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Poll: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
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Protestant
28.57%
6 28.57%
Catholic
42.86%
9 42.86%
Greek or Russian Orthodox etc
4.76%
1 4.76%
some other Christian background
9.52%
2 9.52%
no Christian background
0%
0 0%
some other religious background
9.52%
2 9.52%
no religious background at all
4.76%
1 4.76%
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Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
#1
Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
Atheists may have a Protestant grandfather or a Catholic Grandmother  etc.

It may be interesting to talk about our background a bit.
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#2
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
(March 14, 2020 at 10:51 am)Dundee Wrote: Atheists may have a Protestant grandfather or a Catholic Grandmother  etc.

It may be interesting to talk about our background a bit.

My entire family is Catholic for as far back as we can tell (1720-ish).

I think you’ll find that the majority of atheists here have a Christian background, and why wouldn’t they? Atheism isn’t hereditary.


Boru
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#3
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
My dad and his family were/are Catholic. Mom's side mostly Methodist. In order for them to marry in the eyes of The Church mom had to agree that any kids born to them would be raised Catholic. *she was 16 at the time so I doubt a tremendous amount of thought was put into the decision*

As a little kid I went to Catechism classes until we moved to dad's hometown where all the schools except the kindergarten were Catholic schools.

We were put through the paces and the sacraments as expected but religion wasn't really a big deal within our family other than presenting the appearance of being good mass-attending and tithing Catholics so as to appease dad's Catholic clients...and most of them were Catholic.

My sister and I are atheist and my brother did the church thing to get the price break for his son's middle and high school education at Catholic schools.

edit - shortly before my dad's death he told me he was an atheist and had been for quite a while.
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#4
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
My grandmother is a Baptist, and helped raise my sister and I in religion. My parents aren't very religious, and I left, but my sister held on to it. To the point that she sends her kids to a christian school. It gets annoying when she comes over, and wants everyone to say grace before eating. We never did that when we were kids, and I was shut down when I ignored it at first.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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#5
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
(March 14, 2020 at 10:59 am)arewethereyet Wrote: edit - shortly before my dad's death he told me he was an atheist and had been for quite a while.

This may be the case quite often - more often than people usually think. Cool
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#6
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
Zero religion in home when I was kid. Not much contact with the cousins. (We were in Indiana, they were in the Ozarks.) Presumably g-grands were Prots.
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#7
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
Mom Catholic, dad nominally Lutheran but except for marrying or burying he never set foot in a church.
President TRE45ON sucks.
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#8
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
My birthgivers were strictly into Zuul.
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#9
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
(March 14, 2020 at 12:36 pm)no one Wrote: My birthgivers were strictly into Zuul.
Save a fortune on mattresses.
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#10
RE: Have you got some kind of Christian backgound?
My immediate family were/are nominally CofE, not that this means anything.
I was sent to a catholic school for the educational reputation.
Somewhere in my background I have an ancestor who was supposed to be involved in the first Sunday school.
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