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Belinda wrote:I have been thinking that religious experiences are a subset of art. Religious experiences are basically expressive experiences as are art experiences....
...I would therefore prefer to class philosophy with science, and religious experience with art.
Wooden shoe wrote:I just cannot see religion as a subset of art, but it would seem to me it might fit in with the...sciences.
Wooden shoe wrote:Therapon you are correct, but I was thinking of religion in reality, not in the abstract.
The original question was whether both religion and philosophy were seeking Truth. I think only philosophy is seeking truth unconstrained, where as religion is bound by dogma and absolutes!
Therapon wrote:Wooden shoe wrote:I just cannot see religion as a subset of art, but it would seem to me it might fit in with the...sciences.
Regardless, at University level both Religion and Philosophy are placed in the Arts, not the sciences.
Wooden shoe wrote:There are no rules for philosophy, and any philosopher can come out with any idea, crazy or realistic, their idea of truth.