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Of what religion/faith group do you belong too?

Christianity
61
49%
Judaism
2
2%
Islam
2
2%
Hinduism
1
1%
Buddhism
7
6%
Taoism
0
No votes
Wiccan/Pagan
1
1%
Indigenous
0
No votes
Other
51
41%
 
Total votes : 125

Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:20 am

who was Wiccan here???
I also liked their teachings.
cause I have a book about it.. it's lost...

Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:19 am

Wind energy powers my house.

Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:48 am

Khalpz? is it you?

Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:49 pm

I sho do luv me sum Jesus

Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:29 am

One of two Jews!

But i have little to no faith

Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:37 am

Satanists: hate 'em. :lol

Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:49 pm

I like to believe i'm a mix between Catholic and Buddhist.

Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:35 pm

How's that work Baron?

Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:42 am

The beliefs of Christianity, the zen of Buddhism...

Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:39 am

Ummm I don't find Christianity very Zen. To me it runs by implementing fear in the believer, that doesn't feel very Zen to me.

Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:40 am

crispncrunchy wrote:Ummm I don't find Christianity very Zen. To me it runs by implementing fear in the believer, that doesn't feel very Zen to me.


I always attempt to find meaning in the darkest places.

Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:07 am

The closest thing I can call myself is a Deist. I believe in a God, but I don't believe in single specific one defined like in other religions.

I also think atheism is an extreme perspective. I used to call myself an atheist/agnostic when I started to doubt the existence of the catholic God, because I always thought there was a God, just not the one defined by catholicism. I started to change my way of thought when I started to learn of other religions, and started to think "Why can't my God just be a combination of different Gods? Why do only one of the Gods from different ethnicities have to be THE God to worship? How is it that there are all these stories for each God, yet only ONE of them can be our true God?" These are the kinds of questions I asked myself, and in the end I came to the conclusion that maybe there really was a God, but in the end, when the world started to break apart into 7 continents and the world started to drift into different groups, that maybe each religious group started to experience different phenomenas from the same God and started to make assumptions of what their God really is. That, mixed with millenias upon millenias of generations constantly learning of different interpretations of their own religion, started to drift apart more and more.

tl;dr I believe in a single God, yet believe that all religions are right in some way about the truth of who God is. The only thing that's impossible is to tell what's real and what isn't.

Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:38 pm

Well, I'm going to make this short and simple.
I love me som Jesus. :P :D hehe

Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:31 pm

I'm neither a believer nor an atheist. Just a philosopher... I don't think the existence of God can be proven through reason. The world as it is is separated from the world as we organize necessarily through perception... so God could exist but we just have no way of perceiving it... no God perceiving faculty etc... However, I certainly don't think that Abrahamic texts are from God though...

That being said... I usually just let the mystery stew over me instead of worry about the answers... really try it out sometime...

Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:17 pm

Hi All:

I'm Christian (i.e., Protestant).

Take care.

Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:23 pm

Filip wrote:
Unicycler wrote:Well i am christian.

:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Atheism.
There is no such thing as god,holy 10 rules and other bullshit that the cato's created to keep in power IMO Human created god not God created Human.
Coruption and false.
That is what they learn you in the church.No freedom of speach(even thought they blaber bullshit that god gave you freewill...BULLSHIT - The free will is the Mind).

Also i've seen recently this show with steaphan hawking..that made me more clear about the creation of the world.

I get annoyed when I see people speak like this. I don't even dissagree with you entirely. I think the way people word their thoughts are important. Arrogance is never a good thing.

MESS wrote:Actually, RedTyga, you do believe in a religion, and that is the one of atheism. You don't have any solid proof God does not exist, just as I have none that he does exist, yet you believe that there is no God.


I don't agree mate. Atheism has never been a religion. By your logic, would you say I am in a religion because I have no proof fairies don't exist? I don't believe in them, and some people do.

They can't prove they exist, but believe. I can't prove they don't exist, and don't believe. I don't think it qualifies as religion. In the same way (example) I could say you're in a religion of anti-spagetti monster, simply because you can't prove it doesn't exist, and you don't believe in it.

Athiesm doesn't say god doesn't exist, but say that a god probably doesn't exist. We don't know.

I believe god does not exist. - A belief.
I don't believe a god does exist. - Not a belief.

Kav wrote:The closest thing I can call myself is a Deist. I believe in a God, but I don't believe in single specific one defined like in other religions.

I also think atheism is an extreme perspective. I used to call myself an atheist/agnostic when I started to doubt the existence of the catholic God, because I always thought there was a God, just not the one defined by catholicism. I started to change my way of thought when I started to learn of other religions, and started to think "Why can't my God just be a combination of different Gods? Why do only one of the Gods from different ethnicities have to be THE God to worship? How is it that there are all these stories for each God, yet only ONE of them can be our true God?" These are the kinds of questions I asked myself, and in the end I came to the conclusion that maybe there really was a God, but in the end, when the world started to break apart into 7 continents and the world started to drift into different groups, that maybe each religious group started to experience different phenomenas from the same God and started to make assumptions of what their God really is. That, mixed with millenias upon millenias of generations constantly learning of different interpretations of their own religion, started to drift apart more and more.

tl;dr I believe in a single God, yet believe that all religions are right in some way about the truth of who God is. The only thing that's impossible is to tell what's real and what isn't.


That's interesting, never seen someone put a thought out like that. I always appreciate a persons own view on things.

I will add though, that when Humans first moved from Africa, the world wasn't a single land mass.
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I'll add my own part in this thread. I'm Athiest. I'm convinced by evidence, I rely on what we do know, backed up by evidence. If one day humans are able to prove the existance of a god, I would accept it.

