What religion do you identify yourself with?

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I've seen quite a few polls regarding religion/spirituality and its impact on sex and sexuality, so I was wondering what sort of religious congregation we've got here.

I know there's a lot of religions out there but there's only so much space in here and being the westerner I am, I filled it with mostly Judeo-Christian religions... But there is an other option
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Atheist
139  (26%)
Agnostic
96  (18%)
Catholic
34  (6%)
Seventh Day Adventist
1  (0%)
Jehovah's Witness
1  (0%)
Mormon
6  (1%)
Judaism
13  (2%)
Christian (Other)
111  (21%)
Buddhist
8  (2%)
Wiccan
18  (3%)
Other
99  (19%)
Total votes: 526
Poll is closed
09/24/2010
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Kim! Kim!
I don't identify. Religion is full of ritual and tradition and I lack the time for those things. I find that my beliefs are more in line with Buddhism but I don't feel comfortable identifying with anything at this point in time.
09/24/2010
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
I don't identify either. I kinda morph my own theories about the universe. Per Rufus, "I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier."
09/24/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
I am baptized Catholic. Certainly not a practicing one though.
09/24/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Baptized Methodist. Very liberal Christian.
09/24/2010
Alicia Alicia
I'm a nonthiest (just less abrasive way to put athiest..I just think "athiest" sounds so abrupt..must have been the way I was raised which was not nontheist)

But I also view the world similar to the way that Buddhists do. Which isn't contradicting since most types of Buddhism are nontheist and they're more "World Views" than actually religions. I have not done all that is done to consider myself a Buddhist, but if there were a "religion" that I'd follow or relate most to it would be Buddhism.
09/24/2010
Jenniae09 Jenniae09
I am a Wiccan very open to different thought.
09/24/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
I was raised Catholic, but don't practice it. It's still on my med records, so I will be taken to the local University Hospital, which is a Catholic Hospital and the best hospital in the area. I also do want Rite for the Sick if I were to be very sick to be performed.

Otherwise I identify as "Generic Christian." Pro-Choice, non-judgmental (as much as anyone can be, I hope) but I like the things that Jewish Carpenter had to say about Life and Love and how to treat others and the afterlife. Other people's religions are completely tolerable and even welcome to me, unless they are "shove it down your throat" stuff. I have a lot of friends who identify as Wiccan or just Pagan, and we get along well. My honor of the Blessed Mary, to many of them, seems to be compatible with Polytheism and Woman Based Religions. It's funny, because I know some people who are Pentecostal or Evangelical, and they also see the Catholic faith, with the Blessed Mother and the Saints as being "Polytheistic" but not in the very positive terms that my Pagan friends do.
09/24/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I was raised Mormon, and my hubby was Catholic, but we were both forced into a religion we didn't believe in, so we aren't doing that to our kids, if they come to us and want to know about God, and want to go to church, then at that point we will either go or explain.
09/24/2010
Sir Sir
I am closest to atheist, but do not like most of the people who ARE atheist since they're pretentious, pompous assholes, so I consider myself not affiliated with religion. I am not afraid to say, however, that I do not believe that there is a god.
09/24/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
God and I are not on speaking terms at the moment, so I'm agnostic.

He started it.

(Raised Baha'i, though. Aesthetic sense of a Celtic Pagan.)
09/24/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Quote:
Originally posted by Chilipepper
God and I are not on speaking terms at the moment, so I'm agnostic.

He started it.

(Raised Baha'i, though. Aesthetic sense of a Celtic Pagan.)
I love that! I may have to use it if my extended family gets all crazy religious on me.

And I've heard of Baha'i before. That's supposed to be a very open, accepting viewpoint, right?
09/24/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
Quote:
Originally posted by Alicia
I'm a nonthiest (just less abrasive way to put athiest..I just think "athiest" sounds so abrupt..must have been the way I was raised which was not nontheist)

But I also view the world similar to the way that Buddhists do. Which ... More
This is exactly true for me too. I've been using the term nontheist for quite a while. People have such negative reactions to the word atheist, sometimes feeling like they have to save me.

