a long period of history, women have a good impression of religion, but the relationship between women and religion has been developing in the dynamic. Religion is constantly intervening in the fate of women, so that women’s status and role in the history of religion is succumbing, dark, and oppressed. Until the rise of modern feminism, women are truly aware of their role in religious history and the fate of the experience. Religion makes mankind dedicated to the sacred gods, making people happy and calm in the cordial combination of “God”. Women have always been considered to be weak, humble, obedient to nature, to a certain extent close to religion essence, reflecting the religious compassion and concern. The religious characteristics of the primitive religion are incomplete. Women’s roles and images are also vague. In general, the matriarchal clan in the cultural that the image of women is generally respected by the important social role of women, especially their fertility, as well as in the image of religion. As the primitive people’s economic and cultural are in the original rough state, the lack of careful thinking and the necessary means of civilization, their hearts in the world picture is based on the original emotions, imagination established, their religion embodies some of the basic characteristics: God worship, festive etiquette worship and so on.
In religious sociology, women are more likely to believe in religion than men and are a well-known fact. For most of the current religious rallies, the proportion of men and women in most places will not exceed 3: 7, that is, more than 70% of the people who participate in religious rallies are women. And this phenomenon is global. This often leads to all the questions: where are the men going? Why do women prefer to believe in religion? There are various interpretations of the academic community about gender differences in religious beliefs. The more popular argument is that women are more dependent than men, so prefer to believe in religion. And [footnoteRef:0]Alan Miller and Rodney Stark and other religious marketers in recent years put forward the so-called adventure model that does not believe in religion means that life is not the risk of salvation.
Also, men have more adventurous, so the proportion of religious beliefs than women low. Obviously, whether it is dependent or adventure, it based on the physiological differences between men and women in the biological significance. However, if the difference in the strength of the faith between men and women really comes from the inherent genetic basis, then this difference will be fixed, and sociology in this area will also be powerless. As long as we carefully observe every great religion in the world that its most noble symbol often with maternal as a representative, we can know the true spirit of a religious culture. In the Eastern religion, God always appeared as a female incarnation. In fact, women in the human, also paid a very lofty maternal love while suffering from life suffering and disaster. More than men, more this is our people who are interested in human culture and peace, should have a deeper understanding and understanding. This is the Oriental Buddhism, often with the embodiment of women and standing in the vast sea of misery The vital meaning of saving the people. [0: ]
Secondly, the greatest of the world is maternal love, every religion, in the end, are worship of women, the Catholic Church of the Virgin. Because of maternal love the most compassionate, most kind, the greatest, so in some that women ‘mother is strong’. Not only so, all kinds of animals are same when the mother’s most strong. Like a hen, usually very weak, but when it wants to protect the chicks, when it encounters eagles and other invaders, it will try to protect the chicks. Desperate resistance, which is the spirit of maternal love, sacrifice the spirit of self. From the general characteristics of ancient religion can be seen that women have sacred fecundity. Female have important economic value and cultural transmission to a certain extent with the divine, so that the ancient times there has been the more religious god at the same time. In the general social life, women can participate in a wide range of social activities, and access to a wide range of respect. The fecundity fully reflects the female characteristics. Even have the most full of divinity, so that the reproduction, birth, and related menstruation also has a special sacred power it is resulting in a lot of this related life taboo. These taboos make the female image begin to have two sides, one side is sacred, other side is sacred and may also be devastating. In short, the status of women in religion is not lower than that of men, even greater and more complete, and the center of her importance is her fecundity that is the eternal life of mankind.
In summary, women are shaped according to the wishes of men. In modern times, due to the industrialization, urbanization, popularization of the mass media, women have become more and more aware of their own destiny, the process of change is breaking some of the traditional constraints on women. Oriental women face the traditional and modern Western culture intertwined in the response, many aspects of them to make a difficult choice. Historically, the image of women is not manifested as a manifestation of obvious physical or psychological shortcomings but often manifested as a number of dangerous factors than men. But in general, the equal care of religion is gender-neutral that religion is essentially material, especially that Chinese Taoism expresses this feature clearly and is conducive to the acquisition of women’s equal status the spirit of the promotion.
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