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Poll: In your opinion (90 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you believe in god

  1. Yes, 100% sure (51 votes [56.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 56.67%

  2. No, 100% sure (10 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. Yes, but not 100% sure (10 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. No, but not 100% sure (14 votes [15.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.56%

  5. Not sure at all. (5 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

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#1 Andrea V

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 10:43 PM

Just wondering where we stand here on Myfolsom... smile.gif
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Posted 04 November 2007 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE(Andrea V @ Nov 4 2007, 10:43 PM) View Post
Just wondering where we stand here on Myfolsom... smile.gif


What's with all the religion related posts here lately? Is there some big event coming and people are trying to prepare themselves? The end of the world doesn't come until Dec 2012 so we do still have some time........

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#3 Maitreya

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:49 AM

So what is the definition of God here?

A monotheistic being?
A collective conciousness?
A sentient soul?
A source of energy?
The father of Jesus Christ?
A sense of spiritual enlightement?

Are you assuming that there is only one, and if there is good then there must be evil?

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 09:30 AM

QUOTE(Maitreya @ Nov 5 2007, 12:49 AM) View Post
So what is the definition of God here?

A monotheistic being?
A collective conciousness?
A sentient soul?
A source of energy?
The father of Jesus Christ?
A sense of spiritual enlightement?

Are you assuming that there is only one, and if there is good then there must be evil?

Peace,
M



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#5 bishmasterb

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 10:14 AM

QUOTE(Suburban Pool Service @ Nov 5 2007, 09:30 AM) View Post
Jesus + God = Holy Spirit smile.gif

I thought it was Father + Son + HolySpirit = God

and

Father + Son + HolySpirit != Polytheism

But I have to admit, the whole idea of the Trinity is pretty confusing to me. Does anyone know when that idea was first introduced?

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 10:41 AM

Has anyone told GW that he's not god yet?


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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:13 AM

Hey look, it only took 6 posts to link religion to politics.

Go figure.



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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE(supermom @ Nov 5 2007, 11:13 AM) View Post
Hey look, it only took 6 posts to link religion to politics.

Go figure.


people will be people....I think it's still valid...I mean the poll...

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE(davburr @ Nov 5 2007, 10:41 AM) View Post
Has anyone told GW that he's not god yet?

With her smug condescension and arrogance, Hillary thinks she's God...... thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 12:18 PM

God certainly does a mean Wash & Wax.


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Posted 05 November 2007 - 01:38 PM

I think the results of this poll are very interesting (assuming all the votes are discrete, of which there is no guarantee).

Almost 1/3 of respondents either definitely don't believe God exists, or are pretty sure He doesn't.

It seems like just a short time ago that polls showed that only a tiny fraction of Americans admitted to being non-religious, and Americans deemed atheists the "least trustworthy" of any Americans, even behind lawyers and car dealers.

I think we are seeing a sea-change in Americans' attitudes toward religion. More and more people are feeling free to say, "You know, I don't really believe all that stuff..."

Regardless of whether you believe or don't believe, I think it is a good thing for people to be freed from the social pressure to conform -- to espouse a set of beliefs just because everyone else does. It will be interesting to see what happens to organized religion as the stigma of being an atheist disappears.

We may be following Europe's route toward a secular society -- just a decade or two behind.



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Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:03 PM

QUOTE(bordercolliefan @ Nov 5 2007, 01:38 PM) View Post
I think the results of this poll are very interesting (assuming all the votes are discrete, of which there is no guarantee).

Almost 1/3 of respondents either definitely don't believe God exists, or are pretty sure He doesn't.

It seems like just a short time ago that polls showed that only a tiny fraction of Americans admitted to being non-religious, and Americans deemed atheists the "least trustworthy" of any Americans, even behind lawyers and car dealers.

I think we are seeing a sea-change in Americans' attitudes toward religion. More and more people are feeling free to say, "You know, I don't really believe all that stuff..."

Regardless of whether you believe or don't believe, I think it is a good thing for people to be freed from the social pressure to conform -- to espouse a set of beliefs just because everyone else does. It will be interesting to see what happens to organized religion as the stigma of being an atheist disappears.

We may be following Europe's route toward a secular society -- just a decade or two behind.


As one of the "No, 100% Sure" respondents, I whole heartedly agree. I've been an atheist for the last 25 years and have noticed a definite change in attitude over just the last couple of years. I think part of the reason is ironically all the religious zealotry surrounding us lately. The backlash is causing more and more fence sitters to come to our side.

I've never been one of those radical atheists who make it their life's work to fight religion. I couldn't care less if the word "god" is in the pledge, the 10 commandments are in a court house, or if the city wants to put up a nativity scene for Christmas. Most of us just simply want to lives our lives. And you've never heard of an Atheist suicide bomber, we know we're only here for a short time so why cut it short.








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Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:05 PM

QUOTE(mrdavex @ Nov 5 2007, 12:18 PM) View Post
God certainly does a mean Wash & Wax.
[attachment=1300:carwash.jpg]

Speaking of that, I just got back from Splash & Dash Car Wash...I love that place. The car looks great for not alot of $$$ (like the place on Glenn). driving.gif
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Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE(bordercolliefan @ Nov 5 2007, 01:38 PM) View Post
We may be following Europe's route toward a secular society -- just a decade or two behind.

uh--did you mean "non-secular"?

Anyway, while I was stationed in Germany a friend told me that it is mandatory to pay a minimum of a %10 tax on a religious church. I said really? I thought most of Germany was protestant, where tithes are collected in the church; and she said oh, yes you are supposed to pay those to the minister, as well.

So, I'm not sure I followed your point?

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 02:43 PM

The Bear and the Atheist
An atheist was walking through the woods one day, admiring all that evolution had created. Suddenly he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. Turning to look, he saw an 8 foot grizzly bear beginning to charge toward him.

He ran as fast as he could down the path. He looked over his shoulder and saw that the bear was rapidly closing on him Running faster yet, he looked again and the bear was even closer. His heart was pounding in his chest. He tried to run faster. But alas, he tripped and fell to the ground.

As he rolled over to pick himself up, the bear was right over him, reaching for him with its left paw and raising its right paw to strike him. The atheist cried..."OH MY GOD!"

Time stopped. The bear froze. The forest was silent. Even the river stopped moving. As a brilliant light shone upon the man, a thunderous voice came from the sky.

"YOU DENY MY EXISTENCE FOR ALL THESE YEARS, TEACH OTHERS THAT I DON'T EXIST AND EVEN CREDIT CREATION TO SOME COSMIC ACCIDENT. NOW, YOU EXPECT ME TO HELP YOU AND DAMN THIS BEAR? AM I TO COUNT YOU AS A CHRISTIAN?"

The atheist looked directly into the light and said, "Why don't you try and make the bear a Christian?"
"VERY WELL," said the voice. The light went out. The river ran. The sounds of the forest resumed. ... and the bear dropped down to his knees, brought both paws together, bowed his head and spoke: "Lord, thank you for this food which I am about to receive."






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