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Why rituals are an important component of religion

Question 1: What is a ritual? Why are rituals such an important component of religion?

Question 2: What rituals are performed at your school? How would you classify these rituals?

Question 3: Why are therapy and anti-therapy rituals so effective?

Discussion 5: book chapter 5

Question 2: Why do rites of passage commonly involve painful elements? How does this affect the experience of the individual undergoing the ritual?

Question 3: How do we define what is a drug and what is not? Why do we allow some drugs (e.g., alcohol, tobacco) but prohibit others (e.g., marijuana)?

Question 4: What are the adaptive and maladaptive uses of drugs? What are the differences between secular and religious drug use?