I-A-B Poll o` the Day: Religion

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in

Since it"s such a hot topic button around here, let"s take the gloves off and find out once and for all: What are you?
There are 233 comments:
Male 11
"Folks, by the numbers, Theism wins." - give them time, they`ll kill each other off. then we`ll see who wins.
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Male 11
how can there be cracks and holes in not believing in any set belief?
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Female 687
Lazy-Loran there are cracks and holes in Atheism too...
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Female 687
Buddist in the house! whoot whoot!...

That sounded way less nerdy in my head.

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Female 139
i am catholic. YAY!!!!!!
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Female 2,672
haha 3 muslims, in only know pabasa...who else reveal urself, im not american i wont hurt you :D
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Male 162
Guys, if you look at the poll you will note that there are (at the time of this posting) 1458 Theists on this site.

This is in comparison to the 574 Agnostics (Those who either don`t know for sure or don`t care, by definition) and the 883 Atheist IAB users.

Folks, by the numbers, Theism wins.

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Male 4
put muslim and islamic in it, both the same thing.

also, spelt buddhism wrong

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Male 1,013
No real god would ever have to kill. For that matter, no god would want to be prayed to. If one reads the bible with an objective view, they would see that the god of the bible is a... (quoting Dawkins) "The God of the bible is a mean-spirited, vindictive, jealous, capricious bully. He is also homophobic, genocidal, and infanticidal"
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Female 744
"AAaaannnd he fliiieees...oh he fliiieeess..."

Go pastafarians!

But really, I like the way Buddhism works

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Male 6
In the words of a badass:

"I`m the Malcolm X of Atheism
By any means necessary take it to em`
This how I`ll break it to em`
Your God is logically impossible
And can`t even survive the most basic logical obstacles
God of the impossible huh
It`d be impossible for him to be the God of impossible stupid
You really need to look at the facts,
Look at holes in your religion, look at the cracks
Infinite Regression prevents a God from even existing
Let alone an intelligent one this is just the beginning"

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Female 1,984
"Aswell, you can`t have NO religion. A religion is a set of beliefs, and everyone believes something."

Just because people can have a set of beliefs doesn`t mean it is called religion. Religion is more complex than that.

I don`t have a religion.

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Male 187
I am a Christian since 2001. Before that I just thought I was a Christian. I had no idea that God could have such an intimate relationship with someone like me. I thought this kind of thing was reserved for people like Moses and Elijah. But I found out that you can draw just as close to God as you want.
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Male 548
wow how are atheists the most popular "belief"
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Male 132
I AM A NIHILIST. Also, I think chrisitan and catholic should be the same option. Aswell, you can`t have NO religion. A religion is a set of beliefs, and everyone believes something. If you don`t even consider it, it`s just agnostic, then.
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Male 162
I think this needs to be clarified completely
Catholicism is just a subset of Christianity. All Catholics are Christian but not all Christians are Catholic. It would have been better to change Christian to Protestant since that covers just about everything except non-denominational, but in the end, they are still Protestant. Also Islamics and Muslims are one in the same and they are called Muslims not Islamics. Also Agnostism and Atheism could be combined. It`s better now to called Agnostics Theists. To have no convictions means what? No religion? Useless item. Don`t forget Hinduism which is still in existance.
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Male 62
Calvinist Presbyterian.
I attend a PCA church and always have.
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Male 486
christian
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Female 1,984
Atheism: Absence of belief in a god or gods.

And we`re born atheist to all (made up) gods. It`s the default state. It`s not a religion.

And viczko, YOU`RE an atheist to all gods, but one - the Christian god. Atheists who don`t believe in any, just go one god further than you.

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Male 905
im not EXACTLY sure what atheism is. i think its a religion just there to oppose christianity. Is that really the best premise for a religion though, just to destroy another religion? seems kinda dumb to me, but maybe because i`m a christian (kinda, unsure about the whole "god" thing")
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Male 22
atheists rule!
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Male 1,109
just putting out there, there should be a pirates and ninja poll.
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Male 182
...Not that I really care, cause I`m probably a loser anyway. :]

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Male 182
Also, was it necessary to call people with no convictions losers? I was torn between Agnosticism and that, but it turned me off.
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Male 182
Muslim isn`t a religion. Muslims are people who practice Islam.
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Male 17
im an atheist. and we took the lead.
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Male 75
I would say i was an athiest, but it`d be far too ignorant to say either way, i`ll go for agnostic, leaning heavily toward athiest
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Male 4,867
Islamic and Muslim = SAME THING XD
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Male 954
Yeah ^
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Female 4,225
YAY! We`re all getting along...or one....and only a few pages of debate to book.

