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The Evolution of Calvinist Thought and Practice - The Evolution of Calvinist Thought and Practice The spirit of Zwinglianism reached its fullest development in the theology, political theories, and ecclesiastic thought of John Calvin (1509-1564). Perhaps even more so than Martin Luther, Calvin created the patterns and thought that would dominate Western culture throughout the modern period....   [tags: Papers] 1124 words
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The Doctrine of the Indefinite Terms in the Ancient Commentators of Aristotle - The Doctrine of the Indefinite Terms in the Ancient Commentators of Aristotle ABSTRACT: The ancient commentaries on Aristotle's Peri Hermeneias (De Interpretatione) give us important elements to understand more clearly some difficult passages of this treatise. In the case of the indefinite names and verbs (i.e. 'not-man', and 'does not recover', respectively), these commentaries reveal a doctrine which explains not only the nature of the indefinites, but also why Aristotle introduces these kinds of term in Peri Hermeneias....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Hypatia - Hypatia was born in Alexandria, Egypt in the year 370 A.D. She was the daughter of a mathematician Theon. At the time of Hypatia's birth, he was a professor of mathematics at the University of Alexandria. He then became solely dedicated to producing the perfect human being. He taught Hypatia as much of his own knowledge of mathematics as possible. Theon also strived to have Hypatia be completely well-rounded by keeping her on a strict diet and exercise routine. She would row, swim, ride horses, and rock climb in order to have a healthy body....   [tags: World History] 513 words
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Interpretation Paper for 1 John 5:13-21 - When contrasting First John to Second and Third John, you notice how First John lacks the typical stylistic features of a letter. However, the genre of First John is an epistle. This outstanding book joins twenty other letters in the New Testament. First John is probably best regarded as a written sermon or pastoral address. Walt Russell gives us clear principles when reading and interpreting an epistle. He states the following steps: read the whole epistle in one setting the get the big idea of the letter and its main contours, think in terms of the paragraphs being the main units of thought, knowing the structure of epistles helps you know where you are in the letter, and do some background reading in order to understand better the epistle’s main concerns and its historical and cultural setting....   [tags: Scripture Analysis]
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Eleven 7 vs FIFA2004 - Eleven 7 vs FIFA2004 Koreans are never going to forget what happened in the summer of 2002. The South Korean soccer team entered the world cup semifinals. Prior to this, the South Koreans had never passed the first round. The Koreans became the first Asian team to make the semifinals in the world cup. Since that time, I have enjoyed playing soccer related games. Because I like to play video games I spend a lot of time playing two soccer games for PlayStation2 (PS2). They are Winning Eleven 7 (WE7) and FIFA 2004, which are two of the most popular soccer games ever....   [tags: Soccer Video Games Essays] 881 words
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Origins of World War II - Origins of World War II World War II was much more than battles, statistics, politics, and opinions. The things that contributed to its beginning, what happened during the war, and the effects of the war are still being debated and discussed. Patrick Finney assembles some of the best writings for a number of subjects relating to World War II. First the reader is introduced to the basic views, where they originated, and why they are still discussed today. The truth is, even fifty years after the end of the war, it is still very much part of our lives....   [tags: World War II History] 937 words
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The Main Controversies of Medieval Thought in the 12th and 13th Centuries - The Main Controversies of Medieval Thought in the 12th and 13th Centuries The twelfth and thirteenth centuries were a time of great controversy for medieval scholars. New systems of thought were being developed and implemented that challenged the accepted teachings of the church. Some fought to preserve tradition, others fought to destroy it, while still others sought to find a common ground between the two. The greatest controversy of the times, it can be said, was that of faith and reason....   [tags: Papers] 1044 words
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Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Inca de la Vega - William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, writer and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwrights of all time in the world. No other writer’s plays, such as Macbethand Romeo and Juliet, have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. He is generally considered to be both the greatest dramatist in the world, and the best poet who has written in the English language. Many explanations can be given for Shakespeare’s talent and fame....   [tags: William Shakespeare 2014] 631 words
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Flannery O’Connor’s use of the Protagonist - Flannery O’Connor’s use of the Protagonist Flannery O’Connor’s use of the protagonist in the three stories “Everything That Rises Must Converge”, “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, and “Revelation” are all expressed through characters that do not fit the typical protagonist mold. As you will see the three protagonists have many similarities. Mrs. Turpin and Julian’s mothers similarities are out in the open and easy to recognize. On the other hand the grandmother’s similarities are more subdued, but she does share them with the other women....   [tags: essays research papers] 563 words
