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Amish: A Culture Worth Learning From - Social process theory views criminality as a function of people's interactions with organizations institutions and processes in society. Social process theorists believe that children learn to commit crime by interacting with, and modeling the behaviors of others they admire or respect. Social process theory focuses on upbringing and socialization, which stems from parents, peers, or teachers (Siegel, 2011, p. 13-14). American psychologist B.F. Skinner 1904-1990, developed social process theory he studied behaviorism, which included responses to environmental stimuli and the controlled scientific study of response....   [tags: Amish Culture]
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The Amish Secrets to Finances - Have you ever driven through a town filled with Amish families. If you answered yes than you can remember what it was like driving past the different homes, farms, and businesses. The homes are big and beautiful, but yet simple and unique. Some of the homes are even more admirable than yours, making you curious to how they can afford such a lovely home. As you continue to drive you notice hand-painted signs posted along the main road, advertising different businesses or trades. Some of the trades are just as simple as selling the different crops the family has grown, where other trades are more complex like selling hand-made quilts....   [tags: Amish in Society, Money, Taxes]
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Behind the Amish Closed Doors - Behind the Amish Closed Doors The Amish Church, which began more than 300 hundred years ago in Europe, is a spinoff of the Anabaptist Christians. This group organized into a separate branch of Protestantism at the end of the 17th century under the leadership of a Swiss Mennonite preacher from Berne named Jakob Ammann. Ammann urged his followers to live according to the practices of the early church and to reject modern European society. Ammann drew followers from throughout Europe, who eventually journeyed to the United States to escape religious persecution....   [tags: amish church, anabnaptis christians, buggy]
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Learning about Another Tribe: The Amish - The Holy Quran says, “O mankind. We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).” The God created and made us as nations and tribes that might know one else not to fight one else. The God not just created males and females to life in their area and death; he tells us to share other cultures and know other nations....   [tags: Amish, Islam, history,]
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The History of the Amish - The History of the Amish The Amish, who are also called “The Plain People” or Old Order Amish, originated in Switzerland in approximately 1525. They originated from a movement called the Anabaptist movement. Jacom Amman was the leader. This happened during the reformation in the16th Century Europe. They believed in holding on to traditions and keeping themselves separated from the world. He was stricter about this than other Anabaptists of that time. The Anabaptists were against the union of church and state and also against infant baptism....   [tags: Amish Culture Fundamentalist Religion Essays]
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The Religious World Of Amish Culture - The Religious World of Amish Culture Many tourists are fascinated by the Amish people and their culture. People from all over the world have gone to places like Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, trying to catch the meaning and the reason behind the Amish way of life. Throughout the 19th century Amish people have encountered some difficulties in practicing their religion and living they way they desired to. Disagreements did not only generated between the Amish people and the out side world, but also within their own community, as we have seen in the most significant one which led to an internal division of the Amish population....   [tags: Amish Religion] 1753 words
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Cultural Change and Survival in Amish Society - Cultural Change and Survival in Amish Society I. Introduction Watching the Amish riding their horse drawn carriages through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, you catch a glimpse of how life would have been 150 years ago. The Amish, without their electricity, cars, and television appear to be a static culture, never changing. This, however, is just an illusion. In fact, the Amish are a dynamic culture which is, through market forces and other means, continually interacting with the enormously tempting culture of America....   [tags: Amish Culture Sociology Essays]
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Amish Culture - All students should take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in America. One in particular is the Amish culture, which I would like to familiarize you with. The Amish culture consists of many unique beliefs that makes their ways unlike that of any other culture. They lead a life of simplicity and yet have very harsh ways of doing things. The Amish is perhaps the most diverse culture in the entire United States. The Amish of Pennsylvania and Ohio greatly differ with the rest of American society....   [tags: Amish Culture Cultural Essays]
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The Amish - Kraybill, Donald. The Amish and the State. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. The Amish and the State is wrote with the intent to identify the cultural values and social organizations of the Amish order along with how the traditional values of the Amish counteracted with the modernity of the state. This book covers the most prominent aspects of the Amish order dating all the way back to their very existence during the Radical Reformation in the sixteenth century. It entitles one to see and feel the persecution the Amish order has faced since 1525....   [tags: essays research papers] 2597 words
