chapter  12
Conclusions
ByC. Margaret Hall
Pages 7

Examinations of substantive themes related to identity and religion inevitably lead to a variety of action consequences that are difficult to categorize clearly and meaningfully. People do not have the option of escaping the consequences of this knowledge, because it changes the ways in which reality is perceived and decisions are made. Everything people think and feel directs them to act; and, even when they do not want to act, their thoughts and feelings ultimately lead to their making different kinds of responses from those they made before acquiring this knowledge. Likewise, the development of scientific knowledge has a similar impact on individual and social behavior (Appleyard, 1993).