What is money? Chances you and the ones you teach don’t really know. But you can change that. Read the book Rocket Scientists’ Guide to Money and the Economy, watch the film, and be enlightened.
Young children’s Christian entertainment is some of the most demeaning, dismissive, and demonizing media for the under-8 set. What is more remarkable, Christians making up 70% of the American population. Christian gender socialization is thus a major source of reactionary gender experience and as such must be addressed if forward progress is to be made.
Atheists reject human spirituality outright, believing that we are nothing more than the cells of our physical body. But atheists reject human spirituality based on limited knowledge and perspective, specifically the rejection of “Church God” and the elite ecclesiastical institutions which propagate it. But there is more to human spirituality than the institutionalized elite esoteric/exoteric spirituality of western religious institutions. Atheist or not, this “something more” is something worth looking at.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again Facebook ain’t your friend. From the facile and shallow way it connects people to the awesome power it gives authorities to monitor and surveille, Facebook is a technology born not in the hallways of emancipation and freedom but in the byways of power and control. Or at least, that’s what Julian Assange founder of WikiLeaks thinks and frankly, I tend to agree. Never before in this history of this planet have so many been monitored by so few with so little responsible oversight.
An interview with Anthony Giddens about sociology, modernity, technocracy, globalism, global security, and other timely issues.
Famous American psychologist Abraham Maslow thought that mystical experience was the authentic core of all religion and spirituality. Maslow thought that all religions, all spiritualities, and all spiritual sensibility was rooted in a mystic’s experience.
We live in an incredibly violent society. From the time we are born to the time we die we are subject to repeated assault and disregard. This article helps to highlight the profoundly deleterious consequences of violence on our precious and powerful Physical Unit. If you want to realize your full potential, stop the violence against you.
This post is excerpted from Michael’s Sociology 287 course at Athabasca University. To find out more, visit the course home page.
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