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What proofs have been provided of the existence of god? Do you think that science is able to contribute to this debate, either to prove that God exists, or that he does not? 1 Abstract 2 Introduction a History of this debate From the time of Plato, there have been a considerable number of arguments postulated in favour of the existence of God. The definition of the word 'God' is ambiguous and has been used in so many different senses by different thinkers. However, all the debates in some ways or another clearly investigate on whether 'God exists'. Before looking deeper into the subject, a historical review will be an aid to
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One day in June I was walking down a forest path. The sun was high in the sky, about noonish I suppose, and I had taken to pondering the mysteries of the universe. The world seemed so peaceful here, so tranquil and serene. The more I thought about the serenity of my surroundings, the more strange it seemed. Such a contrast of the world in which I live, I had never seen. Had God blessed this place, or had he merely damned the rest of the world, I wondered. Perhaps this is heaven. As you may have guessed I am a Christian, a Quaker to be precise. I am bound to non-violence by my faith, but more so because of my own moral compass.I was not born into Quakerism or these non-violent beliefs
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Objective My main objective is to win a job, in which I can use my skills to my advantage which are to list a few social, education and physical shape. I don't want any old job I am a person with pride and I want to take pride in a workplace like yours.Employment Job Title: Cook Years Employed ( 1996 -current ) Organization Name City and Province of Organization Boston Pizza Ladner, British Columbia I am a very dependable and reliable cook here. I also am a valuable member to the team in that I am of closing caliber making me on of the best cooks, even with my age. Also since I am a male I've been called upon to do some of the heavier work such as garbage, and cleaning that
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Dionysos is the son of Zeus, chief of the Olympians, and Semele, a woman of Thebes, according to the most used geneology. Dionysos is the god of wine and madness, vegetation, and the theatre, and was the focus of various mystery cults (which were not, perhaps, exactly cults, but let's not get into that).Oh, Thebes, nurse of Semele, crown your hair with ivy! Grow green with bryony! Redden with berries! O city, with boughs of oak and fir, come dance the dance of god! Fringe your skins of dappled fawn with tufts of twisted wool! Handle with holy care the violent wand of god! And let the dance begin! He is Bromius who runs to the mountain! To the mountain! Where the throng of women waits
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I've only explored the tip of the iceberg on this subject I do feel that I have covered enough for an average person to justify their beliefs or to give an idea of what kind of problem one runs into when answering this question. In conclusion I will leave you with a quote from Walter Kaufmann. "Those asserting God's existence have therefore often maintained that there are different modes of existence. This is a doubtful doctrine. [...] Even if it was legitimate to speak of different modes of existence, what could be meant by asking whether God "exists"? Saying that God exists in the same sense in which mathematical points exist would be hardly less atheistic than saying that his
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The act of playing god can have horrible results! Throughout life one comes to realize that playing the role of god has horrible results. Victor Frankenstein is a young man in Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein that plays the role of god throughout the entire book. Victor had a relatively good childhood, which can cause one to think why did he become this way. He starts to think as if he is god when he excels in his studies in college. Throughout the novel a common theme of self-centeredness continually arises. Victor becomes self-centered, thinking he is supreme in the sciences, and that he knows the secrets of life. These thoughts cause terrible events to happen to him and his
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Beyond The Obvious
Have you ever believed in something that most people don’t? As far as I can remember, I always attended church and everything I knew revolved around the beliefs of the Christian church. As I grow older, I believe that God exists through the stories in the Bible that I have read and the experiences that seem like miracles throughout my life. This is what I believe, but here’s why I'm wrong. The existence of a God hasn’t been scientifically proven, The holy scriptures that supposedly provide the only source for knowledge about God are riddled with internal inconsistencies and blatantly wrong information about the world and world history, There are so many religions out
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Ever since people could imagine, they questioned what is life, what is the meaning of life and what happens after death. Religion is the answer. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are the Western religions, or Abrahamic religions, because they all believe in Abraham, an important prophet in all three faiths. These religions believe in one all-powerful God who created the world.1 There are many Eastern religions, but the main two are Hinduism and Buddhism. Both religions believe in the idea of reincarnation, the cycle of death and rebirth. 2 These five major religions, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, provide the major explanations of life and death and why people are here
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Kurtz is Africa's Satan, whose forbidden fruit is ivory, drawing him away from the rules of civilization and creating a monster that feeds on fulfilling that one job, no matter the consequences.
