Philosophy (not religion)

A true philosopher loves people and life, and this is the purpose for deepening our understanding of each other and the world we live in, in a way that we can lovingly share with others, for the great benefit of all…..

Anne Malatt on Life

I have been asked to write an article on “philosophy (not religion)” and this has me wondering … why would we separate the two, and if we have, which we have, when and how did that happen and would it serve to reunite them once again?

There was once a time when science, religion and philosophy were one.

We observed life, made sense of the mechanics of it (science), delved deeper into our understanding of it (philosophy) and explored our relationship with it (religion).

This applied to everything: people, plants, the stars … everything in life.

We had a relationship with everything (religion) which underpinned and supported our understanding of it (philosophy).

The ancients, such as Pythagoras and later the Pythagorean student Plato, were astute scientists and mathematicians, profound philosophers and deeply religious men.

In more recent times, scientists such as Galileo Galilei and Leonardo da Vinci were also deeply…

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