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LiveFreeorDie 06-28-2005 09:35 AM

Just for the heck of it, I am interested to see how religious people are on this board. I am hoping people are not offended by this as I am not looking to make a statement for or against religion or an individual's beliefs - I respect all individual beliefs. I am just curious where the various T-Punkers fall out.

BTW - please substitute "temple" or other place of worship for church (including your own home). Since you have to keep the item to one line only, I couldn't adequately lable the choices.

We hadn't had a poll in awhile, so I thought one was due!

For the record, I am essentially non-religious.

kingcrazylegs 06-28-2005 09:41 AM

I chose non-religious...but there should be an option for people who practice beliefs in a non-religious sense.

space virgin 06-28-2005 09:46 AM

I am not religious at all. Growing up my mom let us make our own decisions about religion. In a couple of communities where we lived, going to church was the "thing to do", so as kids my brother and I attended some church services with neighbors or friends. But we noticed that mom didn't go with us and pretty soon started questioning everything, haha. (This also made her the social pariah in those communities but she didn't care. Being a bartender at the local pub and the only single mother in the area probably made it worse, lol. Ah, the 80's.)

I prefer the classification of agnostic as opposed to "atheist". It seems that many people who describe themselves as "atheist" take their atheism just as seriously, if not more so in many cases as religious people take their religion (regardless of type). :rolleyes:

bellelass 06-28-2005 10:23 AM

I think Marx was right about religion. I think religion is not a desirable part of what God wanted for his people. I do not go to church, at least not very often, but I know my bible back and forwards and I believe in God.

GoKrazy 06-28-2005 10:47 AM

You put "Extremely" as attending church 2 or 3 times/month??? Wow...
To me "extremely religious" means going to church once a day, not every two weeks (and yes, I do know people like that).

I am religious, I go to church once a week, but I'm not a zealot or a religious nut either. Actually part of my excursion to Europe encompasses the World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany and I'm looking foreward to it. Any place where there will be 800000-1000000 young people has to be a party!

benna2 06-28-2005 11:13 AM

I chose minimal...I try to go to church on Easter and Christmas. As far as organized religion goes that is about how it goes for me. But I am more spiritual I think, wheras I have my own personal beliefs in God and will pray occasionally if I am struggling with something.

IDDQD 06-28-2005 11:23 AM

My way of thinking changes too much to attend organized churches. I just don't fit in very well.

TheJake 06-28-2005 11:59 AM

Just for reference sake....
An old tpunk religious discussion from my "Ok Kids" days...

TheJake 06-28-2005 12:03 PM

oh and just for reference you might classify me as religious since I attend bible studies and goto church more than once a week. But unlike most "christians" I believe that religion is the anti-christ. Everything the word encompass' makes us focus on ourselves instead of loving those around us. "religious" people are known to generally be assholes with people like Mother Teresa being "exceptions to the rule"

This is NOT what God intended. Unfortunately for our society we have allowed "religious" people too much power and control. As backpackers we all know where power leads... Straight to hades. So call me religious if you must but this is what I practice, Loving God and Loving others. Just that simple.

oh and just for reference for good ole pres bush, Jesus said
"Blessed are the peacemakers"


bellelass 06-28-2005 12:23 PM

oh god, I agree with jake twice in one week. Surely the apocalypse is upon us..

foofiter 06-28-2005 12:45 PM

I am anti-religious. I see little difference between cults and religions. I have seen too many preachers with gold caddy's and Armani suits preaching we are all going to hell in handbaskets and other crap like that. To smei-quote the Bloodhound Gang:

"If I didn't believe in myself would that be blasphemy?" - He was singing about what he would do if he were God.



kingcrazylegs 06-28-2005 12:45 PM


Originally posted by bellelass@Jun 28 2005, 02:22 PM
oh god, I agree with jake twice in one week.* Surely the apocalypse is upon us..
:lol: ROFL

travelguy 06-28-2005 12:46 PM

i wouldnt say i am religious but as a catholic i at least have done my confirmation and my first commuion and will marry in a catholic church, as will my children.

omisan 06-28-2005 01:24 PM

Yeah, we need a poll option for "anti-religion." I understand the purpose it serves and have no problem with people of any religion, but I'd rather just not have anything to do with it.

Otherwise, please add a poll option for "I'd burst into flames if I walked into a church." Thank you.

SuDz 06-28-2005 01:44 PM


Originally posted by kingcrazylegs@Jun 28 2005, 11:40 AM
I chose non-religious...but there should be an option for people who practice beliefs in a non-religious sense.
That is pretty much what I do. My "church" as I like to think of it is usually more like at the ocean, in the woods, mountains, etc. I more make my own as I go basing it on others like Catholisism, Aboriginol, Greek all kind of thrown together. Nothing official or anything but it gives me peace and well, isn't that the point?


d_fresh 06-28-2005 01:49 PM

i'm agnostic.

tumblezweedz 06-28-2005 05:13 PM

As an active and traditional Catholic, I too need a category that includes more than twice a month! Since my mom is Anglican, my husband is Lutheran, one brother-in-law is Baptist and another is Muslim, and we all manage to get along, love and respect each other and laugh together, I think being religious doesn't necessarily preclude being a decent human being! ;)

Of course there are abuses made in the name of (whatever) religion, but that's because human beings are involved, and unfortunately human beings have a tendency to make mistakes...

Omi, find a fire extinguisher - the architecture and art in some churches, temples and mosques is really breath-taking, even if you don't believe in what they stand for. ;)

GoKrazy, how long will you be in Germany? We'll be living a couple hours south of Koln, arriving on the 24th of August, so we're going to miss it. Interesting that there's a German Pope this year, I think... Our priest from Lithuania is taking a youth group from our old parish to World Youth Day, we're disappointed that we'll miss seeing them, but it sounds like it's going to be an awesome event. Have a great time!

TheJake 06-28-2005 05:57 PM


Originally posted by bellelass@Jun 28 2005, 12:22 PM
oh god, I agree with jake twice in one week.* Surely the apocalypse is upon us..
stop playing games and just admit you want to make love to me. :kisscheek:

LostFarmboy 06-28-2005 06:31 PM

I fit in the minimal category, i sometimes go on christmas. I have absolutely nothing against religion or anything like that, but it just isn't for me.

TheJake 06-28-2005 07:28 PM

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