Poll: Are you Athiest or Religious?
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Atheist
211 67%
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104 33%
Voters: 316.
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#1
Which one? I'm putting this here because I want to see all of the pit, not just the religion thread.

I'm personally atheist.
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#5
religion thread?
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#7
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Where's Agnostic?


woops. forgot about you fence-sitters. is there some way to change the poll?
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#8
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Where's Agnostic?


+1

What about if you're unsure
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#9
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Where's Agnostic?


This.
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#10
Dude, it's not black and white, atheism is a religion IMO, personally I'm spiritual, but not subscribed to any organized religion, I guess if you twist my words I look at the earth the way christians would look at god so that would make me agnostic.
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#11
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+1

What about if you're unsure

There are two definitions of agnostic: the popular one, and the actual one. The popular one is that you're unsure whether there is a God. The actual one is that you're set in thinking that it is impossible to prove either way.
#12
To all the agnostic people complaining: see my previous post.

And to blue strat: both are actually valid or "real". One is just temporary agnosticism, while the other one, which you refer to as "real" is the one in which one believes that the existence of god can never be proven one way or the other.
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#13
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woops. forgot about you fence-sitters. is there some way to change the poll?

I don't know why people hate agnostics...
I mean, if you spent your life as an atheist, and suddenly someone proves convincingly the existence of god, what're you gonna do? Would you deny something if it was true?

I don't think there is a god, but if someone manages to prove that there is, I guess I'll accept that. I dunno how I'll react to it, though. I'll probably become even more paranoid.
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Dude, it's not black and white, atheism is a religion.

This is true.

While there is no proof taht there is a god, there's no proof that there ISN'T one, either. THis makes atheism a religion of faith. Oh, the irony.
#14
Wow, as if this thread hasn't been done before. :/

I'm agnostic, as in you can't be sure either way.
#15
I'm spiritual. I don't belong into any religion in particular, but I have my beliefs and some of them have been borrowed from numerous practices.
#16
Both words remind me of snobbish people. Then again, most people I have met in life have been nearly total snobs...

Regardless, I prefer spirituality. Yes, I believe we have souls. Yes, I think there might be something after this, and perhaps there was something before this as well.

Put simply, I feel blessed to be alive.
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#17
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I don't know why people hate agnostics...
I mean, if you spent your life as an atheist, and suddenly someone proves convincingly the existence of god, what're you gonna do? Would you deny something if it was true?

I don't think there is a god, but if someone manages to prove that there is, I guess I'll accept that. I dunno how I'll react to it, though. I'll probably become even more paranoid.


There's a reason why it's called FAITH, there never will be any way to prove it.
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#18
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+1

What about if you're unsure

then you burn in several hells instead of the usual, one.
Vikings? What Vikings? We are but poor, simple farmers. The village was burning when we got here, and the people must have slain themselves.
#20
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Dude, it's not black and white, atheism is a religion IMO


Atheism is NOT a religion. Anyone of any religion or sort of belief can understand that. Atheists believe there is NO God. End of story. A religion is a set of beliefs and practises that are centred around something one believes is true.

Atheists do NOT have a set of practises, and do NOT have morals or anything of that nature to follow within their belief.

It doesn't take an atheist to tell you that. I'm a ****ing Christian.
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#21
This thread is the definition of fail.

Atheist - Theist
Religious - Irreligious

And one can be (is) an agnostic atheist or an agnostic theist. Agnosticism/gnosticism is axially perpendicular to theism/atheism.

"Battle not with monsters, lest ye become a monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, your eyes will get sore after a while."
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#22
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Atheism is not a religion. Anyone of any religion can understand that. Atheists believe there is no God. End of story. A religion is a set of beliefs and practises that are centred around something one believes is true.

Atheists do NOT have a set of practises, and don't have specific morals or anything of that nature to follow within their belief.

It doesn't take an atheist to tell you that. I'm a ****ing Christian.

Fixed.
#23
to put it this way

I don't believe in religion and I never will

I just enjoy my life as much as I can and do whatever I wan't as long as I'm not hurting other people
#24
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I'm spiritual. I don't belong into any religion in particular, but I have my beliefs and some of them have been borrowed from numerous practices.

Likewise. Someone doesn't need a religion to have spirituality.

Personally, I believe in the possibility of a god, but that we can't know for sure-- so why dedicate our lives to an uncertainty? I identify in many ways with the Buddhist system, spiritual and natural balance and such. I'm more concerned with the power of nature and the universe than any God. Perhaps a little Pagan in that sense? Maybe...
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#25
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to put it this way

I don't believe in religion and I never will

I believe religion exists, just not God
#26
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I don't know why people hate agnostics...
I mean, if you spent your life as an atheist, and suddenly someone proves convincingly the existence of god, what're you gonna do? Would you deny something if it was true?

While you're right in agreenig with me, this part of your post makes no sense.