So however you veiw it being an atheist/agnostic is a religiouse choice, even if it is not a religion.

And actually, I think Catholothism/Chistianity is pretty much equal to the rest

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Female 660
agnostic
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Male 637
Yayyy Pagan! :D Well, I`m a Pagan+Modern Wicca mixture. Just very earthy, really. But I have nothing against other religions, it`s simply what I practice.
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Female 465
I`m a loser and have no convictions :P
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Female 268
Atheist anyway, it`s on my profile.
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Female 268
Atheism/Agnosticism are NOT religions!

It`s like saying Theism as a whole is a religion.

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Female 364
Pagan =)
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Male 4,546
Well it depends.
Christians > Atheists.
Catholics + Christians < Athiests + Agnostics + "Losers".
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Male 4,012
A proud gay Muslim, and a devout follower too.

No, no ironies there.

http://www.ajihadforlove.com/home.html

And really, I`m a muslim and an islamist. Redundancy much?

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Female 182
Wow, there`s more christians than atheists!
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Male 75
wheres jedi?
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Male 16
May you find happiness and peace in whatever spiritual path you choose to follow.

I wish people wouldn`t think their religious choice was right to the exlusion of others, or that it made them better or smarter or more special than anyone else.

Catholicism may or may not be right, but it`s right for me. I hope whatever you choose feels right to you and makes your world better.

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Female 1,984
QueenZira, okay... well, you were discussing something separate from me. So let bygones be bygones I suppose. Eh.

powpowking, atheists have accepted that heaven and hell don`t exist. And anyway, being conscious forever - even in paradise - would be a torturous bore. And imagine the horror of suicidal people if an after-life existed. They`d `wake up` and think "Aww... man. My brain is still alive? How long does this go on for?" and then god would say "For all eternity. You *can`t* die" and they`d respond "god, you`re one twisted f***, you know that?". And then all the rest of us will *become* suicidal after a while.

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Female 375
woo i am one of 44 votes for buddhist ^.^
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Male 426
come oooon agnostics!!
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Female 194
um....ok religion bashing must be the new thing lol
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Male 551
just saying atheists......when u die, would you rather believe you went to some sort of heaven?...or would you rather believe that "nothing happens" when you die?...just saying... XD
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Male 329
WHAT?! No option for Nihilists?! figures.....
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Male 2,440
Why isn`t Pastafarian an option?
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Female 1,441
Yeah existentialist here too. But I said agnostic for the sake of the poll. I suppose I`m closest to that.
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Male 1,265
existentialist
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Male 8
I voted Christian, but believe that organized religion is too corrupt nowadays. I don`t go to church, and I don`t care what you believe but I respect your views. I believe that there is some entity out there that did something to start everything. Please don`t bash other peoples views, just be nice to each other. If no one killed and no one stole, would that make a better world? Think about it. PEACE!
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Male 425
Hey, agnostic and "I`m a loser and have no convictions" are the same thing.

Atheist, although that goes without saying considering, as Hemingway put it, "All thinking men are atheists."

;-)

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Male 1,263
Athieesstttt
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Male 954
Can I get a "all hail fancylad?"
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Male 157
christians just barely taking the lead from us `Theists....
and agnostics are catching up
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Female 217
Where`s the Pagans? Either way...I voted for other. >_>;
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Female 2,228
Srry about that whole thing Bekll, I guess we really didn`t know what each other was saying, culture shock ya know? Forgive me?
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Male 614
Amish. lol

I`m quite surprised, I actually expected more athiests here... I guess they just talk about their own religion more than Christians.

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Female 1,407
Catholic...with a slight belief in reincarnation. It just fasinates me. ^_^
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Male 2,172
yellowsquare

http://www.justforcatholics.org/a19.htm

Make research before you say something.

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Male 788
haha sahweet
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Female 2,228
You`ve just restated your fallacious premise and logic be d a m n e d. Agnosticism is the state of not knowing for certain of the existence of a higher power and keeping an open mind to the possibility of one. You`d know that if you had any philosophical experience.
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Female 2,228
Before you accuse me of equivocation {another fallacy} you should know what your`e talking about, point blank.
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Female 2,228
Gnosticism is an ancient defunct branch of christianity that was quashed b/c it was considered heretical. If you use "gnostic" as a desription of belief this is what I think you mean. Otherwise, "gnostic" could mean "inner knowing."
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Male 548
jews ftw
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Female 993
Where`s Scientology? (I kid, I kid)
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Female 1,545
Catholicism IS Christianity.

What`s the difference between practicing the Islamic faith and being Muslim?????? Oh. There isn`t any. Ha!

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Male 2,172
Most people who answered christian dont even know that they`ve been baptised and had their first communion at a catholic church.

Anyway.

