Monday, December 15, 2014

English essay week 6

The Biblical View on Ethics and the Development of History

                The Bible has long been seen as the standard for ethics and morality, even by carnal men. In today’s age, we have many commonly used phrases such as “Do unto others as you would have done to yourself” and “The love of money is the root of all evil”. While just about everyone knows these sayings, or something like them, not everyone knows that they are quotes from the Bible, or what they mean in context with the rest of the scriptures.
                This is evidence of the fact that the moral law put forth in the Bible has been a cornerstone of mainstream ethics in western history. This was most likely facilitated by the spread of the Gospel in the Roman Empire and the growth of the Christian church.
                For many people, even if they do not believe in God or follow the Christian faith, they do know and follow many of the ethical codes that are from the Bible. Thus has a biblical view of ethics been a standard in the development of history.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

History Essay week 5

Why was Aristotle important?
                Aristotle was a famous Greek philosopher and a student of Plato. He is best known today for his involvement in ancient science, and for his views in politics. He contributed to science in ancient Greece by developing a scientific method, the basic principal of which is still used today.

What was society like in ancient Sparta?
                Ancient Sparta was a city-state like the other city-states in Greece at the time, but the people there kept slaves of other peoples. Fearing that the slaves would desire to break free from their bondage, the Spartans decided to impose strict, militaristic regimes on them, requiring every boy to be separated from his family at a young age and trained in combat. Sparta became a very unpleasant place after that.