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Review of Herbert Schlossberg's Book, Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture

- Writing in the late 1980s, Herbert Schlossberg provides a thorough analysis of current trends in American culture in his book Idols for Destruction: The Conflict of Christian Faith and American Culture. Many scholars have examined Western civilization and concluded that we are in its declining years. Some use analogies of space: rise, zenith, and fall; others use analogies of biology: birth, maturity, and death. Schlossberg refuses to see all cultures as following these patterns, but rather attempts to use the concept of judgment, based on the biblical example of the prophets: “With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction” (Hos....   [tags: Idols for Destruction]

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Analysis of Francis Bacon's The Four Idols

- Analysis of Francis Bacon's The Four Idols      In "The Four Idols," Francis Bacon discusses the concept of what fundamentally stands in the way of a human using the correct way of arriving upon a conclusion. Bacon believes there are four falsehoods that delay people from uncovering what they need to: the idols of the tribe, cave, marketplace and theater. At first I thought that these idols did not apply to humans at all, but now, after careful consideration, I understand how each idol relates to humankind....   [tags: Four Idols Essays Francis Bacon Human Nature]

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The Idols Of The Tribe

- ... This process is slow moving, and for this reason people do not see these changes in our lifetime, people only notice the difference between the present and the past. When Darwin came out with this theory there were many people who had trouble accepting it because it went against the long standing religious culture that had been created over centuries. In Francis Bacon’s The Four Idols, idols of the tribe would have made it hard for people to accept Darwin’s theory as well as idols of the marketplace, and idols of the cave contribute to this because they interfere with people’s ability to evaluate evidence....   [tags: Perception, Mind, Truth, Evolution]

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The Four Idols

- It could be possible that humans are not capable of perceiving the truth. In "The Four Idols" according to Bacon, ". . . the human understanding is like a false mirror. . ." (Bacon 582). If this is correct, then people basically live in false reality. Humans are affected by what they believe in. Bacon states, ". . . [t]here are four classes of idols which beset men's minds" (582).The Idols of the Tribe, the Idols of the Cave and the Idols of the Marketplace strongly imply that our senses are prone to weakness (582)....   [tags: Bacon]

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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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Francis Bacon’s Views on Idols

- Francis Bacon’s views on Idols Francis Bacon states that idols are errors of human intellect that affect the way people see nature. Bacon says that some of these idols are “innate,” coming from human conception while some are not, coming from belief (Article 1, 1/2). Specifically, he describes four kinds of idols: Tribes, caves, marketplaces, and theaters. It is important to consider this because they influence the way people make scientific observations and experiments to find out what is true....   [tags: perception, language, beliefs]

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Korean Pop Idols Or Korean Slaves

- ... Just like these contracts back in the 1600s korean idols are recruited at such a young age to sign a contract and become trainees to these huge entertainment companies to become famous and make a lot of money to support them and their family. The only problem is they don’t have the promise of debuting ever and now these artist are fighting back and suing their companies. “The korean boy group B.A.P which consist of 6 members filed a ‘contract nullification suit’ against TS Entertainment on the basis of unfair contracts and profit sharing” (Lee Jung,2014)....   [tags: K-pop, Super Junior, SM Entertainment, Shinhwa]

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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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America 's Idols By Harper Lee

- Jason Teh Mr. Lander 9th Grade La Pd6 11 December 2014 America’s Idols What does it mean to be a good parent. The most common definition of a good parent is one who makes their children feel valued and loved, by teaching them the difference between right and wrong. At the end of the day, the most essential thing is to create a nurturing environment where your children feel like they can mature into confident, independent, and caring adults. Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird defines what a true parent really is thought hardships and struggles throughout the book....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Atticus Finch]

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Getting Rid Of Idols : A Advertisement For Presidential Candidates

- Getting Rid of Idols The ads for presidential candidates are already being run in our country. Men and women are doing all they can to show themselves worthy of the office of President of the United States. While these individuals are running for office, a position of authority, we must always be reminded that God is not “running” for God. God has always been and He always will be (Gen. 1:1; Psa. 90:1-2). Men need to acknowledge the lordship and sovereignty of God not for His sake but for their own....   [tags: Bible, New Testament, God, Christian terms]

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Differences Between The And Between Taoism And The World Of People, Dynasties, And Idols

- ... All concepts are usually based on one aspect set off against another. The truth of good and evil is that all actions have both characteristics. This is represented in the yin-yang symbol. Every action will have some negative (yin) and some positive (yang) feature. Taoists rely on the idea that nature is a balance between yin and yang. Another approach to comprehending this notion is the understanding of the reality of good and evil. An individual does not have to focus on the concept of good and evil as in a little while all bad things will be replaced by good ones....   [tags: Taoism, Chinese philosophy, Tao Te Ching, Tao]

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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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Overview of Durga Puja

