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Why can't we chose our religion?

Rational_Thinker9119
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1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.
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1/21/2014 2:25:28 PM
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At 1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.

But that is what people do. Are we making excuses to be ignorant again. =)
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1/21/2014 4:10:00 PM
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At 1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.

It would really mess with the demographics page. People would be putting stuff like "Jesus" and whatnot. There is an option for other, and you can specify in the belief section of your profile.
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1/21/2014 4:54:17 PM
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At 1/21/2014 4:10:00 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
There is an option for other, and you can specify in the belief section of your profile.
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1/21/2014 6:11:01 PM
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At 1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.

Like which ones?
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1/21/2014 9:26:07 PM
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At 1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.

You mean panentheist?
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1/21/2014 9:32:11 PM
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At 1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.

Because this is America, b*tch. You have freedom to choose... From a list.
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1/22/2014 6:27:41 AM
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At 1/21/2014 6:18:57 PM, fuckthepolice wrote:
You do not choose your religion; your parents choose it for you.

I laughed.
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1/22/2014 12:50:32 PM
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At 1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.

They use MySQL and associate every religion with a number. This way if I chose a religion other people chose, you can browse through that religion and see all the members, including me. It is doable to leave it to you to write your religion, but then it would be very difficult to data-mine or put members of the same religion in one page.
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1/25/2014 1:57:01 AM
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At 1/21/2014 9:26:07 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.

You mean panentheist?

Or something like that. It is pretty sad when I'm not an agnostic, yet, agnosticism is the closet thing to my views that i can chose from, yet, it is way off.

We should be allowed to type in our own positions. It is insulting that the person who runs this site thinks he has covered all basis with his sh*tty list of religions. I should be able to type in my own religion.
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1/25/2014 9:26:39 AM
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At 1/25/2014 1:57:01 AM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
At 1/21/2014 9:26:07 PM, zmikecuber wrote:
At 1/21/2014 2:09:40 PM, Rational_Thinker9119 wrote:
Why is there a list of religions but many important ones are missing? We should be able to type our religion, or position, not chose from a lackluster list of options.

You mean panentheist?

Or something like that. It is pretty sad when I'm not an agnostic, yet, agnosticism is the closet thing to my views that i can chose from, yet, it is way off.

We should be allowed to type in our own positions. It is insulting that the person who runs this site thinks he has covered all basis with his sh*tty list of religions. I should be able to type in my own religion.

I suppose the best you could do is switch it to other and then describe it under beliefs or about or something...
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1/25/2014 12:31:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 1/21/2014 4:03:11 PM, Mysterious_Stranger wrote:
It would almost certainly be abused by people.
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1/25/2014 1:36:16 PM
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At 1/21/2014 4:03:11 PM, Mysterious_Stranger wrote:
It would almost certainly be abused by people.

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