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View Poll Results: Which of these best describes YOUR religious views?
Christian - Protestant/non-Catholic 82 37.61%
Christian - Catholic 25 11.47%
Muslim 17 7.80%
Hindu 1 0.46%
Jewish 3 1.38%
Buddhist/Taoist 6 2.75%
Wiccan/Pagan 13 5.96%
Atheist/Agnostic/non-religious 28 12.84%
Other 36 16.51%
Christian 7 3.21%
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:37 PM
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Asalaamu alaikum,

I am a newly reverted Muslim. *we use the term "revert", because we believe ALL things and ppl are originally Muslim...Muslim meaning "one who submits their will to Allah", and by the nature of how the tree grows, how the sun rises/sets, etc, it all follows the command of Allah; even our own bodies submit to Allah's will...the way the cells reproduce, the blood flows, etc...so, we are simply "reverting" back to what we were originally born as.*
I certainly support your right to believe as you do, but for me *personally* I respectfully disagree.

Life would be SO much easier if we were all to submit to God's will.
However, the God I serve and believe in gave each one of us free will...and it gets me in trouble every time!
God doesn't want a bunch of lemming followers, He desires us to submit to His will by choice. Just like, I don't want my husband to be with me because I went through this nightmare with him; I want him to be with me because he loves me. (Did that make sense? )

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I certainly support your right to believe as you do, but for me *personally* I respectfully disagree.

Life would be SO much easier if we were all to submit to God's will.
However, the God I serve and believe in gave each one of us free will...and it gets me in trouble every time!
God doesn't want a bunch of lemming followers, He desires us to submit to His will by choice. Just like, I don't want my husband to be with me because I went through this nightmare with him; I want him to be with me because he loves me. (Did that make sense? )

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No offense meant, but I think you misunderstood what I posted. I'm not saying that we're all a bunch of blind followers...simply that, even if a person does not believe in God/Allah (SWT), their body still submits to Him in the way it functions according to His will. We still believe Allah (SWT) gave us free will to choose what we want to do/believe...but we have no control over how our blood flows, how our lungs expand, etc...that is all how Allah (SWT) has commanded it and is not under our control.
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I certainly support your right to believe as you do, but for me *personally* I respectfully disagree.

Life would be SO much easier if we were all to submit to God's will. However, the God I serve and believe in gave each one of us free will...and it gets me in trouble every time! God doesn't want a bunch of lemming followers, He desires us to submit to His will by choice. Just like, I don't want my husband to be with me because I went through this nightmare with him; I want him to be with me because he loves me. (Did that make sense? ) yup!

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haha, free will is something else, for sure.
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No offense meant, but I think you misunderstood what I posted. I'm not saying that we're all a bunch of blind followers...simply that, even if a person does not believe in God/Allah (SWT), their body still submits to Him in the way it functions according to His will. We still believe Allah (SWT) gave us free will to choose what we want to do/believe...but we have no control over how our blood flows, how our lungs expand, etc...that is all how Allah (SWT) has commanded it and is not under our control.
No offense taken and you're right, I did misunderstand. We agree that the sun continues to shine because of the Maker, as does the moon come up in the evening. No matter how hard "we" (mankind) try, we can never understand, appreciate or change what He set into place.
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I am Catholic! I don't follow completely 100% but I do follow the Catholic Faith and attend mass. There is always something so calming about mass. Honey bunny is just finding what his beliefs are, so he hasn't really decided yet but he is definitely christian. This is a neat thread! I like getting to hear about different kinds of religions!
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It is so refreshing to see people discuss their unique belief systems without the animosity and arguing that usually takes place when discussing this subject.

I firmly believe in God and believe He is much More than I can even begin to comprehend. Far be it from me to put Him in my own "definition" and believe that that's all there is to it.

I've been learning and growing in Faith for 21 years now, and I pray that my journey only gets richer and my Blessings more Abundant!

May you also be Blessed in your travels, wherever they may take you~
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Raised Catholic, thats Irish Catholic, somehow this made a difference to my Grandmother.
I do not practice, I consider it more of a tradition.
My choice of thinking follows Science of Mind (Ernest Holmes). Positive thinking, everything we do it a habit.
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Over the course of the last year, I have found that I am Universal Unitarian (and apparently always have been, just did not know it was there.)
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I am a Christian, but unfortunately it is not in the survey list. Christian non-Protestant, non-Catholic, non-organized religion which dictates how we worship the Lord or attempts to influence how we vote. Organized religion has done more harm than good in driving real Christians out of the church. Read "Bad News Religion" to see this.
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like PhilB I didnt like the choices... I put other... only because I am what everyone says Christian...but I want to add.. I am a blood-bought, born-again, Spirit-filled child of the Lord God Almighty. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. Forever.

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I am Christian, I believe that Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and Savior. I've studied so many religions and I do like them all, because I believe they all are the same thing just a different path. But babes is a 5 percenter or Nation of Gods and Earths so we are an interesting mix.
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I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Yep, I'm Mormon! I don't know what I'd do without the Church... it's brought a lot of blessings!
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I am too a free thinker...have studied every form of religion and non religion lol. I follow no words or no one blindly. I am 43 and at the end of it all I found the most truths in Christianity.

I struggle with surrender and the blind faith it demands...do to my mental process...but I feel with all my heart it is the ultimate goal for the good of all men and women. And because I did not follow a path blindly but by educated reasoned thought provoked decision making ...it demands respect.

God gave us freedom of choice and thought...so we could choose his path enlightened to full fill his work and be wondrous vessels of his Love.


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What is the difference between a solitary practicing witch and the other ones? I've never met a witch before, and I'm very happy to meet one!

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I call myself spiritual, but I don't follow any common religion. I believe in energy and the stars.
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I'm an ex-Christian that used Paganism as a stepping stone and am now pretty much non-religious. I do believe in some form of higher power, even if that is only the Universe itself, but do not believe it has much to do with us or that we must worship it in any way. My husband is also ex-Christian, though from a different denomination than I was raised it, but we were both in the same homeschooling community and that is how we met at 11 years old. He is Wiccan and was the high priest for his coven in prison until he moved out of DOC into a halfway house. He is now back in DOC because he had too much anxiety on the outside and failed to complete his assignments.

Our families' beliefs and the way we were raised (including a belief that could have potentially stolen 15 years of our lives together) are the reason we are no longer Christians.
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My love and I met because of our shared interest in Norse/ Germanic paganism. He is actually an ordained Gothi (Asatru priest). He is also a left- hand path practitioner. My own spiritual practice tends to be land- based and strongly nature- based. Together, he and study Norse lore and the runes as well as northern European shamanic practices. I have learned so much from my Gothi, the love of my life!
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