Ideal Apprenticeship Job

RonPaulCurriculum Business I Essay

“The ideal apprenticeship job, and why?”

Apprenticeship job, hmm. Well, I still have no idea of what I want to do when I get older. A lot of adults still ask me, “Do you know what you wanna do in the future?” or “What’s your dream job?” and I always reply with the same answer, “I’m not sure yet, we’ll see”. I just hope that one day there’ll be something that takes my interest.

I think an apprenticeship job is something that everyone should do, especially if you know what path you wanna take, maybe a veterinarian or a chef. I think that you should learn from the best, and then once you think you could make it by yourself, start a little business, or something similar. It’s a great opportunity for everyone, to learn from both the person and experience and develop new skills that you can’t learn from the book.

So in conclusion, I can’t really answer this question fully, cause I still have no idea what I want to do, but it’s a great opportunity for everyone. Taking an apprenticeship job for the experience and trying something new.

Thanks for reading, I know it’s short, but thanks anyways.

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How Important was the Doctrine of Hell?

RonPaulCurriculum Western Literature Essay

“How important was the doctrine of hell to the martyrs?”

What are martyrs? Martyrs are people who are killed because of their belief or religion. Polycarp, Perpetua, and Felicity are examples of martyrs, people who were killed because they refused to stop believing God. Their belief in the doctrine of hell made them fear Hell, the divine punishment of God, but it also made them believe that there must be a heaven. For them, no punishment on Earth was worse than being in Hell.

Now the story of Polycarp was that he refused to give sacrifices to the then-Roman emperor, Marcus Aurelius. So he was to be executed, but Polycarp fled the city, and then was dragged back and was forced to give in to the Crown, but of course, he refused and was ordered to be burned alive. They nailed him to a board and when the flames reached him, it surprisingly surrounded him, leaving him unharmed, and this is when they stabbed him to death instead. And his blood poured out and put out the flames, and a white dove appeared.

Perpetua and Felicity are both martyrs, Perpetua believed in Christ and was due to be executed. Many times her father, who was not a believer, begged her to just stop, but Perpetua stood her ground and was sent into a dark dungeon. In there at first she felt horrible, but in time she accepted the fact that she was going to die, and just accepted her situation. Felicity, another martyr, was also due to be executed with her friends, but she was pregnant and wasn’t to be executed until she had birth. But Felicity wanted to go with her friends, so she prayed to God that she would have a premature birth, and her wish was granted.

Both of these women accepted the fact that they were going to be brutally murdered, and was in peace until the end. The doctrine of hell was pretty important, no matter what situation these followers believed in God till the end, cause no punishment was worse than God’s divine punishment.

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Differences of Zeus and Jesus

RonPaulCurriculum Western Literature Essay

“Compare the ethical behavior of Zeus with the ethical teaching of Jesus.”

If you compared the ethical behavior of Zeus and the ethical teachings of Jesus, you would see many differences. Zeus was the king of all Greek Gods, he was the God of thunder and the sky. He was part of a polytheistic religion, meaning a religion that believes in more than one God, so Zeus wasn’t the only God, but he was the king of all Gods.

Zeus was a very jealous God, if you questioned his power, then he would punish you, he wouldn’t show any mercy, Jesus, on the other hand, said all sin is forgivable, as long as you pay for it, like doing good acts, repent, or saying prayers.

Zeus also committed adultery, being a married person he had many many affairs, he also abused his powers, he would banish both people and other gods. Jesus is the total opposite, Jesus didn’t care for becoming the highest authority or being feared, he just wanted to spread Christianity and it’s meaning.

As you see, Zeus acted not in the best way, he didn’t care for much, he didn’t show mercy, and you should never get on his bad side. He didn’t care for rules, he did whatever he wanted, and was very unpredictable. Jesus on the other hand, healed people, and showed them the right way, and told them if they ever sinned, they would always be forgiven. So in conclusion, Zeus was a jealous, short-tempered, god, and Jesus loved the people, died for them, and healed them. You could see the many differences between these two.

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Misconceptions About the Crusades

RonPaulCurriculum Western Civilization Essay

“What are some common misconceptions about the Crusades, and why are they incorrect?”

There are actually a couple of misconceptions about the Crusades that aren’t true. Well for one, they are thought of being greedy and wanted the Muslims to convert by force and get riches. This is not true, their reason was to take back the holy land that was inhabited by the Muslims. And the crusaders were not rich, they were actually dirt poor, they didn’t have any money or much food. And used their money to fund the crusades, so no they were not greedy, just taking back what was once theirs, and no they were not getting rich from the crusades.

It was the Muslims who owned ⅔ of the Christian land, and then crusaders attacked them and conquered back their land. And people think that the Crusaders forced the Muslims that they captured to force them to switch their religion, but this is false, they let the Muslims in peace and didn’t bother them with their religion.

These are some misconceptions about the Crusaders that people get wrong, the Crusaders were wealthy in the beginning, but to fund the Crusades, that led them to poverty. The reason they attacked, was because they wanted their land back, and no they didn’t force the Muslims to switch religions, they were indifferent to it and didn’t really care.

