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LoonRadio  Apr 8, 2016 • 8:39:16pm

I suppose I could best be categorized as a “seeker.” I don’t really believe in God, but am too consumed with existential dread to rule it out completely.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 8, 2016 • 8:58:50pm

Great, I see I’m surrounded by heathens, but I already knew that. //

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CuriousLurker  Apr 8, 2016 • 9:02:04pm

You should’ve waited till tomorrow or Sunday for this one because the observant Jews like VB won’t be here till after sunset on Saturday.

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CriticalDragon1177  Apr 8, 2016 • 9:44:36pm

re: #3 CuriousLurker

You should’ve waited till tomorrow or Sunday for this one because the observant Jews like VB won’t be here till after sunset on Saturday.

Well she could show up later and participate.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 8, 2016 • 10:05:24pm

re: #4 CriticalDragon1177

Well she could show up later and participate.

Yeah, but I’m just thinking that by Saturday evening the polls might be pushed out of sight by other pages.

Hey b, if you’re reading you might want to add “(Part Three)” to this poll and “(Part One)” to the original. I know the other polls are also linked to in the “Recent Pages by b_sharp” list underneath each one, but I would suggest also mentioning & linking to the other two from your intro to each so people will be sure to see them (again, this will be especially important once one or more pages gets pushed down/off the list and they’re no longer visually grouped). Anyway, just my 2¢.

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Jayleia  Apr 9, 2016 • 1:39:57am

I guess I’m an atheist, though after watching what certain atheists do when they get on youtube or other social media, Imma gonna say agnostic.

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Rocky-in-Connecticut  Apr 9, 2016 • 5:37:58am

Yeah- how do you specify non-militant Atheist - the sort like me who doesn’t automatically condemn people for their faith? (As long as they don’t try and force everyone to follow their religion as well)

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Decatur Deb  Apr 9, 2016 • 5:39:52am

re: #7 Rocky-in-Connecticut

Yeah- how do you specify non-militant Atheist - the sort like me who doesn’t automatically condemn people for their faith? (As long as they don’t try and force everyone to follow their religion as well)

Sane.

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CriticalDragon1177  Apr 9, 2016 • 5:57:51am

re: #5 CuriousLurker

Yeah, but I’m just thinking that by Saturday evening the polls might be pushed out of sight by other pages.

Excellent point.

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Romantic Heretic  Apr 9, 2016 • 7:31:53am

re: #6 Jayleia

Same. Pretty much.

Mostly I’m agnostic because I don’t think the existence/non-existence of God (Allah to Zeus, take your pick) is an important question. I’ll find out soon enough.

Also, if there is a God I believe they’re an existentialist. They don’t care what you believe. They care how you act.

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calochortus  Apr 9, 2016 • 7:45:32am

re: #10 Romantic Heretic

Same. Pretty much.

Mostly I’m agnostic because I don’t think the existence/non-existence of God (Allah to Zeus, take your pick) is an important question. I’ll find out soon enough.

Also, if there is a God I believe they’re an existentialist. They don’t care what you believe. They care how you act.

Yeah, I waffled between atheist and agnostic (settling on the latter) because the definitions are variable. I fall into the “don’t believe, but I could change my mind if the evidence changes.” Also, I have no objections to other people’s beliefs as long as they don’t try to legislate it for all.

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b_sharp  Apr 9, 2016 • 7:51:15am

re: #3 CuriousLurker

You should’ve waited till tomorrow or Sunday for this one because the observant Jews like VB won’t be here till after sunset on Saturday.

The poll is active for a few days. They still have time.

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b_sharp  Apr 9, 2016 • 7:52:27am

re: #5 CuriousLurker

Yeah, but I’m just thinking that by Saturday evening the polls might be pushed out of sight by other pages.

Hey b, if you’re reading you might want to add “(Part Three)” to this poll and “(Part One)” to the original. I know the other polls are also linked to in the “Recent Pages by b_sharp” list underneath each one, but I would suggest also mentioning & linking to the other two from your intro to each so people will be sure to see them (again, this will be especially important once one or more pages gets pushed down/off the list and they’re no longer visually grouped). Anyway, just my 2¢.

Thanks CL, I knew I’d get some good advice from you.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 9, 2016 • 2:41:36pm

re: #13 b_sharp

Thanks CL, I knew I’d get some good advice from you.

You’re welcome!

The results here are the most interesting, IMO, in that the number of agnostics, atheists, and unaffiliated is much higher in comparison to believers in traditional religions than it is in the general population. According to a Pew study from 2015, about 70% of Americans are Christian, 23% are agnostic/atheist/unaffiliated, and 7% are of other “Non-Christian Faiths” (Jewish Muslim Buddhist, Hindu, etc.).

