View Poll Results: What is your religion?

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  • Christian (Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, or other)

    64 42.11%
  • Agnostic

    24 15.79%
  • Atheist

    37 24.34%
  • Muslim (Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi, or other)

    3 1.97%
  • Buddhist

    4 2.63%
  • Hindu

    1 0.66%
  • Jewish

    3 1.97%
  • Eastern Philosophy (Confucian, Taoist, Shinto, etc.)

    1 0.66%
  • Polytheist/Neo-pagan

    2 1.32%
  • Other

    13 8.55%
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Thread: What is your religious denomination?

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    deistic muslim who still uses her mind
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    The responses here support my opinion that society is losing some values due to the number who are losing faith. So many are saying "I was raised this way, but I don't believe in it." I find that quite a shame.
    Losing values? Or getting smarter?

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    Christian atheist. Christian because I was born and raised in France and Christianity is all over the place; so if I was forced to choose a religion, I would unwillingly pick Christianity. But in truth, I tell you, I will remain an atheist - so help me god.
    You sound confused.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Losing values? Or getting smarter?
    Let's see...America is getting fatter, collecting more welfare, having more kids born out of wedlock, math skills declining, etc.

    Yeah, the country is getting a heck of a lot smarter.
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    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Let's see...America is getting fatter, collecting more welfare, having more kids born out of wedlock, math skills declining, etc.

    Yeah, the country is getting a heck of a lot smarter.
    Do you have to have faith to have values though?

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    lapsed Methodist.

    The older I get the more I believe that if there is a GAWD she has some major issues.

    I fail to see the linkage between weight, education and welfare moms to turning from GAWD as many of the Revival, Evangelical, Fundamentalist churches are packed with dumb,fat and happy Faithful.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    You sound confused.
    Therefore I am!

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Do you have to have faith to have values though?
    While faith may not be necessary to be a good person, the genuine belief that certain actions are sins or that the body and soul are gifts from God will most likely lead to better moral values and behavior.
    "With me everything turns into mathematics."
    "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    the belief in god must not come from fear . thats why there are lots of evil believers

    nobody must believe in god for fear .l questioned these religions and teh concept of god and then felt the god by heart .

    l can say l am a real believer for 3 4 years
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    I did not know that the rules of the physical world were written down somewhere. You probably should have told that to Copernicus, Newton, Darwin or Einstein if you had the chance. It would have saved us a lot of time looking for evidence concerning the natural worlds and figuring out how it all works.
    You lump Darwin with Einstein, and they are not the same. Einstein wrote down the rules of physics, the special and general theories of relativity, and he PROVED them beyond a shadow of a doubt. Newton wrote down his attempt at the rules of physics and they worked for everything that was provable when he wrote them. Einstein went much farther and his extensions were definitively PROVEN.

    Einstein’s theories of both special and general relativity have been confirmed to be accurate to a very high degree over recent years, and the data has been shown to corroborate many key predictions; the most famous being the solar eclipse of 1919 bearing testimony that the light of stars is indeed deflected by the sun as the light passes near the sun on its way to earth. The total solar eclipse allowed astronomers to -- for the first time -- analyse starlight near the edge of the sun, which had been previously inaccessible to observers due to the intense brightness of the sun. It also predicted the rate at which two neutron stars orbiting one another will move toward each other. When this phenomenon was first documented, general relativity proved itself accurate to better than a trillionth of a percent precision, thus making it one of the best confirmed principles in all of physics.
    Theory Of Relativity

    That degree of precision would me needed to control a nuclear reaction and make one splitting of the atom into a bomb vs. another splitting of the atom into an electric generating facility.

    Darwin wrote down his theory and it has never been proven. Darwin certainly never set out to prove god does not exist, and he did not prove that.

    You must differentiate between what is proven and what is theory.

    As you point out, the origin of life has not been explained at all. Scientists are working on it, but don't have it yet and they may never get there.

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