December 31, Summer
Student Answers bpabian Student Human beings throughout the entire world share certain aspects of their experience in common with all other human beings. That is that humans live in societies and these societies are dictated by culture and one of the central institutions of every culture is religion.
This seemingly straight-forward, but complex, statement requires much deliberation and edification. Whether they live on a farm or in a city, whether they live in the mountains or next to a river, whether they live in a tropical climate or a freezing climate, all live in human societies and every different type of human society discovered across the globe contains the same evolutionary response to our need to survive and reproduce, and that is human beings could not survive as human beings without the advent of human culture.
Culture is simultaneously the cause of and product of, human experience and human behavior. The central aspect of culture is being able to predict what others are going to do when faced with different, but expected, situations.
Every religion in the world begins with what is known as a cosmology. So basically religion affects culture by creating the beliefs in which culture is centered around, which in turn affects the most obvious aspect of culture: Societies that existed before the advent of science are known as pre-modern societies.
For example, human beings can control certain aspects of their lives but there are certain aspects that have traditionally been out of our control and we have to find some way to make sense of the seemingly random events that cause much death and destruction.
Events such as a plague, pestilence, or an earthquake. Before scientific explanations human were completely dependent on religious explanations to make sense and cause some type of comfort so we can keep going despite the hardships these things were known to bring the human condition.
Science explains what is reality, whereas religion explains what reality ought or should be - thus the basis of cultural behaviors. Essentially, culture contains the rules for living in a society. There are many different cultures a person may interact with during the course of their life.
The cultural "norms" for one area of a culture may differ from that of another. For example, the cultural "norms" that I have at work are different from the "norms" when I am with my family. Your question is on how religion affects culture.
Religion and religious decisions affect many international cultures. Many of these cultures have deep roots in their religious beliefs. Within my own personal family, religion is a big part of our home culture. However, I also have friends who do not have this same belief, thus, their cultures are not as affected by religion.
To give a more concise answer, I would have to say that religion and culture go hand-in-hand. Most times one is affected by the other, but it is not always in the same order. Sometimes religion does affect culture, and sometimes culture also affects religion.
So, religion affects culture by simply being religion. Religion is a set of beliefs and culture is the rules or beliefs of a particular society. First, religion is the belief and allegiance to a supreme being.
The religion that an individual subscribes to is best understood through practice and experience. On the other hand, culture is the way of life; that entails believes, norms, values and practices.We can also use the four visions to help us understand the ramifications of new policy ideas intended to advance cultural equity.
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