By: Elizabeth M Young
In the art world, those works which are considered to be the great works of the world were made possible through commissions from the wealthiest and most powerful individuals in the world. From the time of the first civilizations, religious leaders and their power to...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Religion has a vast array of elements, depending on the religion that is practiced. Common to most religions is belief, statement, faith, fellowship, worship, sanctification, ritual, and the law. Common among the practitioners of a particular religion is a shared belief. Whether a God, or...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Religion is ingrained with social life as soon as we are born. In an observant, or even obsessed religious family, all aspects of life are infused with religious ritual, meaning, and wisdom. From the time that a child learns to say prayers at night, and...
What is the future of religion?
By: Elizabeth M Young
Religion has an endless future, as long as humans have the ability to think, reason, and come up with explanations for the those facts of life and nature that need convincing explanations. One of the first endeavors of mankind is to find meaning in our...
The role of intensive interaction in cult conversion
By: Elizabeth M Young
Cult conversion is a planned and well orchestrated manipulative process that is externally invoked by those who facilitate the "affiliation" (Stark-Bainbridge, 1987) as established members of a cult. But the bulk of cult affiliation comes from voluntary efforts by the individual who is going through...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Conversion to perspectives that are considered "deviant" requires some description of "deviance". When many Catholics who preceded Martin Luther protested the sale of religious indulgences, wars broke out, people were tortured and put to death, and it took centuries for a reform movement to gain...
By: Elizabeth M Young
This thought provoking title causes a writer to prioritize the power of each perspective in setting the constructs for evaluating poverty and it's effects on child development. In this sense, culture, society, and psychology can be discussed in terms of their effect on the individual's...
By: G E Barr
Deviating Is Reaction "For such offenses must come, but woe to the man through whom the offense does come...Woe to the world because of such offenses." -Jesus Christ These "offenses" have been going on for a long, long time. The results, or reactions...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Religious thought can take many a deviant and radical path during it's development, rejection, or incorporation into general life. Jesus is the greatest known acting religious radical in that he challenged the corruption and foolishness of the existing religious and social structures of his time...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Psychologists insist that there are no studies that support our concern over strange human behavior during the full moon. But we know better! After all, we have folklore, urban myths, old spooky movies, and old wives tales that go back to the dawn of man...

 

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