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  • #16
    Asatru heathen (and no, I've never been to prison, nor am I a white supremacist).
    Peak weight on Standard American Diet: 316.8 lbs
    Initial Weight When Starting Primal: 275 lbs
    Current weight: 210.8 lbs
    Goal weight: 220 lbs (or less): MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

    The way "ChooseMyPlate.gov" should have looked:
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    • #17
      There are a lot of people in the world who are moral and non-christian. I am not christian, and highly moral. Almost to the point of being truly annoying. Possibly beyond that point.

      I'm probably most closely buddhst, but I'm not that religious. I did pick up nichiren practice to have a liturgy to share with DS, but I mostly then adapted it to explaining the 4 noble truths. Also, we talk about everything in terms of myths/stories with all this stuff. I think buddhism holds an accessible philosophy -- and so that's why I teach it to my son.

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      • #18
        My girlfriend is Catholic (she believes but doesn't attend church except for special occasions) and I am atheist. We have a standing agreement not to attempt to convert the other. We never argue religion an rarely mention the topic. Granted, we're not attempting to have kids together but still. Her twelve year old daughter agrees with her my eleven year old son seems atheist so far. As long as I'm allowed to believe as I will and not ridiculed for it I'll always be willing to do the same for anyone else. I don't see an issue there.
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Daemonized View Post
          My girlfriend is Catholic (she believes but doesn't attend church except for special occasions) and I am atheist. We have a standing agreement not to attempt to convert the other. We never argue religion an rarely mention the topic. Granted, we're not attempting to have kids together but still. Her twelve year old daughter agrees with her my eleven year old son seems atheist so far. As long as I'm allowed to believe as I will and not ridiculed for it I'll always be willing to do the same for anyone else. I don't see an issue there.
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          • #20
            I believe that you don't choose a religion, a religion chooses you.

            Just started going to Universalist Unitarian myself. They seem to be Very Nice People. If anything, they aren't religious enough for me. No problem, I'll get my religiony stuff from having semi-paganish thoughts, and my human stuff from the UU's.

            If your GF simply says "a Christian" without a denomiation (protestant, methodist, lutheran), then she's probably fundamentalist and they don't seem to compromise well.

            It may help you to go to Beliefnet.com and take their quiz: Belief-O-Matic - Beliefnet.com

            It's a website commited to help people to choosing a faith (or having a faith choose them?).
            5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
              I don't think morality/good character and religion have anything to do with one another. There are very moral and very immoral people who are both christian and non christian.
              Couldn't agree more with this. I consider myself casually Buddhist.

              Religion can be a hardline in relationships. It may be that it was fine to date someone outside the church, but not fine to marry them. That sucks for you, but you simply need to accept it. And I don't mean fake faith, I mean the relationship may need to end.

              If you both want kids, and she wants them raised with strong church ties, and you don't, that's going to be a dealbreaker, just as much as one of you wanting kids and the other not.

              You can be Christian without following the Bible verbatim. The teachings of Christ revolve primarily around acceptance, freely giving of wealth, loyalty, fidelity, honesty... general integrity type things. You can live a life in Christ's way without blindly believing everything printed in the most recent iteration of the Bible.

              Perhaps if interested you can find a new place to attend for worship that embraces the concept that much of the Bible is metaphorical (or at least acknowledge that as a handed down much transcribed bit of work, it has evolved a great deal) and encourages discussions about faith and what to do when it is flagging.
              yay!

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              • #22
                Belief o Matic says I'm UU. I disagree, and it's moderately important. heh.
                "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                B*tch-lite

                Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                • #23
                  Proud Pagan here. Kitchen Witch with Roman leanings... and some conservative churchy tendencies even though I was never raised Christian. Go figure- lol.

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                  • #24
                    Non-christian here same with hubby. I really can't imagine being with a christian, I just can't get over the whole Hell concept (among other things). For a creator to condemn those that don't believe to an eternity of torture is just twisted. Also if this beautiful and unique planet was made by their benevolent creator why aren't christians up in arms over the way it's being trashed?

                    Like others have said dating some one and marrying some one are 2 different things. If your core beliefs are so different it would make your life together so much more challenging especially if want to have kids.
                    Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                    • #25
                      I am a northern traditions heathen and the wife is a recovering Anglican who now loves the UU church. Personally I find them too nice and it makes me twitchy. Then again I find overly nice people kinda fake, no one can be that nice all the time.

                      The best you can do is use this as a way to follow the path that the divine has offered and see where it leads, read the bible if you wish. If you can make it work great but dont adopt if you dont truly feel it.

                      I grew up Fundy baptist and walked away when I was 8. Let me tell ya the fun that caused.
                      Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one http://www.utilikilts.com/company/pr...ilts/workmans/ actually.

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                      • #26
                        I was raised Christian and married a Muslim. Interfaith relationships can work, but everyone has to be on board. Parents, community, etc.
                        As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again.

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                        • #27
                          I was a right-wing fundamentalist bible-thumper for a serious chunk of my life. Way, way right. No, Pat Robertson was too liberal, look way to the right of him.

                          Now? I'm a fairly laid-back, atheistic-pagan-buddhist-free spirited wiccan priestess. Sorta.

                          I just hate boxes.

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                          • #28
                            Why do so many people associate being right-wing with being a Christian? I think science and evolution has only made me more conservative, not less.
                            Started 9/5/11 at 212lb
                            Last weigh in 12/10/11 at 188lb
                            Goal: 160

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                            • #29
                              Yea, I actually run an atheist group at my university.

                              Im a full bore heathen

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                              • #30
                                Infidel here. I'm an atheist. I also like the Buddhist philosophy. I get along with most religious people regardless of how they think of my beliefs.
                                Keep it going, Mark

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