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The Role of Women in Society - The Role of Women in Society Women are important in our society. Every woman has her own job or duty in this modern society in which men are still the 'strongest gender';. We can´t forget that women´s life is a lot more complicated than a man´s life. A woman has to take care of her own personal life and if she is a mother , she has to take care also about her children´s life too. Marriaged women have lots of worries and believe it or not , they carry out a more stressfull life than marriaged men....   [tags: Women Females Society Essays] 502 words
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Danny Saunders: Silence Made Him Stronger - Danny Saunders is a Hasidic boy with a brilliant mind, kind and compassionate heart, who struggles between his desire for secular knowledge and his escaping from his inherited position as eventual leader of Hasidic religious as a tzaddik. Danny comes from a very strict Hasidic background. He is the son of Reb Saunders who became a rabbi in Russia and leads his followers to America to live a better life and no one would treat them different then other religious people. Danny attends a yeshiva school established by his father....   [tags: silence, summary,] 1503 words
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Julius Caesar - 1. Early life Julius Caesar was born on July 13, 100 B.C. Though he was a descendent of the oldest patrician family, Julius Caesar grew up in a very poor district of Rome called Subura. As a child, he studied martial arts, history, and law (“Julius Caesar”). At the age of seventeen, Julius married Cornelia, the daughter of Luciussulla, who was a dictator of Rome. Because Luciussulla did not approve of the marriage, he tried to force the two to divorce, but they both refused. Julius Caesar studied philosophy and oratory in Greece....   [tags: Biography]
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Scottsboro Boys Trial Comparison - The text that provides the best commentary is Harper Lee’s, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. Both ‘Dry September’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ are loosely based on the Scottsboro Trial; ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is the better commentary. This is for three reasons, the crime that both accused were charged with and the outcomes, the prejudice that the jury has in both cases, and the discrepancy and integrity of the alleged victims. Nevertheless the reasons articulate for a strong forefront for the better commentary of, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 964 words
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The Philippine News Media - The Philippine news media today is at a state where they seem to be more and more fearless on their commentary and more vigilant in their society. Significant events, like the infamous Maguindanao massacre, where 57 people, including 34 journalists have been slain, and the recently concluded 2010 Philippine elections, where our nation opened another chapter as we inaugurated our 15th President in Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, the Filipino people has grown immense awareness in the status of our country....   [tags: Media] 942 words
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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth - ... The student must try to keep the form of the text so it can be translated into understandable English. The authors name this formal equivalence (41). The functional equivalence is to keep the meaning of the original language and to put the words into the normal way of saying the words in English (41). The authors deal with problem areas of the Bible including: weights, measures, money, euphemisms, vocabulary, wordplay, grammar, and matters of gender (43-51). Fee and Stuart close the chapter helping the student choose a translation....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Gordon D. Fee, Douglas Stuart] 2579 words
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The Influence of Chekhov and Ibsen on Singapore Theatre - ... There are other similarities between the two theatres. Chekhov’s and Ibsen’s constant critique of society in their plays pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable as theatre in their era. When Ibsen’s Ghosts was first staged, the audience was scandalised. To them, the mere mention of venereal disease would have been outrageous, but Ibsen had gone even further, showing that no one, even those who followed society’s standards of morality. Singaporean playwrights push boundaries, too. Today, these are not just boundaries not set by society, but also by the government, through censorship....   [tags: Theater ]
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Comparing Television and Internet News Coverage of the Haiti Earthquake - Screaming, praying, and crying for help, the people of Haiti were in a state of panic on Tuesday afternoon, January 12, 2010 at 4:53 P.M. An earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.0, left the Haitians homeless, desolate, and in prayer. The story was everywhere; from news channels to local newspapers, but it wasn’t enough to satisfy my hunger for knowledge. This impulsive interest made me want to know more about this catastrophe; thus, I went on the internet to the New York Times website. The internet informed me with more than what I wanted to know....   [tags: media, haiti earthquake, news] 673 words
