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|Título:||Mythic meanings and ideology for beliefs in God: Is religious fear a disease?|
|Editora:||Athens Institute for Education and Research Arts & Sciences Research Division|
|Resumo:||Every day we make use of a huge variety of signs. For the most times, we do it deliberately, creating a wide range of messages and meanings. However, sometimes we use signs unconsciously. So, do we still creating a wide range of messages and meanings using signs unconsciously? A sign can be used without any intention of the emitter to communicate anything? Meanings are made everywhere. In the religious field of meaning-making, can we imagine religious practices and rites without symbols, meanings, Gods or feelings represented in images? My primary focus is on how semiotics can be used in the social study of religious symbolism; my following focus is on the patterns and structures of signs used in religious practices, conditioning the meanings which can be communicated and understood. I will also focus on the relations between signs in a social and cultural context; the connections between signs, myths and ideology. So, as I ask in the title: Is religious fear a disease? Is it rational? If not, why God remains a “grammatical ghost”, according to George Steiner’s expression? If it is, what’s the role of semiotics to religious belief and practice? My purpose is to reflect if religious fear is a mental and mythic disease and if religion is deeply tied to mythic meanings forming ideologies for beliefs in God.|
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