He presents himself as a god to the natives, who are awed by Kurtz's magnificence and become his devoted followers, his own fallen angels.
There, in the deepest pits of the jungle, those demonic and primitive people and their god partake in hellish rituals, taking all of the ivory they want without hesitation, living as they please
“He is an emissary of pity, and science, and progress...We want...for the guidance of the cause entrusted to us by Europe...higher
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good for any type of essay needed about religion/science conficts.. remember to read it before u print! B- (the teacher hates me though)'The Religion that Fears ScienceDishonors God and Commits Suicide'In a modern and constantly changing world like ours, we are always moving forward, progressing, and learning. Our growth and development is made of scientific progress that expands our knowledge and abilities. This science is what makes us what we are today, and everybody, whether a creator or consumer, is involved in science presently.Some children, to this day in America, die painful deaths for the sole reason that their own parents refuse to give them the medicine that they need to live
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14 September 2017
In the novel, Their Eyes were Watching God, the protagonist, Janie Crawford, struggles to develop purpose and yearning within her life. She aims to discover this craving within numerous relationships, but instead comes up empty until she meets Tea Cake, the love of her life. At the beginning and the end of the novel, two scenes occur where Janie becomes criticized by the individuals around her. Both interactions ensue directly after the death of Tea Cake, a time of weakness. Judged based off inaccurate assumptions, Janie is able to ignore both group’s convictions and reflect upon the beautiful memories she cultivated with
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The beginning of The Eyes were Watching God dictates the theme of the novel through several events. Janie's grandmother seeks a better life for Janie, after explaining the oppressive and dependant life that she lived. Following this, Janie witnesses an interaction between a bee and flower. Jaine adores the harmony of this relationship but seeks the independence that the bee and flower have separately. Janie experiments judgment from the community she grew up in after returning. Throughout the book she has unique relationship with men. The judgement and diverse relationships develop her character . Janie gains courage which allows for her to see her own independence.
During the period before
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3 October, 2018
“Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God”: A Brutal Enlightening
On July 8, 1741, Jonathan Edwards gave a sermon known as “Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God.” The sermon was given inside the Enfield congressional church in Connecticut. On this day, church attendants experienced one of the most important sermons in American literature (Arkin). This sermon describes how the passage Deuteronomy 32.35 relates to the religious faith of believers and the powerful Wrath of God. This passage best describes the message Edwards attempts to spread to his listeners. Edwards explains how the passage relates to everyone, and that
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TH 110 HP1
5 October 2017
The Coming God as Perfection of Humanity
Hans Urs von Balthasar was a Swiss theologian. His writings observe the human being from a theological point of view and our search for God. In his writing titled “The Coming God as Perfection of Humanity”, he speaks in detail of the human existence, our desire for freedom, and our demand for the divine. In this particular reading, he mentions many Christian thinkers who influence the concept of Christian involvement.
This reading is rather interesting as many points of human existence are made. He starts his writing asking the question; “Where does the human become complete? Where does humanity with its freedom cease being
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On July 8th 1741 Enfield Connecticut was completely untouched by the great awakening. And many there had fallen away from the Christian walk and were living UN godly lives.The night before Edwards's message the congregation took and entire emergency service devoted to prayer to prepare for Edwards speech. As quoted in "Sinners In The Hands Of An Angry God" By Mark Trigsted "There is nothing that keeps wicked men at any moment out of hell, but the mere pleasure of God"The Impact of the sermon was monumental and was an instant classic. Some would say that Edwards was boring and monotone, but others would say that this is untrue. What matters the most is that his message got through. Content
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October 2, 2018
Meaning of Faith
There are many experiences and evidence which ground theism’s affirmation of the existence of god. One that was discussed in the text is referred to as “signals of transcendence”. We have a conscious that we are subjected to such as do not lie, cheat, kill, we know we must not take sexual advantage of another even when we know we can get away with some of these in some cases. This shows that we feel guilt to a power to which we are subject. Another piece of evidence that signifies the existence of god is the feeling we feel when we are overwhelmed with beauty like the ocean, a fire in the winter
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God of Carnage
Social Change or Meaningless Chaos?
When we talk about theater for social change, topics like race, sexism, war,
homophobia, and other hot-button social issues are the themes that dominate our conscience.
