Jewish History of the TorahPortion Emor Can you imagine living a life where hundreds of people look up to you and choose to follow in your footsteps. Where you have to live on a higher level of sanctity above everyone else. When becoming such a significant figure, have many restrictions on who to marry, how to act, who to interact with as well as the interaction between the death of a loved one and yourself. But on top of that, not able to say or express these restrictions because those are...
Human Rights In An Islamic State [Since God is the absolute and the sole master of men and the universe, He is the sovereign Lord, the sustainer and nourisher, the Merciful, whose mercy enshrines all beings. Men are substantially the same and no tangible and actual distinction can be made among them, on account of their accidental differences such as nationality, colour or race. Every human-being is thereby related to all others and all become one community of brotherhood in their honorable...
Self-Interest Self-interest, or selfish; two different words with two different meanings often used synonymously in the English language. The Oxford American Dictionary defines self-interest as looking towards one’s own personal advantage, whereas selfishness is defined as acting or doing according to one’s own interests and needs without regard for those of others, keeping good things for oneself and not sharing ( Oxford 824 ). By definition both words imply thought or action of...
Ellen White and the Ministry of Healing Whenever I tell someone that I am a Seventh-day Adventist they immediately respond with, “Oh, you’re a vegetarian.” For some reason our faith has become widely known from the writings of the prophet Ellen White on health and diet. Her writings have directed many Seventh-day Adventists to a diet consisting of “grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables” which is the diet she says is “the diet chosen for us by our...
Saul’s story is one we have all heard many times, but it is a story that shows that God can use us, even when we have tried to run as far away from him as we could. His story is found in the books of Acts, a book written by the one of the apostles. Without Saul’s conversion to Christianity, thousands would have not been saved. His ministry brought hope to many because they could see that Saul, or Paul, had not always been perfect. He is a great example for everyone who has been...
The Question Of Truth The goal of any philosopher is to find what can only be referred to as “truth.” Truth is the undeniable, that which can be relied upon in any circumstances, obviously the one thing in life that has real meaning. Unfortunately, truth is quite elusive, as philosophers have been going at the question since Socrates, and no one has produced a definitive answer yet. In the course of my years of reading about the subject, I have accepted only a few concepts as...
Analysis of Plato's "The Republic" I am going to describe Plato’s theory of justice and sophist theory of justice in relation to a happy life. I will describe Plato’s theory on form and how things derive their “being” or “essence” from it and an analysis of the Allegory of the cave. Plato says that justice, in short, is a virtue, a human excellence. His next point is that acting in accordance with excellence brings happiness. Then he ties excellence to...
The immense grandfather clock had startled me out of deep thought, yet I did not move a muscle. I let my motionless body lie there in the chair, continuing to staring at the fire. My mind traveled through what we had learned in my history class today. I was lost and confused. London is known to be the amazing city of Britain. The city with outstanding sites, great people to meet, and as we all know a place that people love to go shopping. London is the type of place people would never expect to...
THE SCIENTIFIC VERSES IN HOLY QUR'AN Moughera Waqas This is the age of science and facts. Since, from the day one of its creation the man has always sought to understand the nature. In its pursuance for the truth spanning over many centuries, the diverse civilizations and the organized religion has shaped the human life very much throughout the course of history. Since many of the religions are based on books, believed to be of the divine origins, by their believers. Al-Qur'an, the main...
Choices between Good and Evil in the Bible Throughout the Bible there are many examples of which humans must make a choice between good and evil. If the Fall had never occurred humankind would never have the responsibility to make their own choices. The consequences of the Fall provide humanity with the knowledge and characteristics that make them human. While the knowledge may not always result in the right choices, it at least provides people with humanity. Without the freedom to make their...