I'm not sure if this would be more appropriate in the Comparative Religions board; if so, can a mod please move it? Thanks!

I was just curious what the fine patrons of AW think on the subject. I know opinions differ even when you're talking to two Buddhists, and it's pretty dang hard to define "religion" in general since it means something different to everyone.

But in your opinion, do you consider Buddhism a religion, or a philosophy? I'd like to get responses from Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. I won't throw in my two cents right off that bat, just wanted to pose the question and see where it takes us.

Also, I'm pretty sure there isn't a thread already exisiting on this particular subject, since I didn't find it in searching, but I'd be lieing if I said my search skills are top-notch. So feel free to link a thread if I missed it.