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Question by Tony: Need help please in history homework! 10 points?
Judaism, Daoism, Christianity… explain how they are alike and how they are different. Why do you think so many different religions evolved in the world?

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Answer by Michel
Judaism (from the Latin Iudaismus, derived from the Greek Ioudaïsmos, and ultimately from the Hebrew יהודה, Yehudah, “Judah”;[1][2] in Hebrew: יהדות, Yahadut, the distinctive characteristics of the Judean ethnos)[3] is the religion, philosophy and way of life of the Jewish people.[4] A monotheistic religion originating in the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Tanakh) and explored in later texts such as the Talmud, Judaism is considered by religious Jews to be the expression of the covenantal relationship God established with the Children of Israel.[5] Rabbinic Judaism holds that God revealed his laws and commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of both the Written and Oral Torah.[6] Historically, this assertion was challenged by various groups such as the Sadducees and Hellenistic Judaism during the Second Temple period; the Karaites and Sabbateans during the early and later medieval period;[7] and among segments of the modern reform movements. Liberal movements in modern times such as Humanistic Judaism may be nontheistic.[8]

Daoism or 道教 (dào jiào) is one of China’s major religions indigenous to the country. The primary belief is in learning and practicing “The Way” (Dao) which is the ultimate truth to the universe.

Also known as Taoism, Daoism traces its roots to 6th Century BC Chinese philosopher Laozi wrote the iconic book Dao De Jing on the tenets of the Dao.

Laozi’s successor, Zhuangzi, further developed Daoist principles. Writing in the 4th Century BC, Zhuangzi recounted his famed “Butterfly Dream” transformational experience, where he dreamt he was a butterfly but upon awakening, posed the question “Was it the butterfly dreaming he was Zhuangzi.”

Daoism as a religion didn’t really flourish until hundreds of years later around 100 AD, when Taoist hermit Zhang Daoling founded a sect of Daoism known as the Way of the Celestial Matters. Through his teachings, Zhang and his successors codified many aspects of Daoism.

Christianity (from the Ancient Greek: Χριστιανός Christianos[1] and the Latin suffix -itas) is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion[2] based on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in canonical gospels and other New Testament writings.[3] It also considers the Hebrew Bible, which is known as the Old Testament, to be canonical. Adherents of the Christian faith are known as Christians.[1]

The mainstream Christian belief is that Jesus is the Son of God, fully divine and fully human and the savior of humanity. Because of this, Christians commonly refer to Jesus as Christ or Messiah.[4] Jesus’ ministry, sacrificial death, and subsequent resurrection are often referred to as the Gospel, meaning “Good News” (from the Greek: εὐαγγέλιον euangélion). In short, the Gospel is news of God the Father’s eternal victory over evil,[5] and the promise of salvation and eternal life for all people, through divine grace.[6]

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Question by Ryan Tyhurst: Can you help me come up with a situation that is similar to this one but different?
For instance, I might say, had I jumped forward from medieval times and had never seen a TV
before, that it appeared that there was a very tiny man behind a very tiny desk trapped behind the glass presenting to me the evening news. This would be my subjective conception of it, formed only from my observations without any outside reflection on it. Stepping outside of that, reflecting on what is happening, and researching a bit in to modern technology, I would come to find out about video cameras and how television shows were broadcast. This would be my objective conception of it. I could also say, objectively, that, while at first appearance it did understandably seem to be a tiny man and desk trapped behind glass, I am now sure that it is not. In this way the objective viewpoint obviously trumps the subjective viewpoint, while still explaining how the subjective viewpoint would be arrived at.

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Answer by الشفقة والرحمة
I think I have answered this question twice but it keeps disappearing. It had to do with a tidal wave being the hand of god or a set of fractals.

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by admin on August 31, 2012

Question by Kitty KML ~Kings and Queens~: Can you help me with this?
Hmm, so i don’t really like this part below, but it fits in with the rest of the book. it HAS to happen.
so…ahhh…what do you think?
the names are Greek, by the way, and it’s in fantasy-medieval-ish times. that’s not a word…oh well.

Zeth read and reread the parchment while I stood in the doorway. His expression was usually serious, but it had always been like a mask that hid what he was really thinking. Now it was different. There was genuine horror on his handsome face, restrained only by his own self-will…he could never express true emotions that would lower his appearance as an unbreakable authority figure. I had never seen him like this.
‘Zeth?’ I asked quietly. When there was no response, I said louder, ‘Zethan!’
He turned around now, almost looking surprised to see me. ‘Veirra. What are you doing up this early, love?’
He was calling me “love” again. That couldn’t be good news.
‘What is that?’ I asked.
He looked down at the parchment, and let out a slow breath. ‘It’s…from a patrol that found your father.’
‘Found him?’ I repeated. As the first shivers of fear rolled down my spine and my stomach gave a strange lurch, I analyzed his expression. ‘Zeth, what do you mean FOUND?’
He gave no response.
I stared at him, waiting for him to reassure me with some kind of miraculous answer to my question. But the look in his eyes said everything.
I clapped one hand over my mouth, eyes burning with unstoppable tears. And yet, as he stepped forward to take me in his arms (which I supposed was meant to be a consolation, but it made me feel worse) and I buried my face into his shoulder to cry, I couldn’t help but feel that tears didn’t say enough.

