Premium Essay

Raymond Bazouni

In: People

Submitted By Antoun
Words 811
Pages 4
“Religion poisons everything”
Religion can be defined as the human need for meaning and purpose of life which is concerned with the supernatural power of the creator, the inevitable forces of the natural and spiritual world and how we interact with mysterious forces. It is a society or community based on similar beliefs, friendship, companionship and support network. Religion has made significant contributions to the lives of individuals as well as society as a whole.
Religion proposals an individual’s answers to life’s philosophical questions. It explains the story of creation, human nature and the purpose of life. Also, it gives the individual an identity within a certain religion. It gives the person a logic of belonging which helps for them to understand what their role in life is and the nature around them.
Religion has made significant contributions to the life of a person in areas such as the personal search of meaning, ethical guidance, sense of belonging and ritual meaning. These areas have specifically impacted on individuals.
The primarily contribution would be the personal search for meaning. A person examines for a better understanding of key questions in life. These questions of life include a human’s origin, purpose and destiny. People will look at religions at times of many diverse situations where they want to discover the answers to their questions particularly during times of personal trauma or crisis. E.g. someone who might be struggling with family problems.
Moreover another area of contribution is ethical guidance. Ethics involve moral decision making in which an individual agrees to act in a particular manner. Religion compromises an individual a system of ethics that will guide the person in behaving appropriately. It advises a person how to treat or turn to themselves and the people surrounding them in the environment. Ethical guidance…...

Similar Documents

Free Essay

Raymond Carver’s Story, "Cathedral’

...Raymond Carver’s story, "Cathedral’, talks about an outside relationship within a marriage that is established between the narrator’s wife and a blind man. The story elaborates how the relationship can affect the normal relations of the couple. Communication in that marriage is not as effective as expected. Also, the privacy of the husband is affected. However, openness results to seeing a cathedral when the husband explains what it is to the blind man. The title is based on the cathedral but the story is about two men who have a problem seeing. In Franz Kafka’s story, "A Hunger Artist," a man, who the writer calls “Hunger Artist”, sets on a journey with his impresario from one town to the other and finds a public place to show his fasting skills. The man is locked up in a cage and he fasts for a period of forty days. During his fasting period, people are not attracted to his intensions but suspect that he is sneaking food. He is frustrated when the town people assign butchers to ensure that he feeds on nothing. The allow him to eat. Eventually, the manager sees that the man will die and feeds him forcefully. Later, the man dies. The cage was replaced with a panther that eats hungrily and attracts many people to it. The hunger artist is a symbol of how the world is. The artist represents the part of the world that needs attention from everyone. This joy-deprived man has set himself to live a life different from other people so that he can have a theme that will ignite...

Words: 1138 - Pages: 5

Free Essay

Raymond Dart

...Raymond Arthur Dart, born in 1893 in Queensland, Australia, was a neuroanatomist and a paleoanthropologist. He was most famous for discovering the Taung Child. His discoveries of fossil hominins (members of the human lineage) led to important insights into human evolution. He was raised on a dairy farm near Laidley, attended Toowong and Blenheim state and Ipswich Grammar schools. He graduated from the University of Queensland with first-class honours in biology, and studied medicine at University of Sydney. He acted vice-principal of St. Andrew’s College in 1917. He was a medical officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and as a captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps, served in England and France. In England, Dart took a post at University College, London, as senior demonstrator in anatomy. Then, he spent a year on Rockefeller Foundation fellowship in USA. He married to Dora Tyree, an instructor in anatomy, in 1921. In January 1923, he moved to South Africa, as a professor of anatomy at The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In November 1924 Dart was given a fossil skull that had been found recently at Taungs. He extracted the fossil from the hard matrix and found that the skull was a child’s. It was a mixture of apish and human features. Its teeth were human-like while its brain was the size of an ape’s. Raymond Dart had found the missing link in the man-ape line of evolution. He died on 22nd November 1988 at the age of 95 in Reno, Nevada. I am......

