Originally Posted by Rob Instigator
again, you are making the false assumption that when one religion is described the person is referring to ALL religions.
I define a religion as a set of dogmatic beliefs, codified by a select group of "chosen" pendejos, created to "help" humans worship a "god" of some sort.
Buddhism, in it's initial form, was not and is still not, a religion. Philosophies about how to live life are NOT religion. Confucianism is not a religion. Veganism is not a religion.
Youíre saying this like itís a fact, but itís not. Iíve heard compelling arguments from Philosophy profs that American baseball can be viewed as a religion.
The strict definition of religion is constantly in flux because of how diverse religions are. Atheism is a religion, some would argue, because it has a group component and contains a central theory about how creation did/didnít come to be.
Buddhism is philosophical, but youíre batty if you think itís not a religion by a majority of the basic criteria for what a religion is. Not saying it definitely is, just saying itís dumb to say it definitely isnít.
Scientology is a religion based on bad science fiction novels. The definition for what a religion can be is far broader than youíre implying.
Science can be reasonably viewed as a religion for fuckís sake.
Anyway, I think youíre picking and choosing here. Writing off all religions while kind of half-defending others by saying theyíre not religions. Iím not sure what kind of logical fallacy this is, but if it isnít one then I think youíve invented a new one.