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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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Other: Spiritual Moralist.

    I believe that Personal Spirituality and Universal Morality are much more important than any sort of organized faith or religion.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Other: Spiritual Moralist.

    I believe that Personal Spirituality and Universal Morality are much more important than any sort of organized faith or religion.
    those religions are the institutionalized forms of that morality.
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    My religious denomination....none.

    I was never baptized anything, didn't go to church except for weddings and funerals.

    I'm a spiritual person, but not a religious person.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am a pure atheist. I have seen no evidence of any god, and as I get older I see even more how a god is not needed to explain anything. When the supernatural isn't needed to explain things, it only makes sense to me to believe in natural explanations that do have evidence.
    I see where you're coming from, but our natural explanations aren't all that. How did the universe come to be from nothing? Where did the first cell on earth come from? Did one cell really turn into today's humans? Personally, I think it makes just as much sense to say a God did all the above than to say it all happened by chance and a universe came from nothing at all.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    those religions are the institutionalized forms of that morality.
    With all due respect to all of the organized religions in this world; they do not and never have been the arbitors of morality. It is and always has been my belief that Morality supercedes religion by having been inate and instinctive in the human animal prior to its "civilization" and even for a length of time afterwards before it became polluted beyond recognition by both religion and "civilization".

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vapor View Post
    We've got a vast spread of political ideologies on this forum, let's see how diverse our religious beliefs are. I'm sure this has been done in the past, but...meh.

    This isn't intended as a catalyst for theological debates, but if that's where it leads...y'all have fun.

    I, personally, am an agnostic because A. I realized that the Christian stories I was raised with made no more sense than the Norse and Greek "Mythologies" and B. I don't feel like humanity is capable of understanding whatever supernatural force, if any, exists; if we can't stop killing each other, how can we expect to understand the nature of the universe? And C. almost all religions teach peace, yet they seem incapable of co-existing, and therefore, I have a problem with organized religion.
    Atheism is not a religious denomination....

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    With all due respect to all of the organized religions in this world; they do not and never have been the arbitors of morality. It is and always has been my belief that Morality supercedes religion by having been inate and instinctive in the human animal prior to its "civilization" and even for a length of time afterwards before it became polluted beyond recognition by both religion and "civilization".
    l never claim the morality takes its source from religions .on the contrary ,l expressed that religions are just more comprehensive forms of the " morality"
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    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.
    Well, that depends. I've seen many people come and go out of church (and have known or know some personally as well) who seem to be under the mistaken impression that if they attend mass, then they have earned the keys to Heaven. However, it seems that outside of the church setting, they are kind of a-holes.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l never claim the morality takes its source from religions .on the contrary ,l expressed that religions are just more comprehensive forms of the " morality"
    I tend to respectfully disagree. In fact I would suggest that religion is watered-down morality rather than comprehensive morality. This is due to the fact that religion filters morality though the sieve of its own viewpoint. Therefore it is only a fraction of the true Universal Morality.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I tend to respectfully disagree. In fact I would suggest that religion is watered-down morality rather than comprehensive morality. This is due to the fact that religion filters morality though the sieve of its own viewpoint. Therefore it is only a fraction of the true Universal Morality.
    l didnt mean religious teachings are the same as the universal moral values .maybe l used a wrong term to describe what l meant.

    you must know many religions advise you to avoid stealing ,gossiping , killing ,etc as well as practice of worship ,teachings ,rituals

    also l need to know what you mean by universal morality ? because your worldview seems a little authoritarian and despotic

    dont get me wrong ,l am trying to understand you
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