Some Thoughts: What is Religion?

The title of one of the essays I was doing for college this week was ‘Is Buddhism a Religion?’, a title which raised the┬ásecondary question ‘What is Religion?’. This second question is actually very interesting, and, as our society continues to diversify in the faith department, it’s a very important one to try to answer too.

Is religion a belief in and worship of a god or gods? I think it’s fair to say that that’s what a lot of us think religion is. But, while this isn’t strictly wrong, it’s also not the full picture. Continue reading