#1 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -


#2 Edited by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

Come on Giantbomb, it is Census time. It isn't a religious debate. It isn't which is better. It is just what religion are you so we can see what the Giantbomb community is made up of.

If you want to discuss why you are what you are, go ahead, it is interesting to know. Apologies if I missed any specific ones, but I think I got most of the obvious.

As for me, I am an Atheist. I was born into a Christian family who went to Church and were members of Christian Other - that being Church of England, the church you are having when you are not having a church. I never believed in a God from an early age as it simply made no sense to me. Still doesn't.

Let the Census begin! Be nice.

EDIT: I should have added "Amish" ............. I am not sure how many Amish video gamers there are.

#3 Edited by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

Atheist, because that is what is trending right now.

#4 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

Raised Catholic, been Atheist since I was ten.

#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

Athei-what's Confucius doing up there? Does his system of belief count as a religion? I thought it was just a treatise on why family is totally awesome (and ghosts and stuff, I guess).

#6 Posted by Dagbiker (6964 posts) -

My beliefs are more Buddhist then atheist, but I don't believe in a God. also is it weird that spell check tells me to capitalize Buddhist, but corrects atheist to lowercase, I don't know.

#7 Edited by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

Athei-what's Confucius doing up there? Does his system of belief count as a religion? I thought it was just a treatise on why family is totally awesome (and ghosts and stuff, I guess).

I don't even know what it is. Seriously. Never looked it up, Still, it was on the list of religions. I didn't include your Moon religion as I don't know what it is. You can be other!

On our local government census, I declared myself religion to be Jediism, as any good geek should.

#8 Posted by Cheesebob (1235 posts) -

I am on the athiest side of Agnostic, but I still classify myself as agnostic.

#9 Posted by Twinsun (471 posts) -

I'm agnostic, cause it's the only logical stance to take imo.

#10 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Cheesebob said:

I am on the athiest side of Agnostic, but I still classify myself as agnostic.

I call myself a Fundamentalist Atheist. I assume that is a real term, although being an Atheist makes you fundamentalist by logic.

I can't wait for a Rastafarian, Vodun or Druid to vote and explain what their religion is all about.

#11 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Contrarian:

We don't have religion. Like, at all.

#12 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@Contrarian:

We don't have religion. Like, at all.

Well then, it's a pity Newt won't be President, as clealry we need to send a colony of missionaries to you desolate land to civilise you and bring venereal diseases.

#13 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

Irreligious. Fuck religion.

#14 Posted by Dagbiker (6964 posts) -

I like when people use "logic" in religion threads, unless you are describing your religion as "my religion is logic." then nothing about religion is logical, its about beliefs, not facts, not science.

#15 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Contrarian:

Fuck your selfish Earthly colonialism. Do you know the shit I had to put up with when you assholes simply landed on the Moon? RIOTS BROKE OUT BECAUSE OF YOUR OUROBOROS LEVELS OF EGOTISTICAL SELF FELLATIO.

#16 Posted by JustKamToo (681 posts) -

I stopped believing in make-believe friends a long time ago.

#17 Edited by Marz (5648 posts) -

i was born in a catholic family... i'm not a true atheist as i believe there is some greater power but not necessarily in any god or gods... so i don't know what i would associate myself with.

*edit* (after looking up some definitions i guess i fall under Agnostic)

#18 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

I like when people use "logic" in religion threads, unless you are describing your religion as "my religion is logic." then nothing about religion is logical, its about beliefs, not facts, not science.

We will never be rid of faith. Agreed that logic has nothing to do with it. I believe we are hard wired to have faith, to explain our existence. Then there are those who don't need a simple explanation and can be content with not knowing the answer. I like to be respectful to religious people though. My Mormon friends bless the food in our home when they visit, doesn't bother me. I think it would be rude to say no, as it doesn't hurt me.

@Video_Game_King said:

@Contrarian:

Fuck your selfish Earthly colonialism. Do you know the shit I had to put up with when you assholes simply landed on the Moon? RIOTS BROKE OUT BECAUSE OF YOUR OUROBOROS LEVELS OF EGOTISTICAL SELF FELLATIO.

You will eventually succumb. They all do.

#19 Edited by CaLe (3957 posts) -

Whoever chose Shinto is a fucking liar.

And why you no Aum Shinrikyo poll? Why you no Aum Shinrikyo??

