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Unformatted text preview: RLG224Y - Tuesday, September 21, 2010 Sexual abuse is a form of murder - a child can never be normal again after that- the life of the spirit is damaged after that - in the church, they teach about the life of the spirit, but they are sometimes the perpetrators - many people we see as alcoholics or drug abusers, have past sexual abuse which has caused them to go down such paths - if women could be ordained in the church, the sexual abuse scandals would come to a halt because women have a sort of sensitivity towards the children Each one of us lives as an individual, but not an island - we try to find our ethical position in respect to other people (friends, church, university) Peter Burger - What is society? - we should begin to understand society as a dialectical phenomenon - phase one : • society creates us and gives rise to us, it is there prior to our own individual consciousness • society is a group of control mechanisms (harsh/benign) and it keeps us in line • if we push things beyond a certain point, it will come down on us • violence and force is the method of last resort to establish order - jail, punishment, capital punishment in some places • life is like a concentration camp or prison - there are ways that society is controlling us • ex: there is a police force, that is a force - they are allowed to use force and we are supporting of this...
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course RLG 224Y1 taught by Professor Professorschmidt during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto.
- Fall '10