September 25th, 2005

school2, school

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We're talking about premillennial dispensationalism (basically, the Jesus is coming and we know when, or think it's at least really soon) crowd in class this week, so once again, I find myself staring down a healthy dose of writing by Tim LaHaye to read for class. Hello, Mr. LaHaye, I did not miss you at all for the last six months. (There for awhile, the latest Left Behind book was shelved directly next to the newest Laurell K. Hamilton book on the new books shelf at the library. I was rather amused.)

The same professor that taught my Religion and Politics course last semester and is teaching the Cults, Sects, and Minority Religious movements class now is teaching Religion and American history in the spring, instead of a class on Globalization, which had been vaguely pitched. There's going to be enough overlap with the last two classes - especially the politics one, I'm guessing - so that I don't think I will take it. Which leaves me with an open slot, if I'm going to be taking a full-time schedule (two sociology classes, Islamic law, and something. And rock climbing.) Hrms. I wonder if I can talk my way into the honors Religion and Conflict class, if it's offered again. There's got to be a way to get around that GPA requirement. :)

Right. I should get back to reading.
  • Current Mood
    ponderific

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... oh, and on the subject of religion, if one were inclined to read the Bible, which of the 24234 versions is the "best"? (Most readable and least mangled in translation, if it's possible to get those at the same time.) For some of the same reasons that I want to take Islamic law next spring, I'd like to have some ammo when someone says that such and such is in the Bible.
  • Current Mood
    curious
school2, school

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I spent awhile this afternoon printing off most of the readings that I have left for the semester, and organizing my academic existence (again). There's the notebook for my notes, the notebook with the to-be-read queue in it (so that I can work on those readings at school and work on readings in textbooks at home, and haul less stuff back and forth), the already-read Islam notebook, the already-read Cults notebook, the notebook for my own side research, the notebook with the articles I've found so far for my research project in my Violence class (I'm doing my term paper on same-sex domestic violence. It's depressing stuff, and I haven't even really gotten that far into it. But it's necessary stuff, too.) At the rate my teachers assign readings, I will soon own large chunks of books, printed from PDFs and three-hole punched. I've been throwing around various ideas for a graduation present to myself, but I'm starting to think that a good file cabinet would be the most practical. :)