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religions / worldviews

Postby KnitKat » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:49 pm

since we've gotten new members, i'm curious to see what everybody's religion or particular worldview is. you don't have to answer. i'm just asking because i'm curious.

me: agnostic theist

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Postby zach2000 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:03 pm

me: searching for the truth

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Postby meandthesea » Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:35 pm

I'm an optimistic humanist who believes in some sort of higher being but isn't sure what he looks like and doesn't believe organized religions are the way to find him....what does that make me?
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Postby Mattmon » Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:36 pm

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Postby meandthesea » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:00 pm

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Postby Mattmon » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:25 pm

I'm basically what caleb typed, however I do not really feel like I am searching for a higher power
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Postby dimbus » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:31 pm

I have yet to find something that moves me enough to believe in a higher power.

As for political world views I'm not sure where I stand right now.

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Postby Mattmon » Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:40 pm

I guess I can easily be lumped into the liberal category, however I don't think I am really anything. I just believe that we need to love one another and do everything in our power to take care of each other and make the world a better place. However I can reach that end, I will.
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Postby ryan_jasurda » Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:00 pm

Doubtful agnostic.

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Postby zach2000 » Sun Dec 09, 2007 7:23 pm

Here's my thing: the only thing that would make me believe in a higher power is the "beginning" of everything...it's nearly impossible for me to conclude that at the beginning of time, nothing or no one set off all of this earth and this humanity...though i don't really have much faith in humanity anymore, and i keep waiting for the earth to just implode or overheat so that i can die along with the rest of the human race and never have to think about these things anymore (because it's impossible).

today...when i was at church with my girlfriend, the pastor made some ridiculous comment about religious pluralism and how all the other religions have it wrong because the only way to eternal salvation is jesus (who existed only 2000 years ago in all the millions of years of human evolution - so what happened to all the people before him who were not jewish?)

from what i've seen and read, and after attending many church services, people project their own emotions and concepts onto what they think god should be. i don't want to do that anymore. it makes me hate god actually.

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Postby tarwater » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:21 pm

i'm still a Christian, orthodox on that Issue i think is essential to Christianity--the propitiation of sins through Christ's sacrifice--though perhaps not as orthodox on a lot else. Christendom does frustrate me immensely--it's really maddening to me sometimes--but i don't think the frustration with those who constitute the religion i fall under ought to drive me away. i'm trying not to be so bitter and condemnatory toward other Christians (who am i, after all), though i'm very bad at it.

i think i'd probably label myself Marxist politically, though i don't really align myself with socialism, communism, or anarchism at this point.

my theoretical interests include the aforementioned marxism as well as psychoanalysis and poststructuralism, and i enjoy long walks on the beach and sharing a gourd of yerba mate with that special someone. :wink:

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Postby FatalWound » Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:41 pm

Though I've gone back and forth at least three times in my life, currently I am an agnostic. I was raised UCC Christian, and as recently as a few months ago, I still would have identified that way, but I've really gotten to a point where I can't say I believe. I've been reading a lot of Buddhist literature. I'm going to see where it takes me.
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Postby meandthesea » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:36 pm

Mattmon wrote:I'm basically what caleb typed, however I do not really feel like I am searching for a higher power


I didn't say I was searching for a higher power. I just think there is one.
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Postby torn_aclu » Sun Dec 09, 2007 9:49 pm

Protestant Christian.
I go to a seminary that was at the forefront of the evangelical (not fundamentalist) movement, but lately evangelicalism has become so politicized that I tend to distance myself from it. I find many of my beliefs to be shared by the Reformers of the 16th century. The existence of the Christian trinitarian God is to be accepted a priori in my opinion.

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Postby i saved latin » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:46 pm

i have the "christian" faith...and though i have questions and doubts like everyone...at the end of the day...there's just too much proof in the bible to make me believe anything else....i mean, there are 26 other religious books or what-have-you's outside of the bible...and not one of them prophecy...let alone have any of them come true...
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