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Risks of interaction between secular and religious cultures in the digital age

Orlov Mikhail Olegovych, Saratov State University

Introduction. It is determined that the description of the vectors of transformation of the boundaries of the secular and religious in the modern digital environment requires the need to track the anthropological origins of the issue. It is indicated that in the process of transition from secular to post-secular culture, not just the values and needs of people were transformed, but a new format of anthropological reality appeared. Theoretical analysis. It is found that in the conditions of the digital world, two new generations were born and grew up, whose lives were closely connected with information technologies. It is revealed that both generations find the source of value orientations in the Internet space, so their identification directly depends on virtual socialization. It is proved that in the conditions of a digital society, it is difficult for traditional religions to build relationships with young people, since religious systems themselves require considerable time to adapt to changes and legitimize new forms of work. The digital space provides a unique opportunity for continuous and free communication for members of religious communities, but at the same time it is dangerous because it becomes an open platform for conflicts. Conclusion. It is noted that the risks of communication of the secular and post-secular themselves are of an international, universal nature. The essence of cyberreligion and the degree of responsibility of traditional religions to society are determined.

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