Religion Of The World : Is It Worth It About These Fields That Lend Themselves?

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Zoe Zamora RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD REL 100, Fall 2015 Dr. Chad Haines FINAL EXAM Section 1 (10 Points – 5 points for each question) Answer any two (2) of the following questions. Your answer should be one to two paragraphs in length, no more than ½ page. 1) Analysts have observed that the most common occupations and education background of religious fundamentalist leaders is engineering, computer science, and medical doctors. Why do you think that is? What is it about these fields that lend themselves to fundamentalism? These occupations are most commonly associated with religious fundamental leaders because in these more science and math-based careers, there are often no exceptions to the truth or deviations from what we believe is…show more content…
This restriction of variation in interpretation and action transfers over to their religious beliefs in such a way that open-mindedness about the interpretation of religious text is forbidden and the words written must be the truth and the only truth. 3) In this video, Brother Dean says that tearing out pages from the Qur’an in front of a mosque is a form of “dialogue”. How would you respond to him? In the video, Brother Dean seems to believe that he is persuading others to believe what he believes and “justly” creating attention towards his cause, when in fact most people of today’s society don’t believe in the use of hate speech towards any religion or belief. Tearing out pages from the Qur’an in front of a mosque is a form of dialogue, but one that exemplifies hatred and is strictly looked down upon. No matter what religion a person may associate with, it is disrespectful to belittle a religion because they simply don’t believe in the same religion you do. Today, most people do not like when others force their religion onto others and in effect they start to stonewall their feelings and opinions due to another person’s strongly opinionated nature. Personally, I would not engage in any type of verbal confrontation with him because I know what my beliefs are and I will stand firm with them no matter what someone says to me. This kind of physical “dialogue” is
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