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Webliography

1)  [http://www.religioustolerance.org/gl_b.htmReligious Glossary:  This is a tool that can be used to help identify religous terms. It also provides, depending on the religion religious passages from the religion’s holy books to provide useful information.

2) [http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/religion/] Religions of the World: This website provides a detailed description and background of Christianity, Jainism, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. I am sure this religionwill provide further clarification on the religions we have studied in class.

3) [http://www.thearda.com/] The Association of Religion: This website shows the demographics for the different religions in the world depending on the country.

4) [http://religions.pewforum.org/reports] Statistics on Religion: This is a website that shows the different religions and their demographics in the United States. I figured this would be an interesting website because it could influence our politicalviews if most of the population is involved in some type of religion or if they choose not to participate. 

5) [http://www.pewforum.org/] Pew Forum on Religion: This website provides sites to contorversial issues and shows the opinion as well as offering news articles and facts of most believers who practice Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

6) [http://www.religionfacts.com/] Religion, World Religions, Comparitive Religion: This website offers a comparitive between certain religions of the world. It is supposed to provide the facts about different religions in an impartial setting.

7) [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_and_mythology] Religion & Myth: Even though this website is from Wikipedia, it gives the basic difference of religion and mythology and how they overlap. Basically, Wikipedia acknowledges that mythology is a part of religion and that religion refers to more than the beliefs and stories of a religion but the rituals, theology, morality and more; while mythology can simply refer to Ancient Greek myths & stories.

8) [http://www.italianfuturism.org/manifestos/art-and-religion/] Art & Religion: This website explores the nature of art and religion and there relationship to worship. I felt this was a good website to add because in some faiths Art is aprreciated but not excepted within religion: and I feel it to be just as important as music or being able to read the holy books, since I see it as a form of worship.

9) [http://www.allholybooks.com/] All Holy Books.com: These are  the holy books they provide for free online  [Christianity, Jainism, Islam, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Bahai]. The website creator is hoping to add to the collection Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Zoroadstrianism. I figured this would be useful.

10) [http://www.cftech.com/BrainBank/OTHERREFERENCE/RELIGION/SigDatesInRelHis.html] Important Dates in the History of Religion: A basic website that provides dates to important events in western history.

11) [http://smiley963.tripod.com/motivational.html] Motivational Quotes: I try to surround myself with positive things, so my outlook on life will remain positive. Keeping myself motivated will help me reach my goals as a music major.

12) [http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/140227/10_things_every_independent_musician.html] Ten Things Every Independent Musician Should Know : It’s a great article to keep the dream in mind after I graduate college. It gives step by step instruction to make me a better musician and following it’s tips increase my chances of being better. Even if the advice seems pointless and corny, improvement is everything.

13) [http://www.classicalworks.com/html/glossary.html] Musical Glossary: Here is a glossary of common musical words ever music major should know. It will most likely come in handy on tests and quizzes for music theory.

14) [http://www.yiruma.com/] Yiruma: Yiruma is an exceptional pianst from South Korea. He is my favorite composer and his music has the ability to change my entire mood to make me calm and relaxed. He was very useful during finals. Here is one of his songs, just in case you want to listen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSNUeCM78do).

15) [http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/careers/106440.html] College Board (Musicians & Singers): Provides a realistic outlook on the life of a musician and singer, with possible career options for those choosing set path.

16) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4ekwTd6Ig] Defying Gravity: This is my ultimate dream, to be the first African American to play the role of Elphaba a.k.a The Wicked Witch of the West. This show changed my entire outlook on life and influenced my choice not to change my major from Music.

17) [http://www.lvc.edu/music/so-you-want-to-be-a-music-major.aspx] So You Want to be a Music Major: This website provides tools and tips to students wishing or who have already enrolled as a music major.

18) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKW3zREFA00] You Gotta Be by Desree: In my years in college I need to prepare for the competitiveness that is in the entertainment industry, therefore this song will play as a constant reminder.

19) [http://ezinearticles.com/?Want-to-Play-the-Violin-Better?-Top-5-Tips-to-Improve-Your-Playing!&id=2392658] Want to Play the Violin Better?: This website provides five tips to imrove violin playing. I’m looking forward to trying these out.

20) [http://www.musictheory.net/] Ricci Adams’ Music Theory: Provides a basic instruction and explanation of Music Theory. It is almost guarenteed that this will be useful.

