Why A Skeptic Can Have Religious Faith - 849 words
Ockhams Razor, the God of the Gaps, and Yearning and Learning, as used by Raymo, show us that a Skeptic can be a person of religious faith. What exactly is religious faith? Must a person be a True Believer to have religious faith? Ask ten different people these questions and you will receive ten different answers. Some answers may be similar, yet at the same time, some can be the complete opposite of the others. Having faith in something is having some belief in whatever it is. However, complete belief is not necessary to have faith in something. A person could have faith that he is going to receive an A on his calculus test, but he could also have a small amount of doubt in his mind that he ...
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The Young Goodman Brown What Happened To All My Paragraphs - 1,984 words
"Young Goodman Brown", by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is rich in metaphors which ultimately question the very morals and ethics of his religious society. In "Young Goodman Brown," Goodman Brown is a proud Puritan who meets with the devil that causes him to become aware of the society he lives in. The story about Goodman Brown centers on a proud man who thinks that a meeting with the Devil cant alter his faith in religion. He also desires to find more about his inner domains, but eventually finds out how hypocritical his community is. The storys crux is based upon religious metaphors of Hawthorne's town of Salem during their religious conflict. The beginning of the story mentions the ...
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Values - 2,176 words
d. Employees should remember that employees are adversaries and are always there to oppress them E. all needs of the citizens are to be met by the government4 the citizens can do som~ng to improve the lives of people g. Political positions are opportunities for enriching oneself )t political positions are o~,portunities of sharing God's power of recreating the world 4. citizens are cooperators to uplift the country in their economic life p citizens can urge the government to take active steps to take care of the earth B. Write whether these aye opertttional structures or attitudinal structures. b. philosophy of life g. world view C. Cite an attitudinal stricture of a person which resulted in ...
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Zionism - 866 words
For at least two thousand years Jews were dispersed all over the world. Some of them inevitably assimilated with other nations. Yet many kept their identity as a nation by staying loyal to their religious faith and by their desire to survive as one people preserving common racial features and cultural traditions. Some European anti-Jewish tendencies and the suspicious attitude to Jews in oriental cultures contributed to their solidarity. For centuries Jews cherished the idea of returning to their native land. But it was only in the 19th century that the idea developed into a political movement called Zionism. At first the movement was not very popular among Jews. There were supporters, but m ...
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Classification Essay - 1,104 words
Poised motionless near the back door of the twentieth-century, we ponder memories of the past with a daydreaming stare. Before we turn off the lights and lock the doors of the twentieth-century, we take one last look through the century in which we were nurtured and our world lived for so long. The deep engraved scratches upon the walls of the twentieth century serve to jog our national memory to painful events as well as amazing accomplishments. After much reflective thought, we began to grasp how much our world has changed from when we first entered the front door of the twentieth century over ninety-nine years ago. America and much of the world have been industrialized, modernized, urbani ...
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Classification Essay - 1,115 words
... apply. Pop culture has virtually overcome the natural counterculture effect of Christianity. Today indulgences and short-term pleasures have pride of life. Advertising messages are in all environments from grocery stores and streets to hospitals, bedrooms, classrooms and churches. Then there are movies, television, music videos and the like, which all add unprecedented commercial and symbolic saturation to our lives. Secularism, humanism, materialism, commercialism, and consumerism are the forces enabling pop cultural trends to successfully resist the positive counterculture pressures of Christian ethics that once preserved our national values. Nothing is sacred anymore. Insofar as our r ...
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A Brief History Of Tattoo - 1,722 words
The art of Tattoo has been around for many thousands of years.The styles and reasons for it have varied from individual to individual as they have from society to society.Some tattoos were done for simple adornment, others done for religious beliefs,and others still for reasons only their owners will understand.Tattooing has existed in one form or a another across the globe since before recorded history , and the popularity of this unique form of expression will most likely continue for centuries to come.Although the basic concept of tattoo has been a constant throughout the history of mankind the styles and reasons for it have evolved along with mans own evolution. Five thousand years ago,a ...
