I think we are not living in an entirely real world. I believe that the is something out there with a higher intelligence that controls us, almost like a video game. The fact that we could be some sort of simulation may be hard for most people to digest because we are so focus on ourselves and the we humans are the highest level. But if we look beyond that there is some logical proof that we may not be living in a real world. As our knowledge of the universe continues to expand, everything we learn happens to be connected by some type of math formula, like a code. Also, how do we know that everyone around us is really alive. As latin philosophical, René Descartes once said, "i think, therefor i am." I know that i am really alive because i can think, but how do i know that the people around me are also thinking. I don't know so for all I know, everyone can just be part of a simulation.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
The Book of Job relates to the other stories we've read in the Old Testament in many different ways. The main similarity is how God acts. God once again tests someone to see how faithful they really are. In the story of Abraham, God told Abraham to kill his son Isaac as a test to prove his respect to God. Similar to this in The Book of Job, God faces Job with series of horrible events, once again as a test to prove how much respect Job has for God. Throughout the stories in the Old Testament, especially in this book, we have seen an insecure side to God where he consistently needs to be reassured that people look up to him and will worship him no matter what. Also in both The Book of Job and the story of Abraham it mentions how Job and Abraham were both, "blameless and upright, one who feared God, and turned away from evil. There were also some differences between the Book of Job and the other Old Testament stories. I would consider the story of Job to be more harsh than the others. God made Eve carry her child in pain for nine months and he made Abraham almost kill his son, but those are temporary. For Job in the other hand God destroyed everything that Job cared about and that cannot ever be given back to him. Also in this book God made a bet with Satan unlike in the other books where God on his own decided to punish man.
Friday, September 30, 2016
High school so far has been a completely new and interesting experience for me.The best thing about high school so far has to be the freedom. The high school makes middle school seem like a jail. I would never be allowed to carry my backpacks and phone to all my classes and the best part is that I can leave the school for lunch or whenever I have a free period. With all these new freedoms it makes me feel more grown up and responsible unlike in the middle school where we were supervised every step of the way. But what I realize as we start getting deep into the year, the work load piles up. That's actually the worst thing about high school. In middle school my homework would only take about an hour, but now I'm up until one o,clock. Also, I usually wouldn't study super hard for my tests but after taking my first high school test I realized that I would have to study hard for the rest of my tests in order to do well. And the scariest part of all that puts the most pressure on me is that everything you do here in high school counts for collage.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
After looking at the book of Genesis 6-9, my feelings and interpretations on God have been altered. Before reading Genesis, I saw God as perfect, and everything God did was right. But I have realized that God can be unfair and sometimes even use it's powers in the wrong way. In my Hebrew school I learned the same stories about God but nobody ever thought of it's actions as bad so it never crossed my mind that God could be anything less than flawless. In Genesis 6, God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of all flesh; for the earth is filled with violence through them; behold, I will destroy them with the earth." When God wanted to flood the world because he thought the people were becoming evil, he never even thought twice about giving the people a second chance and he never told the people that if their fighting continued he would destroy the world, he just flooded everything without a warning to anyone with the exception of Noah. Also, I have learned multiple new things from this project. One lesson I learned is as well as you think you may know something, such as your religion the more you study it and the more in depth you get into it, new ideas and interpretations can be formed. I also learned a lot about God and what god is really like by looking at indirect characterization. In conclusion this project has opened up my mind about God and gods place in jewdism.