“Based on the different versions of Pope Urban II’s speech, discuss the main themes in the Pope’s remarks”

The purpose of Pope Urban II’s speech was to convince people to join the crusades. Basically, he told them it was a penance and will save their souls. The Muslims were “ungodly” and they needed to take back Jerusalem, the holy land. And that they will be rewarded for their hardships in the Crusades.

His speech convinced many people, including the Franks to join together and take back Jerusalem.

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Great Schism/Sacraments/Indulgence

RonPaulCurriculum Western Civilization Essay

“What was the Great Schism? What factors brought it on?”

The Great Schism is the about the separation of the now, Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. The Roman Catholic lies in the West and the Orthodox in the East. The main reason why they split was when Constantinople grew politically, and wanted to expand their authority, and thought themselves as the “new Rome”. They wanted to be referred as either higher or the same as the church in Rome, who has for the longest time been the main power of Christianity.

But Rome disagreed with Constantinople as being the “new Rome” saying that political power was not the same as religious power. There are other reasons why they split, some are that they disagreed in arguments, and their language barrier, in the East their official language was Greek, but in the West, they spoke Latin.

These are a couple factors of why the Eastern and Western church split.

“What are the sacraments?”

The definition of a sacrament is, “a Christian rite (such as baptism or the Eucharist) that is believed to have been ordained by Christ and that is held to be a means of divine grace or to be a sign or symbol of a spiritual reality”. Christians thought of it as a symbol of the reality of God or God’s grace.

The Catholics believed when someone sinned, their soul darkened, and can only be cleansed by God. They have seven sacraments, usually broken into three groups, the sacraments of initiation, Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist, the sacraments of healing, Penance, and Anointing of the Sick, and the sacraments of service, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.

“What is an indulgence?”

An indulgence was a Catholic belief, it was “a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins.” They believed in two types of punishments, temporal and eternal punishments, but since the Penance sacrament takes care of the eternal punishment, it leaves us with the temporal punishment.

After committing a sin and confess to it, the bishop will tell you what actions you must perform, either saying a prayer, visit a place, or perform good acts. These are some examples of how an indulgence took place.

Sadducees and Apostles

RonPaulCurriculum Western Civilization Essay

“Why were the Sadducees and the apostles unable to find a way to reconcile their rival opinions?”

Both Sadducees and apostles just don’t agree with the same things. The Sadducees were a Jewish party, they didn’t believe in resurrection, spirits, and they didn’t believe that Jesus Christ was the Messiah. They were, in fact, the ones responsible for the death of Christ.

The apostles, of course, disagreed and were furious, because they saw and experienced what Christ can do. They’ve seen Christ perform many amazing miracles, and saw that people had faith and followed him. And these unbelievable works proved to them that Christ was the son of God.

The Sadducees loathed everybody that believed that Christ was God. They even threatened those who followed Christ and his apostles. The Sadducees were a Jewish group, they maintained their temple, and held a couple government offices, were disliked by some Jews and the Pharisees.

So in conclusion, both sides just had very different views on Jesus, the apostles thought of him as the Son of God, but the Sadducees thought otherwise. The apostles believed in Jesus and carried on his work, and the Sadducees tried to stop them, but the apostles never really broke any laws. So to end this essay, the Sadducees and apostles just had different opinions and were at each other’s necks.

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The Moderate Reforms/The Gregorian Reforms/Christendom

RonPaulCurriculum Western Civilization Essay

“What were the problems besetting the Church in the tenth and eleventh centuries? What was “moderate reform”?”

There was a struggle for power between the Church and State during the 10th and 11th centuries. The king had power over the Church, and they could appoint anyone they want. And this means there were sometimes useless, immoral, inept people in powerful religious positions.

Then in 1049, Pope Leo IX was appointed as Pope. Pope Leo IX created the “moderate reform” to try to change things. He fought against simony, meaning people would buy themselves into religious positions, clerical marriages, arguments against the church, and argued they should appoint reliable, smart, authentic people into religious positions.

“Describe the events that took place during the conflict between Pope Gregory VII and Henry IV. What was at stake?”

Pope Gregory VII was furious that the church was controlled by the monarch, and disagreed with this. He believed that the Church and State should be two separate things, and not one control the other. So he wrote the Gregorian Reforms and held a council in 1075. There he excommunicated unqualified clerics and threatened if the king is to hire more laymen, they would all be excommunicated.

Of course, King Henry IV was not gonna give in, and so he appointed other people, and the pope excommunicated them. Finally, Pope Gregory VII excommunicated King Henry IV and disposed of him his throne.

“What was Christendom?”

Christendom became a universal and international religion, anybody could be converted as monks, who would be sent to other countries. Same as being a bishop and abbot, it didn’t matter who you were, as long as you met the requirements. You could also be a university professor if you wanted to be. Basically, it didn’t matter what race you were, or where you came from, just as long you have the skill and passion for it, you could be a monk or a bishop.