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Unformatted text preview: time. In the Islamic religion there is the ritual of Salah, the five daily prayers. This ritual is required by all adult Muslims to show their devotion to god (Allah). To follow this daily ritual one is suppose to pray in the Arab language in the direction of the city of Mecca at dawn, noon, midafternoon, sunset, and evening. Applying David Stone Wilsons evolutionary theory would say that rituals came out of need. If religion was formed out of need, then so where the rituals that go along with them. Rituals would be the purpose of religion. The rituals are what bring people together socially and set the way of the normal. Also without rituals people would be lost on how to obtain there divinity....
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- Spring '06