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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Justice

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God,” Micah 6:8. What does it mean to act justly? Justice itself means to “do the right thing” – things …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Anger

As humans, we are often faced with unfavorable circumstances––financial trouble, the mishandling of valuables, injury and the like––that expose our inner feeling of anger. Experiencing this anger, however, is an inevitable aspect of the world that we live in. Just as someone would naturally experience joy if they were hired …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Hope

In the well known Greek myth of “Pandora’s Box,” Pandora, the first woman created by the gods, was given a box by Zeus along with instructions never to open it. Naturally being extremely curious, Pandora unlocked the box and peeked inside. Out of the box flew all of the hardships …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Pride

In Greek mythology, there is a story about an inventor and his son who are imprisoned on the island of Crete, within the Labyrinth, which they had helped to build. To escape, Daedalus the father builds two pairs of wings, which he had cobbled together out of twine, feathers and …

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The center of police brutality

Photo taken on December 6, 2014. By Scottlum, Flickr Recent reports of police violence has created a sense of worry, violence and unease in the United States Ferguson. North Charleston. Baltimore. Three places, three deaths, one year, and one giant, continuous uproar around the country. Protests, riots and debate after debate. …

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Mistakes make headlines

Journalism scandals begin with a simple string of gossip, in some cases leading to disaster November 2014 Rolling Stone published a shocking and sickening article about the gang rape of a student, code named “Jackie,” at the University of Virginia (UVA). The article, “A Rape on Campus,” electrified conversations around …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Sloth

Like a parasitical relationship, sloth latches on There’s a certain level of relief that comes from putting aside anything that generates stress; to sit back, relax, and watch the hours wane away as you curl up in your favorite recliner, isolated from a world packed with things that you don’t …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Fortitude

Bravery, or fortitude is the feeling that motivates soldiers to rise out of desolate trenches, bystanders to intervene in complicated, and possibly dangerous, situations, and individuals to stand up to aggressors. Fortitude is the backbone of society, the method by which countries and their people gain and control power and …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Lust

In a society filled with inflated relationships and fictitious desire, a simple gaze awry can kindle a feeling known as lust. The strong sexual desire that is felt by many people has been seen to destroy relationships, or ruin the foundation of hopefuls. Obstruction of common sense often leads the …

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An Examination of Sins and Virtues: Prudence

“There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence,” said Charles Caleb Colton, a well-known English writer and collector during the 1800’s. This quote explains the mismatch of opinions of what prudence truly means. Another way to interpret Colton’s quote is, “There is nothing more careless than excessive wisdom or confidence.” …

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