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What Is Your Religion or Worldview?

What is your religion or worldview?


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YoursTrue

Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)
Yeah, you have a given belief in a given God. I have a different faith in another God. But I don't claim it is true or with evidence. I accept I have nothing but faith. And accept you do it differently. But I don't judge you or me in the name of God. Now what about you?
I'm not sure what you mean anyway. I don't judge the personal outcome of anyone, and I put my trust and faith in God. Here is something( for you to read and ponder over.
(Job 34:10-12) Therefore listen to me, O men of understanding.
Far be it from God to do wrong, and from the Almighty to act unjustly.
11For according to a man’s deeds He repays him; according to a man’s ways He brings consequences.
12Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedly, and the Almighty does not pervert justice.
 

mikkel_the_dane

My own religion
I'm not sure what you mean anyway. I don't judge the personal outcome of anyone, and I put my trust and faith in God. Here is something( for you to read and ponder over.
(Job 34:10-12) Therefore listen to me, O men of understanding.
Far be it from God to do wrong, and from the Almighty to act unjustly.
11For according to a man’s deeds He repays him; according to a man’s ways He brings consequences.
12Indeed, it is true that God does not act wickedly, and the Almighty does not pervert justice.

No, God just judge all humans. So in practice what is right and wrong according to God, as you have faith in that and God?
 

YoursTrue

Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)
No, God just judge all humans. So in practice what is right and wrong according to God, as you have faith in that and God?
All I can say that explains that the God over all decides right from wrong. That is what happened with Adam and Eve and the tree of knowledge representing the right to decide good and evil.
 

YoursTrue

Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)
WHY should I have to prove anything? None of the claimants before me were required to prove that they were authentic!
Just to mention that Moses had a bit of a problem "proving" his standing with God both before the Israelites and Pharaoh. Perhaps you remember that?
 

Aupmanyav

Be your own guru
So let's just say that IF there is a God in the possible hypotheses, it could be up to Him to reach you.
No God in my hypothesis and none has reached me till now, not even the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Just to mention that Moses had a bit of a problem "proving" his standing with God both before the Israelites and Pharaoh.
Yeah, then as well as now, after a few messengers from God, evidence of existence of any God or Goddess is singularly absent.
And what is the evidence for Moses himself?
"According to the official Torah commentary for Conservative Judaism, it is irrelevant if the historical Moses existed, calling him "the folkloristic, national hero". .. Jan Assmann argues that it cannot be known if Moses ever lived because there are no traces of him outside tradition."
 
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Tychos14

New Member
Hello everybody, a very interesting discussion so far. I am a Christian in culture, upbringing and practices, though my studies and practice of various overlapping topics such as astronomy, astrology, Hermeticism, Gnosticism and others, has led me to believe it likely that all monotheist religions to be cult evolutions on the former pantheon based religions of Before Christ, specifically the (relatively) more recent Greek and Roman interpretations of the planets and their function. I believe that the monotheistic religions primarily worship a single 'planet' as we now call them, as well as the Sun and the Moon - these formerly know as the Gods - hence why there are so many overlapping characteristics and attributes between archetypal Gods throughout the ages and across cultures and continents, including the 'monotheistic' religions. In this context I would argue that in regards to Christianity, the pagan beliefs said to have been adopted ad hoc are in fact foundational, especially in regards to the spring equinox (Easter) and winter solstice (Christmas), and the Gods in the books of old and new testament being so different because they are referring to different planets of almost opposing character (Old Testament - Saturn, New Testament - Jupiter).

I would be interested in discussing this further, perhaps this is not the thread for it. Thanks for reading and see you around on the forum.
 

robocop (actually)

Well-Known Member
Premium Member
I apologize in advance if your religion isn't listed, as the software limits polls to ten choices. I did my best to name the most widely practiced.

If your religion, belief system, or worldview is not listed, feel free to select 'other' and post below. Also, there are many religions or traditions that fall under the the umbrella term in the poll, so feel free to be as specific as you like.

