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Idol Culture and East Asia - From celebrity endorsed product advertisements to Reality Television programs on cosmetic surgery, the commercialized nature of ‘Idol culture’ has become crucial in reforming beauty ideals and perceptions of masculinity and femininity amongst mainstream society in East Asia. Due to the drastic popularity of South Korean Idol groups both nationally and throughout East Asia including China, Japan and Taiwan women and men have been increasingly more exposed to sexualized imagery of ‘desirable’ bodies (Epstein and Joo 2012)....   [tags: Reality Television Programs, Cosmetic Surgery]
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Oprah Gail Winfrey Is an Idol to Many - ... A few months later, her mother died from a cocaine overdose. Due to several kinds of abuse, Oprah ran away from home when she was thirteen years old, and a year after she got pregnant. Her newborn son died shortly after. A little later in her life, she got a full scholarship to Tennessee State University, a historically black institution, where she studied communication. Oprah Winfrey has not only had an affect on African Americans, but the whole world. She is the only person to ever appear on nine different editions of Forbes magazine....   [tags: african american, education, activist] 518 words
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Hidetoshi Nakata - A Japanese National Idol - He is one of the most successful exports from Asia; in fact, he has opened many opportunities for Asian soccer players to play overseas. For nine years, he’s made himself a single most recognizable soccer player from Japan or even Asia has ever produced. But few truly know the man behind the mask; he is a sport superstar, who took Japanese soccer and Asian soccer to the worlds stage. A national idol, whose website can draw “fifteen million hits in a single day”(1). A fashion icon, noted for his sharp fashion sense and sharper haircut....   [tags: Professional Athletes] 808 words
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Helen Keller: An Idol to Deaf People? - ... J. Julian Chisolm, an eye doctor, whom she contacted for help. She ended up bringing Helen to Baltimore, Maryland to meet Dr. Chisolm, in which he gave her a full examination. He determined that her deafness and blindness couldn’t be helped but his next advice to the Keller family would ultimately led Helen Keller to becoming the most famous eye and ear patient who ever lived. It was through his advice that the Keller family introduced Helen to Dr. Alexander Graham Bell. At the time, he was highly regarded as being an advocate committed to improving the education of deaf people through visible speech....   [tags: disability, adovcate, communication] 2976 words
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American Idol: The American Dream or the American Exploitation? - In spring of ’09, I won Liberty High School’s most likely to become the next American Idol. Receiving the award-winning T-Shirt in front of the whole graduating class was a great honor. However, I never envisioned reality television in my future; especially not a show with Judge Simon Cowel’s vain insults. Fox’s American Idol phenomenon still soars high a decade after its initial premiere in 2002. The remains popular even with Cowel retired. 29.3 million viewers, 21% more than the previous season, tuned in to hear Ryan Seacrest announce the winner of the tenth and latest season of American Idol....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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The Plague of Pop Idol - The Plague of Pop Idol Pro V advert. The boys are equally handsome, with unnaturally toned chests, slick back highlighted hair and bulges in their trousers big enough to make any woman smile. The sad fact is they are all very pleasing to the eye, but very few actually have any talent at all. The teenagers of today watch these men and women prancing about looking airbrushed and perfect and then strive to copy them (a task which is impossible most of the time)....   [tags: Papers] 465 words
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Idol Worship in Today's Society - What is idol worship. There are many answers one might have to this question. Idol worship is anything that comes between a worshiper and God. It is anything that someone gives power or status to. Idol worship is the perishable while God is the imperishable. Arrogance towards God appears in the form of idol worship. In his writings, Muhammad says "I am forbidden to serve your idols, now that clear proofs have been given me from my Lord." (726) In our society, fashion, fame, sex, wealth, status, TV, computers, and cars could all be considered idols....   [tags: Religion] 521 words
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From Huck Finn as Idol and Target, by Jonathan Arac - I do not remember a time in my life when I was unaware of the existence of Huckleberry Finn. It feels as if he has always been, like a famous historical ancestor you are proudly reminded of at family gatherings. You can recite the major feats of their legendary tale but when you finally research the details of their history, you realize that it is in fact much different than what your relatives have told you over the years. American critics have applied this type of familial reverence to Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn....   [tags: Huckleberry Finn Essays]
