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. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    That's a rather narrow definition of 'faith' that doesn't necessarily correspond to how it's used in everyday language. What you're talking about, I would qualify as 'blind faith'. But 'faith' as a general concept is coterminous with most forms of confidence or trust.
     
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  3. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly, I'm not talking about the general concept, I'm talking about the religious meaning. They are different.
     
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  5. Hapsburg Hellenistic polytheist Valued Senior Member

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    True, and I gathered that early on, but most people are going to assume the former. In future conversation, I would qualify it with "religious faith" to be clear, since I think a lot of people will misunderstand what you're saying. Which gets compounded with some people on this forum being very unclear in their posts.
     
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