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What are your religious beliefs?
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I used to be a Christian until my church discovered I watch anime, played video games, etc. and kicked me out. I'm serious, they kicked me out. That soured religion in my eyes for a while.

I eventually got over it and don't hold any ill-will towards religious people now and know that not all of them are like that. In fact, I got some good friends that are religious and respect that I don't believe in their religion. So I'm happy to give that same respect back to their beliefs. I even attend the occasional service filled with kind, loving people. I just personally have a hard time believing in any of the stuff that the Bible or what other religious scriptures say. It wasn't until I really thought about it that there isn't any real evidence to back up anything they say. I'm not saying your stupid for believing, I just find it hard for me personally to believe.

I do read various religious scripture though sometimes. I may not believe it, but it's still an interesting read and I'm curious to see what people believe in.
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FreshRhymesSuperflyMoney wrote:

That religion was most likely invented by humans to consolidate power.


jedi?
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if ye believe to reason or coicidence.
that belief for me.
but i dont express it.
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Religious "none." I believe there may be a God, but I don't want to be a part of any religion.
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quietglasses wrote:

Religious "none." I believe there may be a God, but I don't want to be a part of any religion.


^ That
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So i saw this post, and i felt prompted to share what my religious beliefs are. I wasnt raised in a religious home, my family considered themselves catholics but we never went to church. The first time i went was when i was about 12 to get baptised into the catholic church, but my mother made me do it only knowing that it was important for some reason. I was never religious, i believed in a God but never really prioritised him in my life. Until when i was 13 i was introduced to missionaries from The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, more commonly known as the Mormon church.

They taught me the importance of families and why we are here, where did we come from before we were born, and also where we are going after we die. They taught me that not only is there a God, but he is our loving heavenly father and we are his children, it was after i met the missionaries that i felt for the first that i began to know God. I went to their church and met other Mormons, and i remember thinking to myself 'why are these people so nice and loving?'. They were so kind to me and i never felt more loved by people than i did at church. I decided to be baptised and continued to go to church because i felt something different when i would go to church, i felt something good and warm and peaceful inside, something that i hadn't felt before.

Becoming a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day saints changed my life in every sense of the word. Im now 22 and its still to this day one of the best decisions i made to improve my life. I served my own mission like those missionaries that taught me, i went to the Philippines for 2 years to share this message, that i believe there is a God, he is our father, and he loves us. He sent his only begotten son Jesus Christ to Earth knowing he would be crucified, but knew it was necessary for our salvation, so we could have a chance to return to Him.

My life isn't perfect, i have my problems and obstacles, but i take comfort in knowing he is there, and he is anxious to help me overcome my trials and help me.

If any of you aren't sure where your life is headed, or don't know where to turn to for answers, or feel like there is something missing, i invite you to go https://www.lds.org/?lang=eng where i know you can know more about your Heavenly Father and find answers and guidance. I invite you to pray about what i shared, to know whether its true, because I'm just some guy on an anime website that could be lying. But through prayer we can speak directly to our father and know the truth for ourselves, and he only tells us the truth.

This is my belief, and i know that i have become a better person because of Jesus Christ and his Gospel.

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I'm atheist. To me, atheism is basically null hypothesis of belief.
That being said, I'm not antitheist. If there is a higher power, I'm open to it, but until we can actually find evidence for something metaphysical/transcendent of physics in a physical world where literally everything is defined by physics, I just can't put myself behind it.
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I am pagan mostly. I follow the old calendar, solstices and equinoxes and such, i believe in the dual god and living in harmony with nature and the way it was created but i also believe in science and evolution as they are a big part of the order in the Universe.
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I was born and raised Jewish, but my "beliefs" are ignostic. Ignosticism is the idea that the very discussion of whether or not God exists is meaningless since no single agreed upon idea of what "God" is has been established. The very idea of what a god is can mean different things to different people.
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Agnostic. More precisely, soft agnostic ("We don't know.") rather than hard agnostic ("We cant know."). I'm not going to make any claims that I can't back up. That said, as with most things, I'm willing to take any stance on the matter for the sake of getting other people to elaborate on the interesting aspects of their own views. I'm not the type that likes to try and guess how something will turn out, but I love discussing what might happen if it turned out a certain way.

I used to be ignostic, but any word's definition is influenced by its context anyway, so I don't see any reason why that should be any more problematic for the God question than for everyday conversation. A misunderstanding can be cleared up if both parties are interested in actually discussing the matter, and if they're not, then there's no point in talking about it anyway. Since I believe that communication generally works, I don't think I can be ignostic.
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Apparently there is a difference between atheist and atheistic. I am atheist but you'd think with the amount of people who are it would be considered some form of religion.
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I was raised as a Christian (Church of Christ to be exact), but over the years I realized how bigoted the Bible is (plus there were other parts that I was skeptical of) so I no longer consider myself a Christian. Nowadays, I consider myself to be a theist-leaning agnostic anti-textist. Basically, I believe in the possibility that a God (or at least some sort of divine force) exists, but I also believe that there is no proof that God exists (nor there is proof that God doesn't exist). You can only find out for sure if God exists or not once you die (or the world ends, which ever comes first). As for the anti-textist part, that means that don't believe that the Bible (or any other religious text for that matter) is God's word (or at least not entirely God's word). After all, all those religious texts were written by human hands and even if God told the humans what to write, what's to stop them from adding their own agenda? Not to mention that some religious texts (such as the Bible) were written by multiple people. How do we know that every single one was truly chosen by God?

The only thing that stops me from being an atheist (or an atheist-leaning agnostic) is that I have personally experienced strange phenomenon (namely visions and occasionally making accurate predictions). That is why I believe in the possibility of a God/divine force (though I suppose it's possible that I'm an esper). In fact, I have several theories (though since it's late, I think I'll wait until later to explain my theories).
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A christain but I'm not religious, if that makes any sense.
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Mainly Agnostic, although firm believer in the Scientific Method and maybe one day we'll learn about the precise creation of the universe.

Always keep asking questions and searching for answers is what I say, no matter what you believe in.
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