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Explanation: “The primary criticism to the structural-functional approach to religion is that it overlooks religions dysfunctions.  For instance, religion can be used to justify terrorism and violence”, (Juergensmeyer, 2000).“Religion has often been the justification of and motivation for war.  In one sense, this still fits the structural-functional approach as it provides social cohesion among members of one party in a conflict (e.g. the social cohesion among members of a terrorist group is high), but in a broader sense, religion is obviously resulting in conflict, not the resolution of such,” (Wikibooks)ReferencesJuergensmeyer, Mark (2000).  Terror in the Mind of God.University of California Press. ISBN 0520240111Wikibooks: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Introduction_to_Sociology/Religion#Structural-Functional

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