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Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi

- Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi       When most people answer the question, "What is a fable?" they usually define it as a story with talking animals that teaches readers a lesson or moral. Although most fables do fit into this category, Idries Shah, an author of many fables, believes that there is more to a fable than just being an interesting story that teaches a lesson. In fact, Shah writes in the "Forward" of his book Reflections, "Do you imagine that fables exist only to amuse or to instruct, and are based upon fiction....   [tags: Way of Sufi Essays]

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The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy

- The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy Neoplatonism strongly influenced the development of Sufism. Neoplatonism, as developed by Plotinus conceives God to be the source and goal of everything. Islam qua institution is closed to all critical and philosophical thought, but Sufism enjoys a more liberal and critical approach. It is probable that the translations of Plotinus have provided the necessary philosophical ground for Sufism. An examination of both Sufism and Neoplatonism reveals close similarities with regard to the nature of God, the soul, the body, concepts such as goodness, evil and beauty, death and life, and creation....   [tags: Philosophers Religion Papers]

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The Sufi Philosophy in Islamic Faith

- ... Sufis believe that the path they have chosen is a path to God by seeking longing to be with their Creator, like many monotheistic religions today. Many Sunnis do not consider Sufis to be Muslims because of the mystical traditions of Sufism (Fisher 407). Sufi practices have many different foundations, conveying the purity of life, staying to the orthodox Islamic law, and imitation of Muhammad. Through self deprivation, deep introspection of ones morals, and mental struggles, they hope to purify themselves from all selfishness and achieve selflessness in all action, thought, and intention (“Sufism” 3)....   [tags: religious beliefs, Muslim branches]

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Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship

- Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship "What does it mean-and more important, what should it mean--to be educated?" (58) A response to Spayd's begs another question. Is education the objective itself or the means to the objective. For some people education is just a degree, a piece of paper framed on the wall. One can say, a person with a diploma has received an education, but it is not certain that the person is educated. This paper relates to those individuals who use education as a means to reach their objective....   [tags: Education Teacher Essays]

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Sufism: Its Mystical Contribution to an Understanding of the Islamic God

- 2.3 A God to be Remembered: The Sufi Practice of Dhikr In an interview on the Sufi concept of God’s oneness conducted in 2011, contemporary mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee emphasised the ‘forgetfulness’ of today’s society. In the context of Sufism, this ‘forgetfulness does not refer to mere absent-mindedness but a kind of perpetual and periodic obliviousness to the centrality of God and the divine spark within. The goal of the Sufi then, is to maintain a constant state of remembrance of God through the recitation of His ninety-nine names – a practice known as dhikr....   [tags: Sufi, dhikr, Islam]

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Knowledge, Experience, and Morality in The Sufi Masters’ parable The Tale of the Sands

- The knowledge and experience that is gained through everyday life forms the basis of wisdom. Wisdom can be attained through numerous ways. For example, it can be created from performing a personal mistake. Lessons can be learned from those mistakes, which in turn, form knowledge and experience. The Sufi Masters’ parable “The Tale of the Sands” illustrates how knowledge can be attained from other people. The Stream of Life gains knowledge, experience, and morality from passing through the desert to its destiny....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jalalud'din Rumi : Intermediary between East and West

- Jalalud'din Rumi : Intermediary between East and West The 13th-century teachings of Jalalud'din Rumi, the Sufi Muslim philosopher from modern-day Afghanistan, are rich with wisdom to guide and open the hearts every human being. Rumi's insights on love, awareness of the things of the soul and tolerance, could extend a helping hand across the growing culture gap dividing the West and the Eastern Muslim world. Rumi wrote and taught that all religious groups are equal in the eyes of God. If he were alive in our modern time, he would have no qualm worshipping or praying in a church or synagogue instead of his own religious holy places....   [tags: Sufi Muslim Philospher, Afghanistan, Modern Day]

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The Milky Way Galaxy

- Many people who live on Earth are close minded to what is really out there in the universe. They cannot even begin to fathom the vastness of it and how Earth is just a tiny little speck compared to everything else out there. From the planets to the stars and out towards the edge of the unknown, we can only see what science provides us with. From this, we know that we are nothing but a tiny planet located in a solar system of millions in a galaxy of many more in the universe. A galaxy, also called a nebula, consists of billions of stars, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter which are all bound to form a massive cloud in which we live in....   [tags: Astronomy]

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The Alaskan Way Viaduct

- ... Spokane Street was completed in 1960. The Battery Street Tunnel was the vital "missing link" to connect the new waterfront structure with Aurora Avenue / SR 99. The tunnel was dug beneath Battery Street, with minimal disruption to surrounding buildings. Work started in September 1952, and it opened to traffic in a grand ceremony on July 24, 1954. Planning of the tunnel was a long process, with extensive discussion of key features such as a ventilation and fire protection systems. The automatic deluge sprinkler system was believed to be the first such system installed in a vehicular tunnel.” The ventilation system sampled and recorded carbon monoxide levels, and the sprinkler was controll...   [tags: elliot bay, alaskan way]

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The Survival Instinct in A Long Way Gone and Blood Brothers

