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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 Coronado View Post
    Since when did you gain the right to tell me what I may believe?
    No one said you can't believe whatever it is you want. You can believe the sky is red or that money grows on trees. But to claim you are being rational and reasonable in doing so simply because you believe it is true is invalid. Neither the passion of one's beliefs or the number of people who believe have any bearing on the truth of a belief.
    If you believe in the Supernatural then you can become a millionaire!

    Questioning or criticizing another's core beliefs is inadvertently perceived as offensive and rude.

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    rolleyes Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    No one said you can't believe whatever it is you want.
    Yeah, actually, someone did:
    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    But even if we didn't, that doesn't give theists license to just make crap up because they don't like not knowing. That's essentially what religion is.

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which only proves that you don't know what you're talking about.

    Hmm. well let's see if this personal attack is justified or not.



    Those who say "I don't know" are still atheists, atheism is simply the state of not being a theist.
    "I don't know" aren't they "agnostic"?

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnosticism]Agnosticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]






    A vast majority of atheists do not demand "there is no God", they simply find no evidence whatsoever for the factual existence of God, therefore they don't believe in one.

    Symantics.... So you don't know if there is a god, gods, or not? Is this your position, that there may be gods? Thanks for telling us...



    Of course, I predict you won't be able to differentiate between the two.

    Personal attack #2.... Do you think being snotty is condusive to intellectual discourse?



    Actually, we're doing a pretty good job. We don't have a complete answer but we certainly have excellent ideas and evidence to back them up. But even if we didn't, that doesn't give theists license to just make crap up because they don't like not knowing. That's essentially what religion is.

    You have faith or belief that there is no god. You have faith enough in that there is no god that you find it easy to insult those who do...
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    You have faith or belief that there is no god. You have faith enough in that there is no god that you find it easy to insult those who do...
    Again, you misuse the word "faith". Unless you think that saying "I am a human being" is a statement based on faith. As Lachaen stated earlier, atheism is about as much based on faith as is not believing in unicorns. It's not an act of faith, it's a lack of evidence.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    common sense tells us that. not being afraid of death makes god and this delusion go away i am sure.
    Common sense tells you that "God" doesn't exist? How so?

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    "I don't know" aren't they "agnostic"?

    Agnosticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Sorry, forgot to address this in my last post. The prefix "a" means "without" or "not". An atheist is any individual who is not a theist.
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Just how does an atheist become a sheep? Following what exactly?
    By being so arrogant as to claim that common sense must invariably dictate the non-existence of "God."

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Some atheists might. I can't speak for all atheists.

    Most people who believe the sun will come up tomorrow don't have "faith" that it will come up. What they have is a confidence based upon and limited by repeatable, objective experiences. But what you want to do is claim that such people have faith because they don't believe that the sun won't come up tomorrow. What you fail to comprehend is that atheists and theists are not operating or thinking the same way. We are not forming and evaluating beliefs in a similar manner. So your use of the word "faith" on both types of people is an equivocation: Equivocation is classified as both a formal and informal fallacy. It is the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning or sense (by glossing over which meaning is intended at a particular time).

    Once again you are equivocating by ignoring the vast differences in reasoning. An atheist doesn't have to claim to know where everything came from in order to conclude there is no valid evidence or reason to believe in the Christian God. It isn't a conclusion based upon "...assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." The only sort of "faith" which might be common among atheists is that of mere confidence based upon and limited by repeatable, objective experiences. This "faith" is only as strong as the evidence or reason allows and it is defeatable given new evidence or arguments. Once again, you are equivocating with your use of the word "faith". Equivocation is classified as both a formal and informal fallacy. It is the misleading use of a term with more than one meaning or sense (by glossing over which meaning is intended at a particular time).
    Atheism, it seems, is a mere rejection of certain arguments and not really an argument in and of itself.

    In the end, we're all agnostics. No one knows either way whether or not "God" exists.

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    I agree with Cephus. I do not make the claim that God does not exist. That would require that I support my claim with facts and evidence, which I cannot do since God is supernatural and illogical.
    Why is "God" illogical? I've made logical arguments in favor of the existence of "God", as have many others in the course of human history. Remember, logical is not the same thing as falsifiable. People can make logical postulations in the absence of proof.

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Why is "God" illogical? I've made logical arguments in favor of the existence of "God", as have many others in the course of human history. Remember, logical is not the same thing as falsifiable. People can make logical postulations in the absence of proof.
    It is logical for a being to exist that was not born, nor will die? It is also logical that this being is omnipotent?
    "An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it." - Gandhi

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