Words: 1410 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay

Raymond India

...trend) 18 Exhibit 2 (Growth in number of retail outlets) 18 Exhibit 3 (Raymond maintains Leadership positions in brand surveys) 18 Exhibit 4 (Balance sheet) 19 Exhibit 5 (Key ratios) 19 Exhibit 6 (Potential growth in Tier 4 and 5 towns) 20 Exhibit 7 (New polyester capacity addition in India in financial year 2011-12) 20 References: 21 Introduction Raymond Limited is India’s leading textile and branded apparel company. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Since its inception, it has transformed itself from an Indian textile industry to a global conglomerate. Its areas of business interests include fabrics, furnishing, woollen outerwear, engineering products and prophylactics. The core business of the company is manufacturing of fabrics and woollens. It is one of India's, and the world's, leading producers of worsted fabrics, accounting to around 60% of the Indian worsted suiting market. It has nearly 20,000 varieties of worsted suiting to cater to customers across different age groups, occasions and styles. It is also a major supplier to the global textile industry, providing fabrics and completed garments to more than 50 countries, including the North American, European, Middle East, and Japanese markets. The company is expected to benefit from the high rate of growth which the domestic apparel is expected to witness (Exhibit 1). Group Companies Raymond has a wide portfolio, ranging from fabric (ready to stitch),......

Words: 4998 - Pages: 20

Premium Essay

Raymond Carver's Cathedral

...“Cathedral” the speaking voice comes from the character known as the husband. The husband appears to narrate the story with the intent of telling it like it is. He makes his opinions, usually negative, very well known to the reader, which I believe makes him appear that much more human to the audience. I chose this story for my final paper because I was able to develop a connection with the husband, or perhaps it was just a feeling of empathy. I could relate to his situation; just like him, at times I find myself feeling lost, troubled, and blind to all the positive things in my life. The husband in Raymond Carver’s short story, “Cathedral,” provides an honest depiction of the young to middle-aged adult struggling to understand his or her place in society. However, it also sheds optimism on the subject by reminding us that we are all capable of change. In this paper, I plan to prove that Raymond Carver provides an extremely honest depiction of the character known as the husband, to address to the audience that even the most flawed are capable of lasting change. The husband stays up every night drinking and smoking marijuana numbing the pain of the life he has made for himself and just feels trapped. To quote the husband, “Every night I smoked dope and stayed up as long as I could before I fell asleep” (Carver 34). I think the husband in this story uses drugs and alcohol as an escape from that feeling of being trapped and as a way of not having to deal with the emotions he......

Words: 1037 - Pages: 5

Free Essay

Fat by Raymond Carter

...Fat By Raymond Carter This first-person short story starts off with the waitress telling her friend Rita how her experience with a fat man that has changed the dynamics of her relationship. She gives a very detailed description of how the man eats, what he eats and how he has to puff s sometimes. Out of all the people who were seated in the restaurant, he was the center of attention. He’s big, very big. Even though he’s nicely dressed this couldn’t take the waitresses attention off of his huge fingers; “Long, thick, creamy fingers.” When the waitress gets behind the kitchen where her boyfriend Rudy is, she gets annoyed by him mocking the fat man. “He can’t help it” she says. Who would’ve thought that the same woman who was thinking what everyone else were thinking, would get mad when boyfriend said it out loud? She stood up for him. She could see though his outer looks, in her eyes he was more than just a fat man. So she started to bring him even more food, she started to have a real conversation. She could see that this fat man actually was really nice and kind to talk to. After the waitress came home she noticed something. She started to think; What if she and Rudy had a child and it would end up like that? What would Rudy then do? Would he act the same way as he did just now, mock and bully his own obese child. She started to look at herself, is she even happy being in a relationship with a man who can accept others? She had taken a shower, and went to bed. Rudy......

