Christian (Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, or other)
Muslim (Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi, or other)
Eastern Philosophy (Confucian, Taoist, Shinto, etc.)
Christian, off and on for about 14 years now, but the longer I go with it, the more comfortable I am in thinking of myself that way (I was raised by some pretty militant atheists) and the longer I do the more evidence I find that this is the correct choice (at least for me). I have to admit, I fought it for years though, because a large part of me needs evidence to believe in something and it took a while to build up sufficient evidence to satisfy that part of me (eventually I ran out of alternative explanations that made logical sense to me). But every time I gave up on the whole thing, I ended up back in for one reason or another.
Whenever I get into a bind, for example, I find that God always steps in to save me, often in a profound (and very noticeable to me) way, which is what I see as that evidence. Heck something amazing happened even yesterday. Or I find that if I need to do something, I get slapped in the face with it over and over until I give up and do it (this has happened recently too)
Beyond that, I can't say I do much in terms of the formal trappings of the religion, that aspect of it always annoyed me for some reason. Modern Churches are somewhat better, but what I wouldn't give for a Church that did heavy metal or something and attracted the type of people who listen to that type of music. My ex father in law preaches a biker Church, so heavy metal Church probably exists somewhere, hopefully.
Last edited by tacomancer; 01-29-13 at 06:07 AM.
Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.
Jewish but not religious.
Atheism was included in the poll. I didn't mention it in my post because of the above reason, but I also did not specifically mention Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or countless other religions.
Your three incomplete sentences are pompous, illiterate hogwash.
And YOU are a much less kind word.
Atheism isn't a religion, but it is a belief system (to a degree).
Tired of elections being between the lesser of two evils.When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser. -Socrates
I see religion as utilitarian rather than believing in much of any of it. I have a vague conception of God, probably holdovers from the Catholic background, but it's not a big part of my identity. I see it as a useful moral and ethical guide for individuals and society at large.
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I'm Catholic. Former Baptist.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.