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RLG101H5 S Lecture Notes 24Jan2011.pdf

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG101H5
Professor
Kenneth Derry
Semester
Winter

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RLG101H5 S------ 24th Jan 2011 -- “Non-falsifiable” (James Cox) ▯ -God(s) ▯ -Salvation ▯ -Soul, love, evil ▯ -Morality (right/wrong vs. social reality) ▯ -Meaning The Big Bang Theory ( 20th Jan, 2011) --Title/ theme song --Sheldon and meaning ▯ --Science Routine ▯ --Geek culture (superheroes) ▯ --Superiority/ winning --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- POWER --Power relations religion --Power are usually understood in a political and economical context. --Ideology: power as natural. KARL MARX --Marx and Engels, On Religion --Religion CAN be an ideology, but not all and all the time. --He talks about religion in a really general sense since he does not know about Buddhism and Indigenous religions. --Economics --> religion --”Opium” / “imaginary flowers” ▯ --Masks suffering ▯ --Reward after death (vs. conditions of life) Marx using religious quotes to oppress people from gaining power --Examples: “Turn the other cheek” “Love your enemy” “Let every person be subject to the governing autorities; for th
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