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  • Christian--Protestant

    36 38.30%
  • Christian--Catholic

    19 20.21%
  • Jewish

    3 3.19%
  • Islam

    0 0%
  • Mormon

    1 1.06%
  • Wiccan/Pagan

    4 4.26%
  • Buddhist

    1 1.06%
  • Agnostic

    10 10.64%
  • Atheist

    3 3.19%
  • Other

    15 15.96%
  • Lutheran

    6 6.38%
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  1. #1
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    What's your religion, and how did you come to believe in it?

    What's your religion, and how did you come to believe in it? You can pick more than one if applicable.

    I'm agnostic, but I really wish I could find a religion I could believe in. My scientific/skeptical/cultural-relativist intellectual background just makes it hard for me to pick one religion as the correct one, and not nitpick it for logical or empirical flaws or wonder why it is better than any other religion. I'm still searching, though.
    Last edited by Jenna; 04-03-07 at 01:59 PM.

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    Irish Pagan; met too many priests and nuns.

    We are the thin blue line
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    and all the money in the world.

    And no you can't have any.

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    I definitely believe in a higher power of some type, regardless of what form or identity it has (or doesn't have). Who knows. This could all be entirely made up. For all I know, you guys are part of a game I'm playing, and in a few minutes I'll step back and be like "Man that game sucks."

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    It pains me to know that anyone feels agnostic. I have a stong belief in God. Yes, it is the way I was brought up. One of the reasons it is difficult or impossible to "prove" Gods existance is the fact he wants to have his children love him through faith. There are a lot of things that are just too complicated for the human mind to understand.
    I sum up my belief in Gods existance in two ways. Here's one. If God does not exist then we are truly an accident as most scientists say. If life is an accident, accidents are explainable. If this is true wait until dark on a clear night and go outside. Once outside look up into the sky. Look as far as you can. If we are an accident then explain to yourself where exactly does the darkness end and what is on the other side of it. There is no explaination. Not one we can understand because no one has seen it. We take it on faith there is something else until it can be proven. Hypothesis for the lack of a better term.
    Two. Lets assume that all of history is incorrect concerning the Bible and the only thing provable is the life of Jesus and how it is presumed he lived. I'd say devoting his life to all of mankind and then being sacrificed for it shows an undying love for all. What harm would it do to pattern your life after that? I personally consider Jesus to be the worlds greatest public servant.
    I'm not sure but I don't think there is a rule that everything must have an explaination either. Otherwise there would be no such words as miracle. (I know all this is debatable)
    mir·a·cle [mírrək’l]
    (plural mir·a·cles)
    1. act of God: an event that appears to be contrary to the laws of nature and is regarded as an act of God

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    Good luck on your search and God bless. I hope you find what you are looking for.
    (For the record I was raised Missionary Baptist but I just consider myself a Christian. More Full Faith than anything else.)
    Just my opinion.
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    Catholic,born and raised (first 10 years) in Mid City New Orleans,nuff said.Was shoved into Catholic school in first grade (through 5th),would be scared to death to change

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    I checked other, because you did not include deist/monotheist on the list.

    I have a deep, strong belief in G-d. My faith is reaffirmed with every new scientific advance and discovery that is made. I believe there have been many people throughout history who were sent to inspire and lead, and I don't think they are limited to religious leaders.

    I think our mission on Earth is to do right by ourselves, and others....and to care for our planet.

    My church is the world that I live in.
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    Grew up Baptist, now I go to a non-denominational Christian church. I checked out Protestant, which is a generalization, but close enough.

    The existience (or lack of) of God is too much of an existientalism thought process for me to even get involved in.
    Last edited by phantasm; 04-03-07 at 03:58 PM.

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    Church of Christ (non-denominational) - the Lord's church. The ONLY church found in the Bible (Romans 16:16).

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    Jenna your poll is skerwed. Muslim is not a religion it is a culture. Islam is the religion, ie Sunni, Shi'a, Sufi, Wahhabi, etc....

