Why aren’t religions like Christianity considered as ”Mythology”

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>Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. — Seneca Some of us consider it mythology.

PoorDadSon

I’m probably oversimplifying this explanation, but I’m going to take a crack at it anyway. A religion refers to an active set of beliefs and practices, whereas a mythology is a collection of stories important to a group. So a lot of the stories from the bible are considered Christian mythology, where as the modern day practices of things like praying and going to church are a religion. The reason ancient Roman and Greek cults are *only* referred to as mythology these days is because there are no people still following the religious practices associated with them anymore. So the mythology has survived but the religion is dead. (or, let’s be honest, was killed)

FailedStoic

It is mythology…

Dazzling-Role-1686

Probably because they were conquered by the Abrahamic religions. And they’re still trying to do more conquering.

jayesper

I mean It really depends who you ask. I call it mythology. The only people who don’t are the ones who believe in the mythology are the ones who practice it as “actuality”. But they are delusional. Same goes with any religion. Hindi, Judaism Islam Norse Greek Roman Christian it’s all mythologies. The only people who don’t believe it’s mythology are the people who practice those particular religions. You’re probably just more used to talking to people who believe in Christianity over those other religions. I like watching documentaries about cults and one thing I find interesting is how often you hear people who were in cults recognize other organizations as cults without recognizing that they were in cults at the time. It’s all the same psychology. It’s the god parasite.

JustFun4Uss