SOC 367 Internalizing Religion, Deconverting

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Individuals internalize religion of their group the same way we learn language or their sex role s Internalizing - makes it part of him or herself s We learn these things even before we asre exposed to the formal rules s In this way, religion becomes part of our self s How does one "grow up" religious? Required for religion because religion fundamentally requires community Children move from seeing themselves as the center and begin to take the perspective of others s As we are exposed to others in our family and religious group, we acquire the rudiments of a religious self s Self (I and ME) Family functions in many ways as a filter Filtering out secular influences is important (almost as much as overt religious training) May not directly inculcate religiosity, but affects church attendance and friendships Even when socioeconomic factors, religious knowledge, type of school, and activity in community are controlled for r Dean Hoge found that it is the relationships forged in childhood that are important
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