View Poll Results: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

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    22 81.48%
  • No I conform belief in religion for socioeconomic advantages

    5 18.52%
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    Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    I know for a fact that I don't believe in religion at all but I'm officially a Christian for socioeconomic reasons.

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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    I don't believe in religion itself. I have beliefs that are not very commonly socially accepted, and they have to do with life, meaning, right, and wrong, but no, it's not a belief in religion, and I get no social or economic benefits from it whatsoever.
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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    yes l believe because l feel
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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I know for a fact that I don't believe in religion at all but I'm officially a Christian for socioeconomic reasons.
    I don't really get what you mean by socioeconomic reasons. Unless you're running a church, what difference does it make?

    (Didn't vote -- I'm an atheist.)

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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I don't really get what you mean by socioeconomic reasons. Unless you're running a church, what difference does it make?

    (Didn't vote -- I'm an atheist.)


    Whether or not you are religious can potentially have a big impact on your socioeconomic networking in life.



    Another example would be I sleep with (and want to continue doing so) pretty Christian women. Obviously, me officially being a Christian helps that along nicely.

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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Whether or not you are religious can potentially have a big impact on your socioeconomic networking in life.



    Another example would be I sleep with (and want to continue doing so) pretty Christian women. Obviously, me officially being a Christian helps that along nicely.
    So you just got your driver's license or does mom still drive you around with your dates?










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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    So you just got your driver's license or does mom still drive you around with your dates?
    I'm 27..


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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    I'm 27..

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    Yep.
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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    I am religious for the psychological advantages. There was a short period in my life that I considered myself an atheist, and I felt that it did nothing to improve my life; if anything, I felt depressed and pessimistic much of the time. I eventually got back into being a Christian (but not a member of any church or branch of Christianity, as I do not trust organized religion), and have found no reason to regret my decision. I've never felt the kind of sweeping passion for my religion that some people describe, but I take comfort in my religious principles; they make the bad times more bearable and the good times more enjoyable.

    But as for socioeconomic reasons, no. Haven't considered those, actually. Guess it's an INTJ thing.
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    Re: Do you really believe in religion or do you conform for socioeconomic advantages?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    So you just got your driver's license or does mom still drive you around with your dates?
    Ha! Literally lol'd on that one.
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