I've deconstructed christianity from a philosophical viewpoint and it works from presuppositions right through. I find pantheism/panentheism, atheism and agnosticism do that. I've yet to find another belief system that works philosophically, but I'm sure they exist. I haven't explored islam in the same way. <br />
All these people who consider christianity and rational thought as mutually exclusive are almost certainly incapable of genuine philosophical enquiry. (which applies to most theists as well). <br />
To answer your question... They both attempt to construct meaning from a set of inputs.<br />
Venn diagram- one circle christians, another circle philosophers, some section overlapping.
Not much in my opinion. A philosopher leaves room for the possibility of error in his / her thinking. Questions always remain for the philosopher. Christians have doctrine and dogma, and any questions about life, have to be answered within the parameters of that doctrine and dogma. A Christian would call the philosopher, 'worldly'.
Yes. That is part of the reason I believe there really are very few Christians or none at all in existence today. Also Mark 16:15-18.
blah, blah, blah... Both Christians and philosophers believe that "in the grand scheme of things, they are insignificant"... Either because there is a higher power or a higher purpose, neither can live their life completely, because they both feel empty... Paragraph 1.. :) *Damn, I'm smooth!*
Now you're talking in riddles, just like Jesus.. :)
"in the grand scheme of things, they are insignificant".....Not even close to the Christian belief ...
The search of Eternity.....?