Is religion a cause of deviance?


Alifa K. Masita
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Alifa K. Masita
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Is religion a cause of deviance?
  1. What is religion?
    1. anthropologists John Monaghan and Peter Just, "Many of the great world religions appear to have begun as revitalization movements of some sort, as the vision of a charismatic prophet fires the imaginations of people seeking a more comprehensive answer to their problems than they feel is provided by everyday beliefs. Charismatic individuals have emerged at many times and places in the world. It seems that the key to long-term success – and many movements come and go with little long-term effect – has relatively little to do with the prophets, who appear with surprising regularity, but more to do with the development of a group of supporters who are able to institutionalize the movement."
      1. Anthropologists John Monoghan and Peter Just state that, "it seems apparent that one thing religion or belief helps us do is deal with problems of human life that are significant, persistent, and intolerable. One important way in which religious beliefs accomplish this is by providing a set of ideas about how and why the world is put together that allows people to accommodate anxieties and deal with misfortune."
      2. Religious Conflicts
        1. Terrorism
          1. ISIS
            1. The "Islamic Country" that is currently galvanating across the Middle-East, murdering people for the sake of their beliefs
          2. Wars
            1. Crusade
              1. The series of wars that occured sometime after the Dark Age that consists of the Christians fighting to reclaim their sacred land (Jerusalem) and punish heretical Muslims from the face of the earth.
              2. Assyrians
                1. In the height of their power, they are warlords almost without equal. They belief in the religion Ashurism, and are followers of the God Ashur.
            2. Arguments against religion.
              1. Religion as the cause of conflict
                1. Richard Dawkins
                  1. Religion makes it easier for people to label others, as well as themselves. While it promotes camradry between those with similar faith, it can create rifts between those with disagreeing opinions.
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