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Risk of substance abuse also increases during times of transition, such as changing schools, moving, or parent divorce. For example, a study from New Zealand conducted in part by researchers

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The Distinctions of Caste

In biology, the term is applied to role stratification in eusocial animals like ants and termites, though the analogy is imperfect as these also involve extremely stratified reproduction. The Yazidi

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Jane Eyre: A Novel About Struggle

Originally published in Spanish in 1605, Cervantes satire about a gentle visionary who becomes a knight after reading too many chivalric romances is a universal tale of idealism versus practicality.

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Religion in Society

religion in Society

(New York City: Simon Schuster, 2010 461. The 19th-century commentator on democracy Alexis De Tocqueville said, When any religion whatsoever has cast deep roots within a democracy preserve it carefully as the most precious inheritance. Where the religious sense of community and with it real trust and integrity can be destroyed then that society is like a sand castle unable to defend itself against the inexorable sea. Convince a man that he is an animal, that his own dignity and self-respect are delusions, that there is no beyond to aspire to, no higher potential self to achieve, and you have a slave. Most people are comfortable with having political leaders who do not share their faith, but large majorities in nearly every country say it is important to them that their political leaders have strong religious beliefs. Under their tutelage the crime rate and antisocial forces have risen. If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about. Today we are witnessing that decline and since we are involved in it, it is of utmost importance. Encroachment on the first freedom. Download chapter 5 in full (10-page PDF, 1MB photo credit: Sebastien part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures Project). This respect will come more rapidly as individuals and governments understand and recognize religions vital place in society.

Let a man know he is himself, a spiritual being, that he is capable of the power of choice and has the right to aspire to greater wisdom and you have started him up a higher road. You have been told its the opiate of the masses, that its unscientific, that it is primitive; in short, that it is a delusion. Ii, according to estimates, more than 90 percent of those who attend weekly worship services donate to charity, and nearly 70 percent volunteer for charitable causes. Examples abound of religious faith inspiring communities to profound acts of charity and selfless service. A society is capable of surviving for thousands of years unless it is attacked from within or without by hostile forces. Such efforts are unfortunate. People in the region hold very conservative views on issues such as abortion, homosexuality and prostitution. At the same time, there is strong backing among both groups for government based on the Bible or sharia law. Brooks, Religious Faith and Charitable Giving, Policy Review (October 2003). Views on whether women should have equal access to jobs or serve in religious leadership roles are somewhat divided along religious lines, with Muslims in some countries being less supportive than Christians of womens rights in these areas.

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