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10b - RELIGION THE PROFANE AND SACRED DIFFERENTIATING...

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RELIGION
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THE PROFANE AND SACRED DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN THE ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY DURKHEIM RELIGION FOCUSES ON THINGS THAT SURPASS THE LIMITS OF OUR OWN KNOWLEDGE THE PROFANE ORDINARY ELEMENTS OF EVERYDAY LIFE THE SACRED THAT WHICH IS EXTRAORDINARY, INSPIRING A SENSE OF AWE, REVERENCE, AND EVEN FEAR RELIGION THE SOCIAL INSTITUTION INVOLVING BELIEFS AND PRACTICES BASED UPON A CONCEPTION OF THE SACRED
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CAN THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE GET ALONG? FAITH BELIEF ANCHORED IN CONVICTION RATHER THAN SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE IF NOT SCIENCE, WHAT? SCIENTIFIC SOCIOLOGY IS INTERESTED IN THE CONSEQUENCES OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF RATHER THAN A DIRECT CRITIQUE OF THE BELIEF SYSTEMS
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What Has Religion Done for You Lately? SOCIAL COHESION UNITES PEOPLE THROUGH SHARED SYMBOLS, VALUES, AND NORMS SOCIAL CONTROL THE USE OF RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS AND LANGUAGE TO CONTROL HUMAN BEHAVIOR HAS ALWAYS BEEN WITH US PROVIDES MEANING AND PURPOSE PERSONAL SPIRITUALITY ALLOWS HUMANS TO PASS THROUGH TOUGH TIMES WITHOUT TOTAL COLLAPSE
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CHURCHES AT ONE END OF THE SPECTRUM WITH SECTS AT THE OTHER CHURCH ORGANIZATION THAT IS WELL INTEGRATED INTO SOCIETY
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