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Your religious persuasion (or there lack of)
1) Christianity (all forms, Catholicism, Christian Protestants, Christian Orthodox)
50%
 50%  [ 35 ]
2) Atheism
20%
 20%  [ 14 ]
3) Agnostic (Don't Know)
14%
 14%  [ 10 ]
4) Theist with no organized religion
8%
 8%  [ 6 ]
5) Other
5%
 5%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 69

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AmericanTory





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agnostic. I was raised Baptist and went to church every Sunday growing up. I was baptized when I was ten. I have a B.A. in religion with an emphasis on Christian history and theology. At some point in the past two or three years, I started to doubt, and unlike every other time this had happened in my life, I didn't feel guilty. There may be a god, and there might not, and I'm okay with either scenario.

That said, I respect those who can and do believe in whatever it is they choose. Faith is hard.
Stephen





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could have added up to 10 options for the poll!

Why cram jews, muslims, hindus, sikhs, buddhists, jedis and pastafarians into "other"?
biggie





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and here i thought that everyone had forgotten about the jedis :lol:

persecuted long long ago, in a galaxy far far away...
Riley W





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stephen wrote:
You could have added up to 10 options for the poll!

Why cram jews, muslims, hindus, sikhs, buddhists, jedis and pastafarians into "other"?


because I figured they were a minority...and i was right considering their is no votes logged under other! :wink:
Bleatmop





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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am an atheist, as in I am without theism (literal definition of the word). I am also agnostic, because I do not know if there is a god or not. This article helped change me from saying I was agnostic to saying I was atheist. You can find it here.

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Atheists are thought to be closed-minded because they deny the existence of gods, whereas agnostics appear to be open-minded because they do not know for sure. This is a mistake because atheists do not necessarily deny any gods and may indeed be an atheist because they do not know for sure in other words, they may be an agnostic as well.


I was raised in a Mennonite church, and was an avid believer in god until I was 15. It was then that I had never ever felt the "spirit" of God. I simply had "the faith of a child", meaning that I never questioned if God was really there. The moment I questioned if there was a God, I started to question why I followed God. I could find no good answers, so I stopped believing.
Ruth





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reformed Christian

--Ruth
don muntean





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a hare krishna for about two decades and now I'm preparing for eventual conversion to Judaism. I'm enjoying this new relationship with God - free of the mythological...
Riley W





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judaism?

Don't you have to be Jewish to be a believer in Judaism? (are you Jewish?)

(btw I don't get anti-semitics, for crying out loud - Jesus was a Jew!)

I don't care for Judaism....I think its stubborn to deny that Jesus wasn't the Messiah.

And its a tad of an exclusive religion...
Stephen





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westmanguy wrote:
Judaism?

Don't you have to be Jewish to be a believer in Judaism? (are you Jewish?)

(btw I don't get anti-semitics, for crying out loud - Jesus was a Jew!)

I don't care for Judaism....I think its stubborn to deny that Jesus wasn't the Messiah.

And its a tad of an exclusive religion...


One can convert to the religion of Judaism without being ethnically Jewish. Also, a Muslim might call you or I stubborn for not recognizing Mohammed as God's prophet.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baptist is my game & yet I'm agnostic towards the bible & a believer in both GOD & Darwinism. :shock:
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westmanguy wrote:


I don't care for Judaism....I think its stubborn to deny that Jesus wasn't the Messiah.
And its a tad of an exclusive religion...

The Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths are all "exclusive religions", if I'm not mistaken they are the only truly exclusive ones.
don muntean





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stephen wrote:
westmanguy wrote:
Judaism?

Don't you have to be Jewish to be a believer in Judaism? (are you Jewish?)

(btw I don't get anti-semitics, for crying out loud - Jesus was a Jew!)

I don't care for Judaism....I think its stubborn to deny that Jesus wasn't the Messiah.

And its a tad of an exclusive religion...


One can convert to the religion of Judaism without being ethnically Jewish. Also, a Muslim might call you or I stubborn for not recognizing Mohammed as God's prophet.


Nice answer... :)
Riley W





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But Judaism and Christianity share the First Testament.

Judaists - in my opinion - are stubborn to not believe Jesus Christ isn't the messiah.

Christianity - exclusive? Anyone of any colour, gender, can be a Christian.
Bleatmop





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westmanguy wrote:
But Judaism and Christianity share the First Testament.

Judaists - in my opinion - are stubborn to not believe Jesus Christ isn't the messiah.

Christianity - exclusive? Anyone of any colour, gender, can be a Christian.


It's exclusive because it doesn't allow their believers to worship other religions at the same time. Many other religions do allow this.
mrsocko





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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Westman guy wrote:
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Judaists - in my opinion - are stubborn to not believe Jesus Christ isn't the messiah.


It is interesting to study why the Jews reject Jesus. I read a book on the subject written by a Jew and he made quite an argument against it. Mostly he says there are mistranslation of key scriptures. I also read a rebutal of his arguements by a Rabbi who converted to Christianity sighting the author of the books ignorance of biblical Hebrew.

I guess you can explain away anything if you try hard enough.
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