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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:13 PM

22. "Religion is" a bit more than just that, though.

 

IMO:

Religion is an organization that controls the dissemination of dogma regarding selected supernatural answers to life's philosophical questions in order to achieve social or cultural goals.

Many schools of Buddhism are religions in that sense. Fortunately, the lack of any requirement to believe in a deity makes many aspects of Buddhist teachings a little more accessible to atheist heretics like me.

Edited to add: In that way Buddhists are a bit like the Eastern version of Unitarians...

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