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View Poll Results: Which Abrahamic religion do you like the most overall?
Christianity 16 43.24%
Islam 5 13.51%
Judaism 16 43.24%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-24-2011, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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My apologies for not voting; but, as an agnostic, there is no legitimate choice for me. It's like asking me whether I'd rather live in Atlantis or Shangri-La. I can't respect any ideology that is created for the purpose of controlling people's minds and behavior. Each of the three of the religions you've listed represent different shades of the same irrational and dangerous concept.
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:22 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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What about going to a Bah Mitzvah where some guy keeps turning water into wine while I party with seventy-two virgins? Can I pick that one?
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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Obviously, none in practice. Otherwise I would have converted.

I would say Judaism. Judaism has a long history of intellectualism and who doesn't love Jewish humor?

But Christians have better holidays.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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The religion I most admire is Buddhism due to lack of god in it but if I had to chose I would be in agreement with the poster below.


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Obviously, none in practice. Otherwise I would have converted.

I would say Judaism. Judaism has a long history of intellectualism and who doesn't love Jewish humor?

But Christians have better holidays.
I would also pick Judaism because it is the predecessor of both Christianity and Islam.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Yeah, Judaism in its original form is just wonderful;

Israeli girl's plight highlights Jewish extremism - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.com
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Christianity is a religion with generally no daily life laws or rules, unlike Judaism & Islam.
You only believe in Jesus Christ and should behave like a good Christian.
And the definition of that is...? If one talks to most Fundamentalist/Evangelicals there sure seems to be a lot of "don'ts."

Don't read that, don't listen to that, don't wear that, don't watch that, don't drink that, don't go there, don't think like that...

Hmmm, sounds like rules to me.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Yeah, and then there's the story of the "radically liberal" woman in Israel who refused to move to the back of the bus for the Orthodox Jew...

http://972mag.com/bus-to-jerusalem-s...he-back/30213/

Or if you prefer a more American news article...

Israel's 'Rosa Parks' refuses to take back seat - CNN.com
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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None, how can a civilized person admire any of the listed religions when they are connected to hundreds of millions of deaths, are OK with slavery, condoned genocide, turn a blind eye to sex abuse and rape, and support prejudice in so many ways to fill this page if time allowed . A person with true morals would reject them all.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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I think modern Reform Judaism, which does seem to let the issue of god take a back seat to behaving ethically and being responsible to your family and community, is OK. Like any extremes, Orthodox and fundamentalist Judaism is bad. But I don't think one should need to identify with any religious group in order to behave ethically and be responsible to family and community. I know, I'm dreaming. But I think atheists are the most ethical people I know, and it's not fear-based.
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Old 01-08-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Default Which religion do you admire the most?

Buddhism
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