This is just a poll to figure out what the general religious (or non-religious) faiths of Iwaku are, for my own curiosity. Here's a quick hitlist of what this thread is, and what this thread isn't. This thread is not about debating the merits of one spiritual choice over another. See that thread tag up there? "Poll." Not "debate." If I catch anyone trying to attack someone else for their religious beliefs, I'll call the hammer squad. You'll feel the results, guaranteed. You can feel free to explain why you came to believe one thing over another, but consider this thread a sanctuary: No fighting here. To the end of sanctuary, I will be refraining from posting my own beliefs (save voting in the poll) unless otherwise requested, and will act solely as a neutral arbitrator to prevent debates. The poll's results will be hidden from view until you vote, vote-changing is disallowed, and voter identity concealed. This ensures that you vote for what you believe, rather than what the majority believes. There are hundreds of beliefs on Earth. Some beliefs will be categorized together (ex: Protestantism and its hundreds of offspring), and others may not make it on the poll. There will be an "other" option to reflect this. Feel free to explain further in a post below, if you wish. Below, you can find a list of questions to answer, if you desire to further enunciate your views. I've tucked away additional questions you can answer in this spoiler tag below. It's all nicely formatted for you too. Copy-Paste Questions (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) [b]--What is your (non-)religious affiliation?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Why did you choose this belief over others? Is there any particular reason, or were you born into it?[/b] Answer here! [b]--How strongly do you believe in your (non-)religious belief?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Do you actively attempt to convert others to your beliefs? Why or why not?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Do your parents/family share the same (non-)religious beliefs? Do they approve of your choice, disapprove, or feel nothing about it?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Did you always believe in your present (non-)religious belief, or did you convert later on in life? If so, what did you used to belief? Why did your beliefs change?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Do your (non-)religious beliefs impact your ability to hold stable relationships (friendships, romances, et cetera) with others who do not share the same beliefs?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Do you believe you could change your views now, or are they set in stone, never to be changed again?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Would you ever commit an act of violence in the name of your (non-)religious beliefs? If so, under what circumstances or conditions?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Do your (non-)religious views influence your political views? If so, how significantly?[/b] Answer here! [b]--Would you consider yourself agnostic or gnostic?[/b] Answer here! (Agnostic - Without absolute certainty of one's beliefs. Gnostic - Absolute certainty of one's beliefs. Ex: "Agnostic Atheist", "Gnostic Atheist", "Agnostic Theist", "Gnostic Theist.") [b]--Thank you for answering these questions! Here, have a ferret. Remember, if anyone harasses you in this thread about your beliefs, just let a moderator know and they'll take care of it![/b] Answer here!