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    In Christopher Hitchens’ saying “What which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence” Hitchens’ is claiming that if you do not have evidence to support your claim it should be disproved automatically. In other words, evidence to Hitchens is the necessary condition to substantiate the knowledge. To try to understand Hitchens’ intention, I make an assumption that this statement may have derived from his disbelief mostly in the area of knowledge of faith. However, at a closer

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    God is Not Great By: Christopher Hitchens Summary God is Not Great: How Religion poisons everything is book by prominent literary critic, columnist, journalist, and atheist Christopher Hitchens. In this book, Hitchens writes about religion 's fundamental flaws and how it can corrupt just about anything it touches, from everything from politics to medicine. He gives, I must say, a very impressive critique of religions and their ideas. He says that not only is religion not true, it retards the development

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    Habitat For Humanity We were asked to "Research an International Non-Governmental Organization” that works on behalf of human rights issues. So I chose Habitat for Humanity they have been working around the globe to provide housing, stability and community development because they view those needs as human rights. The mission of this organization from their website states: "At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable

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    “Do not put all your trust in any human being, but place all your confidence in God.” This was the main faith of the house of the poor, a Catholic school and boarding home for poor girls on the street. Catherine McAuley created the ‘House for the Poor’ Sister school because of her beliefs and she was once on the street herself. This essay will give a brief overview of her life, her hardships and her achievements. It will then explain how she responded to the needs of her community at the time and

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    Third Quarter Book Report Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity In the book Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity the author Alma Power-Waters transports the reader to nineteenth century America where Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and the Sisters of Charity created the first Catholic parochial school in America. In her journey to establish this great institution St. Elizabeth palpably demonstrated her virtues of charity, courage, and selflessness. Charity, Mother Seton’s most prominent attribute

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    Music as we know it today has been influenced by many different types of musical genres and as different types of music develop over time, at least some remanence of the past stays present in the music. What is usually forgotten in this process is who helped influence the development of that music along the way. The following will discuss one of those musical influences by discussing who exactly was Hildegard of Bingen, what impact did she have on music, and analyzing one of her compositions called

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    On the feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 1256, in Eisleben, Thuringia (located in Holy Roman Empire), Gertrude was born. At the young age of four [1] Gertrude joined monastery school at the monastery school of St. Mary at Helfta, under the direction of abbess, Gertrude of Hackeborn. Gertrude may have been offered as a child oblate to the Church by devout parent, but there is also a strong possibility that the joined the monastery school as an orphan. St. Mechtilde, younger sister of the Abbess Gertrude

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    Brave heroic actions bring awareness to the fact waterboarding is torture. In Christopher Hitchens “Believe Me, Its Torture”, Hitchens describes his experience with waterboarding to convince society this practice is indeed a torturous punishment. The maltreatment practice of “waterboarding” has been controversial for many years; therefore, in order to convince the audience, the matter is torturous, Christopher Hitchens undergoes this practice not only once but twice. The author uses his personal

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    Matthew Hubachek ENGL-348-01. Instructor: Hochwender November 27, 2017 “Little Women:” A Pilgrimage of Faith: Annotated Bibliography Alcott, Louisa May. Little Women. Roberts Brothers, 1868. Little Women tells the story of the lives March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. As They, grow up in Plumfield, with their mother during the Civil War. Throughout the course of the novel the sister face meaning hardship, and throughout the novel they must learn to overcome. Some these hardships include; Jo selling

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    I Am Malala Themes The book I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World written by Malala Yousafzai is a memoir about her life as a Pashtun in Pakistan, and how the Taliban takes over her town. She grew up being an advocate for women's rights in Pakistan. Her activism drove the Taliban attempt to execute her but she survived. Three important themes come up during her book: religion, survival, and fame, power, and the importance of role models. The theme religion impacts

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    “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier” (Mother Teresa, Brainy Quotes). Mother Teresa, known for her great achievements in work with the dying and the poor, was born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia. Not only did she help those dying or poor, she also took mission trips and donated to charities. In most of her life she grew up and lived in Skopje Macedonia, but travelled a lot to places like Ireland, India, and Italy. Although she wasn’t married

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    Background Information St Clare of Assisi was born in 1193 to a very wealthy family in Assisi, Italy . Due to Clare’s father Favorino Scifi was the representative of ancient roman family . At an early age she became devoted to her church and after years discouraged her family to follow her dream of a long life of devotion to her church . Of fear of her father looking for her he spent years changing her accommodation between convents . With help of St Francis she established a religious order called

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    In Christopher Hitchens, “Believe Me, Its Torture”, Hitchens describes his experience with waterboarding with the purpose of convincing society that this practice is indeed a torturous punishment. The maltreatment practice of “waterboarding” has been controversial for many years; therefore, in order to convince the audience that waterboarding is torturous, Christopher Hitchens undergoes this practice not only once, but twice. The author uses his personal experience to illustrate the mental, physical

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    The European expansion into the Americas is easily one of the most important events of the last 1000 years. The enormous amounts of wealth generated from the New World helped shape European politics for centuries after the discovery by Columbus. Should we celebrate this this influx of wealth and land to the colonial powers? Of course not. The colonisation of America was an incredibly violent and destructive process, resulting in the death and hardship of millions. This is apparent from the first

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    1. Introduction The Dark Knight is part of the Batman trilogy. In this movie, it focuses more onto Batman and The Joker. The Joker is known to be one of the most fearful criminals in Gotham city because of his attacks that is unpredictable and causes chaos towards the city. At the beginning of the movie, there is a new district attorney, Harvey Dent who is the uncommon courteous in Gotham. He is a law graduate and has successfully won many cases. Harvey Dent was a noble individual who has the goal

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    Personally i hold the perspective that Americans ought to celebrate Columbus Day in memory of the inevitable and crucia effects the Voyager Columbus had brought forth in the perspective of world history and geography. Admittedly, i cannot deny the negative side of travel from the Columbus founding the new land.But in my aopinion the advantages far weights the disadvantages.All of us may as well see teverything thoroughly and objectively .Just as the old saying goes "every coin has two sides."

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    As Bear Grylls, the star of the television show “Man Vs. Wild”, will tell you, it is not easy to survive in the wilderness. However, this was a challenge that Phillip and Chuck, the characters in the book “The Cay” and the film “Castaway,” had to face. The stories tell the tale of survival, the inspiring and powerful depiction of marooned men desperately clinging on to their lives. Although “The Cay” and “Castaway” certainly differ, both protagonists face their challenges along with their companions

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    In the early 1990’s, Chris McCandless left his whole life behind to carry out a transcendental lifestyle. He hitchhiked up the entire West Coast, all the way to his final destination in Fairbanks, Alaska. Transcendentalism is a philosophy that has had a heavy impact on many people, including Chris McCandless, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. These men shared the belief in the importance of individualism, simplicity, and exploration, which molded McCandless’s experience into a dramatic

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    Colonization started during the age of discovery in the 15th and 16th century when Portugal and Spain explored the globe for the first time. The wealth and prestige those large empire generated, encouraged Britain to spread Britain Imperialism around the world. British imperialism refers to the exercise of power over the domains Britain controlled and administered. In the Dual Mandate, Lugard argued that British colonial rule could only be situated ‘indirectly’. Indirect colonialism implies that

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    The Columbian Neo Indian Exchange, which happened in the year 1492 can be described as being an exchange of ideas, food, crops, diseases and populations between the New and Old world. The reason why this particular time period is of such importance is because not only would these events would have had an impact on the people living in this era but it would also change the future forever. I will be paying particular attention to some of the new things people of the New World would have been exposed

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