I am testing a hypothesis.
|rocky-girl: If you are going to make a sweeping statement about what religion is based on, you should research more than one sect of one branch of one religion|
sweeping statements? - where? I'm particularly interested in pentecostalism because I have been following godrulz' reasoning and holding it up to what i vaguely know of the religion. Initially I was actually going to test catholicism as I am more familiar with that and JWs condemn them a lot.
|There is a large group of "believers" who are not well versed in what their religion teaches, yet feel attached by the way of life that is connected to that religion|
my hypothesis in part addresses that this is perhaps what religion is about - lifestyle rather than beliefs. However not just lifestyle but performance as well
rocky-girl: Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't case studies supposed to provide all of the information about a certain situation and allow the person/people reading the study to come to a conclusion based on the information?
|rocky-girl: If you are researching and writing a paper to prove a point, then you are writing an essay or thesis. So, are you writing a case study, or an essay or thesis of some sort?|
|rocky-girl: Only high control, fundamental religions are so obsessed with their followers accepting every doctrine and belief.|
Hmm - Some academic disciplines are like this too. some commercial organisations too, political ones too. I'm trying to put religion on a plane with other fields of human activity where they were before the enlightenment separated them into a tight little corner and investigate my question from a much broader perspective and hope to elucidate what holds many JWs in even when their beliefs have broken down.