Thursday, May 13, 2010

The synoptic gospels inform us several times of the miracles performed by Christ, we read that he healed the blind, repaired a mans ear, cast out devils and even raised the dead. These miraculous achievements lay down the very foundation of Christs divinity. For not any ordinary man can achieve such works. The principles of Christianity reside in Christ, Christ the son of God, Christ the son of man. We learn that he is both human and divine, being born of a human mother and a divine father, he shares the spiritual genetics of our Father in Heaven.These genetics are really something, for it is God who created everything, what powers! Luke informs us how Christ heals the dreaded horrible disease of leprosy.

And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

5:13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

5:15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.

It is not hard for man to grasp Christ humanness, He looks like a man, he eats, needs sleep, loves, gets angry and is even subject to pain and ultimately death. In addition, He suffers from temptation, just like a man. His human attributes are shown with His temptations, Christ is tempted to make bread from stones to relive his hunger.

(And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the a Son of God, I command that these stones be made bread.)1 Luke 4:3

Hunger, such a human trait, yet his temptation is to use his "powers". Throwout the gospels we read of his temptations such as in Matthew 4:5-7.

And then the story, which I always remember because of the impression it made of Jesus being offered the world by the devil, and Christ was tempted, so would any man. we learn however that Jesus rejected and overcame this temptation, we are lead to ask, could any man on earth do the same?

Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
1 Matt 16:26, 1st John 2:15

But how can we, his followers, disciples, believers know for a fact that the claims of divinity are valid? The most conclusive evidence, is clearly an ability to do so, for him to see or hear things that the rest of us, man, can not. Healing the blind and certainly raising the dead constituties such abilities. Yet I have learned that only John writes of this most extordaroy feat.

Matthew 12:22-23 (New International Version)
Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23 All the people were astonished and said, "Could this be the Son of David?"

As in this verse the people are amazed at these wonders and ask is this in essence Christ? It is these works that make them begin to believe. Where would christianity be without the miracles of Christ. faith is difficult enough.

We are lead to believe that the reports of the healings in fact occurred, if this is true then it is an easy step to believe that Christ is the Son of God, and that our salvation is threw him. He is in fact real.

The Gospels show the stark contrast of Christ, of his humanness and his Godliness. Each writer reaffirms the reports of the miraculous healing and feats of Christ while allos showing his human weaknesses. To read these books one s faith is affirmed and sympathy is easily aroused for Christ for he like us wrestles with being good and doing the right thing. We learn that he is the Son of God

But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, he answering said unto them, What reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. (Luke 5:22-24)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Johann Sebastian Bach,(31 March 1685 [O.S. 21 March]– 28 July 1750)
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Born- In Eisenach, Saxe-Eisenach
Death how- He became increasingly blind, he got eye surgeon, the docters operation was unsuccessful; was thought to have caused death or was a stroke complicated by pneumonia. Died at the age 65
What is his music from , style-the Baroque period
What did he write mostly-
Bach composed both sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments.
What is a prelude-•Prelude (Toccata) and fugue in (C or) E major, BWV 566 is an organ work written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1708. It comprises four sections and is an early work of Bach's.,_BWV_566
What is fugue-In music, a fugue (pronounced /ˈfjuːɡ/"fyoog") is a contrapuntal composition in two or more voices, built on a subject (theme) that is introduced at the beginning in imitation and recurs frequently in the course of the composition.
What is the Baroque period-•Baroque: the historic period from about 1600 until 1750 when the baroque style of art, architecture, and music flourished in Europe
What in struments -was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist
Find praeludium 1 what can you find out about it-
1. It can be played by almost all instruments
2. should be played with feeling
Can you find it preformed on you tube, upload

Friday, April 23, 2010

Robert Frost American POET

Early and late year photo.


Robert Lee Frost:

