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    he Future is determined by one’s action in the present, So when given a chance to look at the future, people will want to come back to the present, and change their actions for a better future. In the novella A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Scrooge, the main character, is a wicked and grumpy man to start with. As four ghost visits him, with the ghost of future as the most influential, Scrooge becomes a caring, joyful man. While the all the ghosts are important in the development of Scrooge, but none more important than The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. He shows Scrooge of the consequences , and makes Scrooge acknowledge the alteration of his behavior. Although The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is the most influential spirit, some might argue that the previous spirits are more important. The first spirit was Jacob marley, he doesn’t have a lot of influence on Scrooge’s change, except for warning him about the spirits yet to come. The ghost of christmas past makes Scrooge regret his actions, and the The Ghost of Christmas present gives Scrooge human emotions, like happiness and empathy. While all the spirits have affected Scrooge in some way, the Ghost of Christmas past shows Scrooge a past that could not be changed, and the The Ghost of Christmas Present, shows Scrooge things that is happening.On the other hand, The Ghost Of Christmas Yet to Come shows Scrooge that he could decide to change his future by modifying his behavior. The ghost shows him that if he change…

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    Innocents Of Bethlehem

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    Nowadays, in our country many suffered and killed innocent people on the war on drugs of our President Rodrigo “Roa” Duterte. Like in this painting, it shows killing the people even it is not proven that he/she do the bad actions. Massacre of the Innocents was masterfully portrayed by Rubens is all about the episode of the biblical Massacre of the Innocents of Bethlehem as related in the Gospel of Matthew. This painting shows the killing of the innocent young male children in…

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    Racism In Bethlehem

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    Every first and third Tuesday, Brew Works in Bethlehem hosts an open mic night for aspiring comedians. I have attended several events, particularly because my friend is interested in becoming involved in the business. Good beer and good laughs – what could go wrong? Every first and third Tuesday, I find myself privy to the uncomfortable silence following racist, sexist, or homophobic jokes. Just this week, a man walked up to the stage and said “I hate women, they’re crazy. I also haven’t been…

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    Arrival in Bethlehem was painted oil on wood in 1540 by an unknown artist or noted to be Master LC from the Netherlands (LC, Master). This painting is an excellent example of paintings that were left unfinished allowing the under drawing on the wood to be visible. The artist used oil as his or her painting medium and wood as his or hers canvas. According to The New York Times , “This image was apparently being worked on from front to back…” (Smith). This piece captures Mary and Joseph’s the…

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    Physical Geography of Bethlehem Bethlehem is a suburban town that consists of seven hamlets: North and South Bethlehem, Elsmere, Slingerlands, Delmar, Glenmont, and Selkirk. Bethlehem is a total of 49.6 square miles. 48.8 of those square miles consist of land, and .8 square miles consists or water. Bethlehem is right outside of Albany, the state’s capital. Bethlehem also borders with the towns Guilderland, New Scotland, and Coeymans. Bethlehem and its surrounding towns are all relatively flat,…

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    The documentary of The Star of Bethlehem was very impactful. As a whole, the documentary was excellent in many ways. To begin with, the message wanting to be showed was very successfully delivered. Mr. Larson had strong supporting evidence to his side, and he also avoided being bias by including other sides of the argument. Also, the content of this documentary was very interesting. I was quite impressed with the findings about the star. Lastly, the journey this guy went through to find out what…

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    Socrates, a famous Greek philosopher, published his beliefs and inspired the youth of Greece with his ideas about the motivating factors that affect human happiness. The beliefs that Socrates held later led to his induction into martyrdom. Bethlehem, a city known to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ and a Palestinian town, is an essential factor within the war between Israel and Palestine as it is a scared place to religious peoples such as Christians and Muslims. Since Bethlehem is an important…

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    In ‘Shuffle Off to Bethlehem,’ chapter 8 of Amusing Ourselves to Death, Neil Postman argues that television preachers have warped modern religion into another cheap form of entertainment. In support of his argument he makes the following three points: that the medium of television is inherently secular and therefore cannot properly convey religious messages; that television preachers must change their dogma for the sake of ratings; and that official places of worship create a better atmosphere…

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    Many Poets use their literary expression to convey their very own views and positions on involvements that go on in the world. The topic of religion and religious forethought is not exempt from such expression and in fact is commonly one of the most discussed topics in all of literature. Two poets that have used poetry to express their religious views are T.S. Eliot and Emily Dickinson. These two poets, like many before them, use poetry as a way of expressing many topics that they both…

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    For this final lab, I decided to interview my mother. I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn a little more about the Latino and Salvadorian culture. I asked my mother about traditions that are celebrated in El Salvador, the types foods that are served, housing, and more. Through the things that I would learn through the interview, I was able to point out differences between the Salvadoran and American cultures. This final lab also allowed me to analyze how I will use my Spanish and…

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