What religion are you?

I'm Catholic but I want to know what other religions people practice. Please comment your thoughts below.

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  • Agnostic. Although I practice a religion for family tradition's sake.

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    • Buddhism is pretty much more of philosophy than religion..read about it you might find it interesting

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    • Oh do tell, which one? Have you got any good at it?

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      • Buddhism. I honestly don't know much about it since my parents weren't very religious, but I go to temples and pray often.

        My grandparents were very religious, my parents wanted to keep the tradition for their sakes despite their own lack of belief.

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  • Wait , catholic and christian are 2 different religions ?

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  • I don't really have one but I flirt with animism and Taoism. For the record, they don't flirt back.

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  • Religion is a lie

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  • Atheist

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    • I am going to start my own cult called "The Church of Gere" and it will be all about worshipping the life and appreciating the greatness and holiness of Richard Gere.

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  • im atheist

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  • fuck religion, the world would be a better place without it..

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  • My religion is investments, money, and prosperous economic activity. God is wealth.

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    • Mammon is your god you ignorant bitch. Pick up a book

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      • Listen plebian. We, the elite 1%, have no interest in the medieval demonization of money and wealth. Wealth creation is an economic process that all working people participate in. By investing wisely, we multi-millionaires assure that productivity and efficiency is driven down to the workers level.

        This higher economic output benefits everyone in society. But most importantly it gives us, the elite 1%, disproportionate and lavish riches.

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        • I hope you lose all of your imaginary "millions" investing, trash. Then you'll see just how great you are. Besides you're on the low end of the totem with a few measly millions. You're definitely not part of this 1% you're sucking the dick of.

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        • "medieval demonisation of money and wealth"

          Study a bit of history, moron, money and wealth were not demonised in the medieval period.

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  • Abrahamic religion is false and a cancer (yes this includes Islam)

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  • im an apathiest i honestly dont care how we where created i just think its a waste of time and we need to worry on more important things than if we have a sky daddy or not

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  • I am a Shaivite Hindu.

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  • I think we were the product of creation as i dont see rocks popping in and out of existence. some people will claim the big bang gives us matter. sure nothing explodes into everything , that take real faith to believe. science is religion.

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  • I'm aware that I'm treading on sensitive ground, but if it helps... maybe it signals that the OP-er was interested in what religions people are, and not what religions people aren't. If atheism is an absence of any belief in God, not being included in a survey of this kind would be a natural consequence... There's a very dry, perhaps unsympathetic logic about it, if one thinks on: if you consider yourself as not having a religion, then a survey called 'What religion are you' just wouldn't apply to you. I have met many atheists adamant that their atheism is not be classed as an additional worldview with the status of a religion - I come from a family of them! It is frustrating to feel that one is not being represented, that one's voice is not being heard, I do understand that. But as much as everyone of wants to have their cake and eat it (and not just atheists!), it is not possible to exclude oneself and include oneself at the same time. Either atheism is represented as an option on the same level as the religions, or it isn't. Personally, I would include it, because I think it's more helpful from a sociological perspective to consider 'ideologies' or 'worldviews' rather than religions. For example, there are some atheists who believe more passionately in the philosophy and ideals of Karl Marx than many self-professed Christians do in those of Christ. They believe that once they have gathered enough recruits, they and like-minded folk can use their beliefs and ideals to transform the world - and they actively set about trying to do it! I have seen parodies of them comparing them to Christian street evangelists. Then there are passionate Buddhists who do not believe in any God or spirit beings. There are atheists who self-identify as Humanists and go to a Humanist assembly regularly, as one might go to a church. There are atheists (usually teenagers or people not accustomed to intellectual pursuits who are dazzled by the scientism as much as the science of the New Atheism movement) who quote Dawkins or Hitchens chapter and verse with greater devotion than many God-fearing folk can quote their holy books. They seem to trust these writers to the point that their default position is to believe everything that they write and read little that does not confirm the presuppositions of that movement. I have seen the same in some Christian readers. For example, I talked God with one atheist who was adamant that God was an 'unfalsifiable hypothesis', without knowing what an unfalsifiable hypothesis even was. Then there are atheists who adopt no particular ideology - but there is still one thing that they love, and that they trust above all else, and their behaviour around that thing can sometimes be compared to a devotion or a trust of religious proportions. Many Christians place other objects of devotion above their God, which makes one ask whether they really treat their God as a God at all, and devote themselves to some material thing or human relationship instead, more like an atheist or an agnostic. Basically the more one looks at it from a behavioural perspective, the more the lines become blurry, I think. It seems reasonable to me that when it comes to classifying people, a behavioural perspective (how human beings interact with their ideals and values in general) ought to be of more interest to naturalists, than the theological perspective (the existence or non-existence of a God or gods), anyway.

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  • there are 3 real religions wether u r jewish or Christian or muslim .. And islam is the last religion where god asked both Christians and jewish ppl to follow islam as the one and only religion in the world till the day of judgement

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  • I'm a Christian - converted from atheism/agnosticism when I first heard of then encountered God for myself as a friend and a father. Not even the love I felt in my first long term relationship compared to the love that God makes me feel. Denominationally I'm on a little island in the middle of the Tiber, not really touching either bank - for whom the reference means anything. I don't lose sleep over it any more.

