Philosophy is an individual's perception and persuasive argument of what the truth is. A persuasive argument is getting people to think the way you do. You are no longer just showing them but convincing them. Philosophy is thoughts, ideas, and beliefs expressed by individuals based upon what they have been taught or had prior knowledge. It is a development of an individuals mind. Philosophy requires extensive observation, analyzing, learning, and proving. Philosophy is a person's opinion of how something should be done. It is what people use to answer the basic questions about life. .
Let's look at philosophy from a religious perspective. This is where many believe it all began. What does religion say about philosophy? In Colossian chapter two verse eight, it states, "Don't let anyone lead you astray with empty philosophy and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the evil powers of this world, and not from Christ." .
(Tyndale House Publishing, pg 1153) How one may be able to perceive the persuasive evidence that comes from the philosophy of religion is a matter of observation. We see in Colossians that many feared that they would be deceived by persuasive arguments of false teachers. In times past the Colossians were over powered by false teachers for lack of security and knowledge. Many of the false teachers attempted to persuade the Colossians to think and act a certain way. However, the only means by which the Colossians does what they do is because of the way they were taught. .
Religion teaches the natures of life and how the values of life will increase in ones life with developing a philosophical view. It is not based on scientific evidence. It is a matter of faith. Science is about conclusions and facts that are consistent with current and past observations. .
Socrates religion was the ground for which everything he believed was based upon. In the Apology Socrates declares, "I have never promised or imparted any teaching to anybody" (Plato, pg 57).