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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 katiegrrl0 View Post
    so if you don't follow the dogma why do you call yourself and live like a Buddhist?

    being a Buddhist that doesn't really practice makes you what, would that be very confused or uncommitted or a Christian wanna be that can't commit to that either? just what is a Buddhist wanna be called?
    Lack of commitment to a religion is not a bad thing, in my opinion. My views on spirituality and the afterlife are not so easily confined to simplistic labels. Since I live my life as a Buddhist but do not subscribe to the dogma, you may call me whatever is most convenient to you.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I'm an Atheist. Religion has never shown me any proof of a god. All I've heard from religious leaders is "You are not suppose to ask questions, just believeeeee"
    You should talk to more religious leaders. Go talk to a Buddhist monk; if he tells you not to ask questions, he's not a Buddhist.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Wow. That's a lot of atheist/agnostic. Not even close to the American average. Well, it's the internet.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    I'm an Atheist. Religion has never shown me any proof of a god. All I've heard from religious leaders is "You are not suppose to ask questions, just believeeeee"

    In my entire life, I've rarely heard those words uttered, or known any religious person (Christian or otherwise) to imply that no questions should ever be asked. Actually, the opposite has been true in my personal experience with the churches I've attended and the Christians I've known. The words I have always heard were "You wouldn't be normal if you didn't question your beliefs" and "Bring on the questions. If I can't answer them myself, I'll look them up or ask someone who does know". In addition, I've always been challenged to double check for myself the accuracy of anything taught to me as being from the Bible....by the pastor/minister/preacher. I have witnessed plenty of excellent thoughtful debate among Christians within and outside the walls of churches concerning various interpretations of Bible verses and personal opinions, all with great respect for each other. I must have been in the wrong churches all that time.




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    Re: What is your religion?

    This thread reminds me a funny hobby I have. When Mormon kids on their missions come a knockin', if I have time to chat, I let them come in and give them an opportunity to save my soul. Meanwhile, I do my best to convert them to Discordianism.


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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Suuuuure you have.
    Yes, I have... Maybe my pastors just didn't feel like answering the questions at the time I asked them? I guess I could look at it that way.
    Last edited by Phantom; 09-24-09 at 11:18 PM.

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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    This thread reminds me a funny hobby I have. When Mormon kids on their missions come a knockin', if I have time to chat, I let them come in and give them an opportunity to save my soul. Meanwhile, I do my best to convert them to Discordianism.
    I live in the middle of religion central, there are churches on just about every street corner, I have three churches within a mile of me on my street, yet nobody ever comes to my door. Why? Because I got on everyone's black list by actually knowing more about their religions than their representatives did. They don't want to talk to anyone who knows anything, they only want to deal with the gullible and the ignorant. As soon as you prove that you know more than they do, and can show why what they believe is ridiculous, they stop sending "missionaries" to save your soul. The last thing they want is you showing their members how silly their beliefs are.

    Now, I get to sleep in on weekends, I haven't been bothered in about a decade.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by UlrichTheAmerican View Post
    Wow. That's a lot of atheist/agnostic. Not even close to the American average. Well, it's the internet.
    Actually, it probably is more or less accurate. Many, and perhaps even most Christians in public life only claim to be Christian because they think it makes them look good to others, they don't understand the beliefs they profess to have, nor do they actively practice them. Online, you're anonymous and more likely to be honest about it.

    Religion is experiencing a long, slow slide into irrelevancy.
    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 don't like to call myself an atheist, because it makes it seem like I'm "conforming to nonconformism." I just tell people I'm non-religious, I have no view either way, however I am spiritual.

    Religion has become too big of a deal now, it brings out the worst in people and it starts wars, I don't like that.


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    Re: What is your religion?

    The pole is not accurate as someone was cheating.

    If you look at atheist/agnostic it has around 62 total votes. Only 47 of them are by forum users. 14 votes by anonymous.

    All the other category's are off by 2 to 3 anonymous votes at most. What does that tell you?

    So in reality it looks more like...

    Religious/spiritual 84 -63%
    Atheist/Agnostic 49 - 36%

    A much more realistic make up of this site.
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