so this is very raw, fresh from the keyboard, but i’m not sure if there’s a better way to put it? And the character “Zeth” is actually portrayed as the “bad guy” – though there’s no defined “good” or “evil” in my story, he’s the callous leader of the protagonist’s enemies. But he’s not an antagonist, really. That probably doesn’t make sense, but i’m just trying to say that this is a soft moment for him.

I’m going to stop rambling. What did you think?

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Answer by Elko
didnt read it jsut wanted to post a answer for 2 points…

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by admin on August 30, 2012

Question by Kitty KML ~Kings and Queens~: Can you help me with this?
Hmm, so i don’t really like this part below, but it fits in with the rest of the book. it HAS to happen.
so…ahhh…what do you think?
the names are Greek, by the way, and it’s in fantasy-medieval-ish times. that’s not a word…oh well.

Zeth read and reread the parchment while I stood in the doorway. His expression was usually serious, but it had always been like a mask that hid what he was really thinking. Now it was different. There was genuine horror on his handsome face, restrained only by his own self-will…he could never express true emotions that would lower his appearance as an unbreakable authority figure. I had never seen him like this.
‘Zeth?’ I asked quietly. When there was no response, I said louder, ‘Zethan!’
He turned around now, almost looking surprised to see me. ‘Veirra. What are you doing up this early, love?’
He was calling me “love” again. That couldn’t be good news.
‘What is that?’ I asked.
He looked down at the parchment, and let out a slow breath. ‘It’s…from a patrol that found your father.’
‘Found him?’ I repeated. As the first shivers of fear rolled down my spine and my stomach gave a strange lurch, I analyzed his expression. ‘Zeth, what do you mean FOUND?’
He gave no response.
I stared at him, waiting for him to reassure me with some kind of miraculous answer to my question. But the look in his eyes said everything.
I clapped one hand over my mouth, eyes burning with unstoppable tears. And yet, as he stepped forward to take me in his arms (which I supposed was meant to be a consolation, but it made me feel worse) and I buried my face into his shoulder to cry, I couldn’t help but feel that tears didn’t say enough.

so this is very raw, fresh from the keyboard, but i’m not sure if there’s a better way to put it? And the character “Zeth” is actually portrayed as the “bad guy” – though there’s no defined “good” or “evil” in my story, he’s the callous leader of the protagonist’s enemies. But he’s not an antagonist, really. That probably doesn’t make sense, but i’m just trying to say that this is a soft moment for him.

I’m going to stop rambling. What did you think?

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Answer by Elko
didnt read it jsut wanted to post a answer for 2 points…

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Question by Ryan Tyhurst: Can you help me come up with a situalion that is similiar to this one but different?
For instance, I might say, had I jumped forward from medieval times and had never seen a TV
before, that it appeared that there was a very tiny man behind a very tiny desk trapped behind the glass
presenting to me the evening news. This would be my subjective conception of it, formed only from my
observations without any outside reflection on it. Stepping outside of that, reflecting on what is
happening, and researching a bit in to modern technology, I would come to find out about video cameras
and how television shows were broadcast. This would be my objective conception of it. I could also say,
objectively, that, while at first appearance it did understandably seem to be a tiny man and desk trapped
behind glass, I am now sure that it is not. In this way the objective viewpoint obviously trumps the
subjective viewpoint, while still explaining how the subjective viewpoint would be arrived at.

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Answer by Daniel
This is loosely described as a form of Anachronism.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anachronism

That being said, lets do the rest:

“I am now sure that it is not. In this way the objective viewpoint obviously trumps the
subjective viewpoint, while still explaining how the subjective viewpoint would be arrived at.”

This idea and your ideas related to Universal through objective understanding is very greek in origin including the anachronism. I’ll use Plato to help us grasp at what you’re talking about. The naive man perceived a Particular representation of knowledge. After critical inquiry he arrived at the truth, but his previous representation allowed him a degree of understanding while still incorrect. After achieving a universal he’s able to see the tv for what it really is.

see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_the_Cave

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_forms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_of_the_Good

and read Plato’s dialogues.

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You should stray away from using the terms objective and subjective in your arguments. It’s often too general of terms to describe how we come to know something. It also may give you trouble later on in reading Philosophy. e.g. Dualism has issues with interactionism and Physicalism has it’s own with qualia. It’s important to at least understand what each school are talking about. Going too far with objective and subjective can lead to biases.

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