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Christianity [ 10 ]  [55.56%]
Wicca [ 4 ]  [22.22%]
Druidism [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
Black Magic [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Naturalism [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Hinduism [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Buddism [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Islam [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Judaism [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Atheism [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
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Posted on 28-Jun-2003, 01:35 AM
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Just wondering what kind of people we are here. biggrin.gif


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Posted on 28-Jun-2003, 06:17 AM
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Well, I believe in God, so I am not an athiest. I was raised Catholic, but then left that religion to become Baptist. I became seriously disillusioned with Baptists and some of their extreme fundamentalists views so I do not consider myself Baptist either. I guess basically I believe in God but I dont believe in organized religion - is there a category for that? How about I vote "none of the above?"


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Posted on 28-Jun-2003, 08:19 AM
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Well I voted the atheism vote. But if I had to choose any religion I would most likely lean towards Buddism. Personally I find religion to be a farec that's my view at least of religion.
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Posted on 28-Jun-2003, 12:02 PM
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hmmm.. a 0 vote for me, because Agnosticism is no Atheism

I am no atheist, I don't deny God, I don't believe in God either...
I chose Agnosticism a long time ago because the world today doesn't make me believe in one power that is gentle and forgiving.

Agnosticism means not denying God, but also not beliving because there is no proof for its existence.

I was baptised and raised as a Protestant and went to a Roman Catholic Kindergarten.. my primary school was a public school but then again my High School and my Lyceum were Roman Catholic again, which made me hate the stiff protocol of the Christian Faith as it is today. I don't like church as an institution but I have no problem to see the architectural achievement "church". I have a deep respect for those buildings because they show as nothing else the evolution of the world as it is today, and not only the western world but as temples and such things of the world in General.

I don't mind people believing in a christian God, but I don't like christian wording and justification for things that will have a profane impact on the lives of others. Where that brought as can clearly be seen in the Middle-East... things that go back to the very early days of mankind.
Religion is a very dangerous thing, that is what I read out of history. In the wrong hands religion can have devastating impacts.

All this represents my view to religion, and not only to the christian faith, although it is the only faith I know as close as I do, from a historian point of view as well as 9 yrs Roman Catholic education.


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Posted on 28-Jun-2003, 01:24 PM
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Born, baptised, confirmed, married and practicing Christian. Too many great things out there not to be a believing "fan".
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Posted on 28-Jun-2003, 02:31 PM
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I firmly believe in God and without a doubt I know He is real! I believe in His son Jesus, who walked upon this earth. I believe in the bible and it's teachings, not mankinds. To me it all so real when I look in the face of a child and see all of God's wonders about me!

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Posted on 28-Jun-2003, 08:12 PM
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Another Christian here. However, I do disagree with many teachings of the churches and I'm not an overt fan of most religious organizations.

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Religion is a very dangerous thing, that is what I read out of history. In the wrong hands religion can have devastating impacts.


We could replace the word "religion" with guns, automobiles, power, money, frozen stick of butter, etc.


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Posted on 28-Jun-2003, 08:21 PM
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Well, looks like I'm the only out-of-the-closet Wiccan on the boards. I sorta expected more from a Celtic music site...I mean, many of the Celtic musicians are some form of New Age themselves. I just think that Wicca provides a more, I fumbled for the wording here, understanding? view of the world. Wiccans don't see the need to take up arms against heathens. We don't get worked up about our religion. We are sometimes annoyed at the things self-proclaimed christians do in the name of their God (usually, killing someone who doesn't believe.) I'm not accusing anyone here of any untoward conduct, but christianity, particularly catholicism, has a poor track record when it comes to dealing with other cultures. I would like to stress that Wiccans do NOT curse, hex, or otherwise bring harm to people. We believe that whatever you send out will be returned threefold. If you harm someone, you can expect something three times as bad to happen to you. There are some fairly strict (self-enforced) rules governing what is and is not permissible.

Well, this is going on far too long. If anyone's interested in hearing more, feel free to ask, either in the forum, PM, or email me.



