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Unformatted text preview: -1Communication Studies 122 February 20, 2008 Lecture 17 Ÿ 1. Terror in the mind of God Ÿ 2. Religious terrorism is almost exclusively symbolic Ÿ 3. Cultures of violence Ÿ 4. Centrality of images of martyrdom, satanization, cosmic war Ÿ 5. Warrior’s power Ÿ 6. Common elements of strident religious movements Ÿ Missed first 15 min Ÿ 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) Ÿ Images of martyrdom, satanization, cosmic war Ÿ Martyrs are willing to die for the cause and are seen as heroes (ex. Middle east and suicide bombers - are they martyrs or terrorists?) Ÿ Warrior for God by dying as a martyr Ÿ Religion is defined here (there is a tendency for religion) Ÿ 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) Ÿ Absolute good or absolute evil - things can’t change/ views can’t change so they are viewed as satanic...
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- Winter '08
- Religious Violence, cosmic war