Reflection Paper

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I have always had an interest in the history of the world and the different cultures that have developed. History was a fascinating subject it lets you look into the past, but it will also give you a glimpse of the future if you pay attention. So I went and took all the history classes that I could at Crafton. The religious classes in the beginning were just to fulfill the prerequisite to transfer, then it became if you take these two more classes you will get a degree in it, then it became my major when I decided to transfer.
While at Crafton I took intro to world religions and gained a basic understanding for the major religions of our world. We had a term project where we were each assigned a religion and had to research it and present it to the class, a lightning introduction to the other world religions. I was assigned Zoroastrianism, I knew absolutely nothing about them going in, but after some research I found that their history and beliefs were fascinating. That same semester I was also taking a World Civilizations 3500 BCE-1500 CE history class that required an in-depth look at the religions of the regions we were learning about. It was this ancient history class that I was exposed to the Tao Te Ching and other eastern religions, but reading the tao was really the turning point for my academic major. Then I took all the religion classes they had to offer because while history gives you a look into the past religion predates it and is also one of the most pressing

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