(Closed) What belief system/religion are you?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What belief system would YOU consider yourself?

    Christian

    Athiest/Agnostic

    Muslim

    Hindu

    Sikh

    Jewish

    Apathetic

    Deist/Theist

    Buddhist

  • Post # 77
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    DH was raised Jehovah’s Witness but left the church at the age of 15. He is very against organized religion, but I don’t think he identifies with any system right now. 

    I was baptised Catholic but I never went to Mass or participated in the church at all. I’ve had my run-ins with christianity in the form of a few ’emerging church’ movements but nothing has ever really stuck. I consider myself agnostic. 

    Post # 78
    Hostess
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I am Seventh-day Adventist and am a believer, however my Fiance was raised Catholic and doesn’t practice. I was very open and honest early on about the importance of raising my children with the Christian beliefs so thankfully that isn’t an issue.

    Post # 79
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @Mrs_Amanda: 🙂

    Post # 80
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    Sugar bee

    I was raised and confirmed as a Catholic so that’s what I identify with, but I don’t practice. My guy is a reform Jew who also doesn’t practice. I think he feels it more culturally than religiously.

    Edit: But currently looking into possibly becoming a Humanist.

    Post # 81
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I was born into a Buddhist family.  Fi was born into a Catholic family.  But we are both athiests. =)

    Post # 82
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Mrs.Argentina: love your answer 🙂

    DH and I are both Christian, specifically Baptist.

    Post # 83
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Since when are Catholic and Christian 2 different things? Christianity is the religion, and Catholicism is one of its denominations. A Catholic is most definitely a Christian, but a Christian may not be a Catholic — he or she might be Presbyterian, Baptist, whatever. 

    Also atheist and agnostic are quite different. 

    ETA: p.s. I am Christian. Some of my family are Catholic, some are Presbyterian, some are Episcopalian, some are agnostic (I think). I don’t identify with one particular denomination right now. I have issues with some of the standpoints some churches have taken on social issues (e.g. condemning homosexuality), and I’ve been trying to figure out what church I want to return to. In the meantime I believe that God is love.

     

    Post # 84
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I was raised Christian and my husband wasn’t brought up as anything.  I have a lot of issues now with the strict belief system of the community that I was raised in (Southern Baptist, although I attended a non-denominational church) and my husband and I don’t currently practice any religion at all, although we both believe in some form of god…we think.

    Post # 85
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My parents are non practicing christians.  There are many reasons they don’t go to church and thats good for them. I have two siblings, only one of us was christened, and the rest of us werent because of the family blood fight the first one caused.

    I myself identify as Pagan.  My Fiance is athiest, so were his parents.

    Post # 86
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    It won’t let me choose more than one.  I am Christian, but have practiced the psychology of Buddhism.  They don’t have to be mutually exclusive.  Also, Catholics ARE Christians- so I don’t know why there is a separate section for them.

    Post # 87
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Catholics are Christians!  You should change Christian to “Protestant.” 

    Post # 88
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I get confused as to why Catholic and Christian are separated by some people, before other denominations.  I realize that there are differences between Catholic and Protestant beliefs, but I would separate Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses before I would separate Catholics from the ‘Christian’ umbrella.

    I belong to the United Church of Canada (also abbrev. as UCC).  I’m not sure how different it is from the United Church of Christ, but there are probably some similarities.  I’ve heard the more fundamentalist christians claim that the UCC isn’t christian, as some ministers have a different view of the holy trinity (or at least that was my understanding for why people viewed a separation).  DH was raised Catholic but was agnostic for a while and is probably more atheist now.

    Post # 89
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    For the record, Catholicism is a branch of Christianity.  Just like Episicopalian (sp?), Baptist, Lutheran, etc. They all believe Jesus Christ is the savior, hence Christianity.  The other differences just make them individual sects, or branches.  

    Happy December!

    Post # 90
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @Coffee cup:  In Mexico, are there only 2 churches?  Catholic and ‘Christian’?  There aren’t Baptist, Methodist, LDS, etc churches?

    Post # 91
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    Honey Beekeeper

    Christian/Protestant.

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