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While you read…Brave New World

Using the format of a blog, comment at the end of each reading session on both the substance of your reading and its effects on you.

Record pages or sections on which you are commenting. Record your impressions of characters, events, conflicts, descriptions. Record responses to your own questions. Record questions about the novel as you read. Respond to course focus questions.

Make sure you take the time after, during, or before each reading session to make an entry into your blog. 10-15 sentences per reading session might be enough.

Make each entry interesting, personal, intelligent. Avoid retelling the story or simply “dumbing-down” the text. Write posts that engages your readers in critical thinking, enhances their attention span, and fills them with speculative awe.

Write several short posts per week, once a day at least. Write longer posts when your mood strikes you. Tag each post before publishing. Use categories such as the following to keep your responses organized:

Utopia
Community, Identity, Stability
Science and Technology
Conditioning
Soma
Sensual Pleasures
Religion
Family Life
Death
Skinner
Kohlberg
Piaget
Erikson
Freud
Adler
Thoreau

Track the posts you make and the comments you send and receive in a spreadsheet. Try to spend no more than 15 minutes on the computer per class. If that isn’t enough, do more work at home or during spare time. There is a need for quite, concentrated reading time during your day. Here we go.

Religion 25 Final Exam New Revised Key

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  1. (___/4) What is the difference between Faith and superstition?
    (Pg.48)
    Faith : Is that you believe in something and that is predestined, you have the ability to reason, logic and logos.
    Superstition is Emotion and Imagination.
    1. Can something come from nothing?
    2. God Exists?
    3. Immortal Soul?
    4. Man’s free will?
  2. (___/1) What was the inscription at Delphi?
    (Pg.53)
    – know thyself.
  3. (___/2) Is there such thing as Natural Modesty?
    (Pg.58)
    -No Society decides and Sophists
    (pg 63) Social conventions
  4. (___/2) How can Sophists be objectively wrong?
    (Pg.63)
    – No absolute norms.
    – What is right is in vogue.
    – They teach for money.
  5. (___/2) What did the Pre-Socratics think about Fate and Sickness?
    (Pg.53)
    – They believed that Fate controls history
    -Sickness is a result of Divine intervention
  6. (___/6) How are Jesus and Socrates alike?
    (Pg.66)
    -Enemies of the state
    -Spoke on behalf of a greater truth.
    -Their activities and beliefs cost them their lives.
    -could have abandoned faith to survive.
    other
  7. (___/2) In Greek mythology who was Hermes?
    (Pg. 60)
    -The messenger of the god.
    -the God of Sea Travelers.
  8. (___/3) What is the difference between a Sophist and a Philosopher?
    (pg. 62) Sophists reject philosophy
    (Pg.67)
    – Sophist: takes money for their teachings.
    – They are satisfied with what they know or what they think they know but really don’t .
    Philosopher: Knows that in reality he knows very little but constantly strives to achieve true insight.
  9. (___/2) What did Socrates mean when he said “He who knows what good is will do good?”
    (pg 69)(59)
    – the right insight leads to the right action.
    – “only he who does right can be a virtuous man.”
  10. (___/2) Explain Plato’s … “a longing to return to the realm of the soul…”
    (pg 85) to see utter perfection
    (Pg.89) – Ideals exist , reality is shadow.
    (Pg.101) – “Idea of chicken before “real ” chicken.
  11. (___/3) Describe Plato’s Academy.
    Located in Athens.
    – Academies ( The Great Hero)
    – Philosophy , Mathematics, Gym. Later: Science
  12. (___/6) According to Plato, what is the relationship of man to Sate?
    (Pg.91)
    -Head > Reason > Wisdom > Rulers
    – Chest >Will > Courage > Auxiliaries
    – Abdomen > Appetite > Temperance > Laborer’s
  13. (___/2) Can you have true knowledge about something in a constant state of change?
    (Pg.87)
    -Plato: No ideals exist in Realm of Ideas.
    – no thing is immutable only Ideals are real.
  14. (___/2) Who would make a better sculptor, Plato or Aristotle?
    (Pg. 109) – Plato would be a better sculptor but it would take longer to get the results because he needs perfection.
  15. (___/2) Are we born with innate ideas?
    (Pg.108)
    Plato: Yes Forgotten ideas that respond to re-teaching.
    Aristotle: No Only innate Reason
  16. (___/2) For Aristotle, contrast living and non-living.
    (pg 113)
    a. Living has “potentiality for change.”
    b. Nonliving can only change by external influence.
  17. (___/2) What does Aristotle mean by “The First Mover”?
    (Pg.114)
    – God moves the stars
    – God remains at rest (something from nothing)
  18. (___/5) Indicate the factors that contribute to the formation of a person’s philosophy of life.
    (Pg.124)
    – Environment and social situation
    (extra) – 4 postulates.
  19. (___/2) Why did Sophie’s teacher giver her an A on her Religious knowledge test? Why could he have given her a D?
