Religion vs. Philosophy Religion has existed as long as humans could think, wonder, and ask themselves the simple question "why?". We have always believed in a higher being that would control events that occur in our lives. Of course, the idea that something or someone beyond us has a higher degree of power over our existence differs greatly in the existent cultures and has changed significantly over the centuries. In the western world, between myths
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others of being the subject of ignorance, fanaticism and wishful thinking. This also happens in philosophy, all philosophers wanted people to listen to them but the difference is that they also wanted to learn from them, as Socrates did. So, is philosophy the opposite of religion or is religion the answer to philosophy? If philosophy leads to science, is religion, this complex system of idea that many base their loves upon, the answer to science?