Is Culture Behavior?

Mon, 31 Jan 1994 09:46:21 CST

--Bob Graber
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H. Young-Leslie seems to think culture includes how people think about
tools, but not how they think about deities. Monotheism is an
interpretation of the supernatural realm as including one god only.
Christianity with its triune god is ambiguously monotheistic. Of course
believing in many gods is as much a feature of culture as is believing
in one. How could beliefs about tools and behaviors be part of culture,
while beliefs about dieties were not? I thought I had heard nearly all
the odd slants there were on "culture," but this is a new one.