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Thoughts on Idol Worship - The concept of God, gods, and goddesses in Hinduism is such a complex kaleidoscope of philosophies and origins it would be futile to admit of any simple explanation. In the same nature, we see the vast numbers of idols that have come to represent it. Throughout the ages God has been transformed into countless forms in the Hindu pantheon. He/She has been sculpted, painted, aniconicized into symbols and has been represented in nature. However, in doing so, many believe that Hindus have unknowingly transformed the religion into polytheistic form, as one Indian theist states, " (That) polytheism sways the men of this religion (Hinduism)..." (Kapoor 61)....   [tags: Papers] 2031 words
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American Idol - American Idol “That rendition was impressive, but you do not look like an American Idol; however, we will give you one more chance. Welcome to Hollywood!” A person with a mediocre voice that is not stunningly attractive would have a harder time advancing to Hollywood on American Idol. As the judges say, an American Idol should be a distinct person with an exceptionally fantastic voice. Culture is the training or refining of intellectual faculties and the way of life for a particular people. My goal will be to critique the ideal of image on American Idol and discuss how people may or may not get though based on looks alone....   [tags: Cheathouse Essays] 892 words
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A Speech on Why Pop Idol Corrupts Society - A Speech on Why Pop Idol Corrupts Society I have come to talk to you today about the harmful effects of watching ‘Pop Idol’. I am aware that many of you have probably seen one or two episodes of the programme; maybe some of you watch it most weeks. I suspect there are a few avid fans of the programme in this room that wouldn’t dare miss 2 minutes of it. Now all of you seem pretty bright and switched on to me so why would you want to watch people who can’t sing prancing about trying to make money quick by being talent less....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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The Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal Lecter, American Idol - The Silence of the Lambs - Hannibal Lecter, American Idol Few modern horror movies have matched the critical acclaim of Jonathan Demme's 1991 The Silence of the Lambs, featuring Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the cannibal psychiatrist. The film, along with Alfred Hitchock's Psycho (1960), is one of few horror/suspense films accepted by movie critics as one of the best American films ever produced. However, as the trilogy of movies in the Hannibal Lecter series progressed, many feared that the character would become commercialized, as he has in many ways....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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A Remarkable Man, My Idol, My Grandfather - A Remarkable Man, My Idol, My Grandfather Dr. Benre’s comments: Marty paints a telling portrait of her step-grandfather, but never relies merely on telling the reader. Small anecdotes about her grandfather, as well as some of his habits, gave Marty’s story a much more powerful presentation that it would have if she had simply told the readers that he was neat and kind. More importantly, she maintains a significance to her story which travels from beginning to end. She uses her story to play on emotions without crossing the line into melodrama and makes a telling point in her conclusion....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 907 words
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Reality T.V. Shows and the Death of Intelligence - Admit it, we all have a favorite reality show and they aren’t always the most decent to watch. Reality television is a type of television programming that documents unscripted situations and actual happenings. There are many different shows about many different topics. Although several televised reality shows focus on positive topics and can be encouraging, many others broadcast illicit behavior, sexual activity, fighting, and profane language. Why are they shown if they’re so horrific, you may ask....   [tags: american idol, reality television]
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Adventures of Chris McCandless in Jon Krakauer’s Book, Into the Wild - ... When in reality is many people’s proud homes. Not to mention how inconsiderate McCandless was for just poaching a moose, one of Alaska’s prime animals with the intention of eating it and then just leaving it there to rot, neglecting it’s importance and leaving it to die. Not to mention the effect his crazy stunt has left. Many people after learning about his story had, what they would call, an epiphany. Claiming that Chris had the right idea with what he stood for and they want to follow in his footsteps....   [tags: Alaska, suicide, idol]
