ANSWERS: 100
  • Methodist. As a matter of tradition and respect for my parents. Also, to provide a framework for morals for my children who are 4 and 2. I've not been a true believer since I was 6, but think the church is a powerful positive force.
  • I don't follow any religion. I don't believe in any god. I find the fact that so many people blindly follow the bible, a book that was written by men, as the "word of god", hard to comprehend. How people can just believe some invisible, all-knowing, ever-existent being created everything baffles me. Then, when you ask some of them a question, they quote something from this book instead of thinking for themselves... It isn't everyone, but a few of the very religious people I've known can't accept that other people don't believe the same as them. They can't stop trying to "save" me, and others, from a fate that we don't believe in. I don't even bring the topic up! I prefer not to talk about religion at all. I think we are all entitled to our own personal beliefs, and that we should accept that other people have different ones. Faith in any religion shouldn't keep you from knowing and respecting the faiths (or lacks of faith) of other people, and it shouldn't influence EVERY conversation you have with them! I hate that I can't have a conversation with some people without them quoting something from the bible, or bringing up god, or whatever. I'm glad your faith gives you strength, but I don't really care what the bible has to say on the subject. If I've asked YOU a question, I want YOUR answer, not a bible quote. If I wanted the bible's answer, I can look it up myself. I do have a copy. If you believe the same as the bible, then fine, but talk to me in your own words! Think about what the bible says, and form it into your own thoughts and tell me about it that way. Don't just quote it like some mindless drone... I don't want to bash religion in general, because I do have many people in my life that I love that would consider themselves a believer in certain religions, and not everyone takes it to that far end of religious craziness. I just have a hard time understanding and respecting the choice to take religion as far as some people take it. It shouldn't affect your ability to think for yourself or relate to others.
    • pugwashjw65
      an awful lot about what you consider nothing.
  • I am an atheist. I just can't believe that there is a god. I went to several different churches trying to figure this out when I was young and listened to various sermons. While I was listening, I just kept thinking to myself "How do they know what they're saying is true? How do they know that the bible isn't just a story someone made up? Where's the proof?" Nothing I heard could prove this to me. I just can't do blind faith without question. Christianity teaches not to question faith and that always made me wonder why I shouldn't. Why don't they want you to question? Because it's not true? Probably. Having some greater being up in the heavens controlling everything just does'nt make sense to me.
    • pugwashjw65
      Several different Eh !...you missed one...jw.org
  • I don't follow a religion... I'm a Christian, meaning I am "a little like Christ" or "a small copy of Christ". My relationship is with the Son of God, Jesus Christ. It's a personal, private and everlasting friendship between God and his creation, through the ONLY WAY, God's ONLY son, Jesus. He suffered and died for my sins, and on the third day he rose to victory over this world and it's ruler. Jesus has given anyone who believes in Him, eternal life. It's not about a book, or a series of books. It's not about a building and going to it every Sunday. It's not about jumping and shouting and singing and carrying a Bible under the arm all the time. It's not about blaming others for my problems. It's not about blaming the Devil for everything I do wrong. It's not about doing this or that forcibly and without meaning or true devotion. It's not about repeating some silly prayers in public. It's not about kneeling towards a stupid rock at a certain time of day. It's not about visiting people door to door, bothering my neighbors when they're trying to rest on a weekend. It's not about making people think I'm some form of Holy person. It's not about thinking I know it all because I read the Bible. It's not about not reading other books other THAN the Bible. It's not about not listening to Heavy Metal music, or thinking every song that doesn't mention Jesus is Satanic. It's not about thinking that now that I've received Jesus in my heart I can do whatever I wish and still get to heaven. Religion is SO MANY of the things I've mentioned.. Yet it has NOTHING to do with true Faith. It IS about thinking on my own and taking into account science and knowledge, history and eye witness accounts. It IS about reflecting on my life and understanding that the complexity of the universe if far too vast for things to have just come together by random chance. It IS about knowing that one single strand of DNA has more wisdom embedded than can be summed up in all the books on the planet. This, cannot be random and that there was, IS and always will be a Grand Designer. My Faith comes from believing what I've not seen, it comes from the empowerment Jesus gave all that believe in Him. It's not about religion.. it's about LIFE.
