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After looking into wikipedia and following some linked sources, it seems intractable, who (in the old rome) has invented/introduced actually the term "religio" and what he really had intended to adress. But there is known use in texts of Cato and of Cicero - where this word seem to be used a bit informally - not with respect to a precise etymology - ...


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It was likely deleted because Stack Exchange is not interested in supporting the sectarianism of having two separate Islam sites. The proposal in itself is just a complaint that Shia and Sunni users are not treated fairly on that site. The Stack Exchange teams have addressed this issue there and have expressed their desire not to have separate sites for both ...


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First I don't think Buddhism is any less a religion than Hinduism is. In both cases, there is perpetual debate as to where the line between philosophy and religion is (and Hinduism recognizes philosophy as a religious practice for example). The problem comes from equating religion with belief which is a Protestant development on the older Christian ...


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There already is such a site at https://islam.stackexchange.com/


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Wikipedia also says Buddhism is a religion but I think Buddhism is more likely to Philosophy, Religion is a system based on beliefs and worship, whereas philosophy studies the general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. Philosophy is used to find answers from things we are able to see,...


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Buddhism can be both and it depends how you see it. In example in Tibet there is some kind of worship of the Dalai Lama. The believe in resurrection is strong. Ippens "Pure Land" buddhism describes how people can go to the "pure land" after dying and at least calling "namida butsu" one time. Both examples already show that buddhism can be surely be ...


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Religion and Philosophy go together with culture. The three are so intertwined it is often difficult to impossible to fully separate these into clear and distinct boxes. The difference between Religion and Philosophy comes down to practice, do you practice what you think? It may be interesting to ponder Buddhist, or any other Philosophy, and you may have ...


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