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The Amish - In the mid the seventeenth century, the Amish movement was founded in Europe at the time of the Protestant Reformation. They are derived from a group impatient with the pace of reform in the existing churches. One of the main issues is baptism. A group of Anabaptists practise adult baptism. Religion is the basis of Amish life. They believe they must obey God at all times. To the Amish family, life is highly valued. Like other aspects of Amish life, it conforms to traditional attitudes and values....   [tags: Religion] 538 words
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The Amish - The Amish Both the Amish and the Mennonites were part of the early Anabaptist movement in Europe, which took place at the time of the Reformation. The Anabaptists believed that only adults who had confessed their faith should be baptized, and that they should remain separate from the larger society. Many of the early Anabaptists were put to death by both Catholics and Protestants, and many others fled to the mountains of Switzerland and southern Germany. Then began the Amish tradition of farming and holding their worship services in homes instead of in churches....   [tags: Papers] 1346 words
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Healthcare for the Amish and Mennonite Culture - There are many different cultures throughout the world. They each have their own distinct customs and beliefs relating to marriage, rites of passage, conflict resolutions, education etc... The most interesting aspect of each culture is how they incorporate their religious beliefs into the healthcare they receive. Some cultures are not affected by their religious beliefs when dealing with healthcare. They are not regulated in the terms of medical procedures and practices they can obtain from healthcare professionals....   [tags: religious belief, plain people]
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The Amish and The First Amendment - When our forefathers were forming our new nation in 1776, they wrote the first amendment so that any religion, no matter what principles they are based on, would have equal rights in America. Opinions though, make the first amendment very difficult to be followed. People usually have one mind set, to follow what they believe and stereotype everyone else. “These stereotypes are the archenemies of learning” (Wagner 6). Learning is the basis of life. By stereotyping though, the less common religions, like Amish, are less noticed....   [tags: Religion]
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The Differences Between Mennonites and Amish - Who are the so-called “Plain People”. Without sufficient insight and research, one might presume the Amish and the Mennonites to merely be interchangeable terms for a group that is essentially one in the same. This assumption is, no doubt, an incorrect perception. Although expressed in very different ways, both share a commitment to nonviolence and desire to live simply. In fact, the Amish broke away from the Mennonites, who were believed to be too liberal for the Amish’s penchant. The two diverse factions share numerous similarities; however, the Amish and Mennonites do not look eye to eye on certain beliefs and values regarding modern technology, apparel, urban civilization, punishments,...   [tags: Dress Code, Modernization]
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The Counterculture of the Amish: A Fundamentalist Perspective - “They call themselves the Plain People. The men and women known as the Old Order Amish till their fields with horse and plow, travel by horse and buggy, and live without electricity or telephones” (Egenes xiii). In the technologically advanced and modern world we live in today, the word “plain” is extinct from contemporary culture. It is hard to imagine a life without the present-day conveniences that American society tends to take for granted on a daily basis. A world without telephones, electricity, computers and television is almost unfathomable in America, however, not to the Amish....   [tags: Culture ]
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The Amish Way of Life - Many, who have never had the opportunity to witness the Amish culture, may be simply missing out on one of the simplest ways of life. Dressing like they never made the turn of the century, having a horse as the main means of transportation, and not having a camera on hand to take family photos may be just a few of the things that we often observe about the Amish culture from our point of view. But, have we ever just stopped and thought about the reason of why they act the way that they do. In today’s time, we are often guilty to judge others at a rate that is faster than the rate that we actually “walk in someone else’s shoes.” I chose the Amish culture because I had the opportunity to trav...   [tags: Nothern US, aimsh culture, jacob ammann]
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Amish Weddings - As a blushing bride walks down the aisle of a church with tears of joy in her eyes and dressed an expensive white gown, her future husband stands and waits to kiss his wife. This couple has been engaged for several months, and during that time all the details of this day have been perfectly planned: the date of the ceremony, the venue, the flowers, and even the colors of the bridesmaids’ dresses. This is the day that every girl dreams of experiencing. However, if that girl is of the Amish faith, her wedding day will not be as extravagant....   [tags: Culture ]
