Culture and Religion

Observations about society, including culture and religion, and about life. With our inherent social nature, group behaviors are important, such as divide and conquer, absolute power, or conformance, in the critical issues of our day. A team with diverse skills can accomplish what an individual cannot. Our problems are solved when we work together.

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Web Site Summary

Here is on overview of the web site and its top bar. The top bar has the main topic groups, each with a number of separate perspectives.
Mythology
Many of these esaays were part of the original site in 2004 . Though some might be dated now they still represent my thoughts at the time as I learned more leading to later content.

Culture
A community and higher levels of society are rooted in the local culture. The culture is rooted in social groups. Human beings are social beings and often form groups.

Religion
Religion is rooted in its culture as the social groups attempt to grasp their role in the universe and whether supernatural deities are required.

Creationism
Creationism is an attempt by certain Christians to bring their religion's interpretations to all children, including those following a different religion. When I created the original site, and still to this day, creationism is a political controvery.
Many of these are part of the original site. Though they might be dated now thy still represent my thoughts before I learned more leading to later content.

Moral Values
The moral values for a society are rooted in its cultures while some religions propose the culture's dominant religion also has an influence, like via the Decalogue. These essays investigate how a culture derives its moral values.

Politics
Politics observes political parties supposedly represent the social groups that elect their party members. With a strong central government and with private capital paying for those elections, this framework does not work effectively.

Business
Business offers perspectives on different economic models. A business is simply a social group providing goods and services to the community (or city, or state, etc.).

Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy offers perspectives on international politics.

Accountability addresses the requirement for accountability on our social groups but especially on their leaders. No accountability (i.e., absolute power) directly leads to immoral behaviors.

Future
Future offers perspectives on the future. We seem destined for the dystopia in the book 1984.

Debates discusses several issues where the opposing social groups are unable or unwilling to resolve those differences.

Life
This Brief view of life offers perspectives on several basic concepts of human life, like adult, baby, cycles, etc.

Religion of AGW
AGW or anthropgenic global warming remains a very divisive controversy. I called it a religion because this theory is just dogma. It is not backed by real science where any theory must be backed by actual observed measurements (not by just theoretical mathematical models) Everyone was told this AGW must be believed (like a religion where you told which interpretations must be believed )without dissent or else you will be shunned by the concensus, the keepers of this dogma. Eventually AGW was falsified so instead we now are told to fear climate change or any extreme weather event. This is silly simply because weather is always changing.

Breakpoint
Breakpont offers a different perspective than that offered by the christian web site Breakpoint. Unfortunately these perspectives ere based on the Breakpoint web site' content In 2006 before  much of that site's content was removed. Hopefully my perspectives are still useful even when the comparison text is gone.

Blog comments I provide links to my comments to posts on a blog by a Progressive Christian. These links access my comments and the original post for reference.
Books
Books offers several lists of books which helped shape the perspective developed by this site's author.
Catastrophism
Catastrophism offers several lists of articles from a number of scientific journals .These articles were about mythology, history, astronomy, and geology  This collection helped shape the perspective evolving by this site's author, after college. Hopefully the title and category can convey an overview. I cannot copy the copyright protected content.

Site map
This map presents the site content in an outline format.


This SiteSummmary has this summary of the site by providing a brief description for each button in each page's top bar).

About Me presents the site's author's background.

Email me povides the site's author's email. Comments are always welcome.
This web site has more than 200 individual pages, offering views on a number of topics about culture, religion, and politics. Even if you do not agree with any or all of the views presented, I hope the time spent reading any of them will result in some productive introspection. A person’s religion is deeply personal but perhaps it is not reconsidered often enough, given the normal etiquette of ‘do not discuss religion and politics.’

The site essays will often have links for a reference. Sometimes sites will change file locations; I have no control over that.


If you have comments about the site content or constructive criticism, please E-mail me at: dave at cultureandreligion.com

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created - 05/23/2018
last change - 05/23/2018