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My Own Ghost
The Ghost, who appeared as a young girl, ran freely about the clearing, unmindful of the unyielding blades of grass that threatened her pale feet at each step, freezing at random intervals to stare at some motion or shape or creature that had caught her attention. She chattered on, exclaiming at each new thing that came into her sight.
"Oh! Look! That tree the one right over there with the roots and the knots and the cloud above it the one with all the whorls and spirals they almost look like but wait, the cloud's drifting, now it looks more likeoh, can you see these flowers? The colours I wonder why those colours? Are there bees here to cross-pollinate and do they have stings or is there an entirely different method of pollination and wouldn't the whole place be covered in flowers if nothing ever dies so is there never anything new or do plants die Oh, look, there's another man over there, he's talking to someone, I wonder who, he
Cthulhu and Heaven
On the bus ride to Heaven (that is a weird phrase to type), Lewis is told by a fellow bus rider (whom Lewis calls the Intelligent Man) that all the houses he saw in Hell were imaginary, and didn't keep out the rain or anything. When Lewis asks what the point is of an imaginary house, the man replies: "Safety at least, the feeling of safety." Lewis sensibly asks: "And what protection could an imaginary house give if there was any danger?"
Imagination is no defense against reality. Believing you have a gun is no use against a wild boar, and wishing for an umbrella is no use against the rain. The dangers that the Intelligent Man is worried about, while only hinted at in The Great Divorce, would likely not bother themselves about any imaginary houses. This is part of the point in the anecdote, that people use imagination to guard against reality but it will do no good.
However, reading this anecdote, my mind was sent off in a different direction than imagination versus reality
Logic and Theology
What part does logic play in theology?
Logic is the attempt to lay out the fundamental rules of the universe, not those which God laid down, e.g. physics and chemistry, but rather the rules by which even God must play, because it is literally impossible to go against them; there is no way to contradict them. Although perhaps it is a mistake to say that God must follow logic. Rather, logic follows God in the same sense that goodness and love do; they are a part of Him and proceed from Him, neither separate from Him nor containing Him.
In any case, logic then reveals to us a part of God. It is a way for us to understand Him without any interpretation difficulties. Of course, it gives us a rather abstract picture, telling us that He cannot create both an unstoppable force and an immovable object, rather than telling us why He created us or what He would think of gun control. Logic does not pretend to reveal God's thoughts; what it does instead is display a framework within which God's tho
Morgana smiled into the moonlight as she listened to Merlin settle on the grass beside her.
"It's a long time since I've seen you so happy," he mused.
"What's left to worry about?" she replied softly. "It's all over and done with, now."
He hummed in agreement.
"Camelot will, for good or ill, carry on without us. It'll have to. Everyone else is dead: Arthur, Morgause, Gwen " She paused. "I am sorry about Gwaine. He didn't deserve that."
Merlin did not reply.
"What's there left to fight about?" she continued. "Camelot will fall, no matter what you do. Arthur will return, no matter what I do."
They sat in silence, pondering.
Then he grinned --- his proper fool's grin that she hadn't seen since she'd begun to smirk. He sprang to his feet, and with a flash of his eyes changed his torn clothing to a silver tunic, with that ridiculous manservant's cap and (of course) a blue neckerchief. The result was quite motley.
