SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

View Poll Results: Do you believe in God?

Voters
63. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yep, of course

    29 46.03%
  • Nope, why should I

    21 33.33%
  • hmmm, not sure

    13 20.63%
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 51 to 74 of 74
  1. #51
    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's quite amusing.
    Colin Anderson
    Ambition is a poor excuse for those without
    sense enough to be lazy.

  2. #52
    Chikin Choker Hellbent's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Arlington, Texas
    Posts
    210
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by delemtri
    1. Secular Humanism (100%)
    2. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
    3. Theravada Buddhism (98%)
    4. Neo-Pagan (87%)
    5. Atheists and Agnostics (85%)
    6. Liberal Quakers (81%)
    7. Reform Judaism (80%)

    Ooh, Theravada...

    You know that song that goes ooh, barracuda? Well this is ooh, Theravada.

    It's funny. Laugh.

    Uggghh, Terrible. That is really really not funny heh
    Straight from the TP! And I don't mean the Trailer Park.

  3. #53
    The Legend Indian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Gods' Own Country
    Posts
    890
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Question

    Originally posted by delemtri

    It's funny. Laugh.

    Death --the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.

    TinyPlanet.org
    Discuss and Debate World Events, Politics and Religion

  4. #54
    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Hellbent


    Uggghh, Terrible. That is really really not funny heh
    Originally posted by Indian

    Oh lighten up; humor is all to often absent in these types of threads. Well -- enlightened humor anyways.
    Colin Anderson
    Ambition is a poor excuse for those without
    sense enough to be lazy.

  5. #55
    The Legend Indian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Gods' Own Country
    Posts
    890
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Aes
    Well -- enlightened humor anyways.
    Now, That's What I Call Humor!
    Death --the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.

    TinyPlanet.org
    Discuss and Debate World Events, Politics and Religion

  6. #56
    Non-Member mmi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Wink you know how writers feel about editors

    What's wrong with raw infinity?
    nothing per se, afaik; however it may be regulated - NASA? - Office of the Public Debt?

    I'm intrigued by Hellbent's use of inductive logic to refute a realistic conception of God - I've always used that reasoning to argue for a spiritual dimension to our experience - I'll try t' read over that when I get a chance

    in regard to mmy earlier post and apology, I've been alerted by the staff that the edit function is working again and perhaps I should take that post down - but on the other hand, if I'm going to behave offensively, maybe I should pay the price
    Call no faith false which eer hath brought
    Relief to any laden life,
    Cessation to the pain of thought,
    Refreshment mid the dust of strife.
    as far as humour is concerned:
    we'll take the Atheists and the Agnostics..., but not the Secular Humanists!
    Last edited by mmi; Jan 18, 2002 at 06:04.

  7. #57
    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If that's what you think, then by all means think it! However, I hope you will be content with your choice -- you'll greatly miss us!
    Colin Anderson
    Ambition is a poor excuse for those without
    sense enough to be lazy.

  8. #58
    Xbox why have you forsaken me? moospot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    Posts
    3,615
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was guessing Neo-Pagan (Wicca) as I used to study it and my beliefs tend to follow that path. The test, if accurate, confirms my belief:

    1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
    2. New Age (92%)
    3. Mahayana Buddhism (75%)
    4. New Thought (73%)
    5. Unitarian Universalism (70%)
    6. Scientology (68%)
    7. Theravada Buddhism (68%)
    8. Hinduism (65%)
    9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (62%)
    10. Sikhism (55%)

  9. #59
    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Between this and beliefnet I'm having an interesting time -- a lot of information about so many different religions.
    Colin Anderson
    Ambition is a poor excuse for those without
    sense enough to be lazy.

  10. #60
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    The cardboard box under the bridge
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    *bump*

    I personally think all religions are stupid. They're just something people came up with a long time ago and still can't get over. To all of you who aren't atheists I say: grow up!

