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What is the difference between religion and mythology?

think about it...

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:13 AM on Dec. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (20)
  • Today's religion is tomorrow's mythology.
    Personally, I don't see a difference. The Bible reads the same as the myths I learned in school.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:11 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • FAITH. Mythology is stories people don't believe are true but used to be true. Religion is a FAITH based ideal. If you don't understand, you have not yet experienced faith. How sad.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:18 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • That should read... "Mythology is stories people don't believe are true, but used to be believed to be true." Sorry...brainfart.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Mythology= religion that people no longer believe in/practice. Religion= something people currently believe in/follow/practice/etc which obviously may come to be seen as mythology some day.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 3:22 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • "Mythology is stories people don't believe are true, but used to be believed to be true."
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    Some people do still believe in the people and places in mythology (especially the afterlife). IMO, it takes more faith to believe that stuff than it does believe that Jesus died on the cross, was buried in a rich man's tomb, and rose the third day.
    Lexylex

    Answer by Lexylex at 5:20 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Mythology is a religion that is no longer practiced.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 6:54 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Right on beeky!
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 7:56 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • beeky said it best.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:56 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Very little. Mythology is the stories that people base their religions on! Faith is what makes religion a connection with God. Every religion has Mythology, even common day Christianity, Islam and other commonly practiced faiths... Without a Mythology, there can be no religion. It's the roots that hold religion in place, and faith is what makes it grow!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:56 AM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • Nothing
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:30 AM on Dec. 8, 2009