I voted 7.
I believe in god firmly, but I won't allow it to control my life.
I believe a good way to live life to the fullest without going to hell is simply not being an ass. Donate a little. Help people out in the grocery line. Stuff like that.
I AM TEH HOBO RAWR
When everyone is dead, I will be in my box.
The Fall of Koganusan
Song themed around Boatmurdered, the most epic dwarf fortress to date. May all praise the song and the story made from it.
Histories of X and Y
Wonderful Dwarf Song. FOR THE FORTRESS
The Age of Myth: Goldenhold
A history of wealth and treachery.
A history of love and betrayal.
A history of divinity and death.
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GENERATION 9: The first time you see this, copy it into your sig on any forum and add 1 to the generation. Social experiment.
I wish my grass was emo, then it would cut itself.
I consider myself to be very religious. I pray daily and my lifestyle and would view is based on my religion. I consider my religion and spirituality to be a part of everything I am or do. I choose 9 on your poll. I can not imagine myself not being religious but I definitely understand how others are not.
I said 8. I was baptized Catholic as a baby and went through the whole shindig. I was very much a cradle Catholic, mother dragged me too church, went to a catholic school yadda yadda yadda. I never really planned on being religious or atheist really. When I was about 12 though my sister dragged me to some group thing and it was fun. There I started learning. I learned what the church ACTUALLY believes, not what people think it does. I learned how to understand the Bible contextually and what the purpose of each book was. The more I understood the religion the more I liked it and the deeper I became engrossed in it. I'm not even close to being an Evangelical Christian nor would I like to be. But religious is something that I am.
I chose number one, for I consider myself to be an atheist.
My story behind being atheist:
I grew up in a split home. My parents fought when I was three, and when I was four they divorced. Growing up, I lived with my mother (and still do) and visited my father on weekends or just whenever I could (now that I am older, I choose not to do that; I go when I want to, which is never). My mother is extremely nonreligious, but she considers herself extremely unorthodox Jewish. At my house we celebrate Hanukkah by lighting candles on a menorah, playing dreidel, making latkes, and reading prayers. We also celebrate Christmas by gift giving and putting up this glorious million-foot-tall tree, but that is merely because everyone else does, and we don't believe Christmas ultimately has to be about Christ. There are other themes of family, love, togetherness—all that fluffy junk. We used to have a big Passover dinner, but now I don't even know when Passover is. So, to put it bluntly, we are not religious at all.
At my father's house, it is completely different. He and my stepmother are hardcore Christians—Presbyterian, to be exact, which isn't as bad as it could be (as opposed to orthodox Catholic or something; I am not trying to offend Christians right now, I promise). They study the Bible, they pray before dinner every night, they go on mission trips, and they go to church every Sunday. They love God so much it breaks my heart. Your everyday Christian people, right? Right. I have grown to absolutely hate it. Why? Every day of my childhood that I spent at that house was learning how to be a good Christian. Before my dad met my stepmom, he lived with his girlfriend Susanna. I loathed that woman. She made me eat everything on my plate. Sorry, that was off topic. :P Anyways, I went to church with them every Sunday in a froofy, frilly little dress and shiny black shoes at this fancy church where people sang hymns and all that good stuff. I went to Sunday school while they did that, and I thought it was fun. I just didn't care about the religion part of it. It wasn't bad. Yet.
Life continued that way until he married my stepmom. She went to a church called Hope Presbyterian, the church for the unchurched (they've gone there until very recently; a few months ago they switched to some random church I've never heard of). It was a really neat place, I'll tell you that. But when I went there, I thought I had it. I thought I cared about Christ, and I thought I wanted to actually give being Christian a shot. I was so happy and excited. I felt like I found myself. But then holidays came around, and I had to fight a battle with myself. I couldn't be Christian if Mom was Jewish, right? And then my dad and stepmom questioned my faith Christmas night. "Baylee, are you Christian?" I couldn't handle being asked so directly. I felt like I was being stabbed in the heart. "Yes," I said. I wasn't about to say no in front of them. But then they put a bullet through my head: "Really? Do you believe in God? Do you believe that Jesus is our savior?" I realized that I didn't I really didn't. But I lied and said yes, and my dad asked why I looked so confused about it. I told him I was torn because I didn't "want to betray Mom." What a lie! Man, I was a crazy kid. I never even cared about being Christian in the first place. I only wanted to be Christian because that's how my daddy was, and I didn't want to let him down. He still doesn't know to this day. Ever since, I've hated every Christian holiday that has ever come up—especially Easter. I always end up thinking about things like gods and supreme beings and Jesus.
So, why am I like this? Well, let's think about the meaning of atheist for a minute. The prefix a- means "no" or "not." Theist means a god. "No god." I simply don't believe in anything. I might believe in reincarnation, but that's a whole other thing itself. Throw the word agnostic in there. There are several meanings of "agnostic," but I choose the one I like most. I'm an agnostic atheist: I don't care about a god, nor do I believe in one.
And that's what happened. I had no choice or anything. It was mere apathy since I was born. I'm completely incapable to believe in anything, really. Thanks for your time if you were bored enough to read all that.
GC: YOU W1LL H4V3 TO FORG1V3 M3 D4V3, 1 TH1NK SOM3T1M3S TH3 M34N1NG OF WORDS 1S LOST THROUGH OUR CULTUR4L D1FF3R3NC3S
TG: no shit
TG: im going to infer that your species reproduces by having sex with a grub in a bucket or something
TG: am i close
Self declared deist.
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