    • pugwashjw65
      If Jesus was obedient to the scriptures...up to his time...the OT...a true Christian would also be obedient to the scriptures AFTER Jesus... the NT... And this...(Acts 5:42) And every day in the temple and from house to house they continued without letup teaching and declaring the good news about the Christ, Jesus. And only one group worldwide does this.
  • I am Wiccan. I believe in mother nature, & the forces she controls. I believe this way because it is the only thing in my life that has proven to "be there".
    • pugwashjw65
      Jehovah God IS mother nature... (Genesis 1:1) In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  • I'm Buddhist (Zen style). Buddhism isn't really about beliefs, its about resolving the core issues that cause life to have unnecessary suffering and dissatisfaction. When my mother died, I became intensely interested in religions and studied all the major ones with great interest. Its all I wanted to talk about for about 2 years, I think I annoyed everyone in my life with the subject. At the end of this burst of study, it seemed to me that Buddhism was the clear winner in terms of matching up with my own experience of life. It didn't require me to put my brain through strange contortions to accept ideas which were at odds with established modern knowledge, and it dealt effectively with all of the "big questions" I had wondered about since childhood. As time has passed and my practice and understanding have deepened, I am increasingly convinced that this was a great choice.
  • I'm Wiccan. This belief system is what fills my spiritual needs. It fits my views of Deity. Wicca is about SEEKING truth and answers, about revering what is around us and recognizing that the divine permeates everything, about addressing personal weakness, shortcomings, biases, and becoming as balanced, whole, and compassionate person as you can be. It is about learning to care for yourself and others. If I run into evidence that doesn't support my beliefs or refutes them, I simply REVISE them, grow, and move on. Wicca borrows heavily from Hindu and Buddhist religious philosophy; however, we blend from many faiths those aspects that work well, and leave the rest. I follow the Egyptian pantheon, but am not an Egyptian reconstructionalist. Wicca works better for me because also allows me to incorporate newer knowledge in a way that is spiritually meaningful while also allowing me to drop certain things that do not work (caste system, flat earth, etc). "If you take [a copy of] the Christian Bible and put it out in the wind and the rain, soon the paper on which the words are printed will disintegrate and the words will be gone. Our bible IS the wind and the rain." Herbalist Carol McGrath as told to her by a Native-American woman. ***For anyone rating me down because of my beliefs (as has happened to ALL of the answers out here)...I guess you believe your Deity/God failed at sufficiently punishing me for my beliefs, so you have to do it yourself and correct His/Her mistakes. (And, apparently, someone still thinks he/she knows better than I do what my religion is and why.)***
  • Athiest to the core! I think my mum thinks that I am rebelling against my upbringing (most of my family is Irish Catholic, or at least protestant). She thinks I'm a goth too, but if you all met me, you'd see that I am as far away from that as possible! Anyway, I don't follow a religion because I don't believe in them, simple as that. I also don't want to follow. If I don't agree with every aspect of a religion (i.e. if I find it prejudice, discriminative etc.) why should I follow it to the letter? Why support it if there are things I don't believe in? I don't know if any religion is right, but I prefer to believe in the people, not some God I will never believe in. So hello Jesi! (Oh and go ahead you religous people who hate this answer, rate it down. Go ahead! I don't give a damn what you think, It's my belief not yours, and no belief should be judged less than another)
  • I can't say I'm atheist, because I have seen too many who almost make a religion out of not believing in any god. But I don't see any of the major religions that screams to me that it holds the same views that I hold. Buddhism or Unitarian Universalism are probably the closest, but still fall short in some areas. I guess I would require proof of the veracity of a religion to follow it, and that negates the faith part of the religion. That's why I can't bring myself to support any religion - religion is the ultimate paradox.
