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AND STUDENTS DO NOT WISH TO GET SIDETRACKED RELIGION 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 Sociology and Religion 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 What Has Religion Done for You Lately? SOCIAL COHESION UNITES PEOPLE THROUGH SHARED SYMBOLS, VALUES, AND NORMS SOCIAL CONTROL
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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 Differing views on Religion KARL MARX VIEWED RELIGION AS THE “OPIATE OF THE MASSES” RELIGION IS THE “SIGH” OF THE OPPRESSED WORKER A FORM OF SOCIAL CONTROL KEEPING WORKERS “HAPPY”& FOCUSED ON DIVINE INTERVENTION RATHER THAN OPPRESSION MAX WEBER VIEWED RELIGION AS A RATIONALE RESPONSE AND PROMOTING SOCIAL CHANGE TIED TO THE “WORK ETHIC” WHICH IS, IN PART THE FOUNDATION OF CAPITALISM Religious Organization CHURCH ORGANIZATION THAT IS WELL INTEGRATED INTO SOCIETY CHURCH AND COMMUNITY OFTEN FORM A DUALITY FORMS OF CHURCH ECCLESIA A CHURCH FORMALLY ALLIED WITH THE STATE DENOMINATION INDEPENDENT OF THE STATE AND PLURALISTIC SECT A TYPE OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION THAT STANDS APART FROM THE LARGER SOCIETY THE AMISH PROVIDE AN EXAMPLE OF A NORTH AMERICAN SECT CULTS RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE SUBSTANTIALLY OUTSIDE A SOCIETY’S CULTURAL TRADITIONS CHARISMATIC LEADERSHIP VIEWED AS DEVIANT OFTEN HAVE A DOCTRINE THAT VARIES FROM MAINSTREAM RELIGIONS
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OFTEN REQUIRES MEMBERS TO RADICALLY ALTER THEIR LIFESTYLES BRAINWASHING? RELIGIOSITY REFERS TO IMPORTANCE OF RELIGION IN A PERSON’S LIFE TYPES: EXPERIENTIAL: EMOTIONAL TIES RITUALISTIC: FREQUENCY OF ACTIVITIES IDEOLOGICAL: DEGREE OF BELIEF IN DOCTRINE CONSEQUENTIAL: TIES INTO DAILY ACTIVITIES INTELLECTUAL: KNOWLEDGE OF RELIGION High-Tech Religion ELECTRONIC CHURCHES INCREASE IN NUMBERS LATELY, ESPECIALLY AMONG FUNDAMENTALIST ORGANIZATIONS PERSONALITIES ORAL ROBERTS: PRAYER TOWER MIRACLES PAT ROBERTSON: 700 CLUB ROBERT SCHULLER: CRYSTAL CATHEDRAL FOLLOWERS 10 MILLION REGULAR WATCHERS UP TO 40 MILLION WATCH SOME GOD ON-LINE THE INTERNET IS ONE OF THE MOST RECENT MODALITIES TO SPREAD RELIGION TO PEOPLE
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