from below abu noor says: Obviously on …
from below abu noor says:
Obviously one needs context, but there is a notion in the American/European context that associates religious observance with conservativeness. I see no reason why that should always be the case, or even an assumption.
i think this is an important point. people create definitions which are natural in their own context, but implicitly generalize them. for example, for most of american history up until 1960 the proportion who were affiliated with a christian church was increasing. most of this was due to increased urban concentration and transportation, but some of it was due to revivals of religion such as the second great awakening or the religious revivals concomitant with the progressive movement of the early 20th century. similarly, the % who are religious and believe in god has increased in south korea, and ‘liberal’ views tend to be concentrated among christians in that nation.