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Americans and their Conspiracy Theories

According to national surveys, more than half of Americans endorse at least one conspiracy theory. Many researchers have similar and differing views of their influence such as their psychological patterns, questioning of higher authorities, and how they are spread. It is surprising that little empirical research has addressed the reasons why some people are more … Read more

Freud’s Theories

Freud’s Thesis in “The future of an illusion” is that religion is a false ideology of belief and is based on teachings and animosity. The first quote from his book i want to elaborate on is “Religious doctrines … are all illusions, they do not admit of proof, and no one can be compelled to … Read more

Worldview

Worldview is the term defining how we look at the world around us. Hindson and Canser describes Worldview as “framework of beliefs by with a person views the world around him.” Worldview acts like an open door that lets us explore different opinions in which we view the world allowing us to question the origins, … Read more

The prayer theory fluidism

Just like language, prayer too is fluid. Language changes to accommodate the individuals speaking it. It evolves and is ever changing. The way in which people pray changes as a result of their personality, beliefs and life experiences. Someone who is optimistic would approach prayer with more hope and confidence, knowing God will help them … Read more

The values and outcomes of religious education

‘The outcome of excellent Religious Education is religiously literate and engaged young people…who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life’. Religious Education Curriculum Directory (Bishops’ conference, 2012:6) In what ways does classroom RE achieve this?   (1,500 words) The outcome of Religious Education within a classroom setting is to engage young people … Read more

Innovative practices cannot be determined until the theological nature of communion has been established

Introduction Rather than polemically reviewing every Christian tradition’s approach towards the theology and understanding of communion; this paper takes a logical approach starting from the early apostolic church; Roman Catholicism, Reformed traditions and finally into Pentecostalism. Ex-biblical and post-apostolic support will be drawn upon within the expression of each tradition, adhering to specific terminology in … Read more

The Qur’an and death

Characters fear death and attempt to prove their morality through actions and justifications, trying to make their legacies, and therefore their person, live forever. Throughout The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh himself shows great fear in the idea of death but attempts to hide his fears through his actions. In the Qur’an instills fear on the … Read more

Sexualized rhetoric

Modern rhetoricians use sexually charged arguments to defame their opponents since favor is dependent on character. Similarly, early Christian authors found it useful to portray their opponents as sexual assailants who do not live a wholesome life. Sexual slander revealed to early Christians about the character of the opponents and created a fear behind sex … Read more