Stop Press! Write now, or forever hold your piece!
Happy New Year!
The closing date for this project is the end of January. If you are writing an entry, and it is completed by then, then we will include it in the Project, and if it ain't, then I guess we cain't.
The Italics will review all the entries for inflamability, so I am not the final arbiter of what will and won't get into the guide.
Jimster has put in a quick Editorial Critique of the entries - please check it for comments.
So - some of the entries are still glimmers in their author's eye which I want to include. Go on. Write it! You know you want to!
Official bit starts here...
- Project Name: The structure and function of belief - (this is subject to change, if anyone can come up with a snappier title)
- Field Researcher: a girl called Ben
- Department: Religion
- Faculty: Social Sciences
- Start Date: 19 October 2002
- End Date: 31st January 2003
- Assisting Sub-Editor: GTBacchus
- Thread in the Admissions Office: Project: The Structure and Function of Belief
Project DescriptionReady for review:
Noggin the Nog (Thread in Writing Workshop).
Author: Wotchit (Thread in Writing Workshop).
My Evil Twin, Beryl (Thread in Writing Workshop).
Montana Redhead (Thread in Writing Workshop)
Alji (Thread in Writing Workshop)
Works in progress:
- Religion, Philosophy and Science - Author: Noggin the Nog
- Fear, Desire and Belief - Author:
Subjects under discussion:
- Religion as a tool for social control - Blatherskite the Mugwump
- The difference between religious and political fervour -
Project Motto - 'tread on no toes'
Subjects I would like to include:
Anything about belief, rather than beliefs really. But the following are up for grabs:
- A comparison of atheistic or polytheistic religions with monotheistic ones
- The Orthodoxy of Political Correctness
- Religion and Money
- The similarities and differences between religious churches and political parties
It would be particularly good to have perspectives on beliefs from outside the judeo-christian-islamic monotheistic traditions, so if anyone has something to contribute from Buddhism, Hinduism, Paganism, Sikhism, Shamanism or Taoism or please let me know.
- Blatherskite the Mugwump
- Montana Redhead
- My Evil Twin, Beryl
- Noggin the Nog
- Vidmaster may provide us with something
Further Information Required
This project is intended to be about belief, rather than about beliefs. The difference is that belief is a behaviour, or a mode of thought, and is separate from its content. For example, many people note that fundamentalists of all religions have more in common with each other, than with their co-religionists. That is the sort of thing this project is intended to look at.
There are a couple of guide entries I have already written which cannot be included in this project, but which show you the sort of thing that I mean. Money and the power of belief and Affirmation and prayer - a common process.
If you would like to join in, please do so.
If you have further information that you think might be useful in this project, please post it in the conversations below, or contact the Field Researcher running this project (see above).