Religion as a conservative force

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Religion can be seen as a conservative force in two different senses;

  • Conservative in the sense of traditional
  • Conservative because it functions to conserve or preserve things as they are
  • Most religions have traditional conservative beliefs about moral issues and oppose changes that allow individuals more freedom, for example, the catholic church forbids divorce.
  • Most religions uphold family valuesm supporting a traditional patriachal domestic division of labour.
  • Religion is also conservative in the sense of the world, functioning to conserve of preserve things as they are, this…

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