Rejection of rituals

Other Names:
Revolt against formalism
Revolt against ritualism

There is a widespread explicit rejection of rituals. This takes the form of denunciation not only of irrelevant rituals but of ritualism as such, exaltation of the inner experience and denigration of its standardized expressions, preference for intuitive and instant forms of knowledge, rejection of mediating institutions, and rejection of any tendency to allow habit to provide the basis of a new symbolic system. In its extreme forms anti-ritualism is an attempt to abolish communication by means of complex symbolic systems.

Broader Problems:
Ideological conflict
Related Problems:
Social formalism
Religious Practice Rituals
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
28.10.2020 – 14:28 CET