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Just a quick poll. 73% of people in the 2001 census said they were religious. This information is then directly used to associate spending and social projects. The truth is, in terms of christian… Read More
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banned6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Just a quick poll.
73% of people in the 2001 census said they were religious.
This information is then directly used to associate spending and social projects. The truth is, in terms of christianity especially, people will say they are religious in the census simply because they 'associate' themselves as being part of a social group. They do not attend church and they don't even believe in god.

End result is a poor representation of our society simply because of poorly formulated question in the census.

So. Do you believe in god, are you not sure, or are you a non believer?
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banned6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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banned 1 Like #1
I'm dyslexic, i believe there is a dog
#2
i think your poll will fail as imo less then 1% of uk population is on hotukdeals, why dont you just wait for the 2011 census statistics to be released since you got the 2001 census
banned#3
I used to believe in Father Christmas. Does that count?
#4
surely believing in god and attending church are two different things? plenty people believe but dont feel the need to associate themselves with any form of organised religion.
1 Like #5
Jedi
banned#6
I believe in the Easter Bunny
banned#7
dog_cop
I believe in the Easter Bunny


I believe in the Ramadan Rabbit.
2 Likes #8
I believe I can fly
banned 1 Like #9
If there is a god, why doesn't he give us a sign, like inventing a device with buttons on tha...
#10
Mother Nature and Darwin...no deities. :D
#11
I like how people think they are Catholic etc when the last time they went to church was at a funeral, wedding, or christening. You can hardly be a practising Catholic and not go to mass.

I think religion is a load of baloney personally. All the sane people in the world are Athiest. Don't get me started on the Agnostics.

Here's one of the few good religions http://www.venganza.org/

Edited By: anewman on Mar 27, 2011 15:00
#12
im an athiest but i respect other peoples views, my partner and his family are catholic, my partner doesnt go to church but his parents go every week and they do things for the church and even have the vicar round for tea lol my partner says he had it forced on him as such when he was a child.
banned 3 Likes #13
stewby
I believe I can fly


I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly
I believe I can fly
(Oh) I believe I can fly
banned#14
pink-ka
im an athiest but i respect other peoples views, my partner and his family are catholic, my partner doesnt go to church but his parents go every week and they do things for the church and even have the vicar round for tea lol my partner says he had it forced on him as such when he was a child.


So you respect the views of those who think women and gays have less rights than men?

As a man, I thank you. Without people accepting those types of views, well it would all be for nothing.
banned#15
I believe that John Locke guided Jack Shephard on his way to saving the Island and Humanity itself
#16
i wouldnt be nasty to anyone who believes things like that, its up to them what they believe but it doesnt mean i agree with it. i think everyones equal.
banned#17
pink-ka
i wouldnt be nasty to anyone who believes things like that, its up to them what they believe but it doesnt mean i agree with it. i think everyones equal.


Apart from those less equal of course?
banned#18
pink-ka
i wouldnt be nasty to anyone who believes things like that, its up to them what they believe but it doesnt mean i agree with it. i think everyones equal.


Wow. So you believe that people who think it's okay to molest children, who think blacks are inferior to whites or that a woman can be raped by her husband without punishment are all equally entitled to their opinions without them being challenged.
#19
pink-ka
i wouldnt be nasty to anyone who believes things like that, its up to them what they believe but it doesnt mean i agree with it. i think everyones equal
unless you are of the ethnic minority, then you can do whatever you want without being prosecuted for it, cos then nobody can be accused of being racist.
banned#20
I think its great if people believe and have faith, whatever gets them through life... I don't believe in the Bigoted, Racist and Sexist views of most Religions though. And I don't believe in pushing your beliefs on others
banned#21
boabbyrab
pink-ka
i wouldnt be nasty to anyone who believes things like that, its up to them what they believe but it doesnt mean i agree with it. i think everyones equal

unless you are of the ethnic minority, then you can do whatever you want without being prosecuted for it, cos then nobody can be accused of being racist.


An overly simplistic view.
banned#22
Stelious
I think its great if people believe and have faith, whatever gets them through life... I don't believe in the Bigoted, Racist and Sexist views of most Religions though. And I don't believe in pushing your beliefs on others


Like responsible use of drugs and alcohol too?
banned#23
no use of drugs or alcohol is responsible
banned#24
Stelious
no use of drugs or alcohol is responsible


If you have a headache and take paracetamol as directed, isn't that responsible?

