The Bible Essay

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The Bible

     In the Holy Bible, teachings guide all types of human beings to a better understanding of life. Many of these verses reach out to man through teachings of human nature and how to create society's moral values. A personal favorite verse that may reach out to every man and not just those who practice the Judaeo
- Christian religions is :

          " The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, nor
          shall the children be put to death for the fathers; every man
          shall be put to death for his own sin. " (
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It is true that the values that children develop in their early years are important in influencing future decisions but how does this explain the many adults that climb above their horrible childhood and become successful happy individuals. This proves that the individual is in charge of his every move and every action in life - he is in charge of his own destiny. Sin is never forced upon anyone but merely delivered by just one person's choice. In the trial of the Oklahoma bomber, the jury will not persecute his family because it was his crime, his sin. His family didn't make him do it and they didn't help him accomplish it. When the men who committed the heinous crimes against humanity during World War II under Adolph Hitler's direction pleaded innocence, the courts laughed. Some of these men claimed there was no other choice, Hitler made them do it. Despite there being few options, these men did choose to commit the crimes. They did not have to murder the children and strip the little ones of their innocence and integrity. Hitler was their " father " and they tried to use him as a scapegoat as he used the
Jews. It never worked because these men pointed the loaded guns at the victims.
These men commanded the gas chambers to continue cooking living families. These men made their choice of sin. Society chose to punish the individual and not their innocent family members for the crimes accomplished. Today people all over the world try to

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