Poll: What's your (ex-)religion?
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25-01-2012, 03:32 PM
What is your (ex-)religion?
I noticed that most topics in this subforum are by (ex-)christians.
So I would just like to see if it is really more (ex-)christians than anything else here.

If you voted for "other" please specify in a post, thanks.

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25-01-2012, 04:39 PM
RE: What is your (ex-)religion?
Other:

Atheistic Agnosticism

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25-01-2012, 04:49 PM
RE: What is your (ex-)religion?
Come on KingChosen, we aren't supposed to evolve backwards.

Joking aside, have you ever said why you returned back to religion?

I just would like to know what a former atheist/agnostic person needed to revert back to their belief system.

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25-01-2012, 05:22 PM
RE: What is your (ex-)religion?
I put Christianity but only because I now know that I was really just a theist/deist with no specific beleifs. I guess I believed in Jesus but not because I understood anything. I've been a nonbeliever since I was at least 10.

I was an attempted, but unsuccessful indoctrinee.

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25-01-2012, 05:30 PM
RE: What is your (ex-)religion?
None. Never believed.

However, I attended the Congregational Church until I was 17. I was president of the Youth Fellowship for one year.Angel

Our mother told us we had to attend until age 16 and then we could choose. I believe she honestly felt it would be good for us, although she was (secretly) a non-believer. However, at 16 I was (socially) involved with the Youth Group - several friends, we did fun stuff (e.g. cook-outs, ski trips).

I lost my virginity on a church ski trip.

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25-01-2012, 05:32 PM
RE: What is your (ex-)religion?
I wish I could say I never believed, but I can't. I fell for religion hook, line, and sinker until I was 15. I'm ashamed that I fell for it so badly. Sad
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25-01-2012, 06:12 PM
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No prior, present or future religion. Cool

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25-01-2012, 06:24 PM
RE: What is your (ex-)religion?
I've always wanted to find something that would answer my questions. So I put other. I've attempted to be a lot of things, and all have failed me.
It wasn't until the last few years of my life that I realized none of these organizations could ever answer my questions successfully and actually have only raised more questions for me.
I am now more obsessed with the human mind. Thank you religion for showing me that humanity is one big ball of insanity. Now I just categorize them. I could use a trainwreck to help with some sort of system.

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25-01-2012, 06:46 PM
RE: What is your (ex-)religion?
Catholicism for me. Haven't really believed since I was 9 or 10, but to be honest, I never believed too strongly in the first place. I wasn't exactly raised terribly religious.
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25-01-2012, 06:56 PM
RE: What is your (ex-)religion?
Realized the promise of a postmortem preservation of identity was bullshit some 35 years ago now and pretty much dropped religion. Recently however, I've been reexamining religions by focusing exclusively on their sacraments. Rasta and Santo Daime, for example, at least have something going for them sacrament-wise. Big Grin

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