RELIGIOUS STUDIES 200
Follows Durkheim's binary of sacred/profane.
SACRED/PROFANE IS NOT LINKED STICTLY TO MORALITY, what is sacred is not necessarily
what is good and vice versa. these things can flip back and forth. sacred tends to
evoke goodness, but evil things can be sacred too.
WHAT IS SACRED IS THE CONCERN OF THE COMMUNITY
THE PROFANE IS THE CONCERN OF THE INDIVIDUAL
TOTEM AS BEST EXAMPLE OF SACRED
TOTEM - not the most primitive, not intellectually lesser, just most simple elementary
form of religious mechanics.
The reason deities tell folks what they want to hear is because the totemic principle
is just the spirit of the community and the community's morality that keeps it
together is the morality we get fed back from this source.