Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Jake, Aug 6, 2007.
How would you describe yourself and why
I guess I'm an agnostic, I tend to believe in what I know, and not much else, if any real proof were to come about, maybe it'd be different.
I actually went to church quite a lot as a child though and helped at a church Youth Club till I left home.
Do you mean atheist?
No, I don't think I do, I guess I believe there might be something, but not in any way a religion.
I believe in GOD and in HEAVEN
That is where i stand. But is that classed as agnostic?
I always thought it did, but my RE teacher at school was rubbish.
Isn't Agnostic where you're not against the idea of religion/belief/something but not convinced it's real without proof?
I thought it was about interpretation. There might be something, but not adhearing to a certain religion.
IMO It's the philosphy that there isn't enough evidence to form a belief as to whether a God / supreme being exists or not.
was brought up going to sunday school, went to a c of e school. am very sentimental about churches and i believe in the moralistic aspect of christianity (do as you would be done by, love your neighbour etc..) but not the floaty god in the sky, life after death, praise and hallelujah stuff.
am fascinated by religion, did philosophy of religion at A level and a theology degree and it made me look at religion in a much more objective, academic way which is why i am so comfortable with being an atheist.
for the record, i will probably have a church wedding because i do feel like churches hold a special place in my heart from my childhood.
i'm an atheist, but like emma i would like a church wedding, not because i believe in any of that god crap, but because they look nicer than registry offices in the photographs.
I wasn't really brought up around religion at all, despite the Polish obsession with Catholicism. Having only discovered what agnostic means, I'd bracket myself as THAT, despite hating religion and all it's organised forms, but I'd like to think there's a BIT MORE and what we see.
The buildings, music and art it inspired are the best things to have come from Christianity.
I hate the stupid idea that says that organised religion has only caused war, division and destruction.
I'm a Hindu.
There are too many churches around.
We should convert half of them to a better use.
I don't think i'd ever want to study religion. Kinda defeats the point of it. It's a spiritual rather than academic thing.
To me religion is like a tattoo. One day I might get one.
There's a church in Muswell Hill that's been converted to a pub, it's fabulous
Churches converted to houses look UBER COOL.
YUCK - HOW SOVIET
I can't believe they used to use THIS
as a POTATO WAREHOUSE
At least everyone believes in potatoes.
you can have civil weddings in pretty places - i went to a beautiful evening one in a normal keep with a harpist and loads of candles. it was easily as lovely as a church wedding.
i wanted to understand why people do such crazy things in the name of religion - i wanted to try and get in their head a bit.
it's only spiritual if you actually believe in it.
my spirituality is my happiness with my friends and family - it's real, i can see it and i'm experiencing it now.
Registry offices are SHIT. Why don't people just wait til they can afford somewhere nice
Well quite, I may have already found what I want from life, in terms of spirituality, but I don't feel like I have... It's not that important to me, but since it was asked!
that is a bit snobbish - i do happen to agree that registry offices are a bit tacky but it's just my opinion. i'm sure people don't just use registry offices because they can't afford "somewhere nice"
depends on the registry office as well i guess - some are very old beautiful civic buildings, whereas some are just rubbish modern council buildings.
Imagine going to a civil wedding where a string quartet starts playing snow patrol's 'chasing cars'
I didn't say they were tacky. They're just boring. Even if they're in nice buildings the rooms themselves are always so dull
You see Colchester's main registry office is the fabulous victorian town hall and you pay a lot more to get married in that, coz it's a really beautiful building... And if you ain't Christian that covers all bases...
Probably a stupid question
What is a the soul meant to be?
i didn't say you did - but you did say that people only used them because they couldn't afford anything better... i'm pretty sure that they are lots of people's first choices regardless of the money!
they do come in all shapes and sizes you know.
Well THIS room would CERTAINLY suffice
I'm Spiritual by way of Muslim, I think.
depends if you actually believe in it.
I just thought there would be an umbrella definition for it
It scares me. The couple of times I've been in there, I always feel so SMALL. But there we go, you wouldn't feel ashamed getting married in that...
if a registry office is good enough for the future king of england....
my friend walked down the "aisle" (it was outside in a beautiful garden) to AC-DC's "all night long". each to their own!