- Since the beginning of time, every species has been faced with their greatest trial in life: survival. Humans as a species have become masters of defying death. Even faced with overpopulation, itself the result of successfully defying death and sure catalyst to the downfall of a population, we as a species have nevertheless learned to cope and continue to reproduce and thrive. As individuals, each human being possesses one of the greatest wills for survival in our natural world. Our societal views of the value of life and the fear of death, our intellectual dominance, and our physical adaptability allow us to cling to life under the harshest conditions....   [tags: A Long Way Gone]

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The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition

- The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition The attributes of the followers of the Sufi tradition are attributes that serve to loosen their connection to the world while bringing them closer to God. The attributes they have distinguish them from ordinary people. According to Teachings of the Sufis, by Carl Ernst, they are strict followers of a master, strive to be humble, and try to live without worldly possessions and desires. At the core of the practice of Sufism is reliance on the truth of God....   [tags: Papers]

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Theme And Setting Of The Milky Way Galaxy

- ... Thus, ensuring in order to ensure safety over their planets if the Baghi win this war. Mars and Earth are the only planets that still remained neutral, but the Baghi who now control the majority of the galaxy are running low on resources and could jeopardize their mission for galactic domination. With Earth and Mars being out of the war from the start they have a plethora of valuable resources built up. The Baghi, who are in desperate need of resources, ordered newly joined planets Venus and Mercury to begin an invasion on Mars....   [tags: Planet, Solar System, Dwarf planet, Milky Way]

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Learning about One's Tribe in the "The Way to Rainy Mountain"

- The Way to Rainy Mountain is by no means a normal novel. It does not have the same cookie cutter formation as most books, where the plot goes from beginning to end in neat little chapters. It is not just a simple book, it is a book that has meaning, and it is a book that makes its readers think. It is a book about connections from the past. These connections are like puzzle pieces that the main character, N. Scott Momaday, has to put together in his journey to truly understand his heritage. Through the past, Momaday finds a way to honor his grandmother’s memory and to connect with his Kiowa culture....   [tags: Way to Rainy Mountain, tribes, Native Americans,]

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The Combray Section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way

- The Combray Section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way        The "Combray" section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way is an extended meditation on an idyllic past. The book begins, though, not with recollections of Combray, but with a description of the narrator's half-asleep state, a state of consciousness where he does not know where, or even who, he is. The expanded memories of his past, then, seem an attempt to establish a stable sense of self, a sense that continually eludes him. In this exploration, which constitutes the entirety of the "Combray" section, we find the narrator, a young man with literary aspirations, struggling to understand the characters of his childhood in a way t...   [tags: Swann's Way]

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Impact of War and Violence on Children in A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

- Children exposed to violence within their communities are left with emotions of hopelessness, insecurity, and doubt. Historical events such as the war on terrorism, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the tragic events of September 11th have had a detrimental effect on the entire nation, including the children. Although every child is not directly affected by the aspects of war, it somehow has an emotional effect on all. The involvement of a nation with war affects every individual differently, whether it is out of fear, anger, doubt, hope, or love....   [tags: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah]

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The Glory Of War Analyzed in Homer’s The Iliad and Ishmael Beah’s Autobiography, A Long Way Gone

- Taking into consideration the many historic events of our time, there is no claim to be made that humanity has kicked its addiction to warfare. The contention, however, lies in whether this addiction may be described as glorious. Those keen to label it so need only look to “the world’s greatest war novel” Homer’s The Iliad in which war creates heroes out of men on both sides of the battlefield. It is fought nobly and bravely, and immortalizes, through song and story as Homer himself had done, the champions of either army....   [tags: The Iliad, A Long Way Gone]

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Great Book for High Schoolers

- “Someone knows your secret dream, that one great wish that you would pay anything for. That person suddenly makes your dream come true - before you learn the price you have to pay“, (Something Wicked This Way Comes . Jake Clayton , Walt Disney Productions, 1983). Ray Bradbury’s novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a science fictional/ fantasy novel about an ongoing battle between good and evil. Jim Nightshade and Jim Halloway are two young boys who are about to undergo a life-changing experience as well as the town of Greentown, Illinois....   [tags: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury, ]

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Special Education Has Come a Long Way; But There is Still a Ways to Go

- ... EHA was later amended and reauthorized as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1990. This act was amended again in 1997 and 2004. In 2004, the act was renamed to Individuals with Disabilities Education Improved Act (IDEIA), but people still refer to it as IDEA. This act assures that all children have the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). It includes the following features: an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), procedural safeguards, nondiscriminatory assessment, Least Restrictive Environment....   [tags: landmark Supreme Court cases that paved the way]

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Aquinas' Third Way

- Aquinas’ 3rd Way      Aquinas’ third way argument states that there has to be something that must exist, which is most likely God. He starts his argument by saying not everything must exist, because things are born and die every single day. By stating this we can jump to the conclusion that if everything need not exist then there would have been a time where there was nothing. But, he goes on, if there was a time when there was nothing, then nothing would exist even today, because something cannot come from nothing....   [tags: 3rd Way Philosophy]

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Al-Ghazali: Religious Scholar, Legalist, Sufi, and Critic of Philosophy

