PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY SOC 101
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Religion and It s Social Meaning Functions Durkheim Questions about Ultimate Meaning Emotional Comfort Social Solidarity Guidelines for Everyday Life norms Social Control Adaptation Support for Government Social Change Functional equivalents exist ie totalitarian government Related Dysfunctions War Justifications for Persecution Religions vs Cults Cults are new religions whose teachings and practices often put them at odds with dominant culture and religion Because of the con ict cults frequently Soc 101 Series 09 1 of2 find in easier to isolate themselves from the normal social structure rather than being inclusive of the existing social structure and those in it Dominant Groups Christianity monotheistic with a messiah Judaism monotheistic without a messiah Islam monotheistic with a theocratic state Hinduism panoply of deities over 3000 including Jesus Buddhism four truths eXistence is suffering origin of suffering is desire suffering ceases when desire ceases way to end suffering is through eightfold path Religion is likely to endure because it has capability of providing refuge from unexplainable death and commute its consequences something with which science is unlikely to be able to deal Soc 101 Series 09 2 of2