If I were to ever believe in a god, it wouldn't be apart of any religion humans have created. My problem with religion is that human history far outdates the history of todays popular religions. I can't convince myself that a supernatural being capable of creating the universe, cares how you feel. But I'm Athiest so I don't have to contemplate such thoughts :thumbsup

Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:44 pm

I was born Jewish, but I'm mainly Apatheism (Mainly no belief of disbelief to a god, considers the question of the existence of gods as neither meaningful nor relevant to his or her life.)

Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:56 pm

Atheist.

Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:28 am

Hey guys, I'm an agnostic Christian, and if anyone cares to know here's why:

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I started with a review of what happens to unbelievers of major faiths, and here are my summarized conclusions, sorted into groups:

-REINCARNATION BASED-
Taoism: endless rebirth until you achieve immortality
Buddhism: causal rebirth. Mess up, and your next body's gonna suck (can be animals).
Confucianism: causal rebirth. Mess up, and your next body's gonna suck (but you'll still be human).
Hinduism: causal rebirth. Mess up, and your next body's gonna suck (as in, you'll be an animal, but once your time as an animal is up you're back to human).
Jainism: rebirth until heaven (can be inanimate objects like stones, air, or water).
Wiccan: reincarnation with karma attached (only human).
Sikhism: endless reincarnation (animals included), and no heaven whatsoever.

-ONE SHOT-
Bahaism: spirit world, which fluctuates between heaven and hell based on your choices in the spirit world and on earth.
Rastafari: heaven. Yes, everyone gets heaven.
Christianity: hell.
Islam: hell.
Judaism: as long as you follow the seven laws of Noah (which all major religions advise you do) you're fine. If not, you are detached from God in the spirit world.
Mormonism: you wait in limbo until everyone is eventually reunited with their bodies.
Shintoism: once you're dead you go into a spirit world where you can help your decedents.
Zoroastrianism: hell, but you get pulled up into heaven once the earth ends.
Atheism: nothingness.

Now, since I'm an agnostic (which I assume most everyone here is as well) I realize that any or multiple of these belief systems can be true. With this in mind, I went through and filtered out those faiths in which the punishment for not adhering to it wasn't really that bad. I was left with Atheism, Christianity, and Islam. Now, the reason I didn't choose to believe in Atheism is simply because I see no reason to do so. There are no benefits, besides time saved trying to adhere to another faith. When it came down to me to choose between Islam and Christianity, I was torn. I eventually settled on Christianity because I'm lazy and it was convenient. :shrug

Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:34 am

I find Pantheism, the "religion" of A.Einstein, most interesting...

Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:58 am

my "religion" is reason, nature, science, whatever you want to call it. the objective i have set myself is simply to exist and create a net growth in happiness, producing as little suffering as possible in the process.

i see the dark side of religion, to control the populace. and i don't like it.

there are good sides to religion, i can see that. for example, those who dont feel like they can carry on with life on their own can look to their may or may not be real friend god, and ask him for help, and then when something good happens, they can correlate whatever it was that happened to make their life a little bit more bearable to their god thing, and they feel like they arent so alone anymore, even though nothing has really changed, theyre still the same person they were before, but displacing their own strength off to a higher power seems to comfort some people, so, good for them i suppose.

"cause when push comes to shove, its all down to you!"

Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:42 pm

hail eris! all hail discordia! :woot

Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:42 pm

Resetting wrote:my "religion" is reason, nature, science, whatever you want to call it. the objective i have set myself is simply to exist and create a net growth in happiness, producing as little suffering as possible in the process.

i see the dark side of religion, to control the populace. and i don't like it.

there are good sides to religion, i can see that. for example, those who dont feel like they can carry on with life on their own can look to their may or may not be real friend god, and ask him for help, and then when something good happens, they can correlate whatever it was that happened to make their life a little bit more bearable to their god thing, and they feel like they arent so alone anymore, even though nothing has really changed, theyre still the same person they were before, but displacing their own strength off to a higher power seems to comfort some people, so, good for them i suppose.

"cause when push comes to shove, its all down to you!"

I was basically going to write this, but with real sentences.

Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:41 pm

Roman Catholic who occasionally attends the tridentine latin mass (it's a beautiful service). Read all the books (Augustine, Pascal, Kierkegaard, Hegel, Kant, Spinoza, Kreeft) and happy with my choice.

More info here www.catholic.com

Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:23 pm

Hi All:

I'm a Reformed Baptist. I like Dr. James R. White's scholarly approach to theology. Here is a link to his site: http://www.aomin.org/.

Here is a link to the Proptestant Reformers:

Martin Luther: http://www.uncommon-travel-germany.com/martin-luther-95-theses.html.
John Calvin: http://www.reformed.org/documents/index.html?mainframe=http://www.reformed.org/documents/calvin/calvin_predestination.html.
William Tyndale: http://www.godrules.net/library/tyndale/19tyndale7.htm.
William Perkins: http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/perkins_prophesying.html.

As an aside, I believe in fourfold exegesis--however, I do not feel that the Pope has the right to dictate the way Scripture is interpreted. In this regard, I delineate along the same lines as Luther, who says that “In the Scriptures, no allegory, tropology, or anagogy is valid, unless that same truth is explicitly stated somewhere else. Otherwise, Scripture would become a laughing matter” (Luther qtd. in McGrath 173).

While I admit that the Church Fathers are brilliant philosophers, I don't always accept their point of view. That being said, I still feel that the works St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Thomas Aquinas make very intriguing reads, and anyone interested in finding full texts of selected Church Fathers' books can visit this site: http://www.newadvent.org/.

Take care.

Best Wishes,
QuotidianPerfection
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