Proof denies faith, therefore, if someone proves the existence of god, at the same time, they are ultimately destroying it.
Which goes to show you're safe with agnosticism.
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#27
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Fixed.

Oh **** man.. thanks so much. I didn't realize I had so much noobish mistakes in it.
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#28
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And to blue strat: both are actually valid or "real". One is just temporary agnosticism, while the other one, which you refer to as "real" is the one in which one believes that the existence of god can never be proven one way or the other.

I said actual, not real. There is a difference.

It's like the difference between the popular and actual psychological meanings of the word "ego".
#29
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I believe religion exists, just not God


yeah I just ment that I dont follow a religion
#30
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+1

What about if you're unsure



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#31
God is a lie. You can't believe in just books that are written by an unknown source. Anyone can write a book and make something up it just depends if people will read it and believe it. Its sad that people use the Bible as salvation when they don't even know if its true or not.
#32
agnostic, bassically im religious when it suits me ie my heads ****ed
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#33
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I don't know why people hate agnostics...
I mean, if you spent your life as an atheist, and suddenly someone proves convincingly the existence of god, what're you gonna do? Would you deny something if it was true?

I don't think there is a god, but if someone manages to prove that there is, I guess I'll accept that. I dunno how I'll react to it, though. I'll probably become even more paranoid.

This is true.

While there is no proof taht there is a god, there's no proof that there ISN'T one, either. THis makes atheism a religion of faith. Oh, the irony.



Wrong.
Atheists are people of evidence, and if incontrovertable evidence of God's existance arose, then most atheists would openly admit they were wrong.

At current time, all evidence points to God's non-existance, and therefore that is the opinion of the atheist.

Atheists are, by an large, not against the idea of God on principle. They simply look at the evidence in hand and conclude the likelihood of God's existance is small.

Faith has nothing to do with it, and I for one am pretty tired of hearing the old 'Atheism is a religi0n to0 lolo0lol0loL" arguement.

With all due respect,
StrayCatBlues.
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Atheism. Is. Not. A. Religion.
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#35
I believe in god, or a higher power/intelligence. When I look at the world's incredible complexity, diversity, order and design, I can't help but think that someone or something created and designed this. To me it takes more faith to believe that all this happened by accident, rather by some intelligence...

I am a christian, i attend a local church, i read the bible, I pray, I try and follow christs's teachings, but I wouldn't consider myself religious, don't know if that makes any sense...

sometimes, i do wonder if all this religious/christianity stuff is BS, but hey, I guess that's where faith comes in...
#36
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I believe in god, or a higher power/intelligence. When I look at the world's incredible complexity, diversity, order and design, I can't help but think that someone or something created and designed this. To me it takes more faith to believe that all this happened by accident, rather by some intelligence...

I am a christian, i attend a local church, i read the bible, I pray, I try and follow christs's teachings, but I wouldn't consider myself religious, don't know if that makes any sense...

sometimes, i do wonder if all this religious/christianity stuff is BS, but hey, I guess that's where faith comes in...

Personally I think the need for philosphy in general arises from what you say in your second sentence there, I don't think the human brain can actually cope with the size and detail of something so complex, so humans philosophized to try and figure out what was going on, ended up just explaining it through stories, then everything got lost in translation.
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#37
I'm an Atheist, although I was raised in a christian environment, and really had to think a long time before reaching any conclusions. Sort of annoyed me that the people with no spiritual bones in their body could be triumphant atheists, there are a lot of angry, conceited, lazy bastard Atheists who are infact worse than the christians they claim to have superiority over.

Afterall my parents are both christian, I'm not going to bad-mouth them because of their beliefs which 99% of the time are not even obvious and their own private issue.

However I find religions and beliefs fascinating. To cut off religion would destroy 2000+ years of culture, art, music and history.
#39
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Wrong.
Atheists are people of evidence, and if incontrovertable evidence of God's existance arose, then most atheists would openly admit they were wrong.

At current time, all evidence points to God's non-existance, and therefore that is the opinion of the atheist.

Atheists are, by an large, against the idea of God on principle. They simply look at the evidence in hand and conclude the likelihood of God's existance is small.

Faith has nothing to do with it, and I for one am pretty tired of hearing the old 'Atheism is a religi0n to0 lolo0lol0loL" arguement.

With all due respect,
StrayCatBlues.


Well said.
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I remember when I was really young, I had a wet dream in which i was being dragged along an urban countryside by a pickup truck.

Don't ask me I have no idea how the hell it happened.




To Me:

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#40
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When I look at the world's incredible complexity, diversity, order and design, I can't help but think that someone or something created and designed this. To me it takes more faith to believe that all this happened by accident, rather by some intelligence...


Not to be a dick but this argument bothers me.

If complexity implies a creator, wouldn't that creator be even more complex to design everything, and therefore require a creator him/herself?
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