Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Tendency of Utilizing Religion in the Epoch of Political Engineering

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Issue
Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences: 2012, Vol. 5, Issue 1
Authors
Melnikova, Elena V.
Contact information
Melnikova, Elena V. : Ural Federal University , 51 Lenina str., Ekaterinburg, 620083 Russia , e-mail:
Keywords
Study of religion; philosophy; pragmatism; simulacrum; God; wisdom; tribe; mind; man; atheism; cynicism; ideology; false consciousness
Abstract

The article expresses the idea that all religions embody a common trait: they possess definite schemes, samples and patterns of actions aimed at tribe preservation and reproduction, and keeping inherent affiliation to it. The author believes that in spite of all efforts to overthrow religion, it is perpetually returning exactly under mans need in the tribe preservation and reproduction. In view of this, it is easy to understand that any special attempt to establish religion made by the so-called political engineers, will lead to nothing but simulacra. Religion, in its turn, functions like a peculiar filter protecting tribes interests.

Pages
105-111
Paper at repository of SibFU
http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/handle/2311/2642

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