Without fighting with each other, what religion is everyone? Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Agnostic, Atheist?
What do you believe? Why do you believe what you believe? Place of worship? Parent influence?
Let's open a peaceful discussion, uniting everyone to fight world suck, eh?
I'm Buddhist, Theravada school to be specific....
My parents wanted me to be Christian, not sure what denomination exactly, but I think Lutheran. The concept of a 'god' never appealed to me.
I would say I'm a "negative explicit atheist", as per Wikipedia's definition (link). I didn't have a religious upbringing, and I haven't really felt a personal need for any sort of religion in my life. People may believe whatever they wish, and I will not try to convert anyone with my beliefs (or, in my case, lack thereof).
Science provides answers for me most of the time, and when it doesn't I don't mind not knowing, as Eistein said in the above post.
NB: Atheism is not a religion, it is offensive to label it so. Thank you :)
I am an atheist and I have no real reason to be so. My dad is agnostic and my mum is a deist. I have never believed in anything other than myself and I don't feel a need to. I love to learn as much as I can about religion and I want to do religious studies when I get to university. I try my hardest not to offend others, and plan to continue to do so. However, I would like to point out a common misconception. Atheism is not a religion, although I do have religious beliefs. This means that when everyone has a right to their own religious beliefs, and tolerance is expected, atheists are included individually. Some people think that it is offensive to perceive their gods, Allah and Yahweh, etc, as invalid and false. If this was in fact offensive, then I ask why it is not considered offensive of religious people believing in gods to Atheists? I just wish that people saw it as a two way street, and recognised that there should not be an automatic acceptance placed on religious beliefs if the religious beliefs of others are contradictory. Atheism is important to me in similar ways that people value religion, but above all I believe that for any form of religious peace to be obtained, a secular world must be fully grasped.
Eh, it meets three of the four criteria to be considered a religion, lacking only in ritual and tradition, although I've heard some people argue that happens occasionally too.
It's close enough to be included in a discussion of religious beliefs. It still holds to a creed and meets the other two criteria I can't remember at the moment.
I'm a Christian who basically agrees with the view of C.S. Lewis when it comes to Christiantiy. I go to a Presbyterian church, but I'll probably end up Orthodox.
I get to have...fun discussions with people there.
If I wasn't a Christian, I'd follow non-Mencian Confucianism, or Sufi Islam.
Same here XD