    J/k
    Never mind me, I'm just the local idiot.

  11. #61
    The Legend Indian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Gods' Own Country
    Posts
    890
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Talking

    I have no problem with atheists, or atheism. But people like you make me...
    ...er....sorry, I just saw your signature and it explains everything. It's OK
    (Just joking. No flaming please.)
    Death --the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.

    TinyPlanet.org
    Discuss and Debate World Events, Politics and Religion

  12. #62
    Not a post-script error?!! guysmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Underneath the Earth w/ Krom (Canada)
    Posts
    787
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by 143_251
    *bump*

    I personally think all religions are stupid. They're just something people came up with a long time ago and still can't get over. To all of you who aren't atheists I say: grow up!

    J/k
    If that's a "personal" opinion, why are you pushing it on everyone else?

  13. #63
    Chikin Choker Hellbent's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Arlington, Texas
    Posts
    210
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It says quite plainly at the bottom of his post that he is just kidding. And im glad he is. If that was truly his oppinion and that post was his best effort to convey it I would honestly feel sorry for him.
    Straight from the TP! And I don't mean the Trailer Park.

  14. #64
    SitePoint Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    The cardboard box under the bridge
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You guys are a bit too serious. Just lighten up a bit, ok?
    Never mind me, I'm just the local idiot.

  15. #65
    Non-Member mmi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sorry, that would be against mmy religion

  16. #66
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    112
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whevever I am asked a question like this I am always reminded of that "Not the 9 o'clock news" sketch.

    "If there is a god up there controlling things then why does he....."

    Anyone know what i mean?

    I have the soundtrack to the sketch if anyone wants to hear it.

  17. #67
    SitePoint Wizard Bill Posters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    1,523
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would

    put up a link to it if you have server space

    tia
    New Plastic Arts: Visual Communication | DesignateOnline

    Mate went to NY and all he got me was this lousy signature

  18. #68
    SitePoint Guru moonman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    The Sea of Tranquility
    Posts
    696
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    that's me in corner, that's me in the spotlight,

    hang on,


    I never had a religion to lose. Sorry Mr.Stipe

  19. #69
    SitePoint Zealot
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    112
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Bill Posters
    I would

    put up a link to it if you have server space

    tia
    Here ya go

    http://www.thereisaflyinmysoup.com/God.mp3

  20. #70
    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by moonman
    that's me in corner, that's me in the spotlight,

    hang on,


    I never had a religion to lose. Sorry Mr.Stipe
    Is there anything REM cannot do?

    -Colin
    Colin Anderson
    Ambition is a poor excuse for those without
    sense enough to be lazy.

  21. #71
    SitePoint Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    hehe

    I absolutely do not believe in God. I also applaud those few people in the public spotlight who have had the courage to speak against religion, because indeed there are few groups more persecuted than atheists. Even being a homosexual, which is a deviation from natural tendencies, is much more accepted than saying you do not believe in god. I mean, heck, you get looks like you must be a pedophile or something if you're an atheist. I read a great article on that from a guy who was saying there is no freedom of speech in the media with regard to that because he has himself made fun of religion in a few instances and the editors simply told him it was not American and the lines had to be removed. Of course, that in and of itself is also very un-American.

    Some people have the courage to make strong statements, though. I forget who, but one man said, "Religion is so absurd that it approaches imbecilitity." Takes a lot of courage to say something like that

    I say that religion and God and heaven and all of that is a very nice myth, wish I could make myself believe it actually, I really do, but I cannot believe something that isn't true just because I want to believe. I simply must have proof before I believe anything and I think in the future many more people will feel that way. Even looking at this poll, it's obvious that the new generation of people are less and less religious as church going drops.

    I don't think it's any coincidence that the more intelligent societies have less religious people, but that is not at all to say that believing in religion is not smart, only that when you have a development of new ideas like in the United States, you have more people questioning faith, unlike in a tribe in Africa or something where you simply believe what you are told and that is that.