He bowed graciously, and proffered his hand. "My lady
Justice and Power in the Warren Court
Justice for the Country, Power to the Court
The first Supreme Court, nicknamed the Marshall Court for Chief Justice John Marshall, is rather famed, thanks to its lasting effect on American history. The Marshall Court truly established the judicial branch as one to be contended with. Few Supreme Courts that followed embarked upon the same path. Some courts remained in the background, and some went along with the policies of the rest of the government, but some courts took stands on what they understood as hallowed ground and defended the principles of the Constitution. Led by Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Warren Court was a court that followed the Marshall Court's lead, taking the controversies and turning them into historical precedent and social progress. The Warren court had a huge impact on history through various cases, such as: Brown v. Board of Education, which started the ball rolling in desegregation; Baker v. Carr, which upheld the democratic principles of the C
Success And Failure For Upton Sinclair
The Jungle: Success or Failure for Upton Sinclair
The first decade of the 1900's saw many reforms come about that had been strived for and dreamed of for many years: referendums, secret ballots, and a president supportive of unions, to name a few achievements. Of course, the reformers of this time did not achieve so much by resting on the work of bygone activists. One of the foremost reformers and one of the most renowned was Upton Sinclair, an American novelist and muckraker. Sinclair's foremost novel was entitled The Jungle, a mixture of fact and fiction that aimed not to excel in literary style but rather to prompt reform. In his auxiliary goals of spurring economic reform, Upton Sinclair succeeded with The Jungle (mostly through federal legislation), though politically he saw only marginal gains and in his primary aim of social reform Sinclair did not have any effect save in the long-term.
Upton Sinclair was a socialist and a progressive, and for
Depression This is about my depression. If you read this much, please read it all, it's a little insulting if you don't bother. (what are watchers for if not to look at their dev watches deviations?)
Thanks in advance.
I hate the people who just tell me I'm upset, or it'll all be ok, or I know how you feel- unless they are in the same bullet ridden, sinking boat in a sea full of hungry demons I am. The ones who tell me crying and self harming and starving is attention seeking, when in reality I'd rather hide away from everyone. Except I yearn for someone to be with.
Sorrow and an ache in my chest fills my day. My limbs throb in pain, every step becomes a chore. I cannot run, breath escapes my lungs far faster than I can drag it in. It feels like knives are stabbing relentlessly through my insides. This is not fake... This is real, and constant, but I've learned to live with this pain. Sometimes, it gets too much and I lie there on the floor whimpering, or I pass out fr
Unova Explains: Pokemon World Facts 1In the Pokémon world there are a total of 21 main regions: The "leagued" regions, or ones with a Pokémon League, are KoTo (Kanto-Johto), Hoenn, Sinnoh, Arkia, Unova, Kalos, Aeroic, Strikua, Exxox, Bellu-Tarin, and Werik. The "resort" regions are not full continents. Some have leagues of their own, but are not vast enough to be considered in Conferences and other tourneys. These are Holon, the Orange archipelago, and the Sevii Islands. These are often treated as training resorts for big-name trainers. The others of this group are simply without a league for various reasons. These are Almia, Orre, Fiore, and Oblivia. Lastly, the "uncharted" regions are continents that have been only slightly explored by the modern world. Ones like Torneir and Terrevene just simply decided to remain independent long ago, and thus are still out there across rough waters, still ruled by a king and queen and still living in what we would call medieval ways. Flaske and the Outer Boundaries are
How to make gourmet (In just 20 simple steps!)1. First; you get a pie. Any old pie can do, but preferably one with cheese in it. (Note: Make sure that it isn’t actually classed as ‘old’)
2. Wrap it in bacon. Make sure that if there are air-pockets, fill them up with batter and mushrooms and honey-chicken. Stuff like that.
3. Deep-fry it. You don’t microwave it, grill it, or bake it in the oven, you HAVE to deep-fry it. If it’s calories you’re wanting, then this is most definitely the way to go! Add batter for good measure.
4. Now you drizzle cheese all over it. This has to be done just after you’ve taken it out of ze deep fryer, preferably while it’s still hot. If you experiment with lots of different cheeses, you can make pretty pictures and a combination of tastes!
5. Now add battered bread-crumbs. The melted cheese should help stick it all together
6. Fry up some mince-meat, and put that on too. Note; this doesn’t have to actually be mince-meat mince meat, it can just be any
Hybrid Assignment For Western CivilizationWhat?