    Oh and you don't have lutheran on their either!!!!
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    ************this post is not intended to offend anyone********

    I had a point one day brought to my attention, one of my friends believe the bible and everything is a made up story to keep people in line.
    You have to remember back then there was no laws or anything to keep people in line so the people created a story and started passing it around to put the fear in people so they would behave and some order could be met.

    *************not my thought just thought i would throw it out there for everyone to ponder.*********************

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    I grew up in a Christian household, and my grandparents are probably the most religious people I have ever met. I, however, consider myself to be agnostic.

    An agnostic does not deny the existence of God and heaven but holds that one cannot know for certain whether or not they exist.

    It doesn't bother me when people talk about their God or what they believe is right. Just don't shove it down my throat, or expect me to change my views and we'll be the happiest of friends.

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    Agnosticism (from the Greek a, meaning "without", and Gnosticism or gnosis, meaning knowledge). In modern usage it is generally used to mean unknowable, and is the philosophical view that the truth value of certain claims—particularly theological claims regarding metaphysics, afterlife or the existence of God, god(s), or deities—is unknown or (possibly) inherently unknowable.
    I was raised a protestant Christian. My (Christian) faith has eroded over the years.

    Now I am a cross between Agnostic and a deist. I still believe in a creative force (God) but any specifications or details of God are unknowable. I think it is pretty silly that Man "evolved" from completely random atoms and subatomic particles. In my mind at least, there must have been some intelligent force(s) shaping our "evolution" and existence throughout time.

    I see religion as Man’s (very successful) manipulation of other Men.

    I have come up with my beliefs on my own (for the most part). I have not done any research or read any religious type books, which influenced my religious thought process. Instead, I have done a lot of thinking and soul searching over the years.

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    Pagan. It works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Pagan. It works for me.
    Some people dream of success, while other people live to crush those dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    What's your religion, and how did you come to believe in it? ...
    My scientific/skeptical/cultural-relativist intellectual background just makes it hard for me to pick one religion as the correct one, and not nitpick it for logical or empirical flaws or wonder why it is better than any other religion. I'm still searching, though.
    I'm Zen-Buddhist. I didn't pick it- it picked me.

    And Jenna, it's not about what religion is "correct"- it's about what religion is right for you.
    "If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn't thinking." -Gen. George S. Patton

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    Celtic Pagan... My personal belief is that there are Many Paths no One Path is the correct Path. Balance is essential.

    As to being of an Empyrical mindset... Science is a religion unto itself and IMHO one of the worst. It will not allow for ANY other possiblities and treats theories as if they are certainties. There is a reason it's called a theory... Because it is Unproven.
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    and courtin' pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early...

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    In Law enforcement some the stuff we have to deal with and see u sometimes wonder if there is a god? When I hear stories of kids (true or untrue i don't know) who speak of a person watching and standing guard over them when injuried and sick makes me a 100&#37; believer. I do believe that this country was founded on GOD and it makes me angry that we have turned our backs on fore-fathers who shed blood so we can make everyone happy. Just my opinion not trying to stir the pot. I want my money to say "In God We Trust" not "In Government We Trust".

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    I'm a Christian, and that was the way I was brought up. I do see how some can have a bad taste in their mouth about religion. From the priests criminal sexual actions that don't get prosecuted to the phonies out there looking for fame and to get rich.

    I have a personal belief in God. I don't believe that I have to belong to a certain church, ie catholic or lutheran. Seems like there are many people that interprete the Bible so it fits them and not take it for what it is.
    The statements and opinions made here are of Copper51's only. They do not reflect my department or the city I work for.
    So lay off, I'm offduty and spouting off.

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    non-denominational (sp) Christian. My family was methodist but i never went to church until about two years ago. I finally found a church with a pastor that wasn't restricted by the "elders" of the church and could preach on what God wanted him to preach. I believe the bible is the word of God that what faith is all about. Besides if God wasn't real then why does science keep proving the events that happened in the bible.

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    Catholic here

    Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
    Eat it, Play with it, or piss on it, and walk away!

    As smart as man is, we haven't been able to invent a machine that can smell drugs or tell us where a person has walked,” Dogs are sophisticated investigative tools!


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