Comparing God Essays

  • Comparing God and AI in Neuromancer

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    Parallels between God and AI in Neuromancer The world of "meat" provides the base for much of what happens throughout William Gibson's novel Neuromancer. The lives of characters are shaped by their flesh and blood experiences. The realm of artificial intelligence (AI) is the base for all of the events that are central to the life of a character. All events and lives are under control of the AI, and all things serve the AI's purpose. The matrix serves to mash the two realms together, in times and

  • Comparing God in Daisy Miller, Huck Finn, and Country of the Pointed Firs

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    Eliminating God in Daisy Miller, Huckleberry Finn, and The Country of the Pointed Firs The evils of the Civil War and the rise of empiricism caused many to doubt in an omniscient, all-powerful God.  Under empiricism, any statements about metaphysical entities (e.g. God, Unicorns, Love, and Beauty) would be meaningless terms because they cannot be proven by the scientific method. But with a loss of faith in God, what becomes of morality?   This essay will examine how Emily Dickinson, Sarah Orne

  • Comparing Allah and God

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    Pakistan, 1986. Zahid was a Muslim priest who had been brought up to hate and kill those with conflicting beliefs, especially Christians. He often persecuted Christians in town, feeling that by doing so, he would please Allah (the Muslim god). One day when Zahid was persecuting Christians, someone dropped a Bible. Rather than disposing of it, as he normally would have, Zahid hung onto it because he felt compelled to read it and expose its errors. In short, Zahid converted to Christianity and shared

  • Comparing Cultures in Heaney's Opened Ground and Roy's The God of Small Things

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    Comparing Cultures in Heaney's Opened Ground and Roy's The God of Small Things Many authors use experience in their lives to influence their writing. In the cases of Seamus Heaney and Arundati Roy, the experiences in their life and the experience that their countries went through shape their poems and stories in unimaginable ways. For example, Heaney puts into his poetry many experiences that his country, Ireland, went through. These experiences include the rise of war in Ireland between the

  • Comparing Aquinas And Hume's Refutation Of God

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    of this paper I will focus on two core ideas. These are the ideas that God is the first efficient cause and whether God is good. For the duration of this paper I will look at Aquinas’s five ways, Hume’s refutation of God being the efficient cause. Also Dostoevsky’s and Hume’s explanation that God is not good because of the abundance of pain. Throughout the class what I have come to learn and was most impacted by is that God is not what we prescribe him to be in our different religions. Also the

  • Comparing God In Mideast And Rumi's Hebrew Poetry

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    poems of the Mideast have been known to strategically present spiritual guidance and love towards God. Jalal-ad Din Rumi and Judah Halevi are both poets of the Mideast that address God in their writing as a divine creature that provides guidance. Even though both poets come from different religious backgrounds, Rumi focusing on Islam and Halevi on Jewish faith, both the poets illustrate a love toward God in their respective pieces. This can be further seen in Rumi’s, “The Wine Everlasting”, and one

  • Comparing The Gods In Canterbury Tales And The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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    The encounter of deities and divinities pepper the pages throughout the two stories, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer and The epic of Gilgamesh originating in ancient Mesopotamia. To gain a deeper understanding of God and the Gods in both stories consider the role God(s) fulfill, the personal relationship between earthly individuals and a higher power and the reception between the divine and their followers. According to Hobby, Blake and Harold Bloom in reference to The Canterbury Tales,

  • Comparing God, Science And Imagination By Wendell Berry

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    Wendell Berry’s “God, Science and Imagination,” Berry criticizes Steven Weinberg’s essay “Without God.” Steven Weinberg’s essay talks about the non-existence of God. While Weinberg explains why God does not exist, Berry points out all of the flaws in Weinberg’s essay. Berry argues that Weinberg had no proof that God did not exist. He points out that scientists are supposed to observe and experiment in order to obtain facts. Weinberg has never met or observed God and yet he is claiming God does not exist

  • Comparing God In To Kill A Mockingbird And The Chosen

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    “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us…” (Ephesians 5:1-2) What does it mean to be “imitators” of God? The Bible states that we can mirror God’s attributes in our own lives, and by doing so, we show love to others. In To Kill a Mockingbird and The Chosen, several key characters illustrate their Christ-like qualities in everything they do. Atticus Finch, Calpurnia, and David Malter all portray these beautiful

  • Comparing Relationships Between Gods and Men in Prometheus Bound and Job

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    The Relationships Between Gods and Men in Prometheus Bound and Job The question of why bad things happen to good people has perplexed and angered humans throughout history. The most common remedy to ease the confusion is to discover the inflicter of the undeserved suffering and direct the anger at them: the horror felt about the Holocaust can be re-directed in the short term by transforming Adolf Hitler into Lucifer and vilifying him, and, in the long term, can be used as a healing device

  • Writing Styles in the Puritan Time Period

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    'plain style.' He used many figures of speech and metaphors. An example of one of these fiery metaphors is from his speech, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God , "The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider, or some loathsome insect over the fire, abhors you, and is dreadfully provoked." Reverend Edwards was comparing God and man to someone holding a spider over a fire. Another excellent illustration of this vivid description is from the same speech, "O sinner! Consider the

  • Comparing The Existence Of God By David Hume And Karl Marx

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    will focus on two philosophers David Hume and Karl Marx both has strong critiques on the existence of God. Both going against the design argument, the design argument is the argument for the existence of God or single creator; however, with Hume’s empiricist and Marx's atheist they both attack the design argument in different ways, ultimately coming to the same conclusion and that is there is no God. Fist we must understand what the design argument is based on? It is based on intelligent order simply

  • Comparing Dreams in Catcher in the Rye, Night, and Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    Dreams in Catcher in the Rye, Night, and Their Eyes Were Watching God Throughout the novels Catcher in the Rye, Night, and Their Eyes Were Watching God, the main characters seem to have a dream. In their stories, Holden, Elie, and Janie tell the reader whether or not their dream was successful. In Catcher in the Rye, Holden's dream is to be the catcher in the rye, meaning he wants to stop children or anything that may still be innocent from falling over the edge. This basically means

  • Comparing Characterization in Alias Grace, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Fools Crow

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    Characterization in Alias Grace, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and Fools Crow Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood is a novel where the main character Grace is a sort of mystery character.   In the end she is at peace, but there are still many questions about her left unanswered.  Because Atwood's style of writing is informative, yet unclear at the same time, the audience is left to put the pieces of the puzzle that is Grace together themselves.   This leaves the reader guessing about her character

  • Comparing Black Boy and Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    Black Boy and Their Eyes Were Watching God After World War I, Harlem became known for the sudden emergence of literature, theater and music attributed to the migration of African Americans from the South and other cities. Both Zora Neal Hurston and Richard Wright emerged as writers this time, this, however, should not be the sole basis for comparison of their writing as writers themselves. Both Wright and Hurston had different agendas as writers and it is not as important to note their upbringing

  • Comparing Hurston’s Books, Seraph on the Suwannee and Their Eyes Were Watching God

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    Comparing Hurston’s Books, Seraph on the Suwannee and Their Eyes Were Watching God I found both books, Seraph on the Suwannee and Their Eyes Were Watching God to be very well written, yet I found it very ironic and almost funny to compare the two. Although it may not have been intentional, Hurston uses, what can be called, race reversals to describe Janie and Arvay. Janie is a not-so-typical black woman who is confident and while she is somewhat submissive to her husbands, she has more integrity

  • Comparing and Contrasting Relationships in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwanee

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    Comparing and Contrasting Relationships in Hurston’s Novels, Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwanee In Their Eyes Were Watching God and Seraph on the Suwanee, Zora Neale Hurston creates two protagonists, Janie and Arvay, and depicts their rich relationships with Tea Cake and Jim, respectively. This brief paper compares these two women and their interaction with their husbands. Contrasting the similarities of these relationships helps underscore deeper themes that Hurston draws

  • Comparing Symbolical Language in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Great Gatsby

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    Symbolical Language in Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Great Gatsby In some novels, strong impressions are exploited to conceal other meanings. Unraveling these symbolic word puzzles may reveal insights into the author's perspective and one's own secrets.  A careful analysis of selected passages of two books: Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Francis Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, will show that symbolical language can reveal even more insight. In this comparison

  • Comparing Edwards' Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Patrick Henry's Speech in the Virginia Convention: Who Made the Best Argument?

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    of an Angry God” than “The Speech in the Virginia Convention” written by Patrick Henry, by utilizing various techniques. Patrick Henry makes a strong argument however in the end, Edwards’ sermon grows to be more effective. Edwards creates the argument by strengthening the writing through tone, structure, fallacies and knowledge of the congregation that became his audience. Henry’s piece uses methods of oratory persuasion but the actual topic of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” has an advantage

  • Comparing the Role of Women in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Go Tell It On the Mountain

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    The Role of Women in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Go Tell It On the Mountain Historically, the job of women in society is to care for the husband, the home, and the children. As a homemaker, it has been up to the woman to support the husband and care for the house; as a mother, the role was to care for the children and pass along cultural traditions and values to the children. These roles are no different in the African-American community, except for the fact that they are magnified to even