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  1. Buddhism is a religion. At the same time, his philosophy is rather subjective idealism, rather than objective (but this is a debatable issue).

    Plato is an objective idealist. But his philosophy is not a religion, there is certainly no argument here.

    And Scientology doesn't turn out to be materialism on closer inspection, with all these alien prisons.

    Religion may include philosophy, but it is definitely not limited to it.

  2. The first difference: idealism is a direction in philosophy that recognizes the genetic primacy of the spirit and the secondary nature generated by the spirit; religion is a form of mass consciousness that assumes a mystical and mostly idealistic basis. Second: As other respondents have already pointed out, religion can be based not only on objective idealism, but also on subjective idealism. After all, (third) its attribute (necessary attribute) is non – reasoning faith (belief) in dogmas that are not subject to criticism and discussion. And any philosophy presupposes the possibility of criticizing any propositions, including any grounds. Instead of dogmas, it has postulates that can change with progress in cognition and thinking. Therefore, objective idealists often turn out to be heretics, although they usually recognize the existence of God, the creator of the universe.

  3. General, – recognition of the immaterial world as really existing and underlying all a certain spiritual principle. Idealism is a philosophical worldview that was shared by various philosophers of both antiquity and Modern times. Religion is also a worldview (a system of views on the world, and the place of a person, society and humanity in it), and it does not imply following the teachings of any philosopher (you can not know at all. what is an “idealistic philosophy”, and even being a complete ignoramus).

    Philosophy is focused on the knowledge of the world and, in a sense, it is a (meta) science (the latter statement, however, is not shared by everyone). Religion is not a science. For religion, faith and spiritual experience are important, but philosophy rejects this (except, perhaps, mysticism, if it can be considered a branch of philosophy). Also, religion is a social institution, and philosophical schools, even considered in aggregate, do not form anything like this.

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