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I'm Agnostic, but I love listening to Christian music and follow Buddhist teaching. I find the topic of religion very interesting. :> I think everyone has a right to believe in what they want, but should not force their beliefs onto others. This goes for those overly-religious people who believe their God is the right one and for those Atheists who set out to prove that there is no God.

I was baptized Catholic, attended a 7th Day Adventist church (certain kind of Christian), and raised Buddhist when I was younger. Now that I'm older I only go to (a Christian) church when I visit my mom and I actually look forward to it. When I'm here in Washington I tend to lean towards Buddhism, but still listen to Christian music when I'm driving. Maybe learning all these different religions when I was younger has allowed me to be more open to understanding religious people. ANYWAYS, I'm Agnostic because I believe we can't know anything.

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I consider myself a Unitarian Universalist. I'm religious because I just don't believe in nothing. But I totally respect everyone else's beliefs (that's actually the point of unitarian universalism) .
I basicly an agnostic with ideas of what I think to be true.
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radioactivepanda wrote:

Well I can take a basic overview of some ridiculous stuff in the Bible, which leads me to not believe it.

Bats are birds; Leviticus 11:13, 19
Women cannot hold authority over men; Timothy 2:12
Women should not speak in Church; Corinthians 14:34
You can sell your daughter and here are some rules on how to do it; Exodus 21:7, 8
The Earth is set on foundations; Jeremiah 31:37

Now please, ladies especially, tell me more about how Christian you are.

It may sound ridiculous to us nowadays, but u have to remember the times & the cultures that they were living in were completely different. Also, the Bible isn't something that one can just pick up and understand. I don't care how smart a person is, since it's way too easy to interpret any passage and justify killing someone. This is why Catholics believe Christ sent the apostles and their successors 2000 years ago to preach, preach & preach some more. And they do this to this very day. But anyway, if u are going to attempt to interpret any verse within the Bible, u must always be attentive to the content and unity of the whole Scripture – for the Bible is a unified book. To understand the context of 1 verse, one must be attentive to the literary (and spiritual) context of every verse, which includes the words and paragraphs that surround it, as well as the entire body of the particular author’s writing (which includes his purpose for writing that particular book) and of course, the entire span of the Bible. Thus, the complete literary context of any verse includes every text from Genesis to Revelation (all 72 books or 66 for protestants). The Bible verses that you used are treated the same way. If you don’t treat them that way, then you can do the same with every verse, and as I said earlier, u can very easily justify killing someone.
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Yeah I'm agnostic but the more and more evidence I find leads me to believe there is a god. Just for a history update they have evidence for the walls of Jericho, pottery with the name Goliath on it and a few days ago they found archaeology evidence of Abraham's city of ur all of them gave previously thought to be myths. But then again there are tons of galaxies out there, to say we are the only ones is ignorant especially for mainstream scientists. Maybe the gods people are worshipping are simply ETs. But I never push my beliefs on someone else.
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I am, and why not? Why take the chance?
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Davidvauhn wrote:


koji8123 wrote:

I'm not religious, no. I'm Agnostic. I find it to be unknowable. Then again there is, like, what? 21 major religions. That's automatically a one in twenty-one chance your faith is correct. That and with the ton of differences in each one, example, not only do you have Christians you'll also find Catholics fighting with Protestants inside the churches of Christianity.

Then you have forced religion on others (usually thanks to strict ignorant parents who feel it's necessary in their childrens' lives) regardless of personal believes. Then you have people who believe in only certain sections in their books of faiths. Example. Many homophobic Christians will state their disapproval for homophobes (with the seemingly only excuse of) because it's against their book's beliefs. But at the same time they will disregard the pre-marital sex sins, and my personal favorite, baking on human excrement.

Source: Ezekiel 4:12 "New Living Translation (©2007)
Prepare and eat this food as you would barley cakes. While all the people are watching, bake it over a fire using dried human dung as fuel and then eat the bread.""

If there is a God, and he is all merciful like he's believed to be, then he would forgive us for being Atheist.


I'm actually sure it says something about him forgiving nonbelievers at some point in the bible, revelations, maybe?

It is a pretty low chance that you are actually correct isn't it? Well, if I'm wrong, it won't matter because if that were the case then when I die my existence will be no more, and it's impossible to care about anything when you have no form of existence.


My point exactly! My personal hope is for Reincarnation. That way God takes no blame since the very concept of pure perfection/pure mercy/ omnipotence etc is impossible to comprehend since the universe itself, let alone this planet and everything on it, isn't without flaw. At least if we are reincarnated as soon a we die, our consciousness is born into another body somewhere at some time, regardless of whether we remember it or not. (but maybe that's because I actually fear death. And don't truly wish to have my consciousness cease to be.)