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Icons, Iconoclasm, and the Lack of Effect in Western Europe - The idea of an icon, which represents a figure, has thrived since the creation of the Jewish Torah, or what the Christians call the Old Testament. Icons came in many shapes and sizes to demonstrate stories from both the Old and New Testament. However, sometimes the use of icons was abused by world leaders with their people. Over time, some groups believed icons benefited the survival of their religion, although others thought to misuse the icon, since people worshipped it for qualities it did not have....   [tags: Religious Symbols, Idol Worship]
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The Most Damaging Idol of the Tribe - Idols of the tribe do the most damage to man’s outlook of the world: man tends to make decision’s based on his emotions rather than logic, man clings to his first impressions, and man often twists facts to support those impressions. Idols of the tribe do the most damage to man’s outlook of the world because man tends to make decision’s based on his emotions rather than logic. Man tends to do things without thinking of the consequences. For example, one kill’s his or her mother because of they were angry of how they treated them as a child....   [tags: idols, religion, ]
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The Battle of Gibeah and Micah's Idol - ... Her values, like Micah’s, are not in line with God’s. She blesses him and the hires a silversmith to make her son idols, a clear sin against God, and he keeps them. The mother doesn’t condemn her son because she is as much of a thief as he is. In 17:3 she says, “I wholly dedicate the silver from my hand to the Lord for my son to make a graven image and a molten image; now therefore, I will return them to you.” however, in the very next verse she only gives 200 pieces of the silver. So, she kept 900 pieces of the silver that she just said he was giving “wholly.” There is a bit of a mystery of what happened to the additional 900 pieces but I think it’s safe to assume that she keeps it for...   [tags: Book of Judges, Hebrew Bible] 674 words
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American Reality Television Music Competitions. - Something that is really famous especially in the United States are the Reality Music Competitions. This essay is about The X Factor, The American Idol, and The Voice. The X Factor USA was created by Simon Cowell. The show consists of four main stages. It all starts with the auditions. Any person or band can audition, and if at least half of the judges say yes, then the person goes to next stage, but if they say no, the contestant goes home. The next stage is the bootcamp. There, they compete against other contestants....   [tags: x factor, american idol, the voice]
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The Defeat of Civilization in William Golding´s Lord of the Flies - ... We began well; we were happy. And then—. Then people started getting frightened [of the beast]” (88-89). The boys’ fear of the Beast begins to separate them from civilization and exhibits the original loss of the boys’ civil behavior. Soon after, the boys—as a whole—start to suppose that “maybe there is a beast [living on the island]” (95). Their consideration of the Beast’s existence demonstrates the progression of their—already existent—fear. In short, the Beast that had started off as a joke now represents a fear that is growing within the group, and symbolizes the impact that fear originally has on civilization....   [tags: beast, fear, idol, creature, sacrifices] 674 words
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Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks - ... Rosa’s mother was a schoolteacher and her father was a carpenter. When Rosa was old enough to go to school she went to Montgomery Industrial School for girls. At the age of fifteen Rosa graduated from All African American Booker T. Washington High School in 1928. Rosa also attended Alabama State College for a short time. Going along with Rosa’s writing skills, she spoke to the public very well. From the time she was in school even to the time of her old age of 88, Parks was still giving public speeches, and receiving awards....   [tags: alabama, idol, equality, african americans] 570 words
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The Death of an Idol - When I was young, my mom took me along everywhere. At least once a month, we would travel to Oregon to visit my Aunt Kathy. I would go to the dark and creepy basement to play with my cousins, Carly and Marni. Together, we usually played with little Carebear figurines. I started to grow close to my cousins, especially Carly, even though she was seven years older than me. Her kindness made me feel warm and welcome. Though she got older, it seemed that I never grew. I always looked up to her and her dedication to everything....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1157 words
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Every Little Girl’s Idol - For sure, little girls more often than not are prone to fantasize about their future and how they will turn out to be when they’re grown up. The future for each little girl is a world full of challenges, surprises and expectations, not to mention fear and excitement. In other words, the future is not yet seen in a girl’s mind but, she wants to get a glimpse of it, that is why, playing with dolls and girly items are a little girl’s attempts to fantasize or at least get an idea of what she will look like in the future....   [tags: Marketing ]
