Religious skepticism

Religious skepticism

Religious skepticism is a type of skepticism relating to religion, but should not be confused with atheism. Religious skeptics question religious authority and are not necessarily anti-religious but are those skeptical of a specific or all religious beliefs or practices. Some are even theists, such as believing in a God, but yet reject organized religion. Socrates was one of the first religious skeptics of whom we have records; he questioned the legitimacy of the beliefs of his time in the existence of the various gods.

ee also

*Asimov's Guide to the Bible
*Biblical hermeneutics
*Biblical literalism
*Calvin's view of Scripture
*Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
*Flat Earth
*Giant (mythology)
*Gopher wood
*Hebrew Bible
*Internal consistency of the Bible
*James I of England
*Jefferson Bible
*The biblical giant Amorite king Og
*Religion and science

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