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Question: How do you classify yourself religiously?
Atheist - 91 (51.1%)
Agnostic - 23 (12.9%)
Buddhist - 4 (2.2%)
Christian - Protestant - 13 (7.3%)
Christian - Roman Catholic - 8 (4.5%)
Christian - Other - 12 (6.7%)
Confucianist - 0 (0%)
Diest - 3 (1.7%)
Hindu - 0 (0%)
Islamic - 2 (1.1%)
Pagan / Newage - 3 (1.7%)
Taoist - 0 (0%)
Other - 16 (9%)
Don't know - 3 (1.7%)
Total Voters: 177

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June 03, 2011, 07:28:26 AM
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I was googling for some spelling and came across this video by accident. Well worth a watch. It's hilarious
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95iRvZOtUWA
Thanks for the link. Bill Maher, he is the man.

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June 03, 2011, 10:13:10 AM
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This result is surprising. I thought users are mainly from the USA, isn't that country full of fanatic Christians?

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June 03, 2011, 10:21:01 AM
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Derp, ask smart people about their religion... geee, what would they answer...  Roll Eyes

To be fair we have lots of business men around, they would answer differently...
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June 04, 2011, 01:13:25 AM
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why is Pastafarianism not on the list?

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June 06, 2011, 01:16:13 PM
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We made a poly-atheism shirt at SquareWear this week:



Can you name all the gods/things in the outer circle?

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June 06, 2011, 01:29:43 PM
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I miss the Invisible Pink Unicorn in that list.

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June 06, 2011, 06:13:55 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
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June 06, 2011, 06:19:05 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.
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June 06, 2011, 06:29:06 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
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June 06, 2011, 06:30:24 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
No, it's the lack of belief in man-made whim-driven bunk.
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June 06, 2011, 06:32:35 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
No, it's the lack of belief in man-made whim-driven bunk.

Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.
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June 06, 2011, 06:33:32 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
No, it's the lack of belief in man-made whim-driven bunk.

Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.
That's why we should accept we know nothing instead of taking on garbage on a whim.
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June 06, 2011, 06:35:43 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
No, it's the lack of belief in man-made whim-driven bunk.

Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.
That's why we should accept we know nothing instead of taking on garbage on a whim.

Well that isn't nice Sad

My faith wasn't taken on by a "whim" it comes from years of trials and tribulations and searching for something greater in life than just surviving.
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June 06, 2011, 06:39:16 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
No, it's the lack of belief in man-made whim-driven bunk.

Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.
That's why we should accept we know nothing instead of taking on garbage on a whim.

Well that isn't nice Sad

My faith wasn't taken on by a "whim" it comes from years of trials and tribulations and searching for something greater in life than just surviving.
I apologize for being blunt. I have been religious for most of my life but I soon realized I was conditioned to believe most of what I had been taught. To me I was only abiding by my parents mere whims.

I respect whatever foundations you use to lead your life. Nobody knows better.
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June 06, 2011, 06:42:00 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
No, it's the lack of belief in man-made whim-driven bunk.

Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.
That's why we should accept we know nothing instead of taking on garbage on a whim.

Well that isn't nice Sad

My faith wasn't taken on by a "whim" it comes from years of trials and tribulations and searching for something greater in life than just surviving.
I apologize for being blunt. I have been religious for most of my life but I soon realized I was conditioned to believe most of what I had been taught. To me I was only abiding by my parents mere whims.

I respect whatever foundations you use to lead your life. Nobody knows better.

Ahhh, I'm sorry for that. I too felt that, especially because my parents are the stereotypical scarred of immigrants Bible thumping people. It's important to go out on your own and find out what works for you, but in another sense not blocking off one school of thought completely.
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June 06, 2011, 06:44:04 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
No, it's the lack of belief in man-made whim-driven bunk.

Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.
That's why we should accept we know nothing instead of taking on garbage on a whim.

Well that isn't nice Sad

My faith wasn't taken on by a "whim" it comes from years of trials and tribulations and searching for something greater in life than just surviving.
I apologize for being blunt. I have been religious for most of my life but I soon realized I was conditioned to believe most of what I had been taught. To me I was only abiding by my parents mere whims.

I respect whatever foundations you use to lead your life. Nobody knows better.

Ahhh, I'm sorry for that. I too felt that, especially because my parents are the stereotypical scarred of immigrants Bible thumping people. It's important to go out on your own and find out what works for you, but in another sense not blocking off one school of thought completely.
I contemplate all schools of thought I come across. I try to see where they aim to derive their happiness and its really good to build perspective but to accept things indiscriminately is to void yourself of reason and reality (however far it can be defined).
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June 06, 2011, 06:47:15 PM
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Glad atheism is recognized as a religion now.
Haha, hardly. Atheism is the default, unconditioned state of mind. To say atheism is a religion is to say the world's incommunicable organisms from the domestic dog, up to the fleets of flocking birds and to hardly-sentient fish are religious.

Actually it's a belief in the unbelief.
No, it's the lack of belief in man-made whim-driven bunk.

Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.
That's why we should accept we know nothing instead of taking on garbage on a whim.

Well that isn't nice Sad

My faith wasn't taken on by a "whim" it comes from years of trials and tribulations and searching for something greater in life than just surviving.
I apologize for being blunt. I have been religious for most of my life but I soon realized I was conditioned to believe most of what I had been taught. To me I was only abiding by my parents mere whims.

I respect whatever foundations you use to lead your life. Nobody knows better.

Ahhh, I'm sorry for that. I too felt that, especially because my parents are the stereotypical scarred of immigrants Bible thumping people. It's important to go out on your own and find out what works for you, but in another sense not blocking off one school of thought completely.
I contemplate all schools of thought I come across. I try to see where they aim to derive their happiness and its really good to build perspective but to accept things indiscriminately is to void yourself of reason and reality (however far it can be defined).

Exactly, humans are inclined to ask questions and to ignore that basic instinct is wrong. But that's what serves to strengthen your faith in a religion or even in the unbelief of religion because you find the answers to your questions and based on personal bias interpret those answers as to fit your world view.
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June 06, 2011, 07:17:48 PM
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Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.

No. Faith means being convinced of something without any evidence of it and sticking to it even if evidence of the opposite. Generally, it comes from believing something someone (or some book) told you. There is actually no difference between faith and synonym.

Not believing in god is not a faith. If I told you that there's an invisible pink unicorn currently flying above your head, would you believe it? No because there's no evidence of it. There's no faith involved.

If one thousand person told you that there's an invisible pink unicorn and that your parents told you the same since your childhood, you will start to believe it. Because there's no evidence of it, you will have to come to something else and call it "faith". And because it is so patently absurd, they will even reach a point where having the faith is seen as something good.

Atheist are people like that: they stick to what they can observe. Currently, the world as we know it is easier to explain without any god than with some kind of god. Thus, logical people are atheists. It is not a faith, it is called logic and intelligence.

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June 06, 2011, 07:20:44 PM
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Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.

No. Faith means being convinced of something without any evidence of it and sticking to it even if evidence of the opposite. Generally, it comes from believing something someone (or some book) told you. There is actually no difference between faith and synonym.

Not believing in god is not a faith. If I told you that there's an invisible pink unicorn currently flying above your head, would you believe it? No because there's no evidence of it. There's no faith involved.

If one thousand person told you that there's an invisible pink unicorn and that your parents told you the same since your childhood, you will start to believe it. Because there's no evidence of it, you will have to come to something else and call it "faith". And because it is so patently absurd, they will even reach a point where having the faith is seen as something good.

Atheist are people like that: they stick to what they can observe. Currently, the world as we know it is easier to explain without any god than with some kind of god. Thus, logical people are atheists. It is not a faith, it is called logic and intelligence.

Are you suggesting that there is no evidence to support any religions, and everything that can be observed from history, science and other things points to atheism? Idunno bout dat bro.

Edit: What you were describing is known as "blind faith" total and complete belief in something without true understanding.
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June 06, 2011, 07:24:28 PM
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Which requires, faith. Because no world view or religion is 100% concrete.

No. Faith means being convinced of something without any evidence of it and sticking to it even if evidence of the opposite. Generally, it comes from believing something someone (or some book) told you. There is actually no difference between faith and synonym.

Not believing in god is not a faith. If I told you that there's an invisible pink unicorn currently flying above your head, would you believe it? No because there's no evidence of it. There's no faith involved.

If one thousand person told you that there's an invisible pink unicorn and that your parents told you the same since your childhood, you will start to believe it. Because there's no evidence of it, you will have to come to something else and call it "faith". And because it is so patently absurd, they will even reach a point where having the faith is seen as something good.

Atheist are people like that: they stick to what they can observe. Currently, the world as we know it is easier to explain without any god than with some kind of god. Thus, logical people are atheists. It is not a faith, it is called logic and intelligence.

Are you suggesting that there is no evidence to support any religions, and everything that can be observed from history, science and other things points to atheism? Idunno bout dat bro.
There is absolutely no empirical evidence whatsoever to support a 'god', a giant spaghetti monster or otherwise.
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