Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What’s the difference between religion and mythology?

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A bit simplistically stated, but generally fitting:

“The only real difference between religion and mythology” / “God: followers are alive”; “Zeus: followers are dead”

Strictly speaking, though, there are plenty of living folks who adhere to ancient mythologies or believe in otherwise culturally extinct deities (such as pagans, unless I am very much mistaken). In the end, it should rather read, “Religion: What I believe in; Mythology: What you believe in”.

(via Friendly Atheist)