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Thoreau's Journey to Find the Simple Life - Simple is the way of life that transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau advocated as the most fulfilling of all. Although sometimes irrational, Thoreau wanted a life that was more closely connected with nature in comparison with the majority of a rapidly industrializing America. He favored a more agrarian approach rather than a mechanized form of work and production, for that he believed was alienating man from his roots. Walden, one of Thoreau’s most famous commentaries on such a lifestyle, puts his ideology in perspective as he trod the forests of Concord, Massachusetts near Walden Pond....   [tags: Literary Review] 552 words
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The Achievements of Saint Thomas Aquainas - Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1272) is fundamentally an Aristotelian, and for some, one of the greatest philosophers, and one of the best theologians. His theological writings became regulative of the Catholic Church and his commentaries on Aristotle, represents a great cultural resource, which are now receiving a greater recognition. As a very catholic man, he tried to prove the existence of God. But How. Thomas Aquinas recognized that there were people who doubted the existence of God. Because to them logic did not allow or explain His existence....   [tags: theology, philosophy, biography] 631 words
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Napoleon and Caesar - Napoleon and Caesar Napoleon Bonaparte's success as a military leader and conqueror can also be seen in another great leader, Julius Caesar. Both Napoleon and Caesar achieved great glory by bringing their countries out of turmoil. It was Caesar, that Napoleon modeled himself after, he wanted to be as great, if not greater than Caesar. Looking to the past, Napoleon knew what steps to take in order to achieve success Napoleon devoured books on the art of war. Volume after volume of military theory was read, analyzed and criticized....   [tags: European Europe History] 1843 words
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The Concept of Transcendence in Heidegger - The Concept of Transcendence in Heidegger ABSTRACT: The history of Heideggerian commentaries confront us with a string of parallel concepts: metaphysics and theology, onto-theology and Christian theology, thought and faith, Being and God, and so on. It should also be noted that these different dual concepts have served, in various ways, several strategies for the interpretation of Heidegger. These various strategies are summarized as follows: the relation between philosophy and theology in the thought of Heidegger is threefold and should be read to the rhythm of his thinking according to the themes of facticity and transcendence....   [tags: God Religion Theology Essays]
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Rhetoric, Paideia and the Phaedrus - Rhetoric, Paideia and the Phaedrus ABSTRACT: Some of the notorious interpretive puzzles of the Phaedrus arise from reading it in terms of a static version of mimesis; hence, the concerns about its apparent failure to enact its own norms and the status of its own self-commentaries. However, if the dialogue is read in the light of the more dynamic model of a perfectionist paideia — that is, Plato’s portrayal of Socrates as attempting to woo Phaedrus to philosophy (with only partial success) is itself a rhetorical attempt to woo the appropriate reader — then many of the puzzles fall into place as part of the rhetorical strategy....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Alfarabi And Aristotle: The Four Causes And The Four Stages Of The Doc - Alfarabi and Aristotle: The Four Causes and The Four Stages of The Doctrine of The Intelligence Alfarabi was raised as a young boy in Baghdad. His early life was spent studying the art of linguistics, philosophy, and logic. His teachers were Syrian Christians experts in Greek philosophy. He studied Aristotle and Plato in detail, and it became evident in his later writings that they were a strong influence on him. He became quite a prolific writer, and he wrote more than 100 works, many of which have unfortunately been lost including his a lot of his commentaries on Aristotle....   [tags: essays research papers] 1391 words
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Gaius Julius Caesar: The Assassination - Gaius Julius Caesar: The Assassination Rome is a place of great historical achievements. Rich in history, it reveals to us a great deal about man and society. One of the most important characters in history is Gaius Julius Caesar. His very name strikes images of a powerful leader. Responsible for bringing Rome to great heights, he is said to be the man who changed the course of history, accomplishing the impossible and helping to further the Roman Empire. His military skill and excellent political knowledge, brought him great power....   [tags: essays research papers] 1198 words
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Martin Luther and John Calvin as Religious Leaders of the Reformation - Martin Luther and John Calvin as Religious Leaders of the Reformation Martin Luther became an Augustinian Monk in 1505. He spent two years studying Scripture before being ordained as a priest. In 1510, Luther was sent to Rome and was shocked by the spiritual laxity. After finishing his theological doctorate, he became a professor at Wittenberg, in 1515, Luther became the district vicar. Luther began to develop his own theology and in 1516 he felt compelled to protest the dispensation of indulgences....   [tags: Papers] 605 words
