I believe in/a God, but doesnt have a religion
^ How is it in the middle east? Where are you now?
Mmmhmm, I agree with Skunky on some terms.
I'm not big for religion, but this topic is eventually going to disagree methinks.
A similar matter was the sexuality thread, that wasnt really a matter on a gaming forum and was closed due to ignorance, stereotypes, and the sort.
No idea if this will follow.
Last edited by Gradon; 10-31-2008 at 08:34 PM.
Someone should scrub this topic from the face of the Earth.
We are all adults (I think), if you act like one then there will be no problems in this specific discussion. Just because some of us might not believe in God or religion does not mean a topic about God and religion should be deleted. Key word "OFF TOPIC". If you wish not to discuss then quit complaining and go else where.
You have a nice way of putting things.
See you when the topic goes downhill.
I'm an athiest. But that's only with respect to something that other people would identify as God.
I don't believe in anything supernatural either. Ghosts, astrology, palm reading, tea leaves. All in the same category as far as I'm concerned (ie. Nonsense).
The only thing you could say I trust ('believe in' is definately the wrong term) is the scientific method, and the evidence which can be logically deduced from using it.
I'm not out to shove my ideas down anyones' throats. If anyone is genuinely interested in talking to an atheist, then please private message me. The worst thing that happens in discussions like this is that one side second guesses the other, and goes downhill from there. I don't think this topic can successfully be discussed publically, but if anyone wants to ask me about atheism, and what it actually means, then please ask me.
Too much education is never a bad thing.
^Dont worry I am going to pm Dot right now and ask him to close this topic since the atheist are worried about imaginary beings being discussed. Oh Hallelujah! The holy spirit is all up in my spaghetti.
im a devout christian and go to a non denominational christian church
I'm a Christian, but I don't go to Church. If I'm going to pray to God, then I do it by myself at home. If I donate money, I give it directly to the poor people. I'm not going to give it to the Church and let them be a proxy for my money, since truth be told, the Church over here is really corrupt.
My basic thoughts on this subject are that I don't believe in a specific god, or any god really. I think that to presume something exists, solely because some guys who lived several hundred years ago did, is a bit presumptuous. I'm not adverse to the idea of their being a creator, but I wouldn't have the audacity to proclaim that religion x y or z has it right, because theres no way to prove it.
So basically, I guess thats Agnostic?
The topic can continue, as long as you guys stop saying it will devolve into an argument. It hasn't yet, so why can't it continue?
Last edited by Dot50Cal; 11-01-2008 at 01:34 AM.
I had my Communion in the Catholic church, but never my Confirmation.
I'm not very religious but I do pray from time to time...it helps to keep me sane. Helps to think someone's watching.
Wow, TC remembered to include Agnosticism... >_>
I went to a Catholic high school, but I'm more or less an Agnostic.
That said, I tend to put down Catholicism (probably because I've been exposed to it the most) a lot. But I have friends that are religious, so I try not making any comments about it in front of them.
I don't like it when people try to force their religion onto you though. Thankfully it wasn't that bad even in my high school and it's much better now that I'm in University.
Last edited by JcFFx; 11-01-2008 at 02:50 AM.
I'm Noachide. Essentially a very early form of Judaism.
Why do I believe? Well, part of it is hope. It allows me a more peaceful life, and hope that when I die I'm reunited with my loved ones. I figure if I'm right I at least get to point and laugh at the Atheist folk. And if I'm wrong it's oblivion so you guys can't do nothing.
As a scientist, and an archaeologist, I find there is some evidence for God and the Torah, but then again there is for evoloution too. For example...the various dating methods we have to prove the Earth is several billion years old are falwed because, in essence, for much of the several billion years we have no idea as to the exact conditions on the planet. There may have been higher or lower background radiation and the like.
But when some folk says the world is, I think, 6000 or so years old and you look at how they came to the date they're so sure of...it's essentially guess work by scholars based on events that can be matched from the texts to history.
Both of them are, in fact, far from deffinitive.
I'm confused, aren't the last 2 options the same?
From a philoshopical point of view; Agnostics DO NOT believe there is a god, Theists believe that there is a god, and Atheists believe that there is no god.
That's how you distinguish them; both atheists and theists believe in something where as agnostics don't belive. Or atleast that's how I was taught in my philosophy course...
Last edited by Project Omega; 11-01-2008 at 11:36 AM.
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