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Prophet 451

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Fri Nov 28, 2014, 03:45 AM Nov 2014

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Pretty simple, just check the one that applies to you.

EDIT: Yes, I know it doesn't include Muslim. It was there earlier but a couple of people were offended that I didn't include an option for Hindu. I couldn't remove any of the others because people had already picked them so I removed Muslim as that hadn't had anyone click on it and replaced it with Hindu. It's not intended as a slight, it's just that there's only 10 slots.


117 votes, 4 passes | Time left: Poll closed
Atheist
60 (51%)
Agnostic
16 (14%)
Christian
19 (16%)
Jewish
1 (1%)
Hindu
0 (0%)
Sikh
2 (2%)
Buddhist
3 (3%)
Reconstructionist (attempting to rebuild a previously lost faith, i.e. Aesir)
1 (1%)
Neo-Pagan
1 (1%)
Other
14 (12%)
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DU religion survey [View all] Prophet 451 Nov 2014 OP
Jewish-ish. Behind the Aegis Nov 2014 #1
Alas, the polling didn't allow for multiple entries :) Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #2
LOL! Yeah, that's the obligatory "other." Behind the Aegis Nov 2014 #4
Not bad, thanks Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #16
As my friend Rachel said when I caught her eating bacon Recursion Nov 2014 #9
I have said something like that too...a lied a few times. Behind the Aegis Nov 2014 #13
India has opened my eyes to dietary laws Recursion Nov 2014 #17
How so? mahina Nov 2014 #128
Or Woody Allen's answer to the "What religion" question: "Jewish, with an explanation" (n/t) Jim Lane Nov 2014 #41
I am a Jew and proud of it. But, it's more of a cultural thing mucifer Nov 2014 #51
You, and half of all Jews MannyGoldstein Nov 2014 #87
Between the humor and the food, we can't stop being Jews. mucifer Nov 2014 #92
There's also the genetics MannyGoldstein Nov 2014 #97
Someone once said: Brigid Nov 2014 #131
that's like saying "I'm White and proud of it". 2banon Nov 2014 #240
No. okasha Nov 2014 #286
Native American? No. If he was a Palestinian on the other hand, that would compare accurately. 2banon Nov 2014 #287
Second that (or thirds or fourths, lost count) Half-Century Man Nov 2014 #284
K & R !!! WillyT Nov 2014 #3
Under Construction AndyTiedye Nov 2014 #5
Ha! Love it. nt ZombieHorde Nov 2014 #7
I'm an atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, Neo-Pagan, nihilist, ZombieHorde Nov 2014 #6
LMAO! WhiteAndNerdy Nov 2014 #12
Your loved ones are nicer than mine. Behind the Aegis Nov 2014 #14
I knew I liked you for a reason. cordelia Nov 2014 #125
Man after my own heart. lindysalsagal Nov 2014 #288
No room for Hindu? (nt) Recursion Nov 2014 #8
Only room for ten entries Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #11
It's the third largest religion in the world Recursion Nov 2014 #15
Altered it Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #85
Thanks! Sorry if I was an ass about that (nt) Recursion Nov 2014 #95
No problem Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #96
No room for Muslims, either, apparently~!! nt MADem Nov 2014 #108
Damn, how did I miss that? (nt) Recursion Nov 2014 #114
Yeah Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #160
You should have worked for the British Foreign Office in 1947. rug Nov 2014 #185
Ha! Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #187
This message was self-deleted by its author WhiteAndNerdy Nov 2014 #10
The "One And Only True One", but I'm not telling you which. You have to find your own path ;P Electric Monk Nov 2014 #18
Hrumph! Where's the profit in that? Enthusiast Nov 2014 #20
Reformed Omnian? nt Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #63
SPLITTERS! Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #71
We are the People's Front of Judea! (nt) Recursion Nov 2014 #104
If TRUTH were told..... DeSwiss Nov 2014 #19
Sadly, true Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #28
Very true of this country's culture.... YoungDemCA Nov 2014 #227
Bow down before me.... Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2014 #21
I know Satan, Satan is a friend of mine Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #22
Atheist.... Spitfire of ATJ Nov 2014 #23
