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    The documentary ‘Going Clear’ is focused on the Church of Scientology. Some of the important figures in the documentary included Paul Haggis, Lawrence Wright, Sara Goldberg, Spanky Taylor, and Marthy Rathbun (Going Clear). In this documentary, these former scientologists were interviewed about their personal experiences, where they revealed information about what actually happened behind the doors of the Church. The documentary was based on Lawrence Wright’s book, ‘Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood

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    be understood by “Church Going”. The title could refer to the visit of the church by the speaker of the poem. But it also could refer to the fact that the religious custom of going to church is in danger of disappear. 5 All the quotations of the poem “Church Going” are extracted from: Larkin, P. The less deceived. London: The Marvell Press. (1977) 8 In the first stanza, the speakers enters the church after making sure there is no one inside: “One I am sure there’s nothing going on / I step inside

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    Larkin Church Going

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    his poem “Church Going”, Philip Larkin shows the daily struggles and doubts of atheists, who are constantly having God thrown into their faces by using a bitter tone and gloomy imagery. Philip Larkin uses a bitter tone throughout his poem to represent the resentful feelings that the speaker has towards believing in God. For example, “Once I am sure there’s nothing going on I step inside, letting the door thud shut, Another Church”. Here he is showing his doubts of walking into the church. He checks

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    The very first time i went to church i knew that was the place for me, knew that’s the track i wanted to set my life on. Learning about jesus and everything he has done for me, my family, and everyone on this earth is amazing, breath taking. Going to church is the path i’d like to take my life down, i know it’s the best thing for me and everyone around. Helps each individual be a better person. To continue, Every sunday I try to take a new friend or stranger to church and let them learn about jesus

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    Philip Larkin's Church Going

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    Larkin's "Church Going": A Failed Exploration for Religious Faith Murdoch's artistic and natural beauty critique, called The Sovereignty of Good and Other Concepts, quotes Plato’s belief that "beauty is the only spiritual thing we love by instinct." Therefore, beauty is the only spiritual connection Atheist Philip Larkin seeks in a church. Larkin's poem Church Going, begins as a confessional since he mentions how he often stops at random churches, perhaps because he is searching for a

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    reasons given by infrequent attenders and non-attenders for not going to church”(Manners). This quotation proves that people don’t go to church because it simply doesn’t hold their attention. 42 percent don’t go because they think it’s not fun and lively. That needs to change! To make people come to church a person needs to know how to greet people with hospitality, incorporate new things to the church, and have growth goals so the church can thrive. To attract people it is important to welcome them

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    Emily Dickinson “Some Keep the Sabbath Going To Church” In the poem “Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church,” Emily Dickinson expresses the feeling that everybody practices their faith and religion in a different way. The narrator of this poem portrays the idea of self practice. Being able to completely understand and interpret the meaning of this piece of poetry was not a short and simple process. When first reading “Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church” I was a little confused and unaware of

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    David Doan Kevin Moore 05/21/2015 English 111 The Significance of Church Church Going by Phillip Larkin is a poem which hectors, but also provides an interesting perspective on the significance and purpose of religion. Throughout the poem, one can instantly recognize Larkin’s agnostic beliefs because of the story’s duel nature. Church Going begins with an obviously atheist narrator ironically sneaking into an empty church. Due to the narrator’s ignorant and naïve personality, one can infer that

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    In the poem “Some keep the Sabbath going to church” there are many interpretations of the message Emily Dickson sends out. According to the poem “I keep it staying at home” (line 2). There are various meanings of this quote whether it is a deceiver of something or a statement of the truth. Everyone can take something different from the poems of Emily Dickson and turn into something that reflects on their life. She was truly a master writing her poems, but was it just poems or a message. Her poems

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    in their own way. Emily Dickinson’s poem “Some keep the Sabbath going to Church -” expresses her own religious beliefs. The poem is a rejection of traditional religious behavior that takes place during her time. She sees religion as a private matter for the individual. The poem indicates that one does not have to attend church in accordance with society to show one’s faith and beliefs. She writes, “Some keep the Sabbath going to Church - / I keep it, staying at Home -” (lines 1-2). Dickinson compares

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