    None of my closest friends are religious, yet I attended a private, catholic, Jesuit high school for four years! That has to say something. Although I don't know as many girl atheists, for some reason. I have no idea why that is, but my friends who are girls are religious. I respect their believes, I just do not share them.

    I also get the feeling that, in general, atheists have more respect for the vast array of beliefs than do Christians. We have to put up with most people disagreeing with us, yet Christians are in the vast majority in the United States and often you get, "You're an Atheist?!?!?!" I cannot tell you how many times I got that in high school. It was like I had just admitted to being a murderer or something terrible like that! If someone says, "I'm a Christian," I just say, "oh cool," I mean, I don't respond with, "Wait... You're a... CHRISTIAN?!?! *gasp*"

    I find religious groups to be mostly fairly hypocritical, intollerant, and ridiculous. Having been to a lot of masses, I see no difference between that and any other cult practice except that more people participate in the cult that is Christianity than most other, small cults. The memorized sayings truly scare me. The monotone replies without thought, just action, make me feel very uncomfortable and religion in general just creeps me out...

    Still, everyone is free to believe what they want which is why this country is so great and I love my friends who are religious still. I think no less of them, if anything, I think they are lucky. I wish I had that type of faith, but as I said, wishing alone is no good reason to believe. I know many very good religious people, too bad a few bad apples end up ruining my impression (sometimes) of religion.
    Contact me about cheap hosting solutions!

  22. #72
    Non-Member mmi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hey JLBMedia
    I read a great article on that from a guy who was saying there is no freedom of speech in the media with regard to that because he has himself made fun of religion in a few instances and the editors simply told him it was not American and the lines had to be removed.
    depends on the publication, I'd say
    I cannot believe something that isn't true just because I want to believe.
    how do you know that a realistic conception of "God" isn't "true?"
    I simply must have proof before I believe anything
    what about faith? what "proof" do you have that those who love you today will do so tomorrow?
    that is not at all to say that believing in religion is not smart
    good point - e.g., Herr Einstein was a resolute theist, as I understand
    I attended a private, catholic, Jesuit high school for four years! That has to say something.
    yeah, I know what ya mean
    I cannot tell you how many times I got that in high school. It was like I had just admitted to being a murderer or something terrible like that!
    I grew up on a Naval Air Station - I was ardently opposed to the war in Vietnam - somehow I was not elected president of mmy senior class
    I find religious groups to be mostly fairly hypocritical, intollerant, and ridiculous. ... The monotone replies without thought, just action, make me feel very uncomfortable
    I'd say you've got a point there - of course, organized religious practices and faith in God are two different things, to some degree

  23. #73
    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by mmi
    how do you know that a realistic conception of "God" isn't "true?"
    That's simply how he perceives it. How do you know that a realistic conception of "God" is "true?" You don't.
    Originally posted by mmi
    what about faith? what "proof" do you have that those who love you today will do so tomorrow?
    What does other people loving him have to do with his believing in "God?"

    -Colin
    Colin Anderson
    Ambition is a poor excuse for those without
    sense enough to be lazy.

  24. #74
    Non-Member mmi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Red face some muddled philosophy

    on #1 - guess we need to define terms - to mmy thinking (easily and perhaps wisely disregarded ), existence is spatial, temporal, measurable, definable - reality is much a much broader concept, established by the limits of our imagination - hence the idea of "mmy own reality" - if something is real to you, I figure that's like saying it's "true" - so while I cannot claim that
    a realistic conception of "God" is "true"
    I would argue that one must "personalize" any argument refuting that position - in other words, faith is, by definition, a subjective experience (yeah, I know,who said it wasn't? )

    on #2 - I think we often confuse ourselves about love - I experience love as sort of a fifth dimension, outside space and time, perhaps best labeled as "spirituality" - you can have faith it'll be there tomorrow (don't ask mme what that means)


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •