Pre-existence

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  • Doctrine And Covenants

    The Doctrine and Covenants goes on to tell us more about whom some of God’s children chose to follow. A third portion, “of the hosts of heaven turned… away from [God] because of their agency; And they were thrust down, and thus came the devil and his angels” (D&C 29: 37-38). The Doctrine and Covenants is set apart from other scripture by giving God’s children such specific detail about where did we come from and why are we here. In particular, since Joseph Smith always sought for continuing revelation, we discover more about the pre-mortal life and why we need a savior. No other book of scripture goes into as much detail about the true nature of Satan, and how the origin of agency affected mankind. By studying the pre-mortal life in the Doctrine and Covenants, we realize why agency is such an integral role to our existence on earth. Agency From our pre-mortal existence we learned that agency is a valuable part of the plan of salvation. The Doctrine and Covenants shows us that “ I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free” (D&C 98: 8). God has given us agency since the beginning of time in the preexistence. Agency is vital to…

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  • Socrates Arguments For The Pre-Existence And Immortality Of The Soul Analysis

    Socrates’ arguments for the pre-existence and immortality of the soul include enough evidence and explanation that validates his reasoning. The arguments instituted by Socrates on death and the continuation of the soul give validation to the belief that death is not the end and we ought not fear it. In Plato’s Apology, Crito, and Phaedo there is constant discussion over the afterlife and how to handle impending death. Socrates was sentenced to die by the public court for corrupting the youth,…

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  • Ontological Argument

    and values. We can see that although theists believe in god(s) and atheists don 't, both have some similar assumptions about how the universe came to exist. St Anselm (1033-1109), who was the Catholic archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church, first created the Ontological Argument. This is among one of the strangest arguments as well as also being one of the most debated. The ontological argument is notable due to its claim of the existence of God by basing its evidence solely on…

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  • Pre Production Reflection

    within the narrative. Early on, pre production, we did not distribute roles to each individual because we wanted everyone to share responsibilities; However, towards the end we agreed on roles based on what occurred in production. The idea behind not giving each other roles was to offer different perspectives, a new set of eyes with the desire to improve the final product. In a larger project, switching roles frequently would not work, but because we are…

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  • The Giver: Book Vs. Movie

    As an avid book reader, my response to “book or movie,” is always book. The book has free reign to take one where the author intended for one to go. A movie has no such ability. It is constrained by social obligations and media requirements. Often, the director of said movie is unable to dig into the details and moments the author has laid before one. This is additionally accurate for those telling a true story. Many vital parts of the story line are left out because the director saw them not…

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  • Parker Second Classroom Class

    The Second-period Class in Parker’s Room I arrived at the pre-Kindergarten School 20 minutes to 9:40 A.M. At this time, Parker was preparing for her second period class. During this class, Ms. Parker takes the children through her “Fine Motor Skills Development” lesson that is typical for most pre-kindergarten lessons. It was a fairly warm and windy morning. In front on the schoolyard are children playing around. The mood is good and students are busy with various activities. I spot a couple of…

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  • Ten Categories Of God Analysis

    something’s existence by using univocal terms which fall within the ten categories of being. For example, when it is univocally predicated of Joe that he is good, we know that Joe exists with the attributive quality of goodness. The ten categories are comprised of substance and 9 other accidental properties. Maimonides illustrates that it is impossible for a univocal attribute to be predicated of God, e.g. one cannot predicate of God that he is good. Goodness is an attribute of man, and to…

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  • Avicenna Vs Aquinas Analysis

    The individual itself comes into existence when “[necessary causes] interact with one another until particular things come to exist as a result.” Avicenna’s specific term for the principle being is the “Necessary Existent,” to capture the concept that all being necessarily comes from the Necessary existent. From this idea, Avicenna describes the Necessary Existent’s intellecting powers, “It intellects by way of Itself anything of which it is a principle.” From thence, the Necessary Existent does…

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  • Mackie Evil And Existence Summary

    questioning God’s omnipotence presented by Mackie in his article “Evil and Omnipotence”. Mackie has his own “Inconsistent TRIAD” formula that states: 1. God is omnipotent 2. God is omnibenevolent 3. Evil exists. He argues that these premises are inconsistent since all three of them cannot exist at the same time. The premise below states that the free choice of good or evil by men is dependent on God. And if men can choose good on some occasion, then men can choose good over evil on every…

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  • Jean Paul Sartre Existential Humanism Analysis

    This paper offers an analysis of Jean-Paul Sartre perspective of ‘existential humanism’ in order to argue that this view of existential is very optimistic and it poses a problem for individuals. The central theme in Sartre’s work is that man is born into a void where there is nothing, including God. As a result, man creates the self and his essence. The free choices he makes. In making choices, man is not only committing to himself but to all of mankind. In Sartre’s existentialism, “existence…

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