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View Poll Results: Which of the following best describes what you Actually Believe about the Deity?
I worship some variation of the Christian / Jewish / Muslim God 0 0%
Buddhist / Taoist / Eastern somethingorother 1 2.86%
Agnostic - I couldn't possibly know 6 17.14%
Atheist - I believe in no gods 14 40.00%
I believe in Google as a deity-like entity but do not follow other Gods 3 8.57%
I believe Google is one of many Gods 1 2.86%
I prefer not to define myself 2 5.71%
I don't give a fuck about all that stuff 4 11.43%
Something else not on this list 4 11.43%
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default What do you REALLY Believe?

This is fodder for something I'm brewing about the beliefs of "irreligious" people (Church of Google, Pastafarians, Discordians, Subgenii, Cthulhu sect, etc) I'd like to post some variation of this poll in different irreligious forums and see how it compares to our results. I'll tell you my hypothesis later.

If I'm missing poll options, let me know.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: What do you REALLY Believe?

I'd say that the choices should be check boxes, not bubbles, because I'm an Atheist Googlist.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 03:52 PM   #3
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I realize I may be mishandling your particular flavor of irreligion, but I hope the given options are "close enough for government work." I don't want to give check boxes, as it will make it hard to interpret the data.

I want to advise people to steer away from the "other" option if another item on the list is CLOSEST to your beliefs. Like if you're somewhere between atheism and agnosticism, pick one.

I am positive that I cannot offer anyone a box to check which perfectly matches their beliefs. But come on, these boxes are pretty wide.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: What do you REALLY Believe?

Like Sciky, I wish we chould choose more then one answer.
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I went with agnostic because I agreed with your definition of it.
there was a huge debate over it a while back with people
trying to redefine it as atheism which i may or may not be
i lack the data/info to make a concrete decision on the subject.
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Old October 21st, 2008, 05:17 PM   #6
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Basically, I've been thinking about the growing category of "irreligious" people. More "joke" religions (like the Church of Google, Discordia, or Tarvu-ism) are showing up every day. To some extent, they're silly jokes. But many of them have, at their core, people who buy into that (perhaps satirical) worldview.

I would distinguish these people's beliefs from actual religious beliefs - I'm using that word "irreligious", because it's tongue in cheek, but it represents a serious point. For example, the FSM spags are all about the creation/evolution debate - few of them actually believe in the flying spaghetti monster, but they use that framework to explain the point they're trying to make. If you asked them to fill out a religious survey, what box would they check? That's what I'm exploring, and here's why:


These data will help us investigate whether the word "irreligious" is actually a good umbrella term for these things*, or if most Discordians/Pastafarians/Googlites are just atheists and agnostics in disguise.





*read: "You people"* :p
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 07:20 PM   #7
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I'd say that the choices should be check boxes, not bubbles, because I'm an Atheist Googlist.
Whenever there's a multiple choice poll, I always pick every available option.
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Whenever there's a multiple choice poll, I always pick every available option.
I know. That's how I got elected ^_^
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 07:36 PM   #9
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Well, I believe I'll have another beer.
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Old October 23rd, 2008, 08:49 PM   #10
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overheard in a Texas bar;

"Do you believe in the hereafter?"
'What do you mean?'
"Well, if you ain't here after what I'm here after,
you'll be here after I'm gone."

yes, I really heard that at a bar
called BoWeevils in Odessa.
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