Not usually very good at practicing my religion myself but this time of year (lent) had me thinking about it. Just curious how we broke down as a group.
I know, but the software only allows so many options. Plus, most of those are denominations of christianity.st lewis said:um, you are kind of missing a few of the big ones - christianity, hindu, islamic. those are a few that jumped to my head.
As I said before, I was mainly looking to see what the poll results would be and not specific discussions. I'm monitoring the thread pretty closely though and if it degrades to anything like you mentioned, it'll be gone. I'd like to think though that people could be mature enough to discuss their own religion without feeling the need to put down others.wolfpac52 said:IMO religious subjects need to be left to a religion forum. They never survive well in any other enviornment. I was in now way offended by any remarks on here, I was just simply making a point. I'll be more than happy to engage in any religious discussion with anyone who has an open mind. Usually there is going to be someone who feels they are right and everyone else is going to hell, which typically results in the discussion being closed.
This is one of the biggest problems I have. If a person is going to believe in a God for no other reason than the fear of hell, they are believing for the wrong reasons.mikehal said:I actually am an athiest... but I do realize that it's only 'logical' to believe in a God. I just can't force myself to believe it though. Here's some reasoning.
If you're an athiest:
You die and there isn't a God- nothing happens
You die and there is a God- you go to hell
If you believe in the 'right' religion:
You die and there isn't a God-nothing happens
You die and there is a God- you go to heaven
You're absolutely right, it has no bearing whatsoever or relevance to motorcycles, which is what the off topic area is for. It's also an anonymous poll and by no means did I ask and certainly didn't require anyone on the board to post and identify themselves or their vote.wolfpac52 said:I really only have one question, and I am not trying to be an asshat when I ask this so please do not take it that way.
What is the point of this thread? Does it matter if 18.5% of the board is Catholic? What bearing does this have in the motorcycle world? To me the poll is no different than if you started a poll asking what everyones sexual orientation is, it bears no relevance on two wheels and like religion, it will changes a persons opion on how they see someone.
Again, I'm not trying to be a prick, just curious.
I agree with you on from my perspective. But the thing is, if that's why someone else wants to believe, that's their concern, and not mine. Even though I don't regularly practice by going to church, I wholeheartedly identify myself a catholic and firmly believe in God. However, there are many aspects of catholicism I don't agree with, but I figure no matter what denomination I identified with I'd have a few things I couldn't go along with. I guess like my polictial affliation, I think everyone should be allowed to believe and do whatever they want, as long as it doesn't interfer or harm me or my family in any way.wolfpac52 said:This is one of the biggest problems I have. If a person is going to believe in a God for no other reason than the fear of hell, they are believing for the wrong reasons.
I'm not offended at all, but my beliefs and my views that I have will more than likely offend someone (which is interesting because most conversations I get involved with require me to respect thier belief with thier refusal to respect mine). A majority of people cannot get into a religous discussion with someone without either getting thier feelings hurt and cry foul, or keep an open mind and respect what everyone else believes. If someone said they believe in the Gods of earth wind fire earth and rain, I will repect the fact that they can put faith into something I cannot. Where the problem comes is is when a holier than thou individual condems everyone to hell because no one believes what they do.GA_RR said:You're absolutely right, it has no bearing whatsoever or relevance to motorcycles, which is what the off topic area is for. It's also an anonymous poll and by no means did I ask and certainly didn't require anyone on the board to post and identify themselves or their vote.
I'm not trying to be an asshat back to you either, but do we really lack the capacity to overlook threads that don't interest or might possibly offend us?