View Poll Results: Which option best describes you?

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  • I'm a theist - there is definitely a God/higher power

    14 31.11%
  • I'm a theist - there is a possibility that there is not a God

    5 11.11%
  • I'm an atheist - there is no God

    11 24.44%
  • I'm an atheist - there is a possibility that there is a God

    8 17.78%
  • I self identify as an agnostic, neither atheist nor theist

    3 6.67%
  • Other - I defy the above classifications

    4 8.89%
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Thread: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably God)

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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    I consider myself an agnostic. I've met some really smart people who would tell you there is definitely a God, and I've met some really smart people who would tell you that there is definitely not a God. That tells me that people really just aren't smart enough to know, and if you think you've got it all figured out, good for you. But you don't have it figured out, because nobody does.
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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    I responded no god, but my view is slightly more complicated than that. The existence of a supreme being isn't decidable one way or the other. The almost ubiquitous version of god (human being with super powers in the sky) is plainly ridiculous, though.

    There may or may not be a god, but I have great certainty that every religion is the same as every other religion - just made up stories that people tell each other. I've never seen a good reason why Islam or Hinduism or any other modern religion is even a little bit less ridiculous than the stories of the Norse or greek gods.

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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I responded no god, but my view is slightly more complicated than that. The existence of a supreme being isn't decidable one way or the other. The almost ubiquitous version of god (human being with super powers in the sky) is plainly ridiculous, though.

    There may or may not be a god, but I have great certainty that every religion is the same as every other religion - just made up stories that people tell each other. I've never seen a good reason why Islam or Hinduism or any other modern religion is even a little bit less ridiculous than the stories of the Norse or greek gods.
    this thinking is along the lines of what prompted this poll, thank you for taking the time to respond and clarify your position above and beyond the poll option.

    edit: the polls wording got changed a little with the mod assist, I was hoping to be able to encapsulate this thinking in option 4 which initially was to read: "I am an atheist - there is a remote possibility that there is a God/higher power"
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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    God is a verb, not a noun. Thus I voted other.

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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    I don't believe there is a "god" per se, as much as I believe there is a divine force or energy within the universe that is beyond the full grasp of the mortal mind. I think "gods" as they are thought of is simply the mortal mind attempting to express and make sense of the way in which that divine force touches them and create a situation that makes the impossible to understand somewhat understandable in their mind. I could be wrong but that's my personal take on it.

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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    I voted that I self identify as an agnostic - but I've read before that agnostics should actually consider themselves atheists.

    I have felt no belief, I can't blindly believe and I have no proof (this is why I started with my lack of belief, as I realize not everything can be inherently proven). Therefore, I don't rule out the possibility, but I cannot definitively say that there is or is not.
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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    Quote Originally Posted by marduc View Post
    Promoted by the direction that the discussion being had Here: has progressed I thought this may be an interesting /revealing poll to make (hopefully there will be no poll stacking by "anonymous")

    The basic question is primarily intended for those who self identify as atheists; however I am including options for everyone (hopefully) to be able to cast a vote, and am curious to see how conviction stacks on the theist side as well.

    I am leaving this poll anonymous, so vote honestly please.
    I voted that I'm a theist who can't deny the possibility that God doesn't exist. If he does exist, though, I'm quite sure he's/she's laughin' his f'ing ass off at how we've bastardized him. My belief is "All pathes to God." Yours...mine...theirs.
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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    I voted that I self identify as an agnostic - but I've read before that agnostics should actually consider themselves atheists.

    I have felt no belief, I can't blindly believe and I have no proof (this is why I started with my lack of belief, as I realize not everything can be inherently proven). Therefore, I don't rule out the possibility, but I cannot definitively say that there is or is not.

    That is why the "self identify as an agnostic" option is there, I was wanting to get feedback from people who self identify themselves as atheist (or to a lesser degree theist). How others think you should be classifying yourself is unwanted for the purpose of the poll, and insignificant and irrelevant for the purpose of your over all well being,.
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    Re: No god, or probably not a God (for an added bonus the invese God Vs. probably Go

    I'm an atheist, there could possibly be a god, there simply is no evidence that I've ever seen that supports such a possibility. There could also be unicorns, fairies, leprechauns, space aliens and honest politicians, but I have likewise never seen evidence for any of those, thus I do not believe in any of them.
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