Any social issue, especially religion, is a complex phenomenon that always remains unsolved and as an open-ended argument. In literature, we have many critics, who have done effective literary criticism on different social issues. On the long list of those scholars, there are also names Martin Luther King and David Cameron, whose are considered towering figures of their time. Martin Luther openly denies the abuse of power by the Roman Church and considers the teaching of the Bible to be the final verdict of a believer’s life rather than any other agenda-based institute. In contrast, David is more inclined to believe in the eternally divided conscience of a human to differentiate between right and wrong without Divine intervention.
In this particular essay, I am going to write an argumentative essay, in which I am supposed to write an analysis of David Cameron’s argument from Martin Luther’s perspective. Note: here the pronoun “I“stand for Martin Luther and “HE” for David Cameron
Philosophy of Martin Luther king
“As I walk around the streets of my beloved land, I always stuck in the thoughts of a time that when justice will reign among all communities, apart from the small or large and black or white.”(Martin Luther King) Martin Luther King is considered the father of the “Black Lives Matter” movement which has gained more momentum with each passing decade as the representation of African Americans. Every African American considers him to be a revered advocate of his rights as he fervently opposed the ideals in which racist scrutiny was established. He took the religious scriptures’ true meaning and detailed all his preaching on the salvation of the human race based on the authority of the Bible alone, which doesn’t discriminate against people based on the color of their skin, caste, creed, or any social upstanding gained by financial greatness. He devoted his life to the reformation of society on the principle of segregation and freedom from oppression of any kind.
Yes, indeed, I did begin my journey as a reformist and civil rights advocate as a mere ordinary monk. I actively fought against the shackles of racism in the discrimination of African Americans, particularly in the USA, while preaching the use of no violence in his protests and publications. My non-violent civil rights movement paved the way for ending racial segregation. My famed speech “I Have a Dream” and my famous work “95 Thesis” greatly concocted his vision for equality and still echoes in the highest righteous movements of today. I was the biggest advocate of ending oppression without violence until my death. My ideology remains alive even today. Such was the impact of my vigorous efforts.
On the other hand, there’s a politician named David Cameron who is living in the posh area of his luxurious residency. He is imagining the world in black and white together, considering that all populations receive resources and opportunities alike. Hence, his approach to life is completely different and regards his life standard as an entitled luxury which the lower castes, creed, and ethnicities do not deserve on the merit of their supposed intellectual regression as the sole purpose of their creation is to serve the higher echelons of society like themselves.
My theory of reform in religion mainly deals with one main perspective that I deny the abuse of power by the Roman Church; I do firmly believe that the notion of human interference and reliability for their salvation or a greater good is an extremely worthwhile concept. According to the teachings of King, man’s eternal good faith would let him strive in the attainment of the mortal good deeds to erase his bad ones. However, David is more inclined to believe in the eternally divided conscience of a human, to differentiate between right and wrong without Divine intervention.
The Roman Catholic Church has begun to wake up to the fervent shuddering of its principality at the hands of revolutionaries like us who are challenging the absolute authority of the Church over Christianity and the questionable treatment of its subjects. In other words, Counter-Reformation began as the expedition to reclaim the areas which had been changed during the Protestant Reformation. This movement sheds clear light on Protestant ideology and division about the role of Pope and Saints. Its main objectives were to be more inclusive by removing the grievances of its followers and ultimately making them more loyal.
On the other hand, the notions of political characters like DaviDavid, are resolute to include religion to their convenience. The church responded to the reformation movement rather quickly and at a rapid pace. It served to further solidify its base approach to the loyalists and then made attempts to embrace back the reformers who had taken charge against the church teachings in various ways.
Summing up, it is hard to say. The Roman Church was under great scrutiny and devised several ways to deal with the insurgency rising above during the Reformation period. They further took their cause to the next level when the heretics paid no heed to the implications of acceptance against the folds of the pop’s authority and ignored the constant warnings. . The execution of John Huss is an example of their seriousness towards their Catholic Reformation. Martin Luther King has been a part of various warnings where he took part in defending himself on his own during numerous Church hearings. They were then put on trial and even hanged in pursuit of drastic measures to teach the religious heretics a lesson resulting in their defiance of Church authority.
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