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Resisting the World: Hasidic and Amish Life - The most fascinating branches of a religion are often the most extreme, the most different from the mainstream denomination. Two such groups are Hasidic Jews and the Amish, a sect of Christianity. Shown a picture of a member of one of these sects, the average person would not be able to identify to which group he belonged. However, though “their shared style of dress does indeed reflect shared values of piety, extreme traditionalism, and separation,” these groups are extremely different(“A Brief Introduction”)....   [tags: religious extremism, extremist]
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Maintaining the Amish Cultural Identity - What is it that makes a culture of people separate themselves from the world and everything that it has to offer. Some people think that it is because they do not like the direction the world is heading in. Others believe that society does not accept them for the person that they want to be. But in some cases the reason is as simple as religion. The Amish is a perfect example of a traditional culture that has sustained themselves in America for over three hundred years. Their belief in the bible is the bases for their structured lives, specifically Romans 12 of the Old Testament, “Do not be conformed to this world”.*** Trying to maintain their cultural identity will prove to be a challe...   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays] 1297 words
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Rumspringa: Role Conflict Within The Amish Youth Community - The Amish culture in general try to withhold the same traditions, values, and language as the original Amish. This individual Amish subculture in Indiana displayed in the Devil's Playground goes to show just how culturally diverse society can be. Though the ultimate desire of the Amish is to be a good example of Christ, the community encourages a positive deviance of their teenagers called Runspringa. Starting at age sixteen Amish teens are allowed the opportunity to explore the English world to better educate their decision to commit their life to the church and the simple way of living or leave the community turning to a life of relative deviance....   [tags: Religious Teachings] 738 words
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Amish - The Amish the “Plain People” My article is on the Amish Community and their vague and simplified way of life. Most of my essay will emphasize the culture and tradition of the Amish. According to the Pennsylvania, Dutch Country Welcome Center, “ The Amish are a religious group who live in the settlements in 22 states and in Ontario Canada. The oldest groups of old order Amish, about 16- to 18,000 live in Landcaster County PA. These people stress humility, family and separation from the rest of the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 537 words
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The Presentation of the Amish Community in the Film Witness - The Presentation of the Amish Community in the Film Witness In this essay I am looking at how the use of lighting, music, camera angles, tension and comedy all contributed towards highlighting the differences between the Amish community and the normal American public. I will do this by looking at these different devices that the director Peter Weir uses in the film. He uses all of the above techniques to influence the audience into seeing the Amish and American presented as direct contrasts....   [tags: Papers] 1119 words
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Amish Business Relations - Amish Business Relations The Amish are a group of people that teach separation from the outside world. A group that originated from Switzerland is centered in the United States and Canada. Their rules as a society require farming and personal simplicity as their way of life. the luxury of having electricity and telephones are not accepted in this odd way of life. Their transportation is reduced to horse and carriages as a way for them to remain simple. These old order Amish traditions are very strictly enforced....   [tags: GCSE Business Marketing Coursework] 550 words
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Amish Culture in a High Tech Society - In modern day American culture, it is probably safe to say that it is very hard, if not next to impossible for most American youth to live without communication technology. That being said, once we are introduced to and become accustomed to living with and using it, it becomes difficult to function without it. We may quickly become addicted. This is especially true with technology such as texting, Facebook, and cell phone calls being most young people’s main means of communication. With the technology industry booming, and new models of phones and computers being manufactured, marketed, and sold in mass quantities every day, it would be hard for most Americans to imagine a culture...   [tags: Dark Side of Technology 2014]
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Comparing Amish and North American Society - Comparing Amish and North American Society We can compare Amish society as seen in the movie Witness to North American society to decide which is more ideal. An ideal society is one where there is a strong sense of community among all the members. Education prepares children for life; therefore the type of education a child receives will change the society in the next generation. Although education is valued in both societies, its focus is much different. The Laws of a society reflect the values of a community, and it shows what they consider to be right and wrong....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast] 936 words
