View Poll Results: Do you prefere to be religious or not religious?

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    Post Being religious or not religious,which is better?

    There are people who have been raised religious and remained like that but there are also others who have chosen to be free.
    I'm just trying to figure out the reason why both of them adopted such a way of living.

    I believe that everyone is free to chose whatever pleases her/him but sometimes it makes you curious to know the reason why people do one thing and not another.
    Thanks all in advance first for your contributions.

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    Default Re: Being religious or not religious,which is better?

    How can one be better than the other?
    If someone strongly believes in a god and it helps him through live that's great for them, but if someone just doesn't believe in a god that's great too.

    For me, I haven't been raised very religiously at home, though some religion tends to be mandatory in nursery school. But even then it never seemed quite feasible to me, a almighty guy sitting around somewhere in heaven, seeing everything, judging everything by some arbitrary rules he just made up for some reason, expecting us to believe in him without giving us prove. Didn't seem logical to me. The scientific explanations always made a lot more sense to me, so I'm an atheist.
    Of course I can't be certain there is no god, but I rather believe in a well thought-out theory, then in a per definition unprovable god.

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    Hi Kätzchen, how are you?
    What I understand from your post is that you choose not to be religious because it was not proved to you rationally,that's right but I think even science changes its theories,a theory is not eternal,it's like a baby :comes to life,grows,matures then die.

    Let me give you an example, the theory of human evolution had so called facts that the origin of man is evolutional, the human phylum has its evolutionary origin in other animal phyla; and within the human phylum, humanity has adopted genetically and evolutionally distinct forms until it has arrived at present-day man, this theory was adopted for decades but nowadays groups of scientists have proven that it's not right and the theory started to loose its credibility simply because the origin of man is not in another animal.

    So here even sciences you can not rely on then 100% because they will change someday and you'll finally find yourself without a proof.

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    But science doesn't changes, only it theories will be adapted or overthrown due to new evidence, and be replaced with new theories incorporating the newly found data. That's what sciences means.

    But no, I did not choose to be not religious. As I said, I am an atheist, which means I believe in the non-existence of god without a prove of it's non-existence, just like religious people believe in god without a prove of it's existence.

    I'm not wholly scientific in this aspect, since I am fully unable to acknowledge the possible existence of god as an agnostic should. If I could choose I would be an agnostic, because I know this is the most rational and logical position to take.

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    Default Re: Being religious or not religious,which is better?

    Careful, folks! The poll's OK, but discussions arising from it come close to breaking the forum's rules.

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    I respect your point of view, thanks for posting again !

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    Default Re: Being religious or not religious,which is better?

    But I do agree that it is not really feasible to say one is better than the other, either semantically or grammatically.

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    Default Re: Being religious or not religious,which is better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    But I do agree that it is not really feasible to say one is better than the other, either semantically or grammatically.
    Hi Anglika,
    Maybe the question was not formulated like it has to be, so it's not a comparison.
    Let's say with which one people feel comfortable?

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    Hi again Anglika,

    If we say John is better than James. Grammatically is it correct or not?

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    Default Re: Being religious or not religious,which is better?

    The problem with this thread is the second part. Who is capable of judging that? Who am I to say whether believers are wrong or not?
    It´s their decision, not mine. If they believe in God, it´s OK for me.

    Everybody is happy!
    My reasons... I don´t want to share them.

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