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    The "What Kind of Faith Do You Have?" Thread

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by SonnehLee, Oct 4, 2009.

    First and foremost, let me let it be known that this is NOT a religious debate thread. The question I am about to pose is irrelevant of what sort of God (or lack thereof) you serve. And all rude/inappropriate posts WILL be removed.

    Now, onto the actual subject.

    Today, during church, we came up with different sort of faiths we had. And it seemed like a fun sort of question to post here.

    Just a few examples:
    The "God is gonna zap me" faith
    The "I don't really want to" faith
    The "One a day" faith
    The "Yes sir" faith


    Do you get it? Just pick a cutesy little phrase and possibly explain what it means. :D And you can throw out suggestions, even if they aren't yours in particular.

    Again: Please don't argue. If I ever get banned, it will be for starting too many threads that get closed. *sigh*
     
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    FAIR WARNING - potentially inflammatory topic

    Allow me to state it even more plainly.

    As with every thread dealing with controversial subjects, this one will be closely watched. As long as everyone remains respectful toward everyone else's beliefs, the thread may continue.

    FAIR WARNING! In the past, we have simply closed the thread when it gets too heated. This time, whoever takes it to the point that requires it to be closed will also be subject to an infraction.

    We have had a very poor track record with contraversial threads in the past, and this is why we will follow a zero-tolerance policy on this one.

    So please keep the tone respectful at all times.

    NO EXCUSES, NO WARNINGS, NO SECOND CHANCES.
     
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    Hopefully this will not devolve into some pointless argument.

    I fall under the "5 more minutes" faith, because the alarm clock becomes a god to me when I don't want to get up, haha.
     
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    Probably the "I'll do it in a minute" faith, because I procrastinate all the time :p.
     
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    Though I'm not religious, I do find myself given over to the 'Oh God, please win at least one game/make at least one save/make the playoffs at least once this decade' faith. Based on my team's play so far, the gods of hockey hate me.

    The inner Daoist in me wants to say the 'Don't be a horrible human being' faith, which I suppose is the one that matters.
     
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    Sadly, I know I fall under the "God is gonna zap me" because I always seem to run headlong into what I know is detrimental to my inner being. If It is emotionally, physically, spiritually harmful, then sign me up...I always leap first. :rolleyes:
     
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    i believe in no god/s or religion... yet, oddly enough, some of the most religious folks of various creeds have told me that i live a 'totally spiritual' life... go figure!
     
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    I'm an atheist. My ethos and my faith are two differnt things.

    My faith: "The universe doesn't play favorites. Don't take it personally."

    My ethos: :assume people are good until they aren't. Treat them with due respect, even those you can't trust."
     
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    The "Time heals all wounds" faith. I believe that while things may blow more than a sperm whale with a head cold in the short-term, in the long-term things always improve.
     
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    The "I can do it." faith.
     
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    Hmm...I think my faith is the "if I really need it, somehow it will happen" faith.

    For example, I lost my health insurance, and the only way I could get new insurance for less than a hundred dollars or so was to either have a full-time position at work open up or get promoted. Four months after being hired, I got promoted.
     
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    I'm a Christian, though I'm not here to cause debate.

    I fall into the "Yessir" faith because I hate to displease people. :p
     
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    I'm an atheist save for those days where I'm really feeling my mortality and then I'm a hopeful agnostic. :)

    So my faith is "I have no faith until something reminds me that one day I'm going to die & it will kind of suck for there to be NOTHING except decomposition after this" faith.
     
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    Mine's probably, 'What's going to happen afterthis', faith.

    As I always wonder about coincidence.
     
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    well under the circumstances, I guess mine would be "Please, just one more day" faith. As every single day I am either saying it or thinking it.
     
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    Is that with the pregnancy or just everyday life, Tor? :p
     
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    I have "the fairy faith" - as in, the vast majority of things tell me they don't exist, but I tip-toe through the daisy patch just in case. ;)
     
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    The "What" Faith
     
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    The best way to describe me is utterly faithless.

    I once described myself as catholic, then atheist, and then I just decided to disassociate myself from all titles. It's as if I've already died on the inside.

    My statement for life is "do whatever it is you like, regardless of what others think". Although, I find myself constantly being swayed by other forces to do other things sometimes.
     
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    Many years ago, I left Christianity for Judaism. During my "studies", I asked the Rabbi, "What if I'm not certain that there IS a God?" His reply was priceless. He said, "You can still be a good Jew as long as you only have a reasonable doubt."

    Since then, my life is governed solely by ethics, as I no longer have any belief in God.
     
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    I like to say that in terms of my faith God and I have a "on again off again" relationship
     

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