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I have to do a project about religion and functionalism as an introduction to A2. One of the points I have to talk about says "Include criticisms of this belief and any arguments about the viewpoint". So I'm not sure if it means criticise the religion I've been told to look at, or criticise the functionalist view on religion? I don't have the A2 textbook because we get it next year, so if anyone could just share the criticisms to do with functionalists and religion then that would be great! Thank you!!
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They are too romanticized in the view that religion is very possible, whereas Marx argues it creates a false consciousness by maintaining exploitation, acting as a spiritual gin which perpetuates poverty with phrases such as 'it is easier for a horse to go through the eye of a needle, than a rich man to go into heaven'.

Secondly, functionalists especially Durkheim who argue religion promotes social solidarity, ignore its patriarchal elements. There are much less female priests in Christianity than males, upholding male control. Secondly, eve caused conflict within Earth, insinuating that women are troublesome.

Those should be good enough
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Not possible! First line I meant positive* forgive me
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