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Religion In Sociology Essay

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Sociology in its basic most broad definition is the study of society and social behavior. Which includes all variables that govern and affect how masses act and react under different circumstances. This includes values, traditions, morals, ethnic identity and most importantly; religion. Religion has been, for as long as humans existed on this earth, the foremost perception that controls society and govern its behavior. Some would even argue that religion is the source of human morals, traditions and values.
To get a sense of this imperative role that religion plays in defining sociological behavior; we need to take a look at the beginnings of modern academic sociology. We see that it began with analysis of religion, as seen in Emile …show more content…

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  • Defines sociology as the study of society and social behavior, which includes all variables that govern and affect how masses act and react under different circumstances. religion is the foremost perception that controls society.
  • Explains that modern academic sociology began with the analysis of religion, as seen in emile durkheim's work.
  • Opines that religion is an indispensable and integral part of human sociology and that understanding this relationship would lead to social development.
  • Opines that science and religion are mutually exclusive, and that understanding the parallel relationship between them is vital to society's survival.
  • Analyzes how rato khen rinpoche, a famous photographer who converted to buddhism, explained how buddhist monks were able to benefit from the relation between since and religion without compromising their beliefs.
  • Explains that a gap between two concepts doesn't require their contradiction, concepts like religion and science for example. however, to close this gap or bridge it, each side have to compromise.
  • Argues that religion should not be used to explain science or add credentials to a certain scientific fact, although its job should only be concerned in general humanities.
  • Argues that science and religion should individually exist in humanities' conscience, just like oxygen and hydrogen should exist together to yield water, a fundamental source to our survival.
  • Argues that a merger between science and religion will kill the scientific method of observing, hypothesis, experiment and law setting. if we don't argue wither these answers are right or wrong, we would never have studied space stars or the universe.
  • Analyzes the controversy surrounding the relationship between science and religion. berkeley argues that religion is nothing but a way to fulfill spiritual satisfaction.
  • Explains that a perfect human society can exist if we realized the parallel relationship between science and religion.
  • Analyzes professor boyel's critique of berkleys theory stating that religion and science have no common ground. she argues that the discovery of the birthplace of buddha is added to the modern science breakthroughs in this subject.
  • Explains the foundation of science goes back to the origins of humanity on earth. religions are nothing but theory to explain or give a possible answer of how and why we originated. science depends on observation and experiments that are more convincing.
  • Explains that religion is a tool to satisfy human needs, it doesn't differ from sexual desires, and it fulfills spiritual desires. religion finds an easy answer to fundamental and core questions that provides humans with peace of mind.
  • Opines that the next decades or centuries of scientific discovery will not cause the extinction of religion. they believe that morality and good behavior flow from the good nature of the human being, but if we were not to improve and enhance our moralities, our purely scientific societies will collapse
  • Opines that multiculturalism is the way to go for a prosperous and rapidly evolving society, where societies choose to neither suppress people’s religious identities nor make it the governor of our behavior.

some, such as Karl max saw that religion is a way strong of a tool that impairs social evaluation. Which resulted in ethnic and religious cleansing and furthermore proved to be the wrong approach to defining the role that religion plays in societies behaviors. I for one, think that religion is an indispensable and integral part of human sociology; furthermore, I believe understanding this relationship would lead to social development.
Are science and religion mutually exclusive? If not, how do they overlap? The relationship between science and religions has its magnificence and it’s like no other. The necessity of establishing and understanding this relationship is vital to our survival. Religion and science are complement elements to our society. The notion that religion and science should not be merged together, does not mean neglecting to understand the parallel relation between these two concepts and will result in a better understanding of our …show more content…

This will put an end to our scientific research and advancement because we will be relying on answers provided from religious books to answer our questions. If we don’t argue wither these answers are right or wrong, we would never have studied space stars or the universe or even our environment and earthly animals. These studies always provided us with breakthroughs, inventions and discoveries that made our lives

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