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Do you believe in god or gods?

Certain that my god(s) exist(s)
- 9 (10.6%)
Strongly believe in some theism
- 9 (10.6%)
Lean towards theism
- 6 (7.1%)
True Agnostic (no idea!)
- 13 (15.3%)
Don't really believe
- 9 (10.6%)
Highly doubt
- 21 (24.7%)
Certain that there is no god or gods
- 18 (21.2%)

Total Members Voted: 83


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Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« on: January 04, 2010, 02:05:42 PM »

This is not a debate thread, we already have one of those for the topic.  I think it's on the "Grey Maters" forum.

This poll is just to see what the composition of this forum is.  I voted for option number 6 myself (second to last).

I think I remember Amanda Palmer saying that she is a christian but I often get the feeling that this forum is disproportionally atheist/agnostic.  It would be very interesting if her music attracts us in greater numbers despite the fact that she never bashes religion at all...
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 02:07:08 PM »

1 vote for 7

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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 02:11:29 PM »

I love mythology, and I was a firm believer in magic as a kid.. like fairytale magic. So... I don't believe in what people normally think of as god, or even that there is one... but if there were gods like the greek ones, or wood spirits out there, it would make my inner child very happy.
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 02:12:21 PM »

Strongly believe in some theism

although in a different way from most believers, probably. my God isn't mean.
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 02:17:57 PM »

yes.
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 02:53:51 PM »

I believe in life and that each of us is connected by whatever the life energy inside us is. You could call that god, or light or something else if you want.
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 03:01:37 PM »

^love it.


Uh, well. I said yes 'cause I don't really believe, I accept and love. which is like believing, except it makes more sense.

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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 03:11:10 PM »

More so I hope there is a god, but I think all current mainstream religions (Can't speak for the ones I don't know anything about) have it wrong.

And though I do hope, I feel it's unlikely.

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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 03:25:50 PM »

I don't really believe, I accept and love. which is like believing, except it makes more sense.
Yes. This :)
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2010, 03:47:58 PM »

I am certain that there was and is a creator.  I call Him God.  I call Him Him because there is no sufficient gender neutral pronoun in the English language.
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2010, 03:58:52 PM »

Fairly sure there isn't...
I generally take the Ignostic/igtheist position that "every other theological position (including agnosticism) assumes too much about the concept of God and many other theological concepts."

Amanda quotes: 
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John 3:16... "For G_D so loved the world that he sent his only son to sit with a big sign in the end zone at football games..."   :sign5:


...but seriously, regarding the original question:
Ms. Palmer is, I believe, an Ordained Minister in the Church of Universal Life (no shit... )  I also believe that organization to be a church for people who are sick of the bullshit that inevitably flows from man's attempts to codify and apply earthly hierarchy to the incomprehensible Divine.  I have a friend who shares that exalted title (Ordained Minister in the CoUL, not incomprehensible Divine). If you're curious: www.themonastery.org
(...and don't be joining any churches or anything anything "because Amanda did it"... I think the term for that is "fucking stupid".)

If she feels like sharing her cosmology, I have no doubt that she will.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnosticism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddhism

I'm either a Buddostic or an Agnoddist.


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re-incarnation is something i have never been able to wrap my head around, but i'd believe just about anything if convinced with proof.
i am, by the way, also an ordained minister of the universal life church. really.

i can offically marry people.

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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2010, 04:19:32 PM »

More so I hope there is a god, but I think all current mainstream religions (Can't speak for the ones I don't know anything about) have it wrong.

And though I do hope, I feel it's unlikely.
this, basically, though I don't know what to vote for.
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2010, 04:26:47 PM »

More so I hope there is a god, but I think all current mainstream religions (Can't speak for the ones I don't know anything about) have it wrong.

And though I do hope, I feel it's unlikely.

I kinda don't wish that there's a god. I don't like the idea that there is something watching me.  I said that I highly doubt.

I hope that reincarnation is real. And I'm almost sure that it is. It's probably the closest thing to a belief that I have. For one thing, reincarnation allows you to continue with life, without the burdon of immortality (I've thought alot about it, no one would really want it). Also I think that whole after-life thing is bull.
Also, I'm fairly certain that I'm the reincarnation of my great-grandfather, I won't go into details and you'll probably call me a loon, but yeah.
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2010, 04:38:33 PM »

I don't believe there is anything out there. I also don't think there is an afterlife. Never have. Never will.

You are born and then you live for a while (if you are lucky) and then you die. I think religion is for people who can't accept that life is that simple.

If you want to believe in something then it doesn't bother me and I won't think any less of you - I just hate it when people think they can change my way of thinking.
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Re: Do you believe in god? (not a debate thread)
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2010, 04:42:17 PM »

i consider myself a christian, though i loath the fundamentalists (of any religion). i do believe in god, but not in the traditional sense. i also know that i could totally be wrong, but life is happier for me when there is a god.

i think that many people have a huge misunderstanding about who or what is god (including many christians COUGH fundamentalists COUGH). it also seems that a lot of people think that god is like a mean babysitter, which is not the case. it's all about reading between the lines. after all, he is the one that said (in some way or another) "only love is real"

and.. i think this SHOULD be a debate thread. why not?
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