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1

What does Semantic Theorist Milton Singer define ritual as?

Cultural performances

2

What does this involve?

festivals, ceremonies and theatre

3

What do these events do?

Bring people together for the celebration of an event in their lives

4

What is widely celebrated in Christianity and Judaism?

Christmas and Easter as they are themselves rituals

5

How are they rituals?

As they follow a certain order

6

Why has rituals began to be perceived as negative?

Due to the reputation it holds throughout history

7

Where is this negativity highlighted?

Through some biblical and religious situations

8

What biblical teaching has been expressed as negative?

The attempted sacrifice of Isaac in the Judaic tradition

9

What group of people are often viewed as negative?

The ritual performances of the Bacchae

10

Do people conform to rituals in their everyday lives?

Yes

11

What can questioning about whether ritual challenges status quo?

There can be varied outlooks depending on what is being observed