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Define-
Religion
Sacred
Profane
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Define religion
An institutionalized system of symbols, beliefs, values and practices by which a group of people interprets and responds to what they feel is sacred and that provides answers to questions of ultimate meaning.
Define sacred
Is set apart from ordinary activity, seen as holy, and protected by special rites and rituals.
Define sacred
Is set apart from ordinary activity, seen as holy, and protected by special rites and rituals.
Define profane
Is of the everyday world and is specifically not religious.
Define proscription
Is a contraint imposed by external forces.
Eg. Catholic churches say that living with a sexual partner outside of marriage as sinful.
Define secular beliefs
The ordinary beliefs of daily life that are specifically not religious
Define monotheism
A worship of a single God.
Define Polytheism
The worship of more than on deity.
Define patriarchal religions
The beliefs and practices of the religion are based on male power and authority. Christianity is a patriarchal religion.
Durkeim's view on religion relating to society
Believed religion to be functional because it reaffirms the social bonds that people have with each other.
Define collective consiousness
The body of beliefs that are common to a community or society and that give people a sense of belonging.