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Revelations Badge
The Four Horsemen
The Plagues
Timeline of Revelations
These pictures all represent a part of Revelations. The first image shows the four horsemen of the apocalypse, those who would be the harbingers of the end. The second image shows the seven plagues that befall the earth, the center of the image shows a bowl being poured over what looks like the earth, linking to the different angels that poured bowls over the earth striking them with a plague. The last picture is a timeline of all of revelations, between the beginning of the end, the seven trumpets, seven plagues, the destruction, and the new Heaven and Earth. These pictures only have slight differences, mainly in the first two only focusing on a single part of the book of revelations, while the last one covers the whole book.

Pop Culture Badge
Noah (movie)- This is a spin off the story of Noah and the flood. The movie shows the family of Noah building the Ark, and when the flood arrives, they keep those who are evil off the Ark, and then them living on it with all the animals, and how Mankind started over after the flood.
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows(book)- In this movie, the main Character, Harry Potter, sacrifices himself, then rises from the dead to help destroy the greatest evil the world has ever known. This is similar to the stories of Jesus in the Gospels, Jesus sacrifices himself and then rises from the dead to kill sin and help all those on earth.
CS Lewis Narnia Series The Magician's Nephew (Book)- This Book talks about worlds being created, and in the end when a new world is created, the world is introduced to evil, this is similar to the stories of the book of Genesis
The Book Of Eli (Movie) - The movie is all about spreading the word of God and how valuable it is even after the end of the world, this can be seen similar to the book of Revelations, the idea that faith for God is the only thing that could save you from the end.
Princess Mononoke (Movie)- This movie has large themes based in people being one with the earth and nature, caring for it, as God had put us in chrage of in the beginning, The book of Genesis. The movie can also hold ties to the corruption of man, when the people defile the forest where a deer god resides, its man turning away from God according to their own will, becoming corrupted, like Adam and Eve when they eat from the Tree.

Heresy Badge
a prominent heretical movement of the 2nd-century Christian Church, partly of pre-Christian origin. Gnostic doctrine taught that the world was created and ruled by a lesser divinity, the demurring, and that Christ was an emissary of the remote supreme divine being, esoteric knowledge (gnosis) of whom enabled the redemption of the human spirit.

Heresy- belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine.
Reasons To keep Heretical Texts
1. The texts may have been deemed heretical in a time long ago, but a new review of them could possibly find something people had over looked and answer something in the church with new ideas.
2. Preserving the view points of those from before.
3. Examples to show theologians of heresies that they could study,
4. Provide cases for what is considered a Heresy, and show people why it is that they are wrong.
5. Some sections of Christianity may find them to not be heretical, destroying work that simply we do not agree with is wrong.

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Manu and the Fish Indian flood myth
This is an Indian myth. The myth is about a man, Manu who finds a fish and is then told by the fish that if he cares for him, the fish will save Manu from horrible disasters. Manu agrees to this and after the fish grows, he saves Manu and his family from a great flood by building a boat then tying the boat to the fish. This is similar to the story of Noah by the idea of only one man, Manu, and his family being saved from a great flood. Manu was a good enough person to care for this fish and is then rewarded for his generosity, similar to Noah being rewarded by God for being a righteous believer in him.

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Tata and Nena Aztec flood myth
This Aztec myth is a flood story that is very close to the story of Noah. The gods are mad at the people of the land for not properly worshiping the gods and decide that the people should be punished. The gods decide to flood the land and drown the people, however before this the gods are fond of a couple, Tata and Nena. They tell these two to hollow out a log and bring two ears of corn in with them, however this was the only thing they were allowed to eat during the time of the flood, and once they comply the rains come and Tata and Nena survive the flood. After the rains, Tata and Nena are happy they survived and then catch a fish to eat, then realized that they went against their word. The gods are then angered and turn them into dogs for not complying with all their wishes even after being saved by them. This is similar to Noah in the idea of saving the last righteous people among the wrong doers of the race.

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Hathor and Ra Egyptian flood myth (could not find a picture based on flood, so this is a picture of Hathor and Ra
This Egyptian flood myth is similar but strays from the path of traditional flood stories. Ra is upset by how the people who worship them have fallen and are now a treacherous people. Ra sends the god Hathor to investigate the people and to punish them. When Hathor arrives, she starts to slaughter the evil doers, and eventuially kills so many the streets flooded with blood, which then flowed to the Nile river, making it overflow, then it spread to the sea as well. After the slaughter, Hathor becomes literally bloodthirsty and starts drinking the blood water mix. Ra is disappointed and did not want this to happen so Ra calls other gods for adivce, then decides to mix the blood water with beer to cause Hathor to become intoxicated, once Hathor does, Hathor is unable to see the last remaining humans then falls into a slumber. Ra then lets these remaining people repopulate the Earth. The similarities in this story are the ideas of cleaning out the evil people of the faith, but in this story, there is an actual slaughter of people, rather than the flood being the causer, it was just an after affect. The premise of the stories is similar to Noah's, but the execution was done differently.

Early Christian Events Badge
1. 4 BCE- Jesus is Born
2. 30 AD- Jesus is crucified
3. 48 AD- Gentile Christians accepted alongside those in Jewish Tradition
4. 60 AD- The first Gospel is written
5. 70 AD- Jewish rebellion against the Roman empire ends. The temple in Jerusalem is destroyed.
6. 90 AD- Book of Revelation and Gospel of John are written
7. 325 AD- First Council of Nicaea
8. 381 AD- First Council of Constantinople
9. 431 AD- First Council of Ephesus
10. 451 AD- Council of Chalcedon

Augustine of Hippo- Augustine of Hippo lived from 354 AD- 430 AD. He was a saint from in early Christianity and did many things for Western Christianity. Augustine was a theologian and a philosopher, as well was the bishop of Hippo Regius, an ancient Roman, Berber and Phoenician city. He is also seen as one of the most important Church Father in Western Christianity. The Chruch Fathers were a group of people, mostly theologians or bishops, who understood the teachings of the bible and were people who others of the Christian faith would consult when they had an issue interpreting or understanding a teaching in the Bible. Augustine had also help contribute to ideas that the faith of Christianity would hold, such as the doctrine of original sin, the idea of all people are born into sin and then through baptism become cleansed, as well as contributing to the development to "just war," wars fought for a righteous cause, thus being able to be justified even if they go against some teachings that the faith has.

Archaeology Badge - The Tel Dan Inscription
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This Tablet is one of the earliest dated items that documents King David from the Bible in historical context. This is the an important artifact because not only does it talk about David as king, but also references "The House of David." This phrase appears many times in the Bible, one of these times is in the telling of Jesus. They said that the savior would be a descendant from the House Of David. David was also an author of some parts of the bible, he is accredited to writing most of the psalms. So not only does this artifact give us a look into the past, it also helps us get an idea of Historical Events that are in the Bible as well and how they link with faith.