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How Christian Military Orders Determined Europe's Future

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 03:35:20 +0000

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I have broadened my research topic so that I am studying how Christian religious orders impacted European history. However, I may just look at the influence of the Order of St. John, as I found several relevant sources regarding their actions through the EBSCO database. This is some of the information I located.

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An Opposing View (Demonic Possession/Mental Illness Research Continued)

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 01:23:29 +0000

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This week I continued my research on the topic of demonic possession. However, I focused on looking into the opposing view (i.e.: that despite scientific evidence, demonic possession is real). One of the articles I read was titled "Schizophrenia or Possession?". It began by citing medical descriptions of schizophrenia. For instance, the article stated that symptoms of the illness included delusion, psychological pain, hallucinations, disorganized speech, inappropriate behavior (e.g.: crying frequently), etc.

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Correlation between Religion and Mental Illnesses

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:10:54 +0000

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In terms of my current EBSCO research, I sought to focus less on specifically delusion driven mental illnesses like schizophrenia, and more on the ways in which various different illnesses and disorders express religion or are rooted in religion. These illnesses include bipolarity, trauma disorders, paranoia, personality disorders in general, post traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, general depression and anxiety, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder/ obsessive compulsive personality disorder, and even illness induced dementia.

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Religious Harmony

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:50:49 +0000

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Something unique to Catholic schools, obviously, is the fact that you CAN express religious beliefs without getting in trouble with the government (NOTE: We are taught about Darwin and evolution). Of course, we learn about the Catholic Church, it's history, teachings, prayers, and stances on social justice issues. However, we also learn about other religions. The Catholic Church encourages interfaith dialogues. We learn about their history, their teachings, and most importantly, how we are all equals. No religion is better than another religion.

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Correlation between Religion and Mental Illness (Schizophrenia)

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:19:09 +0000

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Schizophrenia is the most common illness that comes to mind when discussing the subject of religious delusion and fanaticism. This is correct, particularly with paranoid schizophrenia, which is the type of schizophrenia accompanied by delusions and hallucinations of various senses. Paranoid schizophrenics often hear voices that aren't there, compelling them to come to various false conclusions.

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Analyzing Love

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:26:12 +0000

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In my research, I have been looking of a good definition for love. I am wondering if love as defined by Christian teachings has appeared in scientific research. I have my doubts, but I first need to find a solid definition of love as explained by Christianity before looking at the science part of it. I stumbled upon the book “Four Loves” by CS Lewis, which explains the four types of loves that appear in the bible. Explained in Greek, they are agape, storge, eros, and philia.

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Religion Assimilated Into Individuals?

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:58:56 +0000

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Does religion play too big of a role in our society? When posed with this question many people will say that the constitution protects our freedom of religion; so no. But what if they are wrong? The United States’ official motto is In God we Trust, so does this mean that those people are wrong?

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Religious Deviance and Fanaticism in the Mentally Ill

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:00:51 +0000

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Hypothesis: The severely mentally ill often use extreme religiosity or religious deviance as a coping mechanism to foster control, stability, and meaning in their struggles/experiences.

excessive religious beliefs are present in schizotypal personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, clinical schizophrenia. tied to hearing and seeing unreal things, obsession with cleanliness and purification, believing that one is special because they have these abnormal preoccupations
https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-mental-illness-at-the-core-of-a-religio...

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Science and Religion

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 01:52:07 +0000

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The topic I’ve taken on for my research paper is a topic that has been argued for many years now: the coexistence of religion and science. I want to go into a scientific field in college, but I have been raised in a religious family and school for most of my life. I feel like this is a question that I need to address before it confronts me later down the road.

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Research Project Brainstorm on Brain Death

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:36:07 +0000

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My class, AP Language and Composition, is about to embark on the daunting task of writing a research paper on any topic of our choice. When debating which topic intrigued me the most, I brainstormed an array of topics I could choose from and found that over 90% of those topics were medical-related. Why not do something that will sustain my interest for a long period of time? My interest in this field has been unwavering since I can remember, and it only felt natural to feed my medical curiosity. The cat is out of the bag and is looking for the closest OR room.

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#PrayforParis

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:05:47 +0000

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The night of Friday 13 of November is tragic to remember for many of us. Many people died because of the terrorist attacks by the gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars. Shootings and bomb blasts left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded, with more than 100 in a critical condition. The Islamic State (ISIS) militant group was behind all of the multiple terrorist attacks that happened in Paris. Others are fortunate who get away with the attacked but for those people who got caught in the event lost their loved ones unexpectedly.

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Protect Values

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:45:52 +0000

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One troubling aspect prevalent in today’s world is a continuous regression towards religious hatred. However, the underreaching pattern behind this is a reaction against organized religion. Studies have found that more and more individuals do not associate themselves with a institutional religion. There are noticeable patterns of heightening numbers of those who define themselves as spiritual, but not part of a defined community. This is noted in a Pewforum Study that published data on the trend away from religion in recent years.

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The Powerful Word Black

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:37:04 +0000

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BLACK!

“Of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white” webster dictionary. My definition of black is beautiful, powerful, cruel, evil, mean and the opposite of white.Nowadays, African Americans aren’t asked if we are African American were asked if we are black. All along I wondered how can you be a color. The word black has such a powerful and strong meaning to the point where it can define a whole ethnicity group. But how, you ask?

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New Discovery, New Me.

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 23:25:30 +0000

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It has been five years now that I’ve been living with the biblical verse,”Jesus replied,’I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’”(John 14:6). This scripture has empowered my life in such a way that it has strengthen my faith but has unfortunately weaken my liberal thought towards other beliefs, practices, and lifestyles that surround me.

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I Pledge.... Abstinence or Ignorance?

Thu, 28 May 2015 23:23:38 +0000

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America has gone through hundreds of fads and trends, obsessing over celebrities, music, fashion, diets, ect. Although most trends come and go within a matter of years, some stick around for the long run. This is true for America’s obsession with virginity. A once purely religious value, abstinence until marriage has become a doctrine forced on the youth by education, both public and private.

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