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Anonymous asked: why is Buddhism considered a religion and not a philosophy?
The short answer would be because authentic/traditional Buddhism has just as many deities, rituals, traditions, and ceremonies as any other religion out there. Many people in the Western part of the world have a strange view of Buddhism that doesn’t actually reflect the view in the Eastern part of the world. There are even many misconceptions about Buddhism. In many parts of the Eastern world modern Buddhism is treated like a business just like it is in many places. Someone can appreciate the teachings of the original Buddha and call it philosophy but truly being a Buddhist is to be part of a religion.