Shenpa Warrior discusses evil from a psychological view In the 5th installment of the Psychology of Religion series.
About: shenpa warrior
Profile: Shenpa Warrior is a psychology grad student & neophyte college instructor. He served a mission in Japan, and is currently the "Ward Employment Specialist."
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Or rather, do therapists who work with veterans need military experience? Just over 6000 soldiers have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Around 6,500 veterans commit suicide every year. There is also a shortage of mental health services for these veterans. Many therapists have not had military experience, losing valuable street cred with [...]
What is the difference between a positive emotional experience, and “feeling the Spirit?” I have had many positive emotional experiences in both religious and secular contexts… I have also had a handful of experiences with religion that were qualitatively different from that. A few have felt like what I can only imagine must be similar [...]
This is not a neutral word. What use does it serve? Here are some definitions: a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies. (There you have it, “cult” is everywhere, in every religion.) an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a [...]
A recent NY Times article suggested that K-12 teachers should start out at 65k/year, making up to 150k. Many people agree that teachers don’t make enough for what they do, but I don’t think we should raise their salaries out of “fairness” or pity. We should raise their salaries out of concern for our children. [...]
A friend of mine has been on the Paleo Diet for a while: Eat like a cave-person and lose weight. Another friend recommended The China Study to me: Don’t eat animal proteins and you won’t get cancer. A magazine my wife gets pushes the Eat-Clean diet: Don’t eat anything with more than three ingredients, and [...]
In the name of dissonance and ambiguity, remember to include a worst AND a best memory in your comments! Here are two each of mine: Worst: The debate about conference-as-scripture vs. conference-as-not-necessarily-scripture. Which is it? Either/or? Both/and? Part of this confusion I think comes from blanket (general?!) statements as people describe conference as “the words [...]
Two assumptions that I’m assuming believing members will agree on: Church leaders are fallible on an individual level. Sometimes church leaders teach or opine but it is just their opinion. My questions, which are similar (and thus suffering from multicollinearity, just like the assumptions above): Do the “majority of the Twelve” or whatever standard by [...]
It *seems* like athletes at BYU have a target on their backs for honor code violations. How are they getting caught? Is it unfounded to assume that there is a lot more going on among athletes at BYU than gets reported? If that is the case, why do certain athletes like basketball player Brandon Davies [...]
Is it okay to lie to your kids? Does honesty always trump all other considerations? What situations make lying for the Lord your family okay? On Monday evening my young son (usually a great sleeper) had a difficult time staying in bed. On top of feeling lonely after his aunt went home earlier in the [...]