The Encounter

A huge triangular object is in a field. I was curious and approached the unusual object, The bottom of the object open and outcomes a white shape human like form. As I came closer and closer to the this thing I spoke to it “Ummm who are you.” “I’m Jesus Christ and I’m here to change the religion, but over the years I’ve forgot what the religion is so can you explain to me what it is.” “Sure why not.” I took him to abandon farm and brought him some beer and some bread. He confronted me again and asked me to tell him the religion. Since I’m a young boy I didn’t know much. “I’ll tell you what I know. So back then the church was selling indulgence. Oh yeah if you don’t know what it is but it’s a piece of paper that would watch over family after their dead. It’s quite expensive it cost us 30 silver for 1 piece” “In genius making people, I mean please continue.” “Okay then So it all started when a monk called Martin Luther saw that selling these indulgence was wrong so he started protesting. He wrote the 95 these. Each one of the these protesting and throwing ideas out saying that it’s wrong to sell indulgence in 1516” “But why he say that. I thought it was good for the people. So why would he protest.” “Well if you think about it he said if you put a few coins into the churches chest. His Philosophy was that if you work hard in your life you would pay of your sin. So by living a good life you chance of going to heaven increase. Then he got summon to the Diet of Worm. Here high ranking people order him to stop his protest, they remove his church membership, and banish him. However he didn’t go anywhere, he went into hiding where he rewrote the bible from Latin to German. He did this because more common people can access the bible. After years of writing he finish his first bible. But how could he spread the word. At the time the printing press was out and making copy of book and paper.” “What is this printing press?” “Ohhhh the printing press is a machine made by a man called Gutenberg, this can make copies of books that 1 person write, going back on topic Martian Luther gave his bible to the printing press and they made loads of copies and released to the public. In a year there was about a million books were made about ⅓ of it was Martin Luther bible. Over years his bible was translated to all different language all over Europe. At the time this was the Reformation when the people had 2 ideas of religion 1 side is the Catholic and the other side was Protestant. My grandparents at the time still believe in the Catholic way. But my parents somehow got hand of Martin Luther bible and started disagreeing. But my family didn’t want to get into a confrontation with each other so their neutral.” “That’s all I need now I shall enslave my home planet.” In an instant the triangle object was gone was and I woke up in my bed realizing it was only a dream.

 

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Bao Quang

Student 2019

3 thoughts on “The Encounter”

  1. I like the story, that Jesus christ was the alien who came down to earth to check on us and change the religion. The slideshow was a bit to big and there where some pictures which didn’t include the Image URL. There were also some bibliography missing.

  2. Hey BQ. I liked the the way your story was constructed. It has a great beginning and ending. On the other side though, there was many vocabulary mistakes. When it’s you have a Dialogue you have to indent, which means to start a new row. Your story also had many spots where you would use pass tense and then change into non past tense so it was confusing. For example when you wrote “Since I’m a young boy I didn’t know much”, you said “Since I’m young” which is talking about present time and then you said “I didn’t” which is past tense. You could’ve wrote like “Since I was young I didn’t know much” or “Since I’m a young boy, I don’t know much”. You were also missing a URL on your 4th slide. I liked the story though. Good Job!

  3. I enjoyed reading stories like this, although you contained some irrelevant material, but still managed to keep it in an appropriate style. Although, you could have written more details on the Catholics, who started the indulgences and described more of who Martin Luther is. You should also add in more details of the Diet of Worm, was Martin excommunicated? Who sent him there? What happen to the religion? What about the pope? As for the ending, you should not have ended it as a dream, it spoiled the good event that happened throughout the post.

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