Also, this poll will not close, so if your beliefs evolve and you wish to change your affiliation, you are free to do so.
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I've been in other religions before. I've seriously considered many relgions.
 

benrubixcubed

New Member
I apologize in advance if your religion isn't listed, as the software limits polls to ten choices. I did my best to name the most widely practiced.

If your religion, belief system, or worldview is not listed, feel free to select 'other' and post below. Also, there are many religions or traditions that fall under the the umbrella term in the poll, so feel free to be as specific as you like.

Also, this poll will not close, so if your beliefs evolve and you wish to change your affiliation, you are free to do so.
I apologize in advance if your religion isn't listed, as the software limits polls to ten choices. I did my best to name the most widely practiced.

If your religion, belief system, or worldview is not listed, feel free to select 'other' and post below. Also, there are many religions or traditions that fall under the the umbrella term in the poll, so feel free to be as specific as you like.

Also, this poll will not close, so if your beliefs evolve and you wish to change your affiliation, you are free to do so.
Hello I’m an agnostic. I am not an atheist or a theist. I understand that people feel differently about this, but I only accept the academic and scientific standards behind our doxastic attitudes. This is how I understand it.

There are 3 doxastic attitudes one can have to the question do gods exist and 1 non-doxastic attitude.

Atheism disbelief (stronger belief in a falsehood)

Theism belief (holding to a truth)

Agnosticism the suspension of
belief/judgment (intentional conscious unbelief)

And the only non-doxastic attitude of Implicit negative atheism or the absence of belief(unintentional unconscious unbelief)

Absent of both atheism and theism

(n)(a)theism

(babies the mentally incapable and the isolated from religious concepts)

Modern Western atheism is disbelief in all supernatural. Modern atheists are not gnostic. Gnosticism is a form of Christianity. That is like saying everyone is a form of Catholicism. Agnosticism comes from the Greek word gnostos meaning known and Gnosticism comes the Greek word gnosis meaning divine mystical esoteric knowledge. They are opposites but not on the same spectrum. There is no such thing as a gnostic atheist as no atheist claimed divine mystical esoteric knowledge beyond scientific understanding (supernatural)

To say you are an agnostic atheist is redundant because you are already claiming to know in some form that gods do not exist. The same goes for an agnostic theist. They already claim to know in some form that gods exist. Gnostic theism would refer back to gnosticism which hasn’t been practiced since the 2nd century.

Modern western contemporary atheism is disbelief. Disbelief is the distinct doxastic attitude that holds firmer to a negation or falseness than belief alone. Disbelief is a stronger form of belief.

No disbelief doesn’t mean lack of belief..

Disbelief is a doxastic attitude.

Lack of belief doesn’t even mean the absence of belief.

It means insufficient belief. Implying some form of belief but not sufficient for the proposition. It also implies a need. You would need a quantifier Like total lack of belief to even loosely mean the absence of belief. This still implies a need. I don’t lack things I don’t need.. My beliefs are not inadequate, deficient, insufficient, missing, without, or anything else that implies a need, desire, or state of mind for anything different.

Lack of belief is only when one religion uses it as a slur against another. Everyone is an atheist by that definition from the view of an opposing god.

For instance Christian’s were called atheists by pagans for their lack of belief in the sanctioned gods of Rome.

Christian’s have called Buddhists/Taoist/Confucianists/Janists…ect… atheist for their lack of belief in deities but belief in other supernatural mystical powers and an afterlife.

Now modern atheists are in the position to call agnostics in their own right atheist for their lack of disbelief or “fence sitting”…

Lack of belief itself doesn’t mean the absence of belief or atheism would simply be defined as that..

An example of this would be… If it took 7 beliefs/gods to get into heaven and I only had 6 beliefs/gods… Do I have the absence of beliefs or do I have lack of belief?

I don’t think your beliefs are lacking anything.

I don’t think my beliefs are lacking anything.

