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Comparitive Religion

Test #1

FIRST FUNCTION Reconciling consciousness to the pre conditions of its own existence (MYSTICAL)
SECOND FUNCTION To present a single cosmological image that will inform and center an individual in relation to his/her environment. (COSMOLOGICAL)
THIRD FUNCTION To validate and maintain a certain religion or belief (SOCIOLOGICAL)
FOURTH FUNCTION To harmonize and deeper the psyche of the individual as they pass through major thresholds in life such as infancy, adulthood, and death
3 Basic Attitudes of found in world mythologies: 1. Affirmation of life 2. Rejection of life 3. Correction and reconstruction of life
Buddha says... "Life is a fire, desire is a fire, fear is a fire, quench that fire"
Occident location West
Oriental location East
Cyrical Time keeps repeating in a circle
Linear Life keeps going no turning back
Diagnosis of a disorder One must recognize a religious need in themself
Symbolic Distancing You start distancing yourself in daily activities
Liminalty "Dark Threshold" Distancing even farther
NOTE: Many religious needs are mutually incompatible
Factors that influence change in beliefs War, climate change, new technologies, new info
Created by: SamanthaAli



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