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The Secret Essay

  • Submitted by: liz2002
  • on March 19, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 514 words

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Below is an essay on "The Secret" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

Nothing on earth is perfect and no two things are alike. As humans, we tend to set an idealistic view of what is normal. A man named Alan Sherman once said: “A ‘Normal’ person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee. You know, ‘Each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out grey.” By definition, normal is “being within certain limits of intelligence, educational success or ability, etc.” or “conforming to the conventions of one’s group” (Collins, World English Dictionary). What happens when something enters our universe and goes against what we believe is normal? We panic, blame, and find an excuse. During the period of Enlightenment, when something was created or born and came into our world, we turned to the church. During this period, if something very rare occurred such as a birth malfunction or astronomical wonders such as eclipses or comets, the people of this time would wonder and panic about this occurrence, turning to the church. Was God giving us warning that we were doing wrong? Is God giving us a sign? What does this mean? A scientist, by the name of Alex Halley, wanted this question answered. Sometimes, when you give people reassurance with numbers, they will tend to believe in science rather than being bewildered by religion. When Halley discovered that the comet completed its orbit in seventy-six year intervals, meaning it appeared every seventy-six years, it gave people reassurance and less panic. Maybe it caused new views from people living during this period. “This is not a sign from God telling us he is angry. This is just the world…the universe living as normal. This is now normal.” Questions answered with mathematics and science did lessen panic, but also faith. If God did not affect the Earth with signs and express his anger through abnormality, is he there or here with us? Where is his action?   Like in our present day, they have religious persons and some others, atheists.   An anonymous author was stated that “Maybe...

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