Words: 850 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

The Theme of Secrets Conveyed in 'Lady in the Lake' by Raymond Chandler and 'the Woman in White' by Wilkie Collins

...How is the theme of ‘secrets’ conveyed in your choice of extracts from “The Lady in the Lake” by Raymond Chandler and “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins? Both ‘The Lady in the Lake’ by Raymond Chandler and ‘The Woman in White’ by Wilkie Collins portray the theme of secrets in various ways. There is a repetitive theme of secrets created from beginning to end. Both authors triumphantly create secrecy and suspicion for both the characters and the readers. People keep secrets from one another throughout both of these books. E.g. In ‘The Woman in White’, Marian keeps it a secret from Laura that there is a woman (Anne Catherick) who looks exactly like her. These novels fit into the genre of crime fiction which automatically connects to secrets due to the style of the genre. Due to the fact that the authors have to keep information from the reader’s means that they do not deduce the mystery before the end of the book. As it is a crime fiction, the authors keep major plot points hidden from the readers. The main body of secrecy in both texts are presented via the characters interactions. Despite being introduced to a wider array of characters in ‘The Lady in The Lake’, the characters in ‘The Woman in White’ appear to conceal more from the reader. In ‘The Lady in The Lake’ extract, we are introduced to Muriel Chess who reveals that she is Mildred Haviland. Throughout ‘The Lady in The Lake’ extract, Chandler uses dialogue to present the theme of secrecy through the......

Words: 308 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

The Hair by Raymond Carver

...”The Hair” by Raymond Carver Having healthy and stable relationships to both people and surroundings is of vital importance towards reaching a balanced and happy life. The foundation of any healthy relationship is based on cooperation, comprehension and communication. If these factors are missing, it can result in misunderstandings and difficulty handling obstacles and problems that might occur in the relationship. In his short story “The Hair”, Raymond Carver shows the consequences of the lack of connection in a normal marriage. He especially focuses on the emotional causes of malfunctioning relationships and how it has a psychological influence on everyday life. Using minimalistic tools such as symbolism, Raymond Carver tells the story of a man, struggling with his marriage, developing an internal conflict.  Carver uses a minimalistic style of writing in his short story “The Hair”. Minimalistic writing effectively expresses feelings and conflicts, yet allows the reader to be part of the interpretation of the story. Methods such as symbolism, setting, superficial descriptions, and the reticence towards giving the reader information about emotions are often used in minimalistic short stories. Carver’s use of symbolism, setting and the lack of emotional description helps the reader understand the protagonist and his struggles. Reading “The hair”, we are introduced to a man who discovers that a hair is stuck between his teeth. At first, the short story appears......

Words: 951 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

Raymond James & Associates, Inc. V. Leonard & Company and Ronald Boerjan

...1. Case Name, Citation, and Court Raymond James & Associates, Inc. v. Leonard & Company, and Ronald Boerjan 411 F. Supp. 2d. 689 (2006) United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division 2. Summary of the Key Facts A. Ronald Boerjan resigned from Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (RJA) on December 23, 2005. B. Boerjan began working with RJA competitor, Leonard & Company. C. Boerjan created his own “posting pages” (book of business) so that he could prepare account transfer forms. The “posting pages” are industry standard and contain the cient’s personal information. D. Boerjan avers that RJA’s CEO told him and others at an October, 2005 meeting that “you own your book” and that they were free to take their book of business with them when they left RJA. E. RJA accused Boerjan of taking trade secrets of their company to the competitor company, to solicit clients. 3. The Issue Can Raymond James & Associates, Inc. succeed in filing a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction towards Ronald Boerjan for taking “trade secrets” (client lists and information) to the competitor company, Leonard & Company? 4. Holding No. 5. Summary of the Court’s Reasoning A. The Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division found that while working for RJA, Boerjan did not sign any non-solicitation or non-compete agreement. He had every right to take the......

Words: 319 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

Raymond James V. Leonard & Company 411 F. Supp. 2d 689 (2006) United States Court of Appeals

