Why are there separate sections for “Religion and Spirituality” and “Mythology and Folklore”?

Why are there separate sections for “Religion and Spirituality” and “Mythology and Folklore”?

Question by Unnecessary X’s: Why are there separate sections for “Religion and Spirituality” and “Mythology and Folklore”?
It all really depends on perspective.

To a Christain, the Ancient, nature-based Gods and Goddesses would be a Myth. To a Pagan, the story of Jesus would be simply a Myth. It goes on and on…

Why are there two sections?

Best answer:

Answer by good boy!
It is redundant, I know.

What do you think? Answer below!

  1. M'aiq The liarOct 13, 2011

    Nononono! it’s like this:

    Mythology is the study of mythical stories.

    Religion and Spirituality concerns people (and applying the morals of some of those myths to everyday life)

  2. IngridOct 13, 2011

    Probably to p*** off Atheists.

  3. unrestedmindOct 13, 2011

    This is an excellent question. You should be asking Yahoo staff though.

  4. Harrison BergeronOct 13, 2011

    Good question.

    The only difference between a cult and a religion is the number of people who fall for it.

  5. StevieOct 13, 2011

    Joseph Campbell said “Mythology is other people’s religion.” I think a lot of it has to do with the number of people still practicing these belief systems. Virtually no one believes in the objective reality of the greek pantheon so we call it mythology. The ones we call religion seem to be alive and kicking.

  6. Vincent GOct 13, 2011

    Same reason there are separate washrooms for ladies and gentlemen, even though both gender end up doing the same thing in there.

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