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                I am not sure if Wiesenthal did the right thing or not. Deep down I truly believe that Wiesenthal should forgive the dying Nazi soldier, but I’m not sure if it was possible at that time.

                The Nazi soldier made his mistake by placing his guilt on one man whom he never actually committed the offense too instead of trying to make a difference before his last breath. I think it is almost impossible for someone to forgive someone else for crimes against an entire race or large group of people, unless you are Jesus Christ. I probably would have felt sorry for the Nazi soldier if he had been honest with his reasons as to why he acted out on these orders, and if he had not been on his last breath. I think his apology would have been more sincere if he had confessed not on his death bed, but had been able to receive a punishment. I guess I would have been happier if Karl Seidl had completed harsh works compared to Hercules and his twelve labors in order to obtain reparation for what he had done. I feel that Seidl’s confession might not have been as genuine as it could have been; but that he was prompted by the looming fear of hell to seek the forgiveness of someone who could pardon the wrongdoings he made against more than one hundred and fifty Jewish people.

                The fact that Wiesenthal was able to walk away from a dying man’s plea makes me agree even more with his decision to remain quiet. I don’t think there is a correct answer to what this Seidl asked Wiesenthal to do. My Christian belief tells me repeatedly in order to receive forgiveness from God you must give forgiveness to those who have harmed you. I know it is the right thing to forgive Karl Seidl but I’m not sure if I could do it personally. I don’t think I would have the authority to forgive him for what he did to over one hundred and fifty people. I think that is too much to ask of one person. I agree with Wiesenthal when he suggests justice instead of vengeance. I don’t think it was right of him to make this his dying wish, I think he should have died with the burden of what he had done instead of dying with relief. Karl Seidl had done nothing to adjust his guilt before his death (that we know of). He obviously felt guilty about what he did, therefore he should have confessed in order to receive some kind of punishment, instead of dying peacefully in his sleep guilt free.

Belief-o-matic

I was raised in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, which is a branch of Christianity. I’m not sure myself if I identify with one particular branch of Christianity. I do believe in God and that Jesus Christ is his son and that he was sent to the world to save the world from sin. I also believe in the Holy Spirit and that it is the spirit of God himself. I believe that God created the world; not through evolution but that he took time to make everything in the world. I prefer not to label myself under a particular sect of Christianity, because I believe religion should be much simpler to the individual than determining who is in charge of the church or the amount of money the clergy of the church beg for. My dream church is an open area in nature where I can commune with God without all of the material stuff clouding the holiness of the aspect. I do believe that good works alone are not enough to get me into heaven, but that a stable relationship with God must be established. I believe in Heaven and Hell and the Rapture. I also believe that my life is predestined, but that it has the possibility to change. Since God gave humanity free will, I have the opportunity to choose Choice A or Choice B. Even though he knows which choice I’m going to make, the fact that he gives me the option makes me believe that he knows both outcomes to the situation, like he knows the ending to both stories whichever way I choose to write it.

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The top score on the list below represents the faith that Belief-O-Matic, in its less than infinite wisdom, thinks most closely matches your beliefs. However, even a score of 100% does not mean that your views are all shared by this faith, or vice versa.

Belief-O-Matic then lists another 26 faiths in order of how much they have in common with your professed beliefs. The higher a faith appears on this list, the more closely it aligns with your thinking.

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1.  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (100%)
2.  Jehovah’s Witness (95%)
3.  Baha’i Faith (92%)
4.  Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (90%)
5.  Orthodox Quaker (87%)
6.  Orthodox Judaism (79%)
7.  Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
8.  Islam (74%)
9.  Seventh Day Adventist (73%)
10.  Eastern Orthodox (72%)
11.  Roman Catholic (72%)
12.  Sikhism (69%)
13.  Liberal Quakers (65%)
14.  Reform Judaism (56%)
15.  Unitarian Universalism (49%)
16.  Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (48%)
17.  Jainism (48%)
18.  Mahayana Buddhism (42%)
19.  Theravada Buddhism (40%)
20.  Hinduism (33%)
21.  Neo-Pagan (30%)
22.  New Age (29%)
23.  New Thought (26%)
24.  Secular Humanism (24%)
25.  Scientology (21%)
26.  Taoism (18%)
27.  Nontheist (15%)