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    Naively, humans adopt a sense of purpose and superiority; they assume invincibility and follow ambiguous passions to the point of ruin. However, in our Capitalistic society, in order to sustain a life of security and obtain a job to fund it, one must excel in realistic fields. Unfortunately, the quintessential life does not exist; life is not fun and accepting this is crucial to keeping one’s own ambition to succeed a reality. Exploiting this conflicting idea, the movie, The Dead Poet’s Society,

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    Dead Poet society

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    “I want to make them free thinkers” says Mr Keating to Mr McAllister. This essay will define the meaning of “free thinker”, its importance to the young men of Mr Keating's class, the meaning of Mr Keating's statement and finally the different impacts that this new way of thinking has on the boys. A “Freethinker” as defined by The Macquarie Dictionary is “someone who forms their opinions independently of authority or tradition, especially in matters of religion”. Therefore a free thinker is someone

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    Atheism is a touchy subject, this paper does not seek to answer whether a God exists, but rather the misconceptions people might hold over nonbelievers. There are misconceptions surrounding atheism due to its connotation, the misunderstanding of their morals, and how they view religion(s). According to pewresearch.org the people who identified as atheists in the united states doubled from 2007-2014 in the United States. Since being a secularist can get you killed in 13 countries currently, we should

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    In David A. Williamson and George Yancey’s book, There Is No God, Atheists in America, they do a great job of stating a clear argument that they will be testing throughout the chapters in the book. The chapters are also split up into easy to read topics that allow for a better understanding of the book. They start off by giving the reader a brief history and understanding of Atheism before discussing who the atheists really are. After a few chapters about that they go into the ways atheists view

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    Atheism and You

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    “A disbelief in the existence of deity,” as the Merriam-Webster dictionary so defines atheism. The BBC website states that, “Atheism is the absence of belief in any gods or spiritual beings.” There are many definitions today for the term atheism. The subject incites multitudes of ideas and questions ranging from the subject of morality to questions about atheism as a whole. The many reasons people become atheists vary widely and contradict some ideas concerning atheists. The history of atheism is

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    Immanuel Kant Analysis

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    Society shapes the population through a set of guidelines in order to avoid a chaotic method of life. Guidelines are formed through time, evolution, and the emergence of knowledge, by a variety of entitled beings. Philosopher, Immanuel Kant, was one to identify the role enlightenment plays on the human mind. During 1784, he elucidated his findings in the essay An Answer to the Questions: What is Enlightenment, generating an innovative view on human behaviour. The essay constituted the question of

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    Since the rise of the four horsemen, New Atheism has become a trend that has spread all throughout the world, however, recently, a new form of atheism has risen above the original horsemen's one. It has a fresh, shiny, and new appeal that seems to attract people to its ideas and beliefs. This newer New Atheism has become what some refer to as New Atheism 2.0. The decline of the old New Atheism is addressed in Alister McGrath's article, "The future is not looking so 'Bright' for Atheism." In

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    States are on their side. They are not only fighting for these women's rights, but their lives as well. These womens importance will be returned through cooperation, and they will once again be appreciated. Works Cited Courcey, Kevin. "Freethought & Women's Rights." Freedom From Religion Foundation. March 1998. December 5, 2001 <www.ffrf.org/fttoday/march98/courcey.html>. Goodwin, Jan. "Buried Alive: Afghan Women Under the Taliban." Echonyc. February 27, 1998. December 3, 2001 <www.mosaic

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    Diversity Statement - I Wish to Follow in the Steps of Hubert Harrison Hubert Henry Harrison was born in 1883 in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, and became, by the 1920s, one of the nation's most prominent atheists. Harrison was a controversial figure from an early age. Coming to New York City at 17, he used his knowledge of foreign languages to land a job with the postal service. This permitted him to pursue his passions for learning and writing. This latter pursuit soon landed him in hot water

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    An Essay About John Lennon

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    protesters and “expressed freedom for the oppressed” (“John Lennon”). John Lennon was placed as the “ leader of a revolution in which the center of creative conscious shifted to young people”(Wenner). He helped introduce the world to rock & roll and freethought. Lennon's brutally confessional solo work and his political activism were a huge influence on subsequent generations of artists and social reformers. Despite the fact that Lennon has been dead for over 30 years, Lennon's music, and the music he

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