Personal Poll

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Owl_on_Caffeine, Feb 6, 2015.


What are your views?

Atheist 11 vote(s) 47.8%
Religious 12 vote(s) 52.2%
  1. I am wondering how many of my EMC people are "religious" and how many are atheists. Vote if you want to. If you vote "religious", please post what religion it is. I myself am a Christian and 4 point Calvinist; therefore, I fall under the "religious" category even though, technically, Christianity isn't a religion.
  2. I do wish that the results weren't available for everybody to see. :oops:
  3. If you really believe what you believe, you shouldn't have a problem with people knowing it. This post does present one good point in that you shouldn't hold someone's beliefs against them. Please keep that in mind when viewing this thread.
  4. Also, it would be kind of hard to make it so you could say what you actually believe without others seeing it, anyway.
  5. I am a GabeNist.
  6. There should be a third option for agnostics
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  7. I am against this poll. There is a massive amount of arguments on this subject.
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  8. I don't know whether to tell you to be serious or not.
  9. I've only met one true atheist in my life. And I've spoken to thousands of people about religion ( former preacher here ) many of the people I've spoken to believe in some higher power they just aren't sure what.
  10. I'm not trying to start arguements. I just want to know. You don't have to vote or post on the thread if you don't want to.

  11. You can't its a forum as long as I stay in the rules I can say what I choose.

    But really sex money politics and religion should prolly stay personal.
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  12. You make a good point. I'm pretty sure that would be considered "religious". They just aren't practicing a particular religion.
  13. As I said, you don't have to post or vote if you don't want to.
  14. Not at all. A religion is something man made to follow a higher power chosen by men. If someone is agnostic they don't know what they believe therefore can not be religious.

    I've meet Druids, satanists, Calvinist, Catholics and alcoholics who all believe in there respective belief but can't be called religious. My statement still stands the poll is flawed.
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  15. You are probably right in saying the poll is flawed. I should have put agnostic into the poll. I don't agree with your second statement, however. Other than Christianity, anything could be considered a religion. You are basically telling me that people can belong to a religion and not be religious.
  16. That's exactly what I'm saying. I was raised baptist. Am a member of a baptist church and yet I'm not remotely religious. You don't have to claim a certain religion to believe what you want. THats that beauty of free will. We can do what we want.
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  17. Very delicate subject indeed... Thing is; bring religion into a discussion and chances are high that things may spiral out of control. Especially when you're dealing with people who have a strong opinion regarding certain matters.

    As to the poll itself, in my opinion most polls regarding this subject are most likely not going to cover the full deal anyway. There are too many aspects to this. Because what of people who don't practice a religion but still consider themselves spiritual or thus minded?

    With that in mind the poll, in my opinion obviously, should also have an option saying "other" :)

    Not to mention that religion as a whole, IMO as always, is overhyped (or has become such) anyway. These days even "Jedi" is considered to be an officially recognized religion. And that's not making fun of anyone's believes of ideals, most certainly not, but if just about any movement can become a religion then I also think that it makes the whole thing a lot more common. For good or bad... I dunno.

    But to answer the poll. I'm not entirely sure to be honest.

    I don't practice any religion, that's for sure. Wasn't raised religious but did attend to a Christian kindergarten school (I think that's the right term anyway) which, at a later age, turned out to be quite an eye opener for me. Although I don't disrespect the religion I do ended up with lots of critical comments and remarks, eventually making me believe that religion in general, and especially within groups which follow a certain hierarchy, is bound to get flawed by people who seek only a higher rank within the hierarchy and will use the religion merely as means to get there. Its human nature, you can never rule or banish it out completely. Note that I'm not saying that this is bad per definition, doesn't have to be, but to me it does put a dent into the whole 'experience' so to say.

    As to me... I don't consider myself religious, definitely not practicing. But I also do not consider myself an atheist either. And to make matters even more worse; agnostic doesn't quite fit my believes either ;)

    So yah, not willing to fully comment on it (at least not now) but yah... How about spiritual?

    I don't think you can easily divide these topics into a few labels. There are way too many grey areas, and the worst part: you may even risk offending people who consider these subjects to be very delicate and important.

    Thread lightly is what I'd say.
  18. I am an Athiest
  19. I sure hope we can finally have a thread about atheism and religion without getting a flame war started or having the thread locked prematurely!
    I'm a Christian, as you probably already realised by my signature.
    I hope that during my life here on earth I can tell other people about Christ and have them see the light too. I would love it even if I could get one of my friends to follow Jesus.
    It's certainly one of the more difficult subjects to talk about though, I feel.
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