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What would happen if the man-in-need scenario from the parable of the Good Samaritan were recreated? How many would stop to help? John Darley and Daniel Batson, two Princeton University psychologists, conducted a study, in the early 1970’s. Princeton Theological … Continue reading
These two religions are from the far east. Shintoism is from Japan. The Unification church (Moonies) is from Korea. Shintoism There are about 150 million followers of this religion in the world. Most are in Japan (Shintoism, Number of Followers, … Continue reading
These two religions are from the subcontinent. They are closely related to Hinduism, as is Buddhism. Jainism There are between 6 -7 million Jains in the world. Most live in India. There are about 80,000 in the U.S.A. (Countries with … Continue reading
Vernon, Florida is a small town located in the state’s panhandle. It, by reputation, is commonly called “Nub City.” This moniker was earned in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. During this time the area was economically depressed. It seems … Continue reading
Some people welcome Christmas, and go “all out” for it. Trees are set up and decorated with lights, ornaments, and tinsel. Lights and decorations are placed on the exterior of houses, and in lawns. Christmas music is played. Presents are … Continue reading
Buddhism is the fourth largest of the world’s religions. It numbers about 488 million (Largest Religions in the World, worldatlas.com). Most of these live in Asia (List of religious populations, Wikipedia). There are an estimated 1.2 million Buddhists living in … Continue reading