Should we include the study of religions in the discipline of philosophy?

Someone said yes and this was her reason:

mythology
astrology and humanity’s spiritual relationship to the stars
the soul and God’s judgement on the soul
reincarnation
supernatural beings such as angels and demons
Plato wrote about all of those things.

Plato is particularly one of the worst examples one could have come up with to justify a position against my stance. If by that example she means that we have to study poetry, astrology, music, mathematics, mythology, reincarnation, demonology, the judgement day and the like because Plato has done so, then that’s not reasonable. read more...

Please cite this article as: Bright, Eric. (2013) Should we include the study of religions in the discipline of philosophy?. BlogSophy. http://sophy.ca/blog/2013/11/should-we-include-the-study-of-religions-in-the-discipline-of-philosophy/