    I say though, there's an awful lot of bashing going on. By all means share your conversion story (to whatever you converted to that isn't Christianity); it is good to hear your experiences. But please understand that a person's conception of and relation to God is for many people an identity, on a level with their race or sexuality. I know that for some people there is a lot of pain but there is a difference between criticism and hatred and I'm seeing the two being confounded in this thread... if hatred is unacceptable from some, it is unacceptable from all.

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  • Mirrorist.
    We have churches that are just a door that opens to a long corridor and at the end of the corridor is a mirror and above the mirror reads;
    "Believe in yourself."

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  • Raised weak Protestant, converted to committed Orthodoxy, then after studying and praying I realised that this god not only cannot respond but is a work of fiction, the compilation of centuries of mythology. Did you know YHWH wasn't even a Canaanite deity? The Israelites borrowed him from outside and attributed qualities to him from their own gods, even giving him a name of one, "El".

    The story of the flood is Mesopotamian and appears in various ancient cuneiform texts, including the quite brilliant Epic of Gilgamesh. The background story of Moses, being hidden in a basket in reeds, was stolen (without credit) from Sargon of Akkad, 1,000 years before the events of Moses even supposedly happened (which there is no archaeological evidence for). There is no way the Israelites got lost in the desert for forty years. You can walk from Egypt to Israel in three days. The number forty is actually symbolic of change in Judaic numerology. If the already nomadic Israelites did any soul searching, it was not nearly that long. Certainly not a story to take at face value.

    No, I base my beliefs on my own experiences. I am a sceptical animist. I believe in animism but I don't say it is 100% truth I accept it may not be the case but it best reflects my own experiences, it certainly is better than theism handed down and distant, wrapped in stories.

    I have nothing against mythology, it's a fascinating subject I love to read about. But let's not pretend these stories are anything but an attempt to explain or justify the unexplainable and unjustifiable.

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  • Agnostic

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  • LUUL Atheist and non-muslims triggered in the comments

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    • BlackCatsAreAwesome
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      Atheist

      jinx5543
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      im atheist

      Oh yeah, really triggered. Shut the fuck up, eejit.

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  • You listed very little religions, that is why so many clicked Other.

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  • I'm not religious at all. I'm spiritual, but that's about it. I don't follow a doctrine, I've read a couple of holy books and I'm respectful to my wife's Christian family. I just don't feel a religion is necessary.

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  • Bad poll. Christianity OR Catholicism? Doesn't make a lot of sense.

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  • I'm guessing other should be listed as atheism then?

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    • I'm aware that I'm treading on sensitive ground, but if it helps... maybe it signals that the OP-er was interested in what religions people are, and not what religions people aren't. If atheism is an absence of any belief in God, not being included in a survey of this kind would be a natural consequence... There's a very dry, perhaps unsympathetic logic about it, if one thinks on: if you consider yourself as not having a religion, then a survey called 'What religion are you' just wouldn't apply to you. I have met many atheists adamant that their atheism is not be classed as an additional worldview with the status of a religion - I come from a family of them! It is frustrating to feel that one is not being represented, that one's voice is not being heard, I do understand that. But as much as everyone of wants to have their cake and eat it (and not just atheists!), it is not possible to exclude oneself and include oneself at the same time. Either atheism is represented as an option on the same level as the religions, or it isn't. Personally, I would include it, because I think it's more helpful from a sociological perspective to consider 'ideologies' or 'worldviews' rather than religions. For example, there are some atheists who believe more passionately in the philosophy and ideals of Karl Marx than many self-professed Christians do in those of Christ. They believe that once they have gathered enough recruits, they and like-minded folk can use their beliefs and ideals to transform the world - and they actively set about trying to do it! I have seen parodies of them comparing them to Christian street evangelists. Then there are passionate Buddhists who do not believe in any God or spirit beings. There are atheists who self-identify as Humanists and go to a Humanist assembly regularly, as one might go to a church. There are atheists (usually teenagers or people not accustomed to intellectual pursuits who are dazzled by the scientism as much as the science of the New Atheism movement) who quote Dawkins or Hitchens chapter and verse with greater devotion than many God-fearing folk can quote their holy books. They seem to trust these writers to the point that their default position is to believe everything that they write and read little that does not confirm the presuppositions of that movement. I have seen the same in some Christian readers. For example, I talked God with one atheist who was adamant that God was an 'unfalsifiable hypothesis', without knowing what an unfalsifiable hypothesis even was. Then there are atheists who adopt no particular ideology - but there is still one thing that they love, and that they trust above all else, and their behaviour around that thing can sometimes be compared to a devotion or a trust of religious proportions. Many Christians place other objects of devotion above their God, which makes one ask whether they really treat their God as a God at all, and devote themselves to some material thing or human relationship instead, more like an atheist or an agnostic. Basically the more one looks at it from a behavioural perspective, the more the lines become blurry, I think. I see reason to believe that a behavioural perspective (what human beings actually do) ought to be of interest to Darwinists than the theological perspective (the theoretical existence or non-existence of God), anyway.

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    • There are hundreds of religions in the world. Why would "other" simply be atheist?

      Furthermore atheism is not a religion.

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      • I know i was kinda joking lol. My point was more so that the poll won't be so great due to the variety of beliefs worldwide

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  • Agnostic.

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  • Quran 5:3 - Allah says:

    This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.

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  • how can you forget to mention the oldest religion in world....that is Hinduism in the options...although i am an atheist too...

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  • Not too interested sitting in a church for hours on end when I could be doing something else entirely.

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  • The Church of Richard Gere and Hollywood Saints.

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