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Hypothetical Question on Religion
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7 Oct 2010, 04:38
Chris
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@iWRITE: *facepalm with the FORCE OF A THOUSAND ANGRY GODS*
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7 Oct 2010, 14:25
American
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@Anonymous Source: ..okay?
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3 Oct 2010, 18:24
American
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Oh and I took the quiz and scored 87%.
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7 Oct 2010, 05:59
Chris
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@iWRITE: Also, what quiz? The 15 question one, where you're able to score an 86, not an 87?
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7 Oct 2010, 14:24
American
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@Anonymous Source: Yes, the 15 question one where it told me I scored an 87%. I merely told you what it told me. I may have misread 86% for 87%, but what's your point? Point is, i only missed two questions, thanks.
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7 Oct 2010, 14:35
American
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@Anonymous Source: Oh, and by the way:

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww42/glimmick/stuff/87percent.jpg

It said 87%. Anything else?
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7 Oct 2010, 17:35
Chris
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iWRITE: I'm going to just consolidate all the posts:

A) I don't know why it would tell you that you scored an 87%, when 13/15 is traditionally read as an 86%, at least where I'm from. Technically, it's .86666, but it never got rounded up from there. Oh well.

B) "I believe I would believe the same as I do because I believe in truth." You just really don't understand how silly you sound. The reason why I have such a problem with your perspective is because you're really the first fundamentalist I've had the chance to deal with, and when you say things like this, you imply that you both can't and refuse to see any other religious perspective.
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3 Oct 2010, 18:44
Transit
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I took the survey, the ones I didn't answer correctly were about what american teachers can and cannot do concerning religion in the class room.

In my entire life I have never consider anything religious to have any credibility. While my primary school head master was a vicar our religious education was not centered around christianity, I distinctly remember learning about other religions, one day actually we had been learning about Hinduism and some of the girls had worn red spots, then lots of racist parents at the school gate went absolutely mental.
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3 Oct 2010, 18:45
Transit
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that should be considered, not consider
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4 Oct 2010, 21:12
Mojo Jojo
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I was raised anglican, did much philosophical research in my mid teens in an effort to prove to MYSELF that God existed and still practice as an Anglican. Not a very typical one. I have discarded much!
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7 Oct 2010, 04:29
Avonlea@ITW
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I was raised atheist with a bit of new age mysticism mixed in. I became a Christian as an adult, not out of a sense of rebellion or anything dramatic like that; I read the Bible. And believed it. Simple as that.
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7 Oct 2010, 09:19
Miss Murder
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I wasn't raised to believe in any religion. I asked about God to my parents and never got an answer then when I was older I decided it wasn't anything I wanted to be associated with. There is alot of hate with strict christians or catholics [I never understood the difference??] because if you do X you're going to hell, if you do Y you go to hell etc etc. I started looking into all sorts of different religions and there weren't any apart from Buddhism that made sense to me. I now am reading up more and more about Buddhism and I think it is a religion I could get on bored with and one I WANT to be a part of.

I think that it depends where you go as to who knows more about different religions. Someone [Red Fraggle?] said that schools in the UK teach more about other religions but I went to a UK catholic school and it was terrible! All you got taught was about Christianity and we did the SMALLEST bit about the Hindu faith which I think was wrong. I think you SHOULD be educated about all manner of religions and you can see which you feel is for you or if help you make your mind up that religion is horse shit.
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7 Oct 2010, 14:26
Madeline Rain
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I was raised Catholic and went to Carholic school all the way from pre-k to law school. It wasnít until I was out of school and told by a priest that I was going to hell because I didnít want to procreate that I started really studying the history and origins of all religions. When I realized that most religions are just a different brand of crazy from the next one, I was forced to examine my own faith and come to a similar conclusion. At this point I consider myself an agnostic, since it would be arrogant of me to affirm that there is no God. I also believe that religion is, and has been through the ages, a tool of oppression. Getting rid of religion in my life has been the most liberating experience of my life.

Moreover, I believe parents make a terrible mistake by indoctrinating their children in a certain religion from an early age. My parents did the best they could, but I canít help but resent them for brainwashing me from an early age. They are highly educated people, who always encouraged me to seek my own answers and question everything. If I had been raised in a secular home and encouraged to settle for any religious belief I thought correct, I might have come to same conclusions much earlier, saving me from all the guilt (Oh, the Catholic guilt!) I felt during my younger years.

So yes, I agree with the statement that atheists and agnostics probably know more about religion than religious people. I think if those so-called ďChristians (because they grew up Christian, everyone else is Christian, yada, yada, yada) really examined the source of their beliefs, there wouldnít be as much widespread ignorance. And I donít think this is an American problem, either. I didnít grow up in the U.S. and was never taught about any other religions! I think you have to come from a diverse background (New York City, or the UK, for example) to really come in contact with other beliefs.
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7 Oct 2010, 21:07
~Just the 3 of Us~
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I was raised Catholic (relatively strict) and went to parochial school for gradeschool, high school and now college. At one point, I thought I wanted to be a nun...boy, they really had me brainwashed! lol Anyway, I was FORCED to be confirmed, even though I begged not to as I was having doubts...so I was confirmed as a Catholic...I am now agnostic...leaning towards atheistic. For me, Jesus was an ordinary man who was married to Mary Magdalene, had children, faked his death...and lived a long, happy life. (Based on research, not just my own demented imagination). Thus my belief in Christianity was completely blown out of the water. I've studied other religions but I find organized religion to strictly be a man-made, money demanding machine. If there truly IS a higher power, I should not have to go into a building for him/her/them to know my inner thoughts and sins. To me, religion is nothing more than humanity way of coping with life, nothing more, nothing less. But that's just my take on things....
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8 Oct 2010, 04:39
Chris
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@Mommy_Bunny: You're an agnostic going to a Catholic college? Are you being forced to?
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8 Oct 2010, 16:05
~Just the 3 of Us~
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@Anonymous Source: no, not being forced to...I chose to just because of the quality of the education! lol I only had to take one actual religion class, which I took World Religion (covered all the major religions in the world). The only other class that came close to religion was called Search for Meaning and it was more about searching for life's meaning, with a little religion thrown in. lol :)
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