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What generally desribes your religious beliefs?

Agnosticism
6
8%
Atheism
32
42%
Bahá'í Faith
0
No votes
Buddhism
1
1%
Christianity (including LDS and Jehovah's Witnesses)
8
11%
Confucianism
0
No votes
Hinduism
1
1%
Islam
1
1%
Jainism
0
No votes
Judaism
3
4%
Shinto
0
No votes
Sikhism
0
No votes
Taoism
1
1%
European polytheism
3
4%
Wicca
0
No votes
New Age spirituality
1
1%
Other
6
8%
None
13
17%
 
Total votes: 76

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Your religious beliefs (or lack thereof)

Postby Michael » 2012-08-08, 18:38

I'm a polytheist of the Hellenic tradition. How about you guys?
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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby Luís » 2012-08-08, 18:44

100% atheist.

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby BlackZ » 2012-08-08, 19:04

I'm still Agnostic - I have no reason to believe that God exists, nor that He doesn't exist.

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby linguoboy » 2012-08-08, 19:12

Why are we only allowed one choice?
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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby Michael » 2012-08-08, 19:35

linguoboy wrote:Why are we only allowed one choice?
I initially allowed up to 2 choices, because I know that for instance Buddhism isn't theistic, thus it would be possible to be both an atheist and Buddhist, but I guess I just want to get an overall view of things. Just choose which one you feel you identify more with.
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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby Johanna » 2012-08-08, 21:43

Atheist here, and have been for as long as I can remember.
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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby JackFrost » 2012-08-08, 22:13

Vive l'athéisme.
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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby Aurinĭa » 2012-08-08, 22:30

Another atheist here. I can remember not being an atheist though, as a small child I believed somewhat, then I stopped caring, realised later I was agnostic and actually didn't want to believe, realised still later I wasn't agnostic anymore, but atheist.

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby księżycowy » 2012-08-08, 22:34

Yay, a "new" religion thread. :P

Catholic Agnostic. Though I suppose I identify much more with Agnostic then Catholic at the current moment.

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby Ciarán12 » 2012-08-10, 8:35

Atheist, bordering occasionally (I'm told) on millitantly so. Then again, those crazy religious people love to brand atheists as millitant so make them seem less reasonable.

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby ling » 2012-08-10, 9:34

Atheist. Been so all my life. Even as a little kid I thought the idea of a god was absurd.
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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2012-08-10, 9:56

Other, I'd say I'm an unattached spiritualist, but I don't know if that's the English term (if there is any). I've read about 'ongebonden spirituelen' in an article, meaning: people who believe in something but don't belong to a religion and yes, that describes me. But it's not something organised so actually it can mean basically anything, it doesn't say much about what you really belief.

ling wrote:Atheist. Been so all my life. Even as a little kid I thought the idea of a god was absurd.


I have this the other way round. Even as a little child I felt very attracted to the idea of a God even though I was raised agnostic.
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Re: What religion do you follow? [2nd edition]

Postby MillMaths » 2012-08-10, 10:58

I voted for "Other". My new religion is Linguism. I worship languages.

Michaēl wrote:I know that for instance Buddhism isn't theistic, thus it would be possible to be both an atheist and Buddhist
You are confusing atheistic and nontheistic.
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Re: What religion do you follow? [2nd edition]

Postby Reinder » 2012-08-10, 11:01

Sophie wrote:
Michaēl wrote:I know that for instance Buddhism isn't theistic, thus it would be possible to be both an atheist and Buddhist
You are confusing atheistic and nontheistic.
He means that it is possible to be both a Buddhist and an Atheist, because Buddhism is a nontheistic religion.
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Re: What religion do you follow? [2nd edition]

Postby Ciarán12 » 2012-08-10, 12:13

Sophie wrote:I voted for "Other". My new religion is Linguism. I worship languages.


Don't know it you were being at all serious about that, but I'd say I fall into that camp. Seriously. Not in any kind of Deistic way, but I'd say I have a deep philosophical (maybe bordering on spiritual) attachment to languages.

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby language learner » 2012-08-10, 13:40

Why isn't there New age in the poll? Not that it's exactly an religion or something...

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby Hoogstwaarschijnlijk » 2012-08-10, 14:15

имен wrote:Why isn't there New age in the poll? Not that it's exactly an religion or something...

I agree, new age/ unattached spiritualism, something like that should have been in the poll, I think it's one of the most important religions (well, not really religions maybe...) nowadays, at least in the Netherlands.
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Re: What religion do you follow? [2nd edition]

Postby MillMaths » 2012-08-10, 14:30

Jediism should have been in the poll as well.

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby Kenny » 2012-08-12, 15:14

100% atheist. I'm as sure as I can be (but obviously do not and cannot know) that there is no God and I wouldn't like there to be one. Even if there was a God I wouldn't want to be one of his subjects or to give a more accurate description of what all the Holy Scriptures of the world's main monotheistic religions make the guy out to be like, a slave. I think it's wicked for anyone to wish for a divine dictator, omnipresent, omniscient, watching your every move and never, ever leaving you.

The other day someone asked me what I hold on to in times of distress or great despair. Well, that's easy. People I love, people who love me, people who are there for me when I need them. A lot more real and comforting, at least to me, than a big guy in the sky. (But you know, to each their own.)

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Re: What religion do you follow? 2nd edition

Postby loqu » 2012-08-12, 15:38

My view on religion is quite personal. When I was a kid, around 10 years old or so, I remember getting to the conclusion that I just couldn't believe in that thing named 'God' that people at school and in the church (which I only attended for the communion courses) spoke about. Since in those times the only visible religious choices were being a Catholic or being atheist, I became an atheist -some times millitant, less so when I got older-.

Some years ago I dabbled into other religions to see what they were about, and found out I'm much more of a polytheist and I agree with many postulates of European polytheistic religions (don't like the word 'paganism' because it's derogatory). Plus I feel the Roman religion as a pretty familiar one to me. Maybe my sister telling me all those Roman myths when I was a child, played some role.

Hence I voted European Neopaganism in the poll.
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