A Debate: Is religion good or bad for the psyche? Purpose of Religion: Allows for the unexplained to seem less frightening and more known Provides an explanation about humans’ creation and a hope for life after death Religion is bad. ~Addiction~ Addiction: general facts about addiction
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Purpose of Religion:
Allows for the unexplained to seem less frightening and more known
Provides an explanation about humans’ creation and a hope for life after death
Mood is increased by smoking: everything seems right and fulfilled.
Mood is decreased when not smoking: all that is thought of is the marijuana and what is felt when smoking it.
Mood change with religion (Christianity)
Mood is increased when doing “praised” religious activities (example: evangelizing, praying, attending church)
Mood is decreased when not performing in acts involving religious activitiesReligion is bad~Addiction~
The more a person smokes marijuana, the more marijuana it takes for them to feel the high.
The more it takes to make the feel the high, the more dependent they become on the drug.
Tolerance with religion (Christianity)
The first attendances to church seem very fulfilling. The more people do religious activities, more involvement is required to obtain the same “high” they received in the first few religious activities.
The more religious activities they are attending in order to get that “high”, the more they are becoming involved with the church making them dependent on the religion.Religion is bad~addiction~
The more people gain a tolerance to marijuana the more they feel depressed and left out when they aren’t around it.
When away from marijuana all the user can think of is marijuana. (example: marijuana clothing, leaf symbol stickers, marijuana “leader” posters- Bob Marley)
Withdrawal- involved in religion (Christianity)
The more religious people become the more they become obsessed with it. (example: cell phone ringers that are Christian hems, shirts and notepads with Christian sayings, Christian symbol stickers on the back of a car, and Christian leader posters-Jesus)
It is seen in their every day lifeReligion is bad~Addiction~
(Orgar, Wayne pg 1-99)
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