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How much does religion impact day-to-day life?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ria815303, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Ria815303

    Ria815303 New Member

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    Hey all,
    I am doing a project for my cultural anthropology class about the impact religion has on day to day life. I believe that religion has a significant impact on every aspect of life. To prove my theory, I am conducting a survey to see how much a persons religion impacts their general life. I would love if you would be able to take my 2-3 minute survey about religion; information on any and every religion is needed! The link to the survey can be found below.
    Thank you so much,
    Ria
    Religious Identification and its Involvment Within Daily Life Survey
     
  2. YmirGF

    YmirGF Bodhisattva

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    Loved how question 9 has two Strongly Agree's. Hehe. Holy skewed data, Batman! :oops:
     
  3. Tumah

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    Strongly Agree.
     
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  4. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I'm not sure what you meant by the word 'intervene'. I could interpret as 'interfere' or 'inform'.

    Do your religious beliefs (or lack of religious beliefs) intervene with your minor decisions?
     
  5. David T

    David T Well-Known Member
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    Start with your class. What is the first modern Alma mater? What is the Alma mater and what does that term mean through the ages and today? If you want to know start with that. Otherwise it's illusionary to ask outside of that, like your classes are somehow magically independent or objective, they aren't unless you're a creationist of kind.
     
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  6. RedDragon94

    RedDragon94 Agnostic Bible Reader

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    I think it depends on the religion of choice. Jews and Muslims are affected daily by their religion, while Christian may or may not even think about their religion throughout the day.

    I didn't take the survey, btw. :D
     
  7. URAVIP2ME

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    I find that there are people affiliated with a religion but do Not necessarily consider what the 1st-century teachings of Christ have to say with their moral choices. So, for what I observe a lot of what they do is ' lip service '.
    Religion should be a person's life style and Not something on the side.
    For me that would be the life style and behavior actions within the teachings of Christ Jesus.
     
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    If I may take the liberty to inject ' so-called ' Christians (Christendom) may not think about their religion throughout the day. Just as recorded in Matthew chapter 7 that MANY would come 'in Jesus' name ' but prove false.
     
  9. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    Just a comment. This will be a *wildly* inaccurate study for two obvious reasons:

    1) the people taking it are self-selected, which will incline to those where religion affects their lives, and

    2) the author of the study has a particular viewpoint to be proved, as opposed to an open investigation to see where the evidence takes them.

    It would be much better if you found ways of wording your questions that fit into the style of the answers (disagree---agree). For example, asking how often something happens doesn't work with an agree---disagree format.
     
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  10. Hubert Farnsworth

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    Since I"m not religious I didn't respond to your survey. But it really depends on the religion. In the US, Muslims, Mormons, orthodox Jews, some strong Catholics, as well as Pentecostals/"Charismatic" Christians tend to be the most religious. But many mainline Protestants don't act much different than atheists.
     
  11. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    For me daily. I do go stretches when its not on my mind, for weeks or months even. But thats because I try to make it my lifestyle, and fail miserable usually, but I try.
     
  12. It Aint Necessarily So

    It Aint Necessarily So Well-Known Member
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    Tunneling out of Christianity led to a different worldview (secular humanism, naturalism, rational skepticism, empiricism), different values, a different method for deciding truth, and a completely different life since I made the change in school days until now in retirement.

    Religion no longer has any effect in my life unless you count what I have learned observing its effects on others and formulating a coherent naturalistic philosophy by formulating arguments against it. I give my charitable contributions to the needy now instead of churches, I spend no time studying the Bible, I got my Sunday mornings and evenings back, I no longer spend time reading the Bible, and enjoy many other benefits of distancing myself from Christian theology.

    Perhaps the following will give you an idea how that transition benefited me, and how little religion affects me now more so than your survey, which I took:

    [1] Hope for man and the world. When I was a Christian, I thought we were all goners. It was always the end times, and we were all praying for Jesus to come again and destroy the earth. But now, I know that it is possible that man can go on until he evolves into something better, and then again.

    [2] Freedom from bondage caused by the fear of damnation. Freedom from fear of hell. Freedom from fear of Satan. Freedom from fear of demons and devils. Freedom from fear of my own thoughts. Freedom from the belief that I may be forced to remain conscious for much more than trillions of years no matter how boring or unpleasant existence becomes.

    [3] Freedom from the illusion of being constantly watched by an angry, judgmental, authoritarian, smiting, prudish overlord.

    [4] When a cute little doe-eyed girl dies of leukemia sometime later today (and one will somewhere), you'll have the comfort of knowing that it was just rotten luck, and not something caused by or allowed to happen by any ghost.

    [5] Respect for mankind, life, earth and the universe. Christianity teaches that animals are soulless meat bags to be exploited as man sees fit, and man a constitutionally diseased creature. Then it teaches that the whole material world including earth is made of a base substance - matter - which is only transitory. Christianity demeans mankind enough to make the phrase "the flesh" derogatory, and the material world enough to make the word "worldly" an insult.

    [6] Freedom from an intellectual system that despises science and erudition, and robs the victim of the sense of the sense of mystery, grandeur, awe and connection that a scientific education entails. "We are stardust. We are golden. We are billion year old carbon."

    [7] Freedom from an ethic that defines love in terms of torture and crucifixion, or a pardon from eternal torment by an infinitely evil devil created by an allegedly loving god. The moral structure is deformed: Faith, obedience, worship and piety are not virtues. Autonomy is a virtue, not submission. Becoming educated in the liberal arts is a virtue, not learning the Bible. Courage is a virtue, not meekness, Christianity has no use for most of those.

    [8] Respect for mankind. Christianity teaches that man is unworthy, inherently flawed, retched, unworthy, worthy of punishment from birth, lucky to be tolerated by the god, and that his societies are to be shunned and despised. Christianity demeans man and his societies enough to make the phrases "the flesh" and "the world" insults.

    [9] As suggested above, relief from thousands of hours spent in churches, praying, and reading the bible. I have learned much more reading unknown numbers of better books than that one. I had a nice Sunday morning today walking into the village with my wife and a third friend to enjoy breakfast in the plaza and pick up some DVDs while others were in the chapel doing what people in churches do on Sunday mornings. What's that worth?
     
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