Why is Religion Part of Philosophy?

i gave it some thought, probably not enough haha,
but my question is simple,

what is it about religion that makes it such an important part of philosophy? is it what the bible teaches that we question?

To question if a “god” exists doesn’t mean anything in the end,
and by “in the end” i mean, when you look at what philosophy is…
very simply it is a pursue of wisdom, but the bible is just common sence,
unless your questioning why the bible says what it says,

I hope someone can help me out with what im trying to say here,
im still very new to this “thinking” thing haha,

im sure theres plenty more you can think of with this question,
but im not very educated on this area,

i beleive religion was just a way to govern people,
to scare them with an “evil” and reward them with a life after death.
(which bring up another good question i should probably go look up alittle more haha)

You should read the most basic philosophy book, Aristotle’s Metaphysics.

Metaphysics means “the things which come before physics.”

According to the Philosopher, it is impossible to have physics and science without religion beforehand. Kant reaffirmed this by saying that Metaphysics (religion) is the most important branch of Philosophy.

Physics cannot answer the following philosophical questions: Why is there something rather than nothing? What caused Being? What caused the universe? What caused the Big Bang? Only Metaphysics (religion) can answer these questions.

Metaphysics means “the things which come after physics.”

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-metaphysics/#SubMat

But seriously whats the problem with religion? Philosophy can look at what the hell it likes. :smiley:

I stand corrected. I got a little carried away.