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      What's Your Religion?

      What's your religion or beliefs?

      I consider myself new age occult.

      I believe in god but I don't believe in Jesus Christ nor the bible.
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      Freethinker, if that is a religion.
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      I believe in all religions equally.
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      I'm protestant
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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      Freethinker, if that is a religion.
      Nope.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      Nope.
      Thought so. But I have nothing to fill up in a form that asks for my religion so I guess I shall just stick with writing a freethinker.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      Freethinker, if that is a religion.
      Same here. ^^

      I don't want to follow any rules made by a random person... I'd rather live by my own.
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      Quote Originally Posted by littlezoe View Post
      Same here. ^^

      I don't want to follow any rules made by a random person... I'd rather live by my own.
      But generally freethinker means you believe in divine beings just not ONE or a certain number of them. So I actually do believe in snippets from certain religions.

      Living by your own rules? Sounds a little like a philosopher or an atheist.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      But generally freethinker means you believe in divine beings just not ONE or a certain number of them. So I actually do believe in snippets from certain religions.

      Living by your own rules? Sounds a little like a philosopher or an atheist.
      Well i thought that's what you mean by freethinker... that you think what you want and live by your own rules... but then i was wrong i guess
      I don't belive in things different religions state, or "divine" beings as you said, but i don't fully decline that something like that might exist. I'm just sure that if something like that DOES exist, then that's totally not like how the stories say... because how could a simple human know?
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      Quote Originally Posted by littlezoe View Post
      Well i thought that's what you mean by freethinker... that you think what you want and live by your own rules... but then i was wrong i guess
      I don't belive in things different religions state, or "divine" beings as you said, but i don't fully decline that something like that might exist. I'm just sure that if something like that DOES exist, then that's totally not like how the stories say... because how could a simple human know?
      I might be wrong. But that's what I got when I was searching up on definitions of freethinker. I don't deny the possibility of anything though. Anyway it's good to believe in afterlife for me, at least it's comforting to think my life just doesn't end there.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      Anyway it's good to believe in afterlife for me, at least it's comforting to think my life just doesn't end there.
      I believe in afterlife as well... because well, that makes me feel better But that doesn't mean that the afterlife is heaven/hell for me... It's just something unknown, something that i hope exists ^^ To believe in such things i don't have to follow any religion's teachings, that's all
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      Quote Originally Posted by littlezoe View Post
      I believe in afterlife as well... because well, that makes me feel better But that doesn't mean that the afterlife is heaven/hell for me... It's just something unknown, something that i hope exists ^^ To believe in such things i don't have to follow any religion's teachings, that's all
      I know, I find it a chore to believe in every teachings in any religion because some doesn't make sense to me. No offence to people with religions.
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      Of course they don't make sense, most were written thousands of years ago, back when people didn't know much. Though the ones written in more modern time are kind of silly too.

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      Wait. I meant more like they "don't apply to me", not "don't make sense".

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      Atheist until showed proof.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      Freethinker, if that is a religion.
      If you want to consider "Freethinker" as your religion, I say why not? If we can have a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I think Freethinker is perfectly valid. I used to say I had my own church called The Order of the Enlightened Faeries.
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      wow literally 0 people in this thread have named a religion. what a great thread.

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      Quote Originally Posted by drumcorpse View Post
      wow literally 0 people in this thread have named a religion. what a great thread.
      Except for that Rubens guy, the Protestant.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Carrot View Post
      But generally freethinker means you believe in divine beings just not ONE or a certain number of them. So I actually do believe in snippets from certain religions.
      The term 'freethinker' has nothing to do with having a belief in divine beings. Free thought just means intellectual autonomy and lack of dogma; rationalism and scepticism. It isn't a religious position.

      Believing in a non-specific divine being as you seem to is a religious position, but it's not what the word 'freethinker' means.

      Quote Originally Posted by hermine_hesse View Post
      If you want to consider "Freethinker" as your religion, I say why not? If we can have a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I think Freethinker is perfectly valid. I used to say I had my own church called The Order of the Enlightened Faeries.
      It doesn't make any sense. If you say free thought is a religion you are essentially just using the word 'religion' to mean something that nobody else uses it to mean. Is liking chocolate also a religion? How about the colour blue, is that a religion? Use words in an intentionally contrary way to mean things that nobody else uses them to mean if you really want to, but it isn't achieving anything or communicating a meaningful message. Which is what words are for.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Xei View Post
      The term 'freethinker' has nothing to do with having a belief in divine beings. Free thought just means intellectual autonomy and lack of dogma; rationalism and scepticism. It isn't a religious position.

      Believing in a non-specific divine being as you seem to is a religious position, but it's not what the word 'freethinker' means.
      And well then, if you have placed it in that way. I would say I neither believe or disbelief anything strongly. The huge difference between an atheist and a freethinker is that freethinkers do not believe that Gods do not exist.

      It doesn't matter if my thoughts now are not relevant to freethinker, I just need to find another word to replace it. As of now I'm giving the possibility of doubt for everything, anything can happen. Their usefulness to me is whether it applies to me in my life. Damn, now I need to find a new word to explain what my religion is.

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      Atheism doesn't generally mean a belief that Gods do not exist, either. Most generally it just refers to a lack of belief in Gods. Most atheists would probably call themselves free thinkers.

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      I don't believe in whatever you define as God, therefore I am an atheist, wakka wakka.

      If I were to define religion as spiritual path, then I follow The Left Hand Path, meaning I don't attempt to follow any specific designs too narrowly. I use whatever I find functional.

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      Carrot, what's the religious atmosphere like in your country? How are most people?

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      Well, I am technically raised as a roman catholic. But personally speaking, I believe in the existence of a supreme being(not God/Allah/Shiva/Thor/Cthulhu/etc) who is the creator of the entire universe. He resides outside of our own realm and his way of thinking and doing things is beyond human comprehension. Does he want us to worship him or not? Is he good or bad? Does he have a reason behind creating us? Is he omnipotent/scient/benevolent/manevolent? Is he perfect and flawless? Nobody knows for sure for he is a complex being. I don't know if you guys have a label for this kind of thing so i think i'll just call it Personal Religion or somefin' like that. You know what they say, I.... am complicated.
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      I guess I would say that I'm an Atheist.

      I've thought about saying I was a secular humanist - but I'll keep it simple.
      Atheist. I believe that there is no creator or god. I reject the existance of supernatural forces.

      This is not to say that I reject the existance of powerful forces that may exist in the universe that go beyond the scope of current human understanding. The universe is very large - I expect that many incredible beings, forces, and energies exist. However- they are not supernatural. They are as natural as what we see on earth.
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