• A Sociological discussion of religion maycreate controversy because people oftenuse their own religious beliefs andpractices as their only point of reference.• In sociological terms, religions areintegrated and socially shared beliefs andrituals that people accept on faith and as asource of meaning , guidance, andtranscendence. Religions beliefs andrituals link peoples lives with asupernatural realm or a divinity includinggod or gods.
Religions are powerful because people use them as sense making perspectives and guides for action. In this sense, they share certain characteristics with ideologies. For example, both are components of culture organized around beliefs accepted on faith or taken for granted. Religions , on the other hand, always bring a divinity or the supernatural into the sense making process and connect meaning and understanding to a scared realm that transcends the here and now material world.
Discussions about sports and religions often are confusing. Some people view sport as a form of religion, or at least “religion like,” whereas others assume that the “true nature” of religion is essentially different from the “true nature” of sport. Still others view sports and religions as two distinct sets of cultural practices, which may be similar or different depending on how people create, define, and use them
SPORT Sport have stadiums and arenas where fans attend games or contests. Sport s emphasize perfection in disciplined physical performance. Sport have commissioners athletic director, and coaches. Sports involve contests that celebrate competition hard work and achievement
Religion Religions have churches and temples where believers attend services. Religions emphasize perfection in a disciplined moral purity. Religions involve ceremonies and rituals that celebrate commitment, community, and redemption.
Some people argue that religion and sport each have a unique, separate truth, or “essence”. The essence of religion, they believe, is grounded in divine inspiration, whereas the essence of sport is grounded in human nature. They argue that religion and sport reveal basic truths that transcend time and space, and people “live out” these truths every day, but the truths offered by religions are clearly different from the truths offered by sport People who think this way are called essentialists because they assume that the universe is governed by unchanging laws and that meaning and truth are inherent in nature. When they study religion and sport, they argue that the fundamental character of religion is essentially different from although this statue is created by a Christian business, it suggest that christianian, like sport, is a collection of socially constructed cultural practices, which change in connection with larger social forces and contexts.
Most sociologists study religions and sports as cultural practices that are created by people over times as they live with each other and give meaning to their experiences and the world around them. This is social constructionist approach, and it is based on evidence showing that religions and sports have diverse forms and meanings that are understandable only in connection which the social and cultural conditions under, which people create and maintain them.
Social constructionists generally use cultural and interactionist theories to guide their work. They focus on social relations and issues of power and study the meanings given to the body by people who have different religious beliefs.
Historical evidence helps explain links between modern sports and contemporary christian beliefs. In the late nineteenth century, germany sociologist economist Max Weber did a classic study titled the protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. In (1904- 1958) His research focused on the connection between the ideas embodied in the protest reformation and the values underlying the growth of capitalist economic system.
For example,Weber explained that Protestantism promote a “code of ethics” and general value system that created in people deep moral suspicions about erotic pleasure, physical desire, and all forms of idleness. “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” was a popular protestant slogan.
can see the behaviour of people Can show ours religion is good religion Can develop ours religion We can respect each other We can show that ours religion is the stronger religion
LITTLE BUT FREQUEN IT’S A GOOD PRACTICE THE END