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religion Notes

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Winter 2011

Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon

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Religion
The point in the study of religion is looking at it objectively
Religion throughout time has been an incredible social force
Impact of religion on society?
Definition of the situationwhat people believe to be true or what people
define to be true is true in its consequences---the Thomas theorem
If people believe something is true it ends up producing social consequences
People define something to be true then it is true in its consequences
Chedder Cheese Cult
Cult that believes that moon is made out of Cheese ---they come out at night
and eat cheese because cheese gives you long life
Lion fasiture---people
Religion uses the super natural to answer some questions
Science pays attention to imperial things ---things that you can count and
measure
Religion studies the super natural world
The scientific method is used to find the answers to the natural world
Religiosity ---Religion is nominal and categorical ---you can measure
religiosity using nominal data---ex..data relating with believing in God
---indentifying with a religion
Religiosity ---how often people will enter a place of worship
This is used to measure the dept of peoples worship
Social Factors---obligation, opportunity , Need learning
Obligationex..children are obligated to go to church
Opportunity
Most important religious of
Secularization religion losses importance
Lisbon earth quake---water shade---turn point ---dont give help to the victims
because the tsunime is god ways of punishment
Religion is secondary to the ethnic religion ---secondary to the nation state
Future---religion will still exist
Liberals see secularization a belief in the past that was opposed on people
---secularization gives people the right to chose
Para religious---near to religion belief
Churches are heavily beaurcratic --- meaning the whole system is like a
cooperations it has levels of work and training
First people that came to America came to practice free religion
North American decided that we have to change church and sec---ecclesia
tolerance for other religions is limited
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Religion The point in the study of religion is looking at it objectively Religion throughout time has been an incredible social force Impact of religion on society? Definition of the situationwhat people believe to be true or what people define to be true is true in its consequences---the Thomas theorem If people believe something is true it ends up producing social consequences People define something to be true then it is true in its consequences Chedder CheeseCult Cult that believes that moon is made out of Cheese---they come out at night and eat cheesebecause cheesegives you long life Lion fasiture---people Religion uses the super natural to answer some questions Science pays attention to imperial things ---things that you can count and measure Religion studies the super natural world The scientific method is used to find the answers to the natural world Religiosity ---Religion is nominal and categorical ---you can measure religiosity using nominal data---ex..data relating with believing in God ---indentifying with a religion Relig
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