- Henry Maldonado
- Hesperia, CA
- United States
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Is Buddhism a religion?
While I have taken courses in theology indicating Buddhism is a religion, for many atheists Buddhism does not equate to a religion.
Whether you have a Faith, is Buddhism a religion? If you are a practicing Buddhist--meaning you go to temple--do you view Buddhism as a religion? For atheists who identify with being Buddhist, what is at stake by calling it a religion?
There are many ideas as to why it is not a form of Faith. The primary one being, the religious aspect is regulated by local traditions instead of something uniformly structured and agreed. I mention this so that those who agree can elaborate.