- Food fills the air, there are smiles on people’s faces and idols of a beautiful goddess are all around, Durga Puja has arrived. This is a time of great festivity in India and in other countries as well because it is a celebration of the goddess Durga , the slayer of the Buffalo demon. There are many rituals that correspond with the festival; many types of foods are served, the myth of Durga causes the people to come together and it all originated from Bengali. The Durga Puja festival is a celebration of the goddess Durga who helped the Gods eliminate many demons like Madhu, Kaitabha and Mahishasura, the most famous demon (Jones, 139)....   [tags: religion, idols]

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Controversy over Entertainment Contracts for Young Artisits

- Entertainment contracts require young, aspiring entertainers to often spend multiple sleepless nights training to become what seems to be the impossible: A global pop icon. In the entertainment industry, it is very common for an artist or entertainer to be under a contract with a company. Being under a contract means a set amount of time the artist has to stay under the company. As long as the contract is in play, the artist has to comply with whatever their companies say. The company is in charge of housing, advertising, training, and making the schedule for their artists....   [tags: training, idols, power]

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Negative Influences of Celebrities on Teens by Alyssa Gauna

- Celebrity by definition means “a person, who has a prominent profile and commands some degree of public fascination and influence in day-to-day media” (Merriam Dictionary). Numerous teenagers today have an inaccurate definition of a celebrity; they observe them as idols in situations such as what to wear, how to date and even future careers. These prominent celebrities and their influence in social media are apparent. Through this, teens are given the opportunity to follow short term relationships, drugs, ridiculous fights and alcohol consumption, exhibited by the many celebrities admired today, viewing this as an ideal lifestyle....   [tags: imitating idols, media, drugs]

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Somanatha: The Many Voices of a History by Romila Thapar

- It was during the year 1026 that Mahmud of Ghazni raided the Somanatha temple for its wealth, leading to the destruction of its many idols. In Somanatha: The Many Voices of a History, Romila Thapar explores the distinct narratives that were written at the time by placing them into the historical context of the period. Her goal, through this monograph, was not to reestablish how we perceive the history of the raid, but to instead study the diverse perspectives and views represented in the various sources collected on the topic....   [tags: turko-persan narrative, idols]

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Staked in the Heart: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

- Blue and black fog gathers around the scene. There are ruminants of screams and distant howling…pretty typical for a horror film huh. But wait, the starlet of the show is making her entrance. A petite, blond teenage girl enters the cemetery gates with a splintering wooden stake in hand. Her name is Buffy Summers and slaying vampires is her specialty. Of course, vampires do not exist in our world: Neither does Buffy Summers. She is the main character of a formerly wild popular show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer....   [tags: Feminism, Screen Idols, ]

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The Rights and Responsibilities of the Famous

- Celebrities have many of today's youth watching them, and kids are turning to their idols for judgement on what's right and wrong. Because of the First Amendment, the famous, along with everyone else, have the right to say and do what they want within legal limits, and follow whatever religion they choose. However, celebrities also have the responsibility to be mindful of who is looking up to them and following their every move. They are often thrust into the position of role model before they are ready....   [tags: celebrities, idols, first amendment]

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The Life of Artist Tina Modotti

- In late spring of 1926, the National Autonomous University of Mexico offered Modotti’s friend and (soon-to-be-famous) author, Anita Brenner, a contract for a book entitled Mexican Decorative Arts. Brenner was an integral figure in Modotti’s artist and bohemian group in Mexico City in the 1920s. A Mexican born, Texas-educated journalist, she returned to Mexico and became a key member of the indigenismo movement in the 1920s, as well as a leftist radical (Albers SFS 127). She immediately recruited Edward Weston as the project photographer for the book....   [tags: The Idols Behind Altars]

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Reqiuem for Nonviolence, by Eldridge Cleaver

- Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.The Civil Rights movement started in the 1960’s and was most influenced by Martin Luther king Jr. and Malcolm X. Their purpose was to create equality among all races. “Requiem for Nonviolence” by Eldridge Cleaver is a non-fiction book that talks about a spark of change in the civil rights movement. The 1960’s was a decade full of political and social unrest. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an influential leader who wanted political and social changes to better the country as a whole....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement, African American Idols]

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From Delicate Damsels to Strong Self-Starters

- ... “Ariel . . . stood out amongst the carbon-copy princesses thanks to a head of red hair and a feisty attitude, but unlike her predecessors she went after a prince instead of waiting for him to save her” (Salt, 1). Disney’s next princess, Belle, from “Beauty and the Beast”, released in 1991, shares many qualities with Ariel. A powerful man, Gaston, always tries to win over Belle’s love. However, Belle holds her own strong opinions and refuses to let another individual force her to do something, as an earlier princess would....   [tags: Walt Disney, image, princesses, idols, role models]

