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Consider the views of Christianity discussed by the author throughout the second essay, "Down at the Cross". Debate the truth or falsity of these views.

Consider the author's reaction to his meeting with Elijah Muhammad (Section 2, Part 2). Discuss whether it's possible to have a full, pure experience solely within one context. Would it have been possible for the author to listen to Elijah Muhammad only as black man, and not as his father's son, as an American, and not a black man, as a black American, and not a man? Speculate on how his reactions might have differed if he had been able to separate the various components of his personality and experience. Discuss whether such separation is either possible or advisable.

Consider the author's examination of, and commentary on, the Nazi extermination of the Jews (Section 2, Part 2). Consider particularly the juxtaposition of this examination...

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