SurveyYou consider yourself to be religious.
      – Bensci, 2008-09-08 at 23:52:46   (20 comments)

On 2008-09-09 at 00:10:26, Baslisks wrote...
religion has never been a big part of my life.
On 2008-09-09 at 00:11:11, Korinthian wrote...
Not quite.
On 2008-09-09 at 00:19:58, RudystillRules wrote...
Nah.
On 2008-09-09 at 01:13:44, Nevermore wrote...
Not at all. I'm agnostic.
On 2008-09-09 at 01:20:00, Mudjun wrote...
In the sense that my views "link back" to a religious past and confluence of cultures that can't help but shape the very way I live and the world I have to live in today..
On 2008-09-09 at 02:33:45, BorgClown wrote...
I was. Now I'm a happy hardcore atheist.
On 2008-09-09 at 17:22:38, Scarletxstarlet wrote...
I'm somewhere between soft atheism and Deism.
On 2009-09-12 at 20:46:04, Lee J Haywood wrote...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6173399/Charles-Darwin-film-too-controversial-for-religious-America.html
On 2009-09-12 at 21:26:20, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Just unbelievable... I understand the producers not wanting to risk a loss, what I can't believe is how did USA ended up this way, so situations of this kind can happen. To the outside, it looks like USA was some kind of softcore religious extremist country, only with a different religion in place.
On 2009-09-12 at 21:31:03, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The anti-Darwin sentiment is historical - they somehow got it into their heads that he was responsible for eugenics, and not just by the Nazis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compulsory_sterilization#United_States Much like their anti-elite stance, Americans have a bizarre anti-evolution stance that has nothing to do with the facts and everything to do with emotion and blind social panic. This is the most visible downside of having a widespread system of belief based on faith instead of rationality.
On 2009-09-12 at 22:24:03, Thelevellers wrote...
Eurgh... That kinda story makes me wanna punch babies... Hmm, I should sort a different phrase methinks - I'm only pandering to religionists skewed views of Atheists otherwise! But I do struggle to explain just how angry the response to this kind of thing in America makes me... *sigh*
On 2009-09-12 at 22:59:50, Baslisks wrote...
I hate myself too...
On 2009-09-12 at 23:15:17, Thelevellers wrote...
Lol, I did try to avoid saying 'everyone in America' thinks this... I was trying to aim it at the general public in America, or at least the vocal part... :)
On 2009-09-13 at 00:36:39, BorgClown wrote...
@Baslisks: Have you noticed how USAians started to apologize for being Americans during the Bush Jr. terms?
On 2009-09-13 at 00:45:17, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: The forced sterilization issue is disturbing. While it's kinda understandable to sterilize people that cannot possibly take care of a baby, but would have it nonetheless given the chance (i.e., mentally retarded adults), it's seriously fucked up to sterilize people based on their race or origin. No wonder Fujimori is so detested, if he did that to 200,000 Quechuas and Aymaras.
On 2009-09-13 at 01:14:21, DigitalBoss wrote...
I am embarrassed to be an American now, with the nanny-state president and Congress we have. George Bush was not conservative enough for me, he spent WAY too much money. However, I LOVED what he did with the war on terror. Oh, and for the religious question, yes, I consider myself to be religious, but I also believe in Evolution and Natural Selection. I believe that science may be finding some clues as to how God actually made the planet and everything on it. There, put that in your pipe and smoke it. To my bible-thumper friends, loosen up a little and pull your head out of the sand.
On 2009-09-13 at 06:43:50, Baslisks wrote...
@DigitalBoss: george fucking bush helped usher in further nanny state legislature with the patriot act. His war on terror is a lot like the war on drugs... its a money sink. Its a fucking fight with Oceania. You come across like you think of yourself as a highly read individual but you seem to ignore or lack perspectives from a lot of literature. I a m young and I feel like I have a wider breadth in art than you do.
On 2009-09-13 at 07:10:56, DigitalBoss wrote...
@Baslicks: I am sure you know everything.
On 2009-09-13 at 07:20:09, DigitalBoss wrote...
The Patriot Act was passed by wide margins in both houses of Congress and was supported by members of both the Republican and Democratic parties, and yes, George Bush signed it. I think of it about like everything else our government has done over the last 60 years, bullshit.
On 2009-09-13 at 07:41:23, DigitalBoss wrote...
The Patriot Act has a lot in common with the health care legislation currently debated in the US Congress (HR3200). It is an extremely large bill that no one has read, and it is being rushed through with little debate. The main differences are interesting though: the Patriot Act was designed to help protect American citizens, a valid Constitutional province of government, HR3200 (1017 pages) however, is designed mainly to re-distribute wealth from one group of people to another, which is not a Constitutional function or province of our government.