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!

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

  1. 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. Good question.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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