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Question: Which of the following religions (other than your own, if you are religious) would you most consider joining?  You can pick only up to three,  
Roman Catholic Church   -16 (11%)
Eastern Orthodox Church   -20 (13.8%)
Reform Judaism   -11 (7.6%)
Conservative Judaism   -5 (3.4%)
Orthodox Judaism   -4 (2.8%)
Mahayana Buddhism   -11 (7.6%)
Theravada Buddhism   -15 (10.3%)
Hinduism   -2 (1.4%)
Sikhism   -2 (1.4%)
Sunni Islam   -5 (3.4%)
Shi'a Islam   -1 (0.7%)
Neo-Paganism (including Wicca)   -11 (7.6%)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormonism)   -2 (1.4%)
Baha'i   -10 (6.9%)
Pentacostalism   -4 (2.8%)
Anglicanism   -13 (9%)
Methodism   -9 (6.2%)
Church of Scientology   -4 (2.8%)
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Total Voters: 65

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« on: December 24, 2007, 04:52:35 pm »
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I had another poll just like this one, but it has apparently dropped off the face of the earth, so I am therefore starting a new one. 

And here are the links for anyone who needs references:
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Roman Catholic Church

Eastern Orthodox Church

Reform Judaism

Conservative Judaism

Orthodox Judaism

Mahayana Buddhism

Theravada Buddhism

Hinduism

Sikhism

Sunni Islam

Shi'a Islam

Neo-Paganism

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Baha'i

Pentacostalism

Anglicanism

Lutheranism

Methodism

Church of Scientology

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« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007, 04:55:00 pm »
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If anything, Therevada Buddhism .
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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007, 04:57:17 pm »
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Scientology, LDS.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2007, 04:58:13 pm »
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Hinduism would be the most convenient, i guess
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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2007, 05:01:05 pm »
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Anglicanism
Methodism
eh, Reform Judaism I guess
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2007, 05:09:06 pm »
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I'd try Therevada Buddhism too. I got this as the highest ranked religion after secular humanism, non-theism etc. in one of those online quizzes once.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2007, 05:25:38 pm »
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I am several religions so if I ever wanted to be a religion member, I can just move to one of those.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2007, 05:34:25 pm »
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Theravada Buddhism (or Mahayana, I really like and respect Buddhism), reform Judaism, Anglicanism.
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2007, 05:34:43 pm »
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I protest against the lack of inclusion of Presbyterianism.
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« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2007, 05:56:03 pm »
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Well, my religion has evolved from methodism, so that would be my #1 pick. I'm not sure on the differences between the two Buddhist sects. Can anyone elaborate? Buddhism might be fun too.
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I protest against the lack of inclusion of Presbyterianism.

No one's converting to mainstream Protestantism anyway.

This is sort of hard to answer.  I can judge religions by their matching to my personal views, but if I'd have to think differently to subscribe to a religion, so the question is essentially moot.
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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2007, 06:00:51 pm »
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Out of the ones listed, definitely Mahayana Buddhism.
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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2007, 06:13:18 pm »
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One of the Buddhist philosophies would be most similar to what I believe already.
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I protest against the lack of inclusion of Presbyterianism.

No one's converting to mainstream Protestantism anyway.

This is sort of hard to answer.  I can judge religions by their matching to my personal views, but if I'd have to think differently to subscribe to a religion, so the question is essentially moot.

First, there are fast growing conservative Presbyterian churches. See www.pcanet.org and www.opc.org . There's more to Presbyterianism than the pseudo-church PC(USA). Second, even if presbyterianism was just "Mainstream" protestantism, Methodism was included, and that one doesn't even have any conservative denominations.
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I would definitely convert to either Roman Catholicism (i.e. the Latin Rite), or Eastern Orthodoxy.  I am still uncertain between Judaism, Baha'i, or Islam.  Since I am apparently already circumcised (I'm guessing it happened when I was just born, since I have fortunately no memory of it occurring), it wouldn't take much for me to become a Jew if I so chose. 
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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2007, 07:29:05 pm »
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Quaker or Liberal Judaism.

I would prefer a quiet faith.
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First, there are fast growing conservative Presbyterian churches. See www.pcanet.org and www.opc.org . There's more to Presbyterianism than the pseudo-church PC(USA). Second, even if presbyterianism was just "Mainstream" protestantism, Methodism was included, and that one doesn't even have any conservative denominations.

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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2007, 07:59:41 pm »
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I don't know, some form of Buddhism, I guess.  Maybe Quaker.  The question is kind of hard to answer, given that the entire reason I don't subscribe to an organized religion is because I don't believe what you're supposed to believe if you belong to that religion.
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Catholic, Reform Jew, Islam.
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Out of those listed most likely Therevada Buddhism. I have always been fascinated by Buddhism and consider it an interesting religion. As for the one that I would actually kind of like to convert to would be Unitarian Universalism.
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First, there are fast growing conservative Presbyterian churches. See www.pcanet.org and www.opc.org . There's more to Presbyterianism than the pseudo-church PC(USA). Second, even if presbyterianism was just "Mainstream" protestantism, Methodism was included, and that one doesn't even have any conservative denominations.

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« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2007, 12:24:31 pm »
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I protest against the lack of inclusion of Presbyterianism.

I converted away from Presbyterianism. I'm okay with it not being there. (Plus, Presbyterians make up less than 1% of the US, but Methodists are something like 5%, including an overall plurality in Delaware.)
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