What about using alcohol in a sauce and reducing it down?
#25
no i dont believe its ok for all them things, what im trying to say is its up to them what they believe and nothing i could say or do would change the fact they think its ok.
banned#26
still irresponsible
banned#27
pink-ka
no i dont believe its ok for all them things, what im trying to say is its up to them what they believe and nothing i could say or do would change the fact they think its ok.


A well-reasoned argument may convince them.
banned#28
FilthAndFurry
pink-ka
no i dont believe its ok for all them things, what im trying to say is its up to them what they believe and nothing i could say or do would change the fact they think its ok.


A well-reasoned argument may convince them.


complete waste of time, who cares
banned 1 Like #29
Stelious
still irresponsible


Classic. :D
banned#30
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him
banned#31
Stelious
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him


You're a person who thinks paracetamol use is 'irresponsible'. You're either too young to understand or too closed-minded.
#32
pink-ka
im an athiest but i respect other peoples views, my partner and his family are catholic, my partner doesnt go to church but his parents go every week and they do things for the church and even have the vicar round for tea lol my partner says he had it forced on him as such when he was a child.

He might like to have a read of "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins which if he already sees it as something forced on him will turn him Athiest.

FilthAndFurry
A well-reasoned argument may convince them.

Problem is arguments against someone's beliefs generally meet with ignorance, resistance, or a fight. How many religious people have actually read "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins? People do not like to see their beliefs challenged, and when you try it you just make yourself public enemy number 1. Beliefs are quite difficult to change, and change generally must come from within the person. Some people are not intelligent enough to question the world around them and what people they hold in high regard told them to be true when growing up, a reasoned argument is a waste of time.

Besides, live and let live, all be nice to each other regardless of beliefs (even though religion has historically been used to treat people with contempt and even murder them.)


Edited By: anewman on Mar 27, 2011 15:31
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Stelious
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him
are we talking golf now.:p

Edited By: boabbyrab on Mar 27, 2011 15:27
banned 1 Like #34
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him


You're a person who thinks paracetamol use is 'irresponsible'. You're either too young to understand or too closed-minded.


and you are very angry and looking for an argument, and I just played you and got you going with some made up opinions... Thats the power of religion for you
banned#35
Stelious
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him


You're a person who thinks paracetamol use is 'irresponsible'. You're either too young to understand or too closed-minded.


and you are very angry and looking for an argument, and I just played you and got you going with some made up opinions... Thats the power of religion for you


Okay. ;)

So you're cool with responsible alcohol and drug use. Glad to hear it as that has made me much less angry.
banned#36
Stelious
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him


You're a person who thinks paracetamol use is 'irresponsible'. You're either too young to understand or too closed-minded.


and you are very angry and looking for an argument, and I just played you and got you going with some made up opinions... Thats the power of religion for you


Are you god?
banned#37
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him


You're a person who thinks paracetamol use is 'irresponsible'. You're either too young to understand or too closed-minded.


and you are very angry and looking for an argument, and I just played you and got you going with some made up opinions... Thats the power of religion for you


Okay. ;)

So you're cool with responsible alcohol and drug use. Glad to hear it as that has made me much less angry.


I am always happy to help people who are less fortunate than me in the experience depatment.

You will learn one day :3
banned#38
Stelious
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him


You're a person who thinks paracetamol use is 'irresponsible'. You're either too young to understand or too closed-minded.


and you are very angry and looking for an argument, and I just played you and got you going with some made up opinions... Thats the power of religion for you


Okay. ;)

So you're cool with responsible alcohol and drug use. Glad to hear it as that has made me much less angry.


I am always happy to help people who are less fortunate than me in the experience depatment.

You will learn one day :3


That must put you in high demand. Are you seen as an oracle in your neck of the playground?
banned#39
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
FilthAndFurry
Stelious
Tiger don't change his Stripes, why bother trying to make him


You're a person who thinks paracetamol use is 'irresponsible'. You're either too young to understand or too closed-minded.


and you are very angry and looking for an argument, and I just played you and got you going with some made up opinions... Thats the power of religion for you


Okay. ;)

So you're cool with responsible alcohol and drug use. Glad to hear it as that has made me much less angry.


I am always happy to help people who are less fortunate than me in the experience depatment.

You will learn one day :3


That must put you in high demand. Are you seen as an oracle in your neck of the playground?


See problem is, I don't care about being revered or anything, in fact I care not what most people think, I just leave them to make themselves angry. Its is not hard (especially in this case)

life will teach you many things young padawan, just keep going, ok?
banned#40
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/69/182215752_d0d931dd7f.jpg

I'm done now and won't be reading any replies

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