Poll: Which religion do you follow

Judaism 1.8% (2)
Christianity 18.6% (21)
Islam 58.4% (66)
Other 6.2% (7)
None: Atheist 4.4% (5)
None: Not the religious type 10.6% (12)

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I am Armenian Apostolic. Our church is unique. We are separate from Orthodox, Catholic, and obviously Protestant churches. We are pretty much our own separate branch, that fall under the label "oriental orthodoxy" which includes just a handful of churches, most notably the Coptic Church and Assyrian.
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I am Greek Orthodox

Moso, there is armenian village in Syria named Kesab, very nice village
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kesab

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Rather a Neo Protestant one. Since 1054, in Europe the Church founded by Jesus Christ splitt and was divided in Eastern Church (also knew as Orthodox Church) and Western Church also knew as Catholic Church. At its turn the Catholic Church divided and became Protestant Curch and Catholic Church. Beginning with half of 18th century from Protestant Church separated groups of believers who became Neo Protestants, the most perfidious association of "christians". During all these times, the Catholic Church and Orthodox Curch (this last lesser) were penetrated by false believers of Jews nationality whose main objective was to seed confusion among christians, to preach false teachings, having nothing in common with the originary Church, with christian traditions and teachings.
That's funny because I'd need to see a source for that leap of logic.

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You know how the nervs and synapses in everyones brain contact together and how it looks like? Ok, now look at this picture, showing millions of Galaxies...

That`s an excellent picture! Looks just like a multipolar neuron found in the centeral nervous system! Very interesting indeed!

With your way of thinking, you are already  more than half way there to becoming a muslim!

Muslim`s believe that the universe and everything in it, is one. That is why we go to mecca and revolve around it, like the universe does, to signify unity among humans of many different races and positions.

In society, we are all cast based on our intellectual and material worth. In an ideal islamic society, we are all one and equal and each one person is just another `cell`of a greater being (society, universe) and therefore going to Mecca to perform pilgirmage, signifies the unity and equality among`st these different cells.

I however will not be doing this wonderful pilgrimage, due to my strong displeasure of al saud regime occupying Mecca.

Ya Ali, molla Ali (as)

"There is no wealth like knowledge, no poverty like ignorance" - Imam Ali (as)

"''melate ma neshan dade'ast ke be hadaf haye khod momen, va dar rahe on, ta nesar'e jaan eestade'ast.. chenin melati, az america va az hiiich ghodrati nemitars'ad, va be yaari'e khoda neshan khahad daad ke pirooz az on' e hagh, va momenan be hagh ast!"

- Rahbar'e moazzam'e Enghlab'e Islami Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

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With your way of thinking, you are already  more than half way there to becoming a muslim!


Maybe, i do this way of thinking since i was a little child. For me its normal  :think:
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Me like this statement

http://www.iranmilitaryforum.net/index.php?topic=19216.msg171013.#msg171013

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Maybe, i do this way of thinking since i was a little child. For me its normal  :think:

A friend of mine once said "we are all muslim" and in a lot of ways he's right, from the meaning of the word to how people will accept things once they understand the universe.

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Raised as Christian, but as of today I am agnostic theist. Cannot buy into these so called religions anymore.
“I searched for God among the Christians and on the Cross and therein I found Him not. I went into the ancient temples of idolatry; no trace of Him was there. I entered the mountain cave of Hira and then went as far as Qandhar but God I found not. With set purpose I fared to the summit of Mount Caucasus and found there only 'anqa's habitation. Then I directed my search to the Kaaba, the resort of old and young; God was not there even. Turning to philosophy I inquired about him from ibn Sina but found Him not within his range. I fared then to the scene of the Prophet's experience of a great divine manifestation only a "two bow-lengths' distance from him" but God was not there even in that exalted court. Finally, I looked into my own heart and there I saw Him; He was nowhere else.”
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Islam - Sunni ( Hanafi ) ... but never have discriminated between sects and never will .



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about the poll, just want to comment being unaligned does not necessarily make you atheist.

atheism is specifically a denial of the existence of a God and often supernatural forces by extension..

just because you don't belong to a religion doesn't mean you are atheist, you may still believe God exists or that there are supernatural forces at work in this universe.

this doesn't really apply to me in any way, just wanted to point this out.
"The sword is victorious over money, the master-will subdues again the plunderer-will. . . A power can be overthrown only by another power, not by a principle, and only one power that can confront money is left. Money is overthrown and abolished by blood. Life is alpha and omega . . . It is the fact of facts within the world-as-history."

- Oswald Spengler

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Yes; I am not Atheist for sure, on the contrary.


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It's interesting to see that understanding here of Christians and the Christian faith are just as muddled as understanding of Islam in the US.

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It's interesting to see that understanding here of Christians and the Christian faith are just as muddled as understanding of Islam in the US.


And your one-liner really helped clarify things!

EPLO carrying the burden of our ignorance



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It's interesting to see that understanding here of Christians and the Christian faith are just as muddled as understanding of Islam in the US.

Hmmm..Shouldn't you be more concerned about how Christianity has been twisted over the ages to suits ones comfort level than being concerned about the "understanding" of it the members have here on this forum ?

