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A legal study on the Religious Behavior of a Sportsman

  • Public Land Law Review
  • Abbr : KPLLR
  • 2015, 72(), pp.553-572
  • Publisher : Korean Public Land Law Association
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law

KibokGoh 1

1동국대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper analyze the theories to freedom of religion on korean constitutional law and attempts to reconsider ‘religion and sports.’ Sports has become a part of culture as same as religion. It has become an integral factor in people's lives. People find pleasure in sports as their vocation, as a means for health or as sports games. Whereas the relations between religion and sports are generally formed by their mutual exchanges, sports have been regarded as a kind of religion because of peculiarities they share. Thus it is asserted that there are a number of correspondencies of sport with religion. Sports is regarded very important in modern Society. The development of sports and its increase of influence and economic value came to require the intervention of state. Of course, this does not mean that the traditionally maintained autonomy of sports is being denied, Sports player as a nation have the human rights, which is freedom of religion and freedom of association etc. In principle the autonomous rules of sports organizations within their area still have an effect regardless of state legal order. The most problems with the assertion are concerned with the definition of religion, and with comparative parallelomania. In addition, there are some contradictions in that the way to see ‘sport as religion’ is polytheistic, but biblical accounts on games are monotheistic, even exclusive and fundamentalist. It is true that sports have religious elements. Sports player can do religious ceremony in the games. because they have the freedom of religion. But they must observe the sportsmanship. Anyway sport and religion pursue an peaceful life together.

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