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Featured What Is Your Religion?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Left Coast, Jan 13, 2022 at 10:05 PM.

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What Is Your Religion?

This poll will close on Feb 12, 2022 at 10:05 PM.
  1. Buddhism

    4 vote(s)
    5.8%
  2. Christianity

    12 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. Hinduism

    12 vote(s)
    17.4%
  4. Islam

    4 vote(s)
    5.8%
  5. Judaism

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  6. Neopaganism

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. None/Agnostic/Atheist

    14 vote(s)
    20.3%
  8. Other (Please Specify)

    18 vote(s)
    26.1%
  1. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein I'm not deaf, I'm just a real bad listener
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    Columbus, OH has a vast array of religious groups here. We have a huge diversity of churches here - from backwater fundie Protestant churches (there was a Puritan church here I recall seeing, too), megachurches, tons of Catholic parishes, old mainline Protestant and Episcopal churches, liberal and LGBT churches, to a surprising array of Orthodox churches (Oriental and Eastern Orthodox, and we have a Greek Orthodox cathedral here), Buddhist temples, a bunch of mosques (Somalis have basically taken over the area I grew up in here), a Spiritualist church, UU churches, Mormon churches, a few Jewish synagogues, Pagan meeting places, etc. But we also have a large immigrant community from places all over the world and it's not weird to hear people speaking a bunch of languages from all over the world at any moment. I certainly do at work. It's a weird city for its diversity, especially for the Midwest.

    As for organized atheists, I'm not sure. They would exist here, too, probably at OSU. Lol. I've still never met a Baha'i irl, though. :D
     
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  2. JustGeorge

    JustGeorge Retired Ruler
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    You know, me either!
     
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  3. oldbadger

    oldbadger Skanky Old Mongrel!

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    Deist.... a kind of Pan-Deist, I suppose.
     
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  4. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Non-debating member when I can help myself

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    Too small for you, eh? That happens a lot for us.
     
  5. Rival

    Rival Divine Adoratrice of Amun
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    Heka
    Kemetic Pagan.
     
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  6. mangalavara

    mangalavara Verified Account ✔
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    This is a very nice thread, and I love seeing what everyone wrote. I've been a Hindu since March 2021. In my spiritual life, I often find myself turning to Viṣṇu as the Supreme Being, and I enjoy knowing him as Rāma. I would call myself a Vaiṣṇava (a follower of Viṣṇu), but I have too many shortcomings.
     
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  7. loverofhumanity

    loverofhumanity Well-Known Member
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    Hindus never cease to amaze me. We have this Hindu friend who is the wife of a local GP and she often drops in with bread, chocolates and just to see if we are ok. And a nephew overseas just got a job in a chemist owned by a Hindu and he is treated so, so well.

    My Hindu friends are such kind, loving and humble people and so pure hearted.
     
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  8. loverofhumanity

    loverofhumanity Well-Known Member
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    Very glad to meet you.
     
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  9. Sedim Haba

    Sedim Haba Senile Member

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    Other. See my label. Really REALLY 'other'
     
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  10. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    There's one of those temples near me. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Buddhism.
     
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  12. RestlessSoul

    RestlessSoul Well-Known Member

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    Catholic zen Buddhist this morning, mostly.
     
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  13. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    Well, this morning. Grumpy old man hitting some posters with words to the effect of that big thing between your ears is there to learn to think. Now since you claim you can do it, I hold you responsible to that standard, because you claim you can. Yeah, that is not nice, I know. ;) :)
     
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  14. RestlessSoul

    RestlessSoul Well-Known Member

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    Well, the actively thinking mind, being closely linked to the ego, is not the highest self. Indeed, it can be a barrier to true realisation.

    The condition of no-mind, not thinking but being, is a nobler aspiration sometimes, than the desire to understand. Getting mind, body and spirit in harmony, that is the best trick, I believe.
     
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  15. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    Aspiration is a barrier to no-mind. 15 all. :p
     
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  16. RestlessSoul

    RestlessSoul Well-Known Member

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    Tennis with neither ball nor racket. Now that's pretty zen
     
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  17. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    At the time i checked there were 10 None/Agnostic/Atheist. Leading in the options. But all othere options are religious so that makes 24 identifying as religious.

    So no need for the ritual stuff (pretty please ;-)
     
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  18. Sirona

    Sirona Hindu Wannabe

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    Namaste,

    I'm a Hindu; leaning towards Hare Krishna :)
     
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  19. Ashoka

    Ashoka Om Namah Shivaya

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    Hinduism, the Shaiva denom.
     
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  20. KenS

    KenS Face to face with my Father
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    The fire of the Holy Ghost! :)
     
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