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General Climbing Discussion

Poll Option Votes Graph
Athiest 90
69% 
Buddhist 5
4% 
Christian 23
18% 
Muslim 1
1% 
Jewish 1
1% 
Hindu 1
1% 
Other 8
6% 
Don't know due too many choices. 2
2% 

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O.T - Religion & Climbing Poll.

Chuck Norris
17/12/2009
9:35:11 PM
Going back to Mr Gorrillaholics original thesis....we the chockstone community have PROVEN that climbers are 30% more likely to be Buddhists than the general population.
Wendy
17/12/2009
10:31:42 PM
I'm quite curious about the virtual inversion of atheist-christian stats - ie the census has 18% no religion and 63% christian. No religion in the census includes agnostics, non religious spiritualism, humanism and rationalism. So that 18% would include the 8 or so others and probably that indecisive pair down the bottom as well. Which means that the Chocky community who could be bothered following this poll are remarkably less religious than the australian population as a whole, which incidentally is not high up on the non religious stakes. The scandanavian countries, a few bits of asia and former eastern block countries are overrun by heathens and even Israelis are less likely to be religious than us.

wallwombat
17/12/2009
10:55:14 PM
I think that 63% has to be taken with a grain of salt.

It's like when we used to go to scripture in primary school. The majority of kids would go to Church of England scripture. I, who came from a long line of atheists, went along too. They had cordial and cakes and put on really funny plays each week. It was fun to be at Church of England scripture.

I knew a lot of the kid's parents and they were no more religious than my parents. But, I think somewhere down the track, members of the family had been church going members of the Church of England and because of that they became Cof E by proxy. I think a lot of that 63% of the population who are Christians, may be Christians by proxy.

It's like that old joke about the Irish guy who tells another Irish guy that he's an atheist. The other Irish guy resonds "Yes, but are you a Catholic atheist or a Protestant atheist?"

If you get my drift.

prb
18/12/2009
10:33:55 AM
On 17/12/2009 Wendy wrote:

>I'm quite curious about the virtual inversion of atheist-christian stats

I was raised by Catholic parents and went to Catholic schools but at about the age of 7 decided I was
unconvinced by the evidence for a god. Although I ticked atheist above I feel the census is asking what
broad tribe you fit into, and ticked Christian.
Wendy
18/12/2009
11:04:32 AM
On 17/12/2009 wallwombat wrote:
>I think that 63% has to be taken with a grain of salt.
>

I did see some stats that suggested a lot less were active christians, but I still figure you must have a fair identification with it to tick the box on the census. So maybe the new poll is, how many people ticked something different on the census to this poll? With an option of how many people filled in the details of their pet budgie instead?

evanbb
18/12/2009
11:10:31 AM
On 18/12/2009 Wendy wrote:
>details of their pet budgie instead?

My pet chooks have told me they're not convinced about God. They've asked me to tick agnostic. Mostly because beaks/pens don't work.

They now believe in dogs too. Scared the carp out of them yesterday.
juanes
18/12/2009
4:00:34 PM
Religion is like substance abuse. Sure you feel great after some, but have too much and you will turn into a complete tool devoid of all objectivity and reason. Come the morning some one will always have to clean up your mess.

Note: Beer exempted.
juanes
18/12/2009
4:14:14 PM
On 18/12/2009 wallwombat wrote:
>Religion is NOTHING like beer.

You are right I could never be a tool. Have edited post to allow for my own consumption.

nmonteith
19/12/2009
7:53:39 AM
In the interwebpaper this morning...
http://www.smh.com.au/national/we-believe-in-miracles-and-ufos-20091218-l5p8.html
Wendy
19/12/2009
9:28:37 AM
has anyone else noticed what all this discussion has done to the ad column on the side? Christian singles. The history of monotheism. Global atheist converntion. The time to overcome.
Wendy
19/12/2009
9:37:51 AM
Hmm, did they find an unusually large collection of gullible people? UFOs, miracles, astrology and ESP? I'm surprised they didn't ask if we believe that the stork delivers babies, Santa comes down the chimney and the sun revolves around the earth.
cruthas@hotmail.com
8/01/2010
3:14:39 PM
Climberism isn't a religion, its an addiction! feeding climber addiction www.climberism.com

TheKitten
25/03/2011
10:21:17 AM
I just voted.
satan
25/03/2011
11:33:28 AM
My brother was always such a 'positive' wanker.

rodw
25/03/2011
1:11:28 PM
Sorry JayCee and satan....the end is nigh...at least for you anyway....

"Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12811197
hero
25/03/2011
2:22:08 PM
not happening fast enough for my mind.

What we need is a good old fashioned program.

Sorry, typo, I meant pogram (without the demnominational issues)

Miguel75
25/03/2011
2:56:28 PM
On 25/03/2011 hero wrote:
>not happening fast enough for my mind.
>
>What we need is a good old fashioned program.
>
>Sorry, typo, I meant pogram (without the demnominational issues)

Nothing says, 'TGIF' like a bit of genocide eh Hero?

dave h.
25/03/2011
11:21:05 PM
On 25/03/2011 hero wrote:
>not happening fast enough for my mind.
>
>What we need is a good old fashioned program.
>
>Sorry, typo, I meant pogram (without the demnominational issues)

Damn straight. It's not like 'religion' (using the term broadly) ever did anything for society.

We'd all be better off if universities hadn't been invented. And those women in Ethiopia who suffer from Vesico-vaginal fistulas (and are social outcasts as a result, because they are more or less permanently incontinent) would be heaps better off without Christian doctors like Catherine Hamlin.

Seriously, if you can't see the positive influence that religion has had and continues to have in the world then you have pretty much swallowed Chris hitchen's propaganda hook line and sinker. I don't think he truly believes all the things he wrote... Anyway, I'm not so naive as to think that all this influence has been positive.

What makes you so sure that a world without religion would be a better world?
rolsen1
26/03/2011
7:45:35 AM
Anyone had any experience or know more about Landmark Education?

Became aware last night that someone I know who is heavily into charity and self improvement stuff is involved in it.

rodw
26/03/2011
9:31:33 AM
"heaps better off without Christian doctors like Catherine Hamlin" ...is it because she is Christian she is making a difference or simply because she is an educated moral person who just so happens to be christian?

I do believe a secular based society is better than a religious one..were people are free to choose what they believe but religion cant dictate to others how to behave. Religion dosnt make or break a person in terms of how they act...and to believe it does to me comes across as being a bit naive. A wolf in sheeps clothing is still a wolf, and an arsehole that claims to be christian/muslim/jewish/aetheist is still an arsehole.

Of course seperating church from state is very hard to achieve, but will be better for all when it does properly happen IMHO.

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