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%)

Total Members Voted: 67

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #25 on: August 27, 2004, 06:55:39 AM »
For the record, I am a Christian Methodist.

I'm also a Methodist.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #26 on: August 27, 2004, 07:02:37 AM »
I strongly dislike religion. Atheist.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #27 on: August 27, 2004, 09:31:13 AM »
I strongly dislike religion. Atheist.

I agree with you completely. Im a militant atheist. Cast down the false gods (which are all of them)!

I dont mind most non-christian base religions.

its funny how these online polls always have atheist as a leading option.

And its odd that this is the second one Ive noticed in 5 minutes. Religion poll that is. The other being at Ashford City forums.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2004, 09:34:51 AM »
Statistically, are atheists a global majority?

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2004, 09:43:42 AM »
Statistically, are atheists a global majority?

Probably not.

1.2 BIllion Catholics or so make up the largest percentage, I think. 6 billion people in the word, 20% is a lot.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2004, 10:16:03 AM »
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka Mormon)

Come on, you all wondered who voted that way, didn't ya? ;)
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2004, 10:25:29 AM »
I don't wear religious makeup...  ::)

I voted 'protestant', but I'm probably some kind of weird mixture of gnostic and 17th-century puritan (the cool ones who killed British kings and advocated free will, not the boring ones who burned witches and thought sex was evil). I'm also not interested in being a member of any church that has priests, claim that they will make me a better person (I'm pretty good as I am, thank you very much) or claims that everybody else is wrong.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2004, 10:38:58 AM »
I strongly dislike religion. Atheist.

its funny how these online polls always have atheist as a leading option.



Actually, if you add up just the Catholics and Protestants, the numbers are tied.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2004, 11:30:07 AM »
I think he meant that for some reason, "atheist" is often the first option of the poll.

Im a militant atheist. Cast down the false gods (which are all of them)!

I dont mind most non-christian base religions.

I find that somewhat strange.
Except if "I don't mind" means "I know next to no one believing in it, so I don't care."

Statistically, are atheists a global majority?

Probably not.

1.2 BIllion Catholics or so make up the largest percentage, I think. 6 billion people in the word, 20% is a lot.

Also, add at least 1 billion Muslims and 500-700 million Hindus to the list, and you've already covered almost half of the world's population. And there's still Buddhists, other Christian denominations, and all the other religions to count.

So... definitely not.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2004, 11:36:21 AM »
@ Roman Catholic

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2004, 12:42:55 PM »
I was just wondering about this. :) Please, no flaming. I am curious as to the results.


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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2004, 02:06:16 PM »
Church Of Scotland.  Whatever kind of protestant that makes me :)
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2004, 02:27:51 PM »
Atheist.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2004, 02:32:00 PM »
Agnostic atheist.  Both theists and atheists can be agnostic.  I'm not sure if there is a deity in some form, but I'm sure it's not the form claimed in any religion I know.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2004, 04:11:04 PM »
agnostic..

waiting to see who was right...we all find out sooner or later... ;)
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2004, 06:03:09 PM »
That's
agnostic..

waiting to see who was right...we all find out sooner or later... ;)
That's hedging your bets. Take a gamble. Put your chip on one, and see if you win. (Think of that Not-The-Nine-O'Clock-News sketch, with Rowan Atkinson as the devil, on the Last Judgement day- "Christians, sorry, the Jewish people were right.") That's a much more exciting way to live. Of course, it was much more exciting, when eternal damnation awaited everyone who chose wrong. Nowadays, the heat is supposed to be off, Ecumenical Council and all that. 

My family are Irish Roman Catholic. This makes me confused and guilt-ridden - for which there is no option on the poll.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2004, 06:28:06 PM »
Sign me up for "confused and guilt ridden" as well.. I'm Christian (hence the guilt), but I don't know what denomination (hence the confusion). :)

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #42 on: August 27, 2004, 06:53:14 PM »
its funny how these online polls always have atheist as a leading option.
It's because religion is more abundant among the 'simple people'; the people who don't go online routinely. :)

I am personally an Atheist (although I might switch to the new religion of 'Galactygonism'), although I have been fascinated by the mix of religions. Perhaps there is an abstract greater being out there that doesn't have to do anything with the moral codes we, humans created. I am too busy with life to think more on that (and the afterlife is something I really wish existed, so I might as well start thinking on believeing there is one).

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #43 on: August 27, 2004, 06:54:47 PM »
@ Andyr

Pagan is a generalization of pagan religions one of them being Wicca. Just like Christian is a general term to describe people of the Christian religions.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2004, 09:04:40 PM »
agnostic..

waiting to see who was right...we all find out sooner or later... ;)
Well, according to South Park, we now know who's right...

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Man 4: Hey, wait a minute, I shouldn't be here. I wa a totally strict and devout Protestant! I thought we went to heaven!

Hell Director: Yes, well I'm afraid you were wrong.

Soldier: I was a practicing Jehovah's Witness. Hell director: Uh, you picked the wrong religion as well.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2004, 02:23:19 AM »
Nondenominational Christian.

If you want to get real picky about it, I'm of the Calvinist persuasion with an orientation on Grace. I need all of that I can get. ;)
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« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2004, 01:02:02 PM »
Galc: And I am the simplest of all. :)

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« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2004, 02:12:31 PM »
@glain

If only I had known before, but now I am a theta-4 already. :D

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« Reply #48 on: August 28, 2004, 02:29:16 PM »
I worship at the Temple of the Sacred Cat myself.

http://www.vcnet.com/valkat/temple.html   :-yin  ;)
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« Reply #49 on: August 28, 2004, 04:06:43 PM »
I worship at the Temple of the Sacred Cat myself.

http://www.vcnet.com/valkat/temple.html   :-yin  ;)

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