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Sept 2 - TI pp 9-23 I The Religious Dimension of Life Idea...

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TI pp. 9-23. I. The Religious Dimension of Life? Idea: There has never been a culture w/o a religion (Read bible, church, faith, pray, moral code, service, kindness) = praxis Not about belief it’s what people are doing. Religion is common to all cultures but the word religion is not common. It is a western word. They do not have the word religion…its an activity that is a part of lives, we pray once a week. In the rest of the world religion corresponds as a culture as a whole. Western world religion=part. A theism= no god, you can prove/demonstrate god does not exist. They point out the problem with evil. A gnostic- no knowledge, we can’t know either way. Suspended between belief and nonbelief, Christians should be sympathetic to agnostic is some way. A. Ordinary Human Experience Will not provoke deep religious questions. The routine of life. Culturally common sense. Taking for granted B. “extraordinary” human experience Can provoke deep religious questions. You feel it deeply. Might be common to people but is rare in any particular person’s life. What is extraordinary to some might not
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