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Critical Tolerance
endorses freedom of religion but does not automatically approve of any and all religious beliefs and practices
substantive definition of religion
distinguishes religious belief from other sorts of belief in terms of objects. religious beliefs differ from others because its object is the supernatural
functional definition of religion
differentiates religious beliefs from other beliefs by stating what they do (provide meaning and purpose to human life). religious is defined as a set of beliefs that give meaning and purpose to human life. the essence of religion is what it accomplishes
cluter definition of religion
based on analogies with families and look at a cluster of characteristics that makes something part of a certain family.
Ritual
invoves stylized, symbolic bodily gestures and actions (including verbal actions) usually repeated in specified ways on occassions of significance and in special contexts frequently involving what the participants take to be sacred presences.