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Debate Score:90
Arguments:56
Total Votes:91
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Are you religious?

I always see religious debates, and equal numbers of people arguing for and against. Now lets settle this. yes if you are religious, no if you're not.

yes

Side Score: 44
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No

Side Score: 46
4 points

Me and the rest of the world. Some will lie and say they are not, but the truth remains the same.

"Any absolutist attitude is always a religious attitude, and in whatever respect a man becomes absolute, there you see his religion." Carl Jung.

Side: yes
Dremorius(861) Disputed
3 points

Atheism is growing quite quickly in the world.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/poll-shows-atheism-on-the-rise-in-the-us/2012/08/13/90020fd6-e57d-11e1-9739-eef99c5fb285_story.html

^But this isn't just happening in the US. Have you taken a look at Europe? All great countries, that have contributed largely to the world, a large part of them 80% Atheist, including the world's most prospering, livable countries- like Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

Even England is 40-50% non-religious, and growing.

And Japan, a leading country in technology has a population that is 80% non-religious.

Truly eventually atheism will prevail, as science increases its scope and the unknown dwindles to a smaller and smaller degree, leaving no room for a God, and flawed ideologies.

Thewayitis, sooner or later you would need to get with the times, and look beyond that little Christian world of yours.

Side: No
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
2 points

It is not I that spend time locked in a lab. Who needs to widen the scope in which their world exists?

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."

Albert Einstein

Side: yes
2 points

You're essentially saying that everyone on the planet is religious.

You are just changing the definition of religion to anything that is dogmatic though.

Side: No
Melanin(84) Disputed
1 point

That makes no sense. You are saying that everyone on the planet is sure that gods do or do not exists. That's not true.

Side: No
Elvira(3447) Disputed
1 point

Religion? I kind of ignore the subject. Does this make me religious?

Dictionary:

Religion: 1.The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.

I am absolutist against animal experimentation- does that make me religious?

Side: No
Thewayitis(4071) Disputed
3 points

Religion: #4 A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion. American Heritage

Do you believe in God? Is this a conscientious devotion?

Supporting Evidence: Definition of Religion (education.yahoo.com)
Side: yes
3 points

I personally am religious, though I absolutely believe some others are not. In my experience god is not a person over the earth messing us all around. God is an ever present spirit through the world. So I feel god when I listen to the wind or animals or interact with people. It's a feeling I have, you can't tell me I don't in the same way I can't tell others they do. Also keep in mind differences between spiritual and religious. Some people believe in a god but don't fit into a specific religion.

Side: yes
3 points

Nothing will be settled really, asking these questions. There is barking on both ends of the spectrum back and forth, most of the time it's the atheists calling the theists ignorant, foolish, childish, absurd, insane, adjectives like that.

It's sad really when these certain people choose to do so. In fact, I've got many friends and acquaintances who are atheist and agnostic whom have never called me such words before, yet my friends and I still manage to have much more "in depth" and genuine conversations than people on this create debate site, without name calling.

I'm a theist, and I defend myself to the retarded comments made by non believers, it's no thang. Certain people on this site just don't get it. Or if they do, they enjoy being morons to theists for the fun of it.

Who's more productive? Hm, interesting question indeed. I say people can have in depth discussions without calling each other fucking idiotic terms just for the fun of it. Fuck that noise.

Side: yes
2 points

Well, yes and no. I am Christian, but I'm not Catholic or Lutheran or anything like that. I'm just Born Again, meaning I've accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. My dad tells me that it doesn't really fall under Christian 'religion', but I don't know how to explain why... It's just different from everything else. But I am Christian, if you wanna make things simple.

Side: yes

I am religious.......................................................................................................

Side: yes
1 point

I grew in religion family, but I never felt pressure by parents.They always gave me the right to choose. I went to church was baptized, but she did not believe in God. Once I made ​​the choice myself. at one time I had a big problem in my life. Everything was wrong. I quarreled with my family and with all my friends, flew abroad, and I had a problem, I could be deported. My mother was worried about me! And then I started to pray.My mother went to church and just praying for me. The feeling is difficult to describe.Sometimes I think that it was what saved me. With time All improved. I take the view that each person must make a choice and choose not to judge others.

Side: yes
1 point

yes and i am open-minded so i dont shout in people's faces

Side: yes
4 points

What exactly do you think this debate is going to settle?

Side: No

I don't see any point for all the religous debates poping up, sure a few are fine but they don't really accomplish anything other than offending people.

Side: No

I am non religious. The correct term for my belief would be agnostic atheism.

Side: No
2 points

isnt that kind of, uh.... contradictory?

Side: yes
2 points

Think of it like a compass. You can go east or west (theism or atheism), and north or south (gnosticism or agnosticism). It's not contradictory to go north west or south east.

Side: yes
2 points

I don't have a religion, but I have belifs. I belive in all sorts of stuff from many cultures I have learned about. Although, sometimes I go to church with a friend of mine, as a guest, I believe in my belifs and there is nothing anyone can do to change them.

Side: No
2 points

Nope. I'm not religious at all. But I think that was obvious before... What is this settling again?

