The hyperreligious notion of God can be a frightening one. Please if you have any questions or concerns. Each one done separately is usually disregarded by the audience drawn more to the other. There are psychological reasons why this is. In fact, most did not, and often the establishment of an organized faith structure based off their teachings came long after they had left the world stage, so they can hardly be held entirely responsible for what their followers ended up doing with their teachings.
Joseph Mattera is overseeing bishop of Resurrection Church and Christ Covenant Coalition, in Brooklyn, New York, and author of numerous books, including. There are many reasons behind why an average person may do something harmful to an innocent person while seeing it as a good deed. The term derives from preachers thumping their hands down on the , or thumping the Bible itself, to emphasize a point during a. Anyway, I was absolutely traumatized by it as a kid. This fact boggles my mind.
Attempting to resolve who is right and who is wrong will only prove futile. Understanding that religious action is not always fruitful is a part of that knowledge and in fact much of the bible itself discusses this. Imagine you saw someone about to step off the curb into the street. It's no wonder religion is the biggest non-profit business in our country and the rest of the world, but what do they do with all this money? Which are self-aggrandized and over-generalized for way of homogeneity. Fear is a very strong emotion and if you know how to use it you can get people to do and believe whatever you want and that is exactly what religion has done.
They idealize historic figures or stories: Such people usually idealize some figures in their belief system and stories attached to the past and want to fit the present and the future into that idealization. I think it's important that the general public understand psychological concepts as much as possible. Searching For Answers People are tired of the lies and deception and they want answers. Hence knowing the exact and personal ideas from God becomes more and more dysfunctional, and away from the commonly accepted tenants of religion. This book bridges the gap between psychological understanding and the spiritual drive. No sex Ed, we live on a farm, you'll figure it out. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language 5th ed.
Try to think in their shoes that they were brought up in a religious setting or they have strong faith inside of them or religion may help them and you may be able to understand their perspective too without engaging in that particular religion. The benefit of humility comes into play in this perspective: God, not having the parts or limitations of a man, would be wholly beyond the power of a man to understand, since man is limited in experience and mental capability and functionality. It is the mental illness that seems officially sanctioned by God to the person who has it. The author states that Mother Teresa and Albert Schweitzer were not hyperreligious, as hyperreligiosity can be understood by how it is a personal problem, not the actual dedication to the various beliefs of religion. Although I believe mature believers should dress modestly, we especially need to allow visitors to come as they are and all believers should dress as they feel comfortable with moderation.
If you don't want to be confrontational, then you could just bring the music for some other songs that you would like to respectfully suggest for the choir. In closing, all of us can fit in one of these 10 categories at certain times in our life. Treat each person's beliefs and practices with respect, just as you expect them to do with yours. In answer to the theist's belief that without religion, one cannot have morality. Hyperreligiosity can happen when the outer form that true spirituality flows through becomes distorted to the extent that it becomes the sole focus.
He was no longer being force-fed down my throat. The truth is that most religious people bring individual expression to their faith and feel no conflict with those who have different religious belief systems, or no religious belief whatsoever. Seen any good movies lately? This book contains the insights that have helped me the most. The fact that they do not care about lacks in their life can also be a way of devaluing things like marriage and money which can be things that help make life more comfortable and complete. People make a distinction between religiosity and spirituality, spirituality being the embodiment of virtue. If you have been told from the day you were born that this was truth and everyone else was wrong then it is extremely hard to even question that it might not be truth and accept that your whole life growing up you have been fed a lie.
Archived from on 8 December 2010. There is a direct connection between hyperreligiosity and terrorism or destructive cults. He is the type of -- not just Christian — man who gives me hope for those who truly believe in God, their religion and their church. Few topics are more contentious than religion. And you wondered why the Left Behind series of novels did so well.
Raghead, Towelhead From Islamic wearing of. This book describes how these imbalances manifest and how they can be overcome. I do support your right to your religious beliefs; I do not support your right to involve me in your religious beliefs against my will. This book is instrumental for understanding why people join destructive cults. Even dinosaurs were banned for a while.
One can use this book as a part of one's spiritual arsenal when or if religion becomes a painful and hindering thing in one's life. Abstain respectfully or partially engage in prayers or religious rituals. And, so, here are the four reasons I left organized religion behind. These studies show that religions are much more complex and personal than any simple model asserts, and that we can't easily lump all religious people into one category and generalize about their beliefs and practices -- just as we can't lump together all those who don't belief in a Creator. There should be a significant concern about the rise of extremists with this populated world. At the end, targeting extremism is about targeting ideas more than individuals. The hyperreligious get stuck in this mode of trying to live in this life of favor, and to do so they must judge others in their mind as unworthy, especially when they have been abused by others.