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Beliefs in society



1. Religion refers to the contribution it makes to social integration, rather
than a specific belief in God or the supernatural---Durkheim

2. Religion provides a source of meaning, it provides answers to difficult
questions in life to maintain stability---Malinowski



3. Religion promotes solidarity by performing psychological functions…

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9. The civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s to end segregation is
evidence of the relationship between religion and social change---Bruce

10. Western society has undergone a process of rationalisation in the
last few centuries. This has in turn replaced a religious worldview with
a rational scientific outlook…

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18. New age religions include yoga and tarot card readings

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