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Celebrities

- The word Celebrity is defined as "the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed". The Latin root of the word, ‘celebrem' (celebrity), means quite simply, "Fame". However, with the presence of definition for the word, the questions "Who is a celebrity?", and "What makes a person a celebrity?" are raised. The answers to these questions are contained within two major points, how widely reputable a person must be, and also, what a person has done to achieve this reputation. In many cases if the question "Who is a celebrity?" is asked to the general occupancy of a room, there will be shouts of big names such as "Pat Benetar" or "Jack Black", people who through some way have exposed t...   [tags: Celebrity Famous Idols Stars]

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Charles Darwin 's Theory Of Natural Selection

- ... Itiel Dror, wrote an article called, “How Can Francis Bacon Help Forensic Science. The Four Idols of Human Biases”. He explained what Bacon meant when using the term idols, and how they affect the scientific world positively and negatively. “Francis Bacon developed the doctrine of "idols," in which he laid out his understanding of the various obstacles that get in the way of truth and science - false idols that prevent us from making accurate observations and achieving understanding. These idols distort the truth, and thus stand in the way of science.” (Dror)....   [tags: Natural selection, Charles Darwin]

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The Creation Of Psychology And Thought

- During the 17th century, there was a man named Francis Bacon and he did more for the theory of thought than any other person during that time. He created a paper called The Four Idols which outlined the essential creation of psychology and thought as it would pervade through the years. These idols would eventually give birth to many modern ideas such as semantics (the study of linguistics and logic as it applies to meaning). His idols would outline some of the fundamental thinking processes that are part of any person’s mentality....   [tags: Evolution, Natural selection, Charles Darwin]

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The Book ' The New Atlantis '

- The Idols, which Francis Bacon spoke of in the second half of his book, The New Atlantis, are false appearances. The Idols are discussed under the main subject called, The Advancement of Learning, which focused on how one in Bacon’s time could move forward with their learning and no longer be hindered by the methods of the old world. These methods being the three main fallacies that are held true, which Bacon lists as: sophistical fallacies, fallacies of interpretation, and false appearances or idols....   [tags: Scientific method, Epistemology, Mind, John Locke]

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Othello, By William Shakespeare

- ... The irony here is that Iago is both lying and telling the truth which makes it easier for Roderigo to believe him to get what he wants. He is not wearing his heart on his sleeve, but he is also not what he seems to be. By exploiting Roderigo for monetary funds he is using the soldier in such that he stands to constantly profit from. Nevertheless, while the soldier thinks he can buy love, his willingness to go along with whatever Iago speaks fits into his persona of a good soldier in the Venetian Army....   [tags: Iago, Othello, William Shakespeare, Brabantio]

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Emergence of Critical Thinking and the Impact on Education

- This literature review will examine the emergence of critical thinking in history and its impact on education. Early work in critical thinking and methods for teaching critical thinking will be reviewed as well as modern day use of critical thinking. Finally, this paper will examine the benefits of critical thinking in the classroom. Purpose of critical thinking Dr. Richard Paul (2006) defines critical thinking as the “disciplined art of ensuring that you use the best thinking you are capable of in any set of circumstances.” It is essentially using the best information available to make the best decisions possible....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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Annotated Bibliography : The Mayans

- Annotated Bibliography “Thesis Statement” The Mayans were a native Mesoamerican group of people who erected one of the most sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere. They inhabited areas in southern Mexico, and also surrounding Locations included Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and parts of Honduras. The Mayan religion civilization came into prominence in 250 A.D., administering a polytheistic approach to worship which included human blood sacrifices to honor their gods or to culminate the crowning of a King....   [tags: Maya civilization, Mesoamerica, Guatemala]

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Reflecting on The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

- The purpose of this paper is to provide a reflection on the field trip to the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. After a brief Introduction to the Context, the Watercress tool will be used to highlight my observations. In our study of the Hinduism, the class visited The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (HTGC). This active temple is a house of worship that serves thousands of devotees as they pay hamage to a diverse variuety of Idol and spiritual gods. Taughted as one of the oldest religions in the world, it accepts all religious belief systems and God....   [tags: worship, architecture, rituals]

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How Idolatry, Social Injustice, And Religious Ritualism

- The time of the prophets was indeed a spiritual one. God raised up individuals to speak His word, and predict the very future of the nation of Israel as well as the rest of the world. These men of God stoop up in times of adversity, and spoke the message of the Lord to His people and the surrounding nations. They stood up when nobody else would, and while they may have been afraid at times, they knew they had the Lord Himself with them at all time. Given that they prophesied and preached about many issues, this essay will focus on three things; idolatry, social injustice, and religious ritualism....   [tags: God, Deity, Religion, Islam]

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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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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]

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Analysis of the Book of Jeremiah in the Bible

- JEREMIAH CONDEMNS JERUSALEM FOR ITS SINS Jeremiah condemned Jerusalem for trying to obtain happiness through worthless and unstable things instead of the unchangeable God. At this point, Jeremiah is angry with the people of Jerusalem for their shameless sin. False Worship will have consequences. As this section started, God ordered Jeremiah to speak at the temple. He told Jeremiah to prove the people of Jerusalem wrong for thinking God would not bring damage to the temple or to those who lived nearby it....   [tags: Sin, Jerusalem, Destruction]

