be Christian or any other religion.
I agree with your answer. You did a great job explaining the intentions of God's warriors and you stated a good opinion
I agree that you should not just vote for someone because they belong to a certain religion, but I disagree that religion and politics should be separate. I think that being religious guides people to make good decisions. Overall, I think that most religions have the same basic ideas, so as long as nobody goes too far, religion and politics can work together. I do not think that a complete theocracy is the best idea however. Overall, good job with your answer.
I liked how you explained your thoughts on it, and it helped me understand this more.
I like how you put the Family thing about them wanting less government and some of the people wanted more government for more help on the environment. I also agree with you saying that One of the main similar was to rid America of its corrupted culture
God's Warriors all had very similar intentions for the most part. They all had a few differences, but the main purpose of them remained the same. Each of the warriors mentioned the corruption that is present in our nation and that we need to band together to fight to change our lives so we have good values and only do good things. As displayed in the film, some of the warriors wanted to stay away from government, such as taking their children out of the public school system and home schooling them. These concerned parents felt that the public school system would be a bad influence on their children, and that in order to receive a religious background, they needed to be protected from the spiritually corrupt world we live in. other warriors wanted more government to help protect the environment like it says to in the bible. I also think that politics and religion should be kept separate, because often people fight over them and with them together it makes more ways for people to disagree.
I like all the facts you presented about the videos. I also like your views on politics and religion. Good job.
Do you think this social corruption stems from Western civilization, or from ideas like being politically correct and secularism?
I like how you think that politics and religions should be separated and not fight. And I like how you put down the children thing about them wanting less government
In the video God's Warriors, we saw three religions; Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. I think many of us noticed the similarities and the differences between all the religions. It seemed that Christianity was the most peaceful of the three religions. In the documentary, they didn't fight, didn't terrorize their neighbors with weapons, and only led peaceful protests which is in their constitutional rights. The Muslims and some of the Jews seemed to use a more violent approach in getting their ideas across. I also noticed that all of the religions agreed that secularism was a reason for the destruction of the United States. They also felt very strongly about there religions and disagreed with things like abortion and the devout didn't drink or do drugs. it seemed like, even if it was unintentional, politics and religion seemed to intermingle together in almost every circumstance.
Shelbe, good job with you answer. You explained it very well. I agree that in the videos it seemed like some Jews and Muslims did a more violent approach than some of the Christians. I also agree that they also felt strongly about there religions and disagreed with things like drinking and drugs. Do you think that the reason it seemed like some Jews and Muslims took a more violent approach because they thought more people would take more notice of them if they where on the news or something where everyone could see them and know what they are doing, so that in that case people would take more interest in them and there ways and maybe follow them as well?
I think that that's a possibility. I also think that the Muslims may have misinterpreted the Quran and believe that their role is to somewhat "cleanse" the earth of what isn't Islam. That's just my opinion I don't know if that entirely accurate.
Because the Jews have been persecuted practically since the start of their religion, do you think they fell obliged to fight back? Canaanites, Hittites, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Babylonians, Persians, Assyrians, Philistines, Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, Byzantines, medieval factions, Germans and Russians have all fought with the Jews, whether or not the Jews deserved or caused it.
I like this question.
I really like your answer because you stated that all of those religions disagree with drugs and alcohol. Do you think that all of those people from those religions would agree or disagree with abortion though because some people have their own thoughts on what God or the Old Testament is telling them to do.
I really agree with how you they wanted to have less government so they took their children out of school. Do you think that we should start banning things like Brittany Spears to erase some of the corruption that has taken hold of our country?
I think that people should pray to their god and ask their god who they should vote for to be the president; or if this should be illegal or not. They should ask their god if this is what he wanted them to stand for. Then they should do what their god told them to do.
Could you elaborate on this a little bit please?
I agree with Shelbe on this one. How do you expect people to pray to their God and expect a direct answer? How would their God show\ tell them? And what about the people who claim to be Godless...? What are your thoughts on them?
God’s Warriors have many different perspectives and points of views. All Christians, Muslims, and Jews have many things in common, including all believing in the same one God and trying to better Americas’ “corrupted” society. The main point and goal of all of these different people is to attempt to get America back on track to what founded this country; One Nation under God. The Jews and Muslims are quite violet towards this issue. They have rebelled and went to the extremes. (There were murders, bombings, public violence.) The Christians however, have taken a more peaceful route. There is a big conflict dealing with region and politics. Personally, I do not believe that you can separate politics away from religion. There will always be some sort of issue or problem there will involve some sort of politics. The Christians are currently trying and convicting non- believers to Christ. They believe that this will help bring people to realize what has been happening, meaning the cruel and dishonoring society that we live in today. I am a strong Christian, and I have my own personal beliefs on this particular matter, but I gave you the outline in a nutshell. Thank you. Please feel free to ask\ or comment any possible questions
All three of the groups presented in God's warriors, have some things in common, but their approach varies. Christians, Muslims, and Jews all share the same God, and are important world religions. All three are not happy with secularism and how it is taking over American culture. Shelbe brought up an interesting question in class, what do the Muslims think of Miley Cyrus? Based on the videos that we saw, some of the Muslims and Jews are taking violent approaches to this issue with bombings and even murder in some cases. Christians are creating schools that instill conservative religious beliefs and other groups such as rock concerts. Some are even taking matters into their own hands trying to convince people to bring religion into their right to vote, or homeschooling their own children. All in all, I think that religion and politics should be mixed because religion gives us a good moral guide to certain political issues and our nation was founded under God.
Politics and religion walk hand in hand. Our government style has morals based heavily off of religious values, primarily Christianity. From a historical standpoint, this has been a constant. Monarchs and ruling classes can point to support of their divinities as their right to rule. So to ask for complete separation of state and religion is out of the question. Religion also may vary in the degree of effectiveness. A theocracy can be a powerful weapon, just as it can be a helping hand. Extremes exist on all sides, and there is no clear solution to the separation. A good option is to have an equal opportunity of religious freedoms, following suit with freedom of speech. That way, people with differentiating ideals can coexist with respect of each other's rights. State or government should be there to bridge the gap. Corruption or difference in opinions can cause strife between religions. But in common, they all seem to want to stop secularism. Conservative in their own ways, religions try to keep a modified and common mindset. Adaptations of these mindsets can be different branches of the religion. And in most cases, religion principles effect voting decisions. Similar to Jews, Muslims, and Christians, religion does effect the government style even though the progression of the west tries to even the playing field for all. Some may be entirely about converting, while others are protecting. All in all, religion and state are very hard to completely separate.
Great answer Neil. You were able to really break this question down and explain it all. If you were able to make the decision right now, how much would you have religion and state be intertwined?
My morals and political beliefs stem from my religious opinions, but it would be unfair of me to impress them upon everyone. So I would keep church and state separated for now.
There were three types of religions that were showed in the video God's Warriors. There was Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. These three religions had many divers characteristics and many similar actions that took place in the video. Christianity had a more peaceful and mindful way of going about things. Instead of fighting and forcing, they had summer camps and concerts in cities that help teens and others become closer to God. They spoke with kindness and honesty. Every year they would have fundraisers that would help the sick and homeless. People wanted their children to be able to learn about God in schools, so they would keep their children home and teach them there. Christians believe in peace the Old Testament, and Jesus.
On the other hand, Islam and Judaism used more violence with their actions. They would use weapons and force to control the peoples' thoughts and religion. Islam believes in Jesus, while Judaism believes in the Old Testament which pretty much originated from Jesus.
All of these religions believe that it is better if one does not use drugs or alcohol because they need to commit themselves to Jesus or the Old Testament.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.