Those topics are the sorts of things that we associate with social change- the sorts of issues that
dominate our political rhetoric and dinner table banter. But it would be wrong to limit the
definition of theater for social change to productions that deal only with those divisive types of
topics. There are issues within our society that don’t garner as much attention but that still
persist without receiving the due consideration that they deserve. Among them is human
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Eliezer’s struggle with faith and view of God is a dominant conflict in the novel. Before being moved into the ghetto at the beginning of the book, Elie pursued Moishe the Beadle, a teacher of Jewish Mysticism. Moishe the Beadle is sent to a concentration camp, which he escapes from, and makes his way back to their town of Sighet to warn others of all the terrible things he had witnessed at the concentration camps. Nobody believed him though, nobody thought it was possible that such inhumane cruelty could be happening at the time, especially with everyone being so silent about it. As Eliezer goes through the same things that Moishe the Beadle had previously been through, he
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October 9th, 2018
Religion has always been in a touchy subject. This often makes it difficult to convey
messages involving faith, especially when the message may hint at the fact that a God may not
actually exist. In an interview with CBS, Neil deGrasse Tyson is asked, “Do you believe in
god?” Tyson, a world renowned astrophysicists known for his public speaking and television
shows where he discusses philosophical topics such as parallel universes or alternate realities,
has often talked about his views on god, but has never fully revealed whether he believes or not.
After the question is asked, Tyson says that the more he studies the
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Many Christians today live out Jesus' teachings in the modern world. For many people this proves to be difficult as they are distracted by riches. They don't carry out Gods laws and claim to be Christians. To be a good Christian, people are expected to live out Jesus' teaching and be loyal. Many Christians dedicate their lives doing Gods work by becoming priests, nuns, monks and carrying out missionary work. Priests work in churches, dedicating their lives to God. They carry out services and community work with the help of lay people. Both priests and lay people are helping others just as Jesus did and wants us to do to create a kingdom of God on earth.Nuns and monks devote their lives to
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Reflection on “The Only God You’ll Ever See”, chapter 10 from Charisma, C. Lindholm.
Leader of the Peoples Temple, Jim Jones was a charismatic figure who initiated the mass suicide of 900 followers without the use of force nor insanity. As a frustrated boy, it wasn’t until a neighbour lead him to Pentecostal church that he found happiness in preaching. This led to dedicating himself as a preacher/healer, where eventually he started claiming himself as “God”. Jones’s early success originated from his desire to create a multi-cultural society, which attracted underprivileged African Americans in search for harmony. The Peoples Temple planned to consist of complete equality: a utopia
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El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin:
Man’s Lifting of Mary unto God
HAA 130: Introduction to European Art
The masterpiece that is El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin leaves the viewer breathless upon first sight of it monumental stature. Without yet being close enough to notice the fine details it contains, Assumption draws you in to take a closer look because of its impossible-to-miss size. My eyes were drawn to the front-and-center image of the Virgin Mary, soaring high above the men below. I then noticed the actions of the men in the crowds with their hands, and drew the conclusion that the true focal point was the space below the Virgin. A grid can be imagined over the painting and a
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AF210: The African Storyteller
Essay Four: “The Creation”
In The Creation, we are exposed to the author’s point of view on what the value of free
will and oneness with god really is. Readers follow Kintu, or man, through the golden age and
subsequently through the age of creation. Both portions of this quest have great value for this
story, which we will look at below. Lastly, the moments of free will throughout the story will be
evaluated and discussed as it pertains to the greater meaning of possessing free will.