  • I am a spiritualist. Now the first question I usually get when I tell someone this is what is the difference between religion and spirituality? Religion is an organized way to have a relationship with God(s). Most religions tell you what to do and what not to do. Spirituality is about having your own rules about how to have a relationship with God. It is up to people to decide which path suits them. I do believe in God. I also believe in Jesus, Moses, Mohamed, Buddha ect. ect. I take what I want from the religions that I am learning about and leave the rest. I firmly believe that everyone has the right to believe any way that choose too. However I am thrilled when I find someone who is willing to talk with me about different religions with an open mind and w/o getting angry or defensive. I am a work in progress and just like I don't have the same beliefs as a few years ago, I probably won't have the same beliefs in a few years.
  • Firstly, I would like to thank all of you who have answered and will answer.... Secondly, as for me...Athiest. Why? Hell, why not? I spent years believing in God but the problem was I had no idea what I actually believed in. That was the worst part about it, no one could actually tell me anything about. Sure they could say, "It is about excepting God into your heart"...What the hell does that mean. So as I actually matured I came to realize that I really didn't have faith. I became very interested in History and started to actually explore religions. I came to the conclusion they were all pretty closely related. They all similar views and they all had the same evidence...none. I am sorry but I am just a person who likes proof. Another thing I hated about religion, more specifically christianity, was the fact that everyone was fake(or at least the majority.) Most of the congregation were just there to secure their spot in the mythical everlasting paradice that is heaven. A man was explained faith to me with an analogy involving a tight rope walker... "Once there was a tight rope walker who was going to preform a most dangerous stunt by walking on a thin wire between two of the highest buildings in the city. Everyone was cheering and said they believed in him. The man walked across and was successful. Then the man stated that he was going to do the stunt again but this time he was going to take a wheel barrel with a person in it. Again everyone cheered him on saying he could do it and that they believed in him; however, when he asked for a volunteer no one stepped up." In a nut shell this is the majority of, so called, people of "faith." They loved to cheer on their religion but when it comes down to it, none of them have enough faith to take a chance based on faith....Athieism suits me..it is me. Religion and the thought of these mythical super beings which everyone believes in as a security blanket is definately not for me. P.S. If I offended anyone it was not my intetion and I apologize.
  • I am a 'born again' Methodist. I can honestly say that because these answers were of our personal beliefs I did not rate any down. But notice that the 'non-believers' rate my answers down all the time and they complain more than anybody about the practice against them. I thank God everyday that He wanted us to be individuals and not robots, otherwise we would all have the same beliefs, feelings, and such. I believe in the Bible, it is the Word of God. Yes, it has been interpreted by man but it is God Breathed. I have faith, and have asked many questions and thankfully never been rebuked about them. I'm sorry for those who have been told not to ask questions, how else can one learn if questions cannot be asked? God Bless all out there, I do love Answerbag.com!! <:))))<><
  • I'm a born again Missionary Baptist believer because: 1. Baptist believe in the whole Bible and accept nothing but the Bible as their guide in matters of Faith and practice. 2. Baptist believe in one Lord, one Faith and one Baptism. 3. Baptist believe salvation is wholly of God and that we are saved by Grace not by works. 4. Christ, the Head of the Church and the only begotten son of God; both accepted and requested Baptism at the hand of John the Baptist. 5. Baptist promote the rights of the individual. First, we may seek God for ourselves, Second, everyone must repent for himself, Third, everyone must confess for himself. and Fourth, everyone must answer to God for himself. 6. Baptist accept the Church ordinances ordered by Jesus Christ; Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 7. Baptist believe that salvation of God is eternal. 8. Baptist believe in the second coming of Christ, the immortality of the human soul, the resurrection of the body and the final judgement of a just God.
  • I don't have religious beliefs. I have never been able to get beyond things I perceive as contradictions in the religions I have studied. My core values are reason, accountability, love, integrity, passion and truth and I strive to perfect those in my life. My values prohibit having a god upon which I would dump responsibility or look to for salvation from my own actions. I don't know whether there is any life beyond death so I try to live every moment of this life to the fullest. I am atheist by definition but I don't formally align myself with other atheists because that DOES turn it into a religion of sorts. I joyfully celebrate my beloved family and friends on Christmas because I get that week off. I celebrate Thanksgiving as a tribute to those who have gone before me and provided me with the opportunities I started life with. Edit to Flynn444: I know that atheism is not a religion. The point I was trying to make (apparently poorly) is that I don't have a need to gather with other atheists for reinforcement of my convictions. This "fellowship" is a common activity in most religions, thus my phrase a "religion OF SORTS".
