1. Is a belief in aliens a religious phenomenon? Why or why not? How is it similar to or different from more traditional religious beliefs? If your answer depends on what the specific beliefs are about aliens, please explain.
The questions below should be answered in a three paragraph essay.
1. How would you personally define the term religion? Why? Would you include phenomena like magic, witchcraft, and aliens in your definition? Why or why not? (Be specific and detailed in your explanations and address the ways to define religion that were discussed in Chapter 1.)
2. There are many ways in which religious systems reflect the societies in which they are found. Why is this the case? Discuss this in reference to at least two specific examples (e.g., gods, witchcraft, sorcery, rituals, worldview) and include illustrative cultural examples of each.
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