(Original post by IAMchocolatee)
I sat the Beliefs in Society paper yesterday and almost ran out of time - in fact I did. Not feeling very confident about my answers but I do know they were as follows or some what similar.
Q1: Identity and briefly explain three reasons why statistics on religious beliefs may not be accurate:
A1: Out of date, Validity, Representation ~ I answered it in a PEE (Point, Evidence, Example format)
Q2: Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the view that women are no longer oppressed by religion:
A2: I used to the source, Feminism on: Marginalization, Organisation, Religious scriptures, gender scripts, continuous oppressive shared norms and values the functionalist claim to be good and some other things I can not remember. Then counter argued with post modernism, interpret., globalization, NAM/NRM, pick'n'mix, spiritual shopping - no longer have to be oppressed by Abraham religions, new laws and some other stuff I can not remember.
Q3: 'Religion is still the most significant ideological influence in the world today' To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view?
A3: This question seemed vary vague but I understood it to be more of a 'secularization' question if anything.
In the arguements for YES it is: - Functionalism - shared values norms etc (literally everything relevant to religion) found in all societies, christocentric laws, ie do not steal (10 commandments etc), US constitution. Marxism - religion being a force that stablises oppression, capitalism, etc - Feminism - oppression universal, inequality etc.
NO: Secularisation, Science, Religion on global context, NRM/NAM, Privatisation, Interprevist, Postmodernity etc.
Anyone similar to me or point out where I may have gone wrong?