Commons:Categories for discussion/Current requests/2008/08/Category:Churches by religion
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Should this not be "Category:Churches by religious denomination"?
All the subcategories within it appear to be subsets (denominations) of Christianity.
Church is generally used to describe Christian religious buildings. Other religions tend to use different names for their places of worship eg Mosque, Synagogue, Temple, etc.
- Technically I guess you are mostly right, but is anyone confused by the present name?
- By that way, at least on the West Coast of the United States, some Japanese Buddhist congregations term their place of worship a church. See for example Category:Seattle Buddhist Church. - Jmabel ! talk 00:00, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
- I'll also note that there are many subsects of Christianity which would VERY MUCH INSIST insist that their church/religion is a DIFFERENT religion than other Christian sects, not just a denomination. Plus there are likely to be numerous small groups, cults or whatever that consider themselves non-Christian and call their places of worship a church. Ingolfson (talk) 08:32, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
- Actually there are some country-specific cat-trees following the proposed scheme, such as for example Category:Churches in Australia by denomination. And, yes, church is clearly understood as Christian religious building. That isn't changed by the strange idea of a Japanese Buddhist congregation, whatever their motives may be. However, as the church (-building) related cat-structure on Commons seems to be rather erratic and inconsistent in total (probably due to incremental increase) a systematic overhaul might be warranted.--Túrelio (talk) 17:47, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
Closing stale discussion from 2008. Please open a new thread if needed. -- User:Docu at 05:50, 13 November 2009 (UTC)