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Your Religion?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Lord_Sidious, Dec 18, 2004.

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What is your religion?

  1. Catholic

    16 vote(s)
    10.4%
  2. Lutheran

    12 vote(s)
    7.8%
  3. Calvinist

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  4. Anglican

    6 vote(s)
    3.9%
  5. Sunni

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Shiite

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  7. Buddhist

    4 vote(s)
    2.6%
  8. Hindu

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  9. Confucian

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Shik

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. None

    64 vote(s)
    41.6%
  12. Other

    42 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. Sir Bugsy

    Sir Bugsy Civ.D.

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    I am a practicing Lutheran, recovering Catholic.
     
  2. kulade

    kulade Deity

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    A Christian.

    An Evangelistic-Southern-GeorgeWBushStyle-Protestant to be exact.
     
  3. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I am a practicing Baptist. I will son be giong to church.
     
  4. Damnyankee

    Damnyankee Honest Abe

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    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.
     
  5. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Yes, there is something missing, you forgot Athiesm and Agnostic :p
     
  6. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Check out 11 & 12:

    1. Catholic
    2. Orthodox
    3. Mainstream US Protestant (Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopalian etc.)
    4. Evangelical or Fundamentalist Christian
    5. Anglican or other British Christian
    6. Hindu
    7. Buddhist
    8. Sikh
    9. Sunni Muslim
    10. Shiite Muslim
    11. Atheist
    12. Agnostic

    13. Wicca or other earth mother type
    14. Chinese Traditional
    15. Japanese Traditional
    16. Mormon
    17. Other Christian
    18. Cult
    19. Pagan
    20. Other
     
  7. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    Jewish, I'm afraid. Also Baha'i, Native American, Confucianist, Taoist, Jain, and Zoroastrian, but I guess they could be put in "other".
     
  8. Cuivienen

    Cuivienen Deity

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    I would change it to:

    1. Catholic
    2. Orthodox
    3. Protestant
    4. Anglican or Episcopalian
    5. Mormon
    6. Jewish
    7. Sunni Muslim
    8. Shi'ite Muslim
    9. Hindu
    10. Jain
    11. Buddhist
    12. Sikh
    13. Taoist
    14. Confucianist
    15. Shintoist
    16. Zoroastrian
    17. Pagan or Wiccan
    18. Atheist
    19. Agnostic
    20. Other

    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.
     
  9. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    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? ;)
     
  10. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    What timing Cuivienen. :D
    I think we have enough fundamentalists christains who post here to give them a spot. But who should go?
     
  11. Cuivienen

    Cuivienen Deity

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    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.
     
  12. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Blood Elven Ghost Agent

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    Usualy, I see thoes choices more twards the bottem :confused:
     
  13. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    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. :mischief:
     
  14. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    I'm glad you are still talking about me.
     
  15. morses1

    morses1 Chieftain

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    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...
     
  16. PantheraTigris2

    PantheraTigris2 Deity

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    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.
     
  17. Sarevok

    Sarevok Civ3 Scenario Creator

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  18. CenturionV

    CenturionV Warrior Forever

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    Nice, a poll with an actual calvinist option! :goodjob: good job!
     
  19. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    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.
     
  20. Gelion

    Gelion Captain

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    Orthodox Christianity is missing! :S
     

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