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Religious Innovation - Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'Sikh Sikhi Sikhism' started by Admin Singh, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Admin Singh

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    Any change in religious practice, organization, or belief is religious innovation. Religious innovation is seen as a departure from traditionalism. Some people believe religious innovation is inevitable because there is a permanent tension between belief in the unchanging nature of tradition, and the actual societal change of religious organizations themselves. Do you favor or disfavor societal changes to how your religion was ‘originally’ interpreted and practiced, and if religious innovation does happen everywhere what is wrong with it in your opinion?

    What religions haven’t undergone religious innovation, and is syncreticism a positive or negative thing?
     
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    I don't know what "syncretism" means as used in this paragraph. Maybe you could explain it. Thanks
     
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    Syncretism is the belief in the mixing of various schools of thought. It is especially associated with the attempt to merge, analogize or assert the underlying unity of several originally discrete traditions, especially in religion and mythology.
     
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