Poll

Are you religious, and if so, which?

I am an atheist.
17 (24.3%)
I am agnostic.
11 (15.7%)
I am a Roman Catholic.
7 (10%)
I am a Protestant Christian (any denomination)
13 (18.6%)
I am Jewish.
0 (0%)
I am Muslim.
1 (1.4%)
I am a Hindu.
0 (0%)
I am a Sikh.
0 (0%)
I am a Buddhist.
1 (1.4%)
I am a pagan.
3 (4.3%)
I am a Satanist.
0 (0%)
I am a loser goth kid who thinks I am a pagan or Satanist, but in actuality am trying to look cool and/or annoy my parents.
0 (0%)
I follow a different religion.
3 (4.3%)
No spurious nonsense, plz.
2 (2.9%)
Something other than all these options. (You'd better explain it if you choose this, too.)
10 (14.3%)
I am a Mormon. (Church of the Latter Day Saints)
1 (1.4%)
Religion is a smile on a dog.
1 (1.4%)

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Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« on: August 26, 2004, 06:21:15 PM »
I was just wondering about this. :) Please, no flaming. I am curious as to the results.

For the record, I am a Christian Methodist.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2004, 06:33:27 PM »
Please to be adding an option for "Not really sure, since everyone seems to have a different definition of agnostic."  Although that could just be shortened to "Not really sure," so that other folks can choose it if the last bit doesn't apply.

Also add an option for "I am a Sith".
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2004, 06:35:57 PM »
I can't edit options, you'll have to do it yourself. :P
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2004, 06:41:08 PM »
Something in me rebels at the thought of monotheism. One day I should look into the religions of this world that aren't based on One Sumpreme Being and see if I like them. Otherwise, though I believe there is something more powerful out there I haven't found an explanation I like. That's is not to say I'd be any more observant of that religion than I currently am of Christianity.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2004, 06:56:03 PM »
Technically speaking I guess i'm catholic (but I wouldn't call myself roman catholic so I voted other)  ;)
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004, 06:57:36 PM »
I was baptised a Catholic, but let the record show that I was the first person to vote "atheist".

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004, 07:06:09 PM »
None and all, in a way.  All religions have something to teach, both positive and negative.  The idea of following one though, is something I think of as inherently restrictive(also a label, another box perhaps?).  I believe in the connection of all things, following my heart, not doing harm, forgiveness and ultimately taking responsibility for my actions and their consequences.  These things, of course, are listed in many religions and life philosopies.  So my religion then - developing the patchwork quilt of self through the exercise of free will. :)
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2004, 07:08:40 PM »
Wiccan but I have not been involved in it for a while.
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2004, 07:19:08 PM »
Is Wicca different from Paganism?

If so, can someone add Wicca to the poll? :)
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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2004, 07:20:46 PM »
I voted "other."  I was raised in Pentecostal and Baptist churches (meaning we went about 10 times my entire childhood) but I never saw eye-to-eye with either.  As I've gotten older, I just can't get behind worshipping Jesus Christ.  I believe that he was very influential and that he did indeed live, but as for being the "son of God" and our Saviour, I just have a hard time with that.  I do believe, however, that there is something greater than us out there, but likely not the God from the Bible.
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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2004, 07:21:59 PM »
If so, can someone add Wicca to the poll? :)

Done.  :)
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2004, 07:33:58 PM »
Yes there is a difference. ;)
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2004, 07:39:43 PM »
Thanks, Ice. :)

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« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2004, 07:56:47 PM »
I am of a "customised" religion, tailor made to my own beliefs.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2004, 09:26:58 PM »
Religion is a smile on a dog. Specifically the SO's dog, who happens to be named Religion. Rob wanted the enjoyment of lecturing, "Bad Religion!" during the housebreaking/training period. 

I also believe in Feng Shoe, the ancient art of accessorizing. :-yin

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2004, 09:59:14 PM »
I'm an atheist, but I guess I'm technically an agnostic. I don't believe in any religion, but I don't think there couldn't be some sort of deity (or deities).
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2004, 10:58:38 PM »
None and all, in a way.  All religions have something to teach, both positive and negative.  The idea of following one though, is something I think of as inherently restrictive(also a label, another box perhaps?).  I believe in the connection of all things, following my heart, not doing harm, forgiveness and ultimately taking responsibility for my actions and their consequences.  These things, of course, are listed in many religions and life philosopies.  So my religion then - developing the patchwork quilt of self through the exercise of free will. :)

Sounds like unitarian universalism. Many beliefs fit under its umbrella. ;p I'm agnostic I guess. I call my religion, "possibilism." Also, unitarian universalism and quan yin method should be added, if they're not on there already.

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« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2004, 01:03:19 AM »
I believe in being decent to another people. That is the bottom line of most of the 'big' religions too, I think. Funnily enough it fails to show in this little world of ours.  :P

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« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2004, 01:52:11 AM »
Roman Catholic.

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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2004, 05:22:08 AM »
I worship Oghma and Lathander.....mmmh.. well ok. I am from a catholic/protestant family, raised as a protestant, practising a Buddhist mix with some Osho added for the flavour( Religion is a smile on a dog is almost a zen koan).

I am agnostic as to what makes people think they are atheists. :P
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2004, 05:31:08 AM »
I'd say I'm agnostic, agnostic being not athiest. Athiest being that you don't believe there's anything out there in the whole universe and that the human race is the only intelligent race ever conceived, and agnostic being that I believe there are other beings out there in the universe and that we aren't alone, maybe even some kind of God-type being, but I just don't actively support any religion.

Well I think that's what they are...

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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2004, 05:39:25 AM »
Lutheran Protestant. :)
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« Reply #22 on: August 27, 2004, 06:20:01 AM »
Atheist.

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« Reply #23 on: August 27, 2004, 06:35:22 AM »
I voted "something other".

My passport says I'm Roman Catholic, I used to attend church services regularly when I was about 13, but I lost my interest quite soon and haven't been there for a long time. I don't believe in the Bible or its protagonists, that's why I couldn't attend religion lessons when I still went to school (it bored me too much).

I'm not an atheist, however, as I pray from time to time (sometimes asking for a solution to my problems, often just saying "thank you").
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« Reply #24 on: August 27, 2004, 06:50:35 AM »
Atheist here.

Atheist because of political ideology, not for any religious reason.

However, I do dabble in paganism, moreso Celticism.