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    conceptions of religion involve the idea that, in order to be religious, one must attend a religious service weekly or pray to a higher power before meals. Also, one must agree with and follow a certain set of beliefs laid out for them by their religious tradition of choice. However, some believe that religion is not a set of beliefs or required actions, but rather an experience, or collection of experiences, that changes the way one sees and feels about the world. Two such thinkers are William James and Friedrich Schleiermacher. However, while both of these philosophers agree that religion is centered in religious experiences, the specifics of Schleiermacher’s conception of religious experiences are more realistic and relatable…

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    arguments and then present his analysis of them. That is what he attempted to accomplish in The Varieties of Religious Experience, which began as a series of lectures. Our purpose is not to provide a definitive treatise on the subject, but to identify some relevant questions, problems, and dilemmas. We will discuss the complex interaction between Religion and Psychology-one that embraces ambiguity and uncertainty in order…

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    This could mean through personal religious experience, or seeing an article about Religion through a media outlet. There are good aspects of Religion and there are aspects in which people will see a negative side. Religion is an impactful concept and this reason is why it will remain relevant. Religious or spiritual belonging helps us regain a sense of purpose. Religion offers a crutch and comfort to those who may be seeking guidance. Questions will continue to appear and to be analyzed.…

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    reported less struggles than those who were more “open.” Is there any better way to prepare for a delicious Turkish meal served up with their famous Mediterranean hospitality than by attending an invited symposium on atheism? I would certainly doubt it. Prior to this an unbelievable lunch (is there any better way to prepare for a delicious Turkish meal served up with famous Mediterranean hospitality than by attending an invited symposium on atheism? I would certainly doubt it), Paul Harris and…

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    In How God Changes your Brain Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman give some very insightful descriptions of the chemical and emotional changes and processes that are occur in the brain. In this book these changes are explained in detail and the different processes that are involved with growing and maintaining a faith. The concept of faith and religious practice having a strong effect on the brain has often been the topic of debate and conflict within the religious community and secular…

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    Spirituality Vs Religion

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    defines religion as “…that which is concerned with the holy.” He associates religion with being told what to think, feel and believe, while spirituality is individualised and personal, being linked to the body, nature, femininity, sexuality and the environment – things that religion lacks. Tacey goes on to explain that following a dogma is outdated, and that while religion and spirituality are connected, religion does not inherently contain the spiritual experience that it should. He states that…

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    Linda Hogan Body

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    body to religious practice? Scholars have debated this issue for centuries. The autobiographies of Linda Hogan and Etty Hillesum tackle this issue. Their writing shows that the body is an essential part of religious experience. Hogan’s and Hillesum’s writing shows that the body is important because it holds memory, contains traces of ancestors, is an expression of emotion and desire, and it allows us to perform sacred acts. Linda Hogan talks about the importance of the body in that it stores…

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    Higher Consciousness

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    I understand the way; it 's the journey that never ceases. It 's the journey that reconnects and integrates you with your higher self, with your higher consciousness, with Christ consciousness. The journey of higher consciousness is a journey into truth. Are you ready for the truth? By the way, this "new age" that my reader is knocking is not just an aberration of the disillusioned; it is scientific fact in the form of astronomy. Jesus ushered in the Piscean Age 2000 years ago. (The symbol for…

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    A spiritual experience is an event or moment that defines or changes a person and is usually experienced within the context of the person’s faith or belief in something. There is no set place or time for a religious experience, it can be in public or private, some are even when the person isn’t even awake. Gini Brumble had her spiritual experience over the course of a year, Jaken Bautista’s was during an afternoon nap, and my own spanned about nine months. Each of these experiences showed us…

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    As they both independently speak of God and his many graces, we can infer of the huge importance of religion on these settlers. Furthermore, the Puritans’ emigration to the New World in search of religious freedom demonstrates the value that folks placed on their religion as they braved the unknown to move thousands of miles to establish a society where they could practice in peace. However, although the Puritans wanted religious peace so badly for themselves that they would cross an ocean and…

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