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#9138 - deadmeme **User deleted account**
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#9159 to #9138 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(02/04/2013) [-]
Buddhism is a religion, it may not believe in a deity, but it believes in spirituality and several arts of self-control and following of rules that help the greater good.
#9294 to #9159 - anon
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(02/05/2013) [-]
This is from the Oxford Dictionary.

Religion: the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.

This is the definition. Buddhism does not offer any form of supernatural creation. It is not a religion. It is a philosophy.
#9295 to #9294 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(02/05/2013) [-]
Fair enough. But why do places like Wikipedia demographics of religion show Buddhism as one of the religions? Someone is obviously incorrect.
#9298 to #9295 - anon
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That is because historically religion was the greatest source of philosophy and morality. If a person were to get his morals and ideologies he would have to turn to religion. So religion started becoming interchangeable with philosophy and morality. But Buddhism is one of the attempts at providing morals and ideals without the concept of divine enforcement. Philosophy + Divine Ordinance = Religion. Buddhism lacks the second part of the equation. But because over history we started thinking Philosophy = Religion. it got clubbed, and wrongly so.
#9201 to #9159 - unncommon ONLINE
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Actually, Buddhism is a philosophy. However, most Buddhists are Hindu.
#9631 to #9201 - deadmeme **User deleted account**
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#9248 to #9201 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(02/05/2013) [-]
I had always been told that they were different.
#9142 to #9138 - mykoira
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(02/04/2013) [-]
it's atheist religion.
#9144 to #9142 - thezillis
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(02/04/2013) [-]
Atheist religion.
I like oxymorons
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