...Cora-Leigh O’Neal BUS 3350 8:00 A.M. Case Brief 1: Raymond James 1. Case Name, Citation, and Court Raymond James v. Leonard & Company 411 F. Supp. 2d 689 (2006) United States Court of Appeals 2. Summary of Key Facts A. A former employee of Raymond James & Associates, Ronald Boerjan, resigned from RJA on December 23, 2005, and began to work for RJA’s competitor, Leonard & Company. Boerjan began to solicit his former clients of RJA, to try to transfer to LC. B. Noting that Boerjan has on record signed acknowledgements that he was aware and agreed to the policies and procedures prior to his hire at RJA, which included policies on what does and does not make up a “trade secret”, RJA seeks a preliminary injunction which prohibits Boerjan and LC from contacting, soliciting, or using any of RJA’s trade secrets, including by not limited to, customer lists and account numbers. 3. The Issue Do customer lists meet the definition of trade secret, and if so, is Boerjan breeching that with his solicitation of his former clients? 4. Holding No 5. Summary of Court’s Reasoning A. The likelihood of Boerjan’s success in transferring former client’s accounts to his new firm isn’t strong or substancial enough to be sufficicent enough to grant an injunction B. Customer lists developed by Boerjan are not protectable trade secrets. C. There is nothing wrong with an employee establishing and communicating with customers for......

Words: 253 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

The Plot and Theme in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral”

...The Plot and Theme in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” Raymond Carver states that by the mid-1960s he was tired of reading and writing “long narrative fiction” (“On Writing” 46). Shorter fiction, he found, was more immediate. This mode of thought may help us to understand why Carver turned to compose shorter works of fiction like “Cathedral,” a work that acts as a brief glance into how one man’s physical blindness helps another man begin to overcome his own spiritual blindness. Carver’s thematic plots could convey alternate meaning—both directly and indirectly. “Cathedral” introduces the theme of blindness, shown by “this blind man” (Carver 709), but concludes by addressing the deeper theme of internal or spiritual blindness by the host. Therefore, the plot and theme of “Cathedral” relay simultaneous levels of meaning to the reader. “Cathedral” tells a story of an irreligious man, who learns a spiritual lesson from a blind man: “But I had my eyes closed. I thought I’d keep them that way for a little longer. I thought it was something I ought to do” (Carver 718). That’s why at the end of the story he does not open his eyes for he wants to “keep them that way for a little longer” so that he can see clearly in his mind. There are two types of blindness, but when we talk about blindness, we usually think of the blindness on our physical body rather than the blindness in our mind. In “Cathedral” both Robert and the host are blind: one is blind in external sight, and the other one......

Words: 1140 - Pages: 5

Free Essay

Raymond Carver Cathedral

...RAYMOND CARVER CATHEDRAL Student’s name Institution Summary Raymond Carver gives a story of a blind man who his wife met during her singlehood but during their relationship. His name was Robert. Robert who was going to pay a visit to their home courtesy of his wife. Robert is a blind man from Seattle who Raymond’s wife had been working for ten years ago. Raymond’s wife had seen an advertisement on a newspaper of a blind man who needed to assisted in his office in reading of documents such as reports and studies and since she had no job and was in need of money she contacted the man and was immediately taken for the job. During this period Raymond was in a relationship with his girlfriend who they had been friends from their childhood days. Raymond was in a military training therefore he had no money hence this gave the girlfriend a reason to look for a job. After summer period ended Raymond’s girlfriend was back and then they married. She did part with her employer who then married Beulah. Robert had lost his wife who they had lived inseparably for eight years. This time he had paid a visit to his wife’s relatives and then decided to visit his old friend who had once worked in his office as a secretary. Her work was organizing the office and reading the documents to the man. They communicated through tapes which they mailed to each other. Raymond was not passionate about blind people since he had not interacted with them. He......

Words: 861 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

01. Raymond Benson as David Michaels - Splinter Cell (2004)

...electronic form without permission. Please do not participate in or encourage electronic piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author's rights. Purchase only authorized editions. For information address: The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. eISBN: 9781101003725 BERKLEY(r) Berkley Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014. BERKLEY is a registered trademark of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. The "B" design is a trademark belonging to Penguin Group (USA) Inc. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The author and publisher wish to acknowledge the work of Raymond Benson, whose invaluable contribution to this novel is immeasurable. Many thanks go to Ubi Soft Entertainment personnel Mathieu Ferland, Alexis Nolent, and Olivier Henriot for their cooperation and support. Finally, a big thank-you each goes to Joe Konrath for his input and to James McMahon for his expertise. 1 IT'S like being in a state of nonexistence. A vacuum. Darkness and light at the same time, and no sense of gravity. There's no air, but I know I'm breathing. Certainly no sounds are present. I see and feel nothing. There are no dreams. That's what sleep is like for me. I'm blessed, I suppose. I can will myself to sleep anywhere, anytime. I didn't train to do it. It's always been that way, ever since I was a kid. I simply......

