RELIGION OPENING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.docx

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Department
Religion
Course
RLGB10
Professor
Malcolm Mac Kinnon
Semester
Spring

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RELIGION OPENING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS: 1. Why was the Mayan Prophecy not really a Mayan Prophecy? 2. List one religious ritual and three non­religious rituals that involve special  clothing? • Religious: Bulgarian Muslim wedding • Non­religious: The new­year cold water jump, hockey team 3. What is “syncretism” and why is it a problem for the “world religions”  approach?  • Syncretism is the merging of religious elements • Ex. Indigenous religions adopted the concept of good/evil (conflict dualism) from Europeans  • World religions approach – defines by certain aspects/categories, takes it out of its  environment – problem: they’re actually blurred around the edges, we can’t understand how  religions are practiced differently around the world 4. How might a sacred text be considered both religious and non­religious? • We must look at the text in the cultural context • The Bible is a sacred text that is mass­produced – physical objects have certain religious  meaning to certain people • The Red Willows poem is non­religious because the man eats too much bear meat and gets sick  – it’s religious because it talks about supernatural aspects like Nanabush fighting the bear  and shaping the landscape  5. Using James Cox’s definitions, explain how something can be both religious  and non­religious? • It is impossible to falsify religious propositions, they are untouchable and immeasurable – just  because something can’t be proven scientifically doesn’t mean it’s also religious, and vice versa • In indigenous stories, they step outside the physical realities, but they are also about non­ religious messages like relationships and learning lessons • Wine is religious in a Christian church mass representing the blood of Christ, but in the  normal world, it’s just wine 6. Use the cartoon clip shown today to illustrate 2 different ideas from the  cultural chapter? 7. “All religions change.” Discuss the academic support of this view, and the  possible theological opposition to it. 8. Give an example of both “hegemony” and “repressive state apparatus” from  the same scene in big bang theory? 9. Give 4 e
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