Rewritten Bible Assignment

Rewritten Bible Assignment - Seth Braunstein Professor...

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Seth Braunstein Professor Monroe Thursday, April 7, 2011 Noah’s Ship I am writing about the issue of discrimination, which is prevalent in our world today. Whether its racial, religious, or political discrimination, it’s a problem that’s gone on forever and needs to be seriously addressed. In this assignment, I am hoping to convey the message that all people are different for various reasons, and that itself is a positive thing. I want to show that no group of people deserves to be discriminated against based on the way they look, or their personal beliefs because all people are different, but still should be treated equally wherever they are. I chose the biblical story of Noah’s arc, from Genesis Chapters 6-8 to express this message. In “Noah’s arc” God wants to eliminate the human race because he believes that it has become entirely wicked. I thought this would be a good base point to change around slightly, towards an example of discrimination. Therefore, by changing the purpose of exterminating the human race from wickedness, to differentness between people, I have now changed the purpose to discrimination. I was then able to change this story around from God saving Noah and destroying the rest of the population, to Noah becoming the savior of the world by preventing God from discriminating against people who were different. In the end, Noah shows God that all people are different and in no way can two people be exactly the same. God is then able to realize how this is a positive thing which is important to every day life, and a world of monotony without originality would not be an
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ideal place to live. Overall, I felt this story was one where I could easily present my message of equality to all people, and stray away from the evils of discrimination. As human beings began to migrated across earth and continued to grow so did their differences. Several different groups of people began to form between different races, religions, sexual orientation, political beliefs, socio-economic backgrounds, and overall personal beliefs. As time went on, diversity grew all over the world, and could not be contained. Then, one day the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with this diversity in the world forever, for they are different and their days will be a limited.” The LORD saw how immense the differences between people of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of His thoughts and feelings in His heart became filled with hate and evil. The LORD regretted that he had made human beings with free will on the earth, and realized he had allowed them to procreate and reshape their foundation into different people with different backgrounds. Upon realizing this, His heart was deeply troubled. So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created for I regret that I have made them—and in return I will repopulate this world in my image as one conventional people, that share all my beliefs, and will never stray from this narrow
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course NES 2644 taught by Professor Laurenmonroe during the Spring '11 term at Cornell.

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