Battleground: Religion 2 volumes (Battleground Series) by Daniel L. Smith-Christopher Ph.D.

By Daniel L. Smith-Christopher Ph.D.

Is there a debatable factor within the modern international that doesn't contain faith? even if it is a debate over the start of existence, or on sexuality and kin existence, or at the stewardship of people over the surroundings, just about all of the main contentious issues that impression modern-day society contain people's deeply held spiritual ideals. Battleground: faith is helping make clear those advanced subject matters via analyzing how numerous non secular ideals and practices effect present political, social, and cultural debates. all of the nearly a hundred entries examines a hot-button issue—from warfare and peace to the tradition wars—and discusses, in a balanced and goal manner, the issues of view on those subject matters from all elements of the spiritual spectrum. scholars will come clear of Battleground: faith with a greater figuring out of the problems that they're going to be encountering for years to come.Each access incorporates a bibliography or assets for additional info.

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On the other hand, it is also quite true that Prohibition gave rise to a massive black market in alcoholism, and Chicago became one of the national “centers” of the illegal alcohol trade. During the so-called Roaring Twenties, there were private (and illegal) drinking clubs that earned massive amounts of money for organized crime. Public pressure, and widely noted ambivalence about enforcement of the law led to President Roosevelt finally proclaiming an end to the Prohibition experiment in 1933.

Yet there are those who argue that needle exchange programs legitimate the use of illegal intravenous drugs and thus promote drug addiction. Furthermore, they insist that advocating the use of condoms, and making them easily available, encourages immoral sexual behavior. Most religious traditions hold that sexual intercourse is morally acceptable only between a man and woman who are married. To make condoms widely and easily available, and to suggest that using a condom will protect sexual partners against contracting AIDS, some religious leaders argue, encourages sexual promiscuity and marital infidelity.

The AA approach, which states that a person is powerless over alcohol, is actually a notion that is arguably contrary to major Christian, Jewish, and Islamic theological teachings about the reality, and problem, of human sin. Many religions refer to the failure to act in a morally positive manner as sin—a moral failing that ought to be confessed, and changed. But an individual is not normally held responsible for an illness. Sin on the other hand, means that one ought to feel a moral and Addiction and Recovery spiritual guilt about wrong behavior, which hopefully leads one to change that behavior.

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