Relationship between Culture and Religion Persuasive Essay by Top Papers

Relationship between Culture and Religion
A discussion on why a culture cannot forget about its religious underpinnings, using Canada as a case study.
# 135030 | 3,000 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Canadian Studies (History, Culture) , Religion and Theology (General)

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The paper argues that Canada's choice to distance itself from its Judeo-Christian foundations has created perils as well as potentialities. The paper argues that while a formally more secular society may mean a society that is more pluralistic, it also means that one of the fibers binding the country together - its traditional collective faith in Judeo-Christian tenets - has been severed; as a result, Canada is a more fragmented country than in the past. The paper also contends that the absence of religion in a culture means that collective standards about what is, and what is not, acceptable behavior disappear and so differing interpretations of what is right and wrong can bring groups within Canada into conflict. The paper concludes that while it may not be necessary for a culture to treat religion as indispensable, a culture that chooses to ignore its own religious roots altogether invites internal tensions, a break-down in consensus, and threatens to forget its past.

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"The paper emerging from this proposal will look at religion and culture and how religion is an important part of culture; in fact, a culture formerly founded upon religion is doing itself a grave disservice if it flees from that past. Using a half-dozen sources that offer some important insight on an important issue, the paper will look at the divisiveness that can result when a country abandons its religious traditions. Specifically, the paper will explore how a retreat from the celebration of Judeo-Christian values (or at least the acknowledgement of Judeo-Christian values) has left Canada susceptible to fragmentation and to different..."

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