  • Whats a religion? oh well... i smoke and god talks. Don't believe me, I've even seen a orange unicorn.
  • So here's a late response (I was off the grid, sorry): I think religion gets a bad rap. The root of the word (Latin "religio") means "to bind together", and the best definition I like is "that which joins the parts with the whole". Religion is about wholeness: its about realizing and expressing wholeness in life. None of us is separate from humanity, none of us is separate from the environment, from the ecosystem, from the infinitely interwoven complexity of life and natural process. And if there is a God in the traditional sense, we aren't separate from him/her/it either. But there's a problem with humans: we keep getting caught up in believing that we are separate little isolated packages of "self", and that makes us behave in selfish, unhealthy, and destructive ways. Religion is about undoing this nuttiness and awakening to our relationship with the whole. Different religions have different ways of talking about this "redemption": the reclamation of the part by the whole. Ultimately, true religion isn't about accepting a lot of superstitions or standing up for a complex set of ideology, its about being yourself in the truest sense -- which is connected to everyone else and everything else. I think you can be an atheist and still be religious: if you have an intuition of the interconnectedness of everything, or even just a conceptual understanding of the connections that science discovers, that's a kind of "religio". (Carl Sagan is an example of such a religious atheist. Maybe I'll come up with a live example after closing the browser :-) Just don't use it to beat people up with, please.
  • To my friends and nieghbors, I'm an athiest, nut I'm secretly a satanist.
  • I'm an atheist. But I like the term "compassionate atheist" seeing as so many people seem to confuse the term "atheist" with the term "nihilist" (when they have nothing to do with each other) In a sense I accept that there is some remote possibility that there could be a God or gods of some description, but only in the sense that I accept that anything is a possibility. I mean, maybe there's a god, maybe there's a big blue monkey, maybe there's a small supernatural hooversucking up souls, we don't know do we? Why should there especially be a God any more than anything else? In practice it makes more sense to me, seeing as we don't know, to live as if there isn't a God, seeing as I've no reason to suspect that there is one, and even if there was, I'd have no way of comprehending him/her/it/gfkl. I do have a strong moral code, and to an extent I consider myself a humanist, because I have a lot of faith in the worth of humanity and the importance of compassion and that we should do everything possible to relieve suffering. I guess I like to believe in goodness for its own sake, and not as part of some deal with a creator that paves our way to an afterlife. If you're doing good for the sake of your own soul- how good is that, really?
  • I am Hindu, as are my family.
  • its a tossup for me between satanism and christianity. both the sigil of baphomet and the crucifix are pretty sweet looking symbols; i cant decide which one looks better.
  • I'm LDS (or Mormon, for those of you who like the derogatory term). This is for several reasons. We don't trash other churches and say they're going to hell just because they're not us. We don't drink or smoke because it damages families (firsthand experience speaking). We believe that at least some people of every religion are going to Heaven, and some people of every religion are going to be cast into Outer Darkness (we really don't believe in a "hell" per se). We believe that faith and works go hand-in-hand in determining your eternal outcome. If it was solely faith-based, think of it this way: even Satan believes in Christ. We believe that children are innocent. Baptising a baby just doesn't make much sense to me. We have more than 12 million people in this one single church, worldwide. My life has drastically changed for the better since my family joined (8 years ago). It's not a bucket of peaches, but I shudder to think of what I'd be like if those missionaries hadn't come along...
