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Are you a minority?

Yes 38 52.78%
 
No 27 37.50%
 
IDK? 7 9.72%
 
Total:72

Loved the WiiU and have 200+ games for it sooooo I think there are 43 of us that fall under that label.

To answer in the spirit in which I think the OP asked, Within my country, No not a minority.



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d21lewis said:

Straight black male, here.
Minority in The United States of America.

It's pretty cool, I must admit. Highly recommended.

Which one? Being a straight black male? Or being a minority in the US?



The only thing that could put me as a minority in my country is being an atheist. Supposedly I'm seriously a minority in that regard, around 90% of the population practice Roman Catholicism, but I'm pretty sure there are a lot of people in Mexico who actually don't profess the religion despite the fact they claim to do so.



My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

I'm a lesbian on a video game message board and on the asexual spectrum. And an atheist. And a Texas Democrat. And I liked Death Stranding. And I still listen to tapes.

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Mr Puggsly said:
ArchangelMadzz said:

You can be both agnostic *and* athiest.

Gnosticism is about knowledge. Theism is about belief. Most Theists and Atheists alike are agnostic. It's the gnostic variants that you should look out for. 

I know enough about Gnosticism to know its a form of Christianity. It just has different ideas of how we achieve salvation.

Saying you're agnostic AND atheist is essentially saying, "there is definitely no God, but there could be!"

I mean both atheism and agnosticism is both kinda philosophical. I am sure people who identify as either entertain spirituality or supreme power in some sense. The only thing I know for certain is the person who identifies as an atheist will generally be the bigger asshole and complains about Christians.


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I have worked with three different atheists. They all were pretty bullish about their beliefs. They all used to spent WAAAY more time and effort trying to convince everybody about their beliefs than the Christians we had in the company.



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Mr Puggsly said:
ArchangelMadzz said:

You can be both agnostic *and* athiest.

Gnosticism is about knowledge. Theism is about belief. Most Theists and Atheists alike are agnostic. It's the gnostic variants that you should look out for. 

I know enough about Gnosticism to know its a form of Christianity. It just has different ideas of how we achieve salvation.

Saying you're agnostic AND atheist is essentially saying, "there is definitely no God, but there could be!"

I mean both atheism and agnosticism is both kinda philosophical. I am sure people who identify as either entertain spirituality or supreme power in some sense. The only thing I know for certain is the person who identifies as an atheist will generally be the bigger asshole and complains about Christians.


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Gnosticism is, as was explained, a term that relates to claims of knowledge. However, certain sects of Christianity have identified themselves as gnostic. Sometimes words have multiple meanings. 

dark_gh0st_b0y said:

I hope this doesn't turn into another action packed religion discussion 😅 

just wanted to add that in fact we are all have at least a bit of agnosticism in us, since no religion claims to be able to understand God, and no one has a certain answer on whether God exists or not - perhaps apart from Saints, Apostles, prophets, mentally healthy witnesses, monks etc...

so, do I believe God exists? - theist, atheist or agnostic

if theist, do I believe God came into contact with humans - religious or agnostic

if religious, which religion is makes the most sense, most evidence/probability of being right, is best for me... then denominations, interpretations, personal beliefs...

Nobody has a certain answer on whether there is a god or not, but many people claim to have certainty one way or the other. I can definitely refer you to some Christians who claim to know this absolutely.

Within the atheist community at least, the term atheist would refer to someone who does not believe there is a god, and agnostic vs agnostic would refer to how strongly they believe that claim. 

A person who believe in a god that does not interact with humans would generally be labeled a deist, which would be a subset of theism. I've never heard agnostic used to mean someone who believes in a god that does not interact with humans. 

At any rate, if the labels get in the way, the thing to do is drop them. I am not convinced that any gods exist, and I am convinced that every god presented by humans does not exist, at least as described. I would identify as an atheist generally, or an agnostic atheist, but if someone wants to label me differently, I'm not all that concerned, as long as are not trying to use that label to argue that I believe something that I don't (i.e. You're an atheist, so you're absolutely sure god doesn't exist).

Whether that makes me a minority, I dunno. Everybody is going to belong to some kind of minority, but I think the term is best used to describe groups that are easily identifiable. I can pretty easily pick and choose whether or not I want specific people to know that I'm an atheist, whereas if I were black, people would most likely be able to tell by looking at me. So, it's a different thing. Again, I'm not interested in labels (technically both would be minorities), but I think there's an important difference between racial minorities, religious minorities, sexual minorities, etc. 



JWeinCom said:

Nobody has a certain answer on whether there is a god or not, but many people claim to have certainty one way or the other. I can definitely refer you to some Christians who claim to know this absolutely.

Within the atheist community at least, the term atheist would refer to someone who does not believe there is a god, and agnostic vs agnostic would refer to how strongly they believe that claim. 

A person who believe in a god that does not interact with humans would generally be labeled a deist, which would be a subset of theism. I've never heard agnostic used to mean someone who believes in a god that does not interact with humans. 

At any rate, if the labels get in the way, the thing to do is drop them. I am not convinced that any gods exist, and I am convinced that every god presented by humans does not exist, at least as described. I would identify as an atheist generally, or an agnostic atheist, but if someone wants to label me differently, I'm not all that concerned, as long as are not trying to use that label to argue that I believe something that I don't (i.e. You're an atheist, so you're absolutely sure god doesn't exist).

Whether that makes me a minority, I dunno. Everybody is going to belong to some kind of minority, but I think the term is best used to describe groups that are easily identifiable. I can pretty easily pick and choose whether or not I want specific people to know that I'm an atheist, whereas if I were black, people would most likely be able to tell by looking at me. So, it's a different thing. Again, I'm not interested in labels (technically both would be minorities), but I think there's an important difference between racial minorities, religious minorities, sexual minorities, etc. 

making sense! deism is a great term actually, especially the 5th bullet

I agree agnostism is better described as a general don't know - cannot know, I even updated my post :P

I don't like labels either, individual personalities and beliefs come before labels, unfortunately we need them for the sake of communication and organized action :/

regarding absolute claims by Christians I guess it all depends on how reliable, educated and spiritual those people are, whether they interpret something as divine too easy or maybe they felt something very strongly, extremely unlikely yeah but who knows really... :/



don't mind my username, that was more than 10 years ago, I'm a different person now, amazing how people change ^_^

Im playing on Xbox so yes.



Everyone is a minority of one form or another



I'm Hispanic, more specifically a Dominican in the U.S which is a minority race, so I'm a minority in that aspect. And I own a Wii U.