Culture and Religion
The guide for society (and culture and religion) is important.
This site expects the guide to be based on human nature, not on ancient scriptures or their interpretation.
Our human nature is based on our genetics, so we have some things in common with our closest relatives among primates who are also social beings. However humans tend to be monogamous unlike the others. Human beings are also very groupish. The basic social group for humans is the family; that is the true foundation for defining our society. With that foundation humans could achieve specialization of labor leading to a proliferation of social groups each having a unity of purpose to achieve success. Many of the topics in this site reference our human nature and our social nature.
Culture arises out of a combination of social groups, like in a community. Sometimes the culture must deal with an unexplainable natural event. If the culture requires order and cannot accept the chaos of nature then the culture can assign responsibility for the event to a deity; a mythology is created to define and describe this deity. The religion will succeed only if the culture approves of this deity and determines that previous sense of order has been restored.
When having a common theme, the topics in this site are collected into several Topic Groups (with the number of topics in each Topic Group (TG) shown below). This list of TG links here also indicates the date of its newest topic. Each TG can be selected from the links here.
The following links are to the respective Topic Groups.
Moral values (10)
Politics (13) (new topic added 08/13/2018)
Foreign policy (10) (new topic added 08/27/2018)
Future (10) (new topic added 12/01/2018)
Debates(8) (new topic added 08/10/2018)
A brief view of life (21) (new topic added 07/04/2018)
The Religion of AGW (6 + 19 topics of analysis)
My counterpoint to BreakPoint commentaries (40)
The BreakPoint web site offers a Christian fundamentalist perspective on life, where interpretations of the Bible are proposed to serve as the guide for society. The topics in this TG counter from a world view with society based on our human nature.
Comments on a blog about Progressive Christianity
Various books for reference (3 lists)
Academic publications about catastrophism (4 journals)
About Me, the author (4) (new topic added 08/04/2018)
Email Me If you have comments, please send an email to me. All comments are welcome. This site is not a blog so it offers no interactive exchanges of comments.
Six site navigation aids:
Site Map (4) presents the site in an outline form, for simple site navigation to all Topic Groups and Topics from one page. ( new topic added 07/22/2018)
Newest Topics goes to the list with newest topics in the site.
Site Chronology offers a chronology of all topics, starting with the first or oldest.
Site Brief offers a brief view of the site using a sample of topics.
TG_Order offers a suggested order for reading the Topic Groups.
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A reminder for zooming, with shortcuts common to most browsers, is at the bottom of each topic, in case the reader wishes a change in zoom on any display.
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New topics are noted above for the Topic Groups.
‘culture and religion’ web site created - Nov. 2004
all topic layouts simplified - 07/27/2018
last change to the web site -12/01/2018.
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