Wednesday, May 6, 2020
I frown. HeÃ¢â¬â¢s lying. Anyone looking at him could tell he isnÃ¢â¬â¢t fine, but before I can say anything Adam pushes himself to his feet. When he walks forward, he leans into the wall and lets out a groan. I jump to my feet, and reach out a hand.Ã¢â¬Å"Let me help.Ã¢â¬ I say. Adam waves me off, and tilts his head back. Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s nothing.Ã¢â¬ He repeats again. Ã¢â¬Å"What time is?Ã¢â¬ I glance back up at the sky, to see the first gleam of blue. I shrug. Ã¢â¬Å"Not sure, looks pretty close to sunrise though.Ã¢â¬ Adam pushes off the walk. Ã¢â¬Å"I guess we should get moving then.Ã¢â¬ I want to protest, to tell him that we have time, but heÃ¢â¬â¢s already covered nearly half the length of the alley. So I lean down and gather what little weÃ¢â¬â¢ve been able to steal into a trash bag and hurryÃ¢â¬ ¦show more contentÃ¢â¬ ¦The healer warned me this would happen, when the infection got worse. I lay out a blanket, I swiped from a windowsill earlier in the day, and pull Adam so that heÃ¢â¬â¢s on top of it. Then move cautiously over to AdamÃ¢â¬â¢s right side, and slide my fingertips, over the surface of the purple skin, around the rim of bandage, then gently press. Adam grabs my arm, his fingernails digging into my skin, as he lets out a moan. After a moment, Adam releases me, and I rub the spot where he grabbed my arm. Ã¢â¬Å"Avery, IÃ¢â¬â¢m sorry I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t mean---Ã¢â¬ Ã¢â¬Å"DonÃ¢â¬â¢t worry about it.Ã¢â¬ I say, Ã¢â¬Å"I need to take a better look at the wound though, okay?Ã¢â¬ He nods. Trying to be as gently as I can, I peel the of the bandage back a few inches, and stifle a gasp as the image hits me in the gut. How can it have become so much worse in a single day? ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s no more pus, but the swelling has increased and the tight skin has become inflamed. Then I see the red streaks starting to creep out from the wound and up his leg. Ã¢â¬Å"How is it?Ã¢â¬ Adam asks. I press my lips together, careful to keep my face expressionless, I donÃ¢â¬â¢t want to lie, but what good could come from telling him? Ã¢â¬Å"ItÃ¢â¬â¢s fine,Ã¢â¬ I say, Ã¢â¬Å"in fact it looks a lot better. I just need to change...the bandage.Ã¢â¬ Adam gives a grim nod, then settles his head back against the brick wall. I hate that I just lied, but what good could come from telling him the truth. No itÃ¢â¬â¢s better that he doesnÃ¢â¬â¢t know how bad is. At least I hope itShow MoreRelatedDescriptive Essay - Original Writing1110 Words Ã |Ã 5 PagesI donÃ¢â¬â¢t know how I got to where I am, but IÃ¢â¬â¢m here now, and I have to win if I want to live. I am in a game, and in order to live, I have to escape. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s the thing, though: I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know how to escape. I was running for my life around this old house that looked like it came straight out of a horror movie. I doubled over and held my head in pain as I saw the static, which meant it was coming. 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Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Definition For Satanism Essay Definition For SatanismMost religions like Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam have well definedmeanings on exception is Satanism. Most people have their own definition forSatanism. Some people feel that non-Christian religions and all Christiandenominations other than their own are forms of Satanism. This would imply thatall Buddhists, Hindus, Moslems, and Jews. In fact at least 75% of the worldspopulation would be Satanists. Others feel that all religions other than Judaism or Christianity areinspired by Satan and thus are forms of Satanism. This would still leave thevast majority of people in the world being Satanists. Large numbers of people feel that a wide variety of unrelated, benignreligions (such as Santeria and other Caribbean religions, Druidism, New Age,Wicca, ect.) are forms of Satanism. Such definitions create great confusion. The following are recommendedterms and descriptions for four essentially unrelated religions that have beencalled Satanism. The first is Religious Satanism, This faith includes the recognition ofSatan either as a deity or as a principle. Three main denominations exist: theChurch of Satan, the Temple of Set, and the Church of Satanic Liberation. Othershort lived Satanic groups currently exist and have existed in the recent past. According to Statistic Canada, the 1991 census found 335 Canadians whoidentified themselves as Satanists. The actual Number is probably significantlylarger. A United States Department of the Army pamphlet #165-13 RELIGIOUSREQUIREMENTS AND PRACTICES OF CERTAIN SELECTED GROUPS A HANDBOOK FORCHAPLAINS (1978 April) estimated that there