Bill Maher is a smart individual but an agnostic can only promote what they know which means not very much when it comes to religion. Bill Maher said “Rational people, anti-religionists, must end their timidity and come out of the closet and assert themselves. And those who consider themselves only moderately religious really need to look in the mirror and realize that the solace and comfort that religion brings you actually comes at a terrible price.” To me having a meaning and a reason to
They get involved with their own desires for career success, as well as their desires for positive outcomes for their own countries. Doing poorly and conceding often requires that negotiators not be embarrassed; that is, that they "save face" for themselves personally and for their governments at home. Let's start this discussion with the famous leaders mentioned so far in the course: In the Week 6 readings you see their own need to "save face" for themselves and their countries. What are some of the great examples shown so far of "saving face" on the part of diplomats? What does "saving face" mean in diplomatic
From the language and personalised tone he used in his writing, Rogers may be targeting an audience of young nerds, who are unsure of being proud of themselves. Rogers claims that nerds should embrace their nerdiness and not conform to societal stereotypes of them because of the success they will gain later in their lives. In paragraph 1, he dismisses society’s perceptions of nerds as “narrow-minded and thoughtless” and defines two key features of nerdiness as the “obsession with mastering every insane detail of their interest” and the “inability to understand… societal norms”, which nerds should embrace. He moves on to attributes that “virtually every modern blessing… originated with a nerd”, providing successful examples of nerds like Einstein and Newton in paragraph 3. Stating too their successes are acknowledged by society, who perceives them as “geniuses”, albeit only later in life.
I do not think that Ali was fully accepted by her Christian colleagues because they regarded her as an outsider. In addition, they questioned many aspects of her life including her name, her marital status, and her devotion to Judaism. It also says on page 11 that the clergy members had been anxious about having her present and were slightly condescending towards her. In addition, the pastor refers to himself as a “Christian Zionist” which to me does not seem very accepting, but acting as if it was considered a nice or charitable thing to do to allow Ali into the clergy. I do not think Ali did the right thing in rejecting the caller’s request to officiate at his father’s funeral because I believe that it is the duty of the rabbi to serve all Jews, especially in times of need such as when their is a death in the family.
It said that “Vargas is incredibly brave to risk everything he has accomplished in this country in order tell the truth and to shine yet another but still much needed light on the pressing need for comprehensive immigration reform in this country” (O’Connor 388-389). This quote mean that because he is an immigrant doesn’t mean he stop reaching his American dream striving to what he want to become that’s why without people like him our country will be poorer. Esther Cepeda believes that Jose Vargas is in wrong doing for being an undocumented. It say in her essay “it’s almost impossible to not be deeply disturbed by self-promotion disguised as sacrifice, the blatant criminal activity and distasteful comparison to the experiences of African American in their struggle for equality” (Cepeda 391). This quote is trying to say is that there are Americans with the struggle that José Vargas has that didn’t get the same equality that he has.
In particular, when speaking of Spies, the lines are not as clear as they do not accept the tenets of Christianity but see activities such as prayer or forgiveness as useful to the secular world. Because of this area of debate, the idea of absolutes is not possible. Without absolutes, how can we actually give someone guidance on how and where to go in their lives? Without a spiritual path that is laid out and definite, where does someone with a troubled soul go? I am grateful for the door that the book opens by illustrating how the two worlds of psychology and Christianity can be married yet as in any marriage, there is always areas that are not
Some religion in the society has been unable to move with the time, they reject modern education claiming that it is a threat to their beliefs and the way of life.Consequently,the children of such house hold are also deprived the opportunity to study in modern schools and free their minds from conservative ideologies. Such people have made religion to lose its purpose of binding peoples mind to virtues of new learning, innovation and
It seems like they are involved with a lot of political issues before such as abortion, which they oppose but I can understand King’s confusion and frustation about his self entitlement to the church. He still loves the church it is just that they are part of the white moderate that say wait it will be fine instead of taking direct action like the church used to do. The church needs more spiritual leaders or movements for segregation because God would not think segregation is morally right. 4. He is sick of the White moderate the most because he had so much hope that they would help but disappointment is what happened and it is really sad to see that.
Body Paragraph 2 A. After analyzing Garrow’s article, one is led to believe that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s reason for cheating is because he wanted to become a political ﬁgure who would have extra power for obtaining a PhD. Due to the fact that his poor intellectual ability was an obstacle for him to obtain the title that he earned fairly, he went after them by any means necessary. B. Americans should stop giving this man all the credit they do because majority of his work was not even his. They should praise other people who actually did do good for america and did not need to recur to
Are you stupid? Education is a super important part of our freedom and an integrate part of the American dream. Yet there are crazy people like you, that say they “aint down with it,” so to them I say “if you’re anti-education, you are anti-American”. Your family as well as mine came to this country for a better education, future and opportunities and you are just going to throw it all away. Right now your future is being served to you on a silver platter, and all you have to do is eat it.