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SUGGESTION: split "PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION" in two: "PHILOSOPHY" and "RELIGION".
What has philosophy to do with religion, in the topic "Philosophy and Religion"? I'm shocked.
I mean it's not because philosophy sometimes deals with the concept of God (does it exist, and so on) that it should be put in the same topic (or bag, as the french say).
Or else, why not a subject "Marilyn Manson and Religion"?
Or "Sociology and Religion"? ... or "Any Topic and Religion"?
This suggestion is not just to get annoying. I think it would be very more interesting. In the "Religion" forum people could talk about their beliefs, in the "Philosophy" forum people could talk about this systematic reflexion about various topics.
To be more direct, no offense: I'm afraid the philosophic discussions are getting polluted by posters who talk about their beliefs or values, or try to convert, while philosophers try to explain.
I could rephrase:
- Philosophy is an intellectual exercise, trying to put things clear by assembling concepts, deductions, and ideas on a rhetoric outline, and where you should always question everything.
- Religion is a belief, where you try to avoid questionning (maybe I'm going too far but like this you see what I mean).
I find these two things highly contradictory.
Am I wrong?
I'm not a philosopher but a sociologist, and I really would be upset if there was a topic "sociology and religion". What do philosopher have to say here to back me up? (or burn me down)
Thanks for reading and considering.
NOTE: we could even consider a topic "Philosophy of religions", while there is a topic "Philosophy" alone somewhere.