Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Lord_Sidious, Dec 18, 2004.
I am a practicing Lutheran, recovering Catholic.
An Evangelistic-Southern-GeorgeWBushStyle-Protestant to be exact.
I am a practicing Baptist. I will son be giong to church.
I'm Protestant, Thats kinda of odd for me though because My ancestors were Italian, Turkish, Mexican, and Irish. I was raised catholic, but i felt that all the tradition and such was not necessary to believing in God and such.
Yes, there is something missing, you forgot Athiesm and Agnostic
Check out 11 & 12:
3. Mainstream US Protestant (Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian etc.)
4. Evangelical or Fundamentalist Christian
5. Anglican or other British Christian
9. Sunni Muslim
10. Shiite Muslim
13. Wicca or other earth mother type
14. Chinese Traditional
15. Japanese Traditional
17. Other Christian
Jewish, I'm afraid. Also Baha'i, Native American, Confucianist, Taoist, Jain, and Zoroastrian, but I guess they could be put in "other".
I would change it to:
4. Anglican or Episcopalian
7. Sunni Muslim
8. Shi'ite Muslim
17. Pagan or Wiccan
I think Animism and Baha'i do just fine under Other.
EDIT: I also moved the various religions around to put like religions and religions from the same region together.
Opps! I had jewish in mind than didn't put it on the list. I see tradtional Chinese as including confusius and Taoism. If I thought we had any Baha'i, Zoroasterians or native Americans here I would have put them on. I can dump cult for Judism (a must) Mormons could go to other christian freeing up a spot. Do you think any of these fringe religions will get a vote?
What timing Cuivienen.
I think we have enough fundamentalists christains who post here to give them a spot. But who should go?
Zoroastrian. I'm not sure if there really are any Zoroastrianists left in Iran, anyway.
On the other hand, "Evangelical Christianity" isn't really a separate religion from Protestantism, it just advocates conversion more vocally.
Usualy, I see thoes choices more twards the bottem
I think you are correct that there are few in Iran, but India has a sizable Zoroasterian community in the Bombay area. I could drop them. As far as the fundamental christians go, however, they certainly are as different from mainstream Prostestant as Anglican or Episcopalian. If you follow any of the religion discussion threads you'll see how different they are.
@CivGeneral: I didn't want to relegate them to the traditional spot at the end of the list. I know they already feel badly about not having a god to believe in and so I didn't want to rub salt into the wound.
I'm glad you are still talking about me.
Another semantic point, most Presbyterian/Reformed denominations refer to themselves as being in the "Reformed" rather than the "Calvinist" tradition ...
Simply put, there's not much Calvin left in "Calvinism" these days, and you would be hard-pressed to walk onto the campus of a Presbyterian seminary and find anyone talking about, for example, Predestination as a doctrine the modern Church holds dear...
I am an enormously strong-faithed Christian, that loves, and walks closely with God. I am not attached to man-made cults, denominiations, church sects, etc. My life experience dictates that the more time you spend amidst the influence of people, the more foolish, and like them, you become. Whereas, the more time you spend with God, the more wise, like Him, you become. Most people look outwardly, for the answers, instead of inwardly. Thus, they find themselves so confused and disillusioned, they don't know what the heck to believe, as this poll's results indicate.
Btw, I voted 'Lutheran' (most accurate, of available options) - because like I said, I am a Christian, that is not a member of a cult.
God is dead...
Nice, a poll with an actual calvinist option! good job!
There are some in both countries-- some fraction of 2% in Iran and 2.5% in India, according to the CIA World Factbook.
Toronto actually has the largest Zoroastrian population of any city outside of Iran.
Orthodox Christianity is missing! :S
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