  • I am spiritual first, born Hindu converted to Christianity second. It took me 20 yrs to make this informed decision and found out for me the religion is nothing else than having personal relationship with God. Why did I choose Christainity when I as a Hindu believed in Mesiah, Lord Buddha, Prophet Mohd, Gurunanak Sahib, and many others? Here is my reasoning: Hindu believes it is your Dharma (duty) and Karma (deeds) can save you and bring you salvation. As Hindu I followed all I could do and still lived in pain. I questioned if God is the God is claims to be then why am I suffering? did not find answer to my quest... Looked for answers in Islam: which said I was the slave of God and I must hate anyone who does not believe in Allah... could not hate ppl those did not believe in God... coz I still loved them regardless.. Looked for answers in Buddhism: it said Nirvana is possible by controlling your desires... deny your needs and you will be happy.... could not live without desires... Thus came to church: Jesus said: -Love one another as I loved you -I am the God not only of believers, but also of pagans -Hate the sin, not the sinner -It is not my Karmas or Dharmas that will save me, but His mercy alone (if I have to be judged by my Karmas, than I have fallen short of His expectations) -I am Child of God, not His slave (I will sit next to Him, not on His feet in heaven) -Love your enemies, pray for them and bless for them, coz it is not my friends, but my enemies those have brought me closer to my relationship with God. -Have desires, but in moderation.. live modestly and enjoy life... As of now, I cannot pray like Christians do, but I sit in awe in His presence and have a wonderful talk with Him daily... that is the only religion I follow....
  • I grew up being taught the Bible and was a Bible believing person for most of my life. Now I want to think about things before I decide I want to continue to follow this book. I agree with a lot written in it, but I don't consider myself a Christian and I don't consider myself as following any religion.....
  • Lutheran Christian
  • I was born, baptized, raised and confirmed Lutheran. In my last few years of high school I discovered Taoism and realized it rung far truer with my inner Truth than Christianity ever did. In college I was introduced to Wicca. Much of what I felt closest to in Taoism I also found in Wicca, like strong personal responsibility as well as a closeness to others I had been craving, that Taoism didn't provide me. I fell upon Wicca with a ravenous hunger for knowledge, something I wish I had had when in school! I was initiated as a High Priest of the God and Goddess a few years later. Seeking out more knowledge of the Mysteries and the forces that help shape the universe, I found myself being drawn to Ceremonial Magick. I was initiated into the local Ordo Templi Orientis, which is a contemporary of Alister Crowley and the Golden Dawn. From here I studied Theosophy and Kabbalah. This eventually left me still wanting more than what I could find within the OTO. I withdrew from practicing all religion and sort of just dropped out of searching for my spirituality for a few years. I started feeling lost and wandering empty through life, so I began thinking back to what I had always been most drawn to: Taoism. But, after all I had seen and had been a part of in other religions and belief structures, I was still a little lost here too. This, I think naturally, led me to Zen Buddhism. I have felt closest to this way of thinking, more so than to anything else I had been a part of. From my parents religion of Luthranism, to the Wicca that grounded my life while exalting my spirit, to the cerebral and ego-boosting high of Ceremonial Magick, to the logical and rational Taoist philosophy. This being said, I still cannot call myself a true Buddhist. While a lot of my personal beliefs coincide with Buddhist thought, I find the that some of them still smack too much like dogmatic teaching. For instance, I do not believe in an afterlife of eternal bliss, or damnation for that matter, nor do I believe that this world is for suffering. I think I align most closely with secular humanism, which I find, for the most part, to be very similar to Buddhism, at least for me. I still study religions for the wisdoms and insight they offer and to better understand the many people of the world. I just don't think that any of them lead to my Truth. Of course, this could all change in the future... as it has so often in my past!
  • Anglo-Catholic Episcopalian. I love the beauty of the Anglican tradition, with its liturgy, prayer book and church year.
  • Judaism
  • Don't have one, don't need one.
  • United Methodist
  • Searching...........
  • Catholic Christian
  • I don't have one and I don't feel that to be spiritual, or even share many of the same beliefs as those who "have a religion," one needs to join an "organized" religious group.
  • Zen Buddhist.
  • Science. What so greater a religion than the pursuit of knowledge? - Then if God is all knowing, and we are made in his image, should it not be the greatest human desire to honor his perfect creation, to become as knowledgeable and wise as he through this image?
  • I suspect that I'm an atheist, but officially I call myself an agnostic because what do I know?
  • I'm a Roman Catholic.
  • Judiasm, here he here he. Reformist Judiasm, actually (the morals, the holidays, the beliefs, but with bacon)
  • Christian Jehovah's Witness
  • evangelical missionary
  • Born Baha'i. I guess I'm more agnostic but I hate that term since I really am not searching for my beliefs. I am fairly set in them.