were 10 to 20 thousand members ofthe Church of Satan in the United States. Accurate data is impossible toestimate, since the largest group (The Church of Satan) does not release itsmembership totals. It is important to realize that the Satan they recognize has few if anypoint s of similarity with the Christian concept of Satan. The Satanistsconcept of Satan is pre-Christian, and derived from the Pagan image of power,virility, sexuality and sensuality. To most Satanists, Satan is a force ofnature, not a living quasi-deity. Their Satan has nothing to do with Hell,demons, pitchforks or profound evil. The image of Satanism spawned by Christianity is called Gothic Satanism. It is an imaginary and profoundly evil religion that was invented during thelate Middle Ages. Concepts included ritual killing of children, selling theirsoul to the devil, breaking crucifixes, conducting black masses, ect. It hasnever existed in the past, and does not exist today, except in the imaginationof the public. Another form of Satanism is Teen Satanism: A syncretistic religion whichis a blend of Religious Satanism, Gothic Satanism, ceremonial magick, and anyother useful sources of ritual that they can find. It is practiced byrebellious teenagers or young adults typically for a short interval. Theyprobably number in the tens or hundreds of thousands at any one time in NorthAmerica. An exact estimate is impossible to obtain, since they are totallydevoid of any central organization. They occasionally engage in minor criminalactivities such as vandalizing cemeteries and graffiti involving Satanic symbols. In rare instances, a few have been known to sacrifice animals. Other types of Satanism: Occasionally, serial murderers will claim tobe Satanists in order to justify their horrendous activities. Policeinvestigation reveals that they know little about the religion. A smallpercentage of child molesters will abuse children in a Satanic setting as ameans of controlling the victims. The molesters are not actual Satanists; theyare simply using the facade of Satanism to further their criminal acts. Someheavy metal rock bands pretend to be associated with Satanism. Their mainreason is to gain notoriety in order to sell more records. These tree forms ofquasi-Satanic groups will not be dealt with any further in this reportModern Satanism is generally (though mistakenly) regarded as a creationof Aleister Crowley (1875 1947). Aleister was in fact a very prominentceremonial magician who based his rituals largely upon Judeo-Christianprinciples. He was raised in a Plymouth Brethren family, but developed an earlydislike of organized Christianity. After universi ty, he joined the Order of theGolden Dawn, which practiced magick (ceremonial magic) based on: The Kaballah(or Cabbalahl), a Jewish mystical tradition, Rosicrucianism (a mystical blend ofalchemy, Hinduism, and Judaism), Free masonry ( a mens fraternal organization),and Theosophy (a Gnostic tradition believing in a common thread that links allreligions). the lottery EssayMore of El Veys theology contains the following concepts: Heaven andHell do not exist, Satan is unrelated to the modern concept of the Christiandevil. They look upon him as a god who represents the carnal, earthy, andmundane aspects of life, Satan is not a being, it is a force of nature, Ritualkilling is not allowed, blood drawn from a victim is useless, victims are killedsymbolically not actually; human life is held in sacred regard. The highest of all Satanic holidays is the birthday of the Satanist,Walpurgustnacht (April 30). Holidays of less importance are Halloween (October31), Solstices of June and December, and Equinoxes in March and September. Local groups of Satanists are usually called grottos or temples, Theycorrespond to Christian congregations and Wiccan covens. Their rituals do notinclude Black Mass (a parody of Roman Catholic sirvices) actually there are few,if any elements which ridicule or invert the beliefs or practices ofChristianity or of any other religion. As you may see, society and the Christian Church have made many believein the misconception that all Satanists are evil and the Satanic Church is avile organization bent on destroying Christianity and perverting the world, whenactually it is just a religion that, to a point practices religious toleration,and doesnt present a threat to you or anyone else. By doing this report, I would like to state that in no way do I condoneSatanism, nor am I a member of the Church of Satan. I just wanted to point outsome misconceptions that many have about Satanism, and I hope I didnt offendanyone by doing this report. Religion
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Things They Carried By O`Briens In Timothy O'Brien's novel, The Things They Carried, a number of insightful themes are forwarded by the author. One theme in particular interests me the most; the subject area is how people handle their emotions through the avoidance or distortion of reality. Specifically, throughout the novel a number of characters respond to the emotionally charged realities they are confronted with in one of two major ways, distortion or escapism. This pattern, shown throughout the novel, surveys one manner in which humans approach the rough emotions they carry with them throughout their life. To support this thesis I will analyze a number of character's responses to emotional stressors and compare them against my claims of escape and distortion reactions. I have identified two major ways the characters I analyze respond to their realities in this novel, distortion and escapism. When I identify something as distortion, I intend to imply that the characters take the edge off of the reality of their situations by making the events they encounter seem less real. Examples of such behavior would include finding humor in otherwise horrifying situations or even romanticizing the environment around them to make it seem something different than what it is. The escapist manner of reacting to the intensity of emotions is to distance oneself from the actual events or surrounding. To accomplish this all a character needs to do is to daydream themselves away from the problem or to create alternative realities in their own mind. It is important to establish that O'Brien develops the premise that the emotions and situations these men had to deal with were very intense and traumatic. Beyond the more or less obvious contention that dealing with death and war might be painful, there is textual support that O'Brien is trying to get this message across. On page 20, the narrator says, "They carried all the emotional baggage of men who might die. Grief, terror, love, longing-these were intangibles, but the intangibles had their own mass and specific gravity, they had tangible weight." This analysis sets up textual basis for my theme. If it is true that these soldiers experience (d) tremendous emotions then there is room to analyze how they go about carrying their tangible "emotional baggage." Additionally, it should be noted that the characters I analyze in this paper are only a small representative sample of the larger number of characters who may very well fit my within my thesis statement. It is also noteworthy to mention that how I classify a character in terms of their response to emotional intensity-escape or distortion-is very much a debatable contention. Given that, I do believe, however, that my conclusions will stand on the merit of my analysis. In the first chapter, Timothy O'Brien wastes no time examining one coping mechanism, escapism. Escapism is a rather basic way of handling intense emotions. Timothy O'Brien first introduces a character named Lieutenant Jimmy Cross who exhibits the escapist manner of dealing with his emotions. Jimmy Cross is the Lieutenant of the group of men that this story focuses on. Jimmy Cross is first introduced fantasizing about his love, a girl name Martha. Martha is a student back home in New Jersey and for all intents and purposes does not return Lieutenant Cross's love. On pages 3 and 4, the narrator comments that, "They [the letters] were signed Love, Martha, but Lieutenant Cross understood that Love was only a way of signing and did not mean what he sometimes pretended it meant." Thus, despite the fact that Lieutenant Cross acknowledges that Martha probably does not return his love, he still daydreams about falling in love with Martha and the times they spent together before the war. The somewhat excessive, so it seems to the reader, amount of time Jimmy Cross spends thinking about Martha may indeed be a failure of reading. We ask ourselves why it is that Jimmy Cross spends so much time thinking about Martha? This and other similar questions about the daydreaming provide room for interpretation. This daydreaming of Martha is a way of escaping the intensity of emotion Jimmy Cross has to bear during the war. We find out that in the week before Ted Lavender dies Jimmy Cross daydreams a great deal about Martha. This daydreaming helps to take him away from the intensity of the war. On pages 9 and 10 the narrator describes how Lieutenant Cross would walk along his missions thinking about spending time with Martha. While on tour, Lieutenant Cross once received a pebble in a
