By the Waters of Babylon

By the Waters of Babylon By the Waters of Babylon By the Waters of Babylon? is a fantasy title taken from Psalm 137 in the Bible. The Psalm tells of the Israelites? great sorrow over the destruction of their temple in Jerusalem (Zion) and the enslavement of Babylon. The Psalm opens ?By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remember Zion.? Steven Vincent Benet, a Spanish writer, that remembers the destruction and the reconstruction after a war, wrote...
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Dionysus

Dionysus DIONYSUS Dionysus, also known as Bacchus, is the son of the god Zeus and Semele. He is known as the twice-born god because Zeus unintentionally burned Semele on the account of Hera?s trickery and Dionysus died inside Semele. There are a few stories that come to his rebirth but the one that is most remembered in mythology is that Hermes took the heart of Dionysus and sew it into Zeus?s leg. After much persecution by Hera, Zeus finally became fed up with it and tur...
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Alcohol Prevention at a Early Age

Alcohol Prevention at a Early Age The school board should have more alcohol prevention when the kids are younger school. I feel that there is not enough alcohol prevention in schools. I number of alcohol offenses are growing by the day from my opinion. Many people are effected by alcoholism either by someone with it or themselves. They say people turn to criminals based on early childhood development. Maybe it alcohol has the same effect. Even more people will suffer i...
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Abortion

Abortion Abortion is when a growing foetus is removed from the womb. There are two different types of abortion, procured abortion, which is when the foetus is deliberately killed, and natural abortion, which is often known as a miscarriage, when the mother naturally loses the foetus through no fault of her own. When the mother chooses to have a procured abortion, she is given general anaesthetic and the neck of the womb is opened, a suction apparatus is used to remove the foe...
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MYTHOLOGY

MYTHOLOGY The lasting effects of Mythology Mythology has had lasting effects on the influence of our society in numerous ways. Western Culture has a relationship to its parent Greek and Roman culture. Mythology contains the basic questions the western civilization has been posing for more than two thousand years. The fantasy element of mythology allows for flexible learning. Though out history there have been many attempts to explain the cultures in the universe. Nearly ...
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Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol Dependence Alcohol Dependence: Underage Drinking Stan Bailey Hank Williams Jr. recorded a song years ago titled Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound. At one time, that song was a fairly good description of my life. There are many things in modern society that influence our life, some good, and some bad. As the song implies, one of the negative influences that society had on my life was alcohol dependence. Alcohol dependence results from many different factors, one of w...
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Building Programs

Building Programs When a church grows the apparent would be that the church building grows with it, right Well in some cases I believe this would be the best for the church, but in others all you need to do is reorganize things and continue on until you are in need a new facility. However when a church does need a new building, whether that be a new Worship Center, Family Life Center, Educational Building, or what ever else you may think you need, then you need to figure out...
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Mythological Beasts In Dante?s Inferno

Mythological Beasts In Dante?s Inferno Throughout The Divine Comedy, Dante journeys through the Inferno with his guide Virgil. The great poet uses various characters, which he draws from ancient mythology and Greek stories, throughout his encounters to represent abstract ideas or concepts. In doing so, he also incorporates each of the characters qualities into their duties in Hell. Minos, Cerberus, and the Centaurs are examples of these characters. In Canto V, as Dante and V...
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Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol Abuse Alcohol Abuse The adverse effects that alcohol has on a teenager can not only be dangerous for ones health but it could also result in a tragedy such as death. Whether it be a student in high school, college or a regular teenager, peer pressure plays a dramatic role with the outcome of his/her life: I can speak from personal experience. My sophomore year of high school I started drinking alcohol and attending the regular parties, which occurred, on occassio...
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Buddhism

Buddhism Buddha (563 -483 BC). Indian Philosopher and the founder of Buddhism, born in Kapilavastu, India, just inside present-day Nepal. The name Gautama Buddha is a combination of the family name Gautama and the appellation Buddha, meaning ?Enlightened One.? Buddhism was carried into Japan from Korea. It was known to the Japanese earlier, but the official date for its introduction is usually given as AD 552. Prince Shotoku proclaimed it the state religion of Japan in 593. Se...
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