  • ELCA Lutheran
  • No religion offers empirical evidence, much less proof, of its validity. Therefore I can only conclude that ALL religions are equally true.
  • My religion was born into me. As soon as I was conscious enough, my faith decided for me what I believed. My beliefs made me who I am and I can be no other. I'm a Scientist and that is religious enough for me.
  • I am a Christian. Nuff said.
  • I am eclectic in a religious sense. Mostly i'm of wiccan roots, but i'm searching through different religions, but right now i'm taking little parts from lots of different religions and saying, 'I believe in that.'
  • i'm a christian (=
  • evangelical
  • My Dad was Jewish and my Mom Irish Catholic, so with that said, we were put in the middle of both and it was not pleasant. So now I dont consider myself religious or having a religion, I am very spiritual and still pray to God.
  • Atheist. Started as a Christian and have moved away from it due to personal soul searching and research on Philosophy and Religion.
  • I'm a Baha'i. Google it if you feel curious.
  • I'm a weak Agnostic with Muslim leanings.
  • I am a Christian!!!
  • I am strong agnostic - I believe the existence or non existence of a God are beyond the understanding of ourselves as human beings. For those of you who don't know the difference, Weak agnostics believe that currently the existence or non existence of a God are beyond our understanding whereas Strong agnostics such as myself believe that the existence of non existence of a God will always be beyond our understanding. To learn more about agnosticism visit wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnostic
  • I'm Wiccan (Isian tradition).
  • I do not claim an organized religion. I lean more to Buddhism than anything else if pressed to give a religion.
  • I'm a Satanist. Not a lot of people understand the religion. Whenever I mention it on AnswerBag, people flip out. By the way, Satanism is an atheistic religion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanism EDIT: There are some people who understand it. lol
  • Unitarian Universalist We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every person...
  • I am a Christian. I grew up in a Christian family, but Baptist is the denomination. As an adult I have tried other denominations, but am a Baptist by choice now not just because that's what church we went to growing up.
  • I am Jewish.
  • CHRISTIAN BABY!!!
  • Atheism. I used to be a christian, but i got tired of never receiving answers. I got tired of my pastor telling me what was evil then i was the bad one when i disagreed. the bible is an amazing book, dont get me wrong, but some things i can not believe.
  • Lead, follow or get out of the way. My beliefs are my own and none of your affair.
  • I am totally religion free! I like to stay by my own beliefs, and I think the bible and all that is plain rubbish! (No offense if you love the bible and all that)
  • Pseudo-Discordianism with Taoist twist.
  • I don't have a religion, but my moms christian & my dads catholic.
  • Atheist
  • Roman Catholic.
  • Serbian Orthodox
  • I don't have one.
  • Roman Catholic
  • presently none. raised roman catholic, haven't been since i was about 14. currently studying wicca. who knows where this will lead.
  • While most people would categorize me as a Christian, I don't like being categorized with people like Jerry Falwell. I consider myself a follower of Christ.
  • I am both Jewish and atheist. I am Jewish because my mother is Jewish. I am atheist because I do not believe in the existance of a god.
  • I have no relgion. I have no god. I am an atheist. I have chosen this path because, after observing the world and various relgions, I came to the conclusion that relgion and god were both illogical.
  • I practice Zen Buddhism. This choice was the result of years of study and exploration of world religions, talking to many people, and annoying all of my friends and family by turning every conversation to the topic of religion for about 2 years. I've gotten over that obsession, fortunately.
  • Wicca, because when I was confused about what I believed, Wicca seemed right to me. So after researching it and studying it, I believed it was right for me.
  • I'm a christian- Non- demonational- basically I have always been a christian ever since I was little and I can't imagine life any other way. You guys can rate me down- what ev. I say what i believe and if nessary I'll use words.
