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Unformatted text preview: So the beliefs of the community would grow separate from other cultures. So over thousands and thousands of years each culture from isolation from each other grew independently into there own distinct versions. This class has made me lean towards and understand Houston Smiths perennial philosophy. It has really forced me to think about and analyze religions with more knowledge about them. The main reason for violence in the world today is peoples need to belong. What I mean by this is people have to feel like they belong to something. Any similarities (race, beliefs, etc) give people a reason to group together and get that feeling of belonging. Then to protect this feeling of belonging people will always defend and oppress any threat to the similarity of the group. This is apparent in all the long term wars in the world today (blacks vs. whites, The Crusades, etc)....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course CS 270 taught by Professor Hugh during the Spring '06 term at Ohio State.
- Spring '06