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  • Christian

    3 18.75%
  • Jewish

    0 0%
  • Muslim

    0 0%
  • other monotheist

    1 6.25%
  • Hindu

    0 0%
  • Pagan

    0 0%
  • other polytheist

    0 0%
  • Buddist

    1 6.25%
  • other nontheist

    0 0%
  • Athiest

    8 50.00%
  • Agnostic

    1 6.25%
  • Don't care one way or the other

    2 12.50%
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  1. #1 personal preference 
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    I know the lump is bad, but I just wanted an idea of what the average user considers themselves to be.


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    I'm a certain mixture of atheism with my own brand of zen buddhism thrown in. I voted Buddhist because I can.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcane_Mathamatition
    I know the lump is bad, but I just wanted an idea of what the average user considers themselves to be.
    Oops I voted Christian so you will have to take my vote out because I am NOT a user.
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    you still participate in the discussions though, so I'm sure an exception can be made for you and your super moderator powers. :wink:
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    My mom wants me to be a devout Hinduism follower, but frankly, I don't have the time or patience to believe in 33 million gods, each with over 100 different names in different dialects. So I guess that makes me an indifferentic (don't care one way or the other)
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    non spiritual then? Or do you have some inner feelings of a Godly or "Presence" that guides the world?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tritai
    My mom wants me to be a devout Hinduism follower, but frankly, I don't have the time or patience to believe in 33 million gods, each with over 100 different names in different dialects. So I guess that makes me an indifferentic (don't care one way or the other)
    They're not God's, they're deities...
    "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe". - Carl Sagan
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    don't those two words mean the same thing thought? Just derived from different languages?
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    non spiritual then? Or do you have some inner feelings of a Godly or "Presence" that guides the world?
    Non-spiritual. I refuse to acknowledge some supernatural force that is compelling all of humanity and life forward. Maybe it's just us....pushing us.

    don't those two words mean the same thing thought? Just derived from different languages?
    They mean the exact same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcane_Mathamatition
    you still participate in the discussions though, so I'm sure an exception can be made for you and your super moderator powers. :wink:
    I did not mean it in that way. It was a joke meaning I don't do drugs or anything like that.
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    oh wow... that went over my head... I feel dumb... lol
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    I refuse to acknowledge some supernatural force that is compelling all of humanity and life forward
    1. why

    2. what are you afraid of?
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    I've voted but, please, please correct the spelling of atheist (it is NOT athiest)? A lot of people who seem to mis-spell it are themselves theists, which is strange, since a-theist just means the opposite (or complement) of theist. The spelling of deo or theo does not change due to being applied to one who does not have faith.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archaeologist
    2. what are you afraid of?
    I believe we have a scientologist among us! BURN THE HEATHEN!
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    "In dishonorable things we are not bound to obey any man." - The Book of the Courtier [1561], pg 99 (144 in pdf)
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    I prefer the term naturalist, a soft form of atheism that acknowledges that what we know of science tells us that natural processes go far to describe most things theist would attribute to their diety but doesn't preclude species so ancient and so advanced we'd consider them gods, nor preclude the posibility that they might have tinkered here from time to time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archaeologist
    I refuse to acknowledge some supernatural force that is compelling all of humanity and life forward
    1. why

    2. what are you afraid of?
    Mind if I answer this one? Well I will anyway.

    1. There is no justifiable reason to believe in this.

    2. Well, nothing. But in this context, that which I dislike is allowing another to controll my life in any way.
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    To the OP, this question has been asked before
    http://www.thescienceforum.com/viewt...ghlight=#87551

    This was posted up some time back by Susan "an Atheist is not something that you so much are. Rather, it's something you are from a Theistic perspective. Ultimately the word only says what you're not, that the term "Theist" is not applicable to you." Hence why I would state that all the religious are atheist to other religions, the term is too general. I haven't ticked any box in the poll for that reason. put i did provide a link above, as I am a realist/humanist, and it's not listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tritai
    My mom wants me to be a devout Hinduism follower, but frankly, I don't have the time or patience to believe in 33 million gods, each with over 100 different names in different dialects. So I guess that makes me an indifferentic (don't care one way or the other)
    They're not God's, they're deities...
    here is a list of dictionaries, I think you will be hard pressed to find one that does not define a deity as a god. http://www.onelook.com/?w=deity&ls=a
    A logician saves the life of a tiny space alien. The alien is very grateful and, since she's omniscient, offers the following reward: she offers to answer any question the logician might pose. Without too much thought (after all, he's a logician), he asks: "What is the best question to ask and what is the correct answer to that question?" The tiny alien pauses. Finally she replies, "The best question is the one you just asked; and the correct answer is the one I gave."
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    1. why

    2. what are you afraid of?
    1. I want to feel that everything I'm doing is by my own accord, and not because some ethereal force is compelling me to do it. I can't imagine the utter helplessness and dependency such religious beliefs would bring about. To feel that you'll never truly be the cause of anything you do...that you never really accomplished something on your own, it was really all someone else's plan for you.

    2. Afraid? I'm not afraid. I'm defiant. I've got too much to do in to little time. I'd rather trust myself to handle it, rather than a God who doesn't even have the time of day to see how his "children" are doing. Fear has nothing to do with it. It's more resolution, I guess.
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