What idealogy/religion/worldview do you adhere to?

Posted by: DefenderOfTheTruth

And why?

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43 Total Votes
1

Christianity

14 votes
6 comments
2

Agnostic atheism

10 votes
3 comments
3

Atheism

7 votes
1 comment
4

Agnosticism

4 votes
1 comment
5

Buddhism

2 votes
0 comments
6

Pantheism

1 vote
1 comment
7

Personal Religion

1 vote
1 comment
8

Panentheism

With the exception of the Mustaali and Nizari Ismaili, most of other Ismaili Shi'a Muslims believe in panentheism, meaning God is both reality and transcendent of it. While the figure of the Godhead is beyond this universe, the Godhead has created r... eality, which is the Imam himself. All living beings exist in this reality, and to understand the Imam is to understand reality and truth and thereby gain salvation   more
1 vote
1 comment
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Humanism

Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence over established doctrine or faith. The meaning of the term huma... nism has fluctuated, according to the successive intellectual movements which have identified with it. Generally, however, humanism refers to a perspective that affirms some notion of a "human nature".In modern times, humanist movements are typically aligned with secularism and with non-theistic religions. Historically however, this was not always the case   more
1 vote
1 comment
10

Jedi

The Jedi are a monastic, spiritual, and academic organization in the fictional Star Wars universe. The fictional organization has inspired a religion in the real world, Jediism.As depicted in the franchise's canon, Jedi study, serve and utilize a my... stical power called the Force, in order to help and protect those in need. For many generations the Jedi served as a paramilitary for the Galactic Republic and the galaxy at large to prevent conflict and political instability including playing a leading role in the later Clone Wars.As sanctioned guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, they mediated negotiations among planets and rival factions and, if necessary, use their formidable martial art skills, agility and wisdom to quickly end unrest or neutralize dangerous individuals or threats. The Jedi are governed by a Council, consisting of twelve of the wisest and most powerful "force-sensitive" members of the Jedi Order. They are bound to a code of ethics, morality, principles, honor and justice   more
1 vote
0 comments
11

Confucianism

Confucianism, literally "The School of the Scholars," is a Chinese ethical and philosophical system originally developed from the teachings of the early Chinese sage Confucius. Confucianism is a complex system of moral, social, political, philosophi... cal, and religious thought which has had tremendous influence on the history of Chinese civilization up to the 21st century. Some people in the West have considered it to have been the "state religion" of Imperial China because of the Chinese government's promotion of Confucianist values   more
1 vote
0 comments
12

Cult of Ba'al Hammon

0 votes
0 comments
13

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Who says the Bible is real and fairy tales aren't?
0 votes
0 comments
14

Baha'i

0 votes
0 comments
15

Sikhism

0 votes
0 comments
16

Black Jesus

0 votes
0 comments
17

Taoism

0 votes
0 comments
18

Juche

0 votes
0 comments
19

Jainism

0 votes
0 comments
20

Fascism

0 votes
0 comments
21

Order of the Black Cross

0 votes
0 comments
22

Shinto

Shinto, also kami-no-michi, is the indigenous religion of Japan and the people of Japan. It is defined as an action-centered religion, focused on ritual practices to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present-day Japan and ... its ancient past. Founded in 660 BC according to Japanese mythology, Shinto practices were first recorded and codified in the written historical records of the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in the 8th century. Still, these earliest Japanese writings do not refer to a unified "Shinto religion", but rather to a collection of native beliefs and mythology. Shinto today is a term that applies to the religion of public shrines devoted to the worship of a multitude of gods, suited to various purposes such as war memorials and harvest festivals, and applies as well to various sectarian organizations. Practitioners express their diverse beliefs through a standard language and practice, adopting a similar style in dress and ritual, dating from around the time of the Nara and Heian periods   more
0 votes
0 comments
23

Mormonism

0 votes
0 comments
24

Hindusim

0 votes
0 comments
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Judiasm

0 votes
0 comments
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DefenderOfTheTruth says2014-07-26T10:39:52.4643040-05:00
Feel free to add other answers.
YamaVonKarma says2014-07-26T12:08:23.5084375-05:00
Long live the Black Cross!
yetifivepecks says2014-07-27T17:22:24.3556492-05:00
It genuinely annoys me that even though I typed a custom description explaining what Panentheism actually is, it still posted that description of an EXAMPLE of Pantheism within Islam. I am far from being a Muslim, or anything else when it comes to organized religion, really.
DefenderOfTheTruth says2014-07-30T07:49:30.3036196-05:00
Sorry about that, yetfivepecks. I have a handful of glitches/what not that I can't stand about this site, too.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2014-07-30T10:05:23.8635909-05:00
I get annoyed at the custom descriptions too. In another poll, they wrote, 'He (Confucius) championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children of husbands by their wives.' The last item makes him sound like a chauvinist. Confucius never, ever said that the positions of wives are lower than their husbands; that was Dong Zhongshu, who twisted Confucianism to make Emperor Wudi of Han like it. There's an apparently chauvinist line in the Analects, but that was taken out of context.
thehumanistpreacher says2014-07-30T17:45:19.5807953-05:00
Am an adamant Atheist but the one selection that was missing was humanism which is the monopoly default of the modern atheist.
yetifivepecks says2014-07-31T21:49:22.2899189-05:00
Not your fault Defender, I was just complaining. I'm over it now. :)
yetifivepecks says2014-07-31T21:52:35.4866051-05:00
We could definitely add Humanism. I am actually a humanist as well as a panentheist though.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-31T21:53:07.3734139-05:00
Humanism isn't a religion
yetifivepecks says2014-08-01T15:41:38.7298091-05:00
That's true, but the poll isn't technically only about religious views.
thehumanistpreacher says2014-08-01T16:05:50.6896288-05:00
ChosenWolff, while you are right that humanism isn't a religion as it doesn't believe in any paranormal beliefs neither is atheism, agnosticism, fascism, Christian modernists, parts of Buddhism such as secular Buddhism, and surprisingly parts of Jewish orthodoxy who are self described atheists. Religion sometimes isn't black and white, some are cultural Christians with no belief in god or the supernatural and some have a devout faith in there ideology so where does devout belief end and religion begin. Or are they mutually exclusive?

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