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Many of todays religions have proven to be greatly basedaround the power of faith The idea of using loyalty to preserve the belief of a God or many gods as meaningful has been trusted in since the dawn of man No matter the type or types of god this impression remains true And because of this there has also always been the concern of proof or evidence The problematic idea that God cannot be physically seen or touched or smelt and so there is no way to fully know if He or She existsInstead people search for signs that their beliefs are true Through prayer and wishful thinking they are hopefulof being presented with miracles and will claim to have encountered them It is faith that keeps these gods alive In Parable of the Sower by Octavia E Butler we see the same conflicting ideas when presented withLauren Olaminas idea of God as Change In Solaris by Stanislaw Lem we see a similar relation through the leading character Kris Kelvin of the struggles many people have with their own gods Through faith these strong identifiable characters are thrown into difficult situations where they are involuntarilypushed into questioning the God they were given to believe in Rather than conforming to the idea of a God that has already been discovered they find their own And with these new outlooks there comes an even larger necessity for faith and devotionIn Parable of the Sower the main character is a young woman named Lauren She is the daughter to the Baptist minister of her cul-de-sac community but does not agree with the words her father preaches At least three years ago my fathers God stopped being my God His church stopped being my church Butler 7 From a young age she prepares for disaster and as hard as she tries to persuade those around her that something ruthless is coming no one will listen It is not until
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