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  1. Nov 2017
  2. Oct 2017
    1. Sinners who consider suicide when lonely at night are encouraged to “fight it. Take the pain, ignite it. Tie a noose around your mind loose enough to breathe fine. Tie it to a tree, and tell it, ‘You belong to me. This noose is just a leash. You must obey me.’” The language is just the type of poetry this generation relates to, but it’s also unadulterated Bible message. The song hails from Jer. 17:9: “The heart is deceitful about all things and desperately wicked. Who can understand it?”

      specifically analyzes a religious message in 21p music/lyrics

  3. Sep 2017
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      This quote resonates with me because it reminds me with a discussion I had with my mother. I said I was worried about climate change and expressed concerns that humans aren't doing enough to work against it. My mother responded by saying "It took me a while to realize that the world is going to come to an end whether we like it or not. It could be in twenty years, it could be in twenty thousand, but it's going to happen eventually. And it took me awhile, but I know I must accept this fact."

    2. "Fish live in water and thrive, but if men tried to live in water they would die."

      This is the perfect quote to sum up the idea of this paragraph. No human could ever expect water to just not kill them if they tried to live like a fish. Taoism, aka adjusting to this constraint and accepting that you don't have gills, wins here (in my opinion).

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      One example of this concept is voter oppression laws (such as requiring voters to possess a photo ID, etc.) which target minorities in an attempt to keep them from voting in local and national elections.

    2. Such debates underscore the fact that discussions of freedom are in-escapably political

      It's quite interesting how much of someone's political affiliation is tied to their personal definitions and understanding of the concept of freedom. Everything from who should be free to live in the USA to who should be free to own guns, etc

    3. Being American is to be free

      I disagree with this statement, in that I think there is a disconnection between the "ideal America" and the reality of our society. I think many people have a patriotic idea in their heads that the United States is FREE and YEAH and WOO. I'm referring to the kinds of people who have huge barbecues on the Fourth of July and have American flags all over the place but turn a blind eye to the prevalent racism, sexism, and inequality here and do nothing about it.