Evaluation of functionalism (religion)

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What 2 things to all functionalists studies emphasise in their theories of religion?
1. The social nature of religion 2. The positive functions that religion performs.
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However, they also neglect the negative aspects of religion. Such as:
Religion as a source of oppression of the poor or women.
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In complex, modern societies, functionalism ignores religious as...
...a source of division and conflict.
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For example:
In northern ireland
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It is hard to see how religion can unite people and promote integration where there is religious...
...pluralism.
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Although Bellah's idea of civil religion overcomes this problem to some extent...
...it is a functional alternative and cannot substantively count as a religion.
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However, they also neglect the negative aspects of religion. Such as:

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