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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    Keep in mind 8 is disputed too :P.
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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    Question 8: I think if the word were 'god' then it would definitely be A, but it said 'deity' which made me question it.

    Wiki:
    Deity
    Deity or God. Intelligence and will superior to the human, forming the intelligent and vital governing essence of the universe, whether this universe be large or small. The principal views as to the nature of deity may be classed as
    1) pantheistic,
    2) polytheistic,
    3) henotheistic, and
    4) monotheistic.



    New-age religions are pantheistic -- so I'm going to go with B as the correct answer.

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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Telekinetik
    Question 8: I think if the word were 'god' then it would definitely be A, but it said 'deity' which made me question it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dictionary.com
    de·i·ty
    Pronunciation Key - dee-i-tee
    –noun, plural -ties.
    1. a god or goddess.
    they're just trying to confuse you.

    i agree with (b), though.
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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by Telekinetik
    Question 8: I think if the word were 'god' then it would definitely be A, but it said 'deity' which made me question it.

    Wiki:
    Deity
    Deity or God. Intelligence and will superior to the human, forming the intelligent and vital governing essence of the universe, whether this universe be large or small. The principal views as to the nature of deity may be classed as
    1) pantheistic,
    2) polytheistic,
    3) henotheistic, and
    4) monotheistic.



    New-age religions are pantheistic -- so I'm going to go with B as the correct answer.
    but now I think you have mis redhe question/mis interpreted. It says "Spirituality FOCUSED on diety ie Christianity. New age religions may believe in a deity/pray to a deity/make sacrafice but in my opinion their spirituality is not focused on deity but focused on self fufilment which can be modern materialistic values can it not?

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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by crestor
    ...focused on self fufilment which can be modern materialistic values can it not?
    no.

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    ma·te·ri·al·ism
    [muh-teer-ee-uh-liz-uhm]
    –noun
    1. preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.
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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    Quote Originally Posted by emo-kid-91
    no.
    fair fair, (b) is looking more likely now, dammit!

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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    I suppose it is, but it just sounds so basic "modern materialistic values"?

    It sounds more like a Hippie than a follower to a "new age religion".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deity

    A deity is a postulated preternatural or supernatural being, who is always of significant power, worshipped, thought holy, divine, or sacred, held in high regard, and respected by human beings.
    From all the new age practices we were told to look at, Scientology, Astrology, Meditation etc.. (Can't think of many more off the top of my head) they just don't have this. There may be some exceptions but I don't know, I think it's the 'most correct' answer - I don't know if you can generalise that most new age religions reject modern 'materalistic' values
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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    Diety i think describes having an ultimate supernatural being ie. God or Allah. New age practices (tarot cards etc.) don't exactly have an ultimate power, it's more self-focused, energy flowing from within... so I think the answer is (a). They don't really reject materialism, the religion is generally tailored to suit the person.

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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    I just googled "focused on Deity" and guess what comes up -- "In truth, Wicca is a religion that is very focused on Deity, on developing relationship with the Old Gods of our ancestors."
    I think deity can also mean just to focus on a divine energy - and most new-age religions focus on that divine energy through worshipping nature (thus pantheistic as they see and experience 'God' through nature).
    And honestly, think about it, I don't think the markers would say that new-age religions were material in nature, it's too negative (unless they were some neo-conservative fundamentalist Christians or something lololol).
    Last edited by Telekinetik; 2 Nov 2008 at 10:34 AM.

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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    It [New Age Spirituality] is characterized by an eclectic and individual approach to spirituality with a general rejection of mainstream dogma and religion. (From wiki)

    Religion is :
    a) the service and worship of God or the supernatural
    b) commitment or devotion to religious faith or observance
    c) a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices

    Thus A)

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    Re: Multiple Choice Analysis

    i put the same as everyone else & the "unknown" ones i put
    4. B
    5. i put A instead of c (grrr i know its wrong now)
    8. A (but yea B is looking more related to the qn - coz they do reject modern materialism and believe owning nice things etc is not satisfying... that was even one of the dash points too DAMMIT)

    oh well..

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