what is your religion?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by matadorpoeta, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    No, a positive belief that there is no god is not necessary to be an atheist. The atheist simply believes that there is no evidence that god exists. It is impossible to provide evidence that something does not exist. The burden of proof is on those that wish to prove that it does exist. Without any evidence, God does not exist in the same way that unicorns and dragons do not exist.

    But there are people who are atheist, and then there are Atheists.
     


  2. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    The correct answer to this poll is Atheist
     


  3. Kent Wang

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    But there are people who are atheist, and then there are Atheists.
    I'm an ATHEIST.
     


  4. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    No, a positive belief that there is no god is not necessary to be an atheist. The atheist simply believes that there is no evidence that god exists. It is impossible to provide evidence that something does not exist. The burden of proof is on those that wish to prove that it does exist. Without any evidence, God does not exist in the same way that unicorns and dragons do not exist.

    Um, I do believe in unicorns and dragons.
     


  5. Jill

    Jill Senior member

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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.
     


  6. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    You mean overwhelmingly male, polite, reasonable, and fantastically good looking?
     


  7. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    You mean overwhelmingly male, polite, reasonable, and fantastically good looking?

    What can I say? I skew the forum in that direction with my presence [​IMG]
    (or maybe not come to think of it)!

    Want the long explanation for me?

    Like with Judaism, Greek Orthodoxy is part of the culture, whether you believe or not. Those bearded bastards were the ones responsible in many ways (together with intellectuals that fled the occupation) for retaining the language and culture during the centuries of Ottoman occupation after the fall of Constantinople. I am baptised, naturally but I do not believe in JC and The Trinity Gang [​IMG] . Culturally I am Greek Orthodox, belief wise I am a secular non-theistic Humanist. Not a religion technically but a "belief-system"
    I also buy in to Confucian philosophy to some extent as well as a lot espoused by these people : http://www.atheists-for-jesus.com/

    Btw, I just realised that I need a bumper sticker that says "Asimov is my copilot!"
     


  8. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Btw, I just realised that I need a bumper sticker that says "Asimov is my copilot!"

    The new Mercedes S-Class should have one that reads: Command is Driving my car!

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


  9. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    The new Mercedes S-Class should have one that reads: Command is Driving my car!

    [​IMG]

    Jon.


    [​IMG]

    "iDrive is my copilot" sounds too contrived?

    [​IMG]
     


  10. stach

    stach Senior member

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    Where's the Pagan button?
     


  11. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    "iDrive is my copilot" sounds too contrived?

    [​IMG]


    I think that: iDrive made me crash my car is more accurate.

    [​IMG]

    Jon.
     


  12. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I think that: iDrive made me crash my car is more accurate.

    [​IMG]

    Jon.


    or rather "iDrove my 740 in to the phone pole"?
    [​IMG]
     


  13. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Born into family of Mennonite missionaries and pacifists, raised a Free Methodist, currently attending a non-demoniational Union church, and starting to dabble in Catholicism.

    How's that for mix?

    This, my dear friend, not only explains a lot, but is a prescription for years and years of very expensive "” and unfortunately not helpful "” psychotherapy. [​IMG]
     


  14. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    or rather "iDrove my 740 in to the phone pole"?
    [​IMG]


    I was thinking more like:

    I was tying to place a phone call using iDrive and I crashed into a telephone pole.

    Jon.
     


  15. bryce330

    bryce330 Senior member

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    The correct answer to this poll is Atheist

    This thread is a perfect illustration of Jon Stewart's description of atheism as "the religion dedicated to the worship of one's own smug sense of superiority."
     


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