“Corporate religious experiences prove the existence of God.” Discuss
Januaury 2012 Q2 OCR A2
Candidates may begin by defining what might be meant by a “corporate religious experience”, though others may begin with a more general account of what religious experience might be.
In evaluating this issue, candidates may assess the strength of the arguments put forward by the classical writers mentioned above or others whom they have studied.
In contrast, those who wish to argue against corporate religious experience being a reality may make use of the writings of writers such as Marx, Freud or Dawkins; taking a sociological, psychological or reductionist scientific approach to their explorations of the issues.
While personal beliefs are likely to be expressed by some candidates, it is important that credit is given through the levels of response to the views which candidates are able to justify and not to arguments by assertion.