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Female 731
Lots of Athiests up in this house.

Catholics, yay!

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Male 169
One thing, though, that really bugs me is how X-tians constantly accuse everyone of oppressing them when, in fact, like 80% of Americans are Christian and they, in fact, are the oppressors. See nyah Not trying to anger the masses, just posting an observation. Meh.
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Male 577
woot... christians are the majority. although im a catholic, its good seeing that quite a few people are catholic or christian
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Male 506
Fancylad gets brownie points for separating Christianity and Catholicism.
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Male 244
Church of Satan, ftw.
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Male 216
wtf happened to one major religion? hinduism. islamic and muslim is the same thing.
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Female 1,984
fancylad is god. We can all agree on that, yes?
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Male 12,138
QueenZira, there`s a delete button, it`s easy as hell.
Anyway, no offense here, but talking about atheist/theist, gnostic/agnostic, etc we`re descending into semantics, and everyone has a different interpretation of the various definitions.
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Male 45
Pastafarianism.
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Female 2,228
I did not just repost that, that must have been an act of god/fancylad.
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Female 2,228
Gnosticism is an ancient defunct branch of christianity that was quashed b/c it was considered heretical. If you use "gnostic" as a desription of belief this is what I think you mean. Otherwise, "gnostic" could mean "inner knowing."
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Female 1,984
Gnosticism can be referred to as an ancient branch of Christianity, yes. I am referring to its meaning when `agnostic` is also used. Gnosticism: Knowledge. A-gnosticism: Without knowledge.

It pertains to knowledge, not belief.

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Female 2,228
*claps for Chrisfalcon*
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Female 4,225
*facepalm* Yep, an etemology debate. I think I`ll, stay out of it.
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Female 1,984
chrisfalcon, if you believe there is some sort of power out there that created everything, then you are perhaps a deist - which is a watered down version of theism. There`s atheism and then there`s theism and the different components of it.
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Female 2,228
Gnosticism is an ancient defunct branch of christianity that was quashed b/c it was considered heretical. If you use "gnostic" as a desription of belief this is what I think you mean. Otherwise, "gnostic" could mean "inner knowing."
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Male 169
ARE composed* `scuse me. :)
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Female 1,984
It`s not so much as me knowing what I`m talking about, but you understanding the differences of the words. As a Grammarian, that`s what I care a lot about, regardless of the topic at hand.
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Male 169
Oh geez... now this is turning into an etymological debate. Let`s try to divert that... it`s too boring.

Now, I am neither theist nor atheist. Based on a lot of scientific and spiritual introspection, I have come to believe that "god" is not an entity outside of ourselves, but rather the fundamental energy of which all things in the Universe is composed (based on the findings of Quantum Physics.) Thus, I am neither theist nor atheist. Again, as Zira said, this is the false dilemma fallacy.

I, personally, believe that the modern, societal conception of God is a means by which religions can control and further divide people. This fact has become increasingly evident in today`s tragically "Bush-ist" society.

What better way to gain power over people? Divide and conquer. Make the people fight amongst themselves and they won`t be paying attention to the real enemy. OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK.

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Female 1,984
There *are* people out there who claim to be gnostic - they`re called fundamentalists and are typically theists, though atheists have been known to be gnostic also. Being gnostic means to not consider the other option even *if* there is evidence.

This is why you`ll find most atheists to be agnostic. They`re willing to believe/accept god(s) as real were there a sufficient amount of evidence.

I`m not arguing over what `agnostic` means. It`s people considering it a position outside of atheism and theism that I find ignorant.

And in fact, "atheist" doesn`t necessarily mean godless. As puddies quoted earlier from Stephen Roberts: "I contend that we are both atheists - I believe in one less God than you do. Once you understand why you dismiss all other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours". So everyone is atheist to at least one god.

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Male 106
I don`t see why Islamic is up there. That`s not anything. A Muslim is a follower of Islam, "Islamic" is a made-up adjective that`s come into use. It definitely can`t apply to people.
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Female 2,228
Before you accuse me of equivocation {another fallacy} you should know what your`e talking about, point blank.
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Female 4,225
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/a-
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gnostic

Thefore, without knoiwledge.

Whereas, a-theist, is godless

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/theist

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/agnosti...

Impossible TO know, not impoosible without the to and without the know

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Female 2,228
You`ve just restated your fallacious premise and logic be d a m n e d. Agnosticism is the state of not knowing for certain of the existence of a higher power and keeping an open mind to the possibility of one. You`d know that if you had any philosophical experience.
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Female 1,984
"It seems YOU do not know the meaning of the words..."

Or you try to change the meanings of them.

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Female 1,984
All people are atheist or theist - (or a form OF theism, but that`s just nit-picking).

