What religion/faith are you?

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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. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Admiral Premium Member

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    I have a problem with that too if you go that route then are we pets for Gods amusement or entertainment, or does God really value us as companions?
     
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  2. dupersuper

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    So does "our" God have a God beyond their understanding? How far up does it go?
     
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  3. Commander Troi

    Commander Troi Adult of Dubious Maturity Premium Member

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    It's turtles all the way down. :)

    I remember reading something somewhere (sorry - I read *alot* on this stuff) that God/dess created life because They were lonely and wanted to share Their glorious creation. I always liked that.
     
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  4. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    We are God's children. Not pets.
     
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  5. Gingerbread Demon

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    So that makes God the absent parent....Never around when the kids burn the house down
     
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  6. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    God is most definitely not absent.

    Never has been, never will be.
     
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  7. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Admiral Premium Member

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    Then why doesn't God chastise the children when they burn the house down?
     
  8. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    He does. Just not the way you think He should.

    And He doesn't take away people's free will.
     
  9. Gingerbread Demon

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    How do you know God is a he?
     
  10. The Witch of Winter

    The Witch of Winter Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Plenty of people gender their god. I like to refer to the Goddess. Is she actually a she? Yes and no, maybe? Perhaps all of the above? Who knows? It brings me comfort to connect with the divine feminine aspects of my beliefs. For some people, they like to believe that their god is male, usually as a fatherly figure. When I was a Christian, I took comfort in the notion that God was a father who loved his kids. I'd imagine that's still the way it is for most folks. It's about human connection to the creator.
     
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  11. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Honestly? Because Jesus said so. :shrug:

    On a pretty much unrelated matter.... It wasn't until yesterday that I learned this: Catholics don't say the last part of the Lord's Prayer.

    It was my stepmother's funeral. She came from a Catholic family, but my dad and I are Lutheran. So I managed to get through 51 years on God's green earth before I realized that when Catholics say the Lord's Prayer, they stop at "Deliver us from evil." They don't say the part about "for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever".

    Kinda blew my mind. :lol:
     
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  12. Gingerbread Demon

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    I wonder why they omit that part it's an important part
     
  13. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Apparently it's got something to do with the translation of the Bible into Latin. Somehow that part got left out.

    It's not a doctrinal issue or anything like that.
     
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  14. publiusr

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    And angels all the way up ;)

    Borges had some interesting stories about religion…try “Three Versions of Judas”

    Also…Judas had it that Jesus came from Barbelo or something
     
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  15. Gingerbread Demon

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    I read a funny thing online Earth is a penitentiary much like how the poms sent convicts to make Australia
     
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  16. Commander Troi

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    As it blew my mind the first time I heard that last part at the end! :hugegrin:
     
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  17. Commander Troi

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    That discounts all the good and beautiful things in the world. No thanks. :)
     
  18. Gingerbread Demon

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    I don't like it either, just I saw it written down somewhere and wanted to share.

    Just on the topic of reincarnation what if it wasn't linear? What if you died today but reincarnated in the past? Why would that even be a linear process if it happens?
     
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  19. publiusr

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    The author of The Martian once wrote that there was only one soul…and we are passing it around
     
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  20. Commander Troi

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    Gotcha.

    That is a fascinating idea! I've never thought of that before.