Explain two relationships between belief and ritual.Explain two relationships between belief and ritual.

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Ritual reinforces belief. Traditionally, Muslims pray five times a day. Often they pray on a special prayer rug. They usually face the east while praying. They recite specific prayers and us specific hand and body movements. All these aspects of their daily prayer help to reinforce their belief in and relationship with God.

Ritual demonstrates belief. Going to church on Sunday and interacting with other Christians gives believers a sense of community. It also allows them to demonstrate their faith to others. Belonging to a religious community helps individuals maintain a steadfast faith. Singing, praying and taking communion together is an emotionally and spiritually rewarding experience.