Relgion unit 3 notes.docx - how social factors impact on how people interact with religion 1 Secularism Primarily affects people’s support for

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how social factors impact on how people interact with religion 1. Secularism Primarily affects people s support for religious institutions in society 2. Education Primarily alters the depths to which people understand the importance or religion and their religios- ity 3. Level of Wealth Specifically poverty, influences one s need for the presence of a higher being in their life Secularism: the separation of the State and religious institutions designed to ensure that religious affairs do not interfere with the State, and the State does not in- terfere with religious affairs Church acknowledges it should play no role in some areas of Government, but provides a moral basis and guidance for the Government Matthew 22:39 states that one must, Love your neighbour as yourself. exclusivist secularism drives out the moral laws Sunday trading Pope Francis : In a society increasingly marked by secularism and threatened by atheism, we run the risk of living as if God did not exist Education: secondary: empowers individuals to have a greater appreciation for religions higher tertiary education causes growth in atheism and no religion in 2017 ABS stated: 19.9% attended Catholic schools Catholic schools: Catholic ethos, service learning programs, celebrate and prepare students for sacraments, religious education part of the curriculum 2017 : 1,757 students completed Religion and Life as an ATAR subject Chaplaincy in Government schools; bullshit about how chaplains are trained and what they en- courage Education addresses misunderstandings, stereotypes, false information People at higher levels of education look for answers, God s existence cannot be proved or dis- proved scientifically Level of Wealth God is often looked upon for consolation people look to God through prayer, attendance of mass and living out Jesus in their daily lives p overty drives giving attitudes Luke 21:1 : And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites [copper coins] religion provides human connection for those of wealth and those without greater support services that Government don't provide St Vincent De Paul, Caritas Australia and Compassion Australia poverty brings those of financial stability to demonstrate Catholic teachings to serve those in poverty Rerum Novarum, an encyclical published by Leo X111 states, "Whereas He [Jesus Christ] was rich, for our sakes became poor
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Christ experienced poverty
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how one religious belief, teaching, ritual or practice developed over time Eucharist (Catholic ritual) Key features of The Eucharist: a) Transubstantiation: through the process of consecration, the bread and wine be- comes the Body and Blood of Christ. It is a sacrament and sacrifice. It anticipates the coming of the glory of Heaven. Christ is present at the mass.
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