Here at LGF about 65.5% are agnostic/atheist/unaffiliated, 15.5% are Christian, and 19% are of other “Non-Christian Faiths” (Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc. with Judaism, at 13.8%, having representation that’s about 7x greater here than it has nationally, at 1.9%). Obviously, the actual numbers may be different since the poll is voluntary and not exactly scientific, but it’s still an interestingly atypical mix compared to the country at large.

I guess the Global Caliphate is going to have to wait a while longer, huh? //

One other thing: At 83.3%, LGF is up to 20 points whiter than the country at large (depending on how you define “white”—apparently there are at least three categories).

Looks like that white genocide plan isn’t working out either. *sigh* //

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CuriousLurker  Apr 9, 2016 • 2:55:17pm

BTW, here are some religion-related articles I came across at Pew that some of you lizards might find of interest:

February 12, 2016
Most presidents had specific Christian affiliations, but a few were not part of any church

January 6, 2016
A new estimate of the U.S. Muslim population

November 5, 2015
7 facts about atheists

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b_sharp  Apr 9, 2016 • 4:20:39pm

re: #14 CuriousLurker

You’re welcome!

The results here are the most interesting, IMO, in that the number of agnostics, atheists, and unaffiliated is much higher in comparison to believers in traditional religions than it is in the general population. According to a Pew study from 2015, about 70% of Americans are Christian, 23% are agnostic/atheist/unaffiliated, and 7% are of other “Non-Christian Faiths” (Jewish Muslim Buddhist, Hindu, etc.).

Here at LGF about 65.5% are agnostic/atheist/unaffiliated, 15.5% are Christian, and 19% are of other “Non-Christian Faiths” (Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc. with Judaism, at 13.8%, having representation that’s about 7x greater here than it has nationally, at 1.9%). Obviously, the actual numbers may be different since the poll is voluntary and not exactly scientific, but it’s still an interestingly atypical mix compared to the country at large.

I guess the Global Caliphate is going to have to wait a while longer, huh? //

One other thing: At 83.3%, LGF is up to 20 points whiter than the country at large (depending on how you define “white”—apparently there are at least three categories).

Looks like that white genocide plan isn’t working out either. *sigh* //

Thanks for doing my work for me.
;-D

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b_sharp  Apr 9, 2016 • 4:22:17pm

I’m having a bit of a time figuring out how to do a political poll when allowed only a single poll per post. Any ideas?

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CuriousLurker  Apr 9, 2016 • 7:11:01pm

re: #17 b_sharp

I got nuthin’—maybe ask Charles?

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Apr 9, 2016 • 7:14:17pm

re: #18 CuriousLurker

Hey, have you voted on the poll?

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CuriousLurker  Apr 9, 2016 • 7:31:33pm

re: #19 Ziggy_TARDIS

Yes, I’m apparently the lone Muslim who has. I voted in all of them.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Apr 9, 2016 • 7:38:32pm

re: #20 CuriousLurker

I voted Muslim too. Why is it only showing one vote?

Edit: So, apparrently, I hit the “Show” button, instead of the “Vote” Button.

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CuriousLurker  Apr 9, 2016 • 8:25:43pm

re: #21 Ziggy_TARDIS

There are at east two others that I know of, Dr Lizardo & electrotek. “Hey you guys, get over here and represent!”

Sheesh. //

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William Lewis  Apr 10, 2016 • 1:00:30am

Episcopalian, which is to say quite liberal mainstream Christianity. Catholic ritual with protestant theology but stopping far short of our fundamentalist friends.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 10, 2016 • 1:57:24pm

I’m atheist, with my usual admonition that it’s not a religious affiliation or belief system.

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b_sharp  Apr 10, 2016 • 2:17:55pm

re: #24 Blind Frog Belly White

I’m atheist, with my usual admonition that it’s not a religious affiliation or belief system.

True, but it has everything to do with religion, and it is part of your broader system of beliefs in as much as that system includes everything you’ve come to a conclusion about.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 10, 2016 • 2:31:01pm

re: #25 b_sharp

True, but it has everything to do with religion, and it is part of your broader system of beliefs in as much as that system includes everything you’ve come to a conclusion about.

Don’t agree. Presence of a god or gods is a unifying principle for a belief system. Absence of same is not, or at least not necessarily.

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b_sharp  Apr 10, 2016 • 2:37:11pm

re: #26 Blind Frog Belly White

Don’t agree. Presence of a god or gods is a unifying principle for a belief system. Absence of same is not, or at least not necessarily.

You’re talking about an organized belief system, I’m not. You have a collection of ideas that you conclude has some basis in reality. That you disbelieve a god exists is part of that collection.

I’m making a distinction between a belief system as used by theists & a simple collection of conclusions you’ve made.

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Grunthos the Flatulent  Apr 10, 2016 • 3:03:51pm

Was going to comment in the first poll (ethnicity) and changed my mind, but now I see you’ve included Hinduism as a response here, while “Indian” was absent from the first poll.


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