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I wouldn't expect anything else from bloody protestants
There's actually an option to enable vote changing when you create a poll.Feragorn said:That's an issue with the forum software, who clearly didn't expect people to ever change religion.
I my case, I was born into a Sunni family. Although not very religious, it was important especially for elders in my family. Later when I was a teenager I became an atheist because of the amount of stupidity in this religion. Then I got very interested in languages and saw how people twisted sentences to change their meanings and became aware that Quran was not really telling what people thought it was. At that point I realized that Sunnis and atheists in Turkey were defending the same thing; what islam really is. It was according to them cravings of madmen vs prophets. But they were not using logic to reach their conclusion. Then I decided that I was neither a Sunni or an atheist. I was simply me and whatever I understood from everything only concerned me. So my religion is the ancalimon religion.About that, I wanted to ask some things. The main idea is how and why anyone would change his/her faith system, in this day and age? I get how it could go earlier in history. No available religious texts, power of the educated clergy vs. an exceedingly large amount of illiteracy, tons of superstition(we still have that, but yeah), 'forced' change, either just for show or for real, under duress etc. The list is pretty much endless, concerning those less illuminated times.
But now, most of those things are non-existent, you can have every religious text you want in any format you find easier to read or even listen to, there's (in most cases) no force that compels you to change religion. I don't think there was ever another period with the amount of free will we have today. And most important of all, the peer pressure is lessened in religion, too. And since religion is based solely on faith, isnt' it strange for someone to change his entire belief system? And just to be clear, I know there are conversions still, but those are mostly of people previously indifferent to religion follwoing one. I am talking about some who was stongly following Religion A and then follows Religion B, which often is opposite Religion A. It's a bit strange to do a 180o turn on your beliefs, otherwise.
Just a question/rant to get the thread going a bit. And since we have Magorian around, I thought I should take advantage.
Well, that sums it up pretty nicely. And at the same time is the most ancalimon thing ever.my religion is the ancalimon religion.