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The Jahiliyya Period Versus the Qur'anic Period

- The concept of Jahiliyya has been widespread throughout the Pre-Islamic world. Jahiliyya is ultimately the act of ignorance. Many people often worshipped idols and obeyed them as if they were God. Whenever a calamity would befall them, they would immediately turn to the idols and ask them for assistance. Unknowingly, the people of the Pre-Islamic world thought that these idols possessed the authority to quickly take care of manners in a timely fashion. Many people who lived in the Pre-Islamic world frankly did not know that these idols were incapable of guiding them in any way, shape, or form....   [tags: Islam]

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History of Islam

- Pre Islamic Era: The word ‘Islam’ refers to the submission to God Almighty. It is described as ‘Deen’ in the Holy Quran which means way of life. The people who follow Islam are known as Muslims and the word itself means the one who surrenders or submits to the will of Allah. Islam was present since forever. Before Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), many messengers were sent on this earth to bring people on the right path. All of them preached to worship one God and that the people should consider them the messenger of God....   [tags: Islam, Culture, Religion]

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Who Was Muhammad?

- Who Was Muhammad. The content and structure of this section is largely based off of Mark Gabriel’s Jesus and Muhammad. I strongly encourage anyone reading this essay to read through Gabriel’s book in its entirety. My writing will focus on Muhammad’s life timeline, which is interesting in and of itself, but it is incredibly valuable to see the life of Muhammad side by side with the life of Jesus. Gabriel does just that. Early Days (AD 570-594, 0-24 y/o) 570 (-) Birth and infancy Muhammad was born in AD 570 in the town of Mecca – a mountain town in the high desert plateau of western Arabia....   [tags: family, marriage, pilgrimage ]

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The Culture of Beauty

- ... The Western and Eastern cultures have different views on the topic of beauty and religion as well. In the Asian religion, in the Eastern world, beauty is to be greatly respected and reserved. This concept of great respect and reservation towards beauty is especially expressed in Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Sikhism. In these cultures, a woman’s actions and behavior more appropriately displays her beauty. Some religions however do not necessarily describe or say how to view beauty. An example of some of these religions would be Christianity, Episcopalian, and Judaism....   [tags: perception, religion, sexuality]

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Fans: The Most Active and Creative Group Within Media Audiences

- “Fans are the ones who wear the colours of their favourite team, the ones who record their soap operas on VCR’S to watch after the day of work is over, the ones who tell you every detail about a movie stars life and work, the ones who sit in line for hours for front row tickets to rock concerts.” (Lisa. A. Lewis 1992: 1). This description of fans exhibits the intriguing nature and great interest so called fans has for their idols. It is argued that fans are the most creative and active group out of all of the media audiences....   [tags: Media ]

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Reconciling Ingrained Traditions with Newly Emerging Christianity

- Before the eighth century, England was a pagan society, the English originated from a society marred in idolatry and polytheism. The intermingling of Christian and pagan elements in Beowulf are consistent with the attitudes toward religion that are found in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Beowulf was written in the Middle Ages (500-1000) on Scandinavia, which was a highly pagan society, however the narrator is telling this story within the timeframe of medieval Anglo-Saxon Britain, which was undergoing Christianization....   [tags: beowulf, christianization, pagan society]

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The Influences of the Gossip Industry

- The gossip industry has become popular in the last few decades. Our society enjoys knowing about the lives of celebrities. We obsess over celebrities on gossip websites, and even obsess to the extent of stalking these celebrities. This industry has impacted our culture immensely. It has tainted our culture in several ways from creating bad role models for our children to making stalking an everyday affair; either way, the media has changed our society greatly. The gossip industry has brought new entertainment for our pleasure, but it has come with negative consequences....   [tags: Culture, Society, Negative Media]

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The Destruction of Baseball: Steroid Use

- Major League Baseball has major problems and chief among them is the alarming increase in steroid use by professional baseball players. Many authors and journalists discuss this topic by citing statistics and studies, but illustrator Adam Zyglis provides an astounding, compelling argument using nothing but a pen and paper to support his point. His remarkable caricature is a depiction of a baseball with the New York Yankees insignia stamped in the center with the number thirteen beneath the symbol....   [tags: Major League Baseball, Drug Testing]

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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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Analysis of the Book of Deuteronomy

- HISTORICAL-CULTURAL CONTEXT Many scriptures found in Deuteronomy along with several scriptures in the Old and New Testament point to Moses as being the author of Deuteronomy. One main verse that points to Moses as being the author of Deuteronomy is 31:9 which states, “9 Then Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and to all the elders of Israel. The book of Deuteronomy never clearly states who the author is, but by all viewing all other scripture and the scripture found in the book of Deuteronomy Moses seems to be the only person that could have possibly written the book of Deuteronomy....   [tags: Bible, Theology]