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Comparison of a Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspaper - Comparison of a Broadsheet and Tabloid Newspaper On 20th of February 2004, the Times and the Sun introduced the news of the release of five Britons held in Guantanamo Bay as the lead news front page stories. The articles in these two newspapers greatly contrast in various points, including views on the issue, page layout, style of writing and vocabulary used. The Times is a broadsheet newspaper, generally accepted as mid-conservative, while the Sun has the largest circulation among newspapers distributed in UK and its editorial state tend to swing in symphony of public opinion....   [tags: Papers] 951 words
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The Impact of Language on Identity and Social Acceptance in Richard Wright’s Novel, Black Boy - The Impact of Language on Identity and Social Acceptance in Richard Wright’s Novel, Black Boy The entire act, the entire situation, the entire experience of discovery is not only unique to each and every individual, but more importantly, a thrilling tumult of emotions gone haywire and perceptions completely altered. Richard Wright, in his autobiographical work Black Boy, attempts to convey the discovery of nothing less than language itself. Employing a wide variety of rhetorical devices and insightful commentaries, Wright expertly conveys his newfound respect for language and its tangible impact on both identity and social acceptance....   [tags: Race African American] 452 words
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The Politics Behind a Magazine - The Politics Behind a Magazine The Progressive is a magazine that was started in 1909. Mathew Rothschild, who was the editor of the Multinational Monitor a Ralph Nader founded magazine, is the current editor of the magazine. The evidence of this magazine being liberal is found by taking into account the overall visual design, the stance on arguments of the articles, and the political stances of the authors that are published. In glancing through The Progressive and observing it visually a reader can gather a political viewpoint from its advertisements and pictures....   [tags: Media]
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Prophets - The Prophets The Prophets, religious sages and charismatic figures, who were perceived as endowed with a divine gift of revelation, preached during the period of the monarchy until a century after the destruction of Jerusalem (586 B.C.E.). Whether as advisers to kings on matters of religion, ethics and politics, or as their critics, under the primacy of the relationship between the individual and God, the prophets were guided by the need for justice and issued powerful commentaries on the morality of Jewish national life....   [tags: essays research papers] 468 words
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Analysis of the Character Hamlet in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark - Analysis of the Character Hamlet in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark First performed in 1603, Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark is probably the best known of William Shakespeare's works, and may well be the most famous English language play ever written. The character, Hamlet, is one of the most compelling characters to ever emerge from the pages of English literature. Hamlet has been the center of admiring critical commentaries. It has also developed a reputation as a difficult work to analyze....   [tags: Papers] 479 words
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The Fall - The Fall I first read The Fall in college and thought it one of the best explorations of a single character I have ever or will ever read. Unfortunately, my paper on the work was less well received. In fact, it was given a mark of "C" with the advice that I pay closer attention to the story. To this day I consider The Fall an incredible character study in search of a story. Why does one need a perfect story, anyway. It remains my bias... the professor did not appreciate what Camus accomplished and overstated what Camus did not....   [tags: Papers] 362 words
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The Life and Work of John Calvin and Galileo Galilei - John Calvin was born July 10th, 1509, in Noyon, Picardy. He was raised up in a staunch Roman Catholic family. Early in his life, Calvin’s father was employed by the local bishop as an administrator at the town’s cathedral. With this newly acquired job, John Calvin’s father wanted Calvin to be a priest. Due to the fact that his family had close ties with the bishop and his noble family, Calvin’s classmates in Noyon were aristocratic and culturally influential in his childhood. At the age of fourteen, Calvin set off for Paris to study at the College de Marche....   [tags: John Calvin, religion, theologian, Galileo Galilei] 1169 words
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Louisa May Alcott: Daughter, Author, and Transcendentalist - While Louisa May Alcott is most often identified as an author, she also was a dedicated daughter and sister, a Transcendentalist, and an inspiration. Part of the reason that Louisa May Alcott stands out is because of her interesting family, career, and medical history. Born on November 29, 1832 to Bronson Alcott and Abigail May in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Louisa May Alcott was brought up in an unconventional home. For most of her life, Alcott resided in Boston, Concord, and Harvard, Massachusetts....   [tags: Louisa May Alcott, Transcendentalist, ] 995 words
