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77675619-Rituals

77675619-Rituals

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RITUALS:SECULAR andRELIGIOUS
DEFINITION:
If a symbol is a meaningful sign, a ritual is ameaningful action.
They can be simpleor elaborate.
Simple:
 
Or Elaborate:
 
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Rituals always communicatesomething and connectpeopleto one another Religious Rituals:
 Are agreed on, formalized patterns of 
ceremonial movements and verbal
expressions done in “holy space.”
In Religion, ritual is more importantthan doctrine (belief)
Ritual holds the essence of Religion
There would be no Religion withoutrituals
Rituals appeal to the wholeperson, not just a part. They aredramatic
 
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1. Religious rituals connectedto life cycles:
Baptism
Or Baptism this way:Marriage: Think of all the
“agreed on, formal elements”

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