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A03: "It is not possible to be a disciple to-day in the way Jesus intended." Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer showing that you have considered more that one point of view.

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A03: "It is not possible to be a disciple to-day in the way Jesus intended." Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer showing that you have considered more that one point of view. I would agree with this statement because there are a lot of distractions that restrict people from performing the way Jesus had intended. For starters there is a lot of selfishness about now and people will not leave self behind or make sacrifices in society today. Many Christians just do not seem to be that committed to their faith; they only seem to support their religion when it suits them or when they get into difficulty in life. We live in a very fast moving world which is full of temptation and comforts People now days just have the tendency to forget about their religion as there are other more exciting things to do. They want all the comforts they can get. The numbers of people in the modern world who go to church are falling. Out of those people who do go to church they have either been forced to go by members of their family or else they go due to habit. ...read more.

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The influence of peers often lead to young people doing things, which they know are wrong and would not normally do. The media also plays a great part in leading people astray. In today's society the media plays a great part in everything and how people regard different topics. The media can portray religion in a negative way. In fact religion is held in a very poor light, which therefore influences large numbers of people to disregard God. For instance take into account the recent statement by the Pope in which he quoted an ancient scripture, which Muslims took great offence to and are believed to have killed a nun over. There is just so much evil in the world that people do not know how to go about religion and who they can trust. People are even afraid to practice their religion due to fear of been attacked by people who do not support the teachings of their religion. On the other hand there are also a lot of good things happening in the world that may influence people to disagree with my opinion. ...read more.

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He was prepared to die for his rights and to speak up for everyone else who were too afraid to speak up. He achieved his aim of getting black people equal rights. Veronica Guerin: was an Irish journalist who was murdered in 1996 by Irish drug dealers. She knew that there were people out there who were making money from selling and dealing drugs, causing misery and death to thousands of people. She tracked down one of the drug lords and when they found out she was shot. She gave up her life to try and fight for something she believed in and to stop profit being made from illegal transactions that affect other people greatly. From my investigaion I can conclude that many people believe that it is still possible to be a disciple the way Jesus intended. Even with all the bad things that go on they believe that it is very difficult and they must be prepared to try and fight the modern day temptations of life for their religion and to be a good disciple of Jesus. However, I believe that most Chistians find being adisciple very challengings in our moder world. ?? ?? ?? ?? Religion Coursework Discipleship A03 Shane McCudden 12D Page: 1 ...read more.

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