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One of Wittgenstein's concerns throughout his life was religion. He was involved in the language of religious "belief" more than anything, but by Frazer's Golden Bough he was encouraged in addition to the religious belief, to speak out about the religious practice as well. Wittgenstein in responding to Frazer's opinions, which are based on two essential axes, put forwards his remarks generally in two parts. In this paper, the writer would present a perspective of Frazer's main ideas on the so called three stages in philosophy, i.e. magic, religion, and science, which would be considered according to instrumentalism and believing in priority of theory to praxis in traditional practices. Hence, the writer would examine Wittgenstein's remarks in contrast with Frazer's, and would offer an utterable interpretation of the traditional practices and emphasize on their innate attribute, and accordingly, on the priority of praxis to theory. At the end of the paper, the writer would assess Wittgenstein's words.