An analysis of the generalizations of religions and their relation with violence
During this time, the society of Mecca was in turmoil. If this is so, however, then might it not be that the religious transformational parity we observe is simply a sub-set of the general transformational parity we find among individuals who commit themselves to any perspective on life that centers reality outside of self, and thus that it is just as plausible to assume that all religious transformational parity is the result of some form of internal conceptual realignment than the result of some form of connection with an external divine reality?
Feldman R. Christian churches are often institutions that demonstrate how to follow Jesus, running charities and food banks, and housing the homeless and the sick. Sosa, E. Might there not be other beliefs about religions and their adherents that public school educators can justifiably attempt to bring it about that all students accept? Nevertheless, the more circumscribed question of whether belief in God specifically, and religiosity more generally, are correlated—statistically associated—with criminal and antisocial behavior, including violence, has been investigated in dozens of studies. McKim, R. Kim, J. Kunzman, R. The contention here, it must be emphasized, is not that such resolution is always possible or that an exclusivist must necessarily give up her belief if no resolution is forthcoming. One can readily generate compelling historical evidence that seemingly supports the hypothesis that religion makes the world more dangerous e.
Discussion concerning those issues is yet to come. San Francisco: Harper and Row. Not surprisingly, most exclusivists deny that it is insensitive or arrogant or presumptive for an exclusivist to attempt to convince others that her perspective is the correct one—to tell others that she is right and they are wrong.
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Meeker, K. Yet this assertion is contradicted by the correlational data we have reviewed, which demonstrate that many nonbelievers engage in high levels of moral behavior. Hick argues for salvific pluralism on what might best be called metaphysical or epistemological grounds. But, as Armstrong points out in the book, "there is no universal way to define 'religion,'" particularly when it comes to comparing mono- and polytheistic faiths. There are people out there who think it is all very simple and obvious, but they merely betray a superficial and simplistic familiarity with the topic. Sheiman, B. Is the Question Even Answerable? Ought she stop there or can she justifiably go further? These rites of passage for young boys bar and young girls bat mark the transition into manhood and womanhood. Krueger, et al. Furrow, J. Also important to note is that differing, sometimes even conflicting, exclusivistic claims can exist within the same world religion. Heim can appear to be bypassing the question of whether there is some sort of final, ultimate eschatological salvific state that the proponents of various religious perspectives will all experience, emphasizing rather that many distinct religious paths can liberate people produce salvation here and now Peterson et al.
Buddhists believe in reincarnation, and that one will continue to be reborn, requiring them to continue the study of and dedication to the four noble truths and the eightfold path until Enlightenment is achieved.
Moreover, exclusivists continue, while it is surely true that some conversion is attempted for what we would all agree are morally inappropriate reasons—for instance, for financial gain or to gain power over others—there is little empirical evidence that exclusivists in general have these motives.
Panerai, et al. Moreover, even setting aside the crucial issue of causality, the reported correlations are almost always weak or at most moderate in magnitude.
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