Question by Biff H: Do Christians call Plato and Co. “philosophers” because they don’t like admitting to Ancient Greek monotheism?
Pythagoreas, Socrates, Plato — they all spoke a great deal about RELIGION, and it wasn’t Zeus and Hercules having adventures. It was the “mysteries,” from which Christianity likely stole most of its ideas.
Answer by ♥ Diamond Doll ♥
*Everyone* (not just Christians) calls them philosophers because they philosophized. Whether or not there were religious undertones they were still philosophies.
I have no problem admitting to any culture’s monotheism, polytheism, atheism, pantheism or whatever. But if someone’s a philosopher you call him or her a philosopher. What else would you call them?
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