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What IS literature? Why do we study it?

That was the the topic of the entire 3 hour and 10 minute Literature Theory class I have the opportunity to take notes of for a student with disability the first half of this summer.

…expression of a person’s thoughts/ideas written down (or not)? message in a story? artistic merit? subjectivity or objectivity? something that lasts? what society values based of economic conditions? etc.

So much universality and relative talk. Theorist can’t pin down the exact answer. These college kids (mainly English majors) will be reading Freud and Marx, among others. In my eyes, it’s a pity and disturbing to know how confused even the professor seems to be. He didn’t even give an answer. He agreed with the class a lot.

I was ITCHING to say things in today’s class; so when everyone was dismissed, I have requested permission to interject my two cents when ever I feel like. It was granted. ;D We shall see how it goes!

~CONVERSATION CARRIED ON~

Friend: isn’t literature just “words on paper”??

Me: Apparently, according to this class, “words on paper” is your opinion, postulate, theory, assumption, subjectivity. Thus, it is not necessarily true for someone else. What they are teaching is the POSTMODERNISM worldview: reality is what individuals or social groups make it to be.

Friend: So nothing is TRUE. What a wonderful world that must be

What are your thoughts?

So, what would you do if you wanted America to fail? Who would you elect? What would you buy? What laws would you pass? Watch this video and think about it:

“If I Wanted America to Fail…”

Please watch these videos.

“Forever Changed” film by ACLJ:

“In My Seat” video. A pilot’s story from 9/10 and 9/11:

Do you need a better idea of what’s the movie about? Watch the video below from Freedom Works. It’s all about the parallels.

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Millions of Tea Party supporters have rallied over the past two years, many have brought with them signs referencing Atlas Shrugged. As you rally on April 15th for your local Tax Day protest, I urge you to go see this important film.

The film is set in a not-so-distant future in which government has taken control of the means of production, bureaucrats have impose harmful regulations on businesses and turmoil in the Middle East has sent oil prices skyrocketing. Sound familiar?

Rand’s iconic novel provides striking parallels to today’s political rhetoric.

Taken from: http://www.freedomworks.org/atlas-is-shrugging

If you have done some or a lot of research about the new movie coming out tomorrow: Atlas Shrugged, you probably, like me learned that this is NOT a Hollywood production. Hollywood has choosen not to buy the rights to turn Ayn Rand’s popular novel into a film. Why?

SEE BELOW:

The Summit Ministries Student Worldview Conference was one of “thee” best experiences I ever had as a young adult. It was another one of those turning points in my life. I felt like I stepped onto a whole new level, with a lot of adventure. Not only did I take my very first solo flight across the nation from Florida to Manitou Springs, CO and was by myself for two weeks with the challenge to make new friends, but I left Summit with one of the largest burdens yet–to encourage, teach, lead and share my experiences, knowledge, and passion with adolescents and young adults alike (my peers). I was inspired and greatly encouraged at Summit because I had the wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded students from every where in the United States (including Hawaii) and Uganda, Africa. WOW.

The very week I returned (this was in June), I got to work. I came home with a two part Sunday School/Bible Study curriculum called “Thinking Like A Christian” and “Countering Culture,” both of which I presented to the Elders of my church in order to teach to the 10% minority of the youth group who were as excited as I was (and am) about worldviews. Having been approved, I took off and started the study in Fall 2010 with 16% of the youth group (4 high school students). This was great! We had SOOO much fun learning how to “think like a Christian;” and the best thing was that we all learned from each other. That included me. This was very promising to me that there are young adults out there who still are willing and seeking to step up to the plate and lead.

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. ~Colossians 2:8

After a week being home, I was off again. This time to Virginia Beach, VA at Regent University with my family for the National Christian Forensic Communication Association (NCFCA) Speech and Debate National tournament! Why was I there? It was all because of our HOLY GOD! This was my third and last year competing in the league and at the Regional Tournament, I once again did not make it to finals. YES, I was disappointed, BUT that did not cause me to question GOD for HIS WAYS. I just accepted it and moved on–to Summit, of course. 😀 While I was at Summit, my mother received a call from the National Board saying I was qualified to Nationals. That was amazing! What happened was this: 3 competitors, who had higher points than I were not going to the tournament for w/e reason, thus their slot rolled down to the next person–me! Now, who can’t say that was all God’s doing?

