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I was raised Catholic but I am no longer religious. I think mythology (religion) is fascinating, but I don't believe in gods. I'd call myself an agnostic because I'm not adamant about declaring that other people's beliefs are false.
I am spiritual in the sense of feeling awe, wonder, love, respect, and gratitude for mystery and wonder of all creation. I think there is consciousness in everything. I often pay love and homage to other living things and like to think that they can sense my well wishes. If anything, they are individual manifestations of what some people might call God. Who knows. In honoring and thanking them, I may be honoring and thanking God.0
Born and raised in Muslim family. Surrounded by Christians all my life.
Befriended atheists and different people but I found myself in the spirituality.
Still I love celebrating feasts with my family, Christmas with my Christian friends and whatever occasion with the people I love.
I believe in God but I believe he is merciful and kind and he cares about our actions and this is not exclusive to some faith you inherent from your family based on your geography. So love is my religion30
I am Muslim but I will change it to Buddhism later.11
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I don’t know if they have a word for what I believe. It makes sense to me though. I believe we are spiritual beings who take on these material forms in order to learn , and to ascend to a higher state over eons of times. I am a student of Dr. Raymond Moody PHD. , and Dr. Micheal Newton Phd. both study life after death. It’s very interesting to me.0
A sub-division of Protestant.
Mankind has added so many of its own thoughts to a simple concept to create a variety of "religions".
It's the relationship with God through Jesus that is the central point, and you don't have to even belong to a specific "religion" to base your life on that. Amen.0
Atheist. I was raised in the bible belt, so that experience has left a ver bad taste in my mouth in regards to religion.40
I’m not sure there is a god, just an unknown entity maybe up there in the cosmos watching down on us. But other than that, I am not sure.14
I am a legally-ordained Neopagan Catechist & Minister holding a Doctorate of Divinity, Ph. D. e
I can visit the sick, perform and conduct Initiations, Hand Fastings and Funerary Rites B:. B:. ) O (0
Christian / Catholic10
I’m Christian, but I don’t really consider it a religion because it’s actually real unlike all of the other bullshit like some dude with cobras on their heads13
Including atheists in this is like asking people which make of car they drive and then adding people who walk to the list.10
I am a born again Christian! Jesus Christ is Lord of my life!20
Religion stunts people's lives, makes them indecisive, always seeking answers but never finding them.
One cannot devote the proper attention to a career or business if they are double minded, trying to serve two masters.0
What about agnostic or other? Why do people think that just because you don't believe in religion that your an atheist?4
I live in a predominantly Muslim country... So, I'm a non practicing / cultural Muslim11
I am a Muslim but I think my old national religion Shamanism is for me.21
I'm a Pastafarian. My you be touched by His noodly appendage!10
None of the above. I’m spiritual but not religious.10
I was raised a Christian, and in my travels around the world, I have experienced many different religions.0
I’m atheist but if I had to choose a religion it would 100% be Buddhism0
I have my own beliefs that don't fit any of the poll options.0
I am Christian but I am not Catholic. You should really fix this and learn more about religions.3
Atheist, though I prefer to call myself "agnostic".
I know it's a difference in symantics. But many self-proclaimed atheists tend to be more of anti-theists, which I am not. I'm a fan of Richard Dawkins, but I don't subscribe to his general attitude of "how DARE you believe in this thing."
Like, I'm not an anti-theist, unless you are using your religion to justify evil. And especially if you are one of the many hypocrits who call themselves "christian" but if Jesus were alive to day would throw him to the streets for being a "middle-eastern jewish socialistic libtard".
I like to check out "Radical Christianity" on reddit, because their premise is basically "What if Jesus meant what he said?", and follows only that. And it is quite similar to Buddhism.
Also, like I don't find church-going to be some horrible thing. It used to have a very interesting function of being a source of meditation (prayer), good places had therapy (often in the form of confession), it would often function as a town hall, you could meet some good friends there, catch up with family, see what's going on around town. Like, there's a reason having a church was such a pivotal part, and sitting there reading the bible was less of it than you would expect. These days it's gotten more preachy, depending on the church. But many small churches I've gone do focus on good messages like learning to forgive yourself and others, insisting on not judging others (often targeting homophobia directly), and giving people a sense of purpose or security beyond themselves.
But yeah, if you come at me about how my gay friend is going to burn in hell, I'm going to tell you your beliefs are stupid. But I won't tell you "you're stupid for believing in some fairy in the sky". I'll tell you "I'm more of a Christian than you are because I actually practice Jesus's lesson on reserving judgment. You spit in his name." You don't insult someone from a distance on your own turf. You go into their turf and insult them on theirs.