Jesus and Mohammed have shaped the course of history and the destiny of man for over two millennia. Christianity and Islam are currently the largest religions with a following of 1.8 billion and 1 billion respectively. No other religion in the world comes close to achieving such numbers. These are the only two religions that have a global presence; in other words you will find Muslims and Christians present in every territory in the world. Both Jesus and Mohammed shared a lot of similarities and differences which is reflected in their respective religions. This hub compares and contrasts the lives of Jesus and Mohammed and examines the impact their deaths had on their followers. It also examines the history and manner of worship of both religions. Historically, we encounter reports of miraculous events before and upon the Birth of both leaders. The Christian Bible talks of a host of Angels appearing to shepherds (Bible, Luke 2:8 NIV). There is also the star of Bethlehem, a celestial body, said to have guided three Magi to the birthplace of Jesus where they rendered gifts. (Bible, Mathew 2:2 NIV). As for Mohammed, the Quran reports that as a baby he was sent to be taken care of by a nurse which was the custom in those days. Halimah, his nurse, explains that with the entrance of Prophet Muhammad, blessings showered her life such that their property and herd increased daily. Although drought had spread throughout the deserts and cities, Halimah's sheep were healthy and full of milk. Their shriveled trees prospered and grew back green leaves. The camels regained their milk. Furthermore, a number of ill people who came to their house were cured because of the presence of Prophet Muhammad (roshd.org/eng/beliefs/?BEL_CODE=128).Both religious leaders are said to have performed miracles during the course of their lives. The new testament in the Bible is full of stories of miracles such as the turning of water into wine, the feeding of a multitude from a few fish and...
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English 102 B33- Composition and Literature
Fall 2014 Term D
September 4, 2014
Fiction essay thesis and outline
The Lottery – Shirley Jackson
The Rocking-Horse winner – D.H. Lawrence
Thesis statement: “The Lottery”, written by Shirley Jackson and “The Rocking-Horse winner”, written by D.H. Lawrence both use the stories settings in contradicting ways in order to present the seriousness of the stories. Shirley Jackson used the setting as a way to sidetrack the readers while D.H. Lawrence used the setting to construct the story.
1.) Thesis Statement
a.) Write about the summary of “The Lottery.”
- Main characters
- Main conflicts
- Main incidents
- Emotions I felt & emotions characters felt.
b.) Write about the summary of “The Rocking-Horse Winner.”
- Main Characters
- Main conflicts
- Main incidents
-Emotions I felt & emotions characters felt.
1.) Setting definition
2.) Use of the setting in “The Lottery”
a. Explain how the author used the descriptive...
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Buddhism is essentially an atheistic religion. And yet it is one of the major religions in the world today. How can Buddhism be used to illustrate Durkheim’s and Geertz’s point that religion is really not about “God,” but about “us,” that is, about human society and culture. In order words, in what sense would it be true to say that religion will not go away or disappear (as the radical Enlightenment and Marx believed it should and eventually would) because it is an inalienable aspect or dimension of the human?
Buddhism, or any religion for that matter has been said by Durkheim and Geertz’s to stand for, ironically, not God; but for “us”… as in society and culture. Buddhism for example, can supportively illustrate this proposition with just with taking the religion’s fundamental principle’s into consideration. As said in plenty of Buddhism teachings, the purpose set within Buddhism and its teachings is overall meant to better ourselves, as humans, spirits, to be the best we can be. Instead of a “God,” Buddhism is derived from the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, which translates to “the awakened one”. The purpose withstands clearly, there is no questioning to where the principles originated or derived from, the clear purpose of bettering “us,” ourselves as a whole, as a society with little to no evil. This religion doesn’t obligate...
...Elements of Religious Traditions
Elements of Religious Traditions
Living in an age of knowledge, we have discovered a vast majority of information throughout the years. This information has allowed us to thrive in this world and furthermore, make decisions on what we believe in. Throughout the world, there are many different religions. Some may share the same elements, and some may be vastly different. Certain cultures may believe in one God, monotheism. Others in more than one God or Goddess, polytheism. Some may choose not to believe in anything at all, atheism. “Shinto, for example, does not have a set of commandments, nor does it preach a moral code; Zen Buddhism does not worship a divine being; and many tribal religions have no written sacred scripture” (Molloy, 2010). No matter how you look at it, religious traditions have a profound influence on cultures around the world.
Relationship with the Divine
The ultimate goal for many religions is to love and be loved by their God. Having a relationship with the Divine is an important component of almost all religions. However, the methods of how each religion achieves this is varied by their traditions. In Christianity, it is all about praying, worshiping, and reading the Bible. For Buddhists, they focus on meditation and mantras. Hindus have pilgrimages to holy cities, yoga, and meditation. As we can see, praying and meditation seem to be a common trend. That is the...
Helplessness within the Unseen Modern Heroes
Why do authors write about helplessness so much? Well they are pretty good at what they do so that could be why. Regardless Ernest Hemingway and Charlotte Perkins Gilman really know how to illustrate such catastrophes in their writing. These two stories, “Hills like White Elephants” & “The Yellow Wallpaper” despite their time frame differences have a lot of similarities. From lack of clear communication as written by Gilman, “John does not even know how much I suffer” to even the frustration over miscommunication and non-mutual feelings “’All right. But you’ve got to realize ------.’’I realize’ the girl said. ‘Can’t we maybe stop talking?’” Such feelings can cause people to become irritated or even insane like written in the stories. Some would even say it left them feeling.. Helpless.
“Hills like White Elephant” by Ernest Hemingway, consists of an American couple at a train station on a hot clear day in Spain, ordering beers until their train arrives. They are traveling to have a particular unspecified procedure in Madrid, but we can assume it is to obtain an abortion. While the two wait, they just drink and talk to kill the time. The tension between the two is almost as sizzling as the heat of the Spanish sun. The man, while urging the girl to have the operation, says again and again that he really doesn't want her to do it if she really doesn't want to. However, he...
April 26th 2014
U.S. Spectacle Assignment
Throughout the years societies have expressed their cultural values through various spectacles. In America there are spectacles that occur everyday all across the country. They range from very large venues that holds many viewers and or people watch on television or smaller spectacles that have less people watching. Every little detail about the event including who attends or watches the spectacle expresses our country’s cultural values, as well as the experience the viewer has and prizes given out. These are just a few of the many traits of a spectacle that show off the society’s culture.
One U.S. spectacle I would like to focus in a bit more detail is American Idol. This is a television show that is a competition between upcoming singers from 18 years of age to 99 that have the dream of becoming the newest and hottest artist. The way the competition works is in the beginning there are many contestants that come and try out. The fact that this is an open competition that anyone may tryout shows the openness to the spectacle by the public to be involved. There are no requirements for a person to try out for American Idol. This shows that our culture allows male female and people from any social class to participate in the event. There are four judges who are generally famous artist or producers that take a vote to either reject them or move the contestant on to...
...Eugenia Rita Lee
9/11: the Good, the Bad, and the Whoops
Was 9/11 a big mistake? America still reels from the attack on our sense of security, the devastating event an abrupt betrayal of our trust in social respect. Before the act of terrorism, we trusted that everyone was doing what they could for the good of humankind, if not for the nation. With the fall of the World Trade Center came the mistrust of a religious group that gradually expanded to any random stranger on the street. The general fear the public has of a crime with no aim, an attack on our nerves, has grown exponentially since that first breach of common good, but the real question is, what have we learned from such an event?
Enter Charles Krauthammer, the author of, “The 9/11 “Overreaction”? Nonsense.” This charming essay on his version of the after effects of 9/11 in the US and his take on it was originally published in the Washington Post on September 8th, 2011, 3 days before the 10th anniversary of the fall of American communal trust. In it, he claims that the event was an eye opener, the act revealing to the general public that we, in terms of military and preparedness, were not prepared enough as a nation. It unleased “the massive and unrelenting American war on terror, a systematic worldwide campaign carried out with increasing sophistication, efficiency and lethality,” (Krauthammer) which turned the leader of al-Qaeda, “Osama bin Laden…, jihadi hero after...
A Doll House drama essay
I argue that there is a connection between irony as a main theme and manipulation in A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, and this is why my argument is valid… In Ibsen’s play irony is a visual element that is extremely present. A type of irony seen in playwrights such as A Doll House creates a lack of similarity between two or more facts. “Between what characters think is the case and what actually is the case”.(DiYanni,933) This “type of irony is irony of circumstances (sometimes called irony of situation)’.( DiYanni,933) In Act I we first see a playful conversation that shows a discrepancy between the two main characters Nora and Helmer, these two main characters are husband and wife. The discrepancy is about spending money, where Nora is careless and just spends and spends all of the couple’s money, and Helmer does not like all of her spending but gives in to his wives wants. We can see from the start that this marriage is not based on love but with financial stability. In this play we see this financial stability with many of the characters. It’s ironic that in Act I Helmer says to Nora “you know, we can't spend money recklessly”, although near the end of their conversation Helmer says “Nora, what do you think I have got here?”. Her reply is “Money” and then gives her the money he had in his wallet. This shows a lot of irony because someone like Helmer who complains about too much...
The program I’m creating is going to be utilized to determine the total cost to build a gaming computer using a base model and upgrading 3 key parts.
The input of this program will consist of the base price (BasePrice), the graphics card choice (GraphicsCardChoice), the monitor choice (MonitorChoice), and the hard drive choice (HardDriveChoice). After the user has made all of the required choices, the program will determine the appropriate cost of that option: GraphicsCardCost, MonitorCost, and HardDriveCost.
The required output for the program will be the total cost (TotalCost) of the state of the art gaming computer. The program will then determine the total cost of the state of the art gaming computer by using the following computation: TotalCost = BasePrice+Cost+MonitorCost+CaseCost.
Using the Hierarchical Design, I am creating a flow chart or blueprint of how basically this program will work:
In this program, I will be using various variables with different definitions. The table below will list and identify the variables:
The cost of the computer prior to the user deciding on the three options.
The Graphics Card selected by the user.
ASUS GEFORCE GTX 760 4GB GDDR5
EVGA GEFORCE GTX 770 2GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 760 2GB GDDR5
The Monitor selected by the user....