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Towards a New and Integrated Language: A Rejection of Post-Modernism - The term post-modernism has gradually become popular with music commentaries since the phrase was first coined in the early mid 1960's. It was adopted as a way of explaning the rise of so called 'populist' music in the era of the avant garde. The history of the term can be traced to the upsurge in parodying the past in art and architecture and was thought to be a new aesthetic which would eventually replace modernism. In music, this apparently new aesthetic was first represented by composers like Rochberg who were disaffected with serialism and a so called allienation between the composer and the audience by modernist music....   [tags: language, post-modern,] 1241 words
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Exploring the Concept of Dispensation and the Nine Dispensations Referred to in the Bible - The concept of the dispensations has frequently caught my attention and sparked my interest. A dispensation can be defined as; the divine ordering of the affairs of this world, or a period in which God dealt or will deal with his creation. The Bible speaks about nine periods, or dispensations, in which God ordered the affairs of this world. Teachers and Preachers refer to these dispensations as the Plan of the Ages. You may have heard of the Plan of the Ages from commentaries on the Bible or teaching at the local church....   [tags: religion, theology] 992 words
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Adaptive Uses of Technology in the Classroom - Adaptive Uses of Technology in the Classroom As we have been exploring the variety of ways to use technology in the classroom, I have found the website and multi-modal presentations to be the most helpful. While I came to this course knowing plenty about classroom applications for Promethean Board, ActiVotes, and other “Smart” technology, the various web-based applications and tools that we have been introduced to has given me a much wider appreciation for the role that technology does, and can, play in our classrooms....   [tags: Educational Technology ]
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Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds - Title Welfare Fraud: Betting Against the Odds Introduction The issue that I have decided to address is welfare abuse. I propose that due to the government’s lack of foresight, welfare recipients have been cashing EBT benefits at ATM machines in California casino’s. Research question: Can something be done to ensure that welfare benefits will be used as intended by the recipients. Readers: Mainly Californian tax payers, but in a broader sense it could be anyone who is concerned about the welfare system, including recipients....   [tags: Welfare]
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Julius Caesar - Ever wondered what it takes to be a good king or ruler. Julius Caesar is one of the most famous rulers of all time. He was one of Rome’s greatest and most powerful leaders. His changes to the empire helped take Rome to new levels of success. The life of Caesar was short, yet great. It is important to learn about this great man and his many accomplishments. Gaius Julius Caesar was born on July 13th, 100 B.C. to a poor, Patrician family in Rome (“Julius Caesar”; Gruen 12). For most of his young life, Caesar lived in an apartment type house in one of the poorest districts in Rome....   [tags: Roman History]
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A World Without Borders - The 21st century’s advanced technology has revolutionized the world. Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian communications theorist educator, writer and social reformer, acknowledged a societal change since the phenomenal development of the World Wide Web. The theorist stated that “The medium, or process, of our time - electric technology is reshaping and restructuring patterns of social interdependence and every aspect of our personal life. It is forcing us to reconsider and re-evaluate practically every thought, every action....   [tags: Technology]
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What Does it Mean to be an American? - Over the course of the first century and a quarter of the history of the United States of America, what it means to be an American has been defined by a number of different documents. The authors of those documents have come from varied backgrounds all searching to find their place in the growth and development of this country. At the beginning of the nation, those authors came from the English tradition of what government should look like and what those who were looking to change that government should do....   [tags: U.S. History] 1590 words
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Julian Assange: The Mystery Behind Wikileaks - ... For this reason a group called anonymous is sincerely fighting for the justification of Wikileaks. They claim that Wikileaks’ publications of what they perceive as truths are not just meant for people who do not know, but for people who know the truth and want to stand up for their beliefs (William Blake). This Wikileaks-supporting group has been posing several nonviolent counterattacks on companies who withdrew their support from Wikileaks. And according to an article from The New Yorker, “If the government tried to close The New Yorker, or pressured companies to deny us what we need to publish, we wouldn’t have to turn to an army …to respond on our behalf....   [tags: National Security]