Religion doesn't have to have such an importance on the world if we all used our maturity and just became good natured, weren't deceitful and could overcome differences together as an entire unit rather then do what we do now, The world would be a better place. Kinda like the whole "Imagine" song by John Lennon.
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I believe in god. I don't shove it down people's throats. My personal look is that you can boast about how science has enlighten you and opened your mind, but if you haven't contributed to it then shut your damn now. Don't try to leech off of other's people's success.

If I were an atheist, I'd probably go on a killing spree because if there is no punishment after death, then life basically has now meaning. You could talk about how important life is, but once you're dead, you're dead. Less people on the earth
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cross77 wrote:

Is this actually a question for other people to answer or are you just using it to bitch about other people's opinions/beliefs?
if you don't like other people's beliefs, and you only like to talk about your own... then go live in a cave with yourself.

And yes i do believe in God.... and before you start judging me for it, just to let you know... i don't care whether you believe in God or not. Man has their own choices. Whether you want a relationship with God or not is all you. i don't care, but don't act like an ass to other people that do. Grow up and show some respect for people.
This hypocritical hate thing that people got goin' on is stupid. Grow the hell up, for cryin' out loud!





I COMPLETELY agree with you. Well said ^-^
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I am a believer in the Christian God, but I don't find it appropriate to force people to believe and accept the things I do. Nor do I believe that being intolerant of others' religion, or lack thereof is a good example to set as a Christian. Kindness, love, and respect of others is how I believe we all should live our lives, the rest of life's philosophy will fill itself in from there.
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My personal look is that you can boast about how science has enlighten you and opened your mind, but if you haven't contributed to it then shut your damn now. Don't try to leech off of other's people's success.

If I were an atheist, I'd probably go on a killing spree because if there is no punishment after death, then life basically has now meaning. You could talk about how important life is, but once you're dead, you're dead. Less people on the earth :D


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So if I haven't cured a disease or made a groundbreaking discovery i'm not allowed to provide scientific explanations to phenomena that people hand wave as "acts of god"? What would be considered "contributing to science"? Curing cancer? Writing a paper in college? Unless i'm reading this wrong you're basically saying that unless you are a scientist you can't talk about specific scientific things such as evolution or the big bang.

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Comments like these are one of the things about religious people that scare the hell out of me. Are you telling me the only thing keeping you from killing people is fear of post death punishment by a non-corporeal life-form? How about not killing people because you're a rational human being with self control who values human life? Fucking terrifying man.
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I would say I'm Christian, but not really religious. I have a personal relationship with God and that's more than enough. This is because not only was I raised into a Christian household, but this is what I think is right for me. It is rewarding, and it truly something that has given my life some meaning. Also, to the people who are stating religion is a fairy tale, I respect you guys have an opinion, but have respect for others who have a religion. I'm sure it'll be hell if there's a argument starting here and you guys are the match to start it.
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I'm religious because I choose to believe there is something more out there. I like science as much as the next guy, but I don't like the idea that once I die there is just nothing.

Well I guess it's more accurate to call me spiritual rather than religious. I don't think God is interwoven into everything. Think he just kind of set things up and if you're a generally good person through life you're set after it's over
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i believe in what happens, happens.
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Absolutely I am. I believe in the Bible, and Jesus Christ. However, I think we can all agree (that Science is a WONDERFUL, and invaluable resource). I believe that life wouldn't be worth living if there was no God. Religion gets such a bad rap from people because of extreme hate and bigot violence. Hypocrites are on both sides, plus, if people READ the bible, they would know that "those who judge will be subject to their own judgement" JESUS said this, so people need to STOP hypocritically pointing fingers are other groups.
Another thing, up until Charles Darwin's theory of Evolution was released, Science and Religion worked together unscathed, it's only recently that people have taken sides. So, yes, I'm religious, BUT I think that many aspects or Science are amazing too, heck, I LOVE my I-Phone haha!
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I am a Christian and I guess my answer would be more of a question. If you believe in ghost then how can you not believe in a god? If you believe we have been visited by other races from space then how can you not believe there is a god? My reasoning is that if you believe in ghost then you have to believe there is something more than a physical being. If you believe we have been visited by other races from space then you have to believe there is someone superior to us. Without getting in to a long explanation the people I here talking trying to point out flaws in the bible are taking it literally. You have to realize that when the scriptures were written they could only describe things in the context of what they knew. God is most likely a not corporeal entity that is pure energy. So a glowing light of energy would be described as a burning bush. In his image is more likely a person soul rather than a physical body. You have to thank outside of the box when talking about the bible.
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