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Old 10-24-2017, 09:34 PM
 
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Anyone study sociology and religion?

Reading this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociology_of_religion Durkheim and rationalism seemed most interesting to me.
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:07 AM
 
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The ideas through Christian is God has a son through Jesus and the followers are His family , so any social ideas are of God`s family ...... Other religions don`t believe in the family of God as they would say ``God had no son ``
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Old 10-25-2017, 04:38 AM
 
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The ideas through Christian is God has a son through Jesus and the followers are His family , so any social ideas are of God`s family ...... Other religions don`t believe in the family of God as they would say ``God had no son ``
Zeus had a son...
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Old 10-25-2017, 06:06 AM
 
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Anyone study sociology and religion?

Reading this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociology_of_religion Durkheim and rationalism seemed most interesting to me.
No doubt that has validity, at least in asking the "Why religion?" question. But apparently using it to sideline the validity of religion -question has (for me) the danger of getting sucked into what I consider is an invalid argument 'We need religion - true or not".

True, there are those (see the de Botton initiative) who saw a role or use for religion in society, even if it was debunked pretty much, and I have taken on board o lot of those arguments, but the logical place to start is not by assuming a validity of religion through a human need for it, but by assuming that religion has no intrinsic validity and let it makes its' case as to why time, effort or money should be devoted to it at all?
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:02 AM
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Anyone study sociology and religion?

Reading this - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociology_of_religion Durkheim and rationalism seemed most interesting to me.
I minored in Sociology and Psychology. Durkheim is considered one of the fathers of modern Sociology. I found him tough slogging but interesting. His concept of Anomie fascinated me.

Also took a single Religious Studies course but that was apart from Sociology.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:51 AM
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Zeus had a son...
Do you worship Zeus?
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:03 PM
 
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Do you worship Zeus?
A lot of people did. Would you consider God and Jesus untrue, even if nobody believed in them?
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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No doubt that has validity, at least in asking the "Why religion?" question. But apparently using it to sideline the validity of religion -question has (for me) the danger of getting sucked into what I consider is an invalid argument 'We need religion - true or not".

True, there are those (see the de Botton initiative) who saw a role or use for religion in society, even if it was debunked pretty much, and I have taken on board o lot of those arguments, but the logical place to start is not by assuming a validity of religion through a human need for it, but by assuming that religion has no intrinsic validity and let it makes its' case as to why time, effort or money should be devoted to it at all?
Isn't the logical place to start by studying society and people? Once one does that they can draw conclusions if religion is a net positive or negative, possibly like Marx's religion is the opium of the people
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Old 10-25-2017, 01:17 PM
 
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I minored in Sociology and Psychology. Durkheim is considered one of the fathers of modern Sociology. I found him tough slogging but interesting. His concept of Anomie fascinated me.

Also took a single Religious Studies course but that was apart from Sociology.
Interestingly religion and coming on here has made me more interested in those two fields. Any sociologists or psychologists you find particularly interesting?
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Old 10-25-2017, 02:05 PM
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Interestingly religion and coming on here has made me more interested in those two fields. Any sociologists or psychologists you find particularly interesting?
I no longer keep up with the reading on either discipline. My student days are far in my rear-view mirror.
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