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Mixing Philosophy and Christianity

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by opuntia, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. opuntia

    opuntia Religion is Law

    Mar 24, 2006
    The following excerpt is from the complete exposition located at http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hosea/index.html/_sgg/f10000.htm. The article exceeds RF's 10,000 character limit (16,000+). Click on the link to read the entire thread--the thread is mine.

    Philosophy as a tool for reasoning has been a good, in that science and the other offshoots like medicine, mathematics and psychology have advanced the learning and technology of humankind.

    The Greeks began the study of their world by observation. The record states that it began in the 6th century BC with Thales in Miletus on the Asia Minor. Bryan Magee, The Story of Philosophy (DK Publishers, Inc., 20010, p. 13. Magee states, "they were trying to understand the world by the use of their reason, without appealing to religion, or revelation, or authority, or tradition." Id., p. 12. "Rational thinking," he called it. Id. Philosophers by trade use their powers of reasoning to attempt to deduce or induce a matter in order to unlock its secrets.

    Religion, by its very nature, relies upon more than the powers of reasoning, and that is why Paul the Apostle said thus:
  2. angellous_evangellous

    Although religion comes from myth-making, if it produces anything for humans to review, collect, and analyze, it will not be seperated from philosophy.
  3. Mike182

    Mike182 Flaming Queer

    Jul 6, 2005
    everything is intertwined with philosophy ......... ask me why and you prove my point.
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  4. Maxist

    Maxist Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Hmm, well I have to admit that in order to radify any of this, there would have to be a book of Jesus. He would have had to give His opinions on the entire thing. Otherwise we cannot be sure.
  5. mr.guy

    mr.guy crapsack

    Aug 25, 2005
    Not really. There doesn't even actually need to have been a Jesus to evaluate the merit (and participation) of christian based philosophy.