- Al-Ghazali, his full name being Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali, was an important and dominant figure among philosophers, theologians, jurists, and mystics in the Sunni Islam religion. Historians put his birth at 1058 or 1059 in the city of Tabaran-Tus; fifteen miles north of modern day Meshed in north eastern Iran. However his personal letters and autobiography state that his birth was around 1055 or 1056 (Griffel 2009, 23–25). Despite this clerical difference, Al-Ghazali was active in a period when Sunni theology had entered a time of passionate disputes among the Shiite Ismalite theology, as well as the Arabic tradition of falsafa....   [tags: theology, religion, ethics, autobiography]

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Past Experiences of Ancestors in N. Scott Momaday's "The Way to Rainy Mountain"

- The Way to Rainy Mountain was written in 1969 by Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday. The novel is about Scott Momaday's Kiowa ancestors and their journey from the Montana area to Fort Sill near Rainy Mountain, Oklahoma, where their surrender to the United States Cavalry took place. In The Way to Rainy Mountain, Momaday traces his ancestral roots back to the beginning of the Kiowa tribe while not only learning more about the Kiowa people but rediscovering himself and finding out what his true identity is....   [tags: Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday, Native Am]

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Analysis of N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain

- Analysis of N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain The Way to Rainy Mountain has a distinct pattern in its form.  In each section, it has three parts, each of whose separateness is clearly marked by its own place in each page and its own typeface: the legend, the history, and the personal memory.  The pattern, however, never makes it simple for the readers to understand the novel.  Rather, it confuses and bothers the readers by placing them where the double edges of reality meet.  On the one hand, there is a reality as the result of the dominant ideology, which has become a priori in many cases, and which has hidden that there is another reality (or possibly, multiple realiti...   [tags: Way Rainy Mountain Essays Momaday ]

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A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

- “A Long Way From Chicago” by Richard Peck The book “A Long Way From Chicago” is an adventurous and funny story. The story takes place at Joey Dowdel’s Grandmothers farm house in the country. Joey and his sister Mary Alice were sent to their Grandma’s house during the summer because their parents had to go to Canada for their work. At first, Joey felt uncomfortable with his Grandmother because he had never met her before but eventually he got to know her and they became close friends. On the first week at Grandma’s, a man named Shotgun Cheatman died....   [tags: A Long Way From Chicago Richard Peck]

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The Way, Way Back

- ... This is extremely troublesome for a child, as children are already likely to feel guilty, depressed and/or anxious after their parent’s divorce. (Riedman et al, 2003). As stressful divorce is to an adult, it can be equally stressful to a child. To put it into perspective, a child going through a parents’ divorce is likely to go through a process of events associated with the divorce such as moving, changing school, giving up certain things, and losing contact with people. As a fragile child, who has lost what they believed was their family, they will have to adjust to the absence of one parent periodically all while the parents may be engaging is custody issues (Riedman et al, 2003)....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Stepfamily, Divorce]

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The Is A Way Of Betting

- ... 2 - Remember that you will lose if the teams draw, and a draw is likely if both bookies cannot find a consensus on which will win. 3 - Odds change quickly, so do your calculations and place your bet fast because others will have spotted the inconsistency and will be betting too. 4 - Sometimes bookies cannot find a consensus during games, but these instances are harder to spot and will change more quickly. 5 - For some reason, the online betting websites have a harder time finding a consensus on smaller matches, and yet most usually find a consensus when more popular and high-stakes games are played....   [tags: Gambling, Online gambling, Bookmaker, Odds]

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A Way to the Past

- Anne was a simple child who was always looking for a way out of everything. If she was told to do the dishes, she would find every possible thing to do besides the dishes. She was a perfect angel before her mother Clairabeth ‘had an accident’ last year in 2012. Now she is perfect at resisting. That’s where I come in. I have come to tell our fantastic adventure. She was in the kitchen and her dad was making toast. “Anne darling, will you please get the butter?” She shook her head in disagreement to what her father ordered for her to do....   [tags: short story]

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The Way of the Inquisitor

- A heretic is any person or group that has a different view then the Catholic Church. Prior to the mid-eleventh century the judicial process was called the Trial by ordeal. With an increasing threat of heresy against the church a new system would be created, The Inquisition was that system. The Inquisition would take many forms and many causes; however one part of the Inquisition that would never change is the process of record keeping. What would seem the most simple of tasks would become the greatest tool in the conviction of heretics....   [tags: history of the Catholic church]

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The Way of Tlachtli

- Since the early 1400s BCE, people of this era have played one of the earliest known forms of a sport that involves two teams and a rubber ball played on a court. Based on archaeological evidence, Tlachtli (which translates in English to “ball game”) is thought to have been played by the civilizations of Mesoamerica including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, and Toltec. The game was more than a sport to these people. It was a means of settling conflicts and maintaining social harmony, it was a very important part in the ritualistic lives of those cultures....   [tags: Anthropology]

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The Asimovian Way

- The Asimovian way consists of three elements, science-fiction, technology, and the future. With the great writing ability that he has, through science-fiction Asimov shows his readers how creative he can be. A fantastic example would be his Foundation series. Those books take place three-thousand years in the future on different planets with galactic empires. Stories like that obviously demand a great amount of creativity. Also, the way Asimov shows what he thinks of technology through his style of writing is unique....   [tags: science-fiction, technology, the future]