The golden age is expressed as a time of perfect harmony between gods, humans, and
animals, with the latter two being very comparable to the former. Kintu
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In the novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston, three major characters obtained personal fulfillment through means of power and conquest. Janie finds true love and inner meaning with Tea Cake, Jody controls Janie, and Tea Cake supports his loving wife.Firstly, Janie obtains fulfillment by experiencing true love. As a child, she never truly understood herself. She did not even realize that she was black until she saw a picture of herself. Her lost sense of identity is effectively shown when people call her by different names. She gets married multiple times, but marriage does not always equal love. "You ain't got no particular place. It's wherever Ah need yuh. Git uh move
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June 24, 2018
As we try to compare both compare both perspectives from the writers point of view we find some similarities. The both depict a different view of America or ‘Americanism’ in both writing but we see a shared idea as to what it the ideal image of America. Either it’s coming as our destiny or what we make t to be both writings tell us to give it our all. To remain and stay positive and promote that positivity towards making us the best version of us. It all boils down to how both writings tell us to rely on just the positivity to make our lives and ourselves
In Emerson’s “self reliance” he speaks about how we need to trust ourselves. He
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The first Christians proclaimed that the crucified Jesus was raised to life and exalted into the realm of God. For them, this equals salvation. This affirms both the beliefs that Jesus lives on in the faith of the community as well as God acting in behalf of Jesus thus He is alive. Furthermore, they believed that His resurrection is not a return to life in this world but it is rather a passage into another world, an assumption into the sphere of the ultimate and absolute reality who is God and who, as Creator, is other than creation. What occurred in His resurrection points to another reality that transcends this world because it is God's realm. Exaltation surfaces from this, which says
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The Positive Effect of Cancer
The film, The Doctor, is about a heart surgeons long journey from being perfectly healthy, to horribly sick, and his road to recovery. The doctor, Jack, is used to being the surgeon that helps heal patients, and in the process of recovering, he sees what it is like to in the patient's shoes for the first time. The film starts with Jack in his normal routine. He is taking care of patients, performing surgeries, and living a normal life at home with his wife and son. Then, his life was turned upside down. Jack was diagnosed with throat cancer. The very successful surgeon became a patient. Although the form of cancer that Jack had was treatable, it is still a huge
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16 October 2018
The 17th century author of Of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradstreet, was able to convey how people viewed God and nature during this time. In the 17th century puritans believed that God was the reason why every little thing happened in the world. On page 143 Bradstreet writes, “Being thus arrived in a good harbor and brought safe to land, they feel upon their knees and blessed the God of heaven, who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean…”. In this quote Bradstreet and all the fellow pilgrims thank God for getting them across the ocean. The puritans believe that God approved of them moving away from England
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“When We Obey God’s Voice”
Dr. Creed says that many times through the years people have asked him, “How did you build the great Independent Baptist Church of Clinton, Maryland”? He says that he has always answered, “I don’t know. I have just tried to keep Christ in the center of everything I do, and God has built His church.
1. When we obey God´s voice, many times God tests us. Vs. 1-2
1) What a great test that Abraham confronted having to sacrifice his only son to God!
2. When we obey God´s voice, many times God makes us willing to go where he wants. Vs. 1 – “…and he said, Behold, here I am.”
1) God is calling many people to
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September 18, 2018
Dev of Western Civilization
“God's Relationship with Humanity”
The second Genesis story, after God has created earth itself, revolves around the creation of mankind known as Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, and animals. Defining the concept of God's relationship with humanity is really quite complex. The way God chooses to create each form of life shows us how he feels towards his creations. He uses himself as an example of what He wants humanity to be like and tries to create a perfect human nature to go along with that. This story in Genesis gives us a better understanding of how we perceive the meaning of why God created us.
In early Genesis we are made
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Everybody knows the age-old story of Cain and Abel. I wouldn't say that they were the first rivalry between siblings but they certainly were not the best brothers. Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve the first people on the Earth. Cain and Abel every year offered what they had at the beginning of the harvest. This was a thing that happened every harvest and was a norm in the lives of Cain of Abel and in their family, but why did God not accept Cain's sacrifice and accepted Abel's?In the Bible it describes only the one harvest and how it affects the lives Cain and Abel. Abel was a person that obviously loved god and gave God credit for his success and was very successful. In the
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An Overview of Genesis
The book of Genesis is the first book of the Bible and opens with one of the most famous sentence that is, “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” We find the story of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the ark, Abraham and Isaac, and Jacob with his 12 sons which become the descendent of Israel. The overview of the big story is that god and humanity relationship, and god and Israel. The first story is that god created all things and Adams and Eve in the Garden of Eden but they rebel against god and giving the course of sin and bring death to the world. Then, the violation of Cain and Abel story. We see the violation of the world through the story
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The concept that moral actions are those that conform to God's will is within the context of the Divine Command Theory. This theory explores whether an action is right or wrong by determining whether or not an action conforms to God's will. If an action does conform then it is morally permissible, if it does not then it is impermissible. This theory is shattered, however, when the will of God is scrutinized by Socrates in a dialogue with Euthyphro at the entrance of the law courts.Socrates was prompted to inquire into the spirit of piety and his very moral fiber after a politician named Meletus charged him with corrupting the young with his impiety. Euthyphro's dilemma surrounds Socrates
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· From earliest times, baptised people have been called saints or holy people because God lives in them.