Ditto on liking Buddhism too.
09/24/2010
Alicia Alicia
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
I am closest to atheist, but do not like most of the people who ARE atheist since they're pretentious, pompous assholes, so I consider myself not affiliated with religion. I am not afraid to say, however, that I do not believe that there is a god.
That's why I never actually say "I'm an athiest" because people normally think of the pretentious, pompous assholes and I don't want to be lumped into that!
09/24/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I was raised and baptized Church of God. I've been Wiccan, atheist, general Pagan, humanist. I'm now a devout agnostic, sorta. My ideas are easily changed as more information becomes available. I kinda believe in two things that I can't/won't define...so I think I'm diagnostic.
09/24/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
Athiest, I am my own god.
09/24/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by Avant-garde
Athiest, I am my own god.
You don't believe in yourself?
09/24/2010
Madeira Madeira
I'm an Atheist, but I'm a friendly cuddly "the world is meaningful and beautiful" sort of an atheist.
09/24/2010
Envy Envy
Wiccan here. More spiritual than religious, though.
09/24/2010
gone77 gone77
I'm an unrepentant Atheist. And Atheism is not a religion. Just sayin'.
09/24/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Quote:
Originally posted by gone77
I'm an unrepentant Atheist. And Atheism is not a religion. Just sayin'.
I think it depends on how devout of an Atheist you are...maybe? I dunno.
09/24/2010
Daddy Daddy
Quote:
Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
I don't identify either. I kinda morph my own theories about the universe. Per Rufus, "I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier."
LOVE this movie reference! Dogma is a great movie!
09/24/2010
Maiden Maiden
Quote:
Originally posted by Kim!
I don't identify. Religion is full of ritual and tradition and I lack the time for those things. I find that my beliefs are more in line with Buddhism but I don't feel comfortable identifying with anything at this point in time.
I feel the same way. Along with not having time for the rituals and traditions, I don't find them necessary to spiritualism. In fact, I think they sometimes get in the way. I take bits from all religions that I identify and believe in. Though I have the most issues with Christianity, I still find great solace by reciting the Serenity prayer. I love the Buddhist religion, and identify a lot with its teachings. I also have aligned my self in the past with Wicca and Paganism in general, in my early searches for spirituality. I have a deep respect and love for the earth and focus more on life energies and the balance between positive and negative. I like the mythology behind the old Gods and Goddesses. The only ritualistic practices I have are using herbs and oils in baths and teas for healing, and I use cleansing rituals. I also practice meditation and Yoga to center my mind, body, and spirit.
09/24/2010
Maiden Maiden
Quote:
Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
I don't identify either. I kinda morph my own theories about the universe. Per Rufus, "I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier."
Great movie! I love not being the only one to quote Kevin Smith movies!
09/24/2010
gone77 gone77
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I think it depends on how devout of an Atheist you are...maybe? I dunno.
Atheism itself is in no way, shape or form a religion. However, there might be some Atheists who view it as a religion for themselves.
09/24/2010
gone77 gone77
Quote:
Originally posted by LikeSunshineDust
I don't identify either. I kinda morph my own theories about the universe. Per Rufus, "I think it's better to have ideas. You can change an idea. Changing a belief is trickier."
Great quote from a great movie!
09/24/2010
Gary Gary
Non-affiliated! Although I have been know to attend the church of porn on occasion!
09/24/2010
Avant-garde Avant-garde
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
You don't believe in yourself?
I don't believe in a higher power instead I am my own authority.
09/24/2010
clp clp
Quote:
Originally posted by El-Jaro
I think it depends on how devout of an Atheist you are...maybe? I dunno.
Definitely. I've been to the Church of Atheism before and the rhetoric was much heavier than Sunday school ever was.

I guess I am a closet Atheist. I usually keep it to myself. I don't like closing a discussion before it begins, just because I have an opposing view.
09/25/2010
Lady Venus Lady Venus
Spiritual in my own way.
09/25/2010
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Unique posters: 233