It’s a popular question these days (is Buddhism a religion), isn’t it? I’ve got friends on either side of the aisle, many of them long practicing Buddhists. It entirely depends on how you’re defining religion, of course. I’m not set on defining religion as a practice that necessarily centers around a god or gods, but I know that that is a widely held definition. I’m sure Trent can see these comments, and if he sends a reply along, I’ll post it here.