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    What is your birth religion and current religious status?

    Also, racial makeup.

    I was born a Jew, and then I left and became independant but still a believer in the Abrahamic G-d.

    I am one quarter Russian
    I am one quarter Italian
    I am one quarter Belarussian (essentially Russian)
    I am one quarter Irish/English
    Last edited by Jtolj; 11-01-2006 at 10:16 PM.

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    Catholic/atheist (although the idea that one can have a religion at birth is ridiculous).
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    Lapsed Catholic (but once a catholic always a catholic, right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalot View Post
    Lapsed Catholic (but once a catholic always a catholic, right?)
    I thought it was only like that with Judaism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtolj View Post
    I thought it was only like that with Judaism.
    No, some Catholics (and I imagine other Christian sects) also believe that. Some churches, such as my own former one, much to my chagrin, report all the names of everybody they've confirmed as part of the Catholic population when surveys of that kind are done. This irritates me, as I have quite a few beefs with the Catholic Church.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuppajoe_9 View Post
    No, some Catholics (and I imagine other Christian sects) also believe that. Some churches, such as my own former one, much to my chagrin, report all the names of everybody they've confirmed as part of the Catholic population when surveys of that kind are done. This irritates me, as I have quite a few beefs with the Catholic Church.
    Well, Judaism is also considered a genetic ethnicity.

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    Jtoli, i'm a bit like you - born Jew, now atheist; though i don't beleive in Adonai anymore at all.
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    Born and still Catholic. I'm of Italian ethnicity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtolj View Post
    Well, Judaism is also considered a genetic ethnicity.
    I thnk it's a little different between Judaism and Catholicism. In Judaism you are born into it and remain part of it no matter what. In Cathloicism one needs to be babtized to become one.
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    I am a Hindu. There is something similar like 'baptism' that we have here too, its called with a different name, especially in the Brahmin caste. This is relevant for the boys only, once they attain puberty (I am not sure if its before that or after) there is a ceremony in which they have to wear a 'sacred thread', which then makes them a Brahmin, and it also means that, they have to now follow all the rules of the religion. Men dont follow these rules as strictly as they would have earlier, but I still see guys wearing this sacred thread.

    I do not think I am religious, because I do not pray or practice my religion. I do visit temples only if (say once in a year) someone wants a company.
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    I am also ethnically Jewish, but neither my parents nor my grandparents are/were religious( it was tough to be in USSR). I am an atheist right now.
    I am from Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtolj View Post
    Also, racial makeup.

    Why?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShoutGrace View Post
    Why?
    Tribalism.
    What is the use of a violent kind of delightfulness if there is no pleasure in not getting tired of it.
    - Gertrude Stein

    A washerwoman with her basket; a rook; a red-hot poker; th purples and grey-greens of flowers: some common feeling which held the whole together.
    - Virginia Woolf

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    I would think that location has more to do with disparate religiosity than ethnicity does. (I have no evidence or experience to back this statement up.)
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