Short Essay For Discussion Board
Consider the role that religion and/or spirituality play in your current society. Now, what do you imagine that role would be in your “ideal” society, and what would be the relationship between the natural and supernatural? Are there religious beliefs or practices you might incorporate into society to a greater or lesser extent? Could an ideal society include a variety of religious/spiritual belief systems?
In terms of ritual, considering the well-documented anthropological evidence of the importance of ritual in human societies, what are some of the current rituals in your society that you consider important, and why? Are there any other kinds of rituals that you might create or include in your ideal society? Why? What functions would those serve?