View Poll Results: What is your religion?

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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 Blackdog View Post
    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.
    Actually no.
    It's 42 Religious, 48 Atheist/agnostic and 33 Other
    If you want to combine between religious and other, it would be:
    75 Religious/Other - 61%
    48 Atheist/Agnostic - 39%

    Also, it's not cheating.
    Read this thread:
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/feedba...h-problem.html
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Actually, it probably is more or less accurate.
    Was not even close.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    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.
    Got any evidence to back this up? Or are you just stating unfounded opinion?

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    Online, you're anonymous and more likely to be honest about it.
    People tend to be more dishonest about themselfs online...

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    Religion is experiencing a long, slow slide into irrelevancy.
    That would depend on where you live...

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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Actually no.
    It's 42 Religious, 48 Atheist/agnostic and 33 Other
    If you want to combine between religious and other, it would be:
    75 Religious/Other - 61%
    48 Atheist/Agnostic - 39%
    You have got to be kidding. You are talking about a 3% difference.

    Your religious numbers are off by about 9 votes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Also, it's not cheating.
    Read this thread:
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/feedba...h-problem.html
    We all know the majority of anonymous voters above say 4 or 5 at most are people logging out and clearing cookies to vote numerous times.
    Last edited by Black Dog; 10-05-09 at 09:45 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    You have got to be kidding. You are talking about a 3% difference.
    I simply gave you the real numbers.
    We all know the majority of anonymous voters above say 4 or 5 at most are people logging out and clearing cookies to vote numerous times.
    'We all' is a generalization.
    I myself used to vote in polls when I was a guest in the forum.
    It is quite possible that there are some users who do this on purpose, but most are probably innocent guests who simply give their votes.
    And I don't see how it matters seeing that we can simply count the number of users shown on the poll results.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I simply gave you the real numbers.
    'We all' is a generalization.
    OK the smart ones know.

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I myself used to vote in polls when I was a guest in the forum.
    It is quite possible that there are some users who do this on purpose, but most are probably innocent guests who simply give their votes.
    Looking at the numbers and the odds, that is utter bull****.

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    And I don't see how it matters seeing that we can simply count the number of users shown on the poll results.
    Exactly what I did and it gives a much more accurate view of the make up of this site than the actual pole on it's own.

    So why did you say it was accurate when you knew on it's own it was not?
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

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    Re: What is your religion?

    I believe in a higher power and life after death, but do not subscribe to any particular religion. I have no idea what happens when I or anyone else dies. And it really doesn't matter. I have hope that part of me will live on outside of those that I leave behind because, for me, it gives me an answer to why we are here. If someone doesn't like that answer, well, oh well. I try not to delve too much into what I fully believe to people outside my family and close friends because I hate getting lectured by either religious people trying to save my soul or atheists that want to show me logic. Neither group is likely to change my beliefs, so why put myself through the uncomfortable politeness involved in listening to their side. Now this would mainly apply to those that I talk to in person. Online, I can passively read the arguments and comment only on what I want.

    However, I also do not fault most anyone for believing their own religious beliefs as long as those beliefs do not become too extreme and/or prevent others from being treated equally. I don't think it is right to belittle anyone for their beliefs either.

    I try not to fault most religions as a whole for what some people in that religion may do in the name of that religion. There are some teachings of certain religions though that I consider wrong. Jihad and crusades, honor killings and intolerance of other people's beliefs are some examples of bad teachings. Community relations, charity and kindness are some good teachings that may not have reached so many without organized religion.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Atheist/Agnostic. I am Atheist in that I do not believe in a loving god. I do believe there is the possibility of some unknown creator(s) so ultimately I am Agnostic.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    OK the smart ones know.
    What makes you think so?
    Did you make a poll?
    Looking at the numbers and the odds, that is utter bull****.
    You can't tell that by looking at the numbers and the odds.
    Exactly what I did and it gives a much more accurate view of the make up of this site than the actual pole on it's own.

    So why did you say it was accurate when you knew on it's own it was not?
    I never said it was accurate, I merely corrected you about the 'cheating' part, as a guest voting in a poll is really not cheating.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    What makes you think so?
    Did you make a poll?
    And this has something to do with anything I said?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    You can't tell that by looking at the numbers and the odds.
    Yes you can and I did, and our numbers were only different by 3%.

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    I never said it was accurate, I merely corrected you about the 'cheating' part, as a guest voting in a poll is really not cheating.
    That was Cephus who ran off into the sunset, lol.

    I mean cheating as in voting more than one time. I don't know how you missed that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: What is your religion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    And this has something to do with anything I said?
    It has everything to do with what you said.
    Yes you can and I did, and our numbers were only different by 3%.
    My claim was that you cannot tell whether somebody has cheated or whether it's a mere forum-guest voting in a poll by looking at the numbers of votes and the numbers of the shown users.
    What makes you declare it as 'cheating' and not as 'guest-voting', since both values carry the same results?
    That was Cephus who ran off into the sunset, lol.

    I mean cheating as in voting more than one time. I don't know how you missed that?
    What is it that I've missed which makes you so certain that someone has been cheating in the poll?
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