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Religious Experience
An experience with religious significance e.g. the act of worship in a religious
A person's experience of something or a presence beyond themselves.
There are many definitions of religious experience which can in a general way be
divided into two groups: direct and indirect experiences.

Direct religious…

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o Passivity/Passive: The religious experience happens to the subject
usually without conscious manipulation. Experiences that cannot be
actively sought or created. Often people describe their bodies being
`taken over' by a superior presence.
o Transiency/Transient: The experience is short in duration. Brief
experiences that do not last more than half…

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Credulity-Experience is very reliable and the balance of probability says that
experience can be trusted. Even if some experiences tun out to be misleading we
should take the more likely view ­ which is that we can trust experience. He is
saying that it is more likely to be true…

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churches. These leaders, especially the more well-known ones, are often referred
to as "anointed men," and the blessing itself is also often called the "anointing,"
or a "fresh anointing."
Corporate experience (bring happiness to many people), Drunk on the holy spirit

In Medjugorje, a tiny village in the former…

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Marx defined religion as the "opiate of the masses," a form of social control that
dulls the pain of oppression for the proletariat whilst preventing them from
seeing what needs to be done to stop their exploitation.
"People can't really be happy until the abolition of the illusion of religion"…


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