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Beliefs and ideologies hold

values and ideas

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values and ideas shape?

what ppl think and how they see and interpret the world.

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As a social institution, religious beliefs establish

a pattern of social action organised around the beliefs and practices (church on Sunday)

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These through patterns/philosophy behind them influence

the actions and express values and beliefs which are important to people, which in turn socialises them

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The philosophy of the beliefs is evident and expressed through

symbols and rituals

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Every ritual has an

underlying value and belief

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Rituals are

stories and symbols to express philosophy

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Beliefs help state

one affiliation with their system/society

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. Rituals express/fix (as in dates e.g. Easter) and reinforce

shared values and beliefs.

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Symbols and rituals create

group identity and strengthen local bonds

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Beliefs reinforce

compliance with religious obligation

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Atheism is

a worldview that denies belief in a god.

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Atheism: There are different types of

atheism and levels of interpretation

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Atheism: For some, atheism means they tolerate

tolerate no notion of god, spirits or a world beyond (afterlife) and they also reject force and purpose of religion.

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Atheism: why tolerate no notions of god?

consider that belief in a god does great damage to humanity.

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Atheism: Other atheists are more

relaxed

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Atheism: what do other atheists not believe?

not believe in a god but they aren’t worried about other people having different beliefs

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Agnostism means

‘I don’t know’

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Agnostism grown from an age where people

feel free to be honest about their religious thoughts.

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Typically, an agnostic’s values will be expressed in their

assertion of the right to freedom of beliefs

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Humanism is a

worldview that regards humanity as more important than any other consideration (macro level).

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humanism believe ppl should focus on?

what is best for the human community, whether at meso level (local community) or micro level (family unit).

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Religious groups regard humanists as

threat to what they stand for

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Humanism is sometimes referred to as

secularism

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secularism means

meaning non-religious

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secularism believe most important value for ppl is?

the dignity of humanity

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Fundamentalism followers are those who

who hold one belief system as an absolute; they refuse to see the validity of any other position.

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An example of fundamentalism?

fundamentalist Christians who believe that every word of the Bible is literally true and are certain that only Christians can be ‘saved’