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JuliaD
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12/27/2010 12:18:51 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
We are planning to expand the religion choices to associate to your profile but need input from the community for which ones to add. If you have a specific religion in mind, please list in a response below.

Please try to keep it to a simple list for organization purposes - it will make it much easier for us to evaluate the suggestions.

Thanks!
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ChristianM
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12/27/2010 12:48:18 PM
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These should be included being major world religions and all...

Christianity: 2.1 billion
Islam: 1.5 billion
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion
Hinduism: 900 million
Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
Buddhism: 376 million
primal-indigenous: 300 million
African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
Sikhism: 23 million
Juche: 19 million
Spiritism: 15 million
Judaism: 14 million
Baha'i: 7 million
Jainism: 4.2 million
Shinto: 4 million
Cao Dai: 4 million
Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
Tenrikyo: 2 million
Neo-Paganism: 1 million
Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
Scientology: 500 thousand
ChristianM
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12/27/2010 12:50:04 PM
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At 12/27/2010 12:48:18 PM, usafkid1121 wrote:
These should be included being major world religions and all...

Christianity: 2.1 billion
Islam: 1.5 billion
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion
Hinduism: 900 million
Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
Buddhism: 376 million
primal-indigenous: 300 million
African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
Sikhism: 23 million
Juche: 19 million
Spiritism: 15 million
Judaism: 14 million
Baha'i: 7 million
Jainism: 4.2 million
Shinto: 4 million
Cao Dai: 4 million
Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
Tenrikyo: 2 million
Neo-Paganism: 1 million
Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
Scientology: 500 thousand

Confucianism
Shinto
Taoism
Bábism
Bahá'í Faith
Mandaeism
Manichaeism
Mazdakism
Yazdânism
Alevi
Yarsani
Yazidi
Zoroastrianism
Zurvanism
innomen
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12/27/2010 1:05:33 PM
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At 12/27/2010 12:48:18 PM, usafkid1121 wrote:
These should be included being major world religions and all...

Christianity: 2.1 billion
Islam: 1.5 billion
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist: 1.1 billion
Hinduism: 900 million
Chinese traditional religion: 394 million
Buddhism: 376 million
primal-indigenous: 300 million
African Traditional & Diasporic: 100 million
Sikhism: 23 million
Juche: 19 million
Spiritism: 15 million
Judaism: 14 million
Baha'i: 7 million
Jainism: 4.2 million
Shinto: 4 million
Cao Dai: 4 million
Zoroastrianism: 2.6 million
Tenrikyo: 2 million
Neo-Paganism: 1 million
Unitarian-Universalism: 800 thousand
Rastafarianism: 600 thousand
Scientology: 500 thousand

There are hundreds within Christianity alone, although i am comfortable with just Catholic and Protestant, but i doubt others would be.
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12/27/2010 1:22:10 PM
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At 12/27/2010 1:20:40 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
The Christian list is fine, keep it as it is. You may add coptic orthodox though, it's a big church.

Really? Where?
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12/27/2010 1:26:41 PM
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At 12/27/2010 1:25:13 PM, Mirza wrote:
Start by removing Amish...

Probably a good idea. Although a religion that is increases it's membership year over year by significant amounts, i doubt any would have a computer, or participate in debate.
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12/27/2010 1:27:07 PM
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At 12/27/2010 1:22:10 PM, innomen wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:20:40 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
The Christian list is fine, keep it as it is. You may add coptic orthodox though, it's a big church.

Really? Where?

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12/27/2010 1:27:33 PM
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At 12/27/2010 1:26:41 PM, innomen wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:25:13 PM, Mirza wrote:
Start by removing Amish...

Probably a good idea. Although a religion that is increases it's membership year over year by significant amounts, i doubt any would have a computer, or participate in debate.

haha true
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12/27/2010 1:39:05 PM
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At 12/27/2010 1:20:40 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
The Christian list is fine, keep it as it is. You may add coptic orthodox though, it's a big church.

Coptic orthodox = eastern orthodox right?

I think the Christian list could be pared down to Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox...
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12/27/2010 3:07:25 PM
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At 12/27/2010 1:39:05 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:20:40 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
The Christian list is fine, keep it as it is. You may add coptic orthodox though, it's a big church.

Coptic orthodox = eastern orthodox right?

I think the Christian list could be pared down to Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox...

I did not know coptic meant eastern orthodox. I'm also really surprised that you pcp would be okay with those three classifications.
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12/27/2010 3:10:36 PM
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At 12/27/2010 1:39:05 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:20:40 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
The Christian list is fine, keep it as it is. You may add coptic orthodox though, it's a big church.

Coptic orthodox = eastern orthodox right?

I think the Christian list could be pared down to Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox...

I personally don't care which ones are in, so long as "christian - other" remains an option.
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JBlake
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12/27/2010 5:39:38 PM
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It might be an easier and better fix to create a text box for us to type in our affiliation. That would cover all sects, event he most obscure. The only downside is that it is not as easy to track demographics with this.
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12/27/2010 5:41:27 PM
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At 12/27/2010 5:39:38 PM, JBlake wrote:
It might be an easier and better fix to create a text box for us to type in our affiliation. That would cover all sects, event he most obscure. The only downside is that it is not as easy to track demographics with this.

How about an "Other" Selection and when you select other then a text box appears for someone to submit their religions title. This way you can still track demographics and satisfy everyone.
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12/27/2010 5:43:58 PM
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At 12/27/2010 1:39:05 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:20:40 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
The Christian list is fine, keep it as it is. You may add coptic orthodox though, it's a big church.