· People become members of God’s family, through Baptism. Like all families, God’s family shares a common life – the life of God.
· God’s family gathers, has leaders and rules, and shares stories. Baptism is the first sacrament to be received. Only a baptised person can receive the other sacraments.
· Jesus revealed that God wants people to allow God to live within them, so as to relate as closely as possible with them. For this reason, God wants people to be baptised or to accept Baptism. People must be baptised in the name of the Trinity to enter fully into the life of God
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Society of a Different TimeMany works of Literature represent people and their society of that era. Beowulf, A History of the English Church and People and Seafarer does this by representing Anglo-Saxon people and their society.One quality in this era that seems to be respected by society is fearing God and showing respect for him. In Beowulf, Grendel shows respect to God. "Though he lived In Herot, when the night hid him, He never Dared to touch King Hrothgar's glorious Throne, protected by God -God.."(15) This shows his respect for God.In Beowulf they mention A History of the English Church and People, Caedmon also shows his respect for God. And Caedmon immediately began to sing verses in
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Explain the concepts of religious language as analogy and symbol (30)
Language is an extremely limited way of describing God. When we begin to interpret God through words we start to anthropomorphise his metaphysical being, this results in different perceptions of God which shouldn't occur as something which is beyond our understanding cannot be 'this' neither can it be 'that'.
Some people believe that expressing religion through symbol is a resolution for the problematic understanding of religious language as it conveys religion through many interpretations, keeping the idea of a metaphysical being as it doesn't limit God. Paul Tillich argues that religious language is symbolic, not
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Assignment # 5
In this essay I will be examining the role of icons in religious structures or in personal homes. Usually when you walk into a Christians home most of them would have something hanging up on various walls and platforms in their house. This something would be the Jesus hanging on a cross plaque. Christians do this to either bless or protect their home. Sometimes they just hang these plaques up because they feel more comfortable with Jesus watching over them every day which makes Christians feel safe and secure.
In the Bible God put ten commandments that stated the things that you shouldn’t do. For the 1st commandment God says, "I am the
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By: Lien Nguyen
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven”
Learn to put all our trust in God rather than in material possessions.
Please help me to love more than anything, and trust you before all things.
“Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Lean not to expect perfect happiness on earth. Grow in hope and confidence that God can and will provide us with perfect happiness in his kingdom.
Please help me to trust in you. And to accept everything the way they are made.
“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land”
Learn that happiness does not come from
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I believe that Chariots of Fire was a good portrayal of Eric Liddell's life. Some of the reasons I believe this are:First, they showed that he would not run on Sunday because it was the Lord's Day and this was very true of the real Eric Liddell. This was his main life principle. To serve God and do what was right in his sight.Second, it showed his love for running. He was willing to be separated from his family even though he would miss them a lot. He trained long and hard. He was very devoted and determined to what he was doing, that it was right, every second of every day of his life.Third, it showed that he was dependent on God. He always said, "Those who honor me, I will honor." And he
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Professor Benavidez Jr.
