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Wiccan (or some other form of pagan/earth religion) 0 0%
Muslim 0 0%
Athiest 5 18.52%
Agnostic 8 29.63%
Buddhist 1 3.70%
Hinduism 3 11.11%
Bahá'í 2 7.41%
Judaism 2 7.41%
Unitarian Universalist 0 0%
you numbskull you didn't include my non-Christian religion 5 18.52%
Satanism 1 3.70%
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Old 10-11-2002, 04:32 PM   #1
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Non-Christian spiritual beliefs

I wish this could be a 2 part poll...
Basically I wanted to know what other religions are represented by the posters on this board. I see many Christians, and was wondering what other beliefs are shared by the folks on here.

I also wanted part of the poll to ask if you were afraid to speak about your spiritual beliefs on the board because of how others may perceive that religion, based on stereotypes or a misunderstanding about that particular religion.

For now I'll leave it as is, just the one poll and I'd like to hear from anyone who would like to share their religious beliefs.
And if anyone's willing to speak up and say "yes, I'm a little apprehensive to mention to people that I'm (whatever religion)" then by all means do it.

Also definitions, since these two are often confused and lumped together:

agnostic :One who believes that it is impossible to know whether there is a God.

athiest: One who disbelieves or denies the existence of God or gods
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Old 10-11-2002, 08:55 PM   #2
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appologies to those I forgot on the poll lol

5 votes so far...I'm bumping this before I call it a night, and if anyone wants to discuss agnosticism (not really a religion, but an idea) while I'm asleep.
Or anything...anyone....someone...



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Don't take the lack of response personally. We had a thread similar to this several months ago. It was quite lengthy, and I think the participants in that last thread may feel that they've said all they need to say about the subject for awhile. If it weren't so late, and I weren't so tired, I'd go find that thread for you.


Edit: Here it is http://forum2.interference.com/showt...ther+religions
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Old 10-13-2002, 02:41 AM   #4
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Atheists and agnostics are 'spiritual'?

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Not speaking for atheiests, but under Sparkysgrrrl's definition of an agnostic, there is no reason they cannot be spiritual too. Agnostics may not subscribe to a particular God or religion, but general faith can lead to belief that A God does, or some form of higher enitity at least.
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Old 10-13-2002, 03:21 PM   #6
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Oh thank you thank you martha, I did a search before I posted this, but that one didn't turn up

Much appreciated
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Old 10-13-2002, 05:28 PM   #7
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unfotunatly that thread went off the deep end onto discussing Christianity...

And yes, like Angel said it is extremely possible to be agnostic and to be spiritual.
And Atheists could be spiritual as well for that matter, spirituality dosen't necessarily mean "belief in a higher power" you can believe that there are things out there that we can not prove, or are not meant to understand (ghosts, dimensions, aliens, whatever) without believing there is a higher power "running the show"
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Originally posted by Sparkysgrrrl
unfotunatly that thread went off the deep end onto discussing Christianity...

Which is why I bailed on it. Some of those people no longer post here, so you may be able to keep this thread on track.
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The other religions thread was neat. I learned something about the Bahai faith which I had never even heard of before that. It was a pretty civilised conversation too.
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how to say what I feel without pissing people off

I picked agnositic.... I believe that there is a God or something higher that guides us...however, I don't belong to any organized religon. I used to not believe in anything....however, so many times in my life I've had those "close calls" where something really bad should've happened to me, but didn't.

I think I don't really believe in organized religon is that all my experiences with them have been negative. I don't mean that to insult anyone or their beliefs, it is just based on my personal experience.

Whatever people believe in and how they choose to express that faith is not for me to question.
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Old 10-15-2002, 06:35 PM   #11
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BTW I picked: you numbskull you didn't include my non-Christian religion. I could have chosen the pagan/earth-based religions but I feel that since my religion is a left hand path religion it doesnt really fit with those religions. I'm picky, I know.
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Yeah, there were some good things in that other thread. I just wish it hadn't gotten so deeply into christianity vs. whatever.

I thought you did a brillinat job in that thread RavenStar

I consider myself Agnostic too, the only religion I really relate to is Wicca but I'm too cynical to really get involved in anything. Mabey at a later date tho......
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I realized as soon as I made the poll I forgot to put in Satanism and thought *D'oh!
My mistake...
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I wonder if I'm the only Satanist on this board. It's not a common religion.
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Perhaps we should make a new poll and find out
That would be interesting to find out...
Or nobody else wants to confess...

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