Discussing the Theory Modernization as a Cause of Secularization

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Today, most people think that something has happened regarding the importance of religiosity in everyday life, but nobody is quite sure how to generalize it, or even if it can be generalized. As industrialization and modernity has increased, religion has lost some of its social significance. This has been especially troubling for sociologists. Is it simply, as the "classic theorists" of secularization said a century ago, that when a society becomes modern it becomes secular too? Does modernity necessarily imply secularity?

Secularization is a process of change as a society slowly migrates from close identification with the local institutions of religion to a more clearly separated relationship with general actions. It is a
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These men are both authoritative figures on the subject. They both hold strong arguments in this debate. Wilson’s belief is that Religion is experiencing a decline of social significance. But Finke’s viewpoint and feel is that religion is not experiencing secularization. This secularization debate is said to further obscure rather than locate the place of religion in contemporary societies. The idea of Le-go blocks could give a description of this problem. A block that has obstacles inside it will create hindrance while attempted to be fitted onto another. In relation to the statement, the debate will have to be cleared up for the place of religion to be found. For religion to be fitted into any society there has to be a vacancy. Therefore secularization does not obscure the debate on the place of religion in modern societies.

Secularisation is defined by Bryon Wilson as "the process whereby religious thinking, practises and institutions lose social significance", (1966). Wilson notes that religious practices in society have become a thing of the past.

Things did not turn out as these advocates had envisioned they would. Continued religiosity became a nagging problem. Countries like the Jamaica were witnessing something of a return to religion during the last quarter of the twentieth century. An increase in violence
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