All of these essays involve the study of the human condition, but most were written for different disciplines other than for the humanities, such as history, literature, philosophy, and the classics. Please keep this in mind as you read through the essays. Also, some essays are not as well developed as others. The essays with many footnotes and sources are far more accurrate than the lesser developed ideas. The end of each essay contains a downloadable Adobe PDF of that essay.
EVIL IS THE NATURE OF HUMANITY
An exploration of the nature of humanity, showing that the humans that exist today evolved as evil creatures. Humans have always been committed evil acts and they will continue to do so unless we evolve beyond our present state.
THE FLAGS OF ACADIANA
The current flags of the Acadiana area in Louisiana. It includes a short history of Louisiana. It examins the Acadiana region and its people. This area was settled by Cajuns, people of French descent from Nova Scotia.
THE HUMAN PROJECT: CREATING A UTOPIA
A short essay discussing a project where humans are attempting to live at harmony with nature. The essay explores how the project is not exactly a utopia bwcause of its falts.
GNOSTIC THOUGHT AND HOW IT PERTAINS TO EVIL
This is an explaination of how Gnostic thought became evil in the eyes of the "church." Perhaps the most threatening thing about Gnosticism was not the belief in Jesus as an Enlightened Man but rather the independence of the spiritual thought.
THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE "ONE TRUE CHURCH" WITH ITS "ONE TRUE GOD"
This essay explains the evil implications of the belief that a person's own spiritual beliefs is the only truth out there. This "one true way" is a path of intolerance and the embodiment of evil itself.
THE IMPULSES THAT LED TO THE HEART OF DARKNESS: AN EXPLORATION OF THE HUMAN CONDITION IN THE VICTORIAN AGE AS COMPARED TO THE MODERN ERA
This essay explores the environment and way of life during the time the book Heart of Darkness was written and the possible reasons why the author wrote such a disturbing novel. It also compares this era to modern society.
JOAN OF ARC: THE SHAMAN OF CATHOLIC FRANCE
The mystical powers of Joan of Arc comes alive in an essay discussing her abilities as a Catholic Saint. The essay explores the depth of her shamanic characteristics from information revealed at her trial.
THE PRIME MOTIVATIONS OF EVIL
This essay explores the root of all evil, whether it be individual, social, or politically motivated, all exists because of one thing: greed. Someone else has something we want and the only way to get it is to take it from them.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE AND ITS POTENTIAL EFFECTS ON SOCIETY
An essay expressing the need for a separation between church and state. It first explains that the state is affected by the religious beliefs of the culture; however, the government should remain independant of the political construct of any church.
WOMEN ARE NOT EVIL, SOCIETY MAKES THEM SO
A very critical study of the role of religion, both eastern and western, and the subjugation of women. The essay takes a very critical look at the prosecution of vocal women because women are preceived as evil and manipulative by nature.