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Does Religion Affect The Way People Perceive Their Environment?

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Religion is defined as “A social institution that involves shared beliefs, values, and practices related to the supernatural that unites believer into community.” (Benokraitis, 2014, p. 260) Religious community and group are important, because in religion not all religion have the same beliefs, values and practices. For example, the Catholic religion is the only one that involves confessing your sins to a priest. Religiosity is defined as “The way people demonstrate their religious beliefs.” (Benokraitis, 2014, p. 260) Sociologist often fined that, religion and religiosity are often different from each other. For example, some people may state that they are very religious, however, they do not show that in their actions by not attend weekly church services and may also, engage in actives that are not appropriate for their religious beliefs. Spirituality is defined as “A person quest to feel connected to a reality greater that oneself.” (Benokraitis, 2014, p. 260) People that consider themselves as spiritual, would often make person sacrifices, such as, working with people that are less fortunate and they feel united to those around them (Benokratits, 2014).…show more content…
Religion can be found in all different forms throughout the centuries and across the world in all of human societies. More so, religion has influenced how humans perceive their environment, in which they live, and is often the origin of social struggles and conflicts and wars (Act for Libraries, 2016).
Act for Libraries (2016). Why do sociologists study religions? Retrieved from
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