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No Way Out

- The short story, The Chrysanthemums, by John Steinbeck, is a fascinating tale that involves the life of a beautiful, yet misunderstood, women as she battles with the prolonged sting of isolation. After years of captivity on a farm, Elisa finds it difficult to feel like a free woman. As a result, Elisa becomes guarded and closed-off to even her husband. Despite her masculine persona, Elisa lets her shielded exterior down when an opportunity to escape presents itself. Trapped in the confines of her farm, Elisa creates a kind of “intimate relationship” with her cherished chrysanthemums as a way to keep her sanity (French 64)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Feeding Your Pets the Healthy Way and The Right Way

- Pet owners consider their pet part of the family most of the time. You treat your pet the best you can because they are people who are very dear to you. So why would you feed your family food that will harm their health. Would you ever think that something called BARF could be healthy for your family pet. When it stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones and Raw Food it certainly does mean it is healthy. Feeding your dog or cat a nutritionally balanced raw food diet is a beneficial way of allowing the, to live long healthy lives....   [tags: pet care, pet nutrition, rew food diet]

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My Life Of Our Bond Was Thicker Than A Bowl Of Oatmeal

- Our bond was thicker than a bowl of oatmeal, we had the most incredible imaginations anyone could ever imagine, from thinking we were the power puff girls to trying to create a band using instruments that we made out of sticks and buckets laying around. I was the oldest followed by my cousin Leilani than the sisters Mariana and Natalie, Natalie being the youngest. We were at family party, blue balloons in the background along with people smiling and dancing behind us. Leilani was wearing a black long sleeve shirt with a white collar and had her hair in pigtails with front bangs that were lopsided because she tried to cut them on her own....   [tags: Sibling, By the Way]

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Buddhism Is A Religion And Way Of Life

- Buddhism is a religion and way of life for hundreds of millions of people. It uses the teachings of the Buddha, or great teacher to guide them on their way to obtain the ultimate goal of Nirvana. The Buddha was not concerned with worshiping a deity or speculating about things that will never know. Instead Buddhism is built on truths we can ascertain through our own insights into the world. The solution for humans is knowledge, of the Four Nobel Truths and the Eightfold path. Through meditation people can overcome suffering by removing wrong perceptions about life....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Four Noble Truths]

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Suicide Is The Way Out Of The Darkness

- ... A box. A box that holds her knife and her blood stained towel. Grabbing the knife she flings it open the feel of the cold metal hits her skin as her wrist begins to sting once more as she watches the blood poor out of her, her pain that she has been holding onto is finally gone. She looks into the box and she sees the razor that started it all. Her only way out of the darkness, and her only way away from the pain. She smiles as she knows what she will do come another time like this. Suicide is a strangled cry for help....   [tags: Suffering, Suicide, Suicide methods, Debut albums]

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The American Dream is on the Way to Extinction

- ... Instead, the branch refers to opponents as “hostage takers’ and hope to succeed alone. The current administration deploys government officials to perpetrate “pain” on an average American in hopes to blame the opposite party. Also the management has perfected the disciplinary consumption of government by utilizing the IRS to target political opponents to silence them before the last election. The nation also sits on the edge of defeat when our debt is mentioned. The 17 trillion dollar debt is almost double when the President came into office....   [tags: survival, college, tuition]

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The Way of the World by William Congreve

- One of the most intriguing and seemingly irrelevant scenes in the play The Way of the World by William Congreve occurs when Lady Wishfort deliberates upon the manner in which she should receive the imposter Sir Rowland. Lady Wishfort is discussing the imminent arrival of Sir Rowland and she says, “Well, and how shall I receive him. In what figure shall I give his heart the first impression. There is a great deal in the first impression. Shall I sit. No, I won't sit, I'll walk,—ay, I'll walk from the door upon his entrance, and then turn full upon him....   [tags: lady wishfort, mrs. millamant]

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Reason as a Way of Knowing and Thinking

- Reason as a way of knowing denotes constructing meaning by modifying and justifying ideas and beliefs based on new or existing information. The term logic, meaning deriving from the use of valid information, is used synonymously with reason, and is recognized as a branch of reasoning. Reason is a way of thinking and the word logic describes the way reasoning follows certain rules and standards. When making a claim to knowledge, coherent reason and consistency are expected to support and provide stability to an argument....   [tags: beliefs, logic, information]

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The Best Way Of Life For The City

- Determining the best way of life for the city is a question that philosophers aim to resolve because the evaluation of this topic provides insight into the ultimate function of government. Aristotle proceeds to answer this question by first determining the best way of life for the individual in order to understand the best way of life for the city. An examination of Aristotle’s works, Politics and Nicomachean Ethics, establishes that Aristotle’s approach in answering this question is a result of his teleological perspective and unveils the similarities of his argumentative strategy with Plato’s strategy in Republic....   [tags: Plato, Aristotle, Reason, Nicomachean Ethics]

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Is Deafness a Disability or a Way of Living?

- Two centuries ago, the Deaf community arose in American society as a linguistic minority. Members of this community share a particular human condition, hearing impairment. However, the use of American Sign Language, as their main means of communicating, and attendance to a residential school for people with deafness also determine their entry to this micro-culture. Despite the fact that Deaf activists argue that their community is essentially an ethnic group, Deaf culture is certainly different from any other cultures in the United States....   [tags: Deaf Community, American Society]

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This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen

- The sullen narrative This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen poignantly recounts the events of a typical day in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. The author, Tadeusz Borowski, was Polish Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz, the series of death camps responsible for the deaths of the largest number of European Jews. Recounted from a first-person point of view, the novel unfolds at dawn as the unnamed narrator eats breakfast with a friend and fellow prisoner, Henri. Henri is a member of Canada, the labor group responsible for unloading the Jewish transports as they arrive into the camps....   [tags: Analysis, Tadeusz Borowski]

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Are Factory Farms the Way of the Future?

- According to the article Factory Farms “Livestock farming in the U.S. today is done almost entirely on large-scale farms called factory farms” (Factory Farms). These factory farms are necessary to keep up with the economic pressure for lower food costs because American citizens have a high demand for meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products (Factory Farms). Supporters agree that large scale Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are the best way to supply the demand of the people. David Holcomb, a poultry farmer himself, says “We feed the nation....   [tags: livestock, animal rights, anaerobic bacteria]

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The Death Penalty As A Way Of Punishment

- The death penalty was around for many years, though we do not really hear much about it today. The death penalty was used as a way of punishment for committing the most serious crimes. This punishment was executed in various ways, all of them leading to the death of the person being executed. However, there are reasons why this punishment is no longer being used today. The death penalty dates all the way back to Eighteenth Century B.C.. It was codified in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon and it was used as punishment for 25 different types of crimes....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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I Was The Best Way For A Service

-   I was at an impasse on how to complete this assignment. I had been looking and researching all the different world religions in my area and none were meeting regularly. There is only a Jewish Temple within 100 miles of Stanton, Texas. This being the case I was able to find a list of Shabbat services on YouTube. As I got permission to use this source, I then had to decide what would be the best way to choose on a service. I could have gone and looked at multiple services, but that seemed to be handpicking....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Jewish services]

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Why Education Is The Way It Is Today

- ... The median annual wage for these jobs is $20,350, which isn’t much compared to what could be made with a higher education. Now, with a GED or high school diploma your job horizons expand. Thirty-nine percent of all United States occupations require a high school diploma or equivalent. The median annual wage for these jobs is $35,580. If you were to have some college but no degree, the median annual wage is $29,100 and only one percent of all U.S. occupations require this amount of education....   [tags: High school, Education, Higher education, School]

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Analysis Of The Book ' American Way '

- ... Additionally, students should be asked to anonymously evaluate their teachers and write feedback to help make instruction better because they know better than anyone else if they truly learn from their teachers. Students’ evaluations of teachers are not only beneficial for students in getting a better education, teachers also will get to know their weaknesses so that they can fix them to be more effective in their teaching. If teachers still make the same mistakes based on students’ feedback, they should be required to stop teaching for a period of time and attend programs, like PAR to assist them to overcome their weaknesses....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Test, Standardized test]

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Imperialism : The New Way Of The World

- ... The next target for the United States would be the Hawaiian island chain, but they were already under control. There were some deals in place with Hawaii, which led to an economic boost for sugar planters, but led to the suffering of the original inhabitants (Tindall & Shi, 2013). Between 1885 and 1891, the United States manipulated the Hawaiian government to lose more and more of its control (Tindall & Shi, 2013). Finally, in 1898, Hawaii was annexed by the United States and had a huge open door to the Pacific....   [tags: United States, Cold War, U.S. state, Philippines]

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Capitalism Is A Way Of Organizing An Economy

- ... Various inventions throughout the years have facilitated our everyday lives and how we interact with others, from the steam-powered train to modern day smart phones, many bright minds owe a lot to a capitalist society. One American that comes to mind when talking about innovation is Henry Ford, engineer and founder of the Ford Motor Company. Ford completely change American industry by introducing a cheap yet efficient method for car manufacturing through mass production. His method kept prices down, which allowed Ford to increase wages and lower work day hours, 8 hour workdays for $5 became the standard....   [tags: Capitalism, Free market, Economic liberalism]

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The Most Effective Way Of A Leader

- ... I was overwhelmed by the situation but I realized that my sole purpose on the team was to gain possession of the ball. I ended up winning the faceoff which led to my team scoring on the last possession to claim the victory. In the end of the season, I was recognized as first team faceoff specialist in the county. This experience makes me realize that I want to lead by being exceptional in a specific set of skills. Having a specialized role becomes rewarding because it can provide a significant benefits to the collective team....   [tags: Individual, Person, Management, Plebs]

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Paying the Way for The Future of SPorts

- The Bible states in Proverbs 22:7, “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.” The rich NCAA and universities rule over the poorer student athletes. These student athletes are borrowing an education with their scholarships and in return are expected to become the slave of the university. The student athletes live in the debt of the university and frequently don’t have enough money for clothes, food, and basic needs. This is just one of the many reasons why college student athletes should be compensated for a percentage of what the university makes due to their success....   [tags: rich, poor, NCAA, athletes]

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The American Way : An Introspective on Racism

- My understanding of race has been drastically shaped throughout the duration of the Race and Urban Studies course, taught by Dr.MMM State University. My former naïve perception on how race functions within American society, immediately began to dissolve when first introduced to Joe Feagin’s literature on systematic racism. My new understanding of race is articulated best by Feagin’s words, “One can accurately describe the United States as a “total racist society” in which every major aspect of life is shaped to some degree by the core racist realities” (Feagin, 2004:16)....   [tags: race, urban studies, minority groups]

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The Way of the Wind by Amos Oz

- ... Shimshon had many strong beliefs, even those outside of politics and military. When he sired Gideon, he knew it wasn't his mother complete responsibility to raise him and he did what was not expected of men in the kibbutz, he helped raised his son. Gideon's mother is Raya Greenspan, when she married Shimshon, she was 23 and he was 56. three months after the wedding Gideon was born and all of their lives changed. Raya was not expecting Shimshon to take on some of the responsibilities of raising a child and when he did, Shimshon felt as if he was ignoring his other duties....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Literacy Is The Way For Chinese Students

- In general, literacy means the ability of reading and writing, however my literacy is learning ability because I am a transfer student, I studied in Chinese University in the past two years and I am studying in American college now. I have experienced the different education systems in America and China. In comparison to Chinese Education, American education provides freedom to students to think and to study by themselves. In most Chinese colleges, students should graduate in a limited time consisting of four years except some special majors such as medicine....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, School]

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School Is A Good Way For The Teacher

- In my whole life, i used to believe that the segregation system which suggests by school is a good way for the teacher to help students in different level of academic concentratedly, but also restricting the achievement gap in a certain level. However, after listening to the audio of “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students”, I eventually realize and feel very shocked this system could be consider as a a vicious circle which only only strengthening the achievement gap , but also creating a great influence to the mentality of the students....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Race]

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Eugenics -Not the Way of the Future

- Eugenics in the world today has become an issue because of its many positive uses furthermore its possible consequences. It is believed by many that eugenics does more harm than good, on the other hand there are exceptions; it is not the way of the future. There is no doubt that it could be extremely useful for preventing diseases such as cancer and others before we are even born. But, with this also comes the ability to give children genes before their born that will give them talent to run faster, jump higher, use more of their brain which will strictly discriminate them from the rest of society in a way where they will always stand out, the reason being is their extraordinary talents due...   [tags: Eugenics, Genetic Engineering]

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A Way of Life: A Wagner Matinee

- No one every thinks about how we got here. About what our ancestors had to go through and how the chances that we would actually ne here get slimmer and slimmer the more that you think about it. All those people that are in your family tree have helped to shape who you are and the person that you will become. Our family seems to determine who we are going to be in life and always seems to find a way to get us there. In the story A Wagner Matinee there is a man, Clark, who lives in Boston who receives word from his Aunt Georgiana who is coming to visit from Nebraska to settle an estate....   [tags: Willa Cather, story analysis]

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School Is A Way For The Government

- In my mind school is just a place where you socialize and are judged and graded based on how well you can remember things. To be completely honest all knowledge you absorb is only history. This history I speak of is put into books and its ‘taught” to us as something new when it’s only just reciting the past so that history doesn’t repeat itself. School is a way for the government to get money. Because you don’t have to sit in a building for 8 or more hours a day to be “educated”. Education is what music is to the ears, a peaceful and enjoyable ride meant to be fun and interesting mainly to exercise the mind....   [tags: Education, Learning, School, History of education]

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OCD As A Positive Way Of Life

- I have many times asked the question, "Why?". Why is being obsessive-compulsive a bad thing and why has it been labeled as a disorder or a personality defect. I have found that this 'disorder' is necessary for some people to bring order to their lives. Although it can be harmful to some people, leading to seclusion and inability to act, in me and in others it has given us a way to organize our lives. I do not even believe that the term 'obsessive compulsive disorder' is accurate. The whole concept of being obsessive-compulsive is being orderly; to say that it is a disorder is quite flawed....   [tags: Personality]

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Euthanasia: A Way to End the Agony

- As a suffering person, ill and in excruciating pain, would you like to continue enduring the pain in your life in extreme agony. Or would you rather rest and bring your life to a painless close. Every country is the home to sick people. Some live every day in excruciating pain, while others can’t do anything without assistance. For many, living in pain and not being able to do anything on their own is no way of living; and want to die to rest and put an end in their suffering. In many countries, this method is called Euthanasia, but is often referred to as assisted suicide....   [tags: suicide, manslaughter, illegal]

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Which Way to the Plain of Enlightenment?

- Meditation is defined as continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation. With this in mind how does meditation become categorized under a school of thought. Meditation is different for every person; however there are ideas that stem from certain places. Two of the largest types of meditation are Buddhist meditation and Christian meditation. These large religions have ways in which they suggest to their members to meditate. With Christianity and Buddhism stemming from different parts of the world, would there origins be the main reason for their differences....   [tags: Religion]

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Pollution Free is the Way to Be

- Pollution free is the way to be. Every year at least forty-thousand adults and children die from unclean water; One of the worlds biggest problems affecting over one point one billion people. Not having safety water is all over the world. Purifying drinking water will not only save lives but habitats and the beauty of mother nature worldwide. Purifying water and keeping water pollution free is accomplished by various methods such as not wasting, saving water, and helping the environment. Many people now and days do not realize how much change, the death rate will continue to increase in the next years to come....   [tags: unclean water, environmental problems]

