From lesson 4.2 I learned 3 ways religion can show up in your life even if you dont care about religion, Voluntary, spiritual, and “lurking in the floorboards”. Voluntarism is who gets to choose to be religious and who is just assumed to be religious, discussing that “white folk” choose…

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This lesson informs me about how religious freedom is not so “free”, more specifically on how christian nationalism is the only religious freedom the United States government protects because of the overwhelmingly protestant society norms that has shaped everything from public schooling calendar to public policies. My assumptions before the…

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My perceptive of the academic study of religion has changed significantly throughout the course. I first shifted to the realization that the academic study of religion is to examine various cultures of the world, seeking to explain the divergent views and perspectives about the world. Religion being a key element…

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In todays lesson over sex and religion, I have learned so much about how religion is used to regulate sex but as well as sex to regulate religion. Before todays lesson I didn't know that the US government used to be involved in sex and on some case are still. The laws defining good or bad sexual behavior, bundling a number of social relations into sex. We as a society treat sex as religiously and politically significant, more specifically conservative evangelicals used sex as way of maintaining their political power. Relating to women's own individual and collective actions of resistance. The article by Sara J Moslener discussing sexual tyranny and the historical significant of sexual shame among women. This lesson was very much enlightening to me because I never had a perspective on this topic.

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Like many of the previous discussed topics studying gender is way to examine culture and religion. In order to explore how they're connected we first understand what is gender and its not. The sex of an individual is biological and physical traits of the body, examples include reproductive organs, hormones…

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Prior to lesson 3.2, I presumed the meaning of race to be grouping of humans based on shared physical qualities, unaware of the matter that race is a social construct and not a biological one. We as society have taught ourselves that skin tones, behaviors, and geographies can be defined…

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