(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 # 92
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    I resent that athetist and agnostic are lumped in the same category!

    Post # 93
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

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    @daybyday: the OP mentioned earlier in this thread that when she did it she didn’t realize that you could have more than 5 options. I’m sure the editing window has expired. 

    Post # 94
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    DH & I are both Christian.

    Post # 95
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

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    @.twist.: Oh. … Well nevermind then!

    Post # 96
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont understand why catholic is separate from christian?

    Post # 97
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    Honey bee

    I was raised in a strongly Catholic family. My family is still very Catholic. I am an atheist. Fiance was raised as a Christian (not as fanatical about religion as my family was), but is now also an atheist. I also identify with Secular Humanism. For me, what turned me away from my religion (I was really religious as a child, as many children are) was learning of the terrible things done in the name of religion, and not being able to figure out the logical inconsistencies of the system. This happened while I was a teen. I’m not trying to start a religious debate, just answering the OP’s question on why I decided to reject my Catholic upbringing.

    Post # 98
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    @AB Bride: In some Central American countries people tend to clump churches as “Catholic” and “Christian/Evangelical”. I’m not sure if that’s the case in Mexico but it sounds like it could be.

    I found in Guatemala at least, in a good sized town there was usually a large Catholic church that most of the population said they belonged to then a couple smaller 7th Day Adventist, several charismatic/pentecostal, then maybe a LDS chapel and a Baptist house church. (my research this summer was on religion among the Maya, focusing on the reception in particular of Mormons so it was fascinating to see the divisions and the degrees of syncritism between traditional religion and Christianity)

    Post # 99
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    Bumble bee

    Fiance and I are both Agnostic but both of us come from non-practiceing Catholic families.

    Post # 100
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I voted Other’.. My belief system is Spiritualism. I still follow all the christian holidays and  have some beliefs towards christian as Spiritualism and chistian beliefs go some what hand in hand.

    Post # 101
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    As previous posters stated, Catholicism is a branch of Christianity.  In fact, Catholics were the first Christians!

    Post # 102
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Fiance and I are both Christians and were brought up that way. He was raised Baptist and I Methodist, both protestant faiths.  We believe in God, the creator of the Universe and Father to all. And Jesus his son placed on Earth through Mary who fulfilled all the prophesies of the messiah and savior. He lived a sinless life, teaching of God and performing many miracles and died as a sacrifice for the rest of humanity so that whoever believes in him and his gift to us will follow him to Heaven when we die. The holy spirit lives in us and guides us though our lives…I think of it as my concience and that little nudge to do the right thing. 

    It is very important to Fiance and I to each have a personal relationship with God and trust him in all things. I have experienced answered prayer, one time it look a few months, another a few hours, and another time the answer was immediate, physical, healing, calming, and reasuring.  Having a relationship with God has given me this and I hope everyone can experience it as well. 🙂

    Post # 103
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

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    @Knubbsy-Wubbsy:  Thanks for the explaination!  I knew Catholicism was big in Mexico, but otherwise I didn’t know much about religion in that area.

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    @amw511s:  I would argue the first Christians were Jewish Smile

    Post # 104
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Fiance and I are both Catholic.

    Post # 105
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    Bumble Beekeeper
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    @AB Bride: I would argue the first Christians were Jewish as well……I’ve never heard that Catholics were the first christians!

    Post # 106
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

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    @amw511s: Agree with 
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    @AB Bride here, the FIRST Christians were all Jewish, and weren’t called Christians, they were called followers of “The Way”(As in, “I am the way, the truth the light…John 14:6)  Then it spread to the “Gentiles”, though currently the Coptic church most closely resembles what original followers of the Way would have been since they are a split when the early church was scattered out of the Holy Lands due to persecution. 

    I am a Southen Baptist, though a liberal one, well as liberal as a Southern Baptist can be!

    I think on the Catholic/Christian thing it is kind of like squares and rectangles. All squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are square. All Catholics are Christian, but not all Christians are Catholic. If one wanted to be technical, and more accurate because even under the umbrella of Christian there are HUGE differences in belief, one should have Catholic, Orthodox (Greek, Etheopian, ect), Protestant (Which is your churchs that sprung from the reformation early like Luthern, Episocpalian and Calvanists) if one wanted to be REALLY specific, Evangelical (which is a lot of the more modern denominations like AG, Baptists, Methodist) but again on those last too it is kind of a squares and rectangles thing. Of course then there are  other branches like Mormonism, Jehovahs Witness, and the like that may or may not fall into one or more of the above catagories depending on who you ask.

    I am kind of a church history nerd, sorry! But maybe that will help people understand.

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