We`re born atheist. We`re also born agnostic. Everything else we`re taught or indoctrinated to be.

I have taken several philosophy classes - that is irrelevant. What people are mistaken about is that `agnostic` is a third position, when it is not.

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Female 2,228
It seems YOU do not know the meaning of the words...
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Female 2,228
False dilemma fallacy: the fallacy that there are only two choices, when in fact there are more than two. Or didn`t you go to philosophy class?
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Female 1,984
--Bekll: ... For example: was Jesus a real person? Uh, there`s no proof to the contrary, but there`s not sufficient proof to say he was real either.

So the best answer one can really give is "I don`t know."--

Agnosticism and gnosticism have to do with knowledge. Saying "I don`t know" is agnostic. But then the question is `agnostic what?`.

Saying "I don`t believe/I lack belief" is atheism. So if one doesn`t believe in Jesus then (s)he is atheist towards Jesus. But also say (s)he isn`t certain of Jesus not existing - that makes the person agnostic-atheist.

QueenZira, how is this a false dilemma fallacy? Or do you just not know the definitions of the words?

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Female 4,225
Whoah, Bak, chill, anbd re-read my reason for being agnostic, and what chris just said
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Female 2,228
Bekl: False dilemma falacy.
But anyway, Pagan and proud! I`m glad to be a "heathen."
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Male 169
Hmmm. So it`s divided between the Christians and the Atheists. No wonder everyone is always fighting! It all makes sense now.

Bekll: Uh, hate to say it but everything is not all black and white, like most Americans think. For example: was Jesus a real person? Uh, there`s no proof to the contrary, but there`s not sufficient proof to say he was real either.

So the best answer one can really give is "I don`t know."

Why do people have such a hard time dealing with uncertainty? It`s a part of life!

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Female 1,984
Why is AGNOSTIC listed? It is not a middle position! All agnostics are atheist or theist (or a form of theism: deist, pantheist, etc.). And actually, most people who put `agnostic` are really atheists. They`re agnostic-atheists! Lack of knowledge, and lack of belief.


NicoleIsALie: "Agnostics... we neither believe or disbelieve in God."

Incorrect. You have to either believe or disbelieve. Do you believe Santa Claus is real, or not real? You can`t say "I don`t know". It`s either yes or no.

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Female 1,984
"god is good people. i don`t anyone can truly deny that there has to be something out there. if you can your lying to urself."

And that `has to be out there` you deduced from the COMPLETE lack of evidence? Way to show us `heathens`.

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Female 15,763
MY GOD IS BETTER THAN YOURS!

Let the bible fight commence.. [:<

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Male 2,506
WTF IS UP WITH THIS WORLD!!!
U dratS
lol
i felt like cussing
ok im Christian, and i new 1 athiest, and everyone else is christian no jews or anything in pacific coast of the U.S
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Male 4,680
I`m a muslim and I`m an Islamic? Aren`t they the same thing?
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Male 55
I didn`t know whether to pick Christian or Catholic. Whichever it is, I`m a practicing (on Easter & Christmas) Catholic.
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Male 1,497
Heh, this is very surprising their havent been any "holy wars" as somebody already mentioned.
Good job IAB, you acttually can just talk about a subject without bashing. *applauds*
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Female 2,196
I`m Christian =D
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Female 4,225
You’re right, it is quite. I like it when we fiercely debate with spears. It makes iab, iab.

Born Muslim, consider myself agnostic.


Am I afraid? No. It’s just that the world is too damn screwed up right know.

I believe in Abraham’s god. Mohammad’s god, Ishmael’s god, Isaac’s god, but I do not take all those words for fact.


There are differences that can cancel out each other, and facts as well that prove events or verses in ways…but these books were still written by mortal men with dreams and notions…

Hey, since we’re all talking in peace where the world is blue and green with a single heart…what do you say we ah…compare books? So to speak?

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Female 1,427
I`m a loser with no convictions. Seriously.

I`m occasionally a winner with no convictions, too.

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Male 504
Catholic
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Male 741
Pagan half the time, agnostic the rest.
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Female 96
I`m a Pagan!
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Male 1,122
Woo Hoo! Atheists, Agnostics and Losers are more numerous than all the theists! :)

Interesting Poll, although I would remove the losers answer.

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Male 317
"I`m a loser and have no convictions..."
The fck dude? That`s a VERY bad joke. An atheist has no convictions, so they`re losers?

lol hydroslate, calm down.
atheist was there. and atheist do have a conviction, they`re convinced that there is no such thing as a god. whereas religions are convinced of serving, in their opinion, the real god.

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Male 65
Taking all bets! I also provide video poker!

