Tag Archives: dogma

9/11 Memorial

Studying verses in the Qur’an and Bible taught me a lot about what religion is really trying to say. I also had a very long and interesting conversation with my Rabbi, Rabbi Michael Weinberg, about what the role of religion is in everyday life. The transcript of the interview is copied below. Taking from those Read More…

Apology Speech

After reading Socrates’ Apology, we were given the assignment of finding our own issue to argue for. These could be as large or as small as we wanted, from SOPA to our own issues within the school. Socrates was a Greek philosopher, probably one of the most famous philosophers in history. He is most famous Read More…

Jesus and Muhammad

This is a presentation that ZF and I worked on together to explore the history of Jesus and Muhammad. We looked at the times these religious figures were living in to see what made their ideas so different and potentially threatening to what was accepted by society. Nonviolent, monotheistic and love of all were essential Read More…

Jesus and Muhammad

CA and I each took one of our religious figures to study more in depth. I studied Jesus while CA studied Muhammad. I learned a lot about Jesus and Muhammad, and I think I understand what they were trying to say and do in the world on a deeper level. They both preached nonviolence and Read More…