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Problems in Rondonia essays The Amazon, the largest area of continuous tropical rain forest in the world, is greatly cherished for its abundance of plant and animal diversity. Destruction of the tropical rainforests that take place today in Rondonia is caused by a government movement. The government of Brazil stated that all the 'Small Holders' would receive a share of land to their ownership where they are also promissed a better and easier life, farming the lands are their jobs once moved to Rondonia. The terible irony in this situation the governement hasn't realized is, the farms don't have furtile land that can't support farming which defeats the purpose of starting a farm there which also leads to destroying the land. As the Small Holders have to move to new lands they push out the already living rubber tappers that can live of of 1 hectare in which Small Holders can't even live off 500. The one most dredful irony the fact of cutting down the rainforest creates a national globel problem for example , the rain forest keeps the ground from drying out. Its vegetation absorbs water and then slowly releases it. When this vital watershed is lost, catastrophic flooding can result. Thus, the Amazon also serves as a weather regulator. If the cutting of the rain forest continues many species in the Amazon will be lost, the most devestating part is weather change, globel warming because of our ozone beening decreased it is. The destruction of the Amazon should be stoped. ...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Object biography - Essay Example Egypt is regarded as the origin of civilization. The pyramids are some of the structures in the Egyptian that combines the aspects of science, mathematics and technology in an era that human development was still remote. The construction of Egyptian pyramids started ii 2440BC and took the country 23 years to complete (Morris, 97). The Hebrew slaves who had been exiled into Egypt during the reigns of Pharaohs did most of the work. The largest of these pyramids, the great pyramid contains more than 2 million limestone blocks put together to form an iconic structure. The pyramid rises from a rectangular base, and the size of nearly eight football fields and slopes at an uniform angle of 51degrees to meet at a peak more than 4500 feet above the base. The technology that assisted this construction remains a great mystery. The calculations and the exact ability to construct a structure that is more than 6 tons heavy that still stand the firm and a strong close to five millennia later is hi storic (Allen, 313). The precursors of the pyramids are believed to be the mastabas, flat-roofed structures carved from rock that were used as royal tombs. These tombs were developed to keep the embalmed bodies of kings and rulers of the empire (Allen, 313). With time, the mastabas were improved through the use of mud bricks and raised to become shrines for the communities. What followed was the replacement of the mud bricks with curved limestone layers, and a height of 204 feet was first achieved. The original idea and calculations, which are believed to have originated from architect Imhotep, a priest and healer (Watson, 245). The pyramids were, therefore, built as tombs for the kings and the pharaohs, and the size of each of these structures was, therefore, related to the significance that the people put on the specific leaders and rulers. It is said that each pyramid was started when the king was chosen and continued to be built for
Monday, February 10, 2020
Business Management - Research Paper Example This was effectively achieved with his Ã¢â¬Å"#1 or #2Ã¢â¬ method, downsizing, and with a restructuring effort that left more employees reporting directly to Welch. All of this was done early in WelchÃ¢â¬â¢s tenure, and functioned to establish a strong base company that Welch could transform into his future vision of GE. 2. What was WelchÃ¢â¬â¢s objective in the series of initiatives he launched in the late 1980Ã¢â¬â¢s and early 1990Ã¢â¬â¢s? What was he trying to achieve in the round of changes he put in motion inÃ that period? WelchÃ¢â¬â¢s objective in the series of initiatives he launched in the late 1980s and early 1990s was to redefine the culture of GE as one focused on innovation and constant change. Welch embraced the Maoian idea of constant revolution and wanted to create a corporate environment in GE where every employee was trying to find new was of adding value to the company. Welch describes his vision of a new GE culture by explaining, Ã¢â¬Å"the new psych ological contract, fi there is such a thing, is that jobs at GE are the best in the world for people willing to compete,Ã¢â¬ (Bartlett, 6). After developing his base company early on, Welch used the described series of initiatives in the late 1980s and early 1990s to change the mindset of GEÃ¢â¬â¢s massive employee base. 3.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Bill Recommendation Essay Is it a good idea for those individuals convicted of armed robbery to receive double the sentence that it is now? In my opinion the answer is no. Policy making in the field of criminal justice is extremely vital to society. Punishments can be very confusing in the fact of what is appropriate. What is too much and what is too little? There have been many studies that show that there is little or no deterrent of crime such as armed robbery when the punishment is a long sentence to prison. The reason for this lack of deterrent is because the person who is committing the crime or crimes knows what is at stake, yet he or she chooses to commit the robbery anyway. This is because the gains of that robbery outweigh the prison sentence. The main purpose of this bill is to stop or at least lessen the amount of armed robbery that is being committed by putting those who commit the crime behind bars for a longer period of time. This seems like a good idea at first glance. However there is more to this proposition. Lengthening the prison sentence is being used as a deterrent or to simply take the bad guys off the street for longer. This has not worked in the past and will not work now. Facing a long sentence has not deterred robbery from happening. If prison sentencing was enough robbery would not be around in society especially not as frequent as it is today. According to a study done by the FBI in 2006 447,403 robberies were reported to the police, which equals out to a rate of one robbery per minute in the United States (McGoey, 2014). The punishment for robbery can be up to 25 years in the United States. Doubling that and making the sentence 50 years will hardly make any change in the robbery rate. If anything it would just cause the jails and prisons toÃ become overpopulated quicker, costing taxpayers more money. Bill Recommendation There are more effective ways to address a crime than make the punishments more intense or longer. The classic school of criminology is what I base my recommendation on. In the late 1700Ã¢â¬â¢s, which are the time that the classical school came about, the punishment for crimes was extremely cruel and would be seen today as barbaric. Cesare de Beccaria and Jeremy Bentham played a tremendous role in the theory of criminology and criminal justice today would not be where it is without them. Their main focus was to lessen the harsh punishments implemented by the judicial system at the time (Schmalleger, 2012). Cesare de Baccaria believed that preventing crimes would benefit a society more than punishing someone who committed a crime. This belief was the driving force of the classic school of criminology. He believed the punishment should fit the crime for instance theft should be punished through the use of fines and crimes that cause personal injury to be punished by corporal punishment. This would, in turn he believed, prevent these crimes from happening. Jeremy Bentham viewed crime a little differently than Beccaria. Bentham was viewed as a utilitarian. He believed that the punishment for any crime must be that of the greater good for the community. Basically stating that any pain being used as a punishment towards an offender must be justified to benefit the good of the society. Modern criminal justice still holds its foundation in that of the classic school of criminology. Having said that, long prison sentences do act as a major deterrent for many criminals, but poses a major conflict of ideas to that of the classic school of thought due to the fact that crimes are committed based on free will and rational thinking. There are Bill Recommendation many factors such as emotional instability in s sudden moment, and mental and physical disorders that a longer prison sentence simply would not abolish. There is also the very likely chance that drugs and or alcohol is involved.Ã If the offender is being driven by an addiction nothing, surely not a longer prison sentence is going to persuade his or her decision (Schmalleger, 2012) With all of that being said, the answer to decreasing crime, more specifically armed robbery, a longer prison sentence is not the answer. The question at hand is: what is the answer? This is a question that is going to be debated as long as crime is resent in the population. Juvenile criminals usually mature into adult criminals, so perhaps putting more criminal emphasis on juvenile crime must be done. In addition to everything, it is well known that drugs are the foundation of many crimes. Drugs are responsible for many thefts and robberies, and more time behind bars is not going to make a drug addict think twice before robbing someone. More emphasis needs to be put on the war on drugs and alcohol addiction. Put the taxpayers money to good use by stopping the spread of drugs, not on paying for more people inside if jails. Lets stop the robberies from happening. References McGoey, C.E. (2014). Robbery Facts: Violent Crime Against Persons. Retrieved from http://www.crimedoctor Schmalleger, F. (2012). Criminology Today: An Integrative Introduction (6th ed.). Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database.