Side: No

No i am not religious i hate dogmatic practices, and what else i hate is this "overly cliche" saying of "spiritual but not religious" Religion is the tools used to build the house of spirituality, but once you have reached the point of spiritual enlightenment, you should leave the tools behind ^.^

Side: No
1 point

Fourth debate with the name 'Are you Religious'

Side: No
Jungelson(3931) Clarified
3 points

Thanks for the contribution...

Side: yes
1 point

No I am not religious, I am in a relationship with Jesus Christ so that makes it a relationship because I talk to God and God talks back to me.

Side: No
5 points

I talk to God and God talks back to me.

Do you realize how much of a crazy person you sound like when you say that? Also how do you know its god and not Satan or Zeus or Odin or even Ra?

Side: No
Elvira(3447) Clarified
2 points

...or Quetzalcoatl or Hekate or Nemesis or Apukohaii or Mokualii or Morrigan or dewi or Fudo...

Side: yes
Srom(12201) Disputed
1 point

I know its God because of the results that I see and hear. Also I would know if it was Satan because he says false things because he is a deceiver and a liar and all of those gods you mentioned after Satan are all false gods because satan used people to create those false religions.

Side: yes
4 points

What does God say to you?

Side: No
4 points

Then there are very, very few religions, because many, many religions have a prophet/messiah and/or a god figure to commune with. For example, if Christianity isn't a religion it's a relationship with Jesus, Islam isn't a religion it's a relationship with Muhammad. If Christianity isn't a religion because you pray (i.e. talk to god and think god talks back to you), the Judaism isn't a religion because Jews pray. So while it's not invalid to say your religion is a relationship, it's pointless and dumb to say it's not a religion because it's a relationship, because that completely devalues the meaning of the word "religion/religious." We could go around calling Christians "People Who are an a Relationship with Jesus," instead of Christian, but that's kind of a mouthful; we could call Muslims "People Who Talk With Allah," instead of Muslim, but that's obnoxious.

If you want to refer to your religion as a relationship status that's fine, but you are religious, you are Christian, and unless you expect everyone to replace various religious labels with lengthy descriptive phrases, get used to people referring to you as religious and your religion as Christianity.

Bumper sticker wisdom mantras don't hold water on a debate forum.

Side: yes
Srom(12201) Disputed
1 point

A religion is lets say for example you worship a tree and you pray to a tree and the tree doesn't talk back to you. That's the same as Islam, Buddism and all of the other religions except for Christianity because I talk to God and He talks back to me. Islam pray to the prophet Muhammad who is dead and so Muhammad can't talk back to the Muslims same with Buddists, Budda was a real person but Budda is dead now so the buddists can't talk to Budda since he is dead.

See, Jesus is alive and well and He answers my prayers and I see the result of the prayer and also if I do something wrong I can hear God's voice telling me what I did was wrong so I therefore I am in a relationship and all of those other religions except for the Christian relationship are wrong because they were made my man but Jesus was God inside a human man that knew more about things and was perfect where as man's ways are filled with errors and lies.

People can label me a Christian that is fine I have no problem with it because I follow Christ.

Side: No
Cuaroc(8826) Disputed
2 points

If Christianity is not a religion then why is it defined as one?

Chris·ti·an·i·ty   [kris-chee-an-i-tee] Show IPA

noun, plural Chris·ti·an·i·ties.

1.

the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches.

Side: yes
Srom(12201) Disputed
1 point

People think its a religion because religion is defined as "a burdensome yoke of man-made rules and dead rituals; a futile attempt to please God and save oneself by good works

It is more than just good works its about following Jesus Christ and telling people about Christ and making disciples.

Side: No

I WOULD NEVER WORSHIP SOME PHONEY MAKE BELIVE god THAT DOESN'T EXIST AND WHOSE holy book SHOULD BE TORN TO PIECES AND TOSSED AWAY FOR IT ISN'T WORTH THE PAPER IT IS PRINTED ON .

Side: No
Justahuman(114) Clarified
3 points

Many of those holy books while yes their main fiction is to spread the word of god (whoever that is represented to be) also help to show the culture and history of a certain group of people. They contain much more then just religious stories. Even if you do not take them as fact you can learn from them about the morals, traditions and history of ancient people. So don't discount them just because you don't see the stories as factual.

Side: yes
Melanin(84) Clarified
2 points

Eh, I will be up for a bible that takes out the stories (like Genesis, since it isn't part of actual ancient peoples) and the god-verses and leaves the other things, including when people talk about or reference god.

Side: yes
1 point

I am not religious. Add me to the side of No. This needs to be 50 characters... eh..

Side: No
1 point

Hello everyone ! I believe in God, and thank him for everything i have. But i'm not so religious. In my view religious people always do right and good things, but we are all people. We learn from our mistakes, also we have only one life.

Side: No
Jungelson(3931) Disputed
2 points

So, you say God but you do not mean the standard form God that the Christians, Jews Muslims e.t.c. believe in?

Side: yes
Yerkebulan(9) Disputed
1 point

No, my religion is Muslim. I know that God is, but i do not wear religion clothes, do not pray and so on. This is what i mean.

Side: No