What religion/faith are you?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by PhaserLightShow, Apr 29, 2016.

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What Religion are you part of?

  1. Atheist

    76 vote(s)
    42.7%
  2. Christian

    59 vote(s)
    33.1%
  3. Jewish

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. Muslim

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Mormon

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  6. Other

    17 vote(s)
    9.6%
  7. Agnostic

    19 vote(s)
    10.7%
  8. Hindu

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  9. Buddhist

    2 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. PhaserLightShow

    PhaserLightShow Captain Captain

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    I am an Athiest (a non-believer in any religion or deity) because of the lack of scientific evidence supporting any religion. What faith are you? Why?

    @PhaserLightShow
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I am an atheist. A secular humanist.

    Reason - I have never seen any evidence of a god.
     
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  3. The Witch of Winter

    The Witch of Winter Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Secular Humanist here, too. :)
     
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  4. King Bob!

    King Bob! The King of Kings! Premium Member

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    I'm a Bill-ist. Believing in the awesome power of me, Bill.
     
  5. PhaserLightShow

    PhaserLightShow Captain Captain

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    Same reason as I! Same answer.

    Yay!

    @PhaserLightShow
     
  6. PhaserLightShow

    PhaserLightShow Captain Captain

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    Someone has voted as Christian. Why did this person choose it over Athiesm or other faiths? Step up!

    @PhaserLightShow
     
  7. Santa Jaws

    Santa Jaws We're Gonna Need A Bigger Board Moderator

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    Uh, no, we're not going to be demanding explanations about people's belief systems. If someone wants to talk about their beliefs, then that's their prerogative, but they should also be allowed to just vote in the poll anonymously if they want to. Sometimes religion (or the lack thereof) is a very personal thing and people don't want to feel like they'll be given the third degree or have to justify themselves for it.

    Also, nothing negative has been said in the thread thus far, but let's remember to be non-judgmental and respectful on this topic. Thank you.

    Anyway, to answer your poll question, I am an atheist.
     
  8. Janeway’s Girl

    Janeway’s Girl Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I believe in treating others with kindness and respect.

    That is enough for me.
     
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  9. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Christian.

    (Lutheran, specifically.)
     
  10. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'm an agnostic Catholic Christian. That's all I'm going to say.
     
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  11. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I don't think people choose to be a theist or an atheist, as I don't think you consciously beliefs. However people do choose how to follow their beliefs.
     
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  12. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    If @PhaserLightShow insists on a reason for my beliefs? I'm sorry, I don't think I have one. I just believe, that's all. :shrug:
     
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  13. Snowmama

    Snowmama Vice Admiral Admiral

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    None.

    Although, I was baptized a Lutheran.
     
  14. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm a Catholic but I dont typically talk about my religion on the Internet so I'll leave it at that.
     
  15. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I think it's unfortunate that this poll specifies atheism as an option but not agnosticism.

    I'm ethnically Jewish, and went to Hebrew School enough to get Bar Mitzvah'ed, but got kind of hung up on the whole 'faith in a higher power' aspect of religion. Figuring out I was gay probably didn't help in that regard.

    So yeah, I tend to call myself Agnostic, occasionally leaning towards Atheistic.
     
  16. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Agnosticism is a good bet. It's the academic term for how the fuck would I know.

    A poll without Agnosticism is a pitiful poll.
     
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  17. rhubarbodendron

    rhubarbodendron Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I'd count agnosticism as an aspect of atheism.

    The very same here. The present state of the planet seems to me to prove that point beyond any doubt. No deity could stand by and watch their work getting ruined by morons.
     
  18. Christmas Corps

    Christmas Corps Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm agnostic, and don't consider myself an (unqualified) atheist.
     
  19. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Agnosticism is not an aspect of atheism. I'm in no way an atheist.

    I want to believe. Heck I want to believe in atheism! Or.. anything. Just can't swallow the load.
     
  20. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    That is assuming that the diety you are speaking of is a creator God. Even if there was a creator God once doesn't mean it is still around.

    As for agnostism - I am an agnostic atheist. Some people are agnostic theists.