[LMB] Religion question

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Sat Jul 3 20:36:56 BST 2021



> On Jul 3, 2021, at 1:27 PM, Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I learned in high school that a religion was a belief system centred on
> belief in one or more gods, while a philosophy is a belief system that is
> not based on any kind of deity. So that's how I tend to define the word -
> religion being faith in a god or gods, or making a god of an abstract idea
> and worshipping it. And 'worship', actual conscious worship through rite or
> ritual, is a component.

But there can be some overlap.  Most people consider Buddhism to be a religion even though many Buddhists do not believe in deities.


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