"Don't feel like Satan / but I am to them" Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #24
Fairy tales vs. science/reason. You decide. blkmusclmachine Nov 2014 #25
No need to insult other's beliefs Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #27
Teach yourself the difference bvf Nov 2014 #30
Likening to a fairy tale is an insult Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #31
Why is that? bvf Nov 2014 #32
Don't go thinking that a petty insult is some masterful challenge Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #33
I have yet to see bvf Nov 2014 #35
Why are you straight or gay? Why do you like some foods and not others? cbayer Nov 2014 #132
Why are you male or female? skepticscott Nov 2014 #248
Because if people choose to be something, then clearly it's wrong Leopolds Ghost Nov 2014 #282
That's not an insult. rug Nov 2014 #191
There's another one! rug Nov 2014 #189
Would you prefer phil89 Nov 2014 #49
Better but still not quite right Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #56
Fairy tale sounds right to me. HERVEPA Nov 2014 #69
Let me try! rug Nov 2014 #188
Why would anyone think they're "compatible" skepticscott Nov 2014 #241
No, the only people forcing others to choose between science and faith Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #243
In other words, my question puts an uncomfortable truth skepticscott Nov 2014 #250
This edgy crap is why I don't call myself an Atheist, anymore. Odin2005 Nov 2014 #84
There's quite a few like that on DU Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #91
Stay classy. Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #199
people are crappy towards each other here whether it is about religion or any other topic. liberal_at_heart Nov 2014 #202
The religious dogfight is supposed to be constrained to the religion forum. Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #204
I disagree. There are many including myself enjoying this thread and are being respectful. liberal_at_heart Nov 2014 #209
You don't call yourself an atheist... MellowDem Nov 2014 #141
Particularly on an anonymous chat board skepticscott Nov 2014 #251
The value of loving your neighbor as yourself versus atomic bombs. You decide. cbayer Nov 2014 #134
Oh snap! Odin2005 Nov 2014 #151
The value of beheading apostates vs using the internet. Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #208
UU - Deist JustAnotherGen Nov 2014 #26
non-practicing pantheist here... alterfurz Nov 2014 #29
Atheism is "far too problematic"? FLPanhandle Nov 2014 #45
Well, that's an interesting thing Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #59
Burden of proof falls on you for active statements? Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #100
... Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #105
I think it simply goes back to the 'nature' of a God. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #107
Hence, there is no burden of proof. rug Nov 2014 #193
The burden of proof falls on the one who... stone space Nov 2014 #113
I think "presumably, not describe herself as an atheist" is wrong muriel_volestrangler Nov 2014 #122
The late physicist and philosopher Victor Stenger hifiguy Nov 2014 #234
Without readin it, I would disagree Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #237
"Without readin it, I would disagree" nt. Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #269
This is mainly a problem in the definition of the words Atheist and Agnostic DireStrike Nov 2014 #267
You're not even getting the basics right. phil89 Nov 2014 #50
in fairness many of these arguments assume the "gnostic atheist" position, Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #273
Atheist atheist here. stone space Nov 2014 #34
Me too. FLPanhandle Nov 2014 #46
That's about the mildest declaration of militant atheism I've seen. rug Nov 2014 #194
where's the born-again hedonist catagory belzabubba333 Nov 2014 #36
Only room for ten categories. bvf Nov 2014 #37
my only 2 religions.d'oh belzabubba333 Nov 2014 #38
LOL! n/t. bvf Nov 2014 #39
UU deutsey Nov 2014 #40
UU as well CanonRay Nov 2014 #72
Another UU here. 3catwoman3 Nov 2014 #112
Pagan & UU Chemisse Nov 2014 #178
UU & Pagan LiberalEsto Nov 2014 #285
I'm proud to see the high percentage of atheists here. FLPanhandle Nov 2014 #42
