Friday, December 5, 2008

Elie should not forgive


Brady West

I wouldn’t approach the subject of forgiveness. Ellie shouldn’t forgive, If some were to treat me that way and lock me in a concentration camp I don’t know if I could ever bring myself to forgive any of the Nazis. The Nazis striped him of his dignity stole his faith and basically took his life for the time he was in the concentration camps. If some one took me away from my family and sent us to separate concentration camps I could never forgive anybody. If you were to think about his whole situation and what happened to him over the time period. He was taken from his home striped of his clothes and property, thrown into a room to get his head shaved basically getting dehumanized. They took his name and gave him a number. And weather or he can forgive god. Well I think I would be able to do that god had nothing to do with what the Nazis were thinking and what they did.

13 comments:

Wade said...

Brady, I agree with everything you said. Exactly right they stripped not only him but everyone of everything they stand for as a human.

Shelby Lynn said...

Matthew 18:21-35. Peter asked Jesus how many times he should forgive others, guessing seven times. Jesus told him to forgive seventy times seven times. If Elie forgave the Nazis it would be to his benefit. The Nazis aren't going to gain anything by it. It will just be a great relief for Elie.

E-Dizzle said...

First off, good post! Yes they did dehumanize him, but they cannot "steal" his faith. Faith is within you, something that you keep forever that no one can take away. They can try to make you doubt, but ultimately the loss of faith comes from within. You become a bitter monster when you hate. Hate consumes you like a disease and slowly kills your will to go on. It takes maturity AND faith to forgive and move on. Without doing that you cannot live your life to the fullest.

Darius said...

Yes they did strip him of his humanity, separated him and his family and killed them, they took everything he had, but doesnt everyont deserve a second chance. Elie would be gaining more from forgiving the Nazis to help live through life easier.

katrinalogan said...

I think your post was good, but i still don't agree. You can NEVER still anyones faith. Faith is something inside of you that you believe in that nobody can ever take away from you. Yes, i would be upset if someone did that to my family, but overtime it would simply eat you away if you keep dwelling on it. Overtime you would have to forgive to be able to move on with your life.

Missouri State Single Season Strikeout King said...

I don't believe someone can steal your faith, they can make you question your faith, but not steal it from you. Nobody can take something from within you without your consent. You had quite a few errors such as not using a comma to separate a sequence of events. However, you did a good job of supporting what you believe.

Whitney said...

Of coursse your right about what the Nazis did to the Jews, striped them of everything. Heatred is not the answer though, and dwelling on what they did will just hurt you in the long run. Maybe being more open minded in the situation would be a good thing for you. Like I said before, you don't forgive them for their sake, you forgive them for your own sake. Only then can you live your life with peace of mind and remember the good times gone in a positive way. It's unhealthy to dwell on the past.

Senior 09 said...

i am sorry but i disagree with a couple of things in your blog, i don't believe that anyone can steal your faith, i think that is within you and that you can lose your faith but no one can steal that from you.. and i think in time i would forgive, it's a process that you have to take in, and it takes a long while

Sam said...

Ok I totally disagree with the statement the Nazis stole his faith. No one person can take away your faith. IF you went through this time and lost your faith that is your own fault. But i'm sry but no one can steal your faith. I know that it would be hard to forgive them for doing the harsh things but forgiveness is just the right and healthy think to do.

Jared Andrews said...

In the middle of your bolog saying that they stripped everything from him and every other Jew, but how can one take anothers faith?By making them so discouraged that they denounce what or who they belive in. very good on supporting your answer, Also sorry to nit pick, but God needs to be capitalized.

Constance said...

In my opinion I believe that no one can steal your faith. Faith is something that is in you, no one can just reach inside of you and take it away. People know what they believe in and no one can stop them from that. I do think that you can lose your faith, which is something you decide. I think that forgiving someone is the right thing to do because you need forgiveness to be happy later on in your life.

Samantha said...

In my opinion, Elie should be thanking God that he made it through and didn't die. He still has his life, shouldn't that be enought to be thankful for? If Elie doesn't forgive and just keeps living in misery, then why should he be alive? God spared his life. Maybe to use him as proof that forgiveness is the key to happiness. He made it through the worst part of his life, why would he want to continue torturing himself? All he has to do is forgive, then he has the oppurtunity for a happy life again!

Jordan said...

I agree with some of this post, the parts about not forgiving them for taking away my family are definately good. But in my opinion the Nazis could not steal someones faith, they chose not to believe anymore and to let the Nazis control what they thought and felt.