: God’s Not Dead Reflection

God's Not DeadDirections: Answer ALL of the questions below.  The page titled, Reflection Rubric,  will be used to access this reflection.  It can be found on the left side (third from top) under pages. When finished, print off your response and hand in or email it to Mr. S.

INTRODUCTION:  Dr. Radisson gives the class their first assignment. He passes out blank papers, and demands that each student write, “God is dead” and signs their names in order to get a passing grade. Josh refuses, so the professor forces him to take an alternate assignment; Josh will be given time in the next three lectures to prove the existence of God. If the students in his class are convinced, he passes the assignment. If not, he fails the semester, and thus his chances at a prestigious law degree.

Thomas Jefferson once said, “In matters of style, swim with the current.  In matters of principle, stand like a rock”.

QUESTIONS: What Jefferson is referring to when he says,   “…In matters of principle, stand like a rock” is integrity.  1) What is integrity? 2)  Is Josh taking a stand an example of integrity? How so?  3)  Are the other 70 plus students in the class just cowards or followers which is what  Jefferson is referring to when he says,   “In matters of style, swim with the current…”?  Explain your reasoning.

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Luke 5:1-11
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1And it came to pass, that when the multitudes pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Genesareth,
2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3And going into one of the ships that was Simon’s, he desired him to draw back a little from the land. And sitting he taught the multitudes out of the ship.
4Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon: Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5And Simon answering said to him: Master, we have labored all the night, and have taken nothing: but at thy word I will let down the net.
6And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great multitude of fishes, and their net broke.
7And they beckoned to their partners that were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they were almost sinking.
8Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken.
10And so were also James and John the sons of Zebedee, who were Simon’s partners. And Jesus saith to Simon: Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11And having brought their ships to land, leaving all things, they followed him.

Luke 5:1-11
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1And it came to pass, that when the multitudes pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Genesareth,
2And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3And going into one of the ships that was Simon’s, he desired him to draw back a little from the land. And sitting he taught the multitudes out of the ship.
4Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon: Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
5And Simon answering said to him: Master, we have labored all the night, and have taken nothing: but at thy word I will let down the net.
6And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great multitude of fishes, and their net broke.
7And they beckoned to their partners that were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they were almost sinking.
8Which when Simon Peter saw, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying: Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
9For he was wholly astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken.
10And so were also James and John the sons of Zebedee, who were Simon’s partners. And Jesus saith to Simon: Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
11And having brought their ships to land, leaving all things, they followed him.

Acts 4:27
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27For of a truth there assembled together in this city against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel,

Colossians 3:12-14
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12Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy, and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience:
13Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another: even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also.
14But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection:

Luke 15:30
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30But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath devoured his substance with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Matthew 9:36
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36And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd.

John 8:3-11
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3And the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery: and they set her in the midst,
4And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery.
5Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one. But what sayest thou?
6And this they said tempting him, that they might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, wrote with his finger on the ground.
7When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8And again stooping down, he wrote on the ground.
9But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst.
10Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee?
11Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.

Matthew 11:29
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29Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

2 Corinthians 10:1
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1Now I Paul myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ, who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent, am bold toward you.

Ephesians 5:2
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2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness.

Mark 10:21
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21And Jesus looking on him, loved him, and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.

Acts 4:27
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27For of a truth there assembled together in this city against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel,

Colossians 3:12-14
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12Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy, and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience:
13Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another: even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also.
14But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection:

Luke 15:30
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30But as soon as this thy son is come, who hath devoured his substance with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

Matthew 9:36
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36And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd.

John 8:3-11
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3And the scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery: and they set her in the midst,
4And said to him: Master, this woman was even now taken in adultery.
5Now Moses in the law commanded us to stone such a one. But what sayest thou?
6And this they said tempting him, that they might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, wrote with his finger on the ground.
7When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8And again stooping down, he wrote on the ground.
9But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst.
10Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee?
11Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.

Matthew 11:29
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29Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

2 Corinthians 10:1
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1Now I Paul myself beseech you, by the mildness and modesty of Christ, who in presence indeed am lowly among you, but being absent, am bold toward you.

Ephesians 5:2
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2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath delivered himself for us, an oblation and a sacrifice to God for an odour of sweetness.

Mark 10:21
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21And Jesus looking on him, loved him, and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.

John 15:15
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15I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you.

John 15:15
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15I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you.

Matthew 25:40
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40And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.

Matthew 25:40
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40And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14
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12For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ.
13For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink.
14For the body also is not one member, but many.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14
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12For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ.
13For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free; and in one Spirit we have all been made to drink.
14For the body also is not one member, but many.

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