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What is your view on atheism?

I've always been curious of how a persons influences in life affects their opinions on atheism or theism. I have a few questions here to help me understand how a persons life affects their religious views.
To start things simply, what age group are you in?
1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41-50
51-65
66+
What belief system were you raised in?
Christianity
Islam
Judaism
Buddhism
Shinto
Atheism
Agnosticism
Other
Do you still believe in the religion you were raised in?
Yes
No
How strict would you view the religious beliefs of your family being raised?
We were always participating in various religious activities and my family was heavy in its beliefs.
We were frequenters at our local church/mