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    Alexanders divinity

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    What evidence is there that Alexander may have believed that he was of divine descent? And how convincing would this evidence have appeared to one of his followers? From studying the sources of the ancient world that talk about Alexander The Great, it is clear that many of them present Alexander as being some type of heroic figure or Demi-god. However you could question whether Alexander believed this himself. Only by studying his actions and the actions of those around him can we draw any type

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    Divinity, Sexuality and the Self in Whitman’s Song of Myself Through his poetry, Whitman's "Song of Myself" makes the soul sensual and makes divine the flesh.  In Whitman's time, the dichotomy between the soul and the body had been clearly defined by centuries of Western philosophy and theology.  Today, the goodness of the soul and the badness of the flesh still remain a significant notion in contemporary thought.  Even Whitman's literary predecessor, Emerson, chose to distinctly differentiate

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    The Divinity of Nonconformists Crazy, lunatic, mad.... these are words that have become part of society's everyday vocabulary. Though they are psychological in nature, they are often applied to people and objects that may not fit into the every day norm. In Emily Dickinson's "Much Madness is divinest Sense," Dickinson criticizes society's inability to accept non-conformist and expresses the belief that it is the majority who should be labeled as, "mad." In the lyrical poem "Much Madness

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    different literary forms and through two very different philosophical processes, the authors, Proust and Descartes, through their narrators, seek to comprehend truth. Ultimately, each finds his truth, and draws from it a conception of himself and of his divinity. For Marcel, truth occurs as intense and complete emotional understanding. Marcel accesses this understanding, his truth, in two ways: through memory and through writing. In the Overture, Marcel is only able to piece himself together from a flood

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    Paeadise Lost

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    also what keeps him from being able to be reconciled to God, and instead, leads him to buy into his own idea of saving himself. With Adam & Eve, we see that although they too, disobeyed God, they repented of their sin, and were reconciled to the Divinity through the saving judgement of the Son. It is their ability to admit their wrong doings to God that allow them to have the promise of returning to Paradise; something that Satan was not able to do. In the fourth book in Paradise Lost, we see

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    Evolution - Towards Enlightenment

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    power had made this world and all of the creatures on it. Still today, the sides are battling. They cannot see that, if evolution is the factual and correct origin of humanity, it can only make each individual human find a stronger conviction of divinity. According to a professor at Miami University, the solar system in which we live, often referred to as Gaia, formed about four and a half billion years ago. Life on Earth is believed to have begun three and a half to four billion years

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    Shintoism

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    Japanese were not the original 'natives' of Japan). There really is no one thing that can be called 'Shinto,' The name itself is a bit misleading because it is made up of two Chinese words meaning 'the way of the gods'(Shen : ' spiritual power, divinity'; Tao : 'the way or path'). The word for this in Japanese is kannagara : "the way of the kami ." Many things can be said about Shinto. First, it was a tribal religion, not a state one. However, even when the tribes were organized into coherent

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    Divine Boundaries

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    The enticing limits of knowledge and power have appealed to man as a method of comparison to the divine, however, this immeasurable amount of power comes with the greatest of consequences, and requires true responsibility to be managed. Man is incapable of such control over knowledge, and when the quest for knowledge becomes limitless, then the collapse of the mind becomes inevitable. While the Hell seeking, remorseless Dr. Faustus and the life seeking, guilt stricken Victor Frankenstein may appear

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    anthropomorphosis further by conveying God as three distinct figures: an inventor, a ruler, and a lover. However, though Donne's use of figures, such as metaphor and simile, humanize God, his use of violent imagery recovers the reverence of God's powerful divinity. The poem opens abruptly as the speaker demands the "three personed God" (1), or the Christian Trinity, to "Batter [his] heart" (1) in order to "make [him] new" (4). The speaker's imploring plea for God to "o'erthrow" (3) and "break" (4) him

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    The Message in the Music

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    Circle. These are both considered rock bands and work within the same industrial vein. The bands major theme is that of religion. Unlike the popular religious music praising the Lords name on high, this music takes a drastic U-turn in the road to divinity by speaking of Jesus Christ the Savior in a sarcastic and uncaring tone. Lead singer Maynard James Keenan is an atheist. Although I feel these are excellent songs, I do not support the views taken, or supposedly taken, by the band. In the song

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