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What is your religion?
« on: December 26, 2006, 02:00:21 AM »
Hello!

For this post, I would certainly consider atheism/agnosticism valid religions, so don't hesitate to say so!

I follow the Buddhist religion, and have been for a few years now. I meditate daily and occasionally read the sutras, but have not visited a temple yet, as there are none for about 200 miles. Contrary to public knowledge, Buddhists do not believe in God, and Buddha is not a deity or God himself.

While I'm certainly not trying to convert anyone by any means, if you don't know anything about Buddhism, perhaps you should do some research? You might find this religion to be very suprising.

"Be still my mind, and know that I am god."

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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006, 07:56:13 PM »
Well the second person to respond to this thread is also a Buddhist.  My Buddhism probably arose out of my general interest in Asian culture, but I found it preferable to other religions.  I'm not entirely too far into it; I seldom meditate and have little to no access to sutras or a temple.
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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006, 10:15:18 PM »
I am Christian.  I was raised Baptist, but I am considering switching churches because I doin't agree with many things that go on there. 

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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006, 10:48:19 PM »
What about MMI - Me, Myself and I?
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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2006, 11:14:01 PM »
What about MMI - Me, Myself and I?

You worship yourself?  ;)
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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006, 01:25:12 AM »
Well the second person to respond to this thread is also a Buddhist.  My Buddhism probably arose out of my general interest in Asian culture, but I found it preferable to other religions.  I'm not entirely too far into it; I seldom meditate and have little to no access to sutras or a temple.

It is the largest step one must take...
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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2006, 03:00:32 PM »
I am Christian.  I was raised Baptist, but I am considering switching churches because I doin't agree with many things that go on there. 

I was also raised Baptist, but that ended a long time ago for about the same reason listed above.  While I'm interested in religion, I've been around too many crazies here to really have faith in anything--I'm an atheist.

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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2006, 04:39:31 PM »
Well what I find interesting in the dharmic religions, such as Hinduism, Taoism, or Buddhism, is that they don't quite pray to Gods in the traditional sense. For example, in Hinduism, you can reach "heaven" (which is temporary) without even believing in God.
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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2007, 05:49:20 PM »
ya, i am a christian, methodist, i really do not like the "shout'n the house down" styles of many baptist and penecostal churches and others, i rather like a layed back church service, but since i also love science, it kinda puts you in a really weird perspective.

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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2007, 12:05:15 AM »
 Im Roman Catholic, born in Italy, so.... But now I live in America and well since Buddhism has been mention I was Buddhist for a while, meditating and such, but at the same time Catholic, it may sound weird but i believe that you can believe in two things, especially when Buddhism isn't on an actual god but the Buddha that is reincarnated. So I meditated, prayed, but after a while I stoped meditating. Now I'm mostly Catholic but I have never had anything against other religions, many of my freinds being Atheists or Agnostics, they do try to convince to me there is no God, but I won't budge.

But I must say that I do not agree with Catholic belief that if you do not believe on God then you go to hell, a good God would not do that, since even my freinds, they may not believe in God but they are still good people.

So ya...thats my religion, a mix of buddhism and catholicism
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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2007, 01:38:03 AM »
My religion is the golden rule. All I need, all I care about.

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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2007, 05:00:54 AM »
if you do not believe on God then you go to hell, a good God would not do that

Why do you assume God is good?
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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2007, 12:32:13 PM »
if you do not believe on God then you go to hell, a good God would not do that

Why do you assume God is good?

Because it is "dog" spelled backwards, and my dog is the greatest doggy in the world. He is very good!

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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2007, 12:05:41 AM »
if you do not believe on God then you go to hell, a good God would not do that

Why do you assume God is good?

Because it is "dog" spelled backwards, and my dog is the greatest doggy in the world. He is very good!

Hmm... I don't know about that one... I don't really like dogs.

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Re: What is your religion?
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2007, 08:26:47 PM »
I'm an atheist.

You're just gunning for irony aren't you.  ;)


I'm a "catholic." Really though that's just to appease my grandmother.

I believe in science. If someone gave a good solid proof with good experimental evidence for any religion, then I'd gladly go to that religion.

My philosophy is, "show me the proof first, believe second."
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