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Are you religious?
Yes I follow a religion. 33%  33%  [ 13 ]
Yes, I consider myself to belong to a religion but I don't actively follow it. 10%  10%  [ 4 ]
No, I'm not religious but would like to be. 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
No, I'm an atheist. 46%  46%  [ 18 ]
I follow a religion but I don't really believe. 5%  5%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 39

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01 Aug 2012, 8:13 am

I have never known a religious person with AS. I'm sure they exist, but I find it completely impossible to believe in a God. I would like to be able to, people seem to feel better when they follow a religion, it gives them hope and morals and promises a good life after death, as long as you can follow the rules. But I am curious, do people with AS generally find it more difficult to believe in a God? Is it because we tend to follow logic rather than emotion? What do you think?



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01 Aug 2012, 8:14 am

(Thread moved from Autism discussion to the fire pit of hell... erm... I mean PPR)



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01 Aug 2012, 10:28 am

I have my own religion. It's complicated. I normally say I'm an atheist. :lol:



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01 Aug 2012, 10:38 am

Nonperson wrote:
I have my own religion. It's complicated. I normally say I'm an atheist. :lol:


Hey me too! :P

I'm a spiritual scientific atheist Zen Buddhist Vedantist without beliefs! :P - But nobody understands that.



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01 Aug 2012, 11:32 am

I'm a syncretic polytheist; but not really, it's just an imaginary mode I use. If I go for a walk late at night, I pray to Tezcatlipoca; if I'm in some sort of verbal confrontation (with bureaucracy for instance) I think of Eris; stuff like that. Just mental imagery, really.



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01 Aug 2012, 11:52 am

No I don't have a religion purely for the fact it would go against some of my principles.



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01 Aug 2012, 11:55 am

As atheism is a belief about the supernatural that can't be proven, atheism should be counted as a religion.



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01 Aug 2012, 12:05 pm

YippySkippy wrote:
As atheism is a belief about the supernatural that can't be proven, atheism should be counted as a religion.


No, it is a lack of belief.



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01 Aug 2012, 12:09 pm

YippySkippy wrote:
As atheism is a belief about the supernatural that can't be proven, atheism should be counted as a religion.


Atheism is as much a religion as transparent is a colour.



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01 Aug 2012, 12:29 pm

a·the·ism   [ey-thee-iz-uhm]
noun
1. the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
2. disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.



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01 Aug 2012, 12:54 pm

I'm meandering all over the place spiritually. I kind of like Buddhism as a guide to a way of living(undecided on Reincarnation though it's a fascinating idea). I have started exploring Taoism and picked up a copy of the Tao Te Ching. I find some of the verses in there interesting.

I've also been interested in Pandeism(or Pantheism?) and equating the Universe as God, though this would be an impersonal God. Or a Clockwork Universe God. This kind of makes me think of my still limited exposure to the idea of Tao.

In short maybe I'm just Agnostic.


Eventually I'm interested in learning more about Humanism.



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01 Aug 2012, 1:06 pm

I'm Catholic. I do believe in God and in no ways am I perfect but I try to "follow" it as best as I can.



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01 Aug 2012, 1:23 pm

I've decided to make up my own gods and worship them.

Kaetho—Sky god. Born from creation. (Destroyed)
Vego—God of Justice and slaves. Born from creation.
Thantos—God of the Underworld and the dead. Born from creation.
Shato—God of love. Son of Thantos and Egro.
Egro—God of the elements. Born from creation.
Hagro—God of war and slaughter. Born from creation.



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01 Aug 2012, 1:53 pm

I was rasied Roman Catholic but I never believed a word of that nonsense. I stopped attending mass at 17 and then tried various other religions in college inclusing Islam, Judiaism, Deism plus the various forms of paganism.

I agree with many of the precepts of Buddhism, but I consider myself an Atheist who supports Secular Humanism.



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01 Aug 2012, 3:08 pm

Born and raised Catholic but Atheist from birth. Fortunately my love of ancient history, reading and attention to detail when combined with the will to as awkward questions soon got me out.


This pretty well summed it up for me - Father Ted "Tentacles of Doom" 1996

Bishop Facks: So, Father. Do you ever have any doubts about the religious life? Is your faith ever tested? Anything you would be worried about? Any doubts you've been having about any aspects of belief? Anything like that?
Father Dougal McGuire: Well, you know the way God made us all, right? And he's looking down at us from heaven and everything?
Bishop Facks: Uh-huh.
Father Dougal McGuire: And then his son came down and saved everyone and all that?
Bishop Facks: Yes.
Father Dougal McGuire: And when we die we're all going to go to heaven?
Bishop Facks: Yes. What about it?
Father Dougal McGuire: Well, that's the bit I have trouble with.



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01 Aug 2012, 3:17 pm

Stoic/Christian Deist.


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