What religious belief (or lack thereof) do you hold?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What religion/non-religion are you?
    Christianity - Catholicism : (44 votes)
    13 %
    Christianity - Protestantism (Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist etc.) : (94 votes)
    28 %
    Islam : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Hinduism : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Buddhism : (5 votes)
    2 %
    Judaism : (8 votes)
    2 %
    Paganism : (7 votes)
    2 %
    Sikhism : (1 votes)
    0 %
    Satanism/Occultism : (1 votes)
    0 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I am Christian, Anglican to be precise. I was brought up in that religion and went to a religious school. Oh and for your poll, Catholicism is Christianity, it is another part of it like Anglican, etc

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I became a Christian at 12, baptized at 17, and by the time I was in college, I was agnostic. The examples of religious people I’ve seen and heard about make me think that a lot of the time, religion is used as a crutch to justify stupid shit.

    I have met wonderful, religious people, but they don’t talk about their beliefs nor do they impose it on others when asked about it. I’ve also met hypocritical atheists. There are all sorts of people on the spectrum of beliefs.

    @Jacqui90: I find that Catholics don’t like to call themselves Christians. They  dissociate themselves from Christianity. So I would say Catholicism is separate from Christianity.

    Post # 6
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I grew up with an atheist mom and a dad who’s a lapsed Episcopalian.  We always sang grace at dinner (hold hands and sing “For health and strength and daily food we praise thy name oh lord amen”) and celebrated the commercial aspects of Christmas and Easter.  Personally, I’m basically an atheist.  I continue to celebrate Christmas, though, because I value it as a family tradition. 

    Post # 7
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Atheist.  In short, because I haven’t found any sufficient demonstrable evidence for a diety.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Can I ask why Catholicism and Christianity are separate options?

    Post # 9
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    7203 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Whoah what? Of course Catholics call themselves Christians. And many of the ones I know are happy to acknowledge Protestants like me as fellow Christians.

    I ticked the 2nd box, but it should say “Protestant” not “Christian”, because Catholics are Christian too.

    ETA: Went to the Vatican web site, at least two of the pope’s daily homiles have the word “Christian” in the title http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/cotidie/2013/index_en.htm

    Post # 10
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @paula1248:  Agree, it should say Protestant and then the sects listed.  

     

    What about Mormons?   And Scientologists?

    Post # 11
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @strawbs:  I think you mean to say that Catholics distinguish themselves from PROSTESTANTS not Christians. Catholics are Christian, Protestants are Christian, Eastern orthodox are Christian.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @paula1248:  haha I saw that comment and was like SAY WHAAAAAT? I guess I can say I’m fairly used to it though being Catholic and being told by kids groing up (in the south-ish) that I was going to Hell because they thought I wasn’t a Christian. 

     

     

     

    Post # 13
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    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Also you forgot Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @Woodstock:  actually, I have some Catholic friends who distinguish Catholicism from Christianity, not Protestants in particular. One of them was a Christian and was recently confirmed as Catholic. *shrug*

    Post # 15
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    4395 posts
    Honey bee

    Atheist– reformed Catholic. 

    Post # 16
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    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Woodstock:  +1 Catholics are Christian. 

    I’m Christian, but nondenominational and I don’t attend church regularly so I consider myself more spiritual than religious. 

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