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Stay Tuned: Reality Television Domination - Whether it is through internet usage, newspaper articles, or everyday communication, society has been exposed to reality television shows. With television stations clamoring for higher ratings, promotional techniques stretch wide and far. Advertisements plaster public buildings, radio stations fill airwaves with popular cast interviews, and even local news channels make it a point to mention particularly sensational occurrences. The seemingly endless variety of topics in which reality shows are based provides appeal to a previously unprecedented audience....   [tags: Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, American Idol]
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An Analysis of Arvind Kejriwal’s Communication Strategy - Arvind Kejriwal’s has become the idol for every citizen of India who wishes to fight against the injustices of the government. He has stood up as a person who is always there for the common man of India to get them the rights in the society that they deserve. To make such an image of himself, Arvind Kejriwal has gone to extremes from sitting for protests on the road every other day to trying to burst the bubble about the corrupt and uselessness of the already well-established politicians like Narendra Modi and Sonia Gandhi, in front of the media in various conferences, interviews and media talk shows....   [tags: Government Injustice, India, Idol, Human Rights]
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Michael Jackson: The King of Reinvention - Michael Jackson: The King of Reinvention If you look in your copy of Webster's English Dictionary under the I's, you will find the definition for the word 'icon.' An icon is simply an 'image or representation of one who is the object of great attention or devotion; an idol' (Webster's 90). Skipping a few words down, you can find that an idol is 'an image used as an object of worship' It takes much to be worshiped. Throughout time, America's pop-culture has been filled with icons of each generation, such as Babe Ruth or Elvis Presley....   [tags: Music Icon Idol Jackson Essays]
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BILLY IDOL - BORN: November 30, 1955, Middlesex, England Most of you will probably know that our ‘Great American Rocker ‘ is originally from England. He was born William Michael Albert Broad on Nov 30th 1955, in Stanmore, Middx. When he was just 3 years old, his father moved the family to the USA, in the hope of what Billy describes as ‘finding the American dream’. They settled in Long Island, New York, but after about 4 years, Mr. Broad decided that perhaps it wasn’t the ‘promised land’ after all & they returned to the UK....   [tags: essays research papers] 867 words
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Mythology and How It Affects Society - Mythology has been used in a multitude of ways since the beginnings of civilization as it provided mankind explanation for natural occurrences: harvest time and the changing of the seasons, natural disasters: earthquakes and storms, and life events: birth and death, but was also used to simply provide entertainment. Another huge role that mythology played a part in was the explanation of how the earth and all its people were created and why. This formed the structure for many societies as they could attain some kind of understanding as to what was happening in the world around them....   [tags: greek, civilization, idol, god]
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Giving ‘Meaning’ to My Life - The extempore competition held on 27 January, 2011 was different from all other competitions I ever participated.It was because of the topic,that was bestowed upon me by my luck that day,”True meaning of life”. Before that day I never had a serious thought on the crucial question - ‘what is the true meaning or purpose of my life?’But now it required an answer and I had only 240 seconds to prepare my speech.I decided to say whatever that came to my mind and to my surprise,I ended up saying like this-“I don’t know what is the meaning of our life.But each of us have meaning and we bring it to life.I believe we all can give ‘Meaning’ to our lives by doing something that will make at-least few pe...   [tags: poverty, environment, voluntary, idol] 1292 words
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The Creation and Use of Figurines and Idols - In the days of ancient Israel, Figurines and Idols were very important for the religious aspect of daily life. As evidenced by the findings at sites like Beer Sheba and the Bull site, these idols were very widespread in their use. Likely all the cults that existed at the time used them in one form or another. Therefore, studying their construction and use would be important. The construction of these idols is interesting on its own. The book details the process of creating a wooden idol, which was taken from Isaiah 44: 12-17....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Heroes versus Idols - Today, heroes and idols are seen as almost one in the same, but there are major differences between the two. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely regarded as a hero not only to African Americans, but to the world as well. American Idol contestants are seen as heroes as well, but on a smaller scale. By Definition, a hero is “a man (occas. woman) generally admired or acclaimed for great qualities or achievements in any field,” according to the Oxford Dictionary (OED def. 3A.). Whereas an idol by definition is “a person so adored,” (OED def....   [tags: Martin Luther King, African Americans]
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Carrie Underwood: A Brief Biography - ... Along with sports, Carrie sang the National Anthem regularly for her school. She had the second best grades in the class of 2001. Teachers described Carrie as sweet, smart, and shy. (samples.sainsburysebooks.com) “After high school, I pretty much gave up on my dream of singing. I had reached a point in my life where I had to be practical and prepare for my future in the ‘real world’”. (Carrieunderwood.com) So, Carrie attended Northeastern State University collage for journalism. On May of 2006 Carrie graduated with Mass Communications and Journalism....   [tags: notorious country singers]
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How One Opportunity Can Change Your Life Forever - Who would have ever thought that this average young woman would be living her dreams. Carrie Underwood, a farm girl from Checotah, Oklahoma, has become one of the greatest female country music stars of all time. Carrie was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on March 10, 1983. Her parents were Steve and Carole Underwood, and two sisters, Shanna and Stephanie. They were a very close-knit family. Both parents wanted to make every effort to give their daughters a loving home to grow up in. All three girls grew up with strong moral values and attended a Baptist church regularly....   [tags: Music, Carrie Underwood] 1364 words
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How the Prophet Muhammad Spread Islam - ... The first believers to join the religion were Khadija (Prophet's wife) and Ali (Family relative) (Asfaruddin). Convincing the people to join Islam was not simply by preaching. The prophet simply showed humanity towards others and went by the rules of the Quran, which were basically done in a very non-harming way. The prophet always showed good manners towards others, no matter what their religion or race was. The reason for the prophet going by the Quran was because he had sworn to do what Allah had told him to....   [tags: Muslim history] 766 words
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God and the Caducity of Being: Jean-Luc Marion and Edith Stein on Thinking God - God and the Caducity of Being: Jean-Luc Marion and Edith Stein on Thinking God ABSTRACT: Jean-Luc Marion claims that God must no longer be thought of in terms of the traditional metaphysical category of Being, for that reduces God to an all too human concept which he calls "Dieu." God must be conceived outside of the ontological difference and outside of the question of Being itself. Marion urges us to think of God as love. We wish to challenge Marion’s claim of the necessity to move au-delà de l’être by arguing that Marion presents a very limited understanding of Being: he interprets the Being of God as causa sui....   [tags: Philosophical Philosophy God Papers]
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Ancient Greek and Roman Art Styles in the Renaissance - ... Italy was the epicenter of the Renaissance and many famous Renaissance artisans and inventors came from Italy. Sandro Botticelli was a painter and started painting at the age of 5 when he became the apprentice to Florentine painter Fra Filippo Lippi. Sandro’s legacy was in his paintings that featured figures from Greek and Roman mythology such as Venus (goddess of love). A Renaissance Idol is a person with dexterity in their profession, is very unique and creative and is always thinking of new zany ideas....   [tags: Sandro Boticelli, greek, middle ages] 622 words
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Controversy over Entertainment Contracts for Young Artisits - ... “Once trainees have successfully stuck out these tough years, many have made an instant hit as they debuted...” (Lee) Many of the entertainers do end up losing the fire and ambition after a while in the industry. It is up to them on how they want to face it. They could take another route in the industry and break into different markets in the world instead of staying in their home country. Or they could leave it all and attempt to live a normal life. With many of the idols debuting at a young age, many of them develop a different dream as they promote as idols Long contracts can take a toll on many idols....   [tags: training, idols, power] 1464 words
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The Potential of Product Placement - Profit is the bottom line for merchandising. It is often the same thing for television programming. The common denominator for this has been commercials. However, technology has made it possible to allow the viewer to skip those commercials. Some options such as DVR, Hulu, and Netflix do not necessarily even include the commercials. These innovations needed to have a counter response from advertisers. An idea to keep the product front and center was product placement. Products are incorporated into the actual television show....   [tags: commercials, film E.T.]
