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  1. haolcatx

    haolcatx New Member

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    I am just curious about the general background of the people here. I would be interesting in knowing:

    1) political tendencies
    2) general religion
    3) education level
    4) one two industry fields (depending on age) you have spent some time in in your lifetime.

    For me:

    1) moderate liberal who tends to vote democrat
    2) agnostic atheist (weak atheist)/secular humanist
    3) b.a. 4 year degree in business
    4) sales, retail
     
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    1) political tendencies - Republican (however I vote per/issue)
    2) general religion - Christian / Assemblies of God
    3) education level - High School - I friggin HATED school
    4) one two industry fields (depending on age) you have spent some time in in your lifetime - Secretarial and Home Renovation
     
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    1) political tendencies - Was staunch GOP - Still GOP but now allow my mind to listen to all sides.

    2) general religion - Christian (no denominational lables)

    3) education level - Quit school in 10th grade, got GET 6 yrs. later.

    4) one two industry fields (depending on age) you have spent some time in in your lifetime. - Grocery Industry & Painting & Wallpaper Contractor.
     
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    1. Poly - Somewhere between left field and middle ground.

    2. Religion - Physically and mentally abused as a child & teenager through the Mormon church. Now atheist, though I find comfort and sense in many Buddhist teachings.

    3. B.A. in Psychology

    4. student, sales.
     
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    I have a soft spot for Buddhism too. I don't believe in reincarnation anymore than I believe in any other afterlife, but I love buddhist teachings on full acceptance on ones life choices, particulary in the practice of the 8-fold path. I also, have much respect for the pacifisim it embraces for living things.

    Don't you mean a B.S. in psychology?

    Is your handle king Nazgul in reference to Tolkien's character by the same name in "Lord of the Rings"?
     
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    No, it is a B.A. My minor was German and foreign languages can count as a Bachelor of Arts, so I opted for that.

    Yes, it does refer to the Lord of the Nazgul, the witch king of Angmar.
     
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    1) political tendencies
    2) general religion
    3) education level
    4) one two industry fields (depending on age) you have spent some time in in your lifetime.

    For me:

    1) Smithian Capitalist with Anarcho-Capitalist leanings, as such I hate most politicians;).
    2) Jeffersonian Deism (I believe in a creator God, but don't follow any specific sect, demonination, or dogma).
    3) In College - Economics & Commerce major
    4) Banking & Landscaping
     
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    A lot of people don't know that many of the founding father's including Jefferson were deists. John Adams was a deist, Ben Franklin was deist, so was Washington, James Madison. Here is a link for that:

    http://www.deism.org/foundingfathers.htm

    For those that don't know a deist is one who believes in God but feels that God holds a more neutral stance in man's affairs, as opposed to having a personal relationship with man.

    In the context of early american deism I think many of them would have been more apt to have being atheists or agnostics but at the time the Adam and Eve theory was the predominant theory of human origin in their culture, Darwins book "Origin of the Species" wasn't written and DNA, which was discoved in 1953 by Dr. Watson and Dr Crick (both themselves atheists), wasn't on the table.

    Many Pagans down here in Austin are deists (they either have their own covens or are Pagan/UU). UU itself has some deists.
     
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    I'm more of a classical, western "christianesque" deist.