Theology Term Paper

Theology Term Paper

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Scientology brought a new focus to the doctrine of Hubbard, a focus that extended Dianetics into the realm of religious movements. (Scientology )Hubbard promotes that man was neither a mind nor a body. The main idea of man’s existence is the soul, a spiritual being. Hubbard called the soul ” thetan”, derived from the Greek letter meaning “thought.” (Thetan) In the words of sociologist William Bainbridge, a thetan is “analogous to the Christian notion of a soul. All humans, in fact, are thetans, immortal spiritual entities possessing virtually infinite powers.” Individuals do not have thetans; they are measured thetans. Without thetan, there would be no mind or body. Hubbard alleged that thetan was the backbone of creation and life. (more…)

Women and Politics in Middle East

Women and Politics in Middle East

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The Middle Eastern culture has historically been associated with the oppression of women, and the plight of Arab/Muslim women has become an issue that is often used in the West for political purposes, and sometimes to discredit and stigmatize the entire culture of the Arabs and the Islamic religion. In reality, the struggle for gender equality takes place all over the region including in Israel, where Rabbi Eliezer Schach and other leading non-Hasidic Ashkenazi rabbis bitterly protested in July 1992 the appointment of a woman (Shulamit Aloni) to the Ministry of Education. According to one press account, Schach and the other rabbis stated that Aloni will “lead the children of Israel into apostasy.” Washington Jewish Week, July 23, 1992, p. 3.In the Arab world, the plight of a woman is bleaker and is fraught with many methodological hazards. (more…)

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