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April 14 - Religion a socially organized believes and practices concerning ultimate meaning that assumes the existence of the supernatural o Is

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April 14, 2008 Religion – a socially organized believes and practices concerning ultimate meaning that assumes the existence of the supernatural o Is there to answer those life and death questions What do religions have in common? o Durkheim Non Obvious Theory : the key to religion is not simply in its’ believes but in its rituals Consists of rituals and beliefs. Rituals are more important Concept of the Sacred o Sacred: anything as long as it is approached seriously o Profane: all things that you can deal with in a matter of fact manner When combine those 4 things (believes, rituals, profane, sacred) you create a moral force. Moral Force is another way of saying solidarity or power. People turn to these things to make them feel more powerful in situations they have no power over Rituals bond people together, not their beliefs Rituals – a very strictly determined behavior 4 main categories of Religion: o 1. Simple Super Naturalism Believe that supernatural forces affect people’s life’s positively or
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course SOCI 20213 taught by Professor Wong during the Spring '07 term at TCU.

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April 14 - Religion a socially organized believes and practices concerning ultimate meaning that assumes the existence of the supernatural o Is

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