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Religion

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Winter

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March 10 Religion Science and technology - Scientific laws and liberty - Technology improves living conditions - Social forces can be an enemy of freedom since it can be manipulated. - Lisbon in Portugal earthquake natural disasters. Watershed is the turning point where god is given punishment from god people who have sinned. - Secularization is not the death of religion - Religion is seen as nationality. The Future of Religion Are two contradictory social processes occurring today: i. Secularization Increasingly, secular institutions are taking over some functions formerly performed by religion ii. Revival Intensification of religious belief Both are likely to persist for some time, giving rise to a world neither more religious nor more secular, but one clearly more polarized Secularization gives people the right to choose. Church: European Classification Church Bureaucratic religious organization t
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