Most Tolerant Towards Opposing Views On Religion?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by shortie, Aug 10, 2010.

Most Tolerant Towards Opposing Views On Religion?

  1. Agnosticism

    10 vote(s)
    100.0%
  2. Atheism

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Theism

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Agnosticism is the view that the truth value of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—is unknown or unknowable.[1]

    Atheism, in a broad sense, is the rejection of belief in the existence of deities.[1] In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.[2] Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist.[3]

    Theism in the broadest sense is the belief that at least one deity exists.[1][2] In a more specific sense, theism refers to a doctrine concerning the nature of a monotheistic God and his relationship to the universe.[3] Theism, in this specific sense, conceives of God as personal, present and active in the governance and organization of the world and the universe. The use of the word theism as indicating a particular doctrine of monotheism arose in the wake of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century to contrast with the then emerging deism that contended that God, though transcendent and supreme, did not intervene in the natural world and could be known rationally but not via revelation.[4]


    Adherents of which of the above are most tolerant towards opposing views about religion?
     
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  3. Ricter

    Ricter

    Logically it would be the agnostics, as they are the "no opinion" group... ?
     
  4. that's what i think. we will see if ET agrees on that.

    i should have asked about the least tolerant group. maybe will do in another poll.
     
  5. I think it is the TRUE theists that are (or should be) the most tolerant. My conception of theisms is a one God. I would agree that the conception of God may not be unique across human minds, even in a given one written religion, but theism to me should lead to one God, and the acceptance of differences of belief in God, since it is God's will and authority to judge different perceptions of himself including the perceptions of the non-theists/others.


    Any religion should accept critique, but of course the critique should not be insults/etc. The problem in our world is that people do not critique or give honest opinions, but they actually insult others (maybe even on purpose), and even make fabrications to lower other faiths/religions/etc.

    Take for instance the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism). Abraham believed in one God. So these three religions refer to the same God, otherwise they will not be Abrahamic. Yet you hear people from each of the three religions insulting the two other religions, sometimes with the knowledge that what they are saying is false/untrue/lie/insult/etc.

    So there is a FOURTH category, those who call themselves theist but who are not.

    The TRUE theists are the best, and they will win no matter what :)

    Shortie: I cannot vote because the category Theism mixes true theists, and those who think they are theists.
     


  6. Who are your other favorite? Muhammed Ali, Fareed Zakaria, Mohammed Al-Aryan, Nassim Taleb, or Miss USA (she is muslim from Michigan I think)?
     
  7. Exactly. No need for a poll...the answer is clear.
     
  8. stu

    stu


    • Agnosticism is the view that the truth value of certain claims—especially claims about the existence or non-existence of any deity, but also other religious and metaphysical claims—is unknown or unknowable.[1]

    Therefore Agnosticism does not actually hold belief in any deity.


    • Atheism, in a broad sense, is the rejection of belief in the existence of deities.[1] In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.[2] Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist.[3]

    Therefore Atheism does not hold belief in any deity


    • Theism in the broadest sense is the belief that at least one deity exists.[1][2] In a more specific sense, theism refers to a doctrine concerning the nature of a monotheistic God and his relationship to the universe.[3] Theism, in this specific sense, conceives of God as personal, present and active in the governance and organization of the world and the universe. The use of the word theism as indicating a particular doctrine of monotheism arose in the wake of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century to contrast with the then emerging deism that contended that God, though transcendent and supreme, did not intervene in the natural world and could be known rationally but not via revelation.[4]

    Therefore a Theist does hold belief in a deity or deities



    The definition of Agnosticism, used in terms of religion is in my opinion, irrational and is usually a claim made in theism, that it is the only logical position when not adhering to religious belief.

    Apparently because it gives an impression that in non belief (which is atheism) there is always the seed of doubt.

    In my opinion, on the face of it and superficially at least, that suggests a lesser tolerance for atheism by those practising theism.
     
  9. stu

    stu

    There is no such thing as true Scotsmen or true theists.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_true_Scotsman
     
  10. that would be MONOtheism. Theism allows for any number of gods
     
    #10     Aug 10, 2010