The Light Of Reverence Film Response

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In Light of Reverence Film Response Religion can be many things, as for most anthropologist religion is a belief or belief system and behaviors associated to supernatural beings and forces. Emile Durkheim believes “religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices related to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden.” Religion is the separation of the sacred from the profane. Sacred is placed in the realm of spiritual, whereas profane is found in realm of everyday life. Examples of each, would be the Black Rock Mesa for the Hopi and their meadow with its long line of use giving it historic value especially in the sense of a sacred place. In a western lens, one may perceive a church as sacred or even a bar, but if anything it will most likely not be centered around nature, as with most of our Native Americans, there sacred places will most likely be nature centered. Some of the major conflicts between N.A.’s and westerns would be naturism vs. capitalism. Looking deeper, we see that westerns don’t commonly share the same respect and desire of environmental pres...
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