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    Confusion with 2008 HSC MC

    Hi all,

    I've been having this issue for a while and thought i should clarify it

    In the 2008 SOR paper, in the post-1945 section, question 8 reads "what would followers of New Age spirituality reject?"

    The answer is 'modern materialistic values', but i thought that new age religions focused more on the self/individual

    So i thought the answer should be 'spirituality focused on a deity' as new age religions generally dont believe in a diety

    Can anyone clarify why the answer is that they reject modern materialistic values???

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    Re: Confusion with 2008 HSC MC

    Modern materialistic values refers to things such as money and fast cars.

    Its a weird question in terms of the options like that deity one.
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    Re: Confusion with 2008 HSC MC

    materialistic values has led to the growth in secularism not new age. therefore new age would reject materialism
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    Re: Confusion with 2008 HSC MC

    Quote Originally Posted by carmela300 View Post
    Hi all,

    I've been having this issue for a while and thought i should clarify it

    In the 2008 SOR paper, in the post-1945 section, question 8 reads "what would followers of New Age spirituality reject?"

    The answer is 'modern materialistic values', but i thought that new age religions focused more on the self/individual

    So i thought the answer should be 'spirituality focused on a deity' as new age religions generally dont believe in a diety

    Can anyone clarify why the answer is that they reject modern materialistic values???

    Thanks
    You have to remember that with MC, sometimes it's a case of the "most correct" option as opposed to simple right/wrong. As you stated, new age religions "generally" reject dieties, but not all do. In contrast, the rejection of materialism is a common theme with most new age religions. Therefore, I can see how that would be more correct.
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    Re: Confusion with 2008 HSC MC

    Hi,
    I checked the question and why the most correct answer is modern materialistic values is because new age religions can believe in spiritual beings. If you look carefully at the answer it is not A DIETY but diety- general i.e Spirituality focused on deity. So the most correct answer out of the ones that are there would be the one relating to modern materialistic values. I hope this helps.

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