Religious Learning with Social Media and its Implication for Understanding Religion
Supriadi1, Muhammad Roy Purwanto2
1Supriadi, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Jl. Kaliurang Km.Sleman Yogyakarta Indonesia.
2Muhammad Roy Purwanto, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Jl. Kaliurang Km. Sleman Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 27 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 352-354 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10560986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1056.0986S319
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Abstract: This research discusses how the millennial generation learns religion through social media and the implications for its understanding in Indonesia. Over the years, there has been a significant increase in the development of social media in Indonesia, with over 265.4 million users. The number of active users has reached 130 million with 49 percent penetration. This research, therefore, aims to determine the activities of millennial generations in using social media as an inclusivism of religious learning. The data used were acquired through interviews, observation, documentation, and religious literature relevant to this research. The results obtained indicate that the use of social media in religious learning is less effective because many scholars have written books, and recorded books on its traces, without a detailed explanation, thereby, making it very easy for the millennial generation. Finally, this research concludes that in Indonesia, those who use social media as a means of religious learning are most times misguided, thereby, resulting in the emergence of liberalism and radicalism.
Keywords: Learning Religion, Social Media, Understanding Religion.
Scope of the Article: Social Networks