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    Quote Originally Posted by DrCheese View Post
    or even the flying Spaghetti Monster. I have been touched by His Noodly Appendage.
    That's how you catch nasties....


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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    I thought pride was a sin?
    EDIT: Okay, I get what you were saying. But loving thy God, thy children or a job well done is not a sin. Loving thyself in an arrogant manor is a sin.

    Is All Pride a Mortal Sin?

    What if you are proud to be an American, a Canadian, or an Australian? What about parents and teachers who always tell children to take pride in their achievements? And employers who want workers to take pride in their work? Are they all wrong? What’s wrong with pride?
    Well, in the context above, nothing. Being proud of your country, your race, or your association with a group isn’t a sin, neither is being proud of a job well done or of reaching a goal. This kind of pride is experiencing joy in achievement or having gratitude for a sense of belonging. That’s okay; it’s not a sin.
    What Kind of Pride is Sinful?

    Sinful pride is an inordinate love of the self: super-confidence and distorted self-esteem that ignores one's shortcomings.
    Pride is a sin when it becomes arrogance, conceit and vanity. Sinful pride exaggerates one’s abilities and accomplishments and ignores one’s imperfections and failings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Nope, would like to know where you heard that.
    Seven Deadly Sins? Not only is it one, its considered to be the worst one... Named in the Book of Proverbs as 'A proud look.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Nope, would like to know where you heard that.
    It's one of those things I've picked up over the years. A quick google brings up this website (amongst many): Seven Deadly Sins: The Sin of Pride - Easter / Lent - Catholic Online

    Of course I did mean it to be a tongue in cheek comment: whilst I'm an atheist, I accept that Catholicism is your choice, and I'm certainly not here to ram my beliefs down your throat
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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Of course I did mean it to be a tongue in cheek comment
    I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Seven Deadly Sins? Not only is it one, its considered to be the worst one... Named in the Book of Proverbs as 'A proud look.'
    Yup, but the context in which I used pride is not a sin.

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    You religion is an optional question... so those who do not wish to express an opinion don't have to.
    The questions are on this document that I downloaded from the Cenus 2011 website:
    The 2011 UK Census Forms are in the Post.....-2011-wales-census-questions.pdf
    The 2011 UK Census Forms are in the Post.....-2011-england-census-questions.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    You religion is an optional question... so those who do not wish to express an opinion don't have to.
    The questions are on this document that I downloaded from the Cenus 2011 website:
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    Although religion is an optional question, and despite my belief it is an irrelevant question, as it is there I would like to see all atheists ticking the 'no religion' box. I too thought about putting something daft like Jedi on my form thinking that it's obvious that I'm not really a Jedi and that I'm an atheist pointing out the stupidity of the question, but then I realised I overlooked one crucial point: that would require the government to employ their common sense.

    I will be ticking no religion

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    There is a difference in Atheism and not following a religion. In fact Atheism in itself can be a religion; a belief in there being NO god.
    Agnostic is the description for someone who does not necessarily follow a religion, but acknowledges that there is an unknown, which could be explained by a deity, or otherwise.
    Atheism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Agnosticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    But also to note, just because you do not attend church each week or similar, does not technically mean you are not religious; Most people with a christian background/parentage will still be christian in all but name, as our society has grown up with it. The same goes for Muslims, Jewish and others.

    My views on religion are complex at best, but when was religion as a topic of conversation ever simple!

    The church of the Flying spaghetti Monster, the Jedi and most others are just as valid beliefs as any other, though some more eccentric than others. To put anything but the truth on it is unfair to those who have those beliefs.

    I will either abstain or put christian, as that is what represents me best; I do not believe in collecting information for the sake of it, and my views on organised religions are my own; but I am nevertheless christian, in fact raised, confirmed and married as a Catholic.

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    Pagan isn't there either

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    I'll be listing the only true religion there is.
    Church of the Fonz!




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    I'm putting Charlie Sheen, coz even Chuck Norris aint got the Tigerblood!!

    /Sorry.... had to!

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