Self-structure of Religion 2018-07-19T13:54:03+00:00
Religion’s Self-Structure Support Instruments
Roman
Catholicism
Conservative Protestantism
Liberal
Protestantism
SYMBOLISM:A. Parent Imagery
B. Trance induction technique (ritual)
All powerful parent of a 3-year-oldRegresses subjects to the third trimester of fetal experience Less powerful parent of a 12-year-oldRegresses subjects to age 7 Persuasive parent of a 21-year-oldRegresses subjects to age 15
THEORY:Split-Self Theology Abstract, convoluted. Keys: grace vs. nature, natural order vs. supernatural order Dramatic, emotional, personalized forces. Resignation and personalized forces
SOCIAL CONTROL:Teaching Authority

Law Enforcement

Centralized, bureaucraticHistory of lethal exercise, Impersonal bureaucratic Localized, personal

History of lethal exercise, personal, familial

Persuasive

No lethal history