Is religious faith normal, natural, or desirable? Does it serve an important function in the life of man, or is it, rather, an aggregation of pernicious superstitions, designed to soothe timid souls and blind man to truth by retarding his development? A thousand treatises, setting sail on oceans of ink, have been penned in response to these questions. I personally have argued that religious faith is a necessary part of civilization, and an indispensable tool in the cultivation and taming of the wild individual ego. This view, however, is not shared by all.
You don’t fix faith, River. It fixes you.” Firefly, Jaynestown The episode Jaynestown from the series Firefly, contained a few profound, thought inspiring themes around the power of belief and the concept of faith. I found the quote above to be brilliant in describing the difficult concept of what faith is and the role it plays in people's lives. It is a concept that many faiths preach in churches and self help groups like alcoholics anonymous structure sobriety around. Having faith is an act of bother empowerment as well as Faith is both being empowered by knowing your belief is right and not letting anything change it and being powerless as you surrender all your to the trust to that belief.
Killing people would seem as an act of goodness or doing charity as bad thing. For this reason, existence of goodness and badness become important as never before. To put it briefly, we can say that nowadays society and religions play the significant role in defining goodness and badness, however, it appears obviously that goodness and badness can exist despite the society and religions because such thing as morality is incorporated in human nature. Every act of goodness and badness have their own purpose and do not have something in common. Because some people do good deeds in order to satisfy themselves or to feel themselves worthy of something.
Before the term globalization was popularized, Guy Debord was arguing about issues such as class alienation culture homogenization and mass media. When Debord says that all that was directly lived has become a mere representation, he refers to central importance of the image in contemporary society. The spectacle is not a collection of images rather it is a social relationship between people that is mediated by images. The monotheistic religions were comprised between myth and history, these religions rise from the soil of history and established themselves there. But they still preserve themselves to radical history.
He does as such for a few reasons. In any case, he doesn't trust that one's obligation toward a perfect being ought to be viewed as something that is partitioned and particular from his obligation toward his kindred men. In actuality, he holds that the main genuine method for rendering administration to God comprises in doing what one can to advance the good and otherworldly improvement of people. Second, Socrates respects the reason and capacity of religion as something that is unique in relation to the view communicated by Euthyphro. Rather than religion being utilized as a sort of hardware or gadget for getting what one needs, as was valid for Euthyphro's situation, Socrates trusts the basic role of genuine religion is to carry one's own life into amicability with the will of God.
He argued that one of the main tasks of sociology was to transform personal problems into public and political issues or vice versa. To have sociological imagination is to have “vivid awareness of the relationship between experience and the wider society" (Mills 2). Overall, sociological imagination is the concept which is based on social locators. As mentioned previously, there is a difficulty to grasp control on class, gender, and race because a person is born into these three categories. In a practical sense, my personal choices are shaped by my social locators.
The ritual view of communication tells us that reality is created through communication. These rituals help us to find out who we are with in society and how we should act. This view of communication operates on the assumption that humans cannot interact with reality directly. Humans use communication to make sense of the world around us, communication is our way of uncovering truths. When these truths are discovered they dictate how life operated within any given society.
No more justifying my wrongs or others, just being honest with myself and others but with the love of the Lord. I think that's the hardest part for me I lie and cheat myself out of the great things I could do. I’m not honest with myself or keep the commitment that I can at least try. Restoring our integrity is a lot harder than just keeping integrity. God is always with us when we take steps towards him, but if we can keep our principles we are blessing our lives and others.
Having learnt this, the individuals are able to spread and share is awareness and insight. By doing so, they achieve the real purpose of culture, which is the creation of an equitable society. To Arnold those who have succeeded in reaching this state of 'perfection ' must instruct others and be altruistic in order to build a sense of evenness and fairness among society, and end social imbalance and conflicts. However, he writes that neither the 'passion for pure knowledge ' or 'the moral and social passion for good doing ' (Arnold, 1822,1888) are sufficient to sustain culture. In fact, Arnold considers religion as an important factor in making culture prevail.
Durkheim – he was a sociologist social psychologist and philosopher. He was born on 15 April 1858. He is also known a the father of sociology. He was concerned wih how societies could maintain their integrity in modern era where traditional values could have any value. He helped I the establishment on sociology as a new academic deciplain ,he also wrote about the effect of laws religion education forces on social integration and last with the practical implication of scientific knowledge.