عنوان مقاله [English]
This article studies the relation between cyber social networks and religion and religiousness using a rational and analytic method. It tries to present and criticize some analytic views in this regard. Considering the conceptual difference between religion, religious knowledge and religiousness, it is necessary to compare their relation and study the interaction of each one of these concepts with the new phenomenon of cyber social networks according to my preferred view. We can speak of the effect of religion on the architecture and management of social networks and we can show the effect of these networks on being religious. Analyzing the effect of cyber social networks on religiousness, it is important to study the concordance or discordance of religion and social networks, as two systems and organs related to human being, in their structure, texture and foundations. It is concluded that the system and structure of social networks based on Western foundations, is not concordant with religion in terms of their structure and form, such that, if they get used to it, it has a negative and opposite effect on the society’s religiousness. We also expect to have various readings and the popularity of non-official readings of religion with the present structure of the network. On the other hand, religion can affect the design of social networks and our presence and method of activity in these networks.