View Poll Results: What religion are you

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  • Christian/Catholic

    13 10.66%
  • Christian/Protestant

    23 18.85%
  • Christian/LDS

    4 3.28%
  • Christian/Other

    12 9.84%
  • Jewish

    0 0%
  • Muslim

    0 0%
  • Buddhist

    2 1.64%
  • Hindu

    1 0.82%
  • Other

    25 20.49%
  • atheist

    42 34.43%
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Thread: Debate Politics Religion Census

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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Agnostic means you claim no knowledge, atheist means you claim no belief. It is quite possible to be an agnostic atheist.
    Atheist means "no God" meaning you claim there is NO GOD.

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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    Atheist means "no God" meaning you claim there is NO GOD.

    No it doesn't. It's no belief. Theism is the belief in god, atheism is no belief in god.

    Sorry, but that's the definition. You don't get to redefine terms of English to fit them into a presupposed argument.
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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    OMG! This ridiculous semantics "Oh yes it is!" "Oh no it isn't!" debate is still going on? I know it's a slow news week, but surely there are better things to debate than that.
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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Still, 66.6 % profess some faith.
    I can't speak for Risky, but I think it's fair to say that if you're trying to recruit Buddhists into an us vs. them, faithful vs. faithless dualistic set-to, you probably need to count us out.
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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    OMG! This ridiculous semantics "Oh yes it is!" "Oh no it isn't!" debate is still going on? I know it's a slow news week, but surely there are better things to debate than that.
    And here you are commenting on it. I know it's a slow news week, but surely there are better things to do than comment on repetitive arguments.
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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    I don't think "religious" accurately describes my faith so I didn't vote. Religion to me is a man-made culture or community where much of the time extra-Biblical human rules and customs are imposed upon people but presented as God ordained in order to control people. Jesus gave a description of religion in Mark 7:7 trough 7:14. I don't think religion just applies to fake Christianity or in the example Jesus cited, fake Judaism but any group that exploits people's desire to seek, serve and have a relationship with God or a desire to embrace "truth", whatever they think truth to be, by offering a counterfeit control club that either completely ignores the truth, which is God's Word the Bible, or in practice relegates it to being less significant than the club's rules, teachings and customs.
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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    And here you are commenting on it. I know it's a slow news week, but surely there are better things to do than comment on repetitive arguments.
    I commented because I'm subscribed to this thread which is, potentially, a very interesting thread, and it was, until the question of angels dancing on pinheads was raised.
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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    I can't speak for Risky, but I think it's fair to say that if you're trying to recruit Buddhists into an us vs. them, faithful vs. faithless dualistic set-to, you probably need to count us out.
    Not sure that's what I'm doing. Merely noting the number who profess a faith.

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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    No it doesn't, because you still believe in the Christian God, so you're a theist, an Atheist means ... NO GOD, not no specific god, no god period.

    THe agnostic doesn't believe the evidence is there either way, that's why he with holds judgement.
    You're an atheist towards all gods but that one "god." It's really not a hard concept to grasp.
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    Re: Debate Politics Religion Census

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not sure that's what I'm doing. Merely noting the number who profess a faith.
    But to what end? What's the point of noting a point of difference so arbitrary? Couldn't you point out that participating in this poll shows us that we all share an interest in theological matters? Which we must, to have bothered to participate, right?

    It's also pointless trying to include Buddhists in any 'coalition of the faithful against the atheistic hordes'* given that it's perfectly possible to be a deist, theist or an atheist and still be a Buddhist.

    *I'm not saying that's what you were doing, I'm exaggerating a little for rhetorical purposes.
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