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post #76 of 176
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WOW! This poll explains a lot to me!

Would be an interesting analysis as to why (coincidence?) this forum's population is so drastically different than the general population.

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post #77 of 176
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Originally Posted by Étienne
The general population of which country?
Um, certainly the US. But I was referring to the world.



Why do you ask? Do you think there is any country in the world that is 50% Athiest?
post #78 of 176
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Originally Posted by Jill
Um, certainly the US. But I was referring to the world.



Why do you ask? Do you think there is any country in the world that is 50% Athiest?
yeah ive seen those kind of stats before, and im pretty sure they would consider me a Christian - and probably most of the people on this board who have identified themselves as athiests and other...fair chance we have been baptised n all that...but lump ourselves in the 'not really' group.
post #79 of 176
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Originally Posted by Jill
Um, certainly the US. But I was referring to the world.



Why do you ask? Do you think there is any country in the world that is 50% Athiest?
Possibly China.
post #80 of 176
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just to clarify, when i asked the original question, i was asking what your actual beliefs are, not what relgion you were born into or raised in. i had thought it would go without saying, but maybe not.
post #81 of 176
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Possibly China.
Good point! Possibly. But China clearly does NOT make up the majority population on this board.
post #82 of 176
Put atheist in poll, but more agnostic than anything else. Christian schools shattered my beleif in anything.
post #83 of 176
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Originally Posted by Jill
Um, certainly the US. But I was referring to the world. Why do you ask? Do you think there is any country in the world that is 50% Athiest?
The most ironic example I can think of is Denmark which has no separation of church and state.
post #84 of 176
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
The correct answer to this poll is Atheist


I am a Mormon. (So I find this particular South Park clip rather amusing.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpMrc...earch=religion


post #85 of 176
i am a practicing catholic, educated by jesuits, in a catholic country. thing is, i've been very, very dismayed with so-called church leaders of this country (thankfully none of them jesuits) who have chosen to become more active in the political and business arena than in the pulpit. they justify themselves by saying that they represent the people. what gives? sometimes i go to sunday mass and the priest gets all fire and brimstone on political issues. it truly does leave a bad taste in the mouth. i know this kind of thing has been happening to a lot of countries for decades, most specially in latin america. though i do not question my faith and belief, i am seriously questioning that of all the leaders of the roman catholic church- all the way to the pope, for letting this go on.
post #86 of 176
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Originally Posted by Jill
Why do you ask? Do you think there is any country in the world that is 50% Athiest?
When I read the poll we had 31% atheists on the board. That's more or less in line with the world figure, I presume, since most methodology I have seen tends to grossly inflate religious denominations numbers (expecially in the developed world, which means it probably inflates Christians the most). If you consider more religious countries, as the US, then the board does seeem more out-of-tune.
post #87 of 176
I think there is a higher degree of atheism with wealthier and more intelligent people, the kind you will find on this forum. Take this for what it's worth. Perhaps wealth and supposed intelligence have misled us to believe only in ourselves.
post #88 of 176
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Originally Posted by dah328
That is most certainly true. In exactly the same way, atheism also requires faith such that even in the face of some amazing event that served to prove beyond any sort of doubt the existence of a deity, the majority would continue to be unconvinced.

i'm an atheist. i think you are wrong. unless by 'amazing event' you mean christ's face appearing on burnt toast, a miracle like that may really make me question my lack of belief.
post #89 of 176
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Originally Posted by chrysalid
a miracle like that may really make me question my lack of belief.
I agree. I have always been impressed by the cheap nature of the so-called "miracles" and "signs". Supposedly that's to leave people free to decide by themselves if they want to believe or not, but then why have miracles at all?

I am a simple man. If only god would give a clear sign he exist, I would be convinced. I don't know, take the Saint-Peter cathedral in Rome, move it to the top of mount Everest and write a message in huge letters of fire in the sky in all human languages. Until then...
post #90 of 176
^i think i saw david copperfield do that in vegas.
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