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  • Cat's Cradle
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    Cat's Cradle By: Kurt Vonnegut In questioning the value of literary realism, Flannery O Connor has written, I am interested in making a good case for distortion because it is the only way to make people see. Kurt Vonnegut writes pessimistic novels, or at least he did back in the sixties. Between Slaughterhouse Five, Mother Night, and Cat's Cradle, Vonnegut paints a cynical and satirical picture of the degradation of society using distortion as the primary means to express himself. In Cat's Cradl...
  • Meaning With Life S
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    Scientist (S) Christian (C) New Age-er (N) Opening stage: (everyone sits down, reading a book according to their way of living) S: Imagine that I would die now. How dark everything would be. C: What do you mean S: Just lying there, becoming one with the soil. Giving birth to a new plant. Just walking straight into the darkness having fulfilled all my purposes with life. C: Well, first you " ll meet the Lord so that you are aware of your death, and while you " ll be in the soil I'll be in Paradis...
  • Picture Paul
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    In the recent years there has been a particular case that has brought the minds of Christians as well as non-believers alike to examine the importance of a person's life. Apart from the ongoing debate regarding abortion as a criminal act or a womanly right, there has been another issue that has been dormant in this nation that some would argue causes the same weight as that of abortion. Euthanasia is defined in Webster's dictionary as "the act or method of causing death painlessly, so as to end ...
  • Hinduism Through Its Various Forms Of Worship
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    Hindu Religious Traditions Paper Most people in the world derive their religious beliefs and traditions from their parents and peer influences. From a religious point of view, "There are many definitions for the term 'religion' in common usage. [Broadly defined], in order to include the greatest number of belief systems: 'Religion is any specific system of belief about deity, often involving rituals, a code of ethics, and a philosophy of life' " (Robinson, 1996). However, in examining Hinduism, ...
  • 13 And Name God In One's Oaths
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    Jesus' Prohibition Against Swearing and his Philosophy of LanguagebyJo-Ann A. Brant In an article entitled 'Oath Taking in the Community of the New Age (Matthew 5: 33-37),' Don G arlington calls Jesus' prohibition against swearing an oddity and the avoidance of swearing by certain Christian sects a superficial application of the logion. [1] As a member of one such group, the Mennonites, I offer an apology rather than a rebut al. Mennonites make affirmations rather than swear oaths in order to fu...
  • Whole Fucking World
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    The gods must be crazy. Strange pollen is in the air. Like Mr. Dylan said, 'The times, they are a-chang in' '. What has it been, thirty years since he penned that line? What has changed? America, as a whole has wallowed in the pitfalls of it's own failures and mistakes for so long that we can't seem to break through this bad habit. Sitting here in out artificial pride and patriotism as we go out on the limb of World War Three. We tap dance on the landmines of world dominance. We are not in contr...

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