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    It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observation Might satisfy his mind. The poem "The Blind Men and the Elephant" by John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887). The parable implies that one's subjective experience can be true, but that such experience is inherently limited by its failure to account for a totality of truth. This parable occurs to my mind when I try to explain the Image of God in my life. God reveals

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    Six Blind Men And The Elephant + The Red And Blue Coat Essay Do you think that an elephant looks like a spear, or maybe a tree? No? Well have you ever seen a Multicolored coat? Well in Six Blind Men and an elephant the six blind men thought the elephant looked like a that and many more strange concoctions. Also in The Red And Blue Coat there is actually a blue and red coat. It's true, just read my essay and you will know the main events of the two events of the two stories, the character's action

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    and means ‘comparison, illustration, analogy’. The two thousand years old Buddhist story “The Elephant in the Village of the Blind’ portraying simple story, demonstrating universal moral, and using symbols and analogy is the evident representative of the parable. To start with, the narrative in “The Elephant in the Village of the Blind” is very simple; the main

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    An elephant was brought to a group of blind men who had never encountered such an animal before. One felt a leg and reported that an elephant is a great living pillar. Another felt the trunk and reported that an elephant is a great snake. Another felt a tusk and reported that an elephant is like a sharp ploughshare. And so on. And then they all quarreled together, each claiming that his own account was the truth and therefore all the others false (traditional parable). None of the accounts that the

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    Seeing the Method of the Blind through Touching and Listening The theme of sight in Raymond Carvers “Cathedral” and W.W. Norton “The Elephant in the Village of the Blind” gives you an insight of how blind people uses all their senses in a way that we as people take for granite. Because we have a feeling of seeing which they do not have do not make us better because we that see lacks in using our other senses to our advantage. In both of these stories, the author takes you through the thoughts

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    They each feel a different part of the elephant and come up with different conclusion as to what they are touching. They each express one part of a picture and none of them comprehend the entire picture. They all failed to identify the elephant. Thus, this analogy imply that no religion can truly know God and shows that all religion fail at revealing God. Furthermore, all blind man came up with a conclusion which were false. None of them answered elephant. Thus this analogy also shows that all religion

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    1. Why does each blind man have a different idea of the elephant? Are any of the men correct in their interpretation? Are any of the men wrong? Explain your reasoning. Each blind man has a different idea of the elephant because they are only looking for the truth from their own personal experiences. Each only experiencing bits and pieces of the overall truth. I believe that each of the men is correct in their interpretation of the elephant but without their vision, they cannot see the truth

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    The origin of the word “truth” is Alethia,it literally means to “un-hide” it comes from Greek. When trying to define what truth is it’s easier to define what is not first. The truth does hurt, it’s not there to always make people feel good “To those involved in this dying world, Satan will come with evil’s undiluted power to deceive, for they have refused the truth which could have saved them. … They see truth as a lie, and the lie as the truth. They accept the lies of the devil.”(Billy Graham) The

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    The way we think or the lack of our thinking defines who we are. Weiseltier says “A democratic society, an open society, places extraordinary intellectual responsibility on ordinary men and women, because we are governed by what we think, we are governed by our opinions”. Our opinions are matter the most to us, and this goes back to when Linda Elder says that we are aware of the flawed human thinking. The mind is flawed and it will

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    Zoo, By Edward D. Hoch

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    Throughout the texts, perception vs reality/truth is a very common theme. In the story Zoo by Edward D. Hoch, the author deceives the reader into believing they will know the outcome of the story. “Peoples of Earth, this year you see a real treat for your single dollar--the little-known horse-spider people of Kaan--brought to you across a million miles of space at great expense. Gather around, see them, study them, listen to them, tell your friends about them” (Hoch, 5). ``There are bars to protect

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