Do you believe in God?

posted 9 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you believe in God?
    Yes : (87 votes)
    37 %
    No : (104 votes)
    44 %
    I have my doubts and lean towards "Yes" : (19 votes)
    8 %
    I have my doubts and lean towards "No" : (27 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 46
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are both agnostic. Who knows! 

    peekaboobs :  

    Post # 47
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    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    My husband and I are both Christian. 

    Post # 48
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    6438 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    This thread really gives me hope. For a very long time, and still in many ways, being atheistic was seen as suspect and looked down upon and/or discriminated against. It is refreshing that so many younger people are open about it. 

    I grew up in a metropolitan area and have lived in Boston and Chicago, but I currently teach in a rural area in a red state where there are a lot of evangelicals. I do my best to avoid the subject of religion entirely because many people would be very upset to learn that an atheist had any influence on their children  (even though I have never once referenced anything remotely related with students). 

    People who talk about discrimination toward Christians make me laugh. In this country, being an atheist has always held a greater stigma. I’d love to see that change. 

    Post # 49
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    420 posts
    Helper bee

    I’d like to see this poll with just a yes or no option so people can’t hedge their bets 

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

    wonderwedding :  I think it’s pretty safe to assume those results would be pretty close to what you’d get from just combining the “leaning towards” options to their respective yes or no.

    Post # 51
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    420 posts
    Helper bee

    I actually think the majority of the not sure people would ultimately choose yes if they had to choose one of the other chelbell23 :  

    Post # 52
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I was raised Lutheran and was very active in my church as a child/teenager, though I had a ton of doubts and none of it ever really made sense to me. I am now atheist but I go to church with my parents every so often to appease them. My mom would feel she has failed as a parent if I told her I was no longer religious and I am not willing to rock that boat because we have an otherwise fantastic relationship. My husband has been atheist his entire life.

    I wish there wasn’t such a negative stigma about atheism in the US. The atheists I know are wonderful people with amazing sets of core values and morals, and I wish more Christians could see this.

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

    wonderwedding : Well for what it’s worth, I voted not sure/lean towards no but would vote no if my options were only yes or no. I’d be damned shocked if there were to be a god, but there’s no way to know for sure that there isn’t so if I’m given a more nuanced choice that leans towards no, I’m going to go with that. 

    Post # 54
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    I grew up in a house full of non-believers and have come to know Christ. I do believe in God and I really bothers me that non-believers automatically think I blindly follow a religion because I believe in God. 

    Post # 55
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    6582 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t. I was raised very mildly Christian but became atheist pretty young. My husband was raised Muslim but it also an atheist. Tbh I find religion one of the most harmful things on earth. 

    Post # 56
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    9210 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    No, for both dh and myself. Him moreso than me, he wasn’t raised in religion and has a Physics PhD (not to say that science and religion are mutually exclusive for everyone, but for him… very much so).

    As for me, as much as I would love to think that a higher being exists, I just can’t.

    Post # 57
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    7814 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Pretty much no. I think I just lack the “faith” gene…I was raised super Christian but as early as high school was questioning all of it, and those doubts only grew as I entered adulthood.

    I generally think organized religion is awful. It has wreaked nothing but havoc in my personal life and seems to be the cause of so much strife in the world as well. 

    Post # 58
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    127 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m Jewish and my partner is an atheist. My culture and religion is fairly important to me and he’s fine with me raising any kids with have as Jewish as long as I let them know it’s not the only way to think or believe. Which I’m fine with. 

    Post # 59
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    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen!!

    Post # 60
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    1840 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I don’t believe in God, so some people would say that makes me an athiest right off the bat, which I’m fine with. But I do believe in energy / the universe / spirituality of some sort. I just don’t think there is one person managing it all, I think it works on its own and through all of us. 

    My husband and I believe basically the same. He was raised Baptist and I was raised Lutheran. 

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