Essays Tagged: "Belief system"

Introduction to Philosophy: an essay that offers my own answers to 6 major questions in philosophy

Is belief in God rational?Both science and religion depend on each other as they try to answer the same ... ves clear and vivid thinking, complete and accurate information, and no faulty conditioning.What is belief? Everyone has a belief system, whether they're Christians or not. Everyone has some sort of p ... o "believe" that we do not believe in anything means we must lack entity. For we all act on certain beliefs, and our suppositions have either a conscious or subconscious influence on our lives and beh ...

(8 pages) 650 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Innocence lost in William Blake's "The Chimney Sweeper"

he 1790s. By examining my interactions with the poem, I will attempt to analyse and contrast my own belief system against that which is presented in the text.Blake's poem was initially very striking t ...

(3 pages) 169 0 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A System of Beliefs

Before I can go on to lay out the foundations of my belief system, I think it would be helpful to shed some light on the playing field in which these id ... re into even murkier territory: one thing which Optimistic Skepticism leads me to dispose of is the belief that I can begin with myself and reason outward until I have built a philosophical system whi ...

(12 pages) 313 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

racter with parallels and symbolic reference to Christ, developing the theme of holding on to one's beliefs through much adversity.This essay did well because it contained numerous examples and discus ... e author. In the narration of only a few days time, Salinger has laid out the entire philosophy and belief system of his main character; a character whose thematic purpose is justified in the end but ...

(5 pages) 99 0 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A response to John Wisdoms article, "Gods"

res in many ways what Wisdom is trying to get across in his essay about religion. Religion, and the belief in it, cannot be logically justified in the same way the law of gravity can. It cannot be pro ... ies of all possible physical or metaphysical states. Therefore, the majority of society basis their belief system around science, and rejects or accepts things on the basis of proof. I use proof in it ...

(8 pages) 31 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays


In many significant ways, belief systems have impacted the lives of people around the world. One example of a belief system is ... , it let the government run more efficiently, being smarter and more respected. There are many main beliefs in which guide people on how to act in society, all directions clear and acceptable.To Confu ... dal period in which he lived, that "in education, there is no class distinction."In many ways these beliefs had impacted the development of China, as well as its people. People benefited because this ...

(2 pages) 174 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Relations within the Abrahamic Faiths. Examines the the historical and theological similarities of the three religions.

ay have been. In every society at any time in our history we have established some kind of faith or belief system in order to satisfy our need and desire to have answers and explanations to some of th ... ilarities and dissimilarities of: some of their major historical events and accounts, some of their beliefs contained in sacred texts and writings, and some of their holy prayers and practices.The thr ...

(11 pages) 157 0 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Witches And Heretics In The Medieval World: Why It Can Never Be Proven If The Ever Existed.

Since practically the beginning of time, as early as 9 C.E. there has been thebelief of God. Along with that belief, there was the belief of the Antichrist,or the Devil and his m ... gs attached to them, however each basically mean that they are a group of people who share a common belief system which opposes that of the Roman Catholic Church. Witches were seen as evil people, pri ... rship Satan. Roman Catholicism is known for it's strict rules and laws, and one who partook in such beliefs and who wasa judge was bound to implement his or her own beliefs into the proceedings and tr ...

(3 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Buddhism: Case Study - Continuity, Change and Globalisation in Buddhsim.

Temple, and seeing the somewhat uptight nuns there, I suspect that this is also a change within the belief system. Buddha had taught tolerance and encouraged Buddhists to help and teach other people, ... ged Buddhists to help and teach other people, though the Nan Tien Temple did not quite display this belief.I feel that, from my personal experience (prior to studying Buddhism) that Buddhism has no ...

(3 pages) 101 1 1.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

hould get the death penalty. Later in the book, she has the audacity to question the entire Puritan belief system. Hester committed a mortal sin through adultery and she also questioned her belief in ... ins to act differently. Her daughter, Pearl, keeps Hester from acting out against society and their beliefs. Hester also perceives her affair as an act of love, and therefore, does not see it as a sin ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

How M. Butterfly Uses The Art Of Illusion To Foster Stereotypes Among Its Main Characters.

vidual must make the personal choice whether or not to incorporate these impressions into their own belief system.Stereotypes are more often negative than positive and are not always based on fact, bu ... an be influenced by many factors--including things like genetics, parental upbringing and religious beliefs--how we end up acting out sexually also can be influenced by the mental images that shape ou ...

(6 pages) 220 0 4.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

WWWI and its place in European history.

ty. As with any societal change, there is disruption in the way that people think and act and their belief system, that which was ingrained in them in the old societal structure, is forced to either c ... change or be at constant odds with the new ways. For the new generation, just formulating their own beliefs, what they had been taught and what their parents had explained to them no longer applies an ...

(5 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

Analysis of creation myths

rroundings and indulge in our innate curiosity of creation. Some of us might already hold a fervent belief of how the world came into existence, and this belief system is most likely related to one's ... ories are passed onto members or followers. For the rest of us who lack a strong affiliation to any belief system, we might not have our own developed explanation of creation. Because the creation of ...

(3 pages) 116 0 3.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

This essay is about my world veiw and how to make the world a better place to live in.

idea which could improve the world's current situation is Religion. Religion provides people with a belief system consisting of discipline, tradition, culture, and morality. Matthew Arnold had said th ... s more open to people. If a person has knowledge, good communication skills, discipline, dignity, a belief system consisting of traditions, cultures, and moral values, understanding, not ignorant, and ...

(5 pages) 96 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Give an account of Descartes' arguments from dreams, being careful to show which beliefs are allegedly undermined along the way.

Descartes states that he shall "doubt everything that can possibly be doubted"1 in order to build a belief system which is indubitable. Descartes attempts to ascertain which of his opinions are false, ... nspection, but by saying that he shall "go straight for the basic principles on which all my former beliefs rested" 1. If he can cast doubt on the fundamental principles, any subsequent beliefs, which ...

(7 pages) 59 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Martin Luther The Great Emancipator of Human History - The History of Martin Luther and his role in the Protestant Revolt - Works Cited Included

t of God", "...God, it's me again...". These are common phrases for our time, but in order for this belief system to be passed onto us, a man named Martin Luther was willing to die. The fact that peop ... er, it was threatening to the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church financially survived through the belief system that "Works" get you into heaven. The rituals of the church equaled salvation.The St. ...

(11 pages) 201 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Ancient Mayan Civilizations

The Ancient Mayan Civilization was built upon a rigid social structure based on their religious beliefs. They used a caste social structure in which divisions were based on wealth, inherited rank, ... n which divisions were based on wealth, inherited rank, privilege, profession, or occupation. Their beliefs were based on the fact that nature elements had the power to either help or harm. The Ancien ...

(3 pages) 64 1 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Should Hasidism Be Considered Revolutionary?

festivals, as well as normally .Hassidism introduced a radical and fundamental change in the Jewish belief system . The Rabbi became reinvented by the Hasidim with powers that were not acknowledged be ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Opinion Essay Arranged Marriages

ts see this and respect that.Arranged marriages are able to last because "the integrity, values and belief system of the family guide them." (Habib, K16) "Ninety five per cent of all marriages in Indi ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Brighton Rock" is the first novel in which Graham Greene incorporates theology. Discuss the author's use of religion and religious imagery.

cant aspect of Graham Greene's Brighton Rock. It gives the reader a chance to explore the religious beliefs and workings that take place in the mind of each of the characters. Religion is not only a m ... take place in the mind of each of the characters. Religion is not only a matter of the character's beliefs, but is also an important factor in the dilemmas and situations they confront. Whether throu ...

(6 pages) 57 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature