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Which faith/religious tradition do you currently practice?

  • Christianity

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  • Judaism

    Votes: 33 2.4%
  • Islam

    Votes: 167 12.0%
  • Buddhism

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  • Hinduism

    Votes: 30 2.1%
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    Votes: 486 34.8%

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jdennis

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I don't believe in God. It would take a lot to convince me that he exists, but I am open to that possibility (in the same way I am open to the possibility of the existence of the tooth fairy).

It would also take a lot to convince me that if there is a God, that he is good and that he cares at all about the world we live in, and that he has any power whatsoever to fix it.

EDIT: Thought I'd also mention that I think everyone has the right to practice whatever religion they choose or not to practice religion - as long as their beliefs do not negatively impact themselves or others. I respect the right of others to be religious, even if I do not respect those beliefs themselves.
 

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No one here can even imagine what's outside our universe, dimension, etc.

What's to say that whatever is outside the universe is bound by physics etc. it could be on a whole other level that we can't even imagine, just like we cannot imagine what new colour we have not seen looks like.

And because of that I find it odd people can say that God, or something of such nature, does not exist. It's like saying, "I know what everything is inside and outside of the universe, I know everything". And that's wrong because we don't.

I suppose the same thing could be said about people who say God does exist. But that's somewhat different, that's faith, which isn't based on proof.
You are certainly right. It is stupid to say with certainty that "God does not exist", because to do so would require that you prove that there is not even the slightest possibility at all of the existence of any God. I would say that is pretty much impossible.

However, it is not illogical to say that you do not believe in God but are open to the possibility. This is the position I take because even though I can see no convincing evidence for God's existence, I do not pretend that such a possibility does not exist.

Also, faith (defined as belief without evidence) is the most ridiculous excuse for a belief ever.
 

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Roman Catholic. More of an Anglican anyway and I go to Anglican services with my mother who is an Anglican.
 

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Buddhist, was raised as one and almost everyone of my ethnicity is one, didn't want to be one for a while because I went to an all-white primary school where most people were Christian, and then went back to it in the middle of high school because I liked it the most out of all the religions I researched.
 

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Scientology because it's the only one that makes sense and is consistent with all known physical laws, and no one can refute it.
 

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Also, faith (defined as belief without evidence) is the most ridiculous excuse for a belief ever.
No that is not the agreed definition of faith. So it worth checking what 'faith' means. There is not one agreed definition on it

e.g.
Oxford Anglican theologian W. H. Griffith-Thomas (1861–1924), who states that faith is "not blind, but intelligent" and that it "commences with the conviction of the mind based on adequate evidence...", which McGrath sees as "a good and reliable definition, synthesizing the core elements of the characteristic Christian understanding of faith"

The difference is that generally speaking the person who make such comment is irreligious, rationalist, or naturalist (or all of the above).
 
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See that's the great thing about scientology, there is no "god" pushed on you, but rather you discover more about yourself and how humans ourselves are the gods. I'd strongly urge anyone to go out and read one of L. Ron Hubbard's books, and finding their thetan levels, and hopefully become a member of this open minded religion.
 

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See that's the great thing about scientology, there is no "god" pushed on you, but rather you discover more about yourself and how humans ourselves are the gods. I'd strongly urge anyone to go out and read one of L. Ron Hubbard's books, and finding their thetan levels, and hopefully become a member of this open minded religion.
Strong troll
 

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Okay, but seriously... There are 40,000+ different denominations of Christianity (e.g. Anglican, catholic, Lutheran, orthodox, Presbyterian, Protestant... the list goes on). So everyone who selected 'Christianity' apart from believing in one god, has largely varying beliefs from one another.
 

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