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Question #176878

What is the importance of religion in a multicultural society such as Malaysia?

Can freedom of religion as guaranteed under the Federal Constitution serve as a basis of unity?


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2021-03-31T11:12:35-0400

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The role of religion is to inextricably bound up our past history of multiculturalism,this state intervention hardens and homogenizes group identities and create the notion that they are fixed and ascribed, rather than chosen and developmental.

yes,Religious freedom prevents the cultural majority from using the power of the state to impose their beliefs on others. This protects everyone-religious and nonreligious alike—from the government becoming so powerful that it can tell people what to think and how to act.


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