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World Civ Cheat - 1,278 words
S.Asin phiosophies to the West. Third World countries w/ collective widespread lasting poverty in Asia , Africa, South and Cent, Amer. Low life expect. High inf. mortality. Poor health. Underdeveloped, lack of resources create this as well as colonization and exploitation by imperial powers. Trench Warfare (WWI) a new dev'd method of fighting utilizing ditches dug on the western front=deadlock and killing thousands of soldiers for virtual stalemate. 3X Entente-France, Russ, GB (WWI). 3x Alliance- Germany,Austria-Hungary, Italy (WWI) United Nations founded 1945 in final phase of WWII to maintain int'l peace and security, and promote int'l coop'n forum for denunc'n colonial expansion and negot ...
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Proof Of Evolution - 1,235 words
Evolution is a fairly simple idea. A broad definition of it is Species change over time. Evolutionary theory is supported by a huge body of evidence, including the fossil record and observation of organisms alive today. That is the reason it is embraced by most mainstream scientists. Theologists, whose arguments are based totally on faith, base their theories on fiction not proven fact. Faith, being belief that isn't based on evidence, is the principal vice of any religion. And who, looking at Northern Ireland or the Middle East, can be confident that faith is not exceedingly dangerous? One of the stories told to the young Muslim suicide bombers is that martyrdom is the quickest way to heave ...
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The Faith Of Young Goodman Brown - 350 words
Faith, and the struggle to keep it, is the theme of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown." In this story, Hawthorne gives Goodman Brown's wife the name of Faith for the obvious symbolism and irony it creates. Throughout the story, Goodman Brown is constantly trying to keep his religious faith, which is lost, somewhat, when his wife, Faith, submits to evil. Goodman Brown's loss of Faith, symbolically and literally, is foreshadowed in the second paragraph of the story when Faith says "A lone woman is troubled with such dreams and such thoughts, that she's afraid of herself, sometimes. Pray, tarry with me this night, dear husband, of all nights in the year!" This foreshadows events later ...
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Lewis Carrolls Life And Influence In Alice In Wonderland - 1,100 words
... uspicious of his motives for associating with her children (DLB v.163 61). Despite her feelings, Carroll was still permitted to escort the girls on day trips, which they enjoyed (62). During the afternoon of July 4, 1862, the story, which would become known as Alices Adventures in Wonderland, was told for the first time (63). Carroll created this fascinating story to entertain the Liddell girls, Lorina, Alice, and Edith throughout a boat ride on the river Isis. From all three girls came the plead, Tell us a story and from there is history. After the boat ride, he met with Liddells daughters for walks and croquet and heard them sign Beautiful Star, which entered the book as the Mock Turtl ...
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Kierkegaard - 3,479 words
Sren Aabye Kierkegaard (b.1813, d. 1855) was a profound and prolific writer in the Danish "golden age" of intellectual and artistic activity. His work crosses the boundaries of philosophy, theology, psychology, literary criticism, devotional literature and fiction. Kierkegaard brought this potent mixture of discourses to bear as social critique and for the purpose of renewing Christian faith within Christendom. At the same time he made many original conceptual contributions to each of the disciplines he employed. He is known as the "father of existentialism", but at least as important are his critiques of Hegel and of the German romantics, his contributions to the development of modernism, h ...
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Kierkegaard - 3,280 words
... s of good and evil of our actions have a truth-value; the necessity of choosing what one is actually doing, rather than just responding to a situation; actions are to be in accordance with rules; and these rules are universally applicable to moral agents. The choice of metaethics, however, is noncognitive. There is no adequate proof of the truth of metaethics. The choice of normative ethics is motivated, but in a noncognitive way. The Judge seeks to motivate the choice of his normative ethics through the avoidance of despair. Here despair (Fortvivlelse) is to let one's life depend on conditions outside one's control (and later, more radically, despair is the very possibility of despair i ...