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Amish Gone Wild - Amish Gone Wild The main point of this video was to show how the lives of Amish teens are changed drastically when between the ages of 16 and 21 they are faced with a whole new lifestyle. This then leads them to face a very difficult decision. Durring the ages of 16 and 21, Amish teens are 'let lose' or able to live the life that English children live. They can move out, get their license, wear normal clothes and party on a regular basis. Then after this is over with they must make their decision, they can either continue to live the life of an English person and basically be free, or they can join the church and give their lives to God and the Amish ways....   [tags: essays research papers] 794 words
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An Ethnographic Study of Social Change in Amish Society - An Ethnographic Study of Social Change in Amish Society On March 23, 1998, I carried out an interview and field observation to confirm a previous hypothesis on Amish social change and survival. I hypothesized, based on library research and personal experience, that Amish society was not static but dynamic and affected by many factors such as economics and cultural survival. In order to check the validity of my hypothesis I arranged to spend a full Sunday (March 23, 1998), with an Amish family....   [tags: Religion Culture Heritage Papers]
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The Hallmarks of Religious Shunning - Social support withdrawn. Friendship cessation. A family disowns its own. A community turns its back. These are the hallmarks of religious shunning. Because many people have never dealt with a repressive religion, they may not understand the concept of ‘being cast out.’ A person who experiences religious shunning may suffer many turbulent emotions and phases. Many ex-followers may endure extreme disbelief and fear during their initial shunning. Similarly, shunned members may experience turmoil and extreme depression after being shunned....   [tags: turbulent emotions, amish]
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Healthcare and Religious Beliefs - In healthcare organizations, medical staff must conform to their hospital and their country’s code of conduct. Not only do they have to meet set standards, they must also take their patient into consideration. When making a decision upon a patient, medical staff must recognize religious backgrounds and spiritual beliefs. By understanding a patients’ beliefs and their belief system, a medical worker can give the patient their deserved medical assistance without overstepping boundaries or coming off as offensive....   [tags: traditonal healers, amish]
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The Clash Between Amish Culture and Modern American Culture in the Film Witness - The Clash Between Amish Culture and Modern American Culture in the Film Witness Witness is a mix of genres; it has romance, action, is part murder/detective story, and is a thriller. The aim of the director, Peter Weir, is to show the clash of cultures between the Amish and the Modern American culture. Peter Weir the director likes to place characters into an unusual situation like in this film he has a Pennsylvanian cop, John Book, having to hide and live in an Amish community....   [tags: Papers] 2129 words
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Horse as a Way of Transportation - When someone asks you to go somewhere, you may consider multiple ways of doing so. One way that might come to mind is to go by car. It is the most common way of transportation in the world today. Other ways you might consider may include walking, biking, taking a bus, airplane, or even train. One thing that does not occur to people, though, is traveling by horse. Some places in the United States, however, do still use horses in their everyday life. These places may include Amish country and other small, rural, old-fashioned societies....   [tags: amish country, horse, pony express, cars]
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Literate or Culturally Literate - To be successful in the world today literacy is vital. But what is the definition of Literacy. According to Merriam Webster it is “the quality or state of being literate”, but can it also be expanded and redefined as Culturally Literate “the ability to understand and appreciate the similarities and differences in the customs, values, and beliefs of one’s own culture the cultures of others. This essay will utilize the writings of Fishman, Mary Ann Zehr, and Jean Piaget to compare the definition of literacy by mainstream society to that of the Amish culture....   [tags: Literacy ]
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Made Up Folk Tail - Ezikeal Yoder was born in a basic Amish community some where in Pennsylvania with Amish parents that absolutely hated the Amish life style. In this town of quiltville Ezikeals parents Jacob and Olga treated him with very un-strict Amish rules they each had a little bit of different views for there son. Jacob wanted him to be live outside of the Amish community. Olga always wanted him to have a better education than work ethic. Both Jacob and Olga did agreed on wanting there son Ezikeal to make his own choices as he grew up....   [tags: essays research papers] 1098 words