Coptic orthodox = eastern orthodox right?

I think the Christian list could be pared down to Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox...

you would think that..
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badger
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12/27/2010 5:44:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 12/27/2010 3:07:25 PM, innomen wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:39:05 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:20:40 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
The Christian list is fine, keep it as it is. You may add coptic orthodox though, it's a big church.

Coptic orthodox = eastern orthodox right?

I think the Christian list could be pared down to Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox...

I did not know coptic meant eastern orthodox. I'm also really surprised that you pcp would be okay with those three classifications.

he's a gobshite really.
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JBlake
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12/27/2010 5:47:06 PM
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At 12/27/2010 5:41:27 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:39:38 PM, JBlake wrote:
It might be an easier and better fix to create a text box for us to type in our affiliation. That would cover all sects, event he most obscure. The only downside is that it is not as easy to track demographics with this.

How about an "Other" Selection and when you select other then a text box appears for someone to submit their religions title. This way you can still track demographics and satisfy everyone.

This would be the perfect solution, I think. I've seen this on other sites, so I presume it is feasible enough.
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12/27/2010 6:43:43 PM
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At 12/27/2010 5:44:53 PM, badger wrote:
At 12/27/2010 3:07:25 PM, innomen wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:39:05 PM, popculturepooka wrote:
At 12/27/2010 1:20:40 PM, Zetsubou wrote:
The Christian list is fine, keep it as it is. You may add coptic orthodox though, it's a big church.

Coptic orthodox = eastern orthodox right?

I think the Christian list could be pared down to Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox...

I did not know coptic meant eastern orthodox. I'm also really surprised that you pcp would be okay with those three classifications.

he's a gobshite really.

Lol @ irish insults.
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12/27/2010 7:21:43 PM
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At 12/27/2010 5:41:27 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:39:38 PM, JBlake wrote:
It might be an easier and better fix to create a text box for us to type in our affiliation. That would cover all sects, event he most obscure. The only downside is that it is not as easy to track demographics with this.

How about an "Other" Selection and when you select other then a text box appears for someone to submit their religions title. This way you can still track demographics and satisfy everyone.

suggestions should've stopped at this.
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12/27/2010 7:24:01 PM
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At 12/27/2010 7:21:43 PM, badger wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:41:27 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:39:38 PM, JBlake wrote:
It might be an easier and better fix to create a text box for us to type in our affiliation. That would cover all sects, event he most obscure. The only downside is that it is not as easy to track demographics with this.

How about an "Other" Selection and when you select other then a text box appears for someone to submit their religions title. This way you can still track demographics and satisfy everyone.

suggestions should've stopped at this.

This. Yes. I vote yay. Write in option.
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12/27/2010 7:24:40 PM
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At 12/27/2010 7:21:43 PM, badger wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:41:27 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:39:38 PM, JBlake wrote:
It might be an easier and better fix to create a text box for us to type in our affiliation. That would cover all sects, event he most obscure. The only downside is that it is not as easy to track demographics with this.

How about an "Other" Selection and when you select other then a text box appears for someone to submit their religions title. This way you can still track demographics and satisfy everyone.

suggestions should've stopped at this.

even though i'm not quite sure why anyone would want to track demographics...
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12/27/2010 7:25:53 PM
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At 12/27/2010 7:24:01 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 12/27/2010 7:21:43 PM, badger wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:41:27 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:39:38 PM, JBlake wrote:
It might be an easier and better fix to create a text box for us to type in our affiliation. That would cover all sects, event he most obscure. The only downside is that it is not as easy to track demographics with this.

How about an "Other" Selection and when you select other then a text box appears for someone to submit their religions title. This way you can still track demographics and satisfy everyone.

suggestions should've stopped at this.

This. Yes. I vote yay. Write in option.

But maybe a few more to pick from as-well. I'd still like to see Discordian up there. Deist seems like a necessary one as well.
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12/27/2010 7:28:57 PM
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At 12/27/2010 7:25:53 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 12/27/2010 7:24:01 PM, FREEDO wrote:
At 12/27/2010 7:21:43 PM, badger wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:41:27 PM, wamba wrote:
At 12/27/2010 5:39:38 PM, JBlake wrote:
It might be an easier and better fix to create a text box for us to type in our affiliation. That would cover all sects, event he most obscure. The only downside is that it is not as easy to track demographics with this.

How about an "Other" Selection and when you select other then a text box appears for someone to submit their religions title. This way you can still track demographics and satisfy everyone.

suggestions should've stopped at this.

This. Yes. I vote yay. Write in option.

But maybe a few more to pick from as-well. I'd still like to see Discordian up there. Deist seems like a necessary one as well.

i'd like to see alcoholic up there. like i've a ritual sunday too you know ...and believe in stuff.
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12/28/2010 12:11:05 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Final Solution:

Christianity
Islam
Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist
Hinduism
Chinese traditional religion
Buddhism
primal-indigenous
African Traditional & Diasporic
Sikhism
Juche
Spiritism
Judaism
Baha'i
Jainism
Shinto
Cao Dai
Zoroastrianism
Tenrikyo
Neo-Paganism
Unitarian-Universalism
Rastafarianism
Scientology
Confucianism
Shinto
Taoism
Bábism
Bahá'í Faith
Mandaeism
Manichaeism
Mazdakism
Yazdânism
Alevi
Yarsani
Yazidi
Zurvanism
Deist

Furthermore:
An "Other" Selection and when you select other then a text box appears for someone to submit their religions title. This way you can still track demographics and satisfy everyone.