Looking back, I can now see that God’s answer to my prayer to qualify to Nats was never “NO,” but instead “WAIT.” And that was something new I learned spiritually.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6

Not only that but I moved on the Semi-Finals in Nationals and was awarded fifteenth place in the nation in Illustrated Oratory.

In July 2010, almost a month after I returned from Summit, I started this blog.

TruthforAmericasYouth.WordPress.com

(The one you are reading now)

At Summit, one of the lectures we had discussed about how Christians can use the internet for things like social networking and blogging all for God’s Glory. And that’s what I wanted to do. I was so excited to start a blog as soon as I got back from CO, but the only thing that slowed me down was that I needed to find the right name for my blog and one that was currently not being used by anyone else… That was not very easy.

In September 2010, I organized a “Reading of The Constitutionevent, during the U.S. National Constitution Week, at the university I have been taking classes at. This was a first timer and a little intimidating as it was also my first time stepping out of my box on campus. With the help of some new Christian and politically conservative friends on campus, I was able to kick off this great event with Historian Dr. Jerry Newcombe as guest speaker, an official reading of the Constitution aloud by college students on microphone, and PIZZA (one of college student’s favorite foods, I learned)!

Today, April 7, 2011, I have been listed as a Staff Reporter for the University Press on my campus. For the past two months I have been contributing to the college newspaper by writing four storys, 3 of which were put to print. Journalism is a completely new writing style for me, however I have learned A LOT and quickly. Every story I have written required me to interview people like the County Commissioner, Professors, Campus Deputy Chief, students, and the Interim Provost. This is something I have been truly enjoying and it has been expanding my skills to a different level.

Bottom line is, Summit Ministries really helped me take off doing great things I would probably not have really “felt” like doing before. I definitely encourage young adults and parents to look into setting asside two weeks in the summer to attend one of the many sessions Summit Ministries has to offer. You will never forget it and you will be a whole different person. Trust me. I am.

PS: By the way, sorry about the loooong story; I do not normally write this much. I like to-the-point posts. But this was critical. I just felt REALLY compelled to share my story with you.

Why does America have to be SO messed up! What is the government afraid of?

Obama has spent over $1 million  to seal all of his personal identifying records. Seems like he is hiding something, eh?

You know what? In Brazil, they impeached one of their presidents because of corruption. Why can’t we do the same? This sure is corrupt. Where is government’s protection when we need it? We all ready KNOW Obama is not a natural born AMERICAN citizen. We don’t need to find out more. WE THE PEOPLE CAN STOP THIS. Now!

This past midterm election demonstrates what happens when Evangelicals show up and vote.

In the 2006 midterm election Evangelicals made up only 25% of voters. This resulted in Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of the House and Harry Reid becoming the Majority Leader in the Senate.

But in 2010 Evangelicals were 32% of the voters. This is an historical high for a midterm election and shifted the balance of power in Washington D.C.. 78% of Evangelicals voted for pro-life, pro-marriage Christian ideals. Evangelicals are the largest voting block in America and when we show up our values prevail.

Thanks to everyone who sacrificed to achieve this historic victory. Now we must look to the 2012 elections. Below is the list of the top ten things you can do to prepare: 

  1. Pray that America will truly be one nation under God.
  2. Share the gospel with your non-Christian friends and family.
  3. Register to vote and then actually show up.
  4. Get informed about our Christian heritage and the Constitution.
  5. Register your Christian friends and family to vote.
  6. Provide your Christian friends and family with useful voter information.
  7. Get your Christian friends and family out to vote.
  8. Teach or attend a Christian citizenship / worldview class in your church.
  9. Become active in a political party or organization.
  10. Become a candidate or support other qualified Christian candidates.

Taken from an CADC email: http://defendchristians.org/news/christian-participation-made-the-difference/

Please take a look.

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