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History of The Annavaram Temple - ... He told him to trace it and sanctify it again. That villager informed this very fact to Sri Raja I.V.Ramanarayanam, the then landlord of Gorsa and Kirlampudi estates. The landlord with the help of villagers acted accordingly and found the idol underneath a tree on the hill. They performed the main rituals and installed it at a little higher place from where it was found in the year 1891 AD. This place is now known as the Sravana Suddha Vidiya. CONSTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE The main temple was constructed on the Ratnagiri hill with a soothing view of Bay of Bengal (15 km away) on one side and row of Eastern Ghats on the other side....   [tags: lord meruvu, visitors] 800 words
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Teenage Dream: Katy Perry - Everyone at one point in his or her life experienced or is experiencing being a teenager. A period of insecurity and self-doubt, the teenage years have us begging someone to inspire, entertain, agree with, and shock us. Many teenagers today find their inspiration in music and in specific artists, such as Katy Perry. Katy Perry plays the role of a teen-idol on stage, producing songs of empowerment and living in the moment that both teenagers and adults desire to hear. However, Katy Perry has not always been such a mainstream source of inspirational and upbeat music....   [tags: contemporary pop singers]
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The Unique Hindu Gods - ... It may be easier for a beginning practitioner to focus on that Murti for concentration or understanding of the religion, but as you progress in your studies and become more focused on the true meaning of that Murti, you will then look past that idol. At the core of Hinduism there is a holy trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The supreme God, who is also referred too as the creator, is Brahma. Vishnu is referred to as the preserver and Shiva the destroyer. Brahma had four mind born sons and nine sons that were born from his body....   [tags: polytheism, religion, vedic] 886 words
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Comparing The Opening Scene In Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Tomorrow Never Dies - Comparing The Opening Scene In Raiders Of The Lost Ark and Tomorrow Never Dies 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' and 'Tomorrow Never Dies' are both action films with a similar theme. Both films are about good fighting evil. The heroes have many similarities and differences. 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is targeted at any age, its certificate PG. 'Tomorrow Never Dies' is targeted at twelve years onwards and is a certificate 12. Both films may appeal more to teenage males who may look up to Indiana Jones and James Bond because they are good looking men who have exciting, action filled jobs and they want to be like them....   [tags: Papers] 1884 words
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Taking a Closer Look At Your Personal Ministry - ... Hostetler talks about a topic that I am so familiar with called the, “Microwave Mentality” (ch. 6), defined as the necessity to have things done instantaneously. What convicted me about this chapter was how the need for speed actually compressed my ability to truly worship God. I also found this to be interesting as this trepidation has permutated in just about all characteristics of my life. Rick Newman writes blogs for US News. In his blog, “Lose the Microwave Mentality”, Newman says, “Microwave ovens have been heating leftovers and popping popcorn for a generation, a daily bit of wizardry that makes waiting for anything seem obsolete....   [tags: God, microwave mentality, savior]
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Comparing and Contrasting Paganism to Christianity - With the creation of the Christian religion followers of it obtained peace and tried their best to avoid the impurities of the world, interestingly enough, these “worldly” impurities consume the religion that is Paganism, which Christianity is heavily based off of. As time has progressed mankind has always searched for their purpose. Religion is often used to help one discover their ultimate purpose and give them guidelines to live a pure life by that may be amorphous without spiritual guidance....   [tags: christian religion, impurities]
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Taking a Look at the Crusades - ... Of course they did not admit to “worshipping” the pope because in the bible it says, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above..." Basically meaning, do not worship anyone or anything other than god. There are many more biblical references I could make to prove this statement; although it is all personal interpretation, you cannot deny certain interpretations of the bible because some are very obvious. The pope is clearly an image, or idol to followers of Catholicism; it is the biggest difference between Catholic people and Protestants....   [tags: medieval history, Christianity] 1268 words
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How Heroes Influence Today’s Youth - In the early years of a person’s life several different factors influence their decisions and actions, but no more than that of a hero. A hero (n.d), according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is a person who is greatly admired. Which leads to appreciation and the want or need to emulate such a person. Thus leading to the transformation of a hero to a role model. A role model can be anybody that others want to imitate. A person susceptible to encouragement may choose to mirror such a chosen idol....   [tags: teenagers, model, clothing styles]
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The Temples of Pune - The city of Pune is famous for the temples. Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is one of the noteworthy temples in the city. It is one of the oldest temples as well. It was built in the year 1774. The temple is a holy shrine of Lord Narasimha and His wife Goddess Lakshmi. Where is it located. The Laksmi Narasimha temple is located in the Sadashiv Peth. As you come in from the Swargate station from the Tilak Road and reach the famous shopping centre called Grahak Peth, a right turn towards Sadashiv Peth will take you to the Lakshmi Narasimha Temple....   [tags: Travel] 836 words
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Let Me Be Frank - Frank Sinatra career spanned six generations; Bill Zehme quite profoundly stated “Where the action wasn’t he [Sinatra] wouldn’t be” (30). He defined a time with playboy style and swagger that created great admiration that endures to this day. He has been idolized and mimicked by very successful entertainers in their own right; which shows the impact left from this icon. He came from Hoboken, New Jersey which through social segregation and prejudice put an edge on his character. He was an arrogant, self centered bad boy that oozed with talent....   [tags: Biography ]
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