via Daily Prompt: Sacred
The second year of A-Level Sociology includes the topic of religion, from which I have used a quote in my first published post.
Durkheim says that religion exists to assist in bringing society together, by making the norms and values become important and reinforced.
The sacred and profane references to taboo objects (that are sacred) that inspire and awe. However, though they are so powerful and mesmerising in comparison to the ordinary objects with no significance (profane), only society can command this; it is society that decides what is sacred and what is profane. The function of this then helps to unify believers, and bring society together.