Many believers are smart too Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #61
That attitude is why I don't call myself an Atheist, anymore. Odin2005 Nov 2014 #90
I wonder what a "new atheist" is? MellowDem Nov 2014 #142
The militant anti-theist followers of Hitchens, Harris, and Dawkins. Odin2005 Nov 2014 #148
Sounds incredibly subjective.. MellowDem Nov 2014 #157
. rug Nov 2014 #196
I'm curious what your take on morality is then DireStrike Nov 2014 #271
This message was self-deleted by its author Codeine Nov 2014 #168
Maybe the "New Atheists" are sick of being called skepticscott Nov 2014 #255
There is zero correlation between intelligence and religiosity. cbayer Nov 2014 #167
Except of course that there is. Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #203
Like hell there isn't. AtheistCrusader Nov 2014 #257
Clicking that button is extraordinarily difficult. rug Nov 2014 #195
There are smart believers here! I may not be one but I assure you there are. hrmjustin Nov 2014 #238
I believe in a great Universal Energy, but reject the dogma of religion RiverLover Nov 2014 #43
"And I don't need a guide book to know the difference btn right & wrong." 3catwoman3 Nov 2014 #115
The Creative Energy of the Universe Thirties Child Nov 2014 #169
None of the above. rogerashton Nov 2014 #44
Atheist (nt) bigwillq Nov 2014 #47
Weird. A faith that worships money isn't even listed HereSince1628 Nov 2014 #48
Well, there's only ten slots Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #62
They should add the worship of Mammon. bluedigger Nov 2014 #139
We are all capitalists now... Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #144
Buddhist. Odin2005 Nov 2014 #52
I do strongly admire the noble eightfold path Recursion Nov 2014 #70
I'm technically an Atheist, too, but... Odin2005 Nov 2014 #73
It's funny, I was in a play last year about Swami Vivekenanda Recursion Nov 2014 #74
A lot of the spiritual movements that emerged in the Axial Age were "Humanist" or "Atheistic". Odin2005 Nov 2014 #83
Huh. Jeremiah was in that period too. Recursion Nov 2014 #93
All of the Old Testament Prophets were from that period, too. Odin2005 Nov 2014 #98
Ah, yes, I do know that. But Jeremiah was... well, I'm sure you know Recursion Nov 2014 #99
You should check out Amos. Brigid Nov 2014 #117
Amos and Malachi are my two favorite prophets Recursion Nov 2014 #118
My pastor preached on this the Sunday after the election: Brigid Nov 2014 #138
Plato and Aristotle, also Recursion Nov 2014 #101
And Pythagoras. Odin2005 Nov 2014 #102
That was an amazing generation; it also possibly produced Lao Tzu (nt) Recursion Nov 2014 #103
People have demonized the word atheist... MellowDem Nov 2014 #143
The New Atheist crowd has successfully made themselves into a joke Odin2005 Nov 2014 #146
What is new atheism? MellowDem Nov 2014 #152
By "New Atheism" I mean the simplistic anti-theism popularized by... Odin2005 Nov 2014 #155
So three people? MellowDem Nov 2014 #159
What's "simplistic" is the attempt skepticscott Nov 2014 #258
Here is the top entry if you google it... goldent Nov 2014 #171
If that's new atheism.... MellowDem Nov 2014 #175
Or maybe because most of the loud atheists are dicks... Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #183
As noted above, the people you refer to skepticscott Nov 2014 #259
I guess... MellowDem Nov 2014 #261
Link's dead, btw Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #246
You switched from atheist to Buddhist? Can I ask when and why? liberal_at_heart Nov 2014 #179
The teachings of the Buddha have made me a better, happier person. dawg Nov 2014 #222
That's fair enough Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #231
I have often thought that the teachings of Buddha and Jesus are very similar. liberal_at_heart Nov 2014 #239
really? How so? Warren Stupidity Nov 2014 #274
Other. Hindu. It's the third largest religion in the world. Just saying. Recursion Nov 2014 #53
Ran out of slots Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #64
That was me, not a co-religionist :) Recursion Nov 2014 #66
Jewish is a culture. Hari Seldon Nov 2014 #54
Sure, I understand that Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #65
Other H2O Man Nov 2014 #55
Skeptical agnostic or atheist? wyldwolf Nov 2014 #57