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Alcoholism in Three Distinct Societies - Alcoholism in Three Distinct Societies This paper will explore the social problem of Alcoholism in three different societies around the world. Alcoholism is perhaps the most common form of drug abuse in North America today. Poet Ogden Nash was quoted as saying "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker." We will first look at Alcoholism in American society today, and also at a sub-culture within the United States, the Amish. This is a culture of people located in North America, primarily the Northeastern region of the United States....   [tags: Papers] 998 words
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Gemeinschaft vs Gesellschaft in Sociological Articles - Gemeinschaft vs Gesellschaft in Sociological Articles In the two articles Social Change Among the Amish, and The McDonaldization of Society we can clearly understand the difference between a Gemeinschaft and a Gesellschaft. The term Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft is used by Ferdinand Tonnies to analyze the two major terms in society. A Gemeinschaft is otherwise known as a "intimate community." It is used to describe the traditional type of society in which everyone knows everyone else. While a Gesellschaft is what is more common, Gemeinschaft's do exist....   [tags: Papers] 890 words
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What is a Community? - A community is established when more than two people share the same values and through time this personal connection evolves into a fellowship governed by rituals, traditions, and a particular form of communication that when taken together makes a group of individuals whether living in a specific geographical area or connected by ideals so distinct that their distinguishing marks allow them to stand out from among the crowd. They do not just believe in something like an organization but they need each other to survive and thrive....   [tags: Sociology ]
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Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult and Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult - Plain Truth and Sing You Home are novels both written by Jodi Picoult. They both have plots involving religion and how it strongly affects characters and the court cases they are subjected to. Religion is a topic addressed in the book in both a positive and negative perspective. The religions exposed are the Amish and Evangelical, which are shown to be extreme religions and have an impact on the community and the law. The positive side of the texts can be seen in some of the characters and their innocence such a Katie (Plain Truth) and Liddy (Sing You Home)....   [tags: Religion, Court Cases]
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Plain Truth and Sing You Home, by Jodi Picoult - Plain Truth and Sing You Home are novels both written by Jodi Picoult. They both have plots involving religion and how it strongly affects characters and the court cases they are subjected to. Religion is a topic addressed in the book in both positive and negative light, the religions exposed; Amish and Evangelical are shown to be extremist. The positive lighting can be seen in some of the characters and their innocence such a Katie (Plain Truth) and Liddy (Sing You Home). The negative is spread across the pages, with murder trials and anti-homosexual preaching’s....   [tags: Literary Comparison, Religion]
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Peter Weir's Witness - Peter Weir's Witness In the 1985 film witness director Peter Weir explores the sharp cultural conflicts between the old Amish society of western Pennsylvania and the modern American world of crime and violence. The main character, Philadelphia police detective John Book (played by Harrison Ford), is forced into hiding by a group of corrupt fellow officers looking for a little Amish boy (played by Lukas Haas). The boy witnesses a brutal killing and identifies the policeman who did it from a photograph on the wall at headquarters....   [tags: essays research papers] 1443 words
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Seeing as The Central Theme in the Film Wtiness - Seeing as The Central Theme in the Film Wtiness At the beginning of this essay I will state a brief summary of the plot of the film I will also define the word ' witness'. I will also be focusing on the opening scene of the film. Following to I will be focusing on the main ' witness' part of the film, the murder at Philadelphia station. As well I will be discussing the corruption of the police force. For one to understand all of this I will state a brief explanation of the Amish as well as stating interesting facts based on the Amish....   [tags: Papers] 2191 words
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Children and Technology: Growing Up in the Modern World Can Have Negative Effects on Children - Children growing up in the modern world of today would rather stay inside and play on the internet, watch television, or play video games than go outside and play. Serious repetitive strain injuries suffered after spending hours glued to game consoles is up 60% since 2002 (Par. 5 Clarke). Technology and modern society have created lifestyle changes that are detrimental to the well being of children. First, this paper will discuss the effects of technology and modern society on the physical and mental health of the children....   [tags: Technology]
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Nursing: Leininger´s Theory - Introduction Cultural competence and linguistic competence is the new trend in health care industry. What does being competent culturally and linguistically mean. The Office of Minority Health (OMH, 2013) defines cultural and linguistic competence as a set of “behavior, attitudes and policies that influence effective work in a cross cultural situation.” According to OMH (2013) culture influences how health care is delivered, received, and the final outcome. In this report the author will discuss Leininger’s theory of cultural care diversity and universality in the context of nursing practice, the social, political and ethical implication and the benefits and limitation of this theory....   [tags: culture, value, diversity, universality, nurse]
