September 02, 2009
An earlier post ("Is Buddhism a Religion? The Question that Won't Go Away") garnered plenty of comments. And it turns out it's true that the question won't go away. The discussion shows no signs of ending, here or on our Facebook page, and has prompted Editor-at-Large Andrew Cooper to remind me of one "Letters to the Editor" section that appeared many issues—and several years—back. In it, a reader objects to Cooper's assertion that Buddhism is indeed a religion, and that we are "inescapably religious" creatures.
It's a good give-and-take, and you can read it here. The reader is responding to an article Cooper wrote in the Spring 2003 issue of Tricycle titled "Modernity's God Shaped Hole."