  • I have been called a Taoist Christian by my Buddhist friends. I know some are going to see that as a contradiction, but after studying both, it is quite possible. "Seriously, I've spent years of searching to reach this point. Both in religions and philosophies and within myself. I continue to learn and grow and I feel that I have learned much about myself, others and the world in general from this experience. I'm sure my journey isn't over yet." The reason above was more elequently put by teknimage. I have, with his permission, pasted it to my answer. Thanks, teknimage.
  • I am a Methhodist. <:))))<><
  • I follow no religion. I am a secular humanist (apologies to any and all aliens!) with Taoist and Buddhist leanings. I've tried not to lean too far though, for fear of falling. Seriously, I've spent years of searching to reach this point. Both in religions and philosophies and within myself. I continue to learn and grow and I feel that I have learned much about myself, others and the world in general from this experience. I'm sure my journey isn't over yet.
  • I'm both a Christian and a Kumeyaay Medicine Woman.
  • Roman Catholic, because that is what i was brought up in and although some of my churches dictates are not something I agree with it is still the closest to my beliefs. What other people believe is just as important to me. I have no interest in trying to convert or preach but I do have an interest in learning about what other faiths teach
  • non-denomination christian
  • Moslem
  • Moslem
  • I am a Hindu. I think I am odd in AB
  • Assembly of God,,,, or do you mean Christian?
  • I'm an Athiest, though, I don't think that's technically considered a religion.
  • I was baptised as a Catholic,being a tainning minister in an Orthodox Church and now i am an Atheist..i think
  • The 'cosmic all' (at-one-ment) as described by Einstein. The 'Oneness' as recognised by every religion and which is described in EVERY sacred text. .. Eistein notes that there are 3 stages of religious development .... In the first most primitive stage - fear evoked religion, ...fear of hunger, sickness, wild animals, and death. Early humans created rituals and sacrifice to secure the favor of illusory beings (gods) who controlled human affairs. In the second stage, increasing social organization led to a moral conception of God. This familiar God of Providence provided loving guidance, meted out deserved punishment, and offered the faithful everlasting life. Einstein notes that both of these stages of belief have 'human-like concepts of deity'. (personification) He rejected both anthropomorphism and personal immortality: "I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind we experience in ourselves. Neither can I or would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death...one life is enough for me." Much of humanity rises no higher than to the second stage of religious belief. Einstein described a third stage of spirituality which he called cosmic religious feeling. "The religious geniuses of all ages have been distinguished by this kind of religious feeling, which knows no dogma and no God conceived in man’s image...
  • i am a non practising roman catholic, i attend mass but i am an unmarried mother and i use contraception
  • I was raised Christian, but have been studying the Wiccan path for the last four months.
  • I have no religion for I'm an atheist. Science disproves theory after theory of the universe based upon the predication that there is a God and a spiritual realm. How many times do we have to disprove these theories before we throw out the entire predication? The universe came from pure energy or 'nothingness' as it has been referred to. When you deal with complex numbers in mathematics you can see that just because the thing itself cannot exist as we know it, doesn't mean that it can't be there! We simply do not know enough about the universes' beginnings to answer every question about their origins. Just because we don't know doesn't mean that it was out there by a superhuman being. Just like waves and the Sun, we couldn't explain them in the past but we can now, who's to say that we won't explain how the universe came to be n it's entirety in the future instead of attributing it to a 'god' of sum kind?
  • Roman Catholic
  • Catholic
  • Mormon and proud.... yes that does mean I am Christian.
  • raises catholic and now im just pretty much ...nothing.
  • I am a Christian. Christianity is my religion. There are three main sub-families of Christianity: Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox Among those, I am a Protestant Christian. Protestantism is brojken down into denominations and expressions. My denomination is Baptist (autonomy of the local church, priesthood of all believers, personal conversion, and baptism of believers by immersion). Among Baptists, there are oodles of affiliations and organizations for free association and mission work. My local, autonomous church freely affiliates with the SBC. But I am a Christian by religion (Tillich- religion = ultimate concern) and I share that faith with all the major families of Christianity.
  • I am a Nazarene Yisra'elite and I believe in the true Messiah and obey and follow Torah to the best I can!
  • I am a Nazarene Yisra'elite and I follow and obey the true Messiah and The Scriptures and Torah to the best I can!

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