RELIGIOUS vs SECULAR RITUALS

religious vs secular rituals 

 

People often thought that religious rituals and secular rituals have similar meanings. Being religious is manifesting a faith or devotion to one’s ultimate creator by means of praying and actively participating in the activities of the Church and spiritual traditions. Unlike when we say, secular, it refers to the physical things that we do in our day-to-day lives. It is not related to any sacred actions.

One who does religious rituals commits himself in manifesting his divine devotion through the means of attending Church masses, praying regularly, follows the word of the Lord, reading chapters and verses in the bible or Quran, having processions, sanctity of sacred ceremonies and marriage as well as celebrating the holy days of the year such as Holy Week and Christmas for the Roman Catholics while Intercession of virtues and Eid UL Fitr for the Muslims.

On the other hand, when we speak of secular rituals, these are the routine actions that we do in our everyday life apart from the religious activities. The word ritual is attached to the term secular to emphasize our behavior, lifestyle and habitual exploits in a manner that is multitasking. One who conducts secular rituals deal himself, for instance, when preparing food for every breakfast, lunch and dinner, washing the dishes, doing laundry, some household chores and other similar things.

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