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    Ever since I got the opportunity to choose my theology project topic, “ Faith and Reason: Why Science and Catholicism are made for each other? Today many claim that the Church is anti-science, or that science is the “new religion” and Catholicism is no longer relevant. Explore the history of both the Church and science, and the history of these accusations. Explain why both need each other, ” I was excited for this project to begin. One thing I did not realize though was how extensive it was going to be. Having grown up with science in my life and a true passion for it, I thought it was going to be a breeze, but that was not the case. Talking to people about my topic was one of the toughest things I had to do. Most times, the question came to…

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    Gamache 1 Melissa Gamache Sonia Zylberberg Sex & Religion November 23rd The Gospel According to Jesus Christ by José Saramago Catholicism is one of the most know religions around the world. It is meant to “learn to know, love, and serve God from Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who teaches us through the Catholic Church” (Online, Catholic. "Catholic Facts and General Knowledge”), yet people may have different beliefs and views on certain religions like catholicism. Accordingly, living in a…

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    chaos and abuse, David Wojnarowicz came to distrust organized society and the religion shoved down his throat. At an early age, Wojnarowicz saw the horrors of the world, raised by an abusive father and an absent mother he became weary of societal structures. In starting in 1985, he began a new phase of works of which he referred to as “history paintings”. These new works combined found materials such as maps and supermarket bags as to criticize what society blindly accepts. One such painting…

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    Metaphor For Hope

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    A Metaphor for Hope In a universe so vast and mysterious, it is natural to feel isolated. The thought of being the only creatures with minds beautiful enough to create and destroy equally terrifies us, so we choose to believe in a greater force that is always there to help and listen. Even the most skeptical individual could agree religion was needed to structure civilization and give light to the darkness. Furthermore, the possibility of a better day gives people the strength to continue…

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    Organized Religion

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    through both the Rector of Sant’Anna’s and old Professor Roscio’s thoughts regarding Catholicism and the Catholic Church itself in the novel, To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia. Disdain and contempt for organized religion is…

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    skepticism was increasing year by year...So even though my skepticism was more a matter of psychological defense than of actual conviction, it was nevertheless an effective strategy, and people responded by showing me more and more interesting rituals. After all, skepticism of this sort was far from uncommon among local people themselves” (Sax, 17). Also regarding skepticism, Sax states that some men who practiced medicine in India who would not acknowledge the guru practices and deemed them…

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    El Shaddai Case Study

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    Local chapters of the El Shaddai Group, are used to keep people connected and following the same messages even when they are far away and can’t attend the prayer rallies. The local chapters consist of aspects from different religions around the area. They merge shamanic rituals with Roman Catholicism, prosperity theology, and charismatic Christianity. Brother Mike and El Shaddai are publicly connected to Roman Catholicism, but El Shaddai is not strictly a Catholic religion. El Shaddai is the…

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    Spanish Religion

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    The culture that I chose to learn about was of the Spanish ethnicity and the Catholic Church; therefore I submerged myself with a Spanish speaking Catholic service at a local church in Murrieta off of Whitewood. My religious affiliation is Christian however the way in which I practice my belief is not the same as with Catholicism. I also do not understand nor do I speak Spanish, I am English speaking only. This would be a new experience for me, and make the experience beneficial I would be going…

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    Miss Julie is naturalistic play written by August Strindberg in 1888. A naturalistic piece is a more extreme form of realism that is defined as “An avant-garde movement, which flourished between 1880 and 1914, that portrayed heredity and environmental factors as the primary causes of human behavior through the accurate rendition of external realities,” explains editor Tobin Nellhaus. Miss Julie contains these naturalistic elements as it takes place in real time and focuses heavily on survival of…

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    Having reread my original autobiography I have realized how different my view on religion was then in comparison to now. Although I have never been extremely active in my religion I have gained a deeper understanding as to what it means to be Catholic. I had once thought that Catholicism was not a big part of my life but I have come to realize that it greatly affects me and how I view the world. “You’re not a real Catholic if [....]”. This is a phrase I have heard many times since I have been at…

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