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All Religions of The World are Different and have different Religious Communities

Just want to state that religion is both influenced by society and influences society. Every sociologist has
different views and thoughts about religions and their communities. Some sociologist suggest that religion
reflects the power structure and value of a society and some says that religion can and does shape the
values and power structure of society. In many cases, it is impossible to isolate "religion" as a separate,
independent component in contrast to "society." In almost all cases, there is a reciprocal relationship
between religion and society. Each influences and is shaped by the other. Each religion and community has
its own structure and values.

Different Types of Religion and Community


Natural community: In natural religious communities, there is little or no distinction between the religious
and "non religious" life of the community. Indeed, every aspect of the natural community including its
attitude toward family, its economic system and its power structure, is a manifestation of religious belief
and practice. In short, there is no distinction between culture and religion. The main characteristics of the
natural community are:

The natural community is based on kinship ties, race, nationality,


language or geography. One is usually born into the community and does not
make a conscious choice to "join" the community. Moreover, there is often little
or no emphasis on evangelizing to increase the size of the community

The natural community emphasizes activities that strengthen ties of


kinship. Consequently, one is likely to find an emphasis on rites of passage or
ancestor worship as a way of maintaining family bonds across the generations.

Voluntary religious Communities: A voluntary religious community is built on common beliefs, special
functions, or sacred powers that extend beyond natural ties of kinship and geography. One must make a
conscious decision to join a voluntary religious community. Often, one is admitted to such a community
only after instruction and a public announcement of one's decision. Voluntary religious communities often
arise out of a dissatisfaction with the traditional, natural religious community. Unlike the natural
community, rites of passage and ancestor worship play almost no role.

Founded religions are a type of voluntary religious community. As its name suggests, a
founded religion is one that is established by a charismatic (gifted) leader who is a
witness or bearer of new spiritual insight or revelation.
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religions of the world .Goreligion mission is for the people to feel free to share their
religious idea or for them to find the religion of their life.
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