Culture and Religion... why do pepople mix it up?

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Blueheart

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Culture and Religion are very times mixed up. why do people critic a culture when, sometimes, they are talking about religion...

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I think part of the definition of culture is what people believe in. I think religion would fall under this catagory.

  • Mar 27, 2006

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I'd say it's 'cause religion is a subsection of culture. You can say that culture is the active definition (i.e. you define yourself by what you do) of social groups. They derive their identity out of what they do (rituals, customs, ideology) and what they believe in. That is all part of culture. Religion is just one of the many facets of culture.

These days, however, with the global village, religion (as well as other facets of culture) has crossed social boudries. Americans (adherents, o.a., to the supposed Western culture) can be hindus, bhuddists, etc. You have Crhistians (also a supposed Western cultural facet) all over the place.

Religion merely started as a subsection of culture, but these days its carte blanche - you can almost mix and match your own cultural preferance.

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It depends on the area that you live in, I think. There are a lot of places where your religion and culture are the same. A lot of the Middle East's culture is based around their religion. And the same is true for most Western Cultures, but not in the same severity. An American is different from a German which are both different from Christians.

  • Apr 01, 2006
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Sometimes culture can be based from religion . . . for example, the idea that women are lesser than men stems from religious beliefs.

  • Jul 13, 2007
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Quote by BlueheartCulture and Religion are very times mixed up. why do people critic a culture when, sometimes, they are talking about religion...

I agree, that's why many people become victimize for it. E.G: Criticizing and discriminitating the Muslims. (You know the reasons already)

Quote by KyelorSometimes culture can be based from religion . . . for example, the idea that women are lesser than men stems from religious beliefs.

Or it can be the other way around. In order to establish a strong foothold in a society, Religions also derive some customs and traditions from the local culture. They need to create and acceptable image of themself so they have to mould in common believes too.

  • Jul 13, 2007
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Because they're often so closely linked together that it's difficult to distinguish one from another. In recent years Islam has fallen victim to this. By nature it is a peaceful faith, but the actions of its people have caused people to see it only through the same lens of hatred that they look upon the entire culture with

  • Jul 13, 2007

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No need to resurrect a thread that has been dead for over a year. . .

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