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Validity Of Bible - 1,522 words
What do modern biblical scholars think about the validity of the Bible? For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and morrow, and is a discerner (sic) of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb. 4:12). In the beginning . . . is how the Bible starts (Gen. 1:1). I still recall from my childhood the stories of Creation. God created the world in six days, a world that was very good, and on the seventh day, He rested (Gen. 1:31, Gen. 2:2). Stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, and Jesus were usual bedtime stories that helped explain the world I was living in. However, these stories had a l ...
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Alien - 4,073 words
... most no limits, although his theology seems to. I do not think it idle to speculate that the recent "Death-of-God" theology may have forced modern man to look elsewhere, especially to the heavens, for a new God. That we should externalize a quality so deeply rooted in man's nature is not at all surprising and one need not accept Marshall McLuhan's ingenious speculations to see that quite logically man uses his interior world with its enormous powers to try and locate what he has often believed to be omnipresent, yet somehow external. "God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere" is a doctrine that originated with St. Augustine in the third century A.D. More recen ...
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Existentialism - 1,628 words
Existentialism, philosophical movement or tendency, emphasizing individual existence, freedom, and choice, that influenced many diverse writers in the 19th and 20th centuries. Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. Certain themes common to virtually all existentialist writers can, however, be identified. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice. Most philosophers since Plato have held that the highest ethical good is the same for everyone; insofar as one approaches moral perfection, one resembles other moral ...
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Andorra - 1,941 words
As a member of United Nations, I take great pride in representing my Country of Andorra. As a citizen of Andorra and a part of the UN, I am here to voice the opinions of Andorra on this important issue of GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, and the potential risks they might implement. We understand the seriousness of the issue, also the harm GMOs might represent and the precautions all the other nations are taking, so we pledge our full support to the UN and all the nations in this moratorium. The following paper is presented to the United Nations, on behalf of the Principality of Andorra regarding our views on the current issue of genetically modified organisms. Through out this essay, I will ...
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Theology Thesis - 1,523 words
In the face of one of the biggest fears known to man-death-the Catholic faith provides a positive outlook upon the loss of ones physical presence on earth. Through the life and death of Jesus Christ (the hypostatic union of son and Father,) a Christocentric theology resolves the mystery of death through faith and grace. Gods only Sons death grants a Catholic Christian with an answer to the why of death, resulting in a realistic, yet hopeful attitude toward the loss of the physical being, while continuing to believe in the flourishing life of the spirit in a realm beyond our understanding. Atheism has always questioned the essence of religion, as Freud once said, Religion protects us from one ...
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Scarlet Letter - 1,779 words
Often in society people are placed under a microscope and criticized, punished, and despised for their individual choices and flaws. In Nathaniel Hawthornes, The Scarlet Letter, life is centered around a rigid Puritan society in which one is unable to divulge his or her innermost thoughts and secrets. Every human being needs the opportunity to express how he or she truly feels; otherwise the emotions are bottled up until they become so compacted they erupt. Unfortunately, Puritan society does not permit this kind of expression; thus characters must seek out alternate means to relieve their personal anguishes and desires. Luckily for Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmesdale, Pearl, and Roger Chilling ...
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Spirituals - 1,167 words
... ed all their songs by ear, they often strayed into wholly new versions, which sometimes became popular, and entirely banished the others. The second way writing a spiritual is to combine a varitey of other hymns and spirituals to make a completely different song. The Staple Singers do exactly this in the song This Train. (found on tape.) This train is bound for glory, this train. This train is bound for glory, this train. None goin to ride it but the rightous and the holy. This Train bound for glory , this train This train aint carry no gamblers, this train. This train aint carry goin to carry no gamblers, this train, No crab shooters no midnight ramblers. This train bound for glory, thi ...
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