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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
My Top 20 PS3 GamesWith the seventh generation of console gaming coming to a close, I feel like its time to pay my respects to my main system, the PlayStation 3. I've played quite a few games for this system and I've narrowed down my top 20 favorites. This is not a list of the top 20 "best" games, its a list of my personal favorite games; so keep that in mind. Now a couple of rules before we begin;
-One game per franchise.
-Third Party titles and Indie games count.
-This is just my opinion
With that being said, these are my Top 20 favorite PS3 games.
20. Twisted Metal
Twisted Metal is a helluva lot of fun, the fast paced over the top violence always keeps me entertained. Each vehicle has specific abilities that make them unique, although some are pretty much the same as others. Why is it at number 20, well the campaign mode is too short and only feature three characters, Sweet Tooth, Mr. Grim, and Dollface. That being said the game still
Same Sex Canadian MarriageSame sex marriage is wrong. It is unnatural and against God. Those who allow same sex marriage will burn in hell for their actions. These are the opinions of too many people in modern society. They believe that same sex marriage is disgusting and should not be advocated. This then poses questioning of Canada’s leaders who decided to legalize same sex marriage nationwide. Did Canada make the right choice? More than enough of the population agreed that it was or else the bill would not have passed. Canada did in fact make the correct decision to recognize same sex marriage.
For much of the time the sophisticated human race has existed, people were under the perception that marrying outside of race and class should be outlawed. Blacks could not marry whites and rich people could not marry the poor. People were dictated to only marry within what social parameters stated were acceptable. The first couples to marry outside of their race and class were heavily looked down on by fellow m
This I believe.I believe in Monsters and Goodness.
I know, it sounds childish and crazy, but let me explain myself.
The monsters that we've grown with, what if there's more then to what we hear about them? For
all we know, they could be friendly and they just got a short temper or maybe they were angry at
something and they took it out on us, or perhaps they are trying to tell us something and we
humans are just to idiotic to listen to their warnings. I guess what I'm trying to say is, "monsters"
can be good guys too, just anyone, they are alive after all.
Okay, I can see that you're thinking "no, monsters are monsters. They kill people for no reason"
and blah blah blah. Let me ask you this then; are we no better?
Humanity itself is constantly at war with its own species. We (humans) have the Holocaust,
World War I and II, Civil War, Boston Massacre, 9/11, Hundred Years' War, Thirty Years' War,
Iraq War, I could go all night (or day, depending on the time you're reading this).
We have shed so much bl
A Dream Come True.............It was one morning. A she cat, Shadowstreak had just got back from a hunting patrol along with a brown tabby named Tigerfang, and an orange she cat named Orangeblaze. They had got some prey but everyone knew that the clan had taken some damage from that battle with Emptyclan over territory, Luckily they won. But they all knew it was close. When they got back they put the prey they had caught on the pile that was in the middle of the camp. Shadowstreak just flicked the end of her tail before walking out of camp again. Going where she always goes, the biggest tree in the territory. She usually sits there remembering how her brother, Blizzardkit had gone missing a couple of years before, she constantly blames herself for it.
"Why did he have to get lost... why wasn't it me..." The black she cat thought on the branch where she was sitting. She looked out. She could see over everything in the territory. Even where the light glitters off of the ocean with its soft waves hitting
PhilosophyHumans are creatures of habit. We start with good intentions, and our values are always true to us in the beginning, but our sinful tendencies get the best of us, and we turn into the very thing that influenced our change from the start. Consequently, our ignorance and forgetfulness of those who made similar mistakes in the past has condemned this statement to hold its unfortunate truth throughout our existence. Forever we remain the same, evolved but still just as misinformed, trapped in an ongoing chain of misfortune. As dreary from which this allegation may seem, it is still, my belief. History has shown an unwanted pattern of gruesome occurrences, all with similar aspects too coincidental to deem so. Our obstinate behavior is the simple yet disregarded cause, and proceeding with this attitude will only lead to our predictive and premature demise. Ignorance, greed , and submissive behavior….these are the characteristics in people that cause the most obvious and potentially for
Possible Project?I might be doing a project of either writing or drawing.. don't know yet.
Any ideas anyone? cause I need something to keep myself busy.
Vs. Series: Darth Sidious vs. Darth MalgusWarning: This is all personal opinion and take. Nothing biased on any of the characters that I use here, please leave constructive critisicms, I will really appreciate them. But nevertheless, enjoy.
Darth Sidious, was born in 82 BBY on the planet Naboo as Palpatine, to the aristocrat house of said name. In 65 B.B.Y, he meets Hego Damask, whom he reveals to be the Sith Lord, Darth Plagueis. After Palpatine killed his parents, he began his sith training under the identity of Darth Sidious. For a great deal of time, Sidious and Plagueis began to orchestrate the plan to destroy the Jedi and The Republic. In the mean time, Palpatine was living a double life, as both Senator of the Galactic Republic and as well as a Sith Lord under Palgueis' tutelage. At some point, Sidious adopted the young zabrak named Maul and trained him as a Sith Assassin to complete certain tasks for him. In 32 B.B.Y, Lord Sidious, al
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
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