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defender's avatar

How many Christians out there?

Asked by defender (65points) November 21st, 2008

Just wondering. And please people, I don’t want any unproductive arguments. I just wanna know.:)

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MrMontpetit's avatar

I was raised in a Christian family, but I’m not very religious.

critter1982's avatar

I was not raised in a Christian family but am now a Christian.

dynamicduo's avatar

“Out there” meaning Fluther, or the world?

syz's avatar

I was raised in a family that purported to be religious but actually wasn’t (lip service only), and am now, as a discerning adult, atheist.

defender's avatar

@MrMont I respect your decision. :)
@dynamic i meant Fluther. sorry.
@syz that’s alright. just wanted to know.

CreativeCricket's avatar

Raised in a Christian family, but my faith is now my own. I wouldn’t call myself religious because I don’t consider my faith to be a religion but a relationship.

dynamicduo's avatar

I think my mum was/is Catholic in some form but she’s not really religious. That’s about as close as I’ve ever been with Christianity and religion.

You might be interested in looking through and contributing to some questions with the Religion or Christianity tags. Looking forward to chatting with you on the site :)

jrpowell's avatar

I consider myself agnostic. My parents were not religious.

smendler's avatar

Well, then you have to ask what you mean by “Christian”...!

Me, for example, I would call myself Christian; I was raised Catholic and then became a Quaker about 25 yrs ago – I don’t believe the Bible is inerrant, I don’t believe that only Christians can avoid hell, I think gay marriages and abortions before viability are acceptable… so I wouldn’t fit some peoples’ definition of “Christian”... but that’s OK, one thing I’ve learned is that one’s relationship with the Divine is not dependent on what anyone else has ever said or done…

mzgator's avatar

I am a Christian. I was raised in a religious family. As an adult I have remained a Christian.

rossi_bear's avatar

I am that is for sure. and proud to be! :)

cooksalot's avatar

This is what I believe.
1. The Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:21)
2. God has existed from all eternity in three Persons; God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16–17; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
3. Jesus was God and came in human flesh, being fully God and fully man, except without sin. (John 1:1–2, 14)
4.All men are in violation of God’s righteous requirements and His holy character both by nature and act. (Romans 3:23 and 5:12; Ephesians 2:1–2)
5. The central purpose of the coming of Jesus Christ was to pay the penalty for man’s sin through His substitutionary death on the cross, the successful accomplishment of which was attested to by His subsequent bodily resurrection. (1 Corinthians 15:3–4; Acts 1:3)
6. Salvation is offered as a gift, free to the sinner. This gift must be responded to in individual faith, not trusting in any personal works whatsoever, but in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ alone. (Acts 13:38–39; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8–9)

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jasongarrett's avatar

what cooksalot said

tinyfaery's avatar

My parents are hypocritical Christians, and as such, I am a non-believer.

rossi_bear's avatar

@dave… what is your answer? it didn’t show. are you pleading the 5th?LOL!!

dynamicduo's avatar

I think he put a dot, which in my previous community means silence.

rossi_bear's avatar

@dynamicduo thanks i didn’t see that. and didn’t know what it ment. thank you for clearing it up for us.:)

jrpowell's avatar

@dynamicduo : from mefi?

dynamicduo's avatar

You know it :D

shadling21's avatar

Technically, I’m a member of the Roman Catholic Church, but I am not a Christian in my beliefs. I should get excommunicated. That’d be fun.

augustlan's avatar

Born Christian. Now agnostic, with atheist leanings.

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Knotmyday's avatar

If by “christian” you mean “christ-like,” in reference to Jesus of Nazareth and not just “some messiah” in the literal greek translation of the hebrew word meaning “anointed” then being a “christian” is admirable.

Providing that you followed his life and teachings, and not the dogmatic crap that swirled into the void left by his death.

fireside's avatar

I was raised Christian. There are Catholics, Methodists and Lutherans in my family.

I still try to adhere to the teachings of Jesus, I just believe that there have been more prophets before and since.

Raggedy_Ann's avatar

Depends on your definition. I was raised Catholic (attended Catholic School to prove it) and have continued through out my adult life. I don’t necessarily agree with all the teachings though.

seVen's avatar

raised a Roman Catholic, now a Holy Bible Christian with a relationship with my maker and savior.

Judi's avatar

Lovin’ Jesus here!

arnbev959's avatar

Raised Lutheran. Now Atheist. (maybe pantheist. it’s been a while since i last evaluated myself.)

PupnTaco's avatar

OK, I was raised Catholic – and am now 90% atheist, 10% agnostic.

answerjill's avatar

Jewish here!

Judi's avatar

@answerjill, In a way, I consider myself a bit Jewish too since I worship a Jewish carpenter.

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Japeace's avatar

I am a christian an believer of Jesus Christ he is lord of my life and he has been awesome to me.He has been a mother a Father a sister and a brother and truthly a friend is he.

defender's avatar

@Japeace——praise God!

PupnTaco's avatar

Jesus is transgendered? Awesome.

Knotmyday's avatar


(tries to keep a straight face)

defender's avatar

@Dave——-yes dave, he’s God. he can do or be whatever he wants to be. he’s neither limited nor within our human’s boundary. :)

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