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2012-02-01 10:59:57

Social networks at church influence beliefs, behavior Friendships forged at church seem to play a major role in people's religious activities and beliefs – even when it comes to their views about how exclusive heaven is, according to a national study by a Baylor University sociology researcher. "Although church-based friendship networks seem to bolster religiosity across the board, the effect of how enmeshed people are in congregational friendships is stronger on religious...

2011-08-12 12:05:27

Regardless of a person's educational background, he or she is less likely to approach the Bible in a literal word-for-word fashion when surrounded by a greater number of church members who went to college, according to a Baylor University sociology researcher. "When you go to Sunday school and everyone is talking about the cultural and historical background of a passage and its literary genre "” a way of reading often learned in college "”it's likely to rub off on you," said...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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