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littledarlinglilith asked: Of course it's about removing the need for materialistic things in your life, yes. It is still possible to practice Buddhism without doing that though. Perhaps someone doesn't want to reach enlightenment just yet. I love my cats and there is no way I'm ever going to give them up to become enlightened. I still agree with Buddhism fundamentals though. I haven't practiced meditation in years because I have a lack of motivation. But that doesn't mean I am not a true Buddhist.
It means you’re a half-assed Buddhist, sorry for the bluntness but that is how I see it. You claim to be a Buddhist, yet you are actively going against the fundamental teachings because of your own want. Part of Buddhism is giving up that want as well, so sure, you’re a Buddhist, about as much as you are a Wiccan also.