Visit your ta to talk about your next position paper. Be very aware when you re reading arguments whether the author is making is or ought claims, and recognize that when you re writing as well. Sacred: what is regarded and experienced as outside of everyday life, extraordinary, transcendent, as opposed to what is profane. Religion is a set of answers to problems of human existence (above all else suffering and death) Provides the justification for suffering and may provide a meaning for death. Sometimes it means belief in one god (e. g christianity, judaism, islam) Sometimes it means the belief in many gods ( Sometimes religions do not have a god (eg buddhism, Harder to maintain belief in one religion when cultures are mixing and gaining contact. On the other hand, culture could hold onto religion more strongly as a strengthening and marker of separation.