Term Papers on Religion
George Berkeley: His View Of God
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.... substratum of
sensible objects. John Locke and David Hume upheld the belief that
sensible things were composed of material substance, the basic framework
for the materialist position. The main figure who believed that material
substance did not exist is George Berkeley. In truth, it is the
immaterialist position that seems the most logical when placed under close
The initial groundwork for Berkeley's position is the truism that the
materialist is a skeptic. In the writing of his three dialogues, Berkeley
develops two characters: Hylas (the ma .....
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.... bears fruit with
the seed in it. God again saw the goodness. The third day ended with
night, which was followed by morning.
In verses fourteen through nineteen, the creation of morning light,
night light, and the stars was explained. Also, he used these to mark the
fixed time, days, and years. God saw the goodness, and the fourth day
ended with night, which was followed by morning.
In verses twenty through twenty-three, the creation of creatures
that live in the sea, and winged animals were formed. He blessed these
creatures and made them fertile, he saw t .....
Noah's Ark And The Great Flood
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.... globe). Many creatures are only found on one continent, indeed some are limited to a small island, forest, and/or mountain.
How could the ark cope with all the specialized requirements of food and environments for millions of creatures? 320 different species of hummingbird alone, for example, have very high metabolic rates and have to consume large amounts of nectar throughout the day. The Ark would have had to cater for 640 hummingbirds, requiring a constant supply of insects and nectar.
How could the ark cope with disposing of the waste products of all th .....
The Church Is Foundation In Christ
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.... She accepts an Incarnation and the redemption inherent within it. Her assent is made possible:
…by the Incarnation and the Cross (in her "anticipated redemption")
and which is, at the same time, one of the conditions required for the
Incarnation, accomplishing the unity of the conditions required for the
Incarnation, accomplishing the unity of 'one flesh' and yet laying the
foundation, precisely therein, for the radical opposition between head
and body, Lord and handmaid, bridegroom and bride.
(Figures of the Church, p. 199).
In view of Christ .....
What Is Satanism?
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.... the biblical teachings regarding mans relationship to others. Young
Satanist's believe that the strong will rule with Satan. Power has become an
obsession with young Satanists. It is sought after on the physical, mental, and
spiritual levels. Gaining knowledge that others do not posses is another aspect
of the occult. When an individual has more knowledge it allows them a degree of
power over those who do not have access to that knowledge. The Ouija Board has
proven particularly useful. The Ouija Board is an instrument for communication
with the .....
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.... and the nature of man and held programs to reconstruct one's spiritual
self. (Pardue, page 228)
Near the town of Kapilavastivu, today known as Nepal, lived King
Suddhodhana and Queen Maya of the indigenous tribe known as the Shakyas.
(Encyclopedia Americana, page 687) Queen Maya soon became pregnant and had a
dream shortly before she gave birth. In this dream a beautiful, white elephant
with six tusks entered her room and touched her side. This dream was soon
interpreted by the wisest Brahmin, or Priest of Brahmanism, that she was to give .....
Stephen Dedalus: Religion
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.... is Father Dolan, whose statements such as, "Lazy little schemer.
I see schemer in your face," exemplify the type of attitude Stephen begins to
associate with his Catholic teachers. By the end of Chapter One, Stephen's
individualism and lack of tolerance for disrespect become evident when he
complains to the rector about the actions of Father Dolan. His confused
attitude is clearly displayed by the end of the chapter when he says, "He was
happy and free: but he would not be anyway proud with Father Dolan. He would be
very kind and obedient: and he wished t .....
The Unholy Crusade
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America acted to defend its democratic belief by sending troops over to
thwart the communist attempts. Stone uses the war to portray the failed
attempt due to the exploits of the American soldiers. In one scene, Barnes
(Tom Berenger) and Bunny (Kevin Dillon), mercilessly kill several innocent
villagers. Later in the same scene, some soldiers are caught raping a
village woman. The actions taken by the soldiers are Stone's comparison to
the Spanish explorers' actions, which finally led to both nation's failed
To add depth to his religio .....