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Islamic Culture: Achievements in Various Fields

- Achievements of Islam Literature The islamic culture has been using three main languages throughout history. “Arabic, Persian, and Turkish.” This is significant to the achievements of Islam because most of the Islamic culture knew how to read and write. Another achievement in the Islamic culture is poetry. Poetry was a very big part of Islam. According to (World Cultures a Global Mosaic) poetry has been around even before islam was formed. These poems were not only for entertainment, they could also be used to insult their enemies, show their love, and talk about topics like war....   [tags: Music, Literature, Math]

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The Views and Opinions of Francis Bacon

- Francis Bacon wrote more than 30 works of philosophy and many other tracts on law and science. He is regarded by many as the father of British empiricism. In his Novum Organum (1620), he presents a "new method" for acquiring knowledge that abandons the traditional deference toward the received wisdoms of Aristotle and other classical sources and advocates inductive, theory-free observations by the senses. The main features of Baconian scientific inquiry (chastity, holiness and legality), Bacon's criteria for assessing the merit of philosophical ideas (usefulness and charitgy), the main themes of Bacon's Instauratio Magna; and his identification of obstacles to the acquisition of knowledge (a...   [tags: American History]

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Culture and Information - Sir Francis Bacon

- Culture and Information - Sir Francis Bacon Sir Francis Bacon was the grand architect of a perspective on reality so revolutionary that the human mind has yet to break its mold. Although he was neither an accomplished scientist nor a prodigious mathematician, Bacon is accredited with the creation of the philosophy of science and the scientific method, and he so effectively reapplied the notion of inductive reasoning that he is often considered its father. Bacon was the first to embark on the pursuit to translate nature into information, and believed that held to "the torch of analysis" nature would reveal her secrets....   [tags: Science Scientific Method]

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Celebrity Worshipping: Good or Evil?

- The characteristics of being invisible like gods or untouchable like natural forces were once perceived to be the essential elements for the formation of any religions. However such view had changed over time, like the arguably most successful US comedian George Carlin once challenged: “I pray to Joe Pesci, and the chance of getting what I want is still 50/50, like praying to the invisible guy in the sky”. Until recent years, the phenomenon of worshiping celebrity stars dramatically overthrown the traditional idea – Millions of people nowadays worship celebrity stars from different fields of the market, chasing and updating any sightless details given night and day....   [tags: sociological analysis, phenomenon]

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Popular Culture's Secular Influence on the National Culture

- From the anti-biblical teachings in schools, to the anti-biblical messages in media, national and popular culture has secularized, proving itself incompatible with religious practice. This difficulty to untie has arisen from the media's ability to secularize and even oppose religious doctrine. Television, movies, and music depict acts of adultery and the loss of sexual innocence as favorable acts rather than being indecent. Popular culture has influenced national culture to the point to teaching anti-biblical National and popular culture, through encouraging acts of sexual corruption which do not coincide with religious practice, has caused an incompatibility between the two....   [tags: media, Religion, Secular]

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Sasaeng Fans: Beyond Admiration

- ... The desire to be appreciated or remembered is something sasaeng fans want from idols. Sasaeng fans suffering from the hero syndrome may do dangerous acts to celebrities or themselves. My parents have told countless times to not be so obsessed with celebrities because they are a bad influence. Some celebrities are doing drugs and illegal acts. I would stop studying and be wasting my time on the computer. As a student, I should work hard and focus on my school work. They told me that my idols would not be responsible for my life....   [tags: stalking celebrities, South Korea]

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Francis Bacon

- Francis Bacon grew from poverty to expand his career as a British politician & entrepreneur and wrote prominent essays on humanism and innovative scientific philosophy. Most notably known as “the father of the English essay,” (McDougal 455) Bacon’s influential works were vastly impacted by the tenets of the Renaissance period. Even Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of our nation, credited being influenced by Bacon’s essays (McDougal 455). One of the core ideologies determined by his works is humanism which depicts how logic and knowledge derived from ancient Greek and Roman records can provide the best guides for learning and living....   [tags: Biography, Politician, Entrepreneur]

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The View of the World in the Eyes of a Hindu Believer

- The View of the World in the Eyes of a Hindu Believer The view of the world in the eyes of a Hindu believer is one that is filled with reverence and interconnectedness with their own well-being. Yet, the necessary means that they apply in order to live off the land (known to be detrimental) are just that, necessary and thus in their eyes the will of god "bhagwaan". To be human is inherently thought of as a cause of suffering and thus the deeds of the suffering humans not matter how disrespectful they be towards the environment are in the end forgiven by the goddess earth....   [tags: Papers]

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How Far Did Climates of 7th Century Arabia Contribute to the Emergence of Islam?

