This week’s blog is going to be critiquing if modern expressions if religion successfully express the idea of the sacred and profane. Some people’s ways of expressing their love for God would be considered unacceptable in today’s society. But some of these ways are incredibly over the top and others think that they are making a mockery of the lord and his ways.
I think that people should be able to praise the lord in whatever ways they feel necessary and how ever they feel they need to, but within some boundaries. Such as if they are going to be playing heavy rock songs they shouldn’t be playing it at 7am in the morning, they should have some consideration for their neighbours and how they feel about it, and make some boundaries on how early they start their praising.
Most churches do stick with the traditional ways of praising because it makes them feel closer to God and it has always just been what they have done, but now that people are coming along and changing the ways in which everyone should praise God, some people do not like these and prefer to go to a church with the traditional hymns and a priest up the front speaking about what God has done in their lives and others lives.
I do not think that modern day churches are expressing the right image of God to everyone. When I think of praising God, I think of a quiet place to be with God, not withy loud music, or hurting yourself to be with God. To be with God it is to accept that he is the creator and the only God there is and reading scriptures from the bible. I also think of people telling their stories of how God has come into their lives and helped them. But some people’s modern ways of religion and praising God is nothing to what I had imagined. Also in the way that there are teenage girls out there just using the cross as an accessory, they don’t actually praise and love God, they just think it makes them look more innocent and superior to everyone else.
In conclusion, I don’t think that modern day expressions of religion are being portrayed correctly and the traditional ways of Christianity or religion in general are much more effective for most people seeking God.
The aboriginals believe that Ayers Rock or Uluru was their ancestor’s sacred place and believe thatit is a sacred place for them, somewhere that they can get away to and use as their sacred place but with everyone trampling all over it and talking holidays to walk all over it, the aborigines believe that their sacred place isn’t as special as it used to be and they would rather it if everyone didn’t walk one their space.
Everyone seems to think of Uluru at a holiday place, somewhere to go for a fun time, but the aborigines find it incredibly hard to keep the tourists off of their land. They try telling people not to walk on their sacred space; they have signs up and even tell then in person but the people still walk all over Uluru not even taking a second thought about the aboriginals who are trying so desperately to keep everyone off.
They think of Uluru as their sacred space because it was where their ancestors were, and they have a history that goes far back with the rock whereas most people just think of it as “a cool big rock” that we can climb and have fun on, but we should actually be respecting their wishes because as I said they have a history with the rock and this is the one and only thing that they are asking for, the least we could do is abide by their wishes and do as they ask. It is believed that the rock is one of their ancestor’s spirits in it, or possibly multiple spirits. Back thousands of years the aborigine’s ancestors came back to earth as their spirits and took form as trees, plans and other objects and also Uluru.
In conclusion, we should respect the aboriginals wishes to not walk all over the rock because it is their sacred space, the space of their ancestors as well and if they are as polite as they are and just ask for us not to rather than tell us, the least we can do it respect their wishes and follow as they ask.