Doctor of Metaphysics ? Diploma Mill? or something to consider?

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  1. Hermes

    Hermes Zos Kia Cultus

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    I have 3 years to kill and I cannot seem to write anymore so this morning I was considering one of the Online learning venues, such as the https://universityofsedona.com/doctoral/ and other online divinity schools. Is this stupid waste of money? Frankly, I do not hold anyone higher esteem because he or she might have a piece of paper...but other people are not like that...I am a little confused if this is something worth pursuing, and if are there better online schools than the one I posted?
    The reason I have ~3 years is because of my daughter's age and in 3 years I might be able to leave my current work and reinvent myself...
     
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  2. StevePame

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    I have a friend who went to the city of Sedona six years ago to study metaphysics, although I don't remember where she studied. She became disenchanted with the instruction and since we drifted apart I don't know what she's up to now.

    More specific to your question, what role/job/position might you want to get into where having the piece of paper would make a difference? To me, the fact that they list the Better Business Bureau logo prominently on the home page strikes me more of commercialization and diploma mill than beneficial online divinity school. But I haven't looked into other programs to know if that's the norm.
     
  3. Hermes

    Hermes Zos Kia Cultus

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    There is the issue of accreditation - they claim that a non-secular school is by default non-accredited.
     
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    That doesn't sound correct...what about all the private religious schools that are accredited?
     
  6. Oddsocks

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    Yes, I recognise that this thread is a bit old, but...

    Am I being a bit of an Iconoclast in saying this world is full of pompous 'academics' who shake their diploma roll and accuse everyone of plagiarism because they don't have 'accreditation'? Take it from me, I've met far more non-academic problem solvers and creative thinkers than positively contributing certificate wavers.

    Believe in yourself and things will work out. If you want to learn stuff, that's what the internet is for. People can judge your worth in ten minutes of discussion far more easily than working out which institution you studied at. Rant over.

    You may find find the following links useful in your pursuit of higher knowledge, they are with 'recognised' universities and more importantly are free:

    http://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy...ual-humility?gclid=CKf1v4KGvdACFQrjGwodbdELZA
    http://www.openculture.com/philosophy_free_courses

    You may not get labels or tags but you will have access to a plethora of rich materials to read!
     
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  7. NR2David

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    Hating to kick a dead horse, but according to the US Dept of Education, the final word on licensing accrediting associations and boards, the first amendment prohibits the accreditation of religious schools because, in the view of the courts, all applicants must be accredited lest the denial of even one could, in all liability, be seen as taking a preference of one religion or denomination over another. Therefore, any religious school is accredited in one of 2 ways: 1, The accredited institution is the university, not the school, i.e., Yale Episcopal Seminary is not accredited, but Yale University is. Therefore, the degree is granted by the Univ., not the seminary.; or 2, The accrediting association or agency is accepted by a group of institutions and/or the religion or denomination itself, but not the state or the Dept of Ed. There are also many schools that develop their own accrediting board, accredit themselves, and hope other schools will come on board.
     

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