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Moral & religious extracts

Moral & religious extracts

containing an account of remarkable providences, and interesting anecdotes & narratives

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Published by John Fordyce in Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian life

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMoral and religious extracts
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 29200
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination3 v. in 1
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18045061M

    In Provo, Utah, where more than 9 in 10 people are church members, you can more readily leave your car unlocked than in Seattle, where fewer than a third are. Bouchard has consistently found in many of his studies that intrinsic religiosity -which seems to incorporate a notion of spirituality - is much more likely to be inherited. When they were asked which group they thought would show the most disturbed psychopathology, the whole team identified the snake-handlers. The doctrine of the Sophists gave no limits to power and no security to freedom; it inspired that cry of the Athenians, that they must not be hindered from doing what they pleased, and the speeches of men like Athenagoras and Euphemus, that the democracy may punish men who have done no wrong, and that nothing that is profitable is amiss. In my last book, The Human Mind, I noted that certain brain areas become activated when we engage in cooperation with others, and that these areas are associated with feelings of pleasure and reward.

    Psychologist Eliot Turiel observed that even three- and four-year-olds could distinguish between moral rules for example, not hitting someone and conventional rules such as not talking when the teacher is talking. There have since been around deaths from snakebite in these churches, but most of the congregants tend to refuse medical help if they are bitten, preferring to believe that divine intervention will be more efficacious. But maybe that interpretation of what Dawkins is saying neglects some of the further benefits that religion might well offer in the human quest for survival and security. Some of the wilder fundamentalists prayed with what can only be described as great and transcendental ecstasy, but there was no obvious sign of any particular psychopathology among most of the people studied. Both looked back then on the wild revelry, the gaudy wealth, and the unbridled fornication as an annoyance and they lamented that it had cost them so much of their lives to find the paradise of shared solitude. The Sandman, Vol.

    They studied certain fringe religious groups, such as fundamentalist Baptists, Pentecostalists and the snake-handlers of West Virginia, to see if they showed the particular type of psychopathology associated with mental illness. We've all been there, and some of us have even bounced from one book hangover to another, if we lined up a great TBR. Or that he was providing himself a cover story in case this work became public. Perhaps their surrounding world, the strangers they met in the street, the wide expanses they saw on their walks, the rooms in which they lived or met, took more delight in their love than they themselves did. They know that what they have done is right because their god tells them so. When Bouchard and his team compared the answers to these and other personality questions, they found strong statistical evidence that identical and non-identical twins tended to answer differently.


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Taking our daughter to visit her Irish-Catholic relatives, I asked my husband to make sure they didn't give her any pork. I have taught myself languages because of you. The vast majority of wars have been conducted in the pursuit of profits or power, or waged for territory or tribal supremacy, even if religion has been caught up in those pursuits.

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak "Oh, what a love it was, utterly free, unique, like nothing else on earth! It's clearly an exaggeration to suggest atheists are rampaging through the streets demanding the end of religious belief but the last decade has seen an ever-increasing number of atheists feeling the need to ridicule or damn people who do believe in a god.

Take the book hangover, for example, when you've just finished an amazing story and don't want to read anything else, because you want nothing more than to dive back into the world you just left.

Although the government long supported Christian activity among Indians, [34] [35] and in Notes on the State of Virginia Jefferson supported "a perpetual mission among the Indian tribes", at least in the interest of anthropology[36] and as President sanctioned financial support for a priest and church for the Kaskaskia Indians[37] Jefferson did not make these works public.

The story of Jesus gives absolutely no warrant for violence. The answer, Volf argues, to violence perpetrated in the name of the Cross, is not less Christianity but more — Christianity that is not depleted of its meaning but full of its original moral content, which is at its heart non-violent and a force for good.

Atheists like Mao or Pol Pot have murdered millions in the name of political totalitarianism. For others, especially for nonreligious people, morality and religion are distinct and separable; religion may be immoral or nonmoral, and morality may or should be nonreligious.

Today, snake-handling continues mostly in small communities in rural areas of Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as pockets in other southern states. It was updated on June 7, Bouchard has consistently found in many of his studies that intrinsic religiosity -which seems to incorporate a notion of spirituality - is much more likely to be inherited.

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Well, Patrick Rothfuss hasn't finished his Kingkiller Chronicle at the time of this writing, but it is a planned trilogy.

Love can make up for a lot. The first novel, Oryx and Crakeis set in a world almost entirely devoid of humans, instead populated by synthetic creatures. When Martin Luther King Jr confronted racism in the white church in the South he called on those churches not to become more secular, but more Christian.

My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches… I have stayed these years in my hovel because of you.

That's why so many human conflicts unfortunately involve religion. Greater cohesion and stricter moral codes would tend to produce more cooperation, and more cooperation means that hunting and gathering are likely to bring in more food.

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The ethnocentric views on morality, failure to distinguish between in group and out group altruism, and inconsistent definition of religiosity all contribute to conflicting findings.

Even if one identical twin had been brought up in an atheist family and the other in a religious Catholic household, they would still tend to show the same kind of religious feelings, or lack of them.

He provides a record of which verses he selected, and of the order he chose in his Table of the Texts from the Evangelists employed in this Narrative and of the order of their arrangement. Although not regarded as the spoken Word of God like the Quran, Hadith is an important source of doctrine, law, and practice.

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The short triumph of Athenian liberty, and its quick decline, belong to an age which possessed no fixed standard of right and wrong. The Catholic condemnation of birth control, if it could prevail, would make the mitigation of poverty and the abolition of war impossible.

Content[ edit ] Using a razor and glue, Jefferson cut and pasted his arrangement of selected verses from the King James Version [11] of the gospels of MatthewMarkLukeand John in chronological order—putting together excerpts from one text with those of another to create a single narrative.

I have not known a night when your visage did not accompany me to sleep.Sep 18,  · Morality is the degree to which something is right and good; it describes ones belief of what the right behavior is, and then how one fulfills this belief. It has been argued that religion is the. Feb 11,  · Your analysis would then perhaps account not only for the disagreements between atheist and religious moralities but within religious ones.

Pointing out how religious values vary cross-culturally or over time clearly puts paid to religious moral absolutism, which often. I am reading this book - and I have been trying to remember the word but it's eluding me. What is the word for stories/movies/poems that provide a moral lesson.

What is moralism? by Matt Slick Moralism has different meanings, but in relation to Christianity, it is the practice of keeping various moral laws so as to please God and obtain and/or maintain one's salvation.

Religion and Morality addresses central issues arising from religion's relation to morality. Part one offers a sympathetic but critical appraisal of the claim that features of morality provide evidence for the truth of religious belief.

Part two examines divine command theories, objections to them, and positive arguments in their support. Part three explores tensions between human morality, as. Explaining moral religions.

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