I choose to review the creation myths of the ancient city of Mesopotamia. I analyzed The Epic of Gilgamesh and Mesopotamia Creation Myths; Earth, Gods and Humans provided through the Western Civilization with Coursemate e-text. The way that the myths worked in ancient Mesopotamia were a way of recording the fleeting wills of gods and those who worshiped them in temples within large cities. Each temple was manned by priests and priestesses who were charged with the main care of the God who was thought to reside in this temple. The gods of Mesopotamia were many, consisting of many lesser deities with a main core of god and goddesses who were part of a pantheon or a family of close knit group who would lead and rule over the entirety of the land. The pantheon consisted of Enki god of the life-giving water worshipped in the town of Eridu at the mouth of the Euphrates. Nanna the moon god was worshiped in a temple at the Ur river where as in Urk a nearby town they wor
Tudo menos euÉ quando o silêncio me abafa que eu sinto que nunca estive a tempo no sitio certo; que nunca fui oportuno e perspicaz, que não percebi o tempo que o tempo leva a ser.
É quando o silêncio me agarra que eu sinto que nunca corri na direcção certa, no momento correcto; nunca nos instantes em que o devia ter feito, e em que nunca os devia ter largado.
É quando o silêncio me amordaça que eu sinto que nunca disse o que devia, quando e como devia; que nunca te disse o quanto gostava de ti quando era certo, e que nunca te disse que partisses quando era devido.
É quando o silêncio me engasga que eu sinto que nunca fui eu quando podia, e que fui outra coisa qualquer quando não devia; que nunca me mostrei a quem devia, e que me escondi na sombra quando a luz brilhava mais forte.
É quando o silêncio me abraça que eu sinto que sempre fui fugaz e que nunca fui inteiro; que deixei partir na corrente o que não devia, e
On Life with Dragons (Personal Narrative) It is the week before I move in to SFA, and I need a keychain. If I don’t get one, I will lose my keys. But the problem is, I have not the slightest idea of what I want on my keychain. I know there are some pretty cute anime- or Vocaloid- Legend-of-Zelda-themed ones out there, but I know not where to find them and neither do I know how much they cost. Probably a fortune, as far as keychains go.
We go to Walmart and find nothing. Legitimately nothing. Well, except for one, but it is a Duck Dynasty keychain. As I find Duck Dynasty unappealing, never will I ever watch that show, and never will I ever buy any of their merchandise. Next we head to Target, but on the way my dad decides to stop at Auto Zone to look for a keychain there. My family and I wander the store until I find the little end display—they had strode right past it, oblivious—and I scan their meager selection, albeit much larger than Walmart’s.
Ford, a pair o
Liberty. Freedom. America.
Every candidate in every political party will use those words, trying to make you believe that their party is the patriotic choice (and therefore the only choice).
I will not.
I will not tell you that, if you are a true American, our party is the only option. I will not say that a vote for me is a vote for George Washington, or Abraham Lincoln, or Chuck Norris. I will definitely not state that to vote for my opponents is to vote for Communists or Nazis. I will not say any of that, however true it may be.
I will, however, tell you what a vote for me does mean.
It means minimum taxes and maximum protection of your privacy.
It means minimum gun control regulations and maximum liberty.
It means a free market for business. It means letting states try out education ideas and not forcing the federal government's ridiculous tests on all kids. It means protecting doctors from lawsuits when they were just trying to save a life.
The poster you see here says that
ReflectionsVal's pursuit led him to the foul beast's domain. The hollowed-out cavern reeked of blood and rancid meat. The dim light he had seen as he charged through the tunnel after the monster could now be identified: torches. Rows of mysteriously lit torches lined the walls of the huge cave. At its center was a substantially large labyrinth of mirrors.
He spotted the beast entering.
He spun his silver broadsword in his hand and hurried in behind it.
His garb was a simple blue and white crusader's leather with thick armored pads and reinforcing steel studs. Lightweight and flexible, but quite effective defense against blunt blows and – in a pinch – the slashing claws of the unholy spawn of the earth. All monster-hunters wore a similar variety in Val's experience. It would serve him well in these close quarters of the mirrored maze.
Right, left, forward, left, right he turned, always catching a glimpse of the beast's tail as he wove his way through the corridors. Every so often he sp
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