Assess the view that religious beliefs and practices are changing to reflect a new era of diversity and choice In recent years, there has been evidence to support the fact that religious beliefs and practices are declining. However, this evidence has been challenged and argued against with 3 different alternatives to this theory: postmodernity, religious market theory and the existential security theory. Some sociologists that support these theories, who oppose to the view of secularisation, believe that religion is simply changing to reflect changes taking place in society, not declining. The changes in religion are largely the result of changes in wider society, such as greater individualism and consumerism, or even a shift from modern to late modern or postmodern society. Davie takes on a more privatised form and argues against the secularisation theory.
Why would past rulers or governors try to mix church and state together? Church and state are separate and should say separate. I don’t know why in the past the government has taken over the church. We don’t want history to repeat itself. Also, the government could offend migrants if they are in control of the church and religion.
In bruce's words “when we have tried every cure for cancer, some of us pray”. With religious beliefs now sitting on the edge in society. Issues such as divorce,sex outside marriage and gay marriage are no longer considered so heavily taboo.This shows that traditional religious teachings and morals are no longer swaying people in society. Not all evidence points to the fact that secularization is the main feature of UK society.
This managed to break the circle of organization so the members had no one to follow. Elizabeth also pushed for the suppression of prophesying, as it would cause controversy if they were to discuss everything they believed wrong with her Settlement. However, Elizabeth’s current Archbishop, Grindal, refused to carry out her orders and instead supported the idea. In reaction to this, Elizabeth dismissed him from his post and instead found a new Archbishop in 1583 that would be loyal to her, Whitgift. He forbade unlicensed preaching, and religious practices with the Queen’s assent.
However, before the revolution many different religions were still being discriminated against with voting and public funds, some people in Massachusetts were even jailed for refusing to pay taxes to support their local ministers. The end of the British rule immediately caused people to question the privileged position associated with Anglican churches. Some people would demand relief from taxes because of this religious group. Because of majority of wars to be over religious beliefs , many leaders in the revolution claimed it was dire for the “new nation” to avoid conflicts about religious differences influenced from the past three centuries. Thus separation of church and state came into play, with hopes of keeping public morality and avoiding corrupting embrace from the government.
However, Bruce claimed that America was a secular society not because people had abandoned the church but because the church had become very superficial, thus secularisation occurred as a result of the American way of Life declining too, for instance with it no longer seeming as disrespectful to miss church on a Sunday. World-wide Secularisation can also be explained through the disenchantment of religion and an upcoming belief in science and rationality, as
Secularisation means the decline of the importance/influence of religion in a society. Due to science becoming more influential in a modern society, religion is no longer seen as an important consideration that certain norms and values should alter for. As marriage is a religious concept, it might also be seen as insignificant in society and many might not perceive it as valuable or important as much as they used to. Divorce could be the result of this as the decline of the worth
Within the family structure, adults choose the information that children are permitted to learn (not teaching curse words, etc.). Religions provide theological information important only to each religions doctrine and the State gives or takes information based on what they deem as functional necessity. Postman’s position that the ever increasing technological advances are detrimental to our society is based on information control systems losing their abilities to perform as originally designed; society is losing its traditional (moral and spiritual) values. According to Postman (1992) “when the supply of information is no longer controllable, a general breakdown in psychic tranquility and social purpose
Then there is the people who don’t put in the time and effort to grow as a believer in their religion, like not wanting to pray, go to church or study up and learn more about what they believe in. These followers have a weak dedication but on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are followers with a strong devotion to what they believe in. They are willing to face any trial such as persecution or even death because their beliefs are just so strong. According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, a martyr is defined as “one who chooses to suffer and die for ones faith or principles.” (Agnes 397) Martyrs have been around since they made their mark in society during the Roman Empire. They continue on their legacy even today especially in other parts of the world like China or Japan.
People have different religious back Grounds for instant Jehovah witness always have disagreements with the Christians because of their Beliefs, just like Muslims and Buddhist have their beliefs were all not the same and don’t have the same backgrounds. Today I still see segregation going on in places, but time has changed and we need to get a grip on life And lets make a changed so the world can be a better place to live. I’ve always wonder what would it Be like if we could all come together as one nation, but I never know. Life is to short to keep going on Like how we act towards one another. In sociology I learned that in different race, cultures, and Religion we talk about the issues that arises in today’s society and wish we can put a stop to the act Of war, racism, and segregation that is happening today.