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Diabetes: A Different Way to Treat It

- ... For people who choose to take insulin to manage dibetes, they will have to spend millions of dollars over their life time becaue they have to buy insulin. When managing diabetes most people choose to take insulin or some oral medications. Metformin is generally recommended as a first line treatment for type two diabetes, as there is good evidence that it decreases mortality. Routine use of aspirin, however, has not been found to improve outcomes in uncomplicated diabetes. 4 Insilin is injected daily into a persons body subcantanously....   [tags: disease, glucose, insulin, energy, problems]

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The Opportunistic Way Of The United States

- The Opportunistic Way Currently in the United States, we have 2.3 million people incarcerated in prison and jail, and an additional 7 million people either on probation or parole, thus, making us the most incarcerated nation on the planet. In comparison, we have a bigger prison population than those of China and Brazil combined. Clearly, this has become a tremendous problem and has affected many people, generally poorer people of color. The people as described, usually come from a childhood of abuse, gang violence, poverty, and early victimization by law enforcement in impoverished neighborhoods....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Punishment, Corrections]

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Video Presentations As A Way Of Teaching

- ... One could say they saved the western world. Hoping to evacuate Athens, under the suggestion of Themistocles, King Leonidas volunteers his self and his army to delay King of Persia Xerxes ' army on their route to destroy Athens. He chose one phalanx (300) of hoplites and seven thousand thespian greeks to travel to Thermopylae and delay Xerxes. King Leonidas of Sparta arranged for the seven thousand Thespians to stand behind the three hundred Spartans and resist the battle pulses of ten thousand Persains....   [tags: Julius Caesar, Roman Republic, Pompey]

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The Best Way to Feed a Baby

- For years there have been arguments about which is the best way to feed a baby. Many women going through their pregnancy struggling with what decision is right for them because ultimately it is a behavior that is natural to our species and those like us. There are two options to choose from when deciding how to feed an infant after birth. The first is breastfeeding either by bottle or breast and the second is formula feeding a baby. This paper will be a review of the two options and the comparison of the two, the politics involved, and finally with the arguments that are involved on both sides....   [tags: breast, formula, mothers]

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The Reformation : The Way For Protestantism

- The reformation paved the way for Protestantism through many reformers. While the church had been facing corruption for quite a while, people finally decided to speak up about it. With the push from Johann Tetzel selling indulgences, reformers gradually trickled along. From Tetzel selling the forgiveness of sins for profit in the church, Luther began his reform. Lutheranism really captured the essence of the reformation through justification by faith. Then, Zwinglism also shared some of Luther’s beliefs and seriously reformed some of the beliefs that Protestants follow....   [tags: Protestant Reformation, Christianity]

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Immigrants : The New Way Of Living

- Canada, being recognized as one of the best destinations for immigrants, has been and will be attracting more residents through immigration. Meanwhile, with its accelerated development, an increasing number of Chinese residents decide to move to Canada to experience a completely new way of living. Along with these immigrants are the dependent children that are bought Canada by their parents. New immigrants face challenges from all aspects, such as English being the new language, different culture and traditions, and an unfamiliar way of living (Pottie et al., 2008)....   [tags: China, Chinese language, Canada]

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Is Technology A Dangerous Way Of Communication?

- ... It just so happens that my phone was dead and I had fallen asleep early that night.I received the text in the morning and then responded to later find out her brother had been brutally shot and murdered. Let’s hypothetically say I had received that text that night, there would have been nothing I could have done or said over text to comfort her. She needed me at that moment there right then and there, and this just proves a text will never compare to a physical connection. A text nor even a phone call cannot replace a loving touch, a shoulder to cry on, or an ear to vent to.Physically being able to communicate with someone you get all of their attention at once.You can judge based off of...   [tags: Mobile phone, Communication]

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Fascism : A New Way Of Thinking

- ... Because Giolitti changed with whom he was allied, he created a vacancy in the political sphere among various groups, not just the workers. Even though fascism was all about causing a revolution, it appealed to elite Italians overall because it seemed less revolutionary and rebellious than socialism from their perspective. While Giolitti worked to promote his socialist fiscal agenda, which consisted of tax reform and wealth redistribution, the landlords were very much against socialism because they wanted to keep their land and wealth....   [tags: Fascism, Benito Mussolini, Italian Fascism]

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Abortion : A Common Way For Women

- ... (143) Not only can abortion cause miscarriages but it can also complicate the birthing process of a future child that the mother may want to keep and it increases the chances of premature delivery. Cervical and uterine damage cause these problems in the pregnancy of a women who previously had an abortion but now wants to keep baby in the next pregnancy. Cervical damage is done by forcing the cervix open which causes the cervix to become frail and torn. Since the cervix has become weak, it becomes difficult for it to hold the new baby....   [tags: Abortion, Pregnancy]

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A New And Improved Way Of Addiction

- ... Hari should not try to explain how well an experiment worked in the 70’s over forty years ago, especially since drugs from the 70’s could have gotten worse, or even weaker with a new kind of formula when being made. People nowadays could possibly not care what type of drugs they are taking as long as they are getting a good high from that said drug. Especially when people are stupid enough to snort bath salts and not care about the effects it has on their bodies. If Hari wants to show an experiment on how to make rats better, show the audience rats today with the new types of drugs that are being produced....   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Morphine, Drug]

