Hi and welcome to not a blog blog. Today Mr Reiff was absent and he left us a Article about a set of old Chinese scriptures that was different from everything else to read and gave us the following question."Based on the article, how can Taoist texts can help deepen our understanding of early Chinese history?" I think that the Taoist tests can help us further understand Chinese culture, because unlike any other Chinese scripture, the Taoist texts, helped historians create and further investigate into a timeline of Chinese culture. Like the Bible these scriptures, easily revealed a sort of timeline to help us further understand the culture of the ancient Chinese. Usually Chinese scriptures were but of order etc. but the Taoist text appeared in a organized matter, in order from date, the Taoist text was more like the Bible than any other Chinese scripture ever made. That's why i think the Taoist text could help us further understand ancient Chinese culture by using the text as a Segway into a timeline. I know I didn't write to much today but I kind of fell blank with the article. This timeline was the only thing I could think of. Thank you for reading not a blog blog
Monday, October 17, 2016
Hello and welcome,to not a blog blog. In today's blog post I will be discussing a Article I just recently read. In this article it discussed Hindus contribution to American politics. One of the largest populations in America is the Hindu-American Population, yet there is and has only been one representative who follows Hindu culture in congress. If Hindu Americans are one of the major populations in America then why is there only one Hindu member in congress? I think that it is because of strict racism in America. For almost all of Americas history there has been extreme racism. Wether it was segregation or the Chinese exclusion Act of 1882, the American people have always been heinous to different races and cultures, this is because they are different, different skin tone, hair color, accent etc. like these other races and cultures, Hindus are very different from Americans, they eat different food, talk and look differently etc. to make things worse they happen to look a lot like very few people who try to harm America. To certain Americans the hindus look like terrorists even though they aren't and this frightens them. I know it's the sad truth but I do believe that racism is behind the extreme shortage of hindus in U.S government.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Hello and welcome to not a blog blog. In today's blog post I'm going to discuss a very interesting article I recently read. It's called "Are we living in a computer simulation?" By Scientific American. The article was based off of a debate recently held at the American Museum of Natural History. This debate was about wether or not it is possible that we are living in a computer simulations being held by smarter people on a smarter more advanced planet. Both sides made great points but at the end of the article I'm still not convinced that were living in a computer simulation. If we were in a computer simulation, then why wouldn't the programmers stop us from discussing and investigating further in this theory that could possibly expose them. Also computers always get bugs, hackers etc. why wouldn't are simulation ever get hacked , I find it hard to believe that I'm these hundreds of thousands of years, that there was not one hacker.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Hello and welcome to not a blog blog. Today Mr. Reiff was absent, and eh left us with a article to read and write a blog post about, so here I am. The article Mr Reiff left us was entitled "Holocaust Survivors: The Search For Faith" it was very interesting. It was about holocaust survivors and how they felt about God during and after the holocaust. Bob Abernethy decided to interview a couple that survived the holocaust, Moshe and Fela Daum, in fact they met at a displaced persons camp , and that's where they married. The conclusion was astonishing. Both Fela and Moshe still worshipped God even during the Holocaust, one of the most horrific events in their life not to mention world history. Well there were some confusing moments when they didn't know what to believe but for the most part, they remained faithful to God. This reminds me of Job from "The Book Of Job" in the Old Testament. In The Book Of Job, Job was the most faithful of gods followers. He had a blessed life with thousands of animals, wealth and many children. God wanted to see if Job would remain faithful even if the word would be horrible to him. Even though God out job through living hell, job just began to break down and pray. Both Fela and Moshe and Job remained faithful in the worst of times the only difference is the beginnings of both lives. Fela and Moshe both had normal lives before the holocaust, they didn't even know each other, Job on the other hand had a absolutely amazing life before his life went to hell. He lived a amazing life, blessed with hundreds of animals and he was blessed with many children and wealth. That's why I think Job and Both of the holocaust survivors are alike
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Today I read a interesting article
Friday, September 30, 2016
Hi Guys! Sorry I'm not blogging that much! I've been really busy. It's my first year of high school, I really like it! My favorite part of high school is the independence, for example today I got a grade in history that I wasn't satisfied with. So I emailed the teacher and got a extra credit assignment to do to raise my grade. All by myself. Also I really like the open campus! We could walk around during lunch and free periods and get food that's actually good! Having an open campus also expresses a sense of independence which I really like. I absolutey love. The iPad system in the high school, it helps me organize all my classes in one system, and my hand writing isn't the neatest, so typing notes really helps. In high school I don't like the feeling that every grade counts, it puts a lot of pressure on me. I also don't like the amount of work after school. I know it's not "a lot" of work per class, but it does add up, 9 small assignments could still take a really long time. and it is really taking its toll. For the most part I'm loving my classes, my teachers and the high school! It's so much better than the middle school.