THE RESULTS: OUT OF 67 REPLIES:
19 CHOSE 'A' (28%)
8 CHOSE 'B' (12%)
31 CHOSE 'C' (46%)
9 CHOSE 'D' (OR SOMETHING THAT SUGGESTED 'OTHER' - E.G. #6,#38,#71) (14%)
I HAVE ROUNDED UP OR DOWN THE PERCENTAGES AND ADDED THE REMAINING 1% TO THE 'D' CATEGORY.
Since this has come up in a few threads I thought a poll would be interesting, especially as facts and figures have been bandied about already. Let's use our own membership to conduct a random sample. All you need to do is type a, b, c, d and/or anything else you want. After the thread has died, or one week later (whichever is soonest) I will count and publish the results.
Definitions are notoriously difficult, so let's work with these to ensure we are starting from the same basic ideas (of course feel free to resist or amend definitions in your post):
(a) Theist: One who believes in the existence of a god or gods (or God)
(b) Agnostic: One who claims not to know or to be unable to know if a god exists
(c) Atheist: One who denies the existence of a god based on lack of evidence
(d) Other: [ let us know if you would use none of the labels above to categorise yourself ]
NOTE: THE POLL HAS NOW CLOSED