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Sacred describes something that is dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity, is considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion, or inspires awe or reverence among believers. The property is often ascribed to objects (a 'sacred artifact' that is venerated and blessed), or places ('sacred ground'). French sociologist mile Durkheim considered the dichotomy between the sacred and the profane to be the central characteristic of religion: 'religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden. ':47 In Durkheim's theory, the sacred represents the interests of the group, especially unity, which are embodied in sacred group symbols, or totems. The profane, on the other hand, involve mundane individual concerns. Etymology The word sacred descends from the Latin sacer, referring to that which is 'consecrated, dedicated' or 'purified' to the gods or anything in their power, as well as to sacerdotes. Distinction from 'Holy' Although there are similarities between the terms sacred and holy, which are also sometimes used interchangeably, there are subtle differences. Holiness is generally the term used in relation to persons and relationship, whereas sacredness is used in relation to objects, places, or happenings. Thus, a saint may be considered as holy, but would not be viewed as sacred. Conversely, some things can be both holy and sacred, such as the Holy Bible. While both words denote something or someone set apart to the worship of God and therefore worthy of respect and in some cases veneration, holy (the stronger word) implies an inherent or essential character. Holiness originates in God and is communicated to things, places, times, and persons engaged in His Service.
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