There is no x + y = 42 in the Universe's mind. The reason I used this word then was that I translated my writing from Russian and in Russian these two terms (Islam and Mohammedanism) are used interchangeably. A human society could not have survived only on rational thoughts. Thanks for the clarification. Same deal with charities. Since “God” is considered to be the divine and symbol of perfection, religious fanatics fear his judgment. Saying a simple phrase as “God Bless America” convinces them that their political leaders’ views and ruling will be geared under what religion overseas as ethically correct. Also, as technology continues to advance secularization arise. Is their faith real? The God or Gods are usually symbols of unquestioned authority. Karl Marx. It has given credence to hate, subjugation, and a total disdain for our fellow human beings. ” (1 Corinthians 14:33-35) “Wives, be subject to your husbands, as to the Lord. I cannot measure the degree of cynicism, but there were certain things that I witnessed and I was not impressed. On the other hand during nineteenth century many religious groups worked against inequality and stood up for the abolishment of slavery during the civil rights movement. And you probably know more than anybody else that taxes (our Canadian taxes) are not spent the best way always. I believe both these NGOs to be honest and hard working for causes in which I believe in. For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. Do you know that "builders of socialism" did not believe in its validity? Happy from Toronto, Canada on February 10, 2011: "Religion is the opiate of the masses." It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. He is the only Religious Animal. I may only get a chance to come back next week, I am not sure. Cultural Literacy for Religion: Everything the Well-Educated Person Should Know, Amendment to Weber's Model of Social Class. Religion may very well be a career only. Whereas I mumble to myself and am lucky if I can string out one or two coherent sentences. It. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. Scholars I don't want send this message to my son. With this wealth they would reinvest profits resulting in the fulfillment of their calling. It is, however, only my opinion. Good job though. U.K. on February 10, 2011: Hmm!I agree with the, "Also, it gives comfort and consolation to those who suffer through life", but why? She tells me that it is only a formality. I was told though that people who work in charities are more cynical than those who don't. If I were to play the devil's advocate, I would say that people who work in charitable institutions could be a little cynical because they see how much work still needs to be done. None of these perspectives can be considered superior. Modernization has taken on a new twist in religion and the way we view it. Being fond of pharmacy and with a desire to be a pharmacist, I m currently an undergraduate student in College of Arts and Science with my majors in Chemistry. kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on July 03, 2012: Thank you, jadesmg, for reading and leaving a comment. But when you attain unto yourself, the false becomes true, and there is no other truth to which one need attain after that. Don't be. I must admit that my knowledge of sociology is limited by only one course that I took at DeVry. Religion has not civilized man, man has civilized religion. Racism also went hand in hand with religion in social inequality since the nineteenth century due to ethnocentrism. I apologise! But I think I have material for a few of them. [Daniel looked at the calendar and asked me "What is independence?" I cannot address your comment properly because religion is such a phenomenon that is larger than life. So, that was "Toronto Takes Off as El Toro" - Toronto was nicknamed "El Toro". Augustine A Zavala from Texas on July 03, 2012: You're view and arugument is concise, clear, and to the point. Their faith is only a façade and not very good one at that. I too have a degree in sociology and sociology of religion was one of the special themes that I studied. If that is all he has to look forward to, then how sad. According to Emile Durkheim (1965, orig. U.K. on February 11, 2011: I have a friend who was very high up in the Congolese Diplomatic Corps and still has very many friends there. I am sorry to say this, but priests work for the secret services. The Church might compete with the state for the dominant role in the country, for clergymen are not less ambitious than statesmen. Both of you articulately. There is so much written about everything and about religion as well. As I always say "Sociology 101" where "101" refers to the basics only. Faith is always a personal journey. True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. Since social life is too complex and has too many variables to take into account, it is hardly possible to give exhaustive explanations of human behaviour in the groups, while using only one theoretical perspective. Thank you for writing your mind. “You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone. Maybe if we were such good Samaritans the world would have been a much better place long ago. However, there is a theory that we all are creators of our own lives - we write us just like authors write books. I did not realize it goes to such extent, but it makes sense. If you wish, you can explore the subject more and write an article on it - I can guarantee it will get some traffic. =====================================================. In the following passage William Ernest Henley writes about extreme individualism and how capable we are to determine our lives: “Out of the night that covers me. He addresses capitalism as the old saying “rich get richer and poor get poorer. However, I do not trust that everything we are told in Church or read in the current Bible is God's word because I know that much of it was probably man made for the purpose of control/power/and even peace...and I also do not believe that repenting and truly believing in God is the only way to reach Heaven. That "pointing priest" in your photo was hollow. kallini2010 (author) from Toronto, Canada on February 12, 2011: My comment on Russians may sound negative, yet it is not. (2018, Feb 17). Happy from Toronto, Canada on June 29, 2011: The only concrete truth I really know Kallini, is that I am searching for the truth: that is true. Without you, HubPages would be a lonely place for me, as everywhere else, LOL. Ironically in most recent years there have been a rising number of cases reported on sexual abuse by Christian priests.