I don’t think your beliefs are missing anything.

I don’t think your beliefs are deficient, insufficient, inadequate, or anything that would insinuate that I have made a judgment on it in anyway.

I am agnostic. My doxastic attitude is the suspension of judgment. I do not wish to place a judgement on your beliefs.

Babies, the mentally incapable, and the isolated from modern religions are what is called a negative atheist (implicit)

They are not adherents to atheism.

They are negative of or (without) atheism or theism.

Negative of atheism which is not theism.

(n)(a)theism

Negative atheism is unconscious unbelief while agnosticism is conscious unbelief.

Both disbelief and unbelief are forms of non-belief, but disbelief is not unbelief.

Like how tortoises are distinct from turtles but all tortoises are turtles.

A tortoise is both a non-turtle and a turtle depending on the classification.

Disbelief is only a form of non-belief because it is distinct from belief. Disbelief addresses a falseness while belief addresses a truth. Disbelief is also a stronger form of belief. It holds firmer to a negation or falseness than belief alone.

For instance if you opened your bank account and seen that someone deposited a million dollars you would be in disbelief and believe firmer that isn’t accurate or right.

For example If I disagree with you I don’t have the absence of agreement. I agree with something else more firmly that you don’t agree with.

Same with disbelief.. Disbelievers don’t have the absence of belief they believe in a negation more firmly……

The problem is that certain atheist are wrongly trying to convince people that a colloquial use and psychological sense definition of the word atheism should be used instead of a more appropriately and scientifically well placed definition accepted by academia, the science of linguistics, etymology, and understood doxastic attitudes.

This is like demanding that biology accept a guy dressed as a rat for his psychological sense definition and colloquial usage.. instead of a small mammal that is in the rodent family..

Asking science for scientific evidence of the existence of a supernatural god is an oxymoron as the definition of supernatural is beyond scientific understanding.

Atheism is a claim and appeal to the natural world that rejects any supernatural.

Atheism and religion are closed systems based on proof not evidence.

Science is an open belief system that is based on evidence not proof.
Science deals with nature as it exists and it’s currency is evidence.
Proof only exists in closed systems like math, logic, and religion. These are axiomatic systems not scientific. As science is used to discover and these systems are completed.
Disbelief is a stronger more distinct form of belief in a negation or falseness.

If I disagree with you I do not have the absence of agreement or lack agreement. I agree with another proposition MORE firmly than the one presented.

If something is disassembled it is actually assembled in a different state. For instance in a pile, scattered across the room, or neatly in a box. Unassembled is never having been assembled or prepared to be assembled.

Even as an agnostic I have the suspension of belief and that is just actually the belief that nothing is known or can be known..
 

SalixIncendium

अग्निविलोवनन्दः
Staff member
Premium Member
There are 3 doxastic attitudes one can have to the question do gods exist and 1 non-doxastic attitude.

Atheism disbelief (stronger belief in a falsehood)

Theism belief (holding to a truth)

Agnosticism the suspension of
belief/judgment (intentional conscious unbelief)
There are 4 actually. You left out transtheism.
 

Saint Frankenstein

From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!
Premium Member
I've been merrily worshiping Odin, Thor, etc. and just following my innate animism for a couple of months now after realizing that I'm wasting my time with Christianity, and I've been pretty content. I just haven't felt the need to announce it to the world.
 

We Never Know

No Slack
I apologize in advance if your religion isn't listed, as the software limits polls to ten choices. I did my best to name the most widely practiced.

If your religion, belief system, or worldview is not listed, feel free to select 'other' and post below. Also, there are many religions or traditions that fall under the the umbrella term in the poll, so feel free to be as specific as you like.

Also, this poll will not close, so if your beliefs evolve and you wish to change your affiliation, you are free to do so.

I voted other. Living is the longest thing any of us will ever do. Enjoy it, learn from it, and make the best of it while seeking happiness no matter of religion or not.
 
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