Post # 1
I always enjoy seeing the different paths that each of us has taken to get to the Weddingbee. I really enjoy learning more about the Bees’ and where everyone seems to come from. My question is simple… What religion do you identify with today? If you don’t associate with a religion do you identify yourself as anything?
I’m not trying to start a debate but am curious to see if there is a stronger pull on the bee towards one particular religion. Maybe explain below what you grew up as versus what you practice or do not practice now. Is anyone converting to something new or is your SO converting to your religion?
(Please forgive me if I have not included yours. Let me know and I will add it.)
Post # 3
I’m Catholic….. but just wanted to note that you are missing a lot of Christian sects such as Anglican, Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, etc….
Post # 4
Thank you! I knew I didn’t have everyone.
Post # 5
I voted for atheist but I meant agnostic–oops! My theory is, I don’t know if there is or isn’t a higher power and I have no way of concretely knowing, so I’m not going to make any judgments either way. I find it arrogant, no offense to anyone else, to say “I know for sure, and you’re wrong if you don’t believe, because this book tells me so.” It’s a book. That means there must be a reasonable margin of human error involved, even if it is supposedly inspired by a higher power.
That being said, I find it equally questionable to say for sure that there isn’t. How can anyone know for sure? You can THINK you know, but until there’s concrete proof, I’m going to prefer not to prefer in terms of whether there is (or is not) something bigger than us.
Post # 6
I’m not really religious. I used to be more spiritual but I’ve lost touch with that lately.
Post # 7
Hmm @MissAsB: It seems I cannot figure out how to add more options to the poll. Am I stuck with 15 or am I just missing something? I may have to generalize if I cannot add more.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
My family is Jewish but mostly practiced in a cultural manner only (i.e. we’d have Passover dinner but not the service). I never really got into religion and I consider myself an atheist.
Post # 9
I’m an atheist.
In my day-to-day experience, there’s a huge misconception of the word atheist. Basically, to me it means that I think there’s most likely no higher power or deity, but that if I saw evidence to the contrary I’d be open to reconsideration.
I also have a pretty strong set of secular humanist philosophical beliefs – think respect for others and certain moral tenants of most societies, such as not tolerating violence, etc.
Post # 10
I’m Methodist… If you change the word Lutheran to Protestant and add Orthodox Christian… I think you will cover the three main groups of Christians… While Protestants are grouped by different denominations… I think that most of us would go under that same umbrella…Orthodox Christians aren’t really Catholic or Protestant…
Post # 13
Also, aren’t mormon’s and latter-day saints the same thing?
Post # 14
I am an atheist. I simply do not believe that there is a higher power and do not feel any need for religion in my life. But I’m not overly vocal about it; I respect everyone’s right to their own beliefs and opinions. As long as people who are religious don’t try to thrust their beliefs at me, I do not thrust mine at them.
Post # 15
After 12 years of Lutheran education I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. There are times when I will pray to someone or something. And I’ll go to a Lutheran church on Christmas Eve (sometimes), but I don’t submit to all of the teachings of any religion. I should be able to worship on my own terms and not have to pay for it.
Boyfriend or Best Friend is Jewish, but like sloth, only in the cultural manner. I told him I would like to go to temple though. We just have to find one in this super duper conservative area.
Post # 16
I’m agnostic and my SO leans more towards atheism, but Catholic culture and tradition still play a part in our lives. I plan to baptise our future children (if possible, since neither of us is or will be confirmed) and raise them in the Church, though. I want them to have a chance to believe, and to be able to share that cultural link with their family and community.