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    way he went about writing this book. It was the influence of Cornelius Van Til that this book came about. He wrote a lecture called “Why I believe in God” which is where the title of this book comes from, “Why I still believe.” Which comes from the idea that with all the things that Boot would have encountered in his life he chose to still believe in God and follow his ways instead of the ways of the world around him. Meaning that he would have read his Bible day after day and was aware of the…

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    building the future is when he talks about gods being a thing of the past. “In the elder days of Art, builders wrought with greatest care each minute and unseen part for the gods see everywhere” (Longfellow 20-24). If I could, I would ask Henry Wadsworth Longfellow what his thoughts were on religion. However, I can only try to presume his opinion on this subject through looking at his poetry. From this particular stanza, Longfellow seems to say that religion and God is something of the past or…

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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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    to someone 's life and it brings one to unmatchable God. Spirituality involves prayer, meditation, interactions with natures or others, and relationship with God or a higher power. Spirituality is serving total person such as physical, emotional, social, and spiritual. The role of spirituality in health care involves coping, mortality and recovery. Spirituality is a personal relationship to the unparalled God. Spirituality is our connection to God, nature, each other, and the innermost part of…

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    group of friends at school who were homeschooled and I went to public school. This was one difference that I feel started my comparing my walk of faith to. To me they were perfect and where doing everything God wanted but I felt as if I failed God daily and I could never be like them, pleasing God with all my choices. So I oppressed it and held on and just kept this feeling to myself. As I struggled with hiding my failures and insecurities from others another stronghold took ahold of my life as…

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    the pendulum swings to one extreme. However, in other passage Qohelet’s comment is very optimistic as in 9:7 talking about enjoy life. It seems like the pendulum swings to the other extreme. The right path should be in the middle. That is to fear God and walk the path of him. Murphy’s axiom that says that “every gnomic saying needs a balancing corrective.” In order words, we need both aspects to complete a fuller truth. As Leung Lai mentions that we aim not at harmonizing or minimizing…

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    In “God in the Doorway,” Annie Dillard conveys a shift in her perception of God by associating fearful childhood experiences with her current interpersonal relationship with God. Santa Claus appears at Dillard’s doorway on Christmas Eve and as a young girl Dillard reacts in fear of a powerful, omniscient god-like figure and runs away. (M.S. 1) Dillard later realizes Miss White, her elderly neighbor, dressed-up as Santa Claus intending to shape a loving relationship with Dillard. Miss White…

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    The “Journal of Church and State” (2014) stated, that they saw prosperity and safety as God blessing them for doing good, but when God was upset bad things happened. With everything they did in their daily life, they did it to please God in return for good blessings. They had special days of humiliation or thanksgiving to make sure what they were doing was pleasing to God. These services were often led by the clergy. According to the “Journal of Church and State, ” (2014) the Humiliation…

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    Faith Lasts a Lifetime Elderly adulthood is a time period in which older individuals aged sixty-five and older turn to their faith or belief in a higher power to sustain them through difficult and trying circumstances life often delivers: death of loved ones, loss of independence, family members distancing themselves, financial hardships, or coming to terms with the possibility of their own death approaching. During this stage in life, religion plays an important role in helping the elderly…

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    Descartes: Proofs for God existence and the nature of human’s mistakes Rene Descartes, a famous French philosophy, was known as “the Father of modern philosophy”. With his formidable and broad knowledge, Descartes fostered his desire to seek for only true beliefs that were certain and indubitably true. In his work, the Rene Descartes Meditations on First Philosophy, Descartes reiterated his intellectual process of doubting and questioning all the essences of corporeal and intangible…

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