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View Poll Results: What Religion Do You Practice/Not Practice and Why?

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  • I'm an atheist

    36 27.48%
  • I'm agnostic

    25 19.08%
  • Buddhism

    6 4.58%
  • Hinduism

    1 0.76%
  • Islam

    2 1.53%
  • Christianity

    39 29.77%
  • Other

    22 16.79%
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    Quote Originally Posted by themightyfetus View Post
    Is it possible to be an agnostic Christian? If so, that's what I am.
    I would think so. It basically means a Christian who is questioning their religion.
    "Avoid getting too preoccupied thinking about what you’re going to do, to actually do it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    I would think so. It basically means a Christian who is questioning their religion.
    Like, I am a Christian, but I think there is no way to prove or disprove the existence of God. Agnostic literally means "lack of knowledge" I'm pretty sure.
    Yet I know, if I stepped aside
    Released the controls, you would open my eyes
    That somehow, all of this mess
    Is just my attempt to know the worth of my life
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    Quote Originally Posted by themightyfetus View Post
    Like, I am a Christian, but I think there is no way to prove or disprove the existence of God. Agnostic literally means "lack of knowledge" I'm pretty sure.
    On what basis, then, do you consider yourself a Christian?
    I've been called a criminal, a terrorist, and a threat to the known universe. But everything you were told is a lie. The truth is, they've taken our freedom, our home, and our future. The time has come for all humanity to take a stand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coriolis View Post
    On what basis, then, do you consider yourself a Christian?
    I choose to be a Christian for emotional and relational reasons. Even if it's all just rubbish, at least it helped me in my personal life. It's more of a heart thing than a head thing.
    Yet I know, if I stepped aside
    Released the controls, you would open my eyes
    That somehow, all of this mess
    Is just my attempt to know the worth of my life
    .

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    So, what's my religion?

    Well, if we become what we worship, what do I worship?

    I worship my heritage which is Ancient Greek philosophy, Judaism, Christianity and the Enlightenment. And this throws me into the present.

    At present we live in legacy institutions based on authority. And authority is based on the author, and on the author of books, and the author of our most sacred book is God.

    And our legacy institutions are changing under the pressure of the electronic media such as the internet.

    So we are changing from a society based on authority to one based on instantaneous interaction, quite like a traditional village.

    No one knows where this is going, or how we are going to get there. So I worship the cloud of unknowing. I let go of control, I let go of knowing, and listen to the world unfolding.

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    I see.To be muslim you have to believe in the unknown. @Mole

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa View Post
    I see.To be muslim you have to believe in the unknown. @Mole
    Wahabism is the dominant belief of Sunni muslims, it has nothing to do with the unknown. It is a fundamentalist belief in the literal interpretation of the Koran.

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    I am Shia, we're cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Wahabism is the dominant belief of Sunni muslims, it has nothing to do with the unknown. It is a fundamentalist belief in the literal interpretation of the Koran.
    I don't believe it is dominant among Sunnis. It is dominant in Saudi Arabia and some other places but most Sunnis would follow the Islam of the 'four imams' or the muslim brotherhood variety. To the West, that may still look radical, relatively-speaking, but it is not Wahabism and those muslims--the great majority--tend to co-exist with non-muslims without problems. Wahabism is barely 2 centuries old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entp/infjGal View Post
    I don't believe it is dominant among Sunnis. It is dominant in Saudi Arabia and some other places but most Sunnis would follow the Islam of the 'four imams' or the muslim brotherhood variety. To the West, that may still look radical, relatively-speaking, but it is not Wahabism and those muslims--the great majority--tend to co-exist with non-muslims without problems. Wahabism is barely 2 centuries old.
    Sure, and the Saudis have spent many tens of billions of dollars funding mosques in other parts of the world and staffing them with Wahabi imams.

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