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Religion?

Catholicism
26
12%
Protestantism
24
11%
Eastern Orthodox
12
5%
Judaism
5
2%
Sunni Islam
5
2%
Shiite Islam
2
1%
European Neo-Pagan
10
5%
Tribal Religion
2
1%
Hindu
2
1%
Buddhist
10
5%
Shinto
0
No votes
Atheism
75
34%
Agnostic
23
11%
Other (specify)
22
10%
Mormon
1
0%
Scientologist
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 219

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Vlürch » 2017-04-04, 12:45

Varislintu wrote:I've also noticed Alfa TV, but I haven't noticed that it would be anti-evolution. They ran a series of German (!?) mini-documentaries about vaccines that were pro-vaccine so they are not completely anti-science, at least. At first the channel also triggered my spidey-sense, because it has very religiously themed programs, but I've warmed up to it a little bit. I don't think they're batshit crazy fundies behind it. I've even watched some of it, like a docu on Doctors without Borders.

Hmm, so I got them mixed up. Annoyingly, though, I noticed that TV7 is back and there was a so-called "documentary" that bluntly stated in the description something like "There is a global conspiracy by scientists to hide evidence of creationism, and even high-ranking Israeli archaeologists are involved! We also have solid proof that Jews militarily conquered Egypt during Moses' time, and thus Egypt rightfully belongs to Israel!" and cringed pretty hard. I didn't watch it since I have no interest in losing brain cells, but Jesus fucking Christ. :roll:

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Varislintu » 2017-04-06, 6:47

Vlürch wrote:Hmm, so I got them mixed up. Annoyingly, though, I noticed that TV7 is back and there was a so-called "documentary" that bluntly stated in the description something like "There is a global conspiracy by scientists to hide evidence of creationism, and even high-ranking Israeli archaeologists are involved! We also have solid proof that Jews militarily conquered Egypt during Moses' time, and thus Egypt rightfully belongs to Israel!" and cringed pretty hard. I didn't watch it since I have no interest in losing brain cells, but Jesus fucking Christ. :roll:


Yeah, TV7 is... creepy.

It's embarrassing, but the founder of TV7 is actually a relative of mine. :para: Basically that religious section of the extended family has cut itself off from the rest of us on their own accord a couple of generations ago, I guess because they were too busy with their evangelism to associate with unbelieving relatives.
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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-04-07, 23:46

Varislintu wrote:It's embarrassing, but the founder of TV7 is actually a relative of mine. :para:

Then you know how I feel about some of my maternal cousins. :P
Basically that religious section of the extended family has cut itself off from the rest of us on their own accord a couple of generations ago, I guess because they were too busy with their evangelism to associate with unbelieving relatives.

Then you know how my mom's entire family feels about one of said cousins.

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Prowler » 2017-05-13, 2:22

All those people going to see the Pope made me wonder how many people in this country are still pretty religious after all these years. I had the feeling that half of Catholics here are only so on paper. :hmm:

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby linguoboy » 2017-05-13, 2:27

Prowler wrote:All those people going to see the Pope made me wonder how many people in this country are still pretty religious after all these years. I had the feeling that half of Catholics here are only so on paper. :hmm:

Do you have to be religious to go see the Pope? I mean, how many would go to see the Queen of England if she came?
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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Prowler » 2017-05-13, 2:36

linguoboy wrote:
Prowler wrote:All those people going to see the Pope made me wonder how many people in this country are still pretty religious after all these years. I had the feeling that half of Catholics here are only so on paper. :hmm:

Do you have to be religious to go see the Pope? I mean, how many would go to see the Queen of England if she came?

Several people travelled long distances, though. Not to mention many went on peregrination by foot. It's not like the Pope came to the capital city where most people live. Usually people don't care much about the Pope if they're not religious, I'd say.

And tbh, many people go to Fátima once or twice a year. The Pope doesn't need to come here for people to flock there. I think my uncle went there several times in the last 5-6 years, per example.

I don't think it's easy to go see the Queen of England since I assume her security team would block the view. At best you could see her car passing by or something.

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Lur » 2017-11-01, 12:34

Update: still atheist with secular European neo-"pagan" interests, I guess... Maybe I just wish I could have a cultural background for myself that wasn't Christian/Muslim, which is interesting, since I wasn't even raised that...
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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Saim » 2017-12-31, 14:23


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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby vijayjohn » 2017-12-31, 19:48

Okay, I'm too curious not to ask: What bothers you about that video?

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Saim » 2018-01-01, 20:25

vijayjohn wrote:Okay, I'm too curious not to ask: What bothers you about that video?


Niqabs and niqab apologia bother me. Even that would be fine, but religious fanaticism masking itself as "feminism" is hard for me to stomach.

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-01, 20:37

How is it religious fanaticism?

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Saim » 2018-01-01, 22:40

vijayjohn wrote:How is it religious fanaticism?


Why do you think people wear the niqab?

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-01-01, 23:24

Saim wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:How is it religious fanaticism?


Why do you think people wear the niqab?

I can't pretend I'm any sort of authority on that, so I looked it up, and I guess I see what you mean now.

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Prowler » 2018-02-10, 18:56

I've honestly stopped breaking my head open trying to think of a meaning/purpose for all existence. For all I know and care, the universe and life just exist for the sake of it and no important reason in particular. And one's day to day life is usually busy enough to prevent you from getting lost in such thoughts, anyway. It's best just to try and enjoy our time left as we're still healthy.

However, it'd be nice if there was some sort of afterlife and that going to a better place when we die was a thing, but I just can't bring myself to believe that. It seems illogical for me. I have read some descriptions about people who've been clinically dead for some minutes at some point in their lives and they basically described feeling nothing and just seeing everything black, although they found it to be a peaceful sensation... that kind of matches what I've always imagined to feel like.

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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby linguoboy » 2018-03-26, 15:48

Another interesting survey of religious attitudes and behaviours in Europe, this one focused on young adults: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/21/christianity-non-christian-europe-young-people-survey-religion.

(The full report is available here: https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/research/centres/benedict-xvi/docs/2018-mar-europe-young-people-report-eng.pdf.)
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Re: Random Religion Thread

Postby Lur » 2018-08-17, 17:29

(deleted, wrong thread)
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