The culture drives the moral values for itself and for the society that envelops its cultures. All The site content is intended to flesh out this world view based on our human nature, with new topics filling in gaps, but hopefully written in a way another reader might find it interesting.
Many Chinese religions arose from cultures that are comfortable with the chaos of nature so there was no need for a supreme deity, which is lacking in these religions The success of a religion requires the local culture to believe in its interpretation.
Polytheistic religions are comfortable with distributed responsibility. There are many references to religions. Each culture must deal with unexplainable catastrophic events.
These false flag operations maintain a strategy of tension, so the American campaign for world empire remains unaffected by the electorate. However humanity is more diverse than that and the role of religions should not be considered immutable. A stable foundation is one based on our understanding of human nature, learned via scientific investigation.
Perhaps humanity does not hold its religions accountable but it is important to note the local culture has this power within its political constraints; hence the rise of humanism as something of a religion.
The date shown in parentheses is the date that page was last changed. Historically many cultures spawned a polytheistic religion but more recently a few cultures spawned monotheistic religions, most notably Christianity and Islam.
The Eastern religions are different as those cultures accept the inherent chaos of nature e. All topics in the site are in the Site Mapwhere each Topic Group has its topics indented below it.
The denial of that part of our nature has major consequences. These Eastern cultures define their moral values for their religion, like Confucianism, which has no supreme deity. Obviously the Abrahamic religions dominate Western society so they have most influence. The interpretation of ancient scriptures is not a stable foundation for society.
If the culture cannot accept the chaos of nature then the religion can impose order on the chaos by assigning responsibility for these events on an invisible supernatural deity.
Human beings have a social nature that is the true foundation for defining society. The Abrahamic religions had the Egyptian pharaoh as a model, an authoritarian leader. Few are willing to question their sense of self. A human being is a social creature. I was raised Catholic in a world view based on the Bible as the guide for society.Cultural and Religious Issues (Offsite links will open in a new browser window.) Cultural and General Issues.
To Mutilate in the name of Jehovah or Allah by Sami A. Aldeeb Abu-Sahlieh. () Jewish Issues. Culture Conceives Religion The culture defines the religion for its community.
Historically many cultures spawned a polytheistic religion but more recently a few cultures spawned monotheistic religions, most notably Christianity and Islam.
Strong and repeated evidence indicates that the regular practice of religion has beneficial effects in nearly every aspect of social concern and policy. Culture and Religion.
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Aims and scope; Instructions. about culture and religion, see Saroglou & Cohen,which is an introduction to a special issue on culture and religion at the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology).
One of my main interests as a cultural social psychologist has been to document the. Part of the process of globalization is the need to develop a culture that, in some broad way, can transcend diverse economic, ethnic, political, racial, and * Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington.Download