Words: 98950 - Pages: 396

Free Essay

Portrait of Raymond Carver

...Portrait of Raymond Carver Mathias & Jonathan Raymond Carver was an american writer and was born in 1938 in  Clatskanie, Oregon wherein he loved to fish in the rivers. The landscape portrayed in the video seems very old and depressing (old houses, rusty old cars etc.). His father was an alcoholic which was, unfortunately, eventually passed down to his son, Raymond. His father used to buy him books, when he was a child, which was a reason to him becoming a writer. His first stories were often centered around hard working people, who could barely make it, money-wise. In 1957 Carver married a woman named Maryann Burk, with whom he had two children. They themselves had a lot of monetary issues and could barely make a living, but Carver still wanted to write. They worked hard and his wife worked at several different places e.g. cafés. His stubbornness finally paid off and he got a scholarship for Stanford University. After that he started teaching, and that was the beginning of his alcoholism. Their life got more and more hectic from here on.  Carver was even hospitalized for alcoholism four times. It was during the first hospitalization that Carver’s first collection of short stories: “Will You Please Be Quiet, Please”. Eventually Carver and Burk were divorced in 1982, which lead to Carver’s second marriage with poet Tess Gallagher, even though that had been living together for a long time before the divorce. He married Gallagher in 1988 just two weeks before his death.......

Words: 445 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Analysis of Cathedral by Raymond Carver

...Alvin Veras Safia Ahmad English 108-OP95(1) 27 November 2015 Analysis of Cathedral by Raymond Carver In “Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, it is about two men who are blind, one physically and the other psychologically. Carver uses a narrator who is a faux naif narrating his story about his life. The narrator’s wife has an old blind friend named, Robert. The story is about transcendence where although the unnamed narrator can physically see things, he lacks the wisdom and potential to see the greatness in other aspects of life that one could be limited due to physical factors. The narrator is given a gift of seeing a cathedral through the eyes of a blind man as his character develops from being psychologically blind to being able to see life from a different perspective. To understand the meaning of “Cathedral,” it is helpful first to analyze the author’s style of writing. Carver uses the first-person point of view to allow the audience to see the narrator’s thought process and reasoning. With the use of this style of writing, Carver can convey the narrator’s bigotry based on his stereotype and lack of knowledge towards a blind person. The narrow-mindedness of the narrator is apparent on how he refers to his wife’s close friend as just a blind man “a blind man in my house was not something I looked forward to” (Carver 266). He was displeased when he found out that the blind man was coming for a visit. In addition, this gives the audience the opportunity to see into...

Words: 733 - Pages: 3

Free Essay

Raymond Carver

...In Raymond Carver’s short story “ Cathedral” readers are introduced to a character that experiences change. The story draws readers into the life of a man who is seen as close-minded and selfish. Readers are to believe the narrator is closed off to the world until a certain interaction with a blind man changes his perceptive. Carver’s story uses irony to demonstrate that people don’t need their sight to see life and with this the narrator’s transformation holds a great importance.   The story is based on the narrator’s relationship with his wife and how the two will be hostessing a blind man at their home. The wife’s close relationship with the blind man, Robert creates hostility for the narrator. As readers one can interpret that the hostility is derived early in the story towards Robert when the narrator states, “I wasn’t enthusiastic about his visit, He was no one I knew. And his being blind bothered me”(1152) The narrator, before even meeting Robert, is already certain he does not care for Robert and he does not in any way feel remorse for him. The narrator is extremely judgmental and close-minded towards Robert’s presence. However, the narrator’s feelings and impression towards Robert drastically change throughout the story and with this the narrator experiences an epiphany.   The narrator changes his close minded perceptive on life and allows his insights to open. Robert helps the narrator to undergo this transformation as the two are drawing Cathedrals together. This...

Words: 566 - Pages: 3