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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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I'm not much of anything at all, but if I were to try to define my beliefs, they would probably lie somewhere between agnosticism and polytheism. I allow for the possibility of God while recognizing that there are aspects of all religions that are worthwhile as well as problematic. My theory is that were it somehow possible to create a ven diagram out of all the world's religions and lay them atop one another, and allowing for the possibility of divinity, such would be found in those areas of intersection.
    Sure. But you misspelled viagra.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by paris View Post
    Sure. But you misspelled viagra.

    That's because I'm a Cialis sort of fellow, my friend. That little two or three hour window provided by Viagra just isn't enough.
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No, I believe that Universal Morality is the embracing of our instincts and nature AGAINST the capability to deny/overcome it. It is my view that we are here to prove the capability of our Souls to do what we Should rather than what we Can. To fight against the intellectual urge to be more than we are supposed to be; and rather to live life as it Should be lived rather than how it Can be lived.
    our universal morality doesnt take its source from our instincts . .it is our mind which led us to develop these ethics to be a part of the society in which we have to live together because we are social beings .

    you may know eastern philosophies differ from abrahamic ones in forming an idealized human . your views on this issue seem to be a mixture of both of them.
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Losing values? Or getting smarter?
    I know. It's like a football team down 35-14 in the 4th quarter claiming "Football has lost it's values".

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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.
    What are those "universal" morals?

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    our universal morality doesnt take its source from our instincts . .it is our mind which led us to develop these ethics to be a part of the society in which we have to live together because we are social beings.
    I respectfully disagree. I believe that our minds have led us to override the proper morality (based on our instincts) with that based on the false ideals of reason and logic. We lived together long before we built these constructs. We just did so in much smaller groups than today's social constructs. Generally no more than clan sized. It is my belief that we were never really designed to exist on a whole lot more than that level.

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    you may know eastern philosophies differ from abrahamic ones in forming an idealized human. your views on this issue seem to be a mixture of both of them.
    I am well aware that there are significant differences between Eastern and Western philosophies. I don't believe that either are fully correct, and thusly you are right in seeing my views as a mixture of the two.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I respectfully disagree. I believe that our minds have led us to override the proper morality (based on our instincts) with that based on the false ideals of reason and logic. We lived together long before we built these constructs. We just did so in much smaller groups than today's social constructs. Generally no more than clan sized. It is my belief that we were never really designed to exist on a whole lot more than that level.



    I am well aware that there are significant differences between Eastern and Western philosophies. I don't believe that either are fully correct, and thusly you are right in seeing my views as a mixture of the two.
    l respectfully have to state that our instincts cant determine what we should do

    our instincts are selfish .but our ability to develop empathy for the others are more important element

    we have mind and conscience which will help us learn what to do. and an idealized human has to ignore his instincts to do what he should do
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l respectfully have to state that our instincts cant determine what we should do

    we have mind and conscience which will help us learn what to do. and an idealized human has to ignore his instincts to do what he should do
    That's totally fine. Obviously we see this from very different points of view. That does not surprise me a whole lot, but that's alright.

    I would suggset that an idealized human being uses his or her mind to maximize their potential inside of the limits set be instinct and nature, not to avoid them.

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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    That's totally fine. Obviously we see this from very different points of view. That does not surprise me a whole lot, but that's alright.

    I would suggset that an idealized human being uses his or her mind to maximize their potential inside of the limits set be instinct and nature, not to avoid them.
    but our instinct involves violence too .l dont want to obey my instincts .

    we have enough instincts which still help us survive.

    do you know maslow's hierarchical theory *

    we already have to meet our instinctive needs to survive.
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    Re: What is your religious denomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    but our instinct involves violence too. l dont want to obey my instincts.
    Our instints also include Love, which I see little or no use for, personally. We don't get to pick and choose these things in life.

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    we have enough instincts which still help us survive.

    do you know maslow's hierarchical theory *

    we already have to meet our instinctive needs to survive.
    I had to look it up, having never heard of it before. I would agree with the bottom four steps, but I actually believe that the top step is really already included in the lower four. Creativity, Problem Solving, etc... are the means to which we find the other four things, not really a level unto themselves so far as I'm concerned.

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