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Good Poll. It will be interesting seeing what the mix is after a week. I know that we have received emails from a number of "Wicca" sites wanting to add a link to their site, etc.


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Macrae 
Posted on 29-Jun-2003, 02:29 AM
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Sorry but I could only pick 10 poll answers! I guess I could have lumped some of them together. I wanted to put "none of the above" but figured someone would comment if they had any questions and they have! I hope no one feels left out! That was not my intent!

My reasons for posting the poll were purely selfish. I wanted to see what kind of people were posting here and I wanted to make sure I wasn't posting on a board that I had no business posting on! I also wanted to make sure I was not alone in my beliefs. It has been my experience on some other boards that if religion is brought up it inevitably starts a flame war. It's nice to be around people that share your beliefs and can speak as many, not just one.

I see so far that we have quite a variety of beliefs, as I assumed there would be. All things Celtic usually attract all types of people. Celtic history, lore and music tends to lure just about anyone!
I appreciate your participation in this poll and it will indeed be interesting to see the results after another week or three.

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Posted on 29-Jun-2003, 06:26 AM
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My vote should have gone to Agnosticism if it had been possible to vote on that in the poll.

So it will be a 0 vote from me.

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Posted on 29-Jun-2003, 09:04 AM
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QUOTE (pawnman @ Jun 28 2003, 09:21 PM)
Well, looks like I'm the only out-of-the-closet Wiccan on the boards.  I sorta expected more from a Celtic music site...I mean, many of the Celtic musicians are some form of New Age themselves.  I just think that Wicca provides a more, I fumbled for the wording here, understanding? view of the world.  Wiccans don't see the need to take up arms against heathens.  We don't get worked up about our religion.  We are sometimes annoyed at the things self-proclaimed christians do in the name of their God (usually, killing someone who doesn't believe.)  I'm not accusing anyone here of any untoward conduct, but christianity, particularly catholicism, has a poor track record when it comes to dealing with other cultures.  I would like to stress that Wiccans do NOT curse, hex, or otherwise bring harm to people.  We believe that whatever you send out will be returned threefold.  If you harm someone, you can expect something three times as bad to happen to you.  There are some fairly strict (self-enforced) rules governing what is and is not permissible. 

Well, this is going on far too long.  If anyone's interested in hearing more, feel free to ask, either in the forum, PM, or email me.

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I found the native american religion ( Wicca being the closest answer I can give) that holds beliefs in Wicca, Shamanism, and Naturalism.

I associate with Wiccans and Native Americans and practice a blend of all.

Now are ye totally cornfused???


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Posted on 29-Jun-2003, 02:17 PM
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Nah, you didn't confuse me. Most of the Wiccans/pagans I know have brought together some blend of beliefs that they admire and follow those. I personally follow the Lord and Lady, Call-the-quarters, fairies and elves type of wicca, especially the three-fold rule and the "Harm none" rede. I don't really know what the originating culture on that is, but I don't think its too far removed from what the druids used to believe (pared down to only two dieties).

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Posted on 29-Jun-2003, 11:11 PM
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Many of the Celtic druids became Cele Dé. There is still a church for it too. The Celtic Orthodox Church. They have a website which I checked out not too long ago. I'm still not sure if they're all they say. It bears more research to be sure!

St. Patrick was once a student of the druid order. This is where he first heard of the Cele Dé I believe.
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Macrae, Your post made me a little curious, here are some links about the Celtic Orthodox Church, and one about Patrick. Personally, I am Episcopal, but oddly enough, one of those that still believe in things like the Nicene Creed and the interpretation of scripture through tradition. Sadly I am way outnumbered. Of course, down here there are no churches in the Anglican communion at all closer then about 140 miles, consequently for all practical purposes I might as well consider myself Catholic, although Anglo-Catholic would be more apt then Roman Catholic.




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http://celticchristianity.org/celedeapp.html


The Celtic Orthodox Church in Britain

http://www.celticorthodox.org/index.html


The Confession of St. Patrick

http://www.ccel.org/p/patrick/confession/c...confession.html




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