Seems very intellectually dishonest? Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #75
Nah, it doesn't wyldwolf Nov 2014 #89
YES, it is intellectually dishonest: Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #109
NO, it is not. wyldwolf Nov 2014 #110
I think most atheists would reverse their beliefs if God came down from heaven goldent Nov 2014 #174
Most of the first group would be fundies Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #182
I have this image in my mind goldent Nov 2014 #276
Sounds about right :) Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #279
I'm not an atheist. I am a Buddhist. I guess you could say I'm an agnostic Buddhist. liberal_at_heart Nov 2014 #233
Well there is Biblical precedence for this position... goldent Nov 2014 #278
The position challenged was to state they were for something when they were not. Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #262
LOL, because of the way most of us were raised I understand that. nt Logical Nov 2014 #77
I Picked Other ProfessorGAC Nov 2014 #58
Why does this list exclude Hindu people while including 'Reconstructionists' which last time I Bluenorthwest Nov 2014 #60
+1 Recursion Nov 2014 #67
Different kind of recon Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #68
So Dominionists and other fundies would call themselves recons. Bluenorthwest Nov 2014 #80
Edited it to clarify that Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #86
What's with the la carte "religious" beliefs? Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #76
OK, I'll have a tilt at it Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #82
I concure regarding the experiential nature of spiritual gnosis. Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #116
But which version of Christ and whose interpretation? CJCRANE Nov 2014 #120
That suggests, the "church" has no authority, it's all chimera Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #123
Which church? CJCRANE Nov 2014 #133
All "churches" Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #170
For the reassurance of a shared community, tradition and culture. CJCRANE Nov 2014 #172
So churches are just social clubs? Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #264
Sure but... Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #149
Thats fine grist for the mill, but.... Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #173
Former atheist, now a Christian Shrek Nov 2014 #78
That's interesting Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #127
I don't mind Shrek Nov 2014 #161
Thank you for responding Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #163
Christian meow2u3 Nov 2014 #79
Clicked 'atheist', but technically more 'militant agnostic'. *L* Rhythm Nov 2014 #81
How can one be a militant agnostic? Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #88
Yeah... "I don't know... AND NEITHER DO YOU!" Rhythm Nov 2014 #135
Cultural Christian. Otherwise... freshwest Nov 2014 #94
Christian.n/t. hrmjustin Nov 2014 #106
Then there are the atheists who pretend they are agnostic Android3.14 Nov 2014 #111
I hadn't noticed many doing that Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #129
Oh yes Android3.14 Nov 2014 #153
I can kinda see someone coming in both camps Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #156
I am an agnostic atheist OriginalGeek Nov 2014 #229
and then there are religious people who commit evil in the name samsingh Nov 2014 #213
recovering catholic spanone Nov 2014 #119
Christian. dawg Nov 2014 #121
Yet those "good things" are self-evident. Cosmic Kitten Nov 2014 #124
Self-evident? YoungDemCA Nov 2014 #225
My husband is agnostic. He gets asked all the time by evangelical Christians liberal_at_heart Nov 2014 #235
I would agree with that Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #130
Christian. Brigid Nov 2014 #126
Islam is the second largest religion in the world ....? etherealtruth Nov 2014 #136
Oy Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #150
Chrisbuddish. CJCRANE Nov 2014 #137
That sounds like my son. He finds the stories from all religions interesting, but I do liberal_at_heart Nov 2014 #180
Most of it's believers died out Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #184
