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Chapter 16: Religion [pgs. 485-490]  Religion helps us cope with the fact that we must die  Durkheim: highlighted the way religion contributes to social order o Collective effervescence: excites us by making us feel part of something larger  When ppl live together, they come to share common sentiments/values o Form a collective conscience o Causes us to distinguish everyday world (profane) from the religious world (sacred) o We distinguish certain objects symbolizing the sacred, called totems  Ex. Stanley cup o We invent public practices to connect w/ the sacred, called rituals  Ex. Hockey game  Effect of
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