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  1. Incorrect for several reasons. The first reason is that there are logical rules for definitions, and one of them states that the definition should not contain the same root words as the defined one. Therefore, the formula “religion is anything religious” is logically wrong. The second reason is historical. Philosophy originated in Ancient Greece in the middle of the first millennium BC (the expression “Indian philosophy” appeared in the penultimate century). The word religio appeared in Latin about three or two centuries before the Common era, but almost immediately began to mean something that appeared before philosophy. The third reason is the correlation of concepts. The definition given in the question means that religion is part of philosophy. At the same time, the religious complex includes many phenomena that are not related to philosophy. For example, prayers, rituals, sacred objects, etc. Based on the above, the definition given in the question is incorrect.

  2. Let's get this straight. To begin with, we will divide RELIGION (organized, structured worship of higher forces, love (restoration of connection) to them) and THEOLOGY – the science that logically tries to comprehend the essence of God.

    The first is not philosophy. The second is definitely philosophy (included in the “philosophical sciences”)

    There are religions without theology (or rather with theology in its infancy).

    Developed religions,especially Christianity, have a highly developed theology.

    As a rule, religion is born first, through revelation, and then it gives birth to its own theology (philosophy).

    But there are also reverse cases of the birth of religion from theology-Platonism, Pythagoreanism, Buddhism.

  3. Religion and philosophy share the same object of knowledge: the other, immaterial world.

    But the methods are different.

    Religion is practice, philosophy is theory. Religion gives the thirsty a glass of water, and philosophy-the formula H2O. Religion is communication with the Supreme. The Bible says, “Adam knew a woman, and she conceived” (Gen 4:1). Religion knows in this sense, in the sense of close contact with the object of knowledge and the emergence of some new entity. Philosophy – scientific method, comprehension.

    Religious philosophy is the understanding of religious experience.

    But there are religions that are closer to theory than practice. For example, Protestantism. It can be called a religious philosophy.Buddhism is also sometimes called philosophy. But this is not true for the CMC. After all, Buddhism is a practice.

  4. It would be more accurate to say that religion is a certain philosophy. That is, religion is based on a philosophical concept, a certain idea of the world, a certain teaching. Now religion is often called a religious society or religious organization, that is, simply a social institution. But still, this is not entirely correct. Religion is precisely the teaching and those who follow it, and not temples (buildings), religious positions, money and the like.

  5. Any philosophy is a personal model of the world formulated by a person. It can be based on religion, on science, on the opinion of friends, on personal experience. Religion is based on the moral law of God. It can make recommendations that are similar to philosophical ones, but its basis is still much firmer.

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