I have broadened my research topic so that I am studying how Christian religious orders impacted European history. However, I may just look at the influence of the Order of St. John, as I found several relevant sources regarding their actions through the EBSCO database. This is some of the information I located.
This week I continued my research on the topic of demonic possession. However, I focused on looking into the opposing view (i.e.: that despite scientific evidence, demonic possession is real). One of the articles I read was titled "Schizophrenia or Possession?". It began by citing medical descriptions of schizophrenia. For instance, the article stated that symptoms of the illness included delusion, psychological pain, hallucinations, disorganized speech, inappropriate behavior (e.g.: crying frequently), etc.
In terms of my current EBSCO research, I sought to focus less on specifically delusion driven mental illnesses like schizophrenia, and more on the ways in which various different illnesses and disorders express religion or are rooted in religion. These illnesses include bipolarity, trauma disorders, paranoia, personality disorders in general, post traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, general depression and anxiety, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder/ obsessive compulsive personality disorder, and even illness induced dementia.
Something unique to Catholic schools, obviously, is the fact that you CAN express religious beliefs without getting in trouble with the government (NOTE: We are taught about Darwin and evolution). Of course, we learn about the Catholic Church, it's history, teachings, prayers, and stances on social justice issues. However, we also learn about other religions. The Catholic Church encourages interfaith dialogues. We learn about their history, their teachings, and most importantly, how we are all equals. No religion is better than another religion.
Schizophrenia is the most common illness that comes to mind when discussing the subject of religious delusion and fanaticism. This is correct, particularly with paranoid schizophrenia, which is the type of schizophrenia accompanied by delusions and hallucinations of various senses. Paranoid schizophrenics often hear voices that aren't there, compelling them to come to various false conclusions.
In my research, I have been looking of a good definition for love. I am wondering if love as defined by Christian teachings has appeared in scientific research. I have my doubts, but I first need to find a solid definition of love as explained by Christianity before looking at the science part of it. I stumbled upon the book “Four Loves” by CS Lewis, which explains the four types of loves that appear in the bible. Explained in Greek, they are agape, storge, eros, and philia.
Does religion play too big of a role in our society? When posed with this question many people will say that the constitution protects our freedom of religion; so no. But what if they are wrong? The United States’ official motto is In God we Trust, so does this mean that those people are wrong?
The topic I’ve taken on for my research paper is a topic that has been argued for many years now: the coexistence of religion and science. I want to go into a scientific field in college, but I have been raised in a religious family and school for most of my life. I feel like this is a question that I need to address before it confronts me later down the road.
My class, AP Language and Composition, is about to embark on the daunting task of writing a research paper on any topic of our choice. When debating which topic intrigued me the most, I brainstormed an array of topics I could choose from and found that over 90% of those topics were medical-related. Why not do something that will sustain my interest for a long period of time? My interest in this field has been unwavering since I can remember, and it only felt natural to feed my medical curiosity. The cat is out of the bag and is looking for the closest OR room.
The night of Friday 13 of November is tragic to remember for many of us. Many people died because of the terrorist attacks by the gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars. Shootings and bomb blasts left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded, with more than 100 in a critical condition. The Islamic State (ISIS) militant group was behind all of the multiple terrorist attacks that happened in Paris. Others are fortunate who get away with the attacked but for those people who got caught in the event lost their loved ones unexpectedly.
One troubling aspect prevalent in today’s world is a continuous regression towards religious hatred. However, the underreaching pattern behind this is a reaction against organized religion. Studies have found that more and more individuals do not associate themselves with a institutional religion. There are noticeable patterns of heightening numbers of those who define themselves as spiritual, but not part of a defined community. This is noted in a Pewforum Study that published data on the trend away from religion in recent years.
“Of the very darkest color owing to the absence of or complete absorption of light; the opposite of white” webster dictionary. My definition of black is beautiful, powerful, cruel, evil, mean and the opposite of white.Nowadays, African Americans aren’t asked if we are African American were asked if we are black. All along I wondered how can you be a color. The word black has such a powerful and strong meaning to the point where it can define a whole ethnicity group. But how, you ask?
It has been five years now that I’ve been living with the biblical verse,”Jesus replied,’I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’”(John 14:6). This scripture has empowered my life in such a way that it has strengthen my faith but has unfortunately weaken my liberal thought towards other beliefs, practices, and lifestyles that surround me.
