Flashcards in how belief systems and ideologies express values and beliefs and ways of perceiving the world at the micro, meso and macro levels Deck (28):
Beliefs and ideologies hold
values and ideas
values and ideas shape?
what ppl think and how they see and interpret the world.
As a social institution, religious beliefs establish
a pattern of social action organised around the beliefs and practices (church on Sunday)
These through patterns/philosophy behind them influence
the actions and express values and beliefs which are important to people, which in turn socialises them
The philosophy of the beliefs is evident and expressed through
symbols and rituals
Every ritual has an
underlying value and belief
stories and symbols to express philosophy
Beliefs help state
one affiliation with their system/society
. Rituals express/fix (as in dates e.g. Easter) and reinforce
shared values and beliefs.
Symbols and rituals create
group identity and strengthen local bonds
compliance with religious obligation
a worldview that denies belief in a god.
Atheism: There are different types of
atheism and levels of interpretation
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.
Atheism: why tolerate no notions of god?
consider that belief in a god does great damage to humanity.
Atheism: Other atheists are more
Atheism: what do other atheists not believe?
not believe in a god but they aren’t worried about other people having different beliefs
‘I don’t know’
Agnostism grown from an age where people
feel free to be honest about their religious thoughts.
Typically, an agnostic’s values will be expressed in their
assertion of the right to freedom of beliefs
Humanism is a
worldview that regards humanity as more important than any other consideration (macro level).
humanism believe ppl should focus on?
what is best for the human community, whether at meso level (local community) or micro level (family unit).
Religious groups regard humanists as
threat to what they stand for
Humanism is sometimes referred to as
secularism believe most important value for ppl is?
the dignity of humanity
Fundamentalism followers are those who
who hold one belief system as an absolute; they refuse to see the validity of any other position.