Emily.G. Super Tolkien Nerd
Hi, my name is Emily. I'm 18. I like old things. I have a nostaligic heart for things before my time.
- IL, USA
- member since May 17, 2010
"Zealot" has several meanings. There was a group in biblical Palestine that actually called themselves "Zealots", and then, of course, the word was sometimes applied to people that Rome felt threatened by but that were not officially Zealots.
I think by calling the book "Zealot" the author is making the point that Jesus was in favor of rebeling against those who made the Temple a center of commerce (the Priests) and those who kept the Jews in virtual slavery (the Romans).
I'm in New Zealand so I'm not sure what a 4-H project is, but good luck with it!!!!!!
Hopefully lots of people will help you out :)
Here in NZ we have what are called Youth Aids (I think that's what they're called) within the police force and they do heaps of youth counselling and programmes dealing with youth issues, bullying included. Maybe your youth division of the police might have something similar and could be worth a look?
Best of luck, Emily!
I saw your note about bullying and would love to help you if I can? Are you writing from the point of view of bully or bullied?
I have been both in my lifetime, I'm ashamed to say, though luckily, we all grow up at some point to see the consequences.
Briefly, I teased a girl when I was about 9 - about her clothes and other stupid superficial stuff, mainly because I was jealous of her, I guess, as she was so pretty.....
Anyway, I saw her again later in life and wanted to apologise. (Her sister had been killed in a car accident and I wanted to tell her I was sorry to hear that.) If I'm totally honest, I think the apology was more for my sake than hers and I guess I expected to be forgiven at once, but she wasn't interested in anything I had to say - ever.
I didn't push, knowing I deserved it, and I still think about her from time to time, now realising how much I must have damaged her self-esteem. I wanted so much to be forgiven, because I had matured and wasn't that person any more, while understanding I didn't deserve her forgiveness and had done nothing to earn it.
Bullying has lifelong impact, as you can see, for all concerned.
Hope this helps, Emily :)
No problem. Thanks for letting me know. I'll be sure to reply to that :)