Faith Like Potatoes: Jeremiah 29:11

Considering Angus in the start of the movie to the end he changed quite a lot. At the beginning of the movie Angus acted like he needed no help, nor wanted anyone to help him. He acted out and got angry very quickly over the little things. When a man cut him off driving Angus got very mad and he hit the guy. by the end of the movie Angus’s attitude had changed, he had learned how to control himself a lot better.  He realised he did need help in order to be successful. Angus let more people into his life and he looked for help from God.

The first question from God to Angus was, are you prepared to be a fool for me? This to me means God is asking Angus if he is prepared to go out of  his comfort zone in order to have God help him. God is asking Angus if he is prepared to do things God asks of him even if it means Angus could feel different or unsure about it. God will not hurt Angus, but Angus needs to have trust in him that God will not make him do things that could hurt him.

Are you prepared for people to persecute you because of my name? this was the second question god had asked Angus. God is asking if Angus is prepared to follow him and tell people that he is a follower of him. In doing so, following God, it will bring God closer to Angus. When God becomes closer to us he helps us with what we need.

The final question God asked Angus are you willing to spend less time with your family? This meant if he wanted Gods help God would need to be put before others, even the ones who are closest to him. Angus would have to take time away from his family and work in order to pray and speak to God.

 

At the beginning of high school my plans were quite different then how they are now, at first I thought I knew what i wanted to do. I wanted to stay close to home and I wanted to be a nurse. Now as i’m getting closer to the end of school I want to move far from here and go on a adventure to a new place, I want to go into the heath industry but not sure what career in heath.  If God were to ask of me the same three questions I am not sure how I would respond, I would continue to pray to god and try to be close with him. I would not necessarily care how others thought of me going to church i would be proud of it. Taking time away from my family in order to come closer with god would be okay and I would be proud of it.

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Psalm 100

This psalm talks about how god is always with us. God will always be with us when we have faith, we can talk to god anytime during the day and he will be here to listen to us.this relates to the movie because many times angus will pray to god and god will always be there to listen.

It also talks about how god is our creator. God created us for a reason. We all have a purpose on this planet and something that god wants us to do. Before Angus planted the potatoes he prayed to god, and listened to what god had to say. All the other men in the movie told him that it wasn’t a good idea but god told him to plant and he was very successful.

This psalm also shows us how god can control us. God leads us to the right path in life. He can control us by us having trust in him. If we have trust in god he leads us to do what is best. When angus trusted in god he prayed and when he pulled out his first potato it was huge and a amazing success. He put his trust in god and god helped him.

This psalm to me means if I put my faith and trust in god he will lead me down the right path in life. he will always be here for me when I need him. prayer is a way that I can become closer with God. We can  become successful with the help of God, we just need to put our trust in him.

Many religious groups trust in this psalm the believe that by following this he will help them. They believe going to church and being in a place when they can truly connect to god can make them relate and be closer to god.

After chapter 3 writing assignment

Bernard Marx is a shy, humble, sweet, likes to be alone… alpha plus. Bernard is quite different the the others taking place in brave new world, he does not enjoy casual sex or soma which makes him stand out. Bernard works in the Psychology Bureau. He is looked as a outsider and found weird because he does not choose to participate in the casual sex, besides this difference Bernard does have one thing in common with the others, he very much dislikes having to deal with the lower castes.

Bernard and Lenina are two completely different people, so it is quite odd that they have a relationship. Bernard is shy and enjoys taking in the little things where as Lenina is always looking for ways to get involved in something. Bernard shyness tends to make him not want to have sexual relationships where as Lenina is always wanting to have sex.

A huge topic we can really focus in on is consumption. Consumption is the using up of a resource. In Brave New World the games are a way that they can get children to increase tier consumption, a game that they play is  Centrifugal Bumble Puppy. In brave new world some of them are conditioned to think that the more they consume the more successful and the more in power they will be.

I personally would not want to live in a world state. A world state is a place where everything is controlled, there is one government that controls everything.  The motto of the World State is “Community, Identity, Stability”. this type of world as almost no freedom, they do what they are told and they are conditioned from the time they are babies all the way till they die. to me family is a very important aspect of my life and not being able to have that would be very disheartening.

There is quite the amount of vocabulary in this book that can be hard to understand at some moments, but by researching the words I can get a deeper, fuller understanding of what they mean. A caste is the groups you are split up into when you are born based on your level of smartness, the higher the caste the more opportunities you have.   Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon are the names of the castes in brave new world, They’re the first five letters on the Greek alphabet. Each of these castes wore different colors and have different roles. Hypnopedia is sleep teaching. Soma is a drug used kind of like alcohol. Centrifugal Bumblepuppy. A game in which children fling a ball onto a platform. The ball then rolls down the interior and lands on a rotating disk that flings the ball in a random direction, at which point the ball must be caught. Bokanovsky’s Process is a fictional process of human cloning. Consumption the people within the WorldState constantly consume because of the conditioning they received while they were young. Conditioning was caste-based, designed to teach basic behavior suitable for an entire caste. Malthusian belt is an important accessory worn by women and girls. pregnancy substitute is a set of injections and pills that women are given to simulate the effects of being pregnant. Decanting Room is where the embryos are to be poured out, into the daylight. utopia perfect world. dystopia horrible, unplesent world.