Human Geography (AP)
Chapter 7.1 (pgs. 177-183)
due online by 1/31/12
1. What are the two ways that major religions of the world have diffused across cultural barriers and language boundaries? The two ways major religions of the world have diffused is through migration and conversion. 2. List the ways religion marks the cultural landscape.
Religion marks the cultural landscape by churches and mosques, cemeteries, shrines, statues, symbols, the way people dress and the personal habits of people. 3. Define “religion”.
Religion is a system of beliefs and practices that attempts to order life in terms of culturally perceived ultimate priorities. 4. How is religion demonstrated (manifested) on a daily basis? Religion is demonstrated on a daily basis by how the religion influences behaviors during the waking hours through ritual and practice and even during periods of sleep. 5. What are the most common ways people express their religious beliefs? Religion is demonstrated on a daily basis through rituals and prayers. 6. What is “secularism”?
Secularism- The idea that ethical and moral standards should be formulated and adhered to for life on earth, not to accommodate the prescriptions of a deity and promises of a comfortable after life. 7. List the things that are influenced by religion, even in places where religion has become less significant. Things that are influenced by religion even in places where religion had become less significant are art, history, customs and beliefs. 8. Name the advantages and disadvantages religion brings to societies. The advantages of religion is, it has been a major force in combating social ills, sustaining the poor, promoting the arts, educating the deprived, and advancing medical knowledge. The disadvantages of religion are it has blocked scientific study, encouraged the oppression of dissidents, supported...