More Labels for Religous Affiliation

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Do we need more labels to better identify a user's religous affiliation!

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More Labels for Religous Affiliation

Post by Cirion Spellbinder » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:16 am

Should users be able to identify with more specific labels than the ones provided or are the current ones sufficient as they encompass many of these more specific terms?

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Post by Cirion Spellbinder » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:24 am

I don't think I put this in the right category and am not exactly sure how to move it to another. I apologize for the misplacement.

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Post by caLRo » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:55 pm

What labels would you suggest? Would it be useful to add sub-labels? For example:

Religion: Atheist
Sub: Agnostic

But this raises the question about what is considered sub-label.
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Post by EquALLity » Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:58 pm

I remember that awhile ago some people were saying that the atheist label under the religion category should be: Atheist (none)

I think that's a good idea.
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Post by caLRo » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:30 pm

EquALLity wrote:I remember that awhile ago some people were saying that the atheist label under the religion category should be: Atheist (none)

I think that's a good idea.
If that is to emphasize that Atheism is not a religion, I agree. I don't want others to perceive me as having Atheism as my "religion". I do not believe. Instead, I lack belief, because I think the claim that god exists has not been sufficiently proven.
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Post by Cirion Spellbinder » Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:57 pm

I was thinking deist maybe or something of that nature and none instead of atheist seems much better

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Post by EquALLity » Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:03 pm

Deists aren't religious either, so maybe we should have:

'Atheist (none)'
'Deist (none)'
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Post by brimstoneSalad » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:38 pm

What's a religion?

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Post by EquALLity » Thu Jul 09, 2015 5:48 pm

brimstoneSalad wrote:What's a religion?
This seems rhetorical, but I think a reasonable definition would be a system of belief in something supernatural (and therefore involving faith), especially with a supreme being.
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Post by PsYcHo » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:28 pm

When it comes to subs, a Shia or a Sunni can still agree on Muslim, just as a Catholic or a Protestant can agree on Christian. I identify more closely with Atheist than any religion, yet I don't feel as an Agnostic that I am an Atheist. (Lotta A's in that last line!)

Perhaps an option to write-in would be helpful.

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