/Futurama reference

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Male 59
Psssst.... Catholics are a type of christian.
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Male 272
All the western US kids are getting out of school now.

I`m certain they`ll `f` it up.

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Female 18
Haha yea I was expecting that, one reason I was nervous to post in the first place.
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Female 393
Thanks gothic :) it`s been nice chatting. U seem like the decent sort urself :P hehe! Anyway I`m off to bed now and I`ll leave you to your research :) night!

P.S Slightly disturbing that an IAB religious post didn`t end in a holy war? lol people aren`t living up to their usual standards! It`s all been very civilised so far.

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Female 18
Yes! Thats exactly what I was trying to get at, its kinda hard when researching things for my mom and typing this at the same time so sorry for not making it clearer. Again I have no qualms with anyone for the religion they choose, its just if you go and claim something, please try and follow it yourselves. I have no idea what is out there and choose to live by my own standards. I just don`t like when people teach one thing, do the opposite or try and it push their beliefs onto those who don`t want them. And now talking to you shows that again, not all catholics are intolerant , I just wish more would be like you. You seem really cool and are right, no one should be hypocritical. And I`m sorry for offending anyone with my statement of "most catholics I`ve met"
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Female 393
^lol davymid
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Female 393
aaah i get what you were saying now! Yeh I try to treat others as I would like to be treated (not saying I`m perfect by any stretch of the imagination:P).

There are a lot of hypocritical people out there of ALL religions. Their religions teach them peace, friendship, be good to one another and they do the opposite. Some people belive that going to a place of worship every week makes you a good person, but I know for a fact that there are plenty of people who don`t practice religion that are far better people because they are simply decent to others, not because they go to pray every week.

I disagree with preaching a load of waffle and then not living by it.

And I agree with what you are saying. No one should be hypocritical.

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Female 15
hey what`s with the deletion of my quotes?
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Male 743
Whats up with the text?
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Male 9,305
Randomism thank you.
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Female 18
My dad is a Catholic, and I don`t quite remember how this came up but he mentioned that in the Bible or the 10 Commandments (I really don`t know for I`ve never studied it) it says to "Do unto others as you would do unto yourself". It`s the golden rule, treat others how you like to be treated, and that means to be accepted by man you need to accept others without religion being a matter of importance. We are all human nonetheless, and what you choose to follow is your own thing, don`t push it on others and treat others of different religions the same as you would treat one of your own religion. I agree that the whole sex/race/religion thing shouldn`t be relevant but that fact remains its still there. Tolerance needs to be across the board no matter the religion. As I like to say, "We all have blue blood and bleed red".
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Female 10
Agnostic here.

But fyi you`re NOT agnostic if you...
"know there`s some divine being, but not sure what"
"have beliefs that span many religions"
or
"are too afraid to admit you`re atheist"

Agnostics are people that believe that humans cannot know all of the "answers", due to a faulty perception system.
Therefore, we neither believe or disbelieve in God.
So if you say "I know there`s something out there.." you`re not agnostic.

But enough of my ranting, lol.

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Female 15
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one."
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Female 15
"Religion: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable."
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Female 393
Fair enough :).

The whole sex/race/religion thing on application forms shouldn`t be relevant I feel.

I`m a bit confused "teaches it specifically" what do u mean? (I lost the thread of the convo somewhere lol.)

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Male 7
God doesn`t believe in atheists! So a lot of users here don`t even exist. Just joking of course.
If it wasn`t clear by now, I`m a christian. And I`ve got something living inside me that makes me happy every day that I live. There are a lot of things in life that can make you happy. But there is a happiness that only God can give you. And this happiness doens`t depend on the people around you or the stuff that you buy or the things that you do. It`s just a feeling inside, to know that Jesus loves you and that he saved you. And I know most of you will think this is complete nonsense. But know that it is never too late to give your life to God and to receive that happiness. Maybe you don`t believe a word of what I`m telling you. But know that God will always be there for you. So even if you`ve grown old and suddenly you realise that you want God to enter your life, know that it`s never too late no matter what you have done in your life, He will always love you, He gave his Son for you!
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Female 18
I just find it ironic that your religion teaches it specifically and many that I meet can`t stand me because I am an agnostic. I never meant that all, or that there aren`t tolerant ones I just find it ironic, thats all. I agree that people shouldn`t be singled out because of race or religion and yet you have to fill it out on an application don`t you? And again I`m not saying most catholics out there, just going by the most catholics that I MET, which is very far and few to the entirety of Catholics out there.
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Male 28
wow there really are a lot of atheist on IAB
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Male 20,917
puddies
Female, 18-29, Canada
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[ Delete Post ] Friday, May 23, 2008 1:37:15 PM
in...why isn`t there an edit button yet?

