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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by hindupridemn, Dec 15, 2007.
Ok this is the last poll I will do today. Please specify your primary religion.
I put other because I don't follow any of those.
I was raised Catholic, but am of the belief that organized religion is the most counterproductive of all human inventions.
I voted secular.
couldn't agree with you any more hazel. i was raised presbtyrian ??sp??, southern baptist , and church of christ. of course, here in this part of alabama, dosent really matter what church you belong to, the message/beliefs are all pretty much the same: deep south baptist. according to all of them we are all pretty much going to hell no matter how good we are or how much good we bring to the world. this is why at about age 14, i completly dissassociated myself with any christian religion (christianity is still the fundamental basis of my beliefs, but i leave out all of the dogma out of it all) and went on a private personal journey to find my higher power. my belief system draws in many different religions/belief systems that include but not limited to: native american, buddism, taoism, wicca, and christianity. thats why i chose other!
I'm United Methodist. It is not a perfect religion; but then again I don't believe there is a perfect religion. :redface: It works for me, I'm used to it. :smile: I don't just like, I need for one hour a week in my life to have no surprises. I love the ritual and the fact that I can go into any UMC in the country and be able to follow the traditional service.
I abhor the recent trend towards contemporary services with lyrics projected on a jumbotron and a a rock band instead of a pipe organ. If I want to hear a rock band I'll go see Springsteen or Bon Jovi. :soapbox: Sorry, didn't mean to go off on a rant. :redface:
I worship the dark thing that lives in the abyss.
Grew up going to Baptist and Church of God. Became increasingly unhappy with the churches, as a teenager at first because they were preaching against rock music and dancing :biggrin1:, but then I realized that they were sexist and repressive, and that was the last straw. I grew up having all kinds of problems with sexism because of my nontraditional interests, and having the church take the side against me was very distressing. I was also becoming more politically aware and this was in the early days of what became the religious right. I did not agree with the religious right on any of the issues (except maybe stuff like child pornography, but I am not opposed to all porn, just child porn and the violent kinds).
I felt betrayed by the sexism, particularly. I did not go to any church at all from age 17 to age 39. At age 39 I started going to a Unitarian Universalist church, and found that more to my liking. They were not sexist or sexually repressive, and didn't preach hellfire and brimstone (that's another thing I had a problem with from the churches I grew up going to... I saw on that bumper sticker site I got a link to from another thread here, a perfect bumper sticker for my views on that particular issue: "Eternal hell awaits those who question God's unconditional love". )
Anyway, this is a really roundabout way of saying "Other". :biggrin1:
Wow, hindu, you ask how to do the poll thing and then you really take it to town!!
If I was Catholic, I would say "nun".
You are my most favoured disciple :biggrin1:
Looks like I'm the only one, so far...Any others?
None of the above.
I hold you in some regard also, JA.:smile:
Also, the abyss isn't what it used to be.