14 October 2018
Evidence Versus Faith; The Eternal Question
The concept of God is as old as humanity itself; since we were agricultural tribes staring at the stars we have fantasized and concocted numerous different versions of the same idea. However, with the concept of God there is always the ever-increasing idea and pondering of if God truly exists and the question of if we need tangible evidence or simply blind faith. Batter my heart, three-person’d God by John Donne raises the long-asked question of whether us as human beings can accept an all-powerful creator or God into our souls and surrender ultimately to him or if it is
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eighteen shots of liquid sinThe Eighteenth Shot of Liquid SinThe minutes pass by, the water falls, from bloodshot vacant eyes,my heart is torn with pain and fear, the anger starts to rise.The eighteenth shot of liquid sin can't help me to forget,the guilt and shame I feel each day, fueled by my regrets.I made a sacred promise, to God for my life and I, a promise which was broken when I saw my baby die.The demon in the bottle once again posessed my soul.The eighteenth shot of liquid sin would somehow make me whole.I really meant those words I said when I promised not to drink,but standing by my worthless life, I had no time to think.It all seemed so surreal that day after all was said and
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In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus covers many topics concerning the life to lead and salvation. In Matthew 5-7, he lays out what will later become the basics of Christianity. Jesus' teachings are very metaphorical and hard to find true meaning. I may be taking some of this too literally but, I found it very hard to follow. This is supposedly Jesus talking, yet he says one thing and then totally shoots it down in the next part. For the most part, I see that it is about obeying God and living a morally good life. What this passage tells me about Christianity is that it is no more than faith. "I tell you, then, that you will be able to enter the Kingdom of heaven only if you are more faithful
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Discourse, Part Four, par. 5In this short passage from René Descartes' Discourse on Method, he seeks to draw comparisons between concepts in the field of geometry and the existence of an all-perfect being or God in the world. After going through various geometers' mathematical demonstrations, he sees the certainty with which mathematical facts can be proven. He notices in the example of a geometric triangle, that even though one can prove certain details about the triangle's angles, the actual existence of the triangle in the world is not assured. There are established details that make up the spirit of a triangle, such that its angles add up to 180 degrees, and these are essential
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Judaism and Western CivilizationThe basic contribution of Judaism to Western civilization is monotheism. Understood from the standpoint of Jewish tradition, Abraham was the first monotheist. He left polytheism behind to follow the directions of the one God. The Tanakh itself gives evidence that significant numbers of ancient Israelites worshipped multiple deities.(Rabbi Shofet) Jewish leadership called upon Israel to worship the one God with whom they had a covenant relationship. But as Tanakh develops there is an increasing emphasis on the unreality of other "gods" in comparison to the one God.The God of Israel is the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob. That is, he is the
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In each of the poems the speakers want to be overcome by something. One wants death and one wants life - life without sin. Although Sidney's speaker bribes death and Donne's speaker promises to repay God for his help, it begs the questions: is it likely that both speakers will really pull through? Do they really want what they're asking for? Or do they think that just by pleading, they are perhaps proving something? Or really asking for the total opposite? What are their true intentions?It seems as though the only time each speaker can achieve their goal is when they get what they are begging for. Neither can have what they want, and both need release. As Sidney's speaker describes death as
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Assignment 3-1 Narrative Analysis of the Sacrifice of Isaac
BI 1103 Reading the Old Testament -4
November 2, 2018
Assignment 3-1 Narrative Analysis of the Sacrifice of Isaac
One of the most talked about stories of the Bible. A true test of faith any human can experience. While studying this chapter, I can see how the author uses various elements to narrate this heartbreaking story. We see suspense, details, emotional perspective, and even an explosive beginning.
God tested Abraham…, we see that information being revealed in the beginning of the chapter.[footnoteRef:1] The author also reveals to us the motive of God right before the dramatic part takes place. The motive being
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What do I believe? Do I believe in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit? Yes, I do believe. God and Jesus have been in my life forever and shall remain there until I die and return to their side in heaven. My faith is so powerful that I feel they will be with me throughout my whole life whether I am a believer or not.Life is not an easy thing to get through. I believe that having God by my side has helped me get over the rough places in my path, and he will continue to help me in my future as well. I know that I won't be able to hit all the curve balls that life wants to throw at me, but I believe that God can teach me how to hit them through my faith in him. I am still learning how to deal with
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the transcendental presence of God, or God's presence in all human hearts, that is manifested through natural human restlessness to open to the infinite or God. This "natural openness to God" independent of whether a person knows the word or concept of God is seen through the human yearning for truth and goodness (Imperato 20). Thus any moral decision at the expense of one's status or pleasure becomes an act of worship or surrender to God.Herein, Rahner developed the concept of the 'anonymous Christian' to explain the idea that people can still live their lives according to God even without the language about God (Imperato 24).This is based on his posits that: God, who wishes to see all men saved, cannot possibly consign all who are non-Christians to the damnation of hell, and Christ is the only way to salvation.
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Descartes’ Argument for the existence of God
Rene Descartes, known as the father of modern philosophy, was a French thinker who used doubt as a basis for much of his philosophy. To start, he wondered what would actually give him any reason to doubt all of his beliefs. From this, Descartes concluded that an evil demon was tricking him into thinking that all of his beliefs were true when they were not. Even those beliefs that he thought secure could be doubted to the point that he questions whether anything is real. Thus, Descartes set out to prove that this demon does not exist. To do this, he removed all beliefs that he previously had, assuming