It is according to Einstein.Pengwuino said:So is Buddhism a religion?
And I would classify it as such according to Merriam-Webster's definition."Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity" Albert Einstein
Buddhism aims to release the subject from samsara. So if my definition is correct then it is a religion. Do you have an issue with the definition?Pengwuino said:So is Buddhism a religion?
I believe art and music are religion so the hell if im doing those GE classesEl Hombre Invisible said:This is absurd. What if I'm an atheist and a nihilist? Can you have a religious nihilist? Is my workplace a religion, since we all adhere to behavioural codes and common purposes? I'm in a punk band. Is that a religion now?
Take this to a logical conclusion (which, clearly, US courts cannot): if I started a religion that believed no man can be held against his will, would the courts honour it? And that WOULD be a religion, however dubiously motivated (hey, look at scientology)! So would the 1st amendment act as a get-out-of-jail-free card?
If atheism is NOT a religion, then the seperation of church and state does not apply to it-- in which case Atheism could become the official position of the US government, laws could be passed regarding atheism, etc etc....Congress shall pass no law respecting the establishment of a religion