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Is Buddhism a religion? The question that won’t go away.

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Does it really matter whether Buddhism is a religion or not?

To me, a religion implies a relationship with a God or Gods:
* Beliefs
* Metaphysical or Supernatural Reality
* Faith
* Dogma
* Ritual
* Prayer
* Salvation
* Eternal reward
or at least that’s what I learned in Comparative Religion about a half-century ago.

My practice has some of those, but is most definitely lacking in others. And I simply don’t care what you call it. Naming is just more grasping.

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Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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