* Born-March 26, 1874(1874-03-26)
San Francisco, California,
United States
* Died-January 29, 1963 (aged 88)
Boston, Massachusetts,
United States
* Occupation- Poet, Playwright
* American poet
* Before he became a poet he helped his mother teach her class, delivered newspapers, and worked in a factory as a lightbulb filament changer
*In 1894 he sold his first poem, "My Butterfly: An Elegy" for fifteen dollars.
*He proposed marriage to Elinor Miriam White, but she demurred, wanting to finish college (at St. Lawrence University) before they married.
*He did well at Harvard, but left to support his growing family.
*In 1912 Frost sailed with his family to Great Britain.
*His first book of poetry, A Boy's Will, was published the next year.
*As World War I began, Frost returned to America in 1915.
*Frost was 86 when he spoke and performed a reading of his poetry at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on January 20, 1961.
*He died in Boston two years later, on January 29, 1963, of complications from prostate surgery.
* His father died of tuberculosis in 1885.
* Frost was 11, when he left his family with just $8.
* Frost's mother died of cancer in 1900
*In 1920, Frost had to commit his younger sister, Jeanie, to a mental hospital, where she died nine years later.
*Mental illness apparently ran in Frost's family
*His daughter Irma was committed to a mental hospital in 1947
*Six children: son Elliot (1896–1904, died of cholera), daughter Lesley Frost Ballantine (1899–1983), son Carol (1902–1940, committed suicide), daughter Irma (1903–1967), daughter Marjorie (1905–1934, died as a result of puerperal fever after childbirth), and daughter Elinor Bettina (died three days after birth in 1907). Only Lesley and Irma outlived their father.
*Frost's wife, who had heart problems throughout her life, developed breast cancer in 1937, and died of heart failure in 1938.

Copy his poem the road not taken-

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

who is John Keats

Short bio on Keats, load 2 picturs, and links remember interesting facts, where he is from, literary works, how he died,

John Keats: (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821)

Born- 31 October 1795(1795-10-31) London
Died- 23 February 1821 (aged 25) Rome
Occupation- Poet, surgeon's apprentice, medical student
Language- English
Nationality- English
Alma mater- Guy's Hospital
Literary movement- Romanticism
Spouse(s)- Frances "Fanny" Brawne (betrothed, never married)
Influenced-Alfred Tennyson, Wilfred Owen, Longfellow, Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
Known best for- His series of odes which was and is the most popular poems in English literature.

Died of- tuberculosis

Friday, April 9, 2010

summary of the history of the Arabian nights

Who wrote this book originally? The book that we have today "was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators and scholars across the Middle East and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Egyptian and Mesopotamian folklore and literature." So there is not really a really author to the stories within the book but who ever did really write them was amazing writer.
- wikipedia

What country do you think the author was from? Persia

What can you tell me about the book? It is mainly about a king or a Sultan how marries young women and kills them after their wedding day, but there one night the girl was clever and had her younger sister sneak into her bed room before the king saw her when the sister was found.His wife bag to tell her sister a story before she went to bed, the king allowed it, interested himself in what the story was going to be about.His wife began her story and for 1,001 nights she told her story and therefore lived longer then any other wife of the king's.

How many versions are there? more than 200 versions.

What version are you reading? I am reading the version by Andrew Lang, and illustrated by William Dumpster, written in 1968.
Find Perisain writing.
What is the legend of sherharzade

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lemar, a very socialable primate

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Find picture of tamarind-

What is the policy on owning or buying and selling them in the US?
It is aloud in the U.S to sell and own them.

What were your observations of the lemarsLemar's and their babies, what did you discover about their socailsocial behaviour? Some observations I made at the place I went, was the lemurs were very socaiablesociable, and as I could tell sorta liked us. They showed off their cute babies by putting them on their back. At one time the mother tried carringcarrying both of her two babbiesbabies, the father seeing she was haveinghaving trouble came and took one of the babies on his back. This little family I found out was going to be departed because in septemberSeptember the two little lemurs were going to be sold! This made me so sad :( This adorable family was going to be separated, the toughtthought that this family was almost more of a family then a human family,baffled me. When I left their home I couldnt help but feel bad for the mother and father.
Why might owning an exotic pet be good or bad-
GOOD-It's good because the pet lives longer and may like human companushipcompanionship.

BAD- It's bad because the animal is not in its natural habitatehabitat and its a wild animal and at any moment could do something violent.
I think it should become harder to get exotic animals and someone should come to the place where the animal is going to stay to make sure the animal is safe and happier.

Where are they from? Lemurs are primates found only on the African island of Madagascar and some tiny neighboring islands.

What do they eat? Eating fruits and leaves, particularly those of the tamarind tree (Tamarindus indica), known natively as kily.

Are they indangeredendangered? Near threatened

What Primate? The Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) is a large strepsirrhine primate and the most vocal primates.

What is a primate?A primate is a member of the biological order PrimatesthePrimates The group that contains prosimians (including lemurs, lorises, galagos and tarsiers ) and simians (monkeys and apes).With the exception of humans, who inhabit every continent on Earth, most primates live in tropical or subtropical regions of the Americas, Africa and Asia.

What is there genus? It is the only member of the Lemur genus

What is there social attiatudattitude? The Ring-tailed Lemur is highly social, living in groups of up to 30 individuals. live 16 ytoto 19 years but uypup to 26 in capitivitycaptivity.