Oh My God – Part II: Exploring How Humans are Religious

Religious people express their conviction in the existence of God or the gods in a variety of ways. Some religions ban art and insist that God cannot be depicted (like Judaism and Islam), whereas others produce beautiful and diverse depictions of their divinity (Hinduism and the Roman Catholic and Orthodox varieties of Christianity). Some religions are insistent that salvation depends on orthodoxy (believing the right things) and others that salvation is a matter of orthopraxy (doing the right thing). Assuming that you have been saved, different religions offer the faithful person different rewards, such as a blissful afterlife (Christianity, Islam), or total extinction (Theravada Buddhism). This unit explores the different religious behaviours of human beings.


Course Tutor
Carole Cusack


Supplied Course Material
Course Booklet


Units & Pricing
5 units / $68 per person


Course Code for Enrolment
D192


Getting Started
1. Start your Group: Anyone can start a Discussion Group – seek out some like-minded friends or put up a notice in your local library, bookshop or workplace. There are many existing groups that welcome new members. If you wish to start a new group to suit your situation WEA can help you, please note that a minimum of 6 people is required to start a new discussion group.
2. Arrange the meetings: New groups need to decide where and when to meet, and for how long – whatever best suits members' particular situations.
3. Run your Group: Choose a secretary to liaise with WEA and your tutor, a Discussion Leader to chair meetings, a reporter to take discussion notes to send to your tutor, and maybe a librarian to look after the books.


How to Enrol
1. First check the availability of your selection by contacting WEA Sydney. Bookings can be made for one year, divided into two terms – Term 1 commences in February, Term 2 in July (Groups may make forward bookings for popular choices).
2. Indicate in what order your Group wishes to study the courses, if more than one course is booked.
3. Download and fill out a copy of the WEA Sydney Discussion Group Program Enrolment Form and send it to the Discussion Group Co-ordinator to enrol.