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How many of you believe or do not believe in God?

Postby VeganLu » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:29 pm

I am an atheist, and I have met other vegans who are also.
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Postby VeganLu » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:30 pm

I set up a Poll about the above posting I made, but I guess I did it wrong. What else is new?

I hope I don't get kicked out of the forum for starting this new topic?
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Re: Poll

Postby The Duke » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:38 pm

Lucia Delia wrote:I set up a Poll about the above posting I made, but I guess I did it wrong. What else is new?

I hope I don't get kicked out of the forum for starting this new topic?


You generally only get kicked off VF if you threaten to kill a VF member or one of their family.

I neither believe nor not believe. It seems a complete waste of time worrying about it.

I just live as well as I can.
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Re: Poll

Postby Konstantin » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:34 pm

I believe in God, but not in the sense of a personality who 'made the world' and has an ongoing awareness as he sits on a cloud. Some of the Hindus believe in an impersonal God, which is more like a force, (eg nature), and I'm more along those lines. It can be criticised as vague, but it works for me. Hinduism generally is great, but I'm mostly into it for the press ups and squats.

Atheism seems common among vegans, especially on this board.

The Duke wrote:I neither believe nor not believe. It seems a complete waste of time worrying about it. I just live as well as I can.


Makes a lot of sense IMO.
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Postby dublin dave » Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:38 pm

Atheist
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Postby BlueRose » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:30 pm

My response: which one?

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Postby Hiking Fox » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:20 pm

There have been a few threads about religious beliefs already, with a couple having polls.

The general feedback last time I looked seems to be that the vast majority of VF members are either staunch atheists, casual atheists, or agnostics.

Some of the rest identify as pagan/wiccan, some vaguely spiritual, and some deliberately have no take on the subject. I think one or two people have said they are Christian similar number Jewish, but no Hindus, Sikhs or Muslims to my recollection.
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Postby Gelert » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:45 pm

Apparently I'm a closet Buddhist.
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Postby SpugFab » Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:45 pm

Hiking Fox wrote:The general feedback last time I looked seems to be that the vast majority of VF members are either staunch atheists, casual atheists, or agnostics.

The vast majority of people on internet forums are atheists.

The main reason for this is that religious types tend to have real-world friendships fostered through weekly meetings involving tea, biscuits and communal singing. There is no direct atheist equivalent*, which relegates them to casting about in the bowels of the world wide web for conversation.

*unless you take tea and biscuits to a football match
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Re: Poll

Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:21 pm

The Duke wrote:You generally only get kicked off VF if you threaten to kill a VF member or one of their family.

I neither believe nor not believe. It seems a complete waste of time worrying about it.

I just live as well as I can.


I'm gonna kill your family Duke!!

Oh, and I agree with what ya said. I figure God has a 50/50 of being there, and there is no way to really know either way, so why worry about it?
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Postby skoptic » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:24 pm

Agnostic :evil:
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Postby thestoatyone » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:27 pm

I'm sceptical agnostic; I figure if there is a God or Gods, they'd be something along the Spinozan pantheistic line. (Something like what Kon sed)

But I reckon the chances of that are vanishingly small, from my point of view...
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Re: Poll

Postby The Duke » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:34 pm

Fallen_Horse wrote:I'm gonna kill your family Duke!!


Okay.
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Postby asmallplanet » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:09 am

Agnostic in that we can't prove they do or don't exist. Yet I don't think reason is the best final arbiter all the time. Faith can be very useful and can provide enough reasons to believe, whether with religion or with trusting our friends, or ourselves.
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Postby fredrikw » Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:16 am

atheist, no doubt whatsoever.

faith has nothing to do with proofs, that's why we call it 'faith' or 'beliefs'. the reason I'm atheist is that I don't believe in god, a higher power, or whatever you want to call it, and of course I'm not basing this on a proof that there are none, I just don't believe in it.
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