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  • Protestant Christian

    28 17.50%
  • Roman Catholic Christian

    10 6.25%
  • Sunni Muslim

    5 3.13%
  • Shiite Muslim

    1 0.63%
  • Jewish

    4 2.50%
  • Buddhist

    3 1.88%
  • Hindu

    2 1.25%
  • Atheist/Agnostic

    67 41.88%
  • Other

    40 25.00%
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    oh God

    He's listening. What did you want?

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    He's listening. What did you want?
    You are God? Well nice to meet you.


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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    You are God? Well nice to meet you.

    No, but you may consider me a direct communication router to the Almighty... since, in spiritual sense, I am.

    Now, did you have any requests, like rocky road ice cream for dessert tonight, or were you just taking His name in vain again? That annoys Him a bit, you know, but He is quite the forgiving sort.


    (I'm just yankin' yer chain, dude)

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    Re: What is your religion?

    No, but you may consider me a direct communication router to the Almighty... since, in spiritual sense, I am.
    thank you but I prefer no middleman, I talk to god everyday.

    Now, did you have any requests, like rocky road ice cream for dessert tonight, or were you just taking His name in vain again? That annoys Him a bit, you know, but He is quite the forgiving sort.
    1.God is not a name
    2. Rocky road ice cream does sound pleasant




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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    It's a compelling argument, but it does kick us screaming into the pit of subjectivity, because if the omnipotent and omniscient god has protected his message to humanity over the centuries, then we're left with the problem that differing translations and interpretations of the Bible must all be true and that contradictions between them must be minor and/or irrelevant points.

    And then there's the arguments over which of these interpretations are valid, and which are distortions and deliberate heresies. I think we can all agree upon the divine inspiration of Moses and most of us upon the divinity or at least the inspiration of Jesus-- but that still leaves us with the question of the legitimacy of Mohammed and/or Joseph Smith. I must confess to being unable to answer that, and being thankful that I do not need to.
    I have my preferred translations, of course, as well as those I think poorly of. Naturally there are methods of interpretation/hermeneutics that I favor and others I consider ill-advised.

    But I believe that if you open the Bible, almost any translation of the Bible you have on hand, and read with an open heart and an open mind, that you will find a message from God for you within it... if that is what you are genuinely seeking.

    Opinions will differ of course...undoubtably some differing opinion will be along directly.

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I have my preferred translations, of course, as well as those I think poorly of. Naturally there are methods of interpretation/hermeneutics that I favor and others I consider ill-advised.

    But I believe that if you open the Bible, almost any translation of the Bible you have on hand, and read with an open heart and an open mind, that you will find a message from God for you within it... if that is what you are genuinely seeking.

    Opinions will differ of course...undoubtably some differing opinion will be along directly.
    He is wrong!


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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    But I believe that if you open the Bible, almost any translation of the Bible you have on hand, and read with an open heart and an open mind, that you will find a message from God for you within it... if that is what you are genuinely seeking.
    And, of course, if someone doesn't get that message, you can just claim that they weren't genuinely seeking. What a wonderful scam!
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: What is your religion?

    I am an Eastern Orthodox Christian.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    And, of course, if someone doesn't get that message, you can just claim that they weren't genuinely seeking. What a wonderful scam!
    If religion is a scam, who's the scam artist and what exactly are they gaining?

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    If religion is a scam, who's the scam artist and what exactly are they gaining?
    tax breaks, tax free contributions(profits), the catholic Church is the largest real estate holder in the world, basically its a pyramid scheme instead of money you get brownie points in heaven.


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