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It`s called a delete button. Everyone has access to it.

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Female 393
lol no I don`t think we`ve met :P although I have been to eastern US once. Was in New York last September!! Was amazing I must add XD. But I did not get into any religious debates so it couldn`t have been me hehe. I generally never talk about religion because I feel its a touchy subject for some people! I suppose I`m just in a chatty mood tonight.
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Female 15
"I contend that we are both atheists - I believe in one less God than you do. Once you understand why you dismiss all other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours"
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Female 393
Personally I don`t think anyone should be singled out by their religion (same way I feel about race). Eg "most catholics". Thats why I questioned you gothic. I just feel a lot of people in the world are intolerant, regardless of religion. Thats why I felt "most catholics" was a bit harsh.
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Female 18
And have I met you? no not really. And like I said its most of the ones I have met, not every one of them.
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Female 393
thanks ashwindow.
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Female 393
I said most, not all

ok ok. forgiven :P

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Female 775
I am also a Catholic and agree with m00shy..
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Female 18
I said most, not all
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Female 393
"most Catholics I meet are generally the most intolerant of many people when it comes to religious topics."

please don`t generalise! We aren`t all like that lol. Read the above ^

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Male 72
i be a buddhist!
so shut up else ill kill u after eating this panda!

ony joking :)

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Female 18
I`m Agnostic all the way for the simple fact I don`t know what is out there, and I personally don`t feel like wasting my time to look for what`s out there. And if I end up in hell or whatever bad place there may be, I know it will be my fault because I chose to live my life the way I want to, by my own standards. And one thing I don`t understand about Catholicism is God wants you to live a good life and teaches those who follow to be tolerate of others and most Catholics I meet are generally the most intolerant of many people when it comes to religious topics. (I was baptized in a Unity church, one of the non-denominational sects and therefore no, I do not technically follow any religion)
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Female 393
I never went to a catholic school either (which is common here in scotland if you are of that faith.) so I had the opportunity to mix with people of all faiths.
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Female 393
"But did you really choose it, m00shy, or was it just what you grew up with>"

At first I was just born into it, and I was baptised as a catholic. Then at the age of seven I was happy to sit my communion. Early teens I sat my confirmation to confirm that I wanted to be of the catholic faith. So I most definately chose it.By the time I sat my confirmation I was at an age where I was informed enough and mature enough to decide. I still stand by my choice today although I`m not practicing, I`m happy in my beliefs. Although, as i said earlier I don`t agree with everything, and i accept/am open to considering many parts of other religions.

Also, my parents had no say in my choices. They allowed me to ask questions as learn about other religions if I wanted to. My dad was actually protestant and became catholic when he married my mum. My mum has always been catholic.

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Female 338
"On the bright side, there hasn`t been any profanity in this `forum`...yet."

Oh dear, we`ll have to fix that. SH.IT F.U.CK. DAMN. PISS. C.O.CKPOTATO.

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Male 272
On the bright side, there hasn`t been any profanity in this `forum`...yet.
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Female 338
But did you really choose it, m00shy, or was it just what you grew up with>
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Female 657
agnostics are just people that are scared of saying their athiests incase there actualy is a god and then they end up in hell.

and if your agnostic, i dont care if your offended because you know its the truth

Ahaha. False.

Being Agnostic also includes being humble enough to concede you don`t know.

Get over yourself, please.

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Male 272
Bleh, is it really that hard to learn to type decent English? I mean seriously, rather than everyone be typing with grammar and punctuation, we lower the standards and accept these people. Then these people are convinced that poor grammar is acceptable in the real world, and in the end, we`re all stupider from this group of people.

Then again, I could just be extreme.

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Female 393
Catholicism* sorry :).
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Female 393
Accurs3ds0ul I see your point. But I am a roman catholic :) although I dont agree with everything, it`s still the religion I chose.

cambriaseyes, I would definately disagree with Catholocism being a cult, it`s a well established religion (I know this may not be your personal view), but I do agree when you say there are big differences between catholicism and other branches of christianity. Personally, I would class RC as christian because aside from the differences, there are also numerous similarities.

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Male 22
i got other beliefs in there but its mainly christian
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Male 1,109
why isn`t scientologist up there?? haha jk.
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Male 340
Careful what you say there drew, there are athiest eating trolls hanging out here. :)

Enough religious argument for today, I`m off to umm... not argue about religion?

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Male 127
Pastafarians are atheists attempting to mock all non-atheists.
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Female 338
"god is good people."

That is the most ill-formed sentence I`ve seen all day. Which is actually quite an accomplishment, I applaud you.

