Is Buddhism A Philosophy Or A Religion

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Many people debate whether Buddhism is a philosophy or a religion. We refer to it as a “belief system” which includes both religions and philosophy. Those who argue that Buddhism is a philosophy note that there is no worship of gods in the beliefs and practices associated with Buddhism. Instead, one’s spiritual journey is guided by their own determination and their teacher. In this way, Buddhism is different than Hinduism which has thousands of gods.
1a. Why do some people consider Buddhism a philosophy rather than a religion?
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