Judaism

By the Numbers Less than 1% of the world population​ 16 million globally (6m US, 6m Israel)​ Three primary sects with several subsects​ Orthodox​ Conservative​ Reform​ Began c. 1800 BC​ Primary Texts: Torah, Tanakh (Hebrew Bible)​ In the beginning … Judaism, Christianity, and Islam trace their origins to Abram as chronicled in the Torah (the first five books of the New Testament).​ Abram…

Christianity

By the Numbers 29% of the world population​ 2.2 billion followers globally ​ Largest sect: Roman Catholicism (1.2 billion)​ 20,000+ sects​ Began c. 30 AD​ Primary Text: The Holy Bible Timeline c. 1 AD Annunciation​ c. 1 AD Birth of Christ​ c. 30 AD Death and Resurrection of Christ​ The Annunciation (c. 1 AD)​ Through the angel…

Ethics in Advertising

Key Terms Pufferypuff·​ery | \ ˈpə-f(ə-)rē  \: exaggerated commendation especially for promotional purposes (dictionary.com) Qualitativequal·​i·​ta·​tive | \ ˈkwä-lə-ˌtā-tiv  \: of, relating to, or involving quality or kind (m-w.com) Quantitativequan·​ti·​ta·​tive | \ ˈkwän-tə-ˌtā-tiv  \: of, relating to, or expressible in terms of quantity: of, relating to, or involving the measurement of quantity or amount(m-w.com) Advertising is any content on any platform used to promote and/or sell a product or service. The above terms relate…

The Protestant Reformation

First a Break, Then Splinters Martin Luther A Dominican friar was in Germany raising money for the rebuilding of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. His “fundraiser” was the offering indulgences in exchange for alms (a bad idea). Martin Luther, an Augustinian priest and later the author of On the Jews and Their Lies (1543), responded…

Censorship

The first amendment of the Constitution of United States of America states, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress…

The Contingency Arguments

Arguments for the existence of God including the cosmological argument, the argument from motion, and the argument of the unmoved mover.