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Are there differences between philosophy & religion or is it all just a matter of semantics?
Philosophy seeks answers to the problems in life through having a rational approach and religion have it all so I think that religion is the philosophy of life.
Good question. Religion is a set order of beliefs, usually around a central deity, and it involves things like worship, prayer, dogma, doctrine, and the like. Philosophy, on the other hand, is many times a method devised for thinking about the things that religion sets down in stone. Now this is a very rudimentary definition of both, but I hope it helps.
religion ussakly follows a certain god system of belife and moral conduct philosphy is the study or how the world works
both are same because religion give us a clear view and clearity is philosophy.
Philosophy means love of wisdom or love of knowledge as derived from the Greek and Latin. Religion on the other hand translates to: respect for what is sacred or reverence for the gods.
A philosopher may or may not be religious, while a religious person may or may not be a philosopher. Philosophy is a pursuit that seeks to use sytematic tools of inquiry and persuasion. Philosophy underlies: science, religion, governmental systems, and societal norms.
Any religion may or may not influence the previously mentioned forces but it does have a central philosophy in general. However, an atheist can still be a philosopher, or a religious person may use philosophy to question their religion.
Both religion and philosophy are based on sort of underlying system, a theory and an application known as a model. in this sense they overlap as human endeavors but they are still distinct disciplines.
For an example of contrast, though some may consider science to be a form of "idealism" in philosophy or as a new form of religion, there are still historical/ideological differences between each discipline.
I think philosophy is based on rationality and religions are based on set rule observed over a period of time.
Philosophy is essentially a method of *knowing*; religion, a method of *being.*
It's not a matter of 'semantics'; have you ever studied logic in Sunday school, or sent money to support an existentialist?
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