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Male 1,109
i havent decided yet. :/
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Male 272
"m00shy: There are actually many Christians (mostly very conservative evangelicals) who argue that Catholicism isn`t actually Christianity at all, but a cult. (Look up John Hagee, any white supremacist group, etc) Also there are differences between the Catholic and Protestant Bibles, so it`s not technically the "same" book."

See: Martin Luther

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Female 111
god is good people. i don`t anyone can truly deny that there has to be something out there. if you can your lying to urself.
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Male 135
What about us pastafarians?
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Female 338
m00shy: There are actually many Christians (mostly very conservative evangelicals) who argue that Catholicism isn`t actually Christianity at all, but a cult. (Look up John Hagee, any white supremacist group, etc) Also there are differences between the Catholic and Protestant Bibles, so it`s not technically the "same" book.
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Male 272
Are Oh Tea Eff El Oh El?
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Male 340
"And that`s why the internet is a cesspool of human vice, and also why I spend so much time on it."

Haha, I think that`s why I`m also here so much. IAB religious arguments rock.

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Male 272
m00shy, if you don`t feel you follow Roman Catholic, then just state you`re Christian.
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Female 338
"It`s really funny when you find a person who`s ignorant AND arrogant, because at that point, they make a fool of themselves from their lack of knowledge of another`s culture.
Seriously, if you don`t know their viewpoint or perspective, don`t be negative about it or them."

And that`s why the internet is a cesspool of human vice, and also why I spend so much time on it.

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Female 393
I`m Christian, but specifically Roman Catholic. It kinda irks me when people think they are 2 totally different religions. It`s true that their are very big differences between the different branches of christianity, but they both work from the same book lol. And FYI, there are a lot of things in my religion which I don`t agree with, and I`m not actually a practicing Catholic, but I very much believe in God...I dunno what category I`d fall under. "Sort of Roman Catholic Christian who doesn`t actually go to church." Can we make that an option next time? :P
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Male 272
It`s really funny when you find a person who`s ignorant AND arrogant, because at that point, they make a fool of themselves from their lack of knowledge of another`s culture.

Seriously, if you don`t know their viewpoint or perspective, don`t be negative about it or them.

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Male 107
Hydrolysate, very well stated (both of your posts). Most people do not follow the tenets of their faith.

Is it too much to ask that people actually show each other respect? If people want to debate, they should debate, not insult.

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Male 340
I love attempting to hold arguments with imbeciles on here. They attack my grammar with even worse grammatical errors and misspellings in order to dodge the issue at hand.

What a wonderful life.

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Female 338
"Zero`s lack of grammar both confuses and disturbs me."

Second.

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Female 338
"Your fighting for a religion on a forum and guess what YOU DONT HAVE A RELIGION being an atheist means you dont believe in a god or goddess"

Atheism is an opinion regarding religion, and therefore I don`t see why it`s inappropriate to discuss it here.

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Male 272
Zero`s lack of grammar both confuses and disturbs me.
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Male 272
And Islamic is a false term, as someone stated.

Muslim is one who follows Islam.

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Male 26
dainty, what do you mean by one up from an athiest, and are you agnostic now?
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Male 340
You have no counter argument besides attacking my grammar? Seriously man, learn what your religion teaches and practice it.
I see so many people proclaiming that they are this and that religion, and then they go off breaking the rules of their gods.

Does your god not teach kindness and acceptance? Why are you an ass and intolerant then?

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Female 338
I should get a GoBible. I do believe I will enjoy reading the parts about rape, kidnapping, and murder loudly on public transportation.

Although my favorite part is when Jesus swallows a puzzle piece and has to be taken to the hospital by the man in the big yellow hat.

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Male 89
lol
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Male 272
Normally, Atheist are devout in the opinion of their DISbelief in a God...

To be honest, I`m not a religious person, but I was baptized as a Christian(Lutheran)

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Female 338
Stop feeding the troll, Hydrolysate.
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Female 165
I`m a Christian, and by the looks of it, there are a lot more Christians on this site than I figured there would be.. 0_o
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Male 340
"LOL atheists are confused idiots... get over it... and they use it as a fashion statement"

Blinded by religion much? You can have your imaginary friends if you want, it doesn`t bother me, but attacking me for not having an imaginary friend is something I don`t take well to.

I definitely don`t parade around telling everyone how "cool" I am because I`m an athiest. I also don`t post huge ying-yangs in forums to proclaim how great my religion, or lack thereof, is.

One more: I don`t insult your beliefs to better my own.

