On religion

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

Vancouver Film School (2007). Duelity. Retrieved from http://www.duelity.net/,

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?


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