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Employment division v. Smith, 494 U.S 872 - Employment Division v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990) A rehabilitation clinic dismissed two drug rehabilitation counselors for using peyote in a religious ceremony. The two counselors, including Smith, sought unemployment benefits. Possessing peyote is a criminal offense in the State of Oregon. The rehabilitation clinic denied the counselors unemployment on grounds of misconduct. Smith filed suit again the clinic. The Oregon Supreme Court overruled the rehabilitation clinic’s verdict. The court stated that Smith’s religious use of peyote was protected under the First Amendment's freedom of religion....   [tags: legal issues, religion, supreme court]
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Two Different Worlds in film Witness - Two Different Worlds in film Witness In the film Witness we are shown the differences between the Amish community in Philadelphia, America, and the modern life of Americans. With Peter Weirs use of the camera we are shown that the Amish world is very secluded and rural compared with the modern world. We see that they are a close knit community with man living in harmony with nature. They are deeply religious who express their views and ideas openly, where as in the modern world we are shown it is a busy, materialistic place....   [tags: Papers] 1490 words
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Use of Cell Phones in Our Society - In a world that is rapidly becoming faster paced, finding various means to keep up with the changing environment is a must. Cell phones are one of the most practical inventions of time that make this possible. However, the subtle effect they have on our culture today, their invasion of our privacy, and the possible health risks they may cause are reasons to reassess the value of this intriguing device. While cell phones may be valuable, they are also potentially harmful. Cell phones are gradually affecting American culture today because they are becoming a key part of everyday life....   [tags: Communication Health Papers ]
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Sixty-Nine Cents, by Gary Shteyngart - The author Gary Shteyngart of “Sixty-Nine Cent” describes himself in a tug of war between the Russian culture of his parents and the American culture in which he wants to be a part of. At the age of seven, Gary Shteyngart and his family immigrated to the United States from Russia. When he was fourteen, his family and other Russian immigrant made a trip to Florida to see Disneyland. He describes “the ride over the MacArthur Causeway to Miami Beach was my real naturalization ceremony”( Shteyngart 103)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Comparing and Contrasting Yoder with Ginsburg - Comparing and Contrasting Yoder with Ginsburg At face value, the cases of Yoder and Ginsburg appear quite different to me. After all, one deals with an Amish parent who took her children out of highschool for religious reasons and the other case deals with a Luncheonette owner who sold a 16 year old boy “questionable materials”. While each case deals on its own with differing state laws and statutes, they come together in the effort to answer the question; how much authority does the state possess over other people’s children....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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A Stitch in Time - Quilting has different meanings for different people, but all quilts have a unique appearance and tradition. “What makes art is its life – pulsing and shining with the energy and intentions of its creator. The art of quilting glows with a respect for all generations that have come before – putting thread, needle, and cloth together with vision and love” (Wilson 7). Starting out in antiquity as a necessity and a work of art, quilting has changed over time, but it is still practiced in a myriad of cultures around the world....   [tags: Arts, Quilting] 1371 words
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Shakers - Amish Documentary I. Title: The Amish Date: 12/23/04 Time: 12:30 Library: West Linn Public Library II. I have heard very little of the Amish people. I always seem to hear jokes made about them and conversations about how crazy they are for not using electricity. I decided that I actually wanted to learn about them to test the validity of the comments I hear. III. Besides the fact that Amish where black, flat hats and don’t use electricity, I know nothing about the Amish....   [tags: essays research papers] 819 words
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Connecting to Islam Through My Native American Roots - Logically, I cannot understand how the followers of any religion can have such unwavering blind faith in religious texts and practices and not question any corruption or contradictions. It seems the majority of true believers trade their critical thinking skills for exchange of feeling of belonging to the group, becoming the metaphorical and literal sheep. One of my favorite quotes was on plaque in my high school junior year history class that read, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It is my belief that religious people do not remember corrupt leadership of the past and keep repeating the same mistakes in following the same leadership style over and over, like...   [tags: Religion, Culture]
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