    (Pg.126)
    It is important to have a personal point of view
    – her answers were right
    didn’t do her homework.
  20. (___/2) What is the difference between Eastern and Western mysticism?
    (p. 137,138) east=union with cosmic spirit in this world(material – internal)
    west=transformation/portation to a place above and beyond(ideal – outside)
  21. (___/2 ) Why were Cynics happy?
    (130) With nothing because Happiness does not exist in external advantages as luxury, power, health.
  22. (___/2) What did Diogenes say to Alexander the Great?
    (130) “Stand aside, you’re blocking my sun”
  23. (___/2) Why are legal statutes unnecessary to Stoics?
    (131)
    Laws were incomplete imitations of Natural Laws embedded in Nature. Naturals laws apply to everyone, including slaves.
  24. (___/2) What desire was common to all of the Hellenistic philosophers?
    (130)
    To discover how mankind should best live and die. (Ethics)
  25. (___/2) Who are the “garden philosophers”? Why?
    (133)Epicureans in his garden
  26. (___/2) Would Plotinus enjoy basketball or volleyball?
  27. (___/2) What does Aquinas believe are the two paths to God?
    -through faith and the Christian Revelation
    -through reason and the senses-181
  28. (___/1) What inscription did Paul find on an alter?
    -“To the unkown God”-161
  29. (___/1) What does “Sophia” mean?
    -in Greek, the female side of God-186
  30. (___/2) When we talk about Socarates and Jesus, what dangers do we come across?
    -Socrates: we saw how dangerous it could be to appeal to people’s reason
    -Jesus: we see how dangerous it can be to demand unconditional brotherly love and unconditional forgiveness-159
  31. (___/3) Who were the three great kings of Israel?
    Saul, David, and Soloman-156
  32. (___/4) What was Paul’s revolutionary philosophy of God?
    God “dwelleth not in temples made with hands”
    A personal God who intervenes in the course of history-162
  33. (___/2) What was God’s covenant with Abraham and his seed?
    That Abraham and all his seed would keep the Lord’s commandments. In exchange God would protect all the children of Abraham-155
  34. (___/6) What is the difference between the Indo-European and Semite origins?
    Indo-Europeans: life is continuous circle without beginning many gods(Buddhism, Hinduism)
    Semites: life is a time line with a creation and a day of judgment one God(Xty, Judaism, Islam) 152-153
  35. (___/1) What scared Sophie and Joanna about the postcards?
    One was postmarked for today-146
  36. (___/3) Should non-Jews first become Jewish before becoming a Christian?
    Paul said it was unnecessary
    Christianity is more than a Jewish sect
    The “Old Covenant” between God and Israel has been replaced by the “New Covenant” by Jesus between God and Man-163
  37. (___/2) What did Jesus call God that was unprecedented in the Jewish community?
    Father, Abba-158
  38. (___/2) Name the capitals of the Eastern and Western Empires?
    Constantinople and Rome, -171
  39. (___/1) What is the Latin word for Pope?
    Papa – 173
  40. (___/4) What epochs surrounded the middle ages?
    Roman(400AD)
    Renaissance(1400AD)
  41. (___/1) The word “Christ” is a Greek translation of what Hebrew word meaning “the anointed one”?
    Messiah
  42. (___/4) Compare and Contrast Plato with St. Augustine.
    Both: ideas originate in the Divine mind/realm.
    Augustine: God created world from void, Plato: world always existed.(p177)
  43. (___/2) Who was the female follower of Paul?
    Damaris(162)
  44. (___/6) What three cultures emerged from the Divided Roman Empire?
    Latinized Christian West from Rome(aka Roman Catholic)
    Greek Christian East from Constantinople(aka Byzantium, Byzantine)
    Islamic Muslim from North Africa, Middle East, Spain(aka Arabic)(173-4)
  45. (___/3) “Almost all medieval philosophy centered on this one question.” What is this question?
    Must we simply believe Christian revelation or can we approach the Christian truths with the help of reason?
    What was the relationship between the Greek philosophers and what the Bible said?
    Was there a contradiction between the Bible and reason, or were belief and knowledge compatible?(175)
  46. (___/2) What did St. Augustine say about Free Will?
    We have free will but God has foreseen how we will live.(178)
  47. (___/2) Who was St. Thomas Aquinas’s famous teacher?
    Albert the Great(187)
  48. (___/2) From where does evil originate?
    absence of God, man’s disobedience, falling away from God’s work.(177)
  49. (___/4) How do you discern God’s will?
    -answers will vary

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Flickr changed how you access your images in early September. So I’ve updated the plugin. You’ll need to have an “API Key” and a “Shared Secret”, now.

It is a good idea to put images on Flickr instead, or in addition to, stj servers. Flickr badges are cool, too.

Do not activate the Flickr plugin if you don’t have a Flickr account. You lose the ability to browse your blog’s upload folder while Flickr plugin is active, I still don’t know the fix.

Look here, see if you can find a fix, too.