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Female 338
What`s a "GoBible"? Is it a Bible that comes in a handy little tube like GoGurt?
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Male 89
im kidding... GoBible is a real thing tho... looks like a iPod LOL
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Male 89
mantolwen prolly has a GoBible hahahah
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Female 387
Christian, yay! God rox my sox.
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Male 842
Catholics are Christians...that`s awkward. :-/
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Male 26
agnostics are just people that are scared of saying their athiests incase there actualy is a god and then they end up in hell.

and if your agnostic, i dont care if your offended because you know its the truth

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Female 338
"Uhhmm... Catholics are Christians too. They are just the largest denomination.
Also Muslim is synomous with Islamic. there is just a split between the Sunni and pooe sects."

Hahahahaha best word filter ever. Anyways yeah, this poll reads like it was written by a blind retarded kid who just learned english and the existence of all these religions yesterday.

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Male 7,933
Not that many catholics.
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Female 1,697
Hahahaha cool photo about the shipment

and as for the ying yang, I always love that symbol and what it means.

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Male 14
Uhhmm... Catholics are Christians too. They are just the largest denomination.
Also Muslim is synomous with Islamic. there is just a split between the Sunni and pooe sects.
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Male 89
LOL i didnt see was it misspelled?
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Female 338
Wooo go Atheism. I wasn`t sure whether to put atheist or buddhist, but since buddhism was misspelled, I twitched a little and decided on atheism.
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Male 340
"I`m a loser and have no convictions..."

The fck dude? That`s a VERY bad joke. An atheist has no convictions, so they`re losers?
Douchebaggery at its finest, and whoever submitted that mocked the 70+ athiests here. I seem to be the only one that realized it...unless I`m wrong?

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Male 328
last time i checked islamic is the same thing as muslim. dahur dahur. (tho, i could be totally wrong and sound very arrogant right now.
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Male 31
Hahaha "I`m a Muslim as well as "I`m Islamic"... epic fail.
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Female 1,697
Go jewish, go jewish go go go jewish

:P

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Male 107
"Doc, no one is attacking here. It`s just a poll."

I know, Puddies. I was just hoping to keep it that way. The description implied "Taking the gloves off" which usually denotes argument or debate.

For the record, I am Christian, but I don`t believe that Christ is God. I don`t believe in the "Holy Trinity." I do believe that he is the son of God and is our savior. That`s a different view than mainstream Christianity, though. And Catholics are Christians, so they shouldn`t have their own entry in the poll.

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Male 4,393
Christian ....
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Female 15,763
Wow, more Christians than I thought...
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Female 584
Aren`t "I`m a Muslim" and "I`m Islamic" the same thing?
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Male 5,970
well i choose christian, because thats what i am. Though there are a lot of things i disagree with...
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Female 1,002
Also I`m agnostic.
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Female 1,002
Cool, we have a buddha in here.
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Female 657
I believe there`s something out there. Not sure what, though. Haven`t been able to study as many religions as I want to confirm what exactly I believe.

I strong believe the "something" out there right now is the holiness of the Human spirit and Human consciousness.

I haven`t studied philosophy enouvgh either to know what that`s called.

I chose Agnostic.

Live and learn. =)

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Male 77
I chose Agnostic becuase although I have a few Christian beliefs, my beliefs span many religions.
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Female 66
Catholicism IS a branch of Christianity. . . isn`t it?? But heck, I don`t understand half the things they do anyway. . .
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Female 15
umm guys... there is no such thing as "Islamic"
Islam is a religion and its follower is a Muslim
just putting it out there
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Male 89
YAY ME AND HALO R BUDDHIST!!! well... im more pagan... but still some Buddhist in their. stupid poll makers. with yer no pagan religion thingy
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Male 5,970
:/ i wish this was a new forum
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Male 349
halo69, you`re not the only one. =-)
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Male 2,159
Thank god for atheism!!
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Male 1,455
Wow, someone really likes his new flash script.

Have fun posting your pointless arguments about religion, I`m gonna sleep. Laters

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Male 188
ya im the only buddhist
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Male 5,970
Christian here, but wow, a ton of atheist
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Female 15
Doc, no one is attacking here. It`s just a poll.
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Female 15
in...why isn`t there an edit button yet?
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Female 15
well in order to be a true nihlist you must not believe on God...so Atheism it is!
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Male 107
How about a live and let live approach? Don`t attack opposing viewpoints in hopes of antagonizing people.
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Male 153
Well not really... Nihilism!!
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Male 1,053
:) theistt
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Male 153
Yup. That`s a video.
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Male 464
What religion is fancylad?
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Male 68
Crap.
I missed "I am an atheist"
And voted for the wrong thing.
Damnit.
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Female 15
i`m placing my bets on Atheism!
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Female 15
`bout damn time
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Male 328
bum bum bum.
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Male 20,917
Link: I-A-B Poll o` the Day: Religion [Rate Link] - Since it`s such a hot topic button around here, let`s take the gloves off and find out once and for all: What are you?
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