Sciforums religion survey 2014

Discussion in 'Religion' started by James R, Dec 21, 2014.

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What do you believe? (Select all that apply.)

Poll closed Jan 11, 2015.
  1. I don't believe in God now, and I never did.

    12 vote(s)
    26.1%
  2. I don't believe in God now, but I used to.

    15 vote(s)
    32.6%
  3. I believe in God now, but in the past I did not.

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  4. I believe in God now, and always have.

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  5. I have no opinion on God/do not wish to select one of the above options.

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  6. I don't believe in God, but I believe there is a higher power, life force or similar.

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  7. I don't regard myself as religious, but I am a spiritual person.

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  8. I believe that human beings have a soul or life force which remains after the death of the body.

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  9. I believe in reincarnation.

    4 vote(s)
    8.7%
  10. I describe myself as a follower of a recognised religion.

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    spiritual masturbation
     
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  3. Sylvester Registered Senior Member

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    Have you ever had strange inexplicable things happen to you?

    Well...i have to go now. I will check back later.
     
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  5. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Disgusting. You really are a card. You quite obviously post for mental masturbation, and mocking spiritual people must really get you going.
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. But I'm not so delusional as to attribute them to anything but my own mind.
     
  8. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    How do you know you're not delusional?
     
  9. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    On the contrary, I'm critical because I want to believe as many true things as possible, and not believe any false things. In the same way Houdini was interested in psychic phenomenon, but he ended up debunking them. He was looking for something real.
     
  10. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I try to use logic and reason. I don't rely on faith.
     
  11. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Love isn't "real" but it exists.
     
  12. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    You rely on faith everyday, you just don't acknowledge it.
     
  13. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Love is a real emotional state.
    I'm quite sure you are confusing the religious term "faith" with the common definition, which means only "tentative trust, subject to revision".
     
  14. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Really, where's the proof? If you've been in love you'll know it's tangible.

    It's the same thing, just your faith is exclusively non-God orientated.
     
  15. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    No it's not. Faith is absolute and not subject to doubt or revision.
     
  16. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Are you talking about your faith here?
     
  17. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    I have none. I might have a trust that the sun will come up tomorrow, but that is based on previous experience. It's possible that aliens will shoot an anti-fusion bomb into the center of the sun, and it won't come up.
     
  18. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    So you have developed trust with a star? Do you worship it in the hope it will rise the next day? You rely on faith as much as me you either don't realize it subconsciously or simply want to ignore it consciously, while all along slamming anyone who has faith in God... is that your game?
     
  19. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    You haven't explained why you think I have faith. I trust that the star will come up on the horizon based on it's previous behavior for the last 11 billion years or so. So, evidence. My definition of faith is belief in the absence of evidence.
     
  20. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    Who do you trust? Trust is useless without faith.
     
  21. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Please explain.
     
  22. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    That's just a stimulation of a certain part of the brain. You can do that with a probe or with drugs for that matter.
     
  23. Cris In search of Immortality Valued Senior Member

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    Your recent posts today do not appear to be responding to the topics or quoted texts - are you drunk or high on something?

    I can't see that anything you just said has any bearing on the quoted text or reports anything that I have ever said or implied. It feels like you didn't read what I wrote and have concocted a nonsense and irrelevant response to what you think I might write based on some perverted perception you have created of me. Or are you just simply drunk?
     

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