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How do we differentiate between religion and fiction?

Currently we try to shy away from things that have active followers, such as norse and greek mythologies, and the major active religions. However, this has gotten a little messy for us, how do we ...
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Answer deleted for providing a Norse mythology example

I provided an answer to this question citing an example from Norse mythology, and it was deleted for being considered offensive: It's not well-publicized, but we discourage citing religious texts ...
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Should myths be considered religions?

We have a lets shy away from direct religious questions on this site policy, which i think is good. However, where do we draw the line on what is religion and what is myth? The Greek gods, Roman gods, ...
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Why are so few people from SFF following Mythology.SE proposal on Area 51 and how can we address that?

From http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/58307/mythology: followers active in 49.1% Stack Overflow 20.6% Meta Stack Exchange 18.8% Science Fiction &... This seems abysmally low ...
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Are the classical epics on topic? [duplicate]

Do the classical epics Iliad, Odyssey and the Aeneid come under the scope of SFF? And Metamorphoses, of course. They involve fantasy by today's standards, but does it make a difference whether they ...
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Can I ask about mythology?

I've got a question about Greek mythology. Couldn't find any other Stack Exchange site that might include something like that except for this one. So can I get a verdict?