03 choice.rtf - personal choice of faith rise of secular bureaucracy \u2192 from enchantment(appeal to immanent gods to rationality(weigh outcomes of

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personal choice of faithpersonal choice of faithrise of secular bureaucracy rise of secular bureaucracy from enchantment (appeal to immanent gods)to rationality (weigh outcomes of following mechanical routines)rise of a mechanical world, from:rise of a mechanical world, from:godly will to predictable nature,sciencetradition to administration,tribe & family to single life,magic to sciencein private consumerism, starsin private consumerism, starsfocus of ritual attention on celebrities more than totemssocial process, no supernaturalsacred objects of organic solidarityno sense of community, strangersConsumerist spirituality makes few demands.Consumerist spirituality makes few demands.more contentment, mundane belonging (organic solidarity)
than conformity orstrong belief in higher powers or sacrificecleverness and bookscleverness and booksstories mix all frames; tricks draw on chemistry, texts, and products, climaxes on social ties, not godsOnly evildoers control godly magic of resurrection and possessionindividual vs. religious frameindividual vs. religious frameAs bureaucracy competes with community, family, and sectyoung people shuttle between faith groups, weak ties.

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