Religion as a conservative force

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    • Religion is often seen as a conservative            force
    • Functionalists see religion as a conservative  force because it functions to maintain social stability & prevent society from disintegrating
      • It promotes social solidarity by creating value consensus - reducing the likelihood of society collapsing through individuals pursing their own selfish interests at the expense of others
        • It also helps individuals to deal with the stresses that would otherwise disrupt the life of society


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