- The religious, social, political and economical climates of seventh century Arabia, also known as pre-Islamic Arabia, contributed immensely to the emergence of Islam. Religious climates were one of the causes of the emergence of Islam. At the time in the seventh century of Arabia, people lived in the days of ignorance, known as Jahiliyah. During this period of time, people of Arabia worshipped idols and Arabia was considered a God-less region. Before the time of Jahiliyah, a group of people, al-Hanafiyyeen, followed the monotheistic teachings of Abraham (Ibrahim)....   [tags: Religion]

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The Struggle to Gain Equality: A Study of Native American Woman in Literature

- Respect Frees Women from Inequality In "Woman: Myth and Reality," Simone De Beauvoir describes the myth of the Eternal Feminine which creates inequality between men and women. In "The Four Idols," Francis Bacon uses the four idols of the tribe, the cave, the marketplace, and the theater to show how humans' understanding and intelligence hinders their knowledge of nature. In "The Origin of Civil Society," Jean-Jacques Rousseau concludes that the Social Contract benefits those who are not strong to fight for their equality in law and civil rights....   [tags: American Literature]

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Beowulf - Pagan or Christian Epic?

- Beowulf Pagan or Christian Epic Beowulf: Pagan or Christian Epic. Although the story of Beowulf is filled with references to religion and faith, many discrepancies occur throughout the story that suggest that Beowulf is not a Christian epic. The character of Beowulf frequently speaks to God and obviously believes in His existence. However, pagan practices are mentioned in several places. Beowulf often refers to another being rather than the Christian God. Pagan practices of cremation and blood-drinking are included in the epic....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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On the Incarnation

- Religion is a time old method used universally to express beliefs and help us understand some mysteries of life before time, in the present, and the future life, or afterlife. Although, it is not that simple to comprehend. Over time, it has morphed and evolved into ideas and traditions completely different from what was previously known and taught. One of the biggest changes of all time in religious history was brought about when Jesus Christ, Son of God, became flesh here on Earth. Not only did this bring change, but it also caused many conflicts and doubts....   [tags: religion, express beliefs, mysteries]

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Mass Media Influence

- I believe in what Albert Einstein concerned, “I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” Modern technology is used in everywhere, and every day we are influenced by it. We conveniently use computers or smart phones to find out information that we want to know. However, it does not give us only information that we need, but it also gives us lots of subconscious influences by using the mass media. For instance, when I open up a web site, I can easily find commercial advertisements on the side of the web pages or in the middle of the articles....   [tags: Technologial Advancements, Human Interaction]

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra

- ... Christianity is filled with many testaments that restrain the believers, but this belief system implies an elastic moral code that would not grow old. The many laws of Christianity have been interpreted differently for over two thousand years. A self-defined virtue will only ever be interpreted by he who makes it, so inaccurate interpretations will be non-existent. Differing opinions on religion have often led to bloodshed in the past. This is a contributing factor to the negativity that grew within Christianity....   [tags: deconstruction of Christianity, Nietzsche]

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Paul The Apostle

- Christianity is one of the major religions of this world. Its foundations are centered on the belief that Jesus Christ was sent by God as a Messiah, and that he gave his life for the sins of humans. It is through the belief and acceptance of Jesus Christ that one can obtain salvation and go on to an eternal life. Paul was an apostle who preached the gospel. Through his letter, 1 Corinthians, Paul conveys the essence of Christianity; he emphasizes on important beliefs and Jesus Christ so that people may go on to living an eternal life....   [tags: religion, christianity, belief]

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An Open Minded Woman Rooted in Indian Tradition

- An Open Minded Woman Rooted in Indian Tradition "I don't mind if my parents try to find a boy for me. Arranged marriages are still a common thing in my family. I don't know what my parents will say if I have a boyfriend here and he is from another country. I am sure that they will not adamantly reject it, but they maybe disappointed." What a surprise for me that in the year 2000, there are some people who still undergo arranged marriages. I am thinking that it must be awkward for me to do it, but it is not for Preeti....   [tags: Interview Essays]

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Buy Me

- Nowadays, strategies using by marketers to attract the young children to purchase their products or services are doubted and questioning by the society which the ethics issue stay closely with the strategies apply by the marketers. Actually, how to determine through the ethics view which the marketers did right or wrong. There is no obvious guideline to say is right or wrong, it is very depending on individual’ point of view. What are the strategies that apply by the marketers. Through my reading material, I realize the marketers not just launch their suppose strategies through after survey, research, as well the marketers could be known as ‘psychologist’ which they abstract the human being...   [tags: Marketing]

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Race to the Hall of Fame for Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa

- ... Steinberg adds that players who do not use steroids and decide to get in shape by eating right and exercising are not playing on a “level playing field” (Steinberg). Leigh comments that players who use steroids have an unfair advantage over baseball players who do not use them because steroids increase a player’s statistics substantially. Steinberg declares, “Sending players with proven steroid use into the Hall of Fame is simply not fair” (Steinberg). Leigh also looks into how it would affect young people if steroid users were allowed in the Hall of Fame....   [tags: baseball, record breaking, homerun]

