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  • Christianity

    24 38.10%
  • Judaism

    2 3.17%
  • Islam

    0 0%
  • Buddhism

    2 3.17%
  • Hinduism

    1 1.59%
  • Agnosticism

    12 19.05%
  • Atheism

    13 20.63%
  • Unitarian-Universalism

    3 4.76%
  • Paganism\Wiccanism

    1 1.59%
  • Shamanism

    1 1.59%
  • Satanism

    4 6.35%
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    They refute the narrative.
    There is nothing to refute because there was no argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    There is nothing to refute because there was no argument.
    There doesn't need to be an argument when there's a narrative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    There doesn't need to be an argument when there's a narrative.
    What narrative? I'm confused.

    The statement was that there are more atheists + agnostics that participated in the poll than Christians. The statement was not about the United States. The statement was not about the world. The statement was about people on TypeC that participated in the poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    They refute the narrative.
    That narrative exists only in your head, you poor soul.

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    Christ is the cornerstone of my life. If it wasn't for the hope I've found in my Creator, I'd likely not be alive today. I've definitely come face to face with the hypocrisy and misunderstandings there are in and around the Christian faith (many which have been represented and reflected in this thread) and I find the convolution sad but understandable given what human nature is. What many seem not to understand is that the root of the Christian faith, the thing Jesus came to accomplish, was to cover us in grace-- so that we wouldn't need to pretend to be perfect or try to earn righteousness. Christ came and embraced the poor, the sick, the hurting and stood up to the self-righteous hypocrites who thought they could be holy by their own efforts.

    I follow Christ and have given my life to Him because He loves me as I am, he calls me to love others well and he always helps me up when I fail. I'll be the first to admit that there are some crazy, ignorant people out there that horribly tarnish the term "Christianity", as a teenager I probably contributed to that in a legalistic way. After a lot of hurt in my life and allowing God to heal my heart, I try to live my life each day to represent Christ and the way He lived. I often fail because I'm human, but He welcomes me back again. I've also found God to be extremely personal and when I'm open to Him, he delights in me in big and little ways, through things no one but myself (with my story, heart and experiences) would see as significant. He's El Roy, the God who sees me.

    I've never known a love like that, one that values me flaws and all (because goodness knows I have them).

    Just my take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoBiscuit View Post
    They refute the narrative.

    There doesn't need to be an argument when there's a narrative.
    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    What narrative? I'm confused.

    The statement was that there are more atheists + agnostics that participated in the poll than Christians. The statement was not about the United States. The statement was not about the world. The statement was about people on TypeC that participated in the poll.
    I'm afraid I'm going to have to agree with you here, geek.

    HOWEVER, did you know that in India, Muslims make up 14.6% of the population? TypoC has 0% (as of this post) which means that India refutes the narrative here or something. So ya know............uh........ did I win?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Well sure, but in the end all movies are lumped together in the "fiction" category. We can enjoy them as amazing stories, but we acknowledge that they aren't true and it wouldn't make sense if they were all true because the realities contradict one another.
    This is equally true of the various religions: it wouldn't make sense if they were all true because they contradict one another.

    All the religions can't be true but they can all be fictional.

    So we employ exactly the same suspension of disbelief with the religions as we do with the movies.

    To claim otherwise is special pleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyyukon View Post
    I'm afraid I'm going to have to agree with you here, geek.

    HOWEVER, did you know that in India, Muslims make up 14.6% of the population? TypoC has 0% (as of this post) which means that India refutes the narrative here or something. So ya know............uh........ did I win?
    Well, I've never really heard the phrase "to refute the narrative" before. I don't know. To refute something is to disprove it...and the narrative is just the original statement, correct? In this case, the narrative was merely a statement of fact, not any sort of extrapolation. So I don't see how it can be refuted. But again...I've never heard that phrasing before. I dunno.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    This is equally true of the various religions: it wouldn't make sense if they were all true because they contradict one another.

    All the religions can't be true but they can all be fictional.

    So we employ exactly the same suspension of disbelief with the religions as we do with the movies.

    To claim otherwise is special pleading.
    Well then I really don't think this is what @Little_Sticks meant.

    I've scoured the internet a bit to try and find a term for this and found the word "omnism." However, many websites on "omnism" seem to take a more loose, wispy, fluffy definition that doesn't seem to entirely fit what the word means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyGeek View Post
    Well then I really don't think this is what @Little_Sticks meant.
    This is what I meant:

    This is equally true of the various religions: it wouldn't make sense if they were all true because they contradict one another.

    All the religions can't be true but they can all be fictional.

    So we employ exactly the same suspension of disbelief with the religions as we do with the movies.

    To claim otherwise is special pleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    This is what I meant:
    Ah. I thought you were trying to explain Little_Sticks's beliefs.

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