Is buddhism a religion or a philosophy?

@joy1982 (226)
Philippines
February 7, 2007 11:17pm CST
is it a religion? just confuse
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@vanities (11376)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Feb 07
i think its not a religion but people who is admiring him during his time think of him as God although no miracles have been seen or made by him...
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
20 Feb 07
no that is NOT true....Buddha is NOT seen as a god of any kind..he was a man who gave up everything (he was a prince a very sheltered one at that) and ultimately learned how to attain enlightenment....He was a teacher, an inspiration, a philosopher etc etc but he was never seen as a god of any sort and still isnt
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@joy1982 (226)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
ohh i see..thats very interesting to know..
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
both
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@steerpyke (396)
8 Feb 07
I would say that all religions are a spiritual philosophy so it is possible to be both, Buddhism may seem more a philosophy because it is centred around the "self" or individual rather than the "collected" congregation.
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