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The Prophet Muhammad - Peace For Raising The Level Of Arab Civilization

- ... Hence the coup that brought about the Prophet Muhammad - peace be upon him - deep in the life of the Arabian Peninsula; it was able to militancy to its policy dictated by the spirit of Islam that prevents this Independent tribal units and rise out of the show in the framework of the Islamic nation [2]. "The Islamic nation" based on faith, founded by the Prophet Muhammad - peace be upon him - was and remains the strongest bond, and closer bonds of tribal idea that prevailed in past centuries....   [tags: Muhammad, Islam, Arabian Peninsula, Qur'an]

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The Black African Men, By Malcolm X And Martin Luther King Jr

- ... Society justice a black men on what they saw another African american man do,they talk negatively about us even when do important deeds to our society and achieve what we believe in, we have important African American male in the history have overcome be criticized by the gender and race of them. like when president Obama is running for president, nobody never thought an african American men couldn 't be president and everyone think have African american men as president could make the world look bad....   [tags: African American, Barack Obama, Democratic Party]

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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 Negative Impact of the Media on Children and Adolescents

- Day in and day out an in-numerous amount of Americans lounge in their comfort chairs with snacks, drinks, and a remote in hand watching the next great television series. Some American’s, however, enjoy watching the daily news report before work, school, or starting there day. The hope to receive the latest events, weather, and sports scores for the big games is welded in the minds of these individuals. The Media’s influence has increased in size as the development of technology rapidly goes up. With the invention of the radio, newspaper, television, and internet it is almost impossible to escape the grasp of the media’s influence....   [tags: Media Influence]

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The World Of Production, By Karl Marx And Friedrich Engels

- ... To understand EXO 's place in the labor relations, one can turn to commodity fetishism as outlined by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in “The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof.” Marx and Engels argue that when something becomes a commodity, the glorification of the commodity masks the material relations behind it. The commodity is built up as an object of desire, and its targeted audience then focuses on it and the desire it creates. This allows for the exploitation of the workers who produced the object, because the focus is on the desire, not the labor relations that created it....   [tags: Karl Marx, Marxism, Communism, Friedrich Engels]

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Race Conflict and Issues: Whites and Non-Whites Post- Revolution

- European settlers have a long history of mistreating Native Americans. The most famous example is the Trail of Tears in which President Van Buren and the federal government forcibly and violently removed Cherokee Indians in 1838 from their native land. Over 18 thousand Cherokee women, men and children were forced to walk 1,000 miles from Georgia to Oklahoma. Of these people, 4,000 died from harsh weather, starvation and exposure to illnesses. European settlers during this time viewed Native Americans as uncivilized savage and used this perception to justify violently removing the Native Americans from their land....   [tags: Native American History ]

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How Important is God in the Discipline of Children?

- “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (ESV-Bible, 2001) It is impressive that when God gives its laws, these also were directed to the family, so it is necessary to understand that these laws came directly from the mouth of God, and they are still in force to this day. There is no excuse to refute these divine truths, and it is unfortunate that there are many families who do absolutely nothing, even when they know it by they do not practicing them in their families....   [tags: Parents, Church, Bible]

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Analysis Of Spike Lee 's Do The Right Thing

- Forming a Critical Sense of Racial Tension In Film Glenford Wade II Spike Lee is brand name when it comes to the film industry. When you try to ask any group of people their opinion about this man, you will probably receive numerous positive responses from the film community as well as the African American community. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) is a film that illustrates how racial conflict can become a reality while showing the repercussions that come with racial segregation....   [tags: Black people, Racism, African American]

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The Conflict Between The West And The Muslim Countries

- ... Let’s take this example of human unity in fighting close-mindedness, major Arab Muslim countries joins the US-led Air strike coalition against ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). The National newspaper reported that the United Arab Emirates, [a Muslim Country] blacklisted 82 groups as terrorists. (The National, 2014) ⇒ Peaceful Nature of Islam: Mecca tribes were angry because the Prophet Mohammed said that idols should not be praised and worshiped. It became necessary for the Prophet Muhammad and the believers to leave Mecca, and go to Madina, where the prophet was in peace and had more revelations....   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Sharia, Qur'an]

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Theory of God and the Begining of Times

- It was wholly necessary that God manifest Himself to the world through Jesus Christ to save us from corruption. This corruption included sin and death, and the worshipping of other gods. Manifestation was necessary to be in the human form because otherwise, those people who needed to see to believe, would have remained doubtful. It was not an easy road to salvation for Jesus, but all was necessary to accomplish God’s plan, and to give us hope in eternal life in the kingdom of Heaven. Today, Jesus is still plays an active role in each of our lives....   [tags: christians, jesus, manifestation,heaven]

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The Elaborate Role Of Religion In British Literature

