Perhaps in your own mind and indeed in this forum (and in philosophy for that matter), religion is not regarded as part of the categories. That is your prerogative and I respect it entirely.Les Sleeth said:That is incorrect. The major categories of philosophy are logic, ethics, epistomology and metaphysics. Possibly you've misunderstood the difference between metaphysics and religion.
However may I please draw your attention to the following:
Your vocabulary is very religious. For you to speak so many times of God, creators, atheists, etc... surely you would have to agree that philosophy revolves around religion. Perhaps that's what it is, philosophy is not religion but you can't ever state that philosophy does not revolve around religion as you unwittingly utter words concerning religion.Something I think is funny is two ways science believers (athiestic) may talk about creation depending on what is cited as the creator. To someone saying God is the creator they may say, "What kind of God would create all this misery, all this disease, war, rape, children tortured and killed. This God must be a monster indeed."
But if a God believer happens to say that the universe seems meaningless without God, then the science believer (athiestic) might say, "What? Are you kidding? Have you noticed what nature has achieved in this universe? It is a wonder, an absolutely incredible place with . . ." (and then follows the list of great stuff we find here).
So let's see, if God produced it, then the universe is a cruel evil place, but if nature did it, then creation is a wonder. Hmmmmmmm.
You completely lost me here. So God is not religion? Are these coined terms? I truly do not understand it, God has for a hundred/thousand years been associated with religion, since when has it been dissociated from it?What's funny is that you automatically associate the belief in God with religion, so it is clear you don't know much about why some people who are non-religious suspect and feel there is "something more." If you judge others by what you are capable of or value, you are going to have a pretty narrow view.
Are you implying philosophy is another language? Just who exacly writes these definitions? I'm sorry but this is beyond confusing. Perhaps if you were to direct me to a particular shop where a dictionary of English Philosophy is sold, I would indeed contemplate on purchasing it.There you go using a dictionary again in a philosophy discussion. Where a dictionary is appropriate is for language questions, not for philosophical meanings.