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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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mrsocko





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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have a slightly different view on the definition of an atheist.
To me an atheist doesn't rule out the existence of God, but doesn't think it is particularly likely either. I guess an agnostic would be someone who doesn't know either, but who thinks there is at least a pretty good possibility.


I think Websters Dictionairy could clear up your problem if you gave it a chance.
gc





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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrsocko wrote:
I think Websters Dictionairy could clear up your problem if you gave it a chance.

That is precisely the problem! Different dictionaries (or different entries of the same dictionary) have different definitions. Whether or not I am an atheist depends on which dictionary you consult.
Personally I go with the literal definition "without theism".
Azurite





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a skeptical Christian. My head tells me that belief in God is irrational and unscientific. My intuition tells me that Jesus is for real.
Rusty Bedsprings





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm a skeptical Christian. My head tells me that belief in God is irrational and unscientific. My intuition tells me that Jesus is for real.


did you know that there are more records of Jesus than of Julius caesar. So if you don't belive in jesus then I'd say it's because of your heart, not your head.
Azurite





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Bedsprings wrote:

did you know that there are more records of Jesus than of Julius caesar. So if you don't belive in jesus then I'd say it's because of your heart, not your head.


You seem to have misunderstood. Does this make more sense to you?

My head tells me that religious faith is unscientific and irrational. My intuition tells me that Jesus is the real deal.


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hamiltonguyo





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Former agnostic, and now Anglican.

I didn't come to church till 10 and didn't really believe till around 14 or 15. Since then I've been blessed with much greater faith.
Rusty Bedsprings





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Azurite wrote:
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You seem to have misunderstood. Does this make more sense to you?

My head tells me that religious faith is unscientific and irrational. My intuition tells me that Jesus is the real deal


well there is lots of evidence (logical, that makes sence to the head) that supports jesus' existence.
Rusty Bedsprings





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don m wrote:
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Why is Jewish left off the poll list?


because all Tories are racist bigots who underfund orphans with illnesses. No but seriously I would like a more comprehensive poll too. I might get on that. It should differentiate between major christian groups too.
Azurite





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rusty Bedsprings wrote:
Azurite wrote:
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You seem to have misunderstood. Does this make more sense to you?

My head tells me that religious faith is unscientific and irrational. My intuition tells me that Jesus is the real deal


well there is lots of evidence (logical, that makes sence to the head) that supports jesus' existence.


I don't doubt his existence!
Rusty Bedsprings





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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Azurite wrote:

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I don't doubt his existence!


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My head tells me that religious faith is unscientific and irrational.


I just dont understand how you can belive in Jesus but have your head belive that religious faith is irrational. :?
AutumnFalls





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christian, specifically LDS (also known as Mormon)
mrsocko





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Christian, specifically LDS (also known as Mormon)


I've read some accounts of Mormonism which show it to be very close to historical Christianity and then some accounts that don't.

Do LDS believe Jesus is God? Do they believe in the Trinity?
AutumnFalls





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mrsocko wrote:
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Christian, specifically LDS (also known as Mormon)


I've read some accounts of Mormonism which show it to be very close to historical Christianity and then some accounts that don't.

Do LDS believe Jesus is God? Do they believe in the Trinity?
I personally believe it is. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. As for the Trinity, we don't believe it. We believe God, Christ and the Holy Spirit to be three separate beings. I'm a bit unsure as to what you mean by historical Christianity. Are you referring to New Testament Christianity? If that is the case, yes I believe we do, in so far as we have a prophet and apostles organized in much the same way as it was in biblical times.
don muntean





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AutumnFalls wrote:
mrsocko wrote:
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Christian, specifically LDS (also known as Mormon)


I've read some accounts of Mormonism which show it to be very close to historical Christianity and then some accounts that don't.

Do LDS believe Jesus is God? Do they believe in the Trinity?
I personally believe it is. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. As for the Trinity, we don't believe it. We believe God, Christ and the Holy Spirit to be three separate beings. I'm a bit unsure as to what you mean by historical Christianity. Are you referring to New Testament Christianity? If that is the case, yes I believe we do, in so far as we have a prophet and apostles organized in much the same way as it was in biblical times.


Mormons also believe that God was once a human like us! :?
AutumnFalls





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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don muntean wrote:
AutumnFalls wrote:
mrsocko wrote:
Quote:
Christian, specifically LDS (also known as Mormon)


I've read some accounts of Mormonism which show it to be very close to historical Christianity and then some accounts that don't.

Do LDS believe Jesus is God? Do they believe in the Trinity?
I personally believe it is. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. As for the Trinity, we don't believe it. We believe God, Christ and the Holy Spirit to be three separate beings. I'm a bit unsure as to what you mean by historical Christianity. Are you referring to New Testament Christianity? If that is the case, yes I believe we do, in so far as we have a prophet and apostles organized in much the same way as it was in biblical times.


Mormons also believe that God was once a human like us! :?
News to me....I think you're mistaken here.
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