I realize that when I started teaching I was a disembodied ghost presenting abstract concepts. I have finally learned that that really isn’t teaching…. students are not going to care about the little generalizations you give them for purely abstract reasons. They need to see humanly why they are important. I have learned that the primary resource you have as a teacher is yourself, your whole self, mind and spirit and body, and unless you are willing to teach with your whole self, with everything you have, you are not really going to teach at all. Robert Bellah
Why take sociology? Why take liberal arts? To be a better person. To be a better citizen. To join a global community. To help save the world.
Einstein had a few things to say about religion and human spirituality, and he gets dragged into religious discussions from time to time. This video takes a close look at what he really thought.
Here's a documentary about the Western education system which, as pointed out in the film, has been a weapon used by capitalists to engage in a centuries long practice of spiritual, emotional, and psychological [spwiki]colonization[/spwiki]. Essentially, the western...
I used to think that Jesus Christ was at best a milksop, and at worst a shill of the ruling class. However, after reading the Gospels and the Acts, I have evolved a different view.
Death and destruction or the unfolding of utopia? A critical introduction to technology and information technology.
What is this thing we call technology? Evil scourge or human salvation? Only a sociologist knows for sure.
If we change our story about alcohol, if we stop accepting it as natural, normal, and necessary, if we stop telling ourselves that alcohol is medicine, that it dissolves grief, maybe we won’t have to stand at so many gravesides and mourn so many senseless...
Sociology 427 is a directed readings course in the Sociology of Religion and Human Spirituality.
The end of the world is here. Time to make your choice.
In order to grow up healthy, strong, and connected, humans have to have all their essential needs met. In this paper we take a look at the seven essential needs and discuss some of the implications and actions needed to move forward as individuals and as a happy and fully functional planet.
The best book you'll read in a really long time Rocket Scientists' Guide to Money and the Economy by Mike Sosteric was one of the best books that I have read in a really long time. Reading that book made me feel very ignorant about my idea about what was...
An introduction to an introductory study of the power and might of sociological research and the sociological methods that facilitate it.
A song about Toxic Socialization, by the late, great John Lennon. A lot more meaningful and important than those “silly love songs.”
Ideology is a set of beliefs and doctrines that an individuals hold for “other than purely epistemic reasons.” Ideologies form the basis of our social order. Ideologies control your thoughts and your behaviours.
A Century of Spin by Millar and Dinan is an excellent introduction to the manipulation of mass consciousness by the corporate elites who still run the world.
What is Sociology? According to Dr. Sosteric, Sociology is the study of the world we create. Find our more by reading his insightful article.
What is money? Is it a tool? Is it a container? Is it a collective self-delusion? It is time to find out, when you’re ready.
Like the title says, an article about the end of the world as we’ve known it. Time to wake up and make your choice.
Atheists are locked in mortal combat with the “Church God.” But there’s more to human spirituality than the celestial patriarchs of our typical religious institutions.
Transcendental Meditation – an effective, evidence-based, side-effect free depression reduction method
Transcendental Meditation helps Michael Phelps and is an effective, evidence based treatment for PTSD and depression.