- In British Literature religion plays a role in a vast majority of works. Even if the role is not explosively apparent, there are a generous amount of small inspirations and distortions in the texts. Some texts are theorized to have even been altered from their original state to reflect an amount of religion in them. Other texts are formatted as a result of religious influence. Religion has an elaborate and intricate influence in a variety of ways in many works throughout the development of British Literature....   [tags: beowulf, christianity, epic poem]

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Sexual Sin and Immorality in the Old Testament

- ... This is nowhere more evident than in the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, where in Gen. 19 God destroyed both cities because of their twisted demoralized nature and desire for homosexuality. It highlights the pinnacle of sex gone wrong, and illustrates how far sex has come from being a divine tool of God to being a tool of depravity and fulfillment of lustful thoughts and actions. Moreover, homosexuality is condemned by the Old Testament, as stated in Leviticus 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination (ESV).” Aside from Sodom and Gomorrah, there are other stories in the Old Testament where such a divine gift from God has been corrupted by the sinful desir...   [tags: biblical studies, relationship with Christ]

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Plato 's Apology And The Wisdom Of Socrates

- In Plato’s apology, the story is told of how Chaerephon, friend of Socrates, went to the temple at Delphi to ask the oracle a question pertaining to the wisdom of Socrates, and how it compares to the rest of the men on earth. “He asked if any man was wiser than I, and the Pythian replied that no one was wiser” (Plato). This response was very confusing to Socrates because he recognized that he was not wise at all, and it troubled him for some time. Socrates then tries to refute the oracle by bringing a supposedly wise man from town to the temple to show the Pythian that he was wrong, but when they get there, Socrates realizes that the wise man was not wise at all, and neither of them knew a...   [tags: Plato, Socrates, Philosophy, Virtue]

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Hinduism : The World 's Third Largest Religion

- ... Other significant populations are found in Nepal (23 million), Bangladesh (15 million) and the Indonesian island of Bali (3.9 million). The majority of the Vietnamese Cham people also follow Hinduism.” The Fire of Shiva and Kama Surely the fie of Shiva’s anger still burns in you today, Like the fire of the mare in the ocean; For how else, Kama, could you be so hot As to reduce people like me to ashes. This poem is part of the mythology of the Hindu gods Shiva and Kama as they battle. Myths and stories such as this one is how the religion of Hinduism lived on....   [tags: Hinduism, Religion, Polytheism, Vaishnavism]

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The Christian Influence on The Middle Ages

- In 312 CE, Roman Emperor Constantine achieved a victory at the Milvian Bridge. The night previous to this battle, Constantine dreamt of a cross inscribed in hoc signo vinces, in this sign you will conquer. As trivial as this dream may seem, it ultimately signified the beginning of the rise of Christianity. With his victory, Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and supported and encouraged it throughout the empire. In 313 CE, another milestone occurred as the emperors, both Constantine I of the West and Licinius of the East, signed the Edict of Milan declaring that the Diocletianic Persecution would end, and Christianity would be tolerated in the Roman Empire....   [tags: Christianity]

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Reconciling Ingrained Traditions with Newly Emerging Christianity

- Before the eighth century, England was a pagan society, the English originated from a society marred in idolatry and polytheism. The intermingling of Christian and pagan elements in Beowulf are consistent with the attitudes toward religion that are found in Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Beowulf is written on medieval Scandinavia which was a highly pagan society, however the narrator is telling this story within the timeframe of medieval Anglo-Saxon Britain which was highly Christianized....   [tags: paganism, beowulf, christianity]

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Exterminate All the Brutes by Sven Lindqvist

- After a journey into the dark history of Europe and Africa with Sven Lindqvist, I found myself shocked. It’s earth shattering. Ideas and historical events are presented through a journal/proposal of his unique view on racism. Lindqvist raises questions as to where racism was spurred and why what happened in late 1800’s and early 1900’s lead to the holocaust. Including religion, personal human values, advanced warfare and even societies’ impact as a whole. His travels through the Sahara and Africa in the early chapters show a more current day view of society over seas....   [tags: story analysis and book review]

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Different Personalities in Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

- ... No one has to wonder how they could have touched the docility of grey clouds. No one has to wonder what distance they went to not to be that sole splash of color in a world of white. In the long trek of life, people are constantly chided to follow their hearts, and to be themselves, and to let our individuality run free. As Georg Simmel once said,“The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.” He is utterly correct....   [tags: trek of life, individuality]

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What I Think About My Parental Circumstances

- I found this project to be very edifying, enlightening and educational in many ways I honestly never expected. I chose to interview six very diverse parental circumstances all in which in comparison are gravely unique to each other. I approach this project in this manner because I knew that this approach would offer grand perspective and an in-depth glimpse into the heart and mind of these diverse households. The more parents I interviewed it seemed as if my anticipation to interview the next one greatly multiplied, simply because I was curious to see how the lifestyle and household dynamics of each of the parents I interviewed would influence their answers to the questionnaire....   [tags: Parent, Family, Parenting, Childhood]

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