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  • Consumerism Our Religion
    1,892 words
    Every society has mythology. In some societies, it's religion. Our religion is consumerism. Ellen Weis, San Francisco's Museum of Modern Mythology Consumerism fuels the capitalist fire. In a capitalist society, the goal is to make money, by whatever means possible, exploiting whichever potential weakness that might exist. The human race is one with a wild imagination, and this wild imagination, though a great strength, can, like all great strengths, serve as a potential weakness. It is our imagi...
  • Washington Irving
    330 words
    Authors: M. Rowlandson, J. Edwards, T. Jefferson, W. Irving, and J. Cooper Mary Rowlandson's short works displayed the puritanical ways of accepting their fates, and any obstacles in their ways were tests from God. This way of thinking and living is personified in her (basically) short narrative tale of herself being captured by Indians, and her daughter being killed by the savages by the way. Jonathan Edwards, a exceptionally intelligent man, able to manipulate people. A slight step up from Pur...
  • 1960's Lead To Many Atheistic Views
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    The Brothers K-a close look at the 1960's The 1960's was a decade that destroyed the traditional view of living in America. It brought new ways of thinking and fought the old ones. Before this decade, life was much simpler in America. The average American went to church regularly, obeyed the laws, and basically did whatever their forefathers did, without any change. The 1960's destroyed all of this. The hippies of today believe that it took a megalithic event like the 60's to shatter the old ene...
  • Sound Familiar If A Culture's Religion
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    Religion in the Brave New World At the turn of the century, great minds like Carl Marx and Sigmund Freud were regarding religion as an unnecessary nuisance to humanity. Marx called it the opiate of the masses, and Freud: the neurosis of mankind. They were making the view that religion is not of divine nature, but a conception of the human mind, a very popular and acceptable belief. They believed that a religion should reflect the needs of the people and even the culture itself. Ald us Huxley sub...
  • Political Movement Of The Age Of Reason
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    AGE OF REASON Certain Individuals that lived in the period of time know as the Age of Reason discovered many knew inventions and advancements to improve the quality of life. When experimented with, these advantages brought forth knew ideas to extraordinary people who forever changed the way we look at life. Although many people found these discoveries to bring a great revival to mankind, others rejected these new improvements and felt as if they were defying god. These years were full of discove...
  • Involved In Religion
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    Why is Religion Important? Religion is the one element of life that has connected the races and societies of the world for hundreds of years. It has given meaning to lives that may seem otherwise hopeless. Religion has provided for a universal language and culture among those who believe in a higher power. The spirit or being receiving the worship and praise may not be the same, but the practices are usually similar and serve the same purpose -- to give direction, insight, courage, and a divine ...

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