Todays christianity looks more like an underwear than a religion to me which can be easilly changed the way one wants.
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Who cares what a religion looks like? Only superficial ritualists. The core is the faith and the relationship between the person and god. The church, the mosque, the pope or the imam are nothing. Whether you cross your hands, kneel to the ground, rise or lower your eyes... irrelevant.

Hmmm..Shouldn't you be more concerned about how Christianity has been twisted over the ages to suits ones comfort level than being concerned about the "understanding" of it the members have here on this forum ?

Todays christianity looks more like an underwear than a religion to me which can be easilly changed the way one wants.

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I thought my point was concise. Christianity is fractured into sects, each believing they are the sole possessors of divine truth. Many militantly so. Some do wear their Christianity as you describe. I would say they are "cultural" Christians as opposed to religious Christians who take their Christianity personally.

Does not Islam suffer similarly?

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Who cares what a religion looks like? Only superficial ritualists....


You might not but not but millions around the world do..and to bad for you that guys like you are a very tiny minority..

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I thought my point was concise. Christianity is fractured into sects, each believing they are the sole possessors of divine truth. Many militantly so. Some do wear their Christianity as you describe. I would say they are "cultural" Christians as opposed to religious Christians who take their Christianity personally.

Does not Islam suffer similarly?

It is a human nature to disagree on even the most transperant things.but the point I am trying make here is that Islam will never goto a level where the definition of god itself is changed and been twisted in many ways the way christianity has done..like believeing jesus as son of god or as a god itself.

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It is a human nature to disagree on even the most transperant things.but the point I am trying make here is that Islam will never goto a level where the definition of god itself is changed and been twisted in many ways the way christianity has done..like believeing jesus as son of god or as a god itself.

Yes, it is human nature. Your comment, however, on changing the definition of God, goes back to my original point. Christianity has not "twisted" God's definition. I think all Christians agree on Christ's divinity, the Son of God in that he was God's manifestation in human form, sacrificed for all to redeem them from sin. Proving God's loving nature seeking to redeem all who will believe from their sins against Him.

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The world has been, is and will be full of superficial people who like to "be something" by playing by the book, be it religion, materialistic invidualism, following of some -ism.. And that´s their problem.

You might not but not but millions around the world do..and to bad for you that guys like you are a very tiny minority..

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Now you are making a perfectly valid point of view into a theological debate.

It is a human nature to disagree on even the most transperant things.but the point I am trying make here is that Islam will never goto a level where the definition of god itself is changed and been twisted in many ways the way christianity has done..like believeing jesus as son of god or as a god itself.

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The world has been, is and will be full of superficial people who like to "be something" by playing by the book, be it religion, materialistic invidualism, following of some -ism.. And that´s their problem.


But you do not seem to be an exception or providing any alternative..you to also seem to play by some kind of -ism...the so called...Atheism

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Yes, it is human nature. Your comment, however, on changing the definition of God, goes back to my original point. Christianity has not "twisted" God's definition. I think all Christians agree on Christ's divinity, the Son of God in that he was God's manifestation in human form, sacrificed for all to redeem them from sin. Proving God's loving nature seeking to redeem all who will believe from their sins against Him.



It's not just christians who beleive in jesus christ divinity.Majority of Muslims have faith and belief in jesus christ and virgin Mary.Its jews who hate jesus christ and in turn the christians have provided an unending support to them.

Now back to the original question.First believeing jesus christ as so called "son" of god is a much vibrant proof of twisting the definition of god itself which is despicable.Just imagine a god having a son.

So what would you say about a father who lets his "son" be tortured and killed so mercilessly ??

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I am not an atheist. I believe in god who is present everywhere and everything. I am not religious, but I am spiritual.

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
― Marcus Aurelius

The best religions have, is that they might offer guidance for people who try to find the right and good path. The same applies to prophets and philosophers.


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It's not just christians who beleive in jesus christ divinity.Majority of Muslims have faith and belief in jesus christ and virgin Mary.Its jews who hate jesus christ and in turn the christians have provided an unending support to them.

Now back to the original question.First believeing jesus christ as so called "son" of god is a much vibrant proof of twisting the definition of god itself which is despicable.Just imagine a god having a son.

So what would you say about a father who lets his "son" be tortured and killed so mercilessly ??

If most Muslims believe as you say, why are Christians persecuted throughout the Islamic world?

As to Christ being the Son of God, you are entitled to your beliefs and I, mine.

Christians believe that Christ's suffering was God's will to atone for the sin of mankind as the perfect sacrifice. Frankly, I'm hardly qualified to fathom the mind of God or to pass judgment upon his actions. You may feel you are, but I, certainly, am not.

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If most Muslims believe as you say, why are Christians persecuted throughout the Islamic world?

Now you are getting political here.Between where did you get that from ?? FOX news ??

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As to Christ being the Son of God, you are entitled to your beliefs and I, mine.

Its not about belief but more of a logic and for me none of the so called teachings of christianity adhere to that logic.

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Christians believe that Christ's suffering was God's will to atone for the sin of mankind as the perfect sacrifice. Frankly, I'm hardly qualified to fathom the mind of God or to pass judgment upon his actions. You may feel you are, but I, certainly, am not.

You totally sound like a missionary here with all that BS about jesus christ coming to atone sin of mankind and bla bla...

The reason jesus christ was sent on earth was to open our eyes to the fact that we humans are so disgusting and deplorable that we could even give pain and torture the most purest soul on heaven and earth for our wordly gains..

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