We have some terrific religious scholars in our world today. They bring needed perspective.
Once upon a time the clergy were the intellectuals of society because they possessed literacy; literacy being a byproduct trait they learnt through translating scripture. Today, most people in the Western world are literate, therefore, the clergy are no-longer the only ones gifted in the art of education, thus their status as elite intellectuals has somewhat diminished.
The clergy were once valuable tools in a governments arsenal, they were utilised to control, govern and justify policy to the masses that unwaveringly listened due to the power of religion.
Today, in order to re-establish the relevance of the clergy, they must become philosophers providing new solutions to 21st Century issues. Otherwise their relevance will continue to be threatened because less and less people will study theology because there is little salary in learning religion.
I think highly of religious scholarship. You only have to narrow it down to fit your own needs.
by graceinus 3 years ago
Did you know ALL churches who are 501(c)(3) tax exempted are controled by the U.S. Government?If your church has the 501(c)(3) tax exemption then the clergy of these churches CAN NOT speak out against Government officals who support laws which violate a number of bible principals. Also the...
by Divy Raghuvanshi 5 years ago
What is the role of religion of in society
by Debra Allen 3 years ago
Who were the Scholars that translated the Books in the Bible and who also decided what books went inThere seems to be a consensus on Hubpages that the Bible is whole and truth and nothing else. Some Bibles have more books than others.
by pisean282311 7 years ago
Ok..being atheist , you dont believe in any intelligent supreme being ...my question is, you began atheist because of your observiation , experience and what role has religion played in making you atheist?
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