Non Buddhists, what do you think of Buddhism as a religion?

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What are your thoughts on Buddhism?
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Buddhism isn't a religion, it's a philosophy. Also Buddhism doesn't have a deity, so again, not a religion.
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Buddhism isn't a religion, it's a philosophy. Also Buddhism doesn't have a deity, so again, not a religion.
They do belive in god.
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They do belive in god.
Some do worship the Buddha but Buddhism itself doesn't entail that, the Buddha isn't a deity. The ones that do worship the Buddha aren't following it properly.
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Some do worship the Buddha but Buddhism itself doesn't entail that, the Buddha isn't a deity. The ones that do worship the Buddha aren't following it properly.
Buddhists worship Buddha but not as a deity. Buddhists belive that God’s exists and there are stories about them in the Buddhist holy book
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Buddhists worship Buddha but not as a deity. Buddhists belive that God’s exists and there are stories about them in the Buddhist holy book
That just proves my point, the Buddha isn't a deity, more like a guide which means that Buddhism isn't a religion.
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That just proves my point, the Buddha isn't a deity, more like a guide which means that Buddhism isn't a religion.
From one viewpoint, Buddhism is a religion. From another viewpoint, buddishm is a sciecne of mind and not a religion. Buddishm can be a bridge between these two sides
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From one viewpoint, Buddhism is a religion. From another viewpoint, buddishm is a sciecne of mind and not a religion. Buddishm can be a bridge between these two sides
It's more of a philosophy than a religion though.
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It's more of a philosophy than a religion though.
It’s both
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You are both right and both wrong. Buddhism is a religion because it teaches a soteriology (salvation) that is based on faith (namely in the three jewels). It's a different type of religion to those with which we are most familiar in the West, but it is a religion nevertheless. All religion involves philosophy but philosophy does not need to involve religiosity. It is that simple. There is no creator deity, no all powerful entity. Devas (gods) are usually not taken literally and if they are, they are subject to karma and rebirth - you could be reborn in a god realm and then be reborn elsewhere again once your karma is exhausted.
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You are both right and both wrong. Buddhism is a religion because it teaches a soteriology (salvation) that is based on faith (namely in the three jewels). It's a different type of religion to those with which we are most familiar in the West, but it is a religion nevertheless. All religion involves philosophy but philosophy does not need to involve religiosity. It is that simple. There is no creator deity, no all powerful entity. Devas (gods) are usually not taken literally and if they are, they are subject to karma and rebirth - you could be reborn in a god realm and then be reborn elsewhere again once your karma is exhausted.
Yes! You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! :jumphug:

Are you a Buddhist?
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Yes! You are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT! :jumphug:

Are you a Buddhist?
Not big on 'ists' but I suppose you might say that. I'm big on Madhyamaka.

My thing is Indian philosophy, I'm writing my PhD thesis on the discernible differences between Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta :-)
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Not big on 'ists' but I suppose you might say that. I'm big on Madhyamaka.

My thing is Indian philosophy, I'm writing my PhD thesis on the discernible differences between Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta :-)
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