#20 Posted by Dagbiker (6964 posts) -

@Contrarian said:

@Dagbiker said:

I like when people use "logic" in religion threads, unless you are describing your religion as "my religion is logic." then nothing about religion is logical, its about beliefs, not facts, not science.

We will never be rid of faith. Agreed that logic has nothing to do with it. I believe we are hard wired to have faith, to explain our existence. Then there are those who don't need a simple explanation and can be content with not knowing the answer. I like to be respectful to religious people though. My Mormon friends bless the food in our home when they visit, doesn't bother me. I think it would be rude to say no, as it doesn't hurt me.

@Video_Game_King said:

@Contrarian:

Fuck your selfish Earthly colonialism. Do you know the shit I had to put up with when you assholes simply landed on the Moon? RIOTS BROKE OUT BECAUSE OF YOUR OUROBOROS LEVELS OF EGOTISTICAL SELF FELLATIO.

You will eventually succumb. They all do.

I agree, some people need the hope that faith brings, or the companionship that God gives. who the hell am I to rip that away from them.

#21 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -

Atheist. I believe there is no proof of any god, and i think that religion sets too many conditions.

And i am very surprised anyone picked Satanism.

#22 Posted by BeachThunder (11828 posts) -

Join us next time when Contrarian asks more personal questions on a video game forum! Coming up next time on Contrarian Asks:, "What are you wearing?".

#23 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@CaLe said:

Whoever chose Shinto is a fucking liar.

And why you no Aum Shinrikyo poll? Why you no Aum Shinrikyo??

Why would they be a liar and prehaps I should have added "Cult" to satisfy your needs!

I see Mitt Romney has joined us with our one Mormon vote. Just joking, I played a lot of Mario Kart with one ofmy Mormon friends and he kicked my arse - not very Christian of him.

#24 Posted by CaLe (3957 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

I agree, some people need the hope that faith brings, or the companionship that God gives. who the hell am I to rip that away from them.

You're an enabler.

#25 Edited by mandude (2669 posts) -

Atheist, with a healthy dose of pagan (druid?) tradition.

#26 Posted by Contrarian (1143 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

Join us next time when Contrarian asks more personal questions on a video game forum! Coming up next time on Contrarian Asks:, "What are you wearing?".

Soooooo, what are you wearing?

I am in your computer, prying into your private lives .......... for the love of SpongeBob, put some pants on!

#27 Posted by Slay3r1583 (606 posts) -

Atheist. My parents aren't religious and never try to instill any kind of beliefs in me and I've never cared to try to find religion on my own.

#28 Posted by Dagbiker (6964 posts) -

@CaLe said:

@Dagbiker said:

I agree, some people need the hope that faith brings, or the companionship that God gives. who the hell am I to rip that away from them.

You're an enabler.

You only think that because you think your view is right, they think their view is right.

#29 Edited by NTM (7335 posts) -

My mom likes to believe in the ways of Protestant Christianity, but doesn't really do anything about it, but my Grandfather does (goes to church, plays guitar and sings songs about the lord), and I'm not exactly sure what my Grandmother is (Catholic or Protestant), but she's pretty religious too, though she doesn't go to church. I never knew my dad's parents, so I don't know what they were. My dad and brothers aren't religious; I think they're agnostic, though none of them outright said that. I guess I'm agnostic, kind of.

I don't really like Atheism, 'cause that's uninteresting, but I don't really care to believe in any religion, and when someone talks to me about it and tries to convert me, it bothers me 'cause I feel like those people are ignorant. I could be wrong though, but no one can tell for sure. All I know is that I like life, and I know right from wrong. I like science, what happens on Earth, and what could potentially happen in space. When it comes to after death, all I can say is I don't really believe in any of it, but I'd like to think there's some sort of life after death. My concerns aren't with religion, but life as a whole.

#30 Posted by TheRealJpoe (134 posts) -

Raised a back pew Baptist in a family of southern gospel singers.

#31 Posted by N7 (3580 posts) -

Of course I believe in God(Christian), somebody's out for me.

#32 Posted by Dots (115 posts) -

@NTM said:

I don't really like Atheism, 'cause that's uninteresting, but I don't really care to believe in any religion, and when someone talks to me about it and tries to convert me, it bothers me 'cause I feel like those people are ignorant. I could be wrong though, but no one can tell for sure. All I know is that I like life, and I know right from wrong. I like science, what happens on Earth, and what could potentially happen in space. When it comes to after death, all I can say is I don't really believe in any of it, but I'd like to think there's some sort of life after death. My concerns aren't with religion, but life as a whole.