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Abstinence-Only is Not the Way to Go

- In a society where teenagers engaging in sexual activity is continuously rising, it is important to be open minded about the education and care that goes into these teenagers about sexual education. Two options for these teens are abstinence only education, and allowing contraceptives to minors. Each of these methods receive backlash because of ethical reasoning. Parents do not want to hear about their children being taught about contraceptives and gaining access to them, while critics of the “abstinence-only” education believe that it is not effective on its own....   [tags: Society, Teenagers, Sexual Activity, Schools]

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Renewable Energy: The Way of the Future

- Renewable Energy: The Way of The Future Pollution and global warming are at the forefront of every ecologist and environmentalist minds these days. In addition, many nations across the globe have taken necessary steps in order to reduce their own carbon footprint on this planet. One of those possible measures is using a cleaner source of energy supply, rather than relying on fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas. These forms to energy are called renewable because unlike fossil fuels, the have an endless supply....   [tags: solar, eolic and nuclear energies]

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Is Nuclear Power the Way to Go?

- ... Furthermore, the article suggest that reprocessing will lead to the construction of more low-level nuclear facilities (paragraph eight, ucsusa.org, 04/05/2011), which points more facilities are going to be builted unnecessarily, leading to the contamination of more land. The idea of nuclear power facilities to recycle their waste hurts the enviroment. By recycling nuclear waste, it contributes to the contamination of the planet by adding more nuclear hazard. The waste that keeps on pilling on is that of uranium and plutonium which are two substance that takes a long period of time to stop being radioactive....   [tags: energy, research, environment, terrorism]

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Paving the Way for the American Revolution

- ... One hardship when establishing mutual trust was unity without a common foundation due to being spread out. Communities would not have a reason to trust one another with the economic source and their need of goods. As Breen continued he argued that goods became the foundation of trust, for one’s sacrifice of the pleasures of the market was a clear point of revolting and allegiance. Breen made some powerful argument in this article that promoted his ideals excellently. The statement “Commercial rituals of shared sacrifice provided a means to educate and energize a dispersed populace....   [tags: political, economic, social]

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Ethics Is A Way Of Studying Morality

- There are often several cases that pose ethical issues in regards to journalism and publication. In this instance, 18-year-old Andrea Bell’s reputation of being Youth Ambassador of Bathburg is at stake. The photos of her that were sent by Andrea’s former boyfriend, who remains anonymous, causes great risks and would require both moral and ethical considerations before taking any form of action. For an issue such as this, there requires a certain criteria for ethical decision-making. As stated by Frost (2011: p....   [tags: Ethics, Morality, Journalism, Privacy]

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The Lakota Way : Stories And Lessons

- In the book the Lakota way: stories and lessons for living, by Joseph M Marshal III, the virtue of love, the root of all other virtues is the first virtue necessary to living a virtuous life. A life of virtue is lived by putting the needs of others first, allowing oneself to decrease so that all may be given the opportunity to thrive. The decrease of oneself is an act of humility, which cannot be done without a strong virtue of love. Love is the root of all other virtues, it is from love that humility, respect, sacrifice and honor flow....   [tags: Virtue, Ethics, Prudence, Positive psychology]

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Leadership Is The Best Way Of Life

- ... Throughout the duration of this class, I have fostered a leadership paradigm to create a global greater good that is not built on self-interest. Creating a justifiable prospect for everyone is not just socially imperative, it is also business imperative as well. As a leader, I have to be, assertive, fearless and have the ability to develop and advance policies. Leadership will require that I develop, plan, organize, and coach others in organizations and communities. This course of action will bring about the unity of shared values, mission statement, and new strategies through the use of postmodern education....   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Leadership, Skill]

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Sex As A Passionate Way Of Showing

- ... This claim, she asserts, is the result of women being turned into things. The problem with objectification is that it dehumanizes a person to the point where, as Kilbourne states, “it is very easy to abuse a thing… the violence, the abuse, is… the logical result of the objectification” (Kilbourne 498). An example of extreme objectification occurred during the Holocaust of World War II when Hitler’s soldiers were ordered to kill any Jewish peoples they encountered as a means to purify their race....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Rape]

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My Service At The Way Station

- ... At the Way Station the people of the community help out with everyday duties that I helped out with which allowed be a lot of time to communicate with the different types of people to get a sense of how their disabilities affect their daily lives. In the past few weeks we have discussed the different types of learning. During my time at the way station I got to experience a few different ways that the staff at the way station use to help these people with learning disabilities get use to activities done throughout the day....   [tags: Psychology, Educational psychology, Disability]

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Music Is A Way Of Expression

- ... As hip-hop, gospel is dated back to African roots. Unlike hip-hop, gospel was never meant for partying or having fun, it was a way of spiritual worship in the slavery period. It began with what was called Tribal African music with just words and humming since slaves did not have access to musical instruments. As a result of this, many words and melodies were forgotten once in North America. New songs and music was created to continue the African American style. By the early 1900s after World War II, blues and jazz music started to influence the creation of gospel music from a popular blues musician named Thomas A....   [tags: Hip hop music, African American, Funk]

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