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Compass Chapter 16: Religion

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 16: Religion March 1, 2011 March 8, 2011 Interested in investigating religion in the form of social force Contribution of religion is social change Religions governs fewer aspects of life than it used to Thomas Theorem o What people define to be true is true in its consequences Beliefs influence society Cheddar cheese cult Believes that the moon is made up of cheese Gathering @ farmers field and eat cheddar cheese all night long Cheddar cheese = everlasting life Social impact lead to shortages of cheese and prices go up Leon Festinger, When prophecy fails o Atheists, agnostics (maybe a creator, maybe not) priest, pantheist (environmentalism); o William Goldins, The Gaia Hypothesis Believes that the earth is a living creature o Belief in the spaceship o Global warming as a religion remains unchanged regardless of differences o Atheism new atheists Investigates the existence and non-existence of God for years Paganism (Polythesim) www.notesolution.com
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