This is basically my stance as well.

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#33 Posted by CaLe (3957 posts) -

@N7 said:

Of course I believe in God(Christian), somebody's out for me.

What do you mean 'of course' .. like everyone else does? And who is out for you? Do you mean looking out for you? Are you special?

#34 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

A.

#35 Posted by TruthTellah (8754 posts) -

Considering how many atheists and agnostics we have here on Giant Bomb, it's still amazing to me how one of the most common topics in the forums is religion. There's something intriguing about how obsessed and concerned many duders are with religious topics.

It doesn't really bother me much, as I think religion is interesting; though, I do dislike how often these threads simply devolve into arguments over who believes in God or spirits or the supernatural the least. Eventually, you just get some pleasant, high fellow who comes in and talks about how he's simply happy with life and the world and we don't need belief in things, just paint with the colors of the wind, man, etc.

#36 Posted by mlarrabee (2920 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

Join us next time when Contrarian asks more personal questions on a video game forum! Coming up next time on Contrarian Asks:, "What are you wearing?".

That's not controversial enough! Join us next week when he'll ask about our feelings on the legalization of marijuana! And the following when we discuss the Iraqi war!

Same time, same station!

#37 Posted by N7 (3580 posts) -
@CaLe said:

@N7 said:

Of course I believe in God(Christian), somebody's out for me.

What do you mean 'of course' .. like everyone else does? And who is out for you? Do you mean looking out for you? Are you special?


#38 Posted by JasonR86 (9657 posts) -

I'm Christian-Other. I define myself as a Christian but I don't like to bend myself to fit specific models of this religion. I just believe what I believe. I also 'believe' I'm in the minority here.

#39 Posted by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

Join us next time when Contrarian asks more personal questions on a video game forum! Coming up next time on Contrarian Asks:, "What are you wearing?".

Yep, it's getting a bit weird.

#40 Posted by mscupcakes (612 posts) -

The burden of proof of the existence of gods hasn't been met by anyone claiming they exist so atheism is the default position.

#41 Posted by BoG (5187 posts) -

@Contrarian said:

@CaLe said:

Whoever chose Shinto is a fucking liar.

And why you no Aum Shinrikyo poll? Why you no Aum Shinrikyo??

Why would they be a liar and prehaps I should have added "Cult" to satisfy your needs!

I see Mitt Romney has joined us with our one Mormon vote. Just joking, I played a lot of Mario Kart with one ofmy Mormon friends and he kicked my arse - not very Christian of him.

I'm not Mitt Romney.

#42 Posted by CaLe (3957 posts) -

@N7: Now I feel silly. I've always been silly though.

#43 Posted by jewunit (1056 posts) -

J-J-J-J-J-J-J-Jew Unit!

#44 Posted by N7 (3580 posts) -
@CaLe: Word. I was stealing the quote in such a way that no one could accuse me! Everyone wins!
#45 Posted by EchoEcho (820 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

I'm Christian-Other. I define myself as a Christian but I don't like to bend myself to fit specific models of this religion. I just believe what I believe. I also 'believe' I'm in the minority here.

I was raised Christian - Protestant (Assemblies of God), and that's what I voted since it's typically how I view and explain my beliefs -- although "Christian - Other" is perhaps a little closer to the truth these days, since it's been a long time since I've actually paid attention to the specific beliefs of any given denomination.

#46 Posted by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: So... so they did land on the moon. No just a studio then.

#47 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@IkariNoTekken:

Yes, they totally landed on the Moon. The flag and lander that are up there are fake, though; the real ones are in a Lunar musuem, detailing those terrible riots and the thing that caused them.

#48 Posted by optimusprime223 (397 posts) -

It has been my stance for sometime that if you want to believe in God, you go right ahead its your right and I respect that. However, following a religion is one of the dumbest things one can engage in. Next to soccer.

Why would you actively want to live your life your life according to someone else's rules about what you should and shouldn't do? especially if that person was alive 2000 years ago? it is just dumb to me. Live your life how you want to live it, be good in the way you think is right and if there is a God I am sure he will get your intention and only the most vile and evil end up in Hell.

Sorry if I annoyed anyone, but its how I feel on this subject. I chose Jediism, not because I believe its a real thing, but because it is about as real as anything else on the list...

#49 Edited by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

Apathetic Agnostic (aka I don't know and I don't care)

#50 Posted by odezma (13 posts) -

Irreligious - Secular Humanist

Religion = Mankind's fear of becoming just worm food.