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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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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2004, 03:12:38 AM »
I voted for the dog's smile option. I do not belong to any church at the moment, nor am I planning to. I am still not an atheist either. Though I do not believe in any god or goddess as such, but I do believe there is a lot more in the world and outside the world we are able to see. So I do pray occasionally, because I do believe there is something that can hear it, or should I say I believe it can sometimes make a difference. Besides it comforts me :)
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #51 on: August 29, 2004, 05:45:23 AM »
I am an other, I would be atheistic (or agnostic) but there are times when I suspect there has to be some sort of power. I'm too tired to go listing all my beliefy things tho
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2004, 09:39:48 AM »
Protestant Christian - to subdivided that catergory even more, an Evangelical Christian. (Not sure but my offical demoniation sits in the middle between Baptist and Penticostol)

I attend Church regularly and try my best to live according to what I proffess to believe.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #53 on: August 30, 2004, 05:37:06 PM »
Something tells me this thread will be locked soon. ::)

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« Reply #54 on: August 30, 2004, 05:38:29 PM »
I'm not planning on it.  Maybe later.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #55 on: August 30, 2004, 06:36:41 PM »
Forgive divine? LOL I must be a fallen angel in hell then. Revenge is so sweet.  8)
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #56 on: August 30, 2004, 06:54:55 PM »
Who's the Buddhist here? :)
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« Reply #57 on: August 30, 2004, 08:29:38 PM »
Spiritual, not religous - whatever that makes me.  I was raised Methodist, but I despise labels these days.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2004, 09:15:12 PM »
haha! there is a religion thread. I shall post here that i am catholic, once again. This thread appears just as stable as the other one. hmm... i agree that this thread will probably be locked soon.

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« Reply #59 on: August 30, 2004, 10:19:57 PM »
The three great topics of conversation sure to start violence. Religion, Politics, Weather.
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #60 on: August 30, 2004, 11:01:15 PM »
yes, i started a religion thread in the forgotten wars forum, but they don't allow talk of that stuff

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #61 on: August 30, 2004, 11:12:48 PM »
The three great topics of conversation sure to start violence. Religion, Politics, Weather.

I know I'm always coming to blows over the weather... "Nice day today, isn't it?"  "No, it's a bit windy, actually."  "You take that back!" "NEVER!"   :P

Religion and politics are warm and fuzzy compared to those fights. *shudder*   
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2004, 02:15:16 AM »
Could I ask that Orthodox Christian is also a choice in the poll, and that I'm not gonna vote I'm a Catholic just because it's the closest?

(For anyone that doesn't know: Orthodox Christian Churches are the Christian churches of Greece, Russia, Servia, Bulgaria and Romania, which follow the same in general lines dogma such as the Catholic, but just don't accept the Pope and have Patriarchs instead, just like it was before 1054 AD in the schizm.)

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2004, 04:54:34 AM »
The only Muslim here, w00t!  ;D

I don't mind clearing any questions about Islam and if you want to make fun of us, go somewhere else  :P

@Andyr, are you sure you're religious when you said you are NE after doing an alignment test  ;)
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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #64 on: August 31, 2004, 06:48:08 AM »
The only Muslim here, w00t!  ;D

I don't mind clearing any questions about Islam and if you want to make fun of us, go somewhere else  :P

@Andyr, are you sure you're religious when you said you are NE after doing an alignment test  ;)

What? Where? An alignment test? I wanna see this!!!

Question: Felstorm, are you from Turkey? And which branch of Islam do you follow?

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2004, 07:49:10 AM »
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20001222b

http://neppyman.irulethe.net/dndwho/

The first is a better one if you were in the D&D world while the second is a laugh
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@mindflayer: I'm from England, not Turkey and I follow Ahmadiyyat (my branch). We encompass about 200 million people which is roughly a 1/5 of all Muslims.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #66 on: August 31, 2004, 07:53:35 AM »
http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/dnd/20001222b

http://neppyman.irulethe.net/dndwho/

The first is a better one if you were in the D&D world while the second is a laugh

@mindflayer: I'm from England, not Turkey and I follow Ahmadiyyat (my branch). We encompass about 200 million people which is roughly a 1/5 of all Muslims.

Oh! (Asking because I'm from somewhere near Turkey...)

In which Islamic countries are the Ahmadiyyat predominant? I remember a division between Siites and Sunites (or something like that, please excuse my awful english), does it have any connection?