America has gone through hundreds of fads and trends, obsessing over celebrities, music, fashion, diets, ect. Although most trends come and go within a matter of years, some stick around for the long run. This is true for America’s obsession with virginity. A once purely religious value, abstinence until marriage has become a doctrine forced on the youth by education, both public and private.
Culture is a beautiful thing. It makes each and every one of us unique, and defines who we are. It’s a way to express ourselves in a different light and gives us a connection to others with similar backgrounds. Many people have access to and practice more than one culture, especially here in America, where it’s so diverse. The amount of ethnicities, religions, and ways of life that are available to us are endless. This contributes to how we, as Americans, act as a whole. With all the cultural options, it highly impacts and affects our everyday life.
I am Kulsuma Dulon. I am from Bangladesh that means I am born in Bangladesh. 2013 I came in America and I am so happy for that, but real thing is now I see America has harder life. America is dream full country but success the dream is really hard to do that. Is not a easy as I thought before. Now is important for me work hard to live in this country and I know I am a hard worker I will be to succeed. Is important for me to be educated in America. Without education I don’t know my right of this country.
Why should we embrace our diversity? Our culture? The real question is, why shouldn't we? Everyone is unique in a different way. What makes us unique is in fact our culture. The way we dress, the way we talk, the way we present ourselves. Culture is the invisible bond that ties all different people together. By understanding and learning others culture can be very benefical to your own by taking their better ideas or aspects of culture and adding to yours. Whether this means starting a new tradition or finding a new food source it effect the way you live which is your culture.
This week, we've been using EBSCO, a helpful research database, to explore our research paper topics. My research question asks whether religion has any affect on one's happiness, and how this may differ across religions. Interestingly, two separate articles (based on studies) found that religion, in fact, helps personal happiness. Though many view the effects of religion as overbearing and violent in some cases, the cases included in these articles declare that the positive side of religion still outweighs the negative.
Today we explored Twitter to find information on our topics for our research paper. My paper explores the connection between happiness and religion. I was thrilled to read this article because it explored a grey area of my mostly black and white topic. Spirituality is explored here, opposed to simply religion. This belief tends to focus on living life in a moral, conscious way without necessarily following the strict set of rules that most religions demand.
In Cambodia, through the scenario living off in a rural village area, a 36 year old named Pov Sovann is accused of killing people of black magic. There were around 200 people approaching him outside his house with wooden sticks and stones yelling at him. They all believed that he intentionally brought death upon six families in the village over the past two years with no prior history of diseases. Furthermore, Sovann was being accused of being a witch because of the women in the corpse that had centipedes roaming around her body is a sign of a curse.
Magic, also known to some as “Sorcery” has shown up as a belief of many in even the earliest ages of humanity like Pagan Europe. The belief of magic is very widespread and was even so in it earlier times. In the 20th century the public showed a sharp rise in the interest of magical practice and entertainment as many organizations and foundations have shown belief through things like religion and philosophy.
I’m choosing to explore the impact and relationship that is held between religion and happiness. I’m exploring what happiness is to a religion, and the means of attaining it. My research so far has been exploring the end goals of religions, what qualifies as happiness to a religion, and how this “happiness” differs between the Eastern and Western worlds.
One’s point of view for the power to heal an individual or give out treatment is a totally different when it comes to many Cambodian families, but especially upon my own family belief. My family members have told me that during their time in Cambodia, every family has their own struggle based on their beliefs and the change of generations have shaped different people with different mindsets of religious superstitions. My family has their own belief of treating an individual when one is ill or when one is in their mental/physical pain.
My mother use to work in the center for the old where she helps assists them with their living. This nursing home is called “The Salem Care Center” located in Oakland. My mom is already very fond of being acknowledged with the sense that many of the people she would work with will have their time into passing away due to their age. In my family’s culture, taking care of the old is a very different thing compared to the whole new western culture.
Across all the major influential religions in the world, the majority of them condemn anything to do with magick and Witchcraft. Although many believe that Witchcraft died off years ago after the persecution of such Witches, in actuality there are those who still practice The Craft under our very noses. Researchers still cannot pinpoint where Wicca originated from, but what they do know is that Witchcraft has been around for centuries.
I was scrolling through the internet and I stopped at what I found out about the Jewish community and their practice they perform. Circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, the tissue covering the head (glans) of the penis. Circumcision is very important and meaningful to the Jewish community. They believe circumcision is an outward sign of a man's participation in Israel's covenant with the God of Israel.