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Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:06 pm
by Ariel
Dear all.
A request from Brain. He wants to know the religious affiliation of FFI members, as he is trying to unblock the site from netnanny and few other content filter software. People there are arguing that we are not representing a wide spectrum of society and that only few Christian and Muslim fundamentalists visit the site.

So can you please cast your vote?

Thank you in advance.

Ariel.

Re: Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:38 pm
by Ariel
Come on guys, Where are the votes.
Are there no Muslims in the building ?
joseph , you as proud Muslim? Why do you not vote?

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:05 pm
by Sanitarium
<nitpick>

Atheism is not a 'religious affiliation.

</nitpick>

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:11 pm
by skynightblaze
Atheist Rocks!

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:22 pm
by Ariel
Sanitarium wrote:<nitpick>

Atheism is not a 'religious affiliation.

</nitpick>


I know Sani, but we want to count them anyway.

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:27 pm
by ixolite
I changed the thread to global, so it should now show in all fora.

EDIT:
Atheist and Ex-Catholic here :D

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:32 pm
by Brain
I wants this thread cached in search engines.
I'm hoping not just votes but comments also as why they follow this or that religion.

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:09 pm
by planck
Atheism is not a 'religious affiliation.

Yes, that's right. It's a mental disorder.
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Hgh? No jews, muslims, or sikhs.

No shintos or confucionists or mormons, zoroastrians. What the hell.

But seriously. This is a rather secular forum but agnosticism should also be a choice.

I picked christianity because I'm a catholic. But I'm hardly a religious catholic though. I'm a deist and I do believe in religion because it makes a better society. But the religion has to be an ethical one. And islam has many ethical problems.
And I've never really been enthralled by atheism. I've always held the belief that there are two reasons to be an atheist. 1) They had a bad personal experience with someone of a particular faith that they now loathe. And now they carry that resentment for that particular faith, even though the quarrel they have is with that individual. And 2) It's stylish, fashionable, and en vogue. It's so chic not to be constrained by the quaint, simplistic, values of an antiquated holy book.

But on a website like this one, it's much more advantageous to be an atheist. If you're going to criticize islam, it's better to be on a non-religious plane. Because a muslim who is offended by this forum could easily play the tu quoque game with you if you're christian or jewish or hindu.

"You don't like islam---well, what about the crusades?"

"You don't like islam---well, what about the zionists in palestine?"

"You don't like islam---well, what about the caste system?

And then it becomes a *my religion is better than your religion* game. But if this forum were sponsored by evangelical christians who were actively looking to convert muslims out of their religion---then they'll just roll their eyes. :roll:

And that's because a believing theist is laughed at as just another crazy wacko who is not a muslim.

Anywho..........may god bless all of us :pray:

at least until the day of judgment where some of us will go to hell :evil2:

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:02 pm
by mrcommonsensenow
I can't vote. :cry: I'm agnostic not "other religious affiliation".

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 7:52 am
by CuteCoot
I voted "other" as I am a gnostic and universalist.

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:06 am
by survivor
Ariel wrote:Dear all.
A request from Brain. He wants to know the religious affiliation of FFI members, as he is trying to unblock the site from netnanny and few other content filter software. People there are arguing that we are not representing a wide spectrum of society and that only few Christian and Muslim fundamentalists visit the site.

So can you please cast your vote?

Thank you in advance.

Ariel.

I am a ' Spiritual Atheist' Aka 'Nothing'.

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:09 am
by IoshkaFutz
If these percentages remain stable (more or less) will the Net-Nannies be pleased? Is there a proper balance among the the deluded / mentally ill / right-thinking for FFI to see the light of day among the worried business class?

Re: Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:25 pm
by joseph
Ariel wrote:
Come on guys, Where are the votes.

Are there no Muslims in the building ?

joseph , you as proud Muslim? Why do you not vote?



Sorry Ariel. I was so busy. I have voted now.

You are right.

I am a very proud muslim who loves Ala and His book Koran and His pure religion of Islam and His holy messenger prophet Mohamed.

I read this creed every day:

"There is no God except Ala and Mohamed is the Messenger of Ala."

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Re: Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:29 pm
by gupsfu
joseph wrote:I read this creed every day:

You mean "crap", right?

Re: Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:31 pm
by Sanitarium
gupsfu wrote:
joseph wrote:I read this creed every day:

You mean "crap", right?

You mean the Qrap, right?

Re: Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:55 pm
by Ariel
joseph wrote:
Ariel wrote:
Come on guys, Where are the votes.

Are there no Muslims in the building ?

joseph , you as proud Muslim? Why do you not vote?



Sorry Ariel. I was so busy. I have voted now.



Thank you for voting joseph.

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:18 pm
by Ibn Rushd
Am I the only Jew here? :huh:

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 3:08 am
by Icur2wyz4m3
I am an atheist.

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:25 am
by CuteCoot
IoshkaFutz wrote:If these percentages remain stable (more or less) will the Net-Nannies be pleased?

Pleased or not, they'll conclude that there is no genuine dialogue here between Muslims and non-Muslims, only between non-Muslim theists and non-Muslim atheists.

Re: Message from M.. Religious affiliation of FFI members

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:57 am
by IoshkaFutz
CuteCoot wrote:
IoshkaFutz wrote:If these percentages remain stable (more or less) will the Net-Nannies be pleased?

Pleased or not, they'll conclude that there is no genuine dialogue here between Muslims and non-Muslims, only between non-Muslim theists and non-Muslim atheists.


6.25% are Muslims, that's a higher percentage than Muslims in Netnannyland.

But it's not all about dialogue. No one posts on all the forums he visits. So imaginably there are many Muslims who lurk.

Are there any rules AGAINST the presence of Muslims here at FFI? Not a one. So we are celebrating diversity. We are wedded to diversity!

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We are wedded to diversity! Diversity is good! We are wedded to diversity! Why aren't the nannies happy with FFI?
(Liberals)