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2004, 08:48:43 AM »
The only Muslim here, w00t!  ;D

I don't mind clearing any questions about Islam and if you want to make fun of us, go somewhere else  :P

I have some Muslims in my family, though they aren't IE game players. ;)

@Andyr, are you sure you're religious when you said you are NE after doing an alignment test  ;)

I did that test to point out their stupidity. Clearly, I am not NE. :)

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #68 on: August 31, 2004, 08:52:30 AM »
I voted 'Other Religion (please specify)', although it's not another religion, it's Christianism. The first Church of.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #69 on: August 31, 2004, 09:14:55 AM »
@Mindflayer- Shiites and Sunis are divided because after the founder of Islam passed away there were two main choices for next in line for leadership. Most Muslims split into those two camps at the time supporting each of the two possible candidates. If you or anyone would like more info. on the two or how my branch was created then PM for info for you to read at your own leisure (shouldn't be that much to read in the PM its just too much for a thread).

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« Reply #70 on: August 31, 2004, 04:02:42 PM »
At Andyr: Orthodox Christian is not Protestant.  The Orthodox church views the Catholic church as one of the first major breakaway hearsays.  They are unrelated to the later Protestant denominations that broke from the Catholic church.

Of course as a Catholic my views on the split are a bit different.  I'll give the Orhodox believers that the Catholics added to the Nicean Creed unilaterally ... but, in spite of some reservations and historical black marks, I'll maintain that having a central 'head' bishop in Rome was the right way to go.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #71 on: August 31, 2004, 07:22:20 PM »
Could I ask that Orthodox Christian is also a choice in the poll, and that I'm not gonna vote I'm a Catholic just because it's the closest?

It looks like we've reached the maximum number of poll options, so the only way we can add a new choice is to replace one of the current religions listed with 0 votes. If you have to vote "Other," please continue to identify what other religion you follow, because there's no way we're going to be able to add them all.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #72 on: September 01, 2004, 06:33:42 AM »
At Andyr: Orthodox Christian is not Protestant.  The Orthodox church views the Catholic church as one of the first major breakaway hearsays.  They are unrelated to the later Protestant denominations that broke from the Catholic church.

Of course as a Catholic my views on the split are a bit different.  I'll give the Orhodox believers that the Catholics added to the Nicean Creed unilaterally ... but, in spite of some reservations and historical black marks, I'll maintain that having a central 'head' bishop in Rome was the right way to go.

 ;)

Yes, although Andyr may have a point here. There was a huge wave of "protestantism" n the Orthodox Church during the last century, which fortunately ended the right way: The Orthodox Church realised what was happening fast enough to return to the old ways. In terms of Dogma, we are definitely closer to Catholics (Filioque and a few other dogmatic differences only), and also in terms of Church Organisation.

Anyways, the Pre-Schizm Church was ruled by two people: The Pope and the Patriach of Constantinople. The reason is pretty simple: The two capitals of the Roman (later, Byzantine) Empire. Ever since Rome fell, and the Emperor would not protect the Pope (well, the Patriarch was in Constantinople, no need for protection) against barbaric hordes, the Pope turned to the Franks for his own kingdom to rule politically (as the Patriarch of Constantinople did, although he was greatly shadowed by the Emperor). The *real* reason behind the Schizm was not over who was the head of Christianity, but rather who would control the christian churches of South Italy and Sicily in the first phase, and who ruled over the other three patriarchates (yes, the Patriarchate of Jerusalem) in the second and last phase.

The Schizm is a really long story, and if one sits down and thinks of it whole, they would realise the whole issue is about politics, not religion.

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It looks like we've reached the maximum number of poll options, so the only way we can add a new choice is to replace one of the current religions listed with 0 votes. If you have to vote "Other," please continue to identify what other religion you follow, because there's no way we're going to be able to add them all.

I voted "Other (please specify)" or something like that, although I would insist that some of the other choices with null votes could be removed... But anyways, it's not important. The Orthodox Christians around the world are estimated around 300 millions, however only a few of them live in developed countries, so basically you could be surprised to see one on the net. The fluctuation in the power of the Patriarchate is mainly due to the Turks not allowing it to function properly.

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Re: Religous makeup of forum - dwellers...
« Reply #73 on: September 01, 2004, 01:15:53 PM »
Heh, perhaps the Christian options should've been limited to Catholic, Mormon, and Other. :D

Rath, MF: I didn't realise all that history about the Orthodox Church, I had thought they were simply different Protestant branches.

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« Reply #74 on: September 01, 2004, 02:58:22 PM »
Just because someone does something and says they're doing it in the name of religion, doesn't mean they *are* actually following the tenets of their religion. ;)

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