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View Poll Results: Religous views: Your choices?
Atheism 37 100.00%
Agnosticism 23 100.00%
Buddhism 7 77.78%
Judaism 2 22.22%
Santana Dharma ( Hiduism ) 1 11.11%
Jainism 0 0%
Christianity 14 100.00%
Islam 0 0%
Other 13 100.00%
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#1 Old 03-20-2011, 07:53 AM
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Talking with friends, the subject of being an atheist came up. Several people mentioned being an atheist, but not wanting to join any groups as they weren't particularly interested in talking about religion.

I said in a matter of fact way, not intending to make a joke, that when I felt lonesome for the company of atheists I just hook up with vegans. Everyone laughed.

So, what are your religious leanings?
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I'm agnostic. I don't know, and quite frankly, I don't really care.

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Can "almost vegan" vote? (I got that phrase from Fromper)
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#4 Old 03-20-2011, 08:25 AM
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I'm agnostic. I don't know, and quite frankly, I don't really care.

Yeah and yah! spoken like a good agnostic!!!

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Atheist with some Buddhist leanings.
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#7 Old 03-20-2011, 08:37 AM
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I am a 6 (de facto atheist) on the Dawkins scale:

"I cannot know for certain but I think God is very improbable, and I live my life on the assumption that he is not there."
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I'm agnostic. I don't know, and quite frankly, I don't really care.

Hahaha!!
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Feeling a bit Eat, Pray, Love atm so I chose 'other.'

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We are executioners who parade ourselves as kings / As selfish and deluded as the blood-bathed Bathory. ~Kingdom, 'Bathory' xVx
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Feeling a bit Eat, Pray, Love atm so I chose 'other.'

I keep meaning to check out that book and movie. I like stories about people going out to find themselves and I like Julia Roberts.
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Christian.

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Christian.

What kind?
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Haven't there been like 10,003 threads similar to this already?

But maybe they've been on the vegetarian forum and not the vegan one, I dunno.

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Are there Methodists who are not Christian?
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Nope-it is a denomination of Christianity.
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Atheist. I was forced to go to Catholic school as a kid and after serious doubts had been growing since about 12 years old, when I was 14 I decided to read the whole bible. That did it. I've been an atheist for the 25 years since then. Being that not many people have actually read the whole bible as they just read or know certain "cherry picked" parts, it has been quite interesting when people ask me questions about being an atheist and I talk about things from the bible they are completely unaware of, but yet it's their holy book, not mine.

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I keep meaning to check out that book and movie. I like stories about people going out to find themselves and I like Julia Roberts.

Hmmm, I am not a fan of either of those things, so I wouldn't recommend the movie having watched it... but I am sort of 'finding myself' atm. Trying to be less judgmental about those sorts of things especially because I have always had a thing against both hippies and successful, well-off people turning to Eastern philosophies rather than addressing their negative actions in reality. I suppose I am coming to a spiritual path through activism/veganism/punk rock.

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Atheist. I was forced to go to Catholic school as a kid and after serious doubts had been growing since about 12 years old, when I was 14 I decided to read the whole bible. That did it. I've been an atheist for the 25 years since then. Being that not many people have actually read the whole bible as they just read or know certain "cherry picked" parts, it has been quite interesting when people ask me questions about being an atheist and I talk about things from the bible they are completely unaware of, but yet it's their holy book, not mine.

That is similar to what happened to me. Once I opened up the old testament and saw how different it was from the popular notions of Christianity and Judiasm, I started looking for alternatives.
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I am a 6 (de facto atheist) on the Dawkins scale:

"I cannot know for certain but I think God is very improbable, and I live my life on the assumption that he is not there."

that is a handy scale. im a 7.
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I am a 6 (de facto atheist) on the Dawkins scale:

"I cannot know for certain but I think God is very improbable, and I live my life on the assumption that he is not there."

Same for me.
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I'm an atheist but that's not my religion because it isn't one. Atheism is a lack of belief in a god or gods. I don't think terms like religion or spirituality should necessarily be denied to people under that umbrella. I consider myself religious. I am a Humanist. The world is my church, and my religion is to do good and reduce suffering.

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Atheist. I was forced to go to Catholic school as a kid and after serious doubts had been growing since about 12 years old, when I was 14 I decided to read the whole bible. That did it. I've been an atheist for the 25 years since then. Being that not many people have actually read the whole bible as they just read or know certain "cherry picked" parts, it has been quite interesting when people ask me questions about being an atheist and I talk about things from the bible they are completely unaware of, but yet it's their holy book, not mine.

Wow, that sounds very much like me--Catholic school turned me into an Atheist.

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I'm agnostic. I don't know, and quite frankly, I don't really care.

I think you're confused about the definition of agnostic. You can't simply be an agnostic because that's not a noun. It's an adjective. Are you an agnostic theist or an agnostic atheist? These are not mutually exclusive terms. You either believe in something or not. That's not the same as believing it doesn't exist, as the following video illustrates

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNDZb0KtJDk

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I think you're confused about the definition of agnostic. You can't simply be an agnostic because that's not a noun. It's an adjective.

You're incorrect, it is a noun:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agnostic

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Are you an agnostic theist or an agnostic atheist? These are not mutually exclusive terms.

To me, when someone says "I'm agnostic", that means that they don't know. What beliefs they may have, and how strong they are, is a further issue that they may specify if they need to. So yes, there are theist agnostics and atheist agnostics, but there's nothing wrong with stating that you're an agnostic and not specifying what kind of agnostic.

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I think you're confused about the definition of agnostic. You can't simply be an agnostic because that's not a noun. It's an adjective. Are you an agnostic theist or an agnostic atheist? These are not mutually exclusive terms. You either believe in something or not. That's not the same as believing it doesn't exist, as the following video illustrates

Well, I think you are confused about alot of things. I usually choose not to point this out, because, quite frankly, it's rude. And I have manners. But sense you started it...

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ag·nos·tic noun \\ag-ˈnäs-tik, əg-\\

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: a person who holds the view that any ultimate reality (as God) is unknown and probably unknowable; broadly : one who is not committed to believing in either the existence or the nonexistence of God or a god
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: a person who is unwilling to commit to an opinion about something <political agnostics>

What is that, dictionary? You say agnostic is indeed a noun? And someone who is agnostic can neither prove or disprove the existance of a higher power, and don't really care too? Looks like I was right. Huh. Whoda thunk it.

Also, the terms are, indeed, mutually exclusive. Might want to look that one up, as well.

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Ooops, sevenseas beat me to it. Oh well.

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