Homosexuality

Homosexuality Homosexuality within the Church: An Issue of Religious Liberty The Argument If one were to ask your stance on homosexuality within the Christian church and your reasoning behind your views, how would you answer them I find that most Christians I have talked with take a rather conservative, traditional view and base their beliefs upon a few key passages in the Bible - I Corinthians 6:9-10; Ephesians 5:3-5; Colossians 3:5-6; Jude 5-7 and about a dozen more. The bas...
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The Legalization Of Marijuana

The Legalization Of Marijuana This is only a tool for research not my actual paper: Why legalize marijuana The legalization of marijuana will reduce narcotic drug use, crime, and create a better society. Marijuanas effect on people is greatly over exaggerated, in that marijuana acts as a scapegoat for many of societys problems today. Marijuana is blamed today for leading to the use of narcotic drugs, this claim has never been proven, the only grounds for that statement is...
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Mythology

Mythology Some of the world?s most compelling relationships have their roots in classical mythology. Many different religions have stories or ideals that have similarities to the relationships seen in ancient Greek mythology. From the interaction of mortals and gods we see how different writers viewed religion, family, and society. More specifically we see how the gods influence the way of life of a mortal. In Homer?s Odyssey there are many instances where the gods help mo...
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Homophobics And The Bible

Homophobics And The Bible Homophobics and the Bible Many people use the bible as their reason for being homophobic. These people claim that according to scripture, homosexuality is condemned. However, this is not completely true. Most selections used against homosexuality are indeed not speaking directly against homosexuality. Each scripture selection can be interpreted different ways by different individuals. Peter J. Gomes provides an effective argument against homopho...
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The Legacy Of Chivalry

The Legacy Of Chivalry Chivalry started in the Middle Ages as a code of behavior that knights followed. Knights were expected to treat their fellow knights and social inferiors with respect and benevolence. This code prohibited knights from attacking the unarmed, and knightly ideals stressed that a good knight fought for glory and Christian purposes and not for profit. Later, knights labored to master the arts as intently as they did the skills of warfare. Writing poetry, sing...
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Dionysus

Dionysus Son of Zeus and Semele, also known in both Greek and Latin as Bacchus. According to Ovid, when his mother was killed Zeus snatched her unborn child and sewed him into his own thigh. The Homeric Hymn to Dionysos (1) gives variant versions of his birth. He is unusual in that he has a mortal mother, the story of Semele places his birth much later than those of the other gods. Several stories tell of the fate of mortals who refused to recognised or accept Dionysos, as ...
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Holy Wars

Holy Wars Millions of people over the course of history of the world have died because of holy wars and crusades. Religious belief systems have created more specific boundaries with attention to detail to ideology than ever before and some of these certain religious restrictions or laws have been the cause of holy wars and deaths. The Crusades were Holy Wars by European Christians between the 11th and 13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims, the holocaust wa...
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The Language Of Laughter

The Language Of Laughter Laughter is part of the universal human vocabulary. All members of the human species understand it. Unlike English, French, or Swahili, one does not have to learn to speak it. We?re born with the capacity to laugh. One of the remarkable things about laughter is that it occurs unconsciously. You don?t decide to do it. While we can consciously inhibit it, we don?t consciously produce laughter. That is why it?s very hard to laugh on command or to fake ...
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Seth God Of Chaos

Seth: God Of Chaos Seth, or Set, is the Egyptian god of chaos who embodied the principle of outright evil. In the beginning of Egyptian history Seth was a member of the acclaimed gods of Egypt. Seth is the God that stands at the bow of Ra?s boat and slays enemies as the ship daily navigates the sky. He was associated with the destruction of foreign lands. He was depicted as a human with a head of an aardvark. ?He had a curved snout, erect square- tipped ears and a long for...
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Holocaust

Holocaust A Reexamination of Conscience In trying to demythologize a catastrophic historical event such as the Holocaust, the issues of culpability and conscience often arise. Due to the incredible size and power of the Nazi regime, thousands share in the blame for the virtual extermination of European Jewry, however certain high-ranking individuals played very direct roles in carrying out Hitler?s ?final solution?. Adolf Eichmann and Franz Stangl were two men who share...
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