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Climb Down from the Scyamore Tree - ... This judgment of them was also referenced in other scriptures; Matthew 9:10 and Mark 2:15 substantiate this low opinion. Even today, people are not fond of tax collectors. However, Jesus recognized the suffering of Zacchaeus and knew him by name. Zacchaeus accepts the invitation to take Jesus home and commits himself to leaving the old ways behind and making a new beginning. Other people may view the behavior of Jesus as inappropriate associating with a known sinner, but Jesus demonstrates love to everyone....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Online Marketing - ... In order to optimize search engine, they must start putting up basic information of products on Wikipedia. Secondly, in order to engage customers you need to make your website. Now days, people do search website of the products to know the company. Also, website does build trust in consumer’s mind. It is a promise that even we are not reachable but we are still available for you. Once again, Search Engine Optimization will play its role again. "Website traffic" is also a key aspect to bring customers to your place virtually....   [tags: Marketing]
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Seventh Day Adventism and the Branch Davidians - ... What set Miller apart was his interpretation of the nature of the event. While there were various opinions as to what would be fulfilled, Miller boldly claimed that the cleansing of the sanctuary was the literal and bodily return of Jesus Christ, the sanctuary being earth. With this message, Miller began to preach. He initially preached an ambiguous return, never exactly specifying when Christ would return, but over time, and much personal study, he proclaimed “Christ would come between the spring of 1843 and March 21, 1844.” As these dates approached, Miller and his followers began to prepare themselves, pursuing perfectionism....   [tags: Religion]
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Reagan's Changing Views on The Soviet Union - ... The sheer time he spent and the inclusion of quotes, statistics and a firm grasp of the topics undermine the image of Reagan as uninterested. They revealed a Reagan who was ardently anti-Communist and anti-big government. One of his first radio addresses focused on peace. He believed that World War II did not happen because the free world provoked the Nazi’s, it happened because the West stood idly by while Germany and Japan continued to build strength and the United States “came within on vote of abolishing the draft and sending the military home.” He argued that “enough evidence of weakness or lack of will power [on our part] could tempt the Soviet Union, as it once tempted Hitler.” America must, in Reagan’s view, restore its power and credibility on the world’s stage after the Vietnam War, and rearm as a way to prevent a possible war with the Soviet Union....   [tags: Foreign Policy]
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Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" - ... We have ‘Giraffe A’ who has a neck length of 2 metres, and can only reach to the lower part of a tree’s leafing section, and ‘Giraffe B’ with a neck length of 3 metres. With no other outside interference Giraffe B has a greater chance of survival because its neck is simply longer; allowing it to reach the lower levels of the tree and higher, ‘Survival of the Fittest’. Now for Giraffe A to allow its offspring to also have range of the higher levels of the tree it is necessary or at least advantageous for it to create offspring with Giraffe B, ‘Natural Selection’....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Critical Analysis of the Design of the Guangzhou Opera House - ... On the other hand, “Crazy Angle, Soaring Steel” by Lane has thoroughly analysed the building in relation to its structure. The building has been interpreted as an accomplishment of complex engineering. Fourteen support points have been used to hold up the free form outer shell, and 41cast steel connections were used to stabilise the structure.17 The interior was just as complicated. Angled walls and columns, massive cantilevers18 have been employed and arranged in a new scale and order, creating dynamic illusions for the Opera House....   [tags: Architecture]
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The Impact on Social Psychology on Society - ... To explain the human psyche, Quantz said that while humans progress as individuals , they can and will regress to former evolutionary states in reaction to certain social situations. In his earliest days of existence, man would rely on trees for protection from predators and for shelter. Today, in difficult social conditions, man will retreat to a ‘safe place’ in much the same way as his early ancestors did. Quantz’s premise stated that to explain our social existence, we must include historic and evolutionary standards....   [tags: Psychology]
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St. Thomas Aquinas: Proving God's Existence - ... The second proof announces that human reason and nature can fail, therefore everything is bought back to the one immovable and self-necessary first principle. “With regards to the second way, Aquinas says, A series of causes cannot go on forever,” that is, we cannot have a prior cause and a still more ultimate cause in an endless chain of causes and effects. “So we are forced to postulate some first cause, to which everyone gives the name God.” (Porter 63) The third proof states at one time or another, every possible being fails to exist....   [tags: Theology]
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A Comparison of Two Scholarly Journals - ... Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect are the acceptable submission formats although the publication will be as a PDF document. (EBLIP, 2011) All articles are subject to editing for brevity, clarity, and consistency of style. The editor has the final decision to publish after a double blind peer review. The process can take up to 2 months. Organization When a user clicks on the SMLR contents link, s/he accesses articles included in the current as well as past volumes. They are listed from the most current to the least recent....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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