A discussion about religion:
Process of conceptual analysis:
what is the dictionary definition of the concept?, what were the origins of the concept?,
Dictionary.com (2014). Religion. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/religion.
Maps of War (n.d.). History of Religion. Retrieved from http://www.mapsofwar.com/ind/history-of-religion.html
what are the limits of the concept?, what does the concept not mean?,
religion is usually a group activity, part of one’s ethnic identity.
may be limited by belief in supernaturalism –
Austin Cline (n.d.). Secular Humanism & Religion – Is Secular Humanism a Religion? Retrieved from http://atheism.about.com/od/churchstatemyths/a/SecularHumanismReligion.htm
Super Sebastian on Sporcle (2010). Religion Games. Retrieved from http://www.sporcle.com/games/SuperSebastian/religions
religion is not secular –
what are related terms for the concept?
Spirituality vs. religion –
Austin Cline (n.d.). Religion vs. Spirituality. Retrieved from http://atheism.about.com/od/religionnonreligion/a/spirituality_2.htm
cult, sectarian, congregational, religious community
after one’s study, how might the concept be reconceptualized? and
a community that follows specific rules of behavior and lifestyle that usually has a common understanding of the supernatural
what might be the implications of this reconceptualized concept on my own worldview and social and professional development?
do discussion of the supernatural have a role in a public US classroom?
does a classroom community need to accommodate for religious behavior and lifestyle?
might there be common religious elements that all members of a classroom community and a school might accept?