Tianhao Li ENG 100 Professor Light 4/7/2015 Creation Story Introduction Creation stories are defined as supernatural explanations that describe the beginnings of the universe, life, earth, and humanity. According to biblical definition it was God’s acts that lead to the creation of the universe and everything that exists within it. Stories about creation are very important to a culture because they tell people more about whom they are by telling them how they came into existence. Creation stories often give members of a community a sense of faith, how the world came into existence and offer religious information that can be relied on by the entire community. Summary of the Creation Stories The Iroquois story The Iroquois creation story talks
Hesiod’s account of creation, as outlined in the Theogony offers one of the most detailed and accepted theories of creation in the Greek culture. On the other hand, the Biblical account of creation, regarded as a Hebrew culture creation account, is to date one of the most widely acknowledged and accepted versions across various cultures seeking explanations for the origin of life and the earth. However, even though these creation accounts originate from two different cultures, they share some thought-provoking parallels in terms of their content and intentions, as well as some contrasts that make each of the creation accounts unique. Both Hesiod’s and the biblical creation accounts are similar in that they argue that prior to the beginning of creation events, the earth was merely a void that had no shape or form and this void was filled with darkness. The Bible describes it; ‘….the earth was without form and void… and darkness was upon the face of the deep’ (NKJVGenesis 1:2) and a similar claim is made in Hesiod’s Theogony which alleges that in the beginning there was only confusion of Chaos and unbroken darkness.
The day of the Sabbath helped give the Israelites a sense of self-identity. The psychological function of the texts can also validate the idea of humans being ”good”. When observing human creation and nature, there are two main conflicting views, the Hebrew creation story portrayed in Genesis and the Babylonian myth of Enuma Elish. While the creation story of Genesis and the story of Enuma Elish may have some similarities, they mainly differ in their views of human nature. Heidel belittles resemblance within the stories though with the claim, “Add to this the doctrine that man was created in the image of a holy and righteous God, to be the lord of the earth, the air, and the sea, and …that make all similarities shrink into utter insignificance” (Heidel 140).
The thirteen colonies, which were divided into 3 regions, were all different and unique in many ways. However, the diversity among the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies is perhaps what made them so distinctive. The differences between these three regions affected the way they lived, but later, they gained knowledge by analyzing their mistakes and differences. Although these three regions only had a few things in common, it was the differences among them that helped them grow and learn from one another. In fact, with all their differences, the three regions later combined to create the great nation known today as the United States.
During the 16th hundreds and 18th hundreds religion was huge, and was very important. However from the 16th and 18th hundreds people realised that the people should have a right for the different laws and rules that were being made. The 16th and 18th hundreds have allowed many people to realise that the government wasn’t the only people who had the rights to make up the laws. Most laws were made from Christians, which explains the laws of being a good person and doing what was told in the name of God. Religion played a major role in the development of democracy and mercantilism in the 16th to the 18th century, since it created of new nation based upon self-reliance, self-motivation, and self-government.
The four gods in Popol Vuh had lots of trouble creating their design for a human. When they first tried, “its head wouldn’t turn…, its face was just lopsided, it couldn’t look around, [and when] it talked at first, [it was] senseless...”(Popol Vuh 80) Both gods also believed in being superior to their creations by taking away their knowledge. The gods in Popol Vuh hid knowledge from the humans and dimmed their eyes. The god in Genesis hid knowledge from humans by using fear. He told the humans, “of every tree in the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Moses 67).
So I have said to the Israelites: You must not eat the blood of any living thing because the life of every living this is tis blood-all who eat it will be cut off” (New English Translation, Leviticus 17:14). All of these factors contribute to the absurdity of the idea of Jewish people wanting to consume human blood, especially in their holiday foods. Another traditional contradiction is the view of Pagans in the bible. For example, one passage reads “you must not worship the Lord your God in the way they [Pagans] do… they even burn up their sons and daughters before their gods” (New English Translation, Deuteronomy 12:31). Even though this passage is perhaps outdated, it is still a traditional Jewish teaching that works against the concept of ritual murder.
Martin Luther King Jr. is known as one of the most influential civil rights activists to date. His speeches and teachings have become some of the most popular among scholars and people interested in Civil Rights. He become the spokesman for nonviolent acts of protest and has since influenced millions of people in their journey for their rights. There are many reasons as to why he was and still is a very influential leader. The three main reasons are his uses of Aristotle’s three Rhetorical appeals: Ethos, Logos, and Pathos.
Based on the Garden of Eden story, humans have various features from different aspects. Human nature is the typical characteristics that human beings are born with. It is inherent and unavoidable. Some of the characteristics are good and some are not. When humans face a choice in a situation, how to make a decision will reflect their humanities.
Greek/Roman Mythology is a topic which has always fascinated me, the idea that long-ago people believed that the gods ominously reigned over and controlled how their lives played out it fascinating. With such a boundless and copious history full of many different myths and legends that have become so iconic that most people in the current culture and education know at least somewhat about it. I think that the hidden intellectualism in Greek/Roman Mythology lies in the way we go about discovering the many different tales and how they intertwined. This is because, for one to truly grasp many of the stories told, they must first have background on the people, god’s, and creatures that are within the story. On top of that, the folkloric journeys