That's a nice coincidence, I was brought up on Greek mythology. CJCRANE Nov 2014 #186
Follow one sarisataka Nov 2014 #140
Raised Presbyterian. I keep the label in honor of those who died for the faith. riqster Nov 2014 #145
That's fair enough Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #158
Atheist and agnostic are not mutually exclusive.... MellowDem Nov 2014 #147
No, they aren't Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #162
It seems you agree with me? MellowDem Nov 2014 #177
Sort-of Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #181
Gnostic atheists then... MellowDem Nov 2014 #254
Hmm, not sure that's true Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #256
It's for the gods that have specific claims... MellowDem Nov 2014 #268
Scientific atheist/secular humanist now. hifiguy Nov 2014 #154
I find voodoo fascinating Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #165
I'm a non-believer, but I find too many atheists too obnoxious to identify as one. Comrade Grumpy Nov 2014 #164
Fair enough Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #166
Former christian, now an atheist Bryce Butler Nov 2014 #176
Religions of the world! yortsed snacilbuper Nov 2014 #190
Seen that before Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #201
Wiccan Hatchling Nov 2014 #252
Hard to believe you included Sikh but not Muslim. Blue_In_AK Nov 2014 #192
The story with that is... Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #198
Surprising to me that we have no Muslims here Blue_In_AK Nov 2014 #260
If you ever do another poll like this LostOne4Ever Nov 2014 #197
Atheist and agnostic are distinct Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #200
They are distinct and do overlap LostOne4Ever Nov 2014 #207
Aren't you the person who recently did a long screed on how you should be cbayer Nov 2014 #219
I agree and it doesn't matter how often some say they are not distinct, they still are. cbayer Nov 2014 #218
I love it that Unitarians are always "other" even on a site like this one full of progressives. redstatebluegirl Nov 2014 #205
Well, as I understand it... Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #210
There are a few of us rogerashton Nov 2014 #266
I worship Henny Youngman olddots Nov 2014 #206
you missed 'muslim' samsingh Nov 2014 #211
The story with that is... Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #212
missing 'spiritualist' samsingh Nov 2014 #214
missing 'scientologist' samsingh Nov 2014 #215
Knock it off Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #216
ok samsingh Nov 2014 #230
i could have said festivus samsingh Nov 2014 #232
Atheism and agnosticism are not mutually exclusive MillennialDem Nov 2014 #217
No, but they are distinct Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #226
I am a Christian. trueblue2007 Nov 2014 #220
Shinto~Buddhist. (Jodo Shinshu) yuiyoshida Nov 2014 #221
"Intellectually, I'm a Deist. Emotionally, I'm a Christian!" Thom Hartmann LongTomH Nov 2014 #223
That's interesting Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #228
Christian. n/t YoungDemCA Nov 2014 #224
I was born an atheist, then I was raised with being taught the Catholic religion. logosoco Nov 2014 #236
Other. okasha Nov 2014 #242
"Process"? n/t Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #244
Process theology rogerashton Nov 2014 #265
I'm an agnostic, dyslexic insomniac. panader0 Nov 2014 #245
rimshot please! Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #247
As a lifelong bricklayer, I have laid over two million units. panader0 Nov 2014 #249
I thought that was a type of chipboard! LongTomH Nov 2014 #277
I am Christian.. mvd Nov 2014 #253
Ethnically Jewish but atheist. Would describe myself as a secular humanist LeftishBrit Nov 2014 #263
I know but the poll software doesn't allow that Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #280
I said atheist madokie Nov 2014 #270
Taoist Agnostic Atheist Pagan intheflow Nov 2014 #272
Sounds familiar Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #281
Other: All of the above options and all the others not included. Contrary1 Nov 2014 #275
Wise words, IMO Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #283
Locking. This is against the Statement of Purpose. William769 Nov 2014 #289
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