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Unformatted text preview: -1Communication Studies 122 February 20, 2008 Lecture 17 1. Terror in the mind of God 2. Religious terrorism is almost exclusively symbolic 3. Cultures of violence 4. Centrality of images of martyrdom, satanization, cosmic war 5. Warriors power 6. Common elements of strident religious movements Missed first 15 min Opposed to means but not the goal (radicalist movements in Islam (anti-Americanism) supported by the US whole - sympathy for the cause but does not support the violence) Images of martyrdom, satanization, cosmic war Martyrs are willing to die for the cause and are seen as heroes (ex. Middle east and suicide bombers - are they martyrs or terrorists?) Warrior for God by dying as a martyr Religion is defined here (there is a tendency for religion) Moral absolutes - morally justified to yourself to the point where u are willing to give up your life (contribution of religion that urges people to do this) Absolute good or absolute evil - things cant change/ views cant change so they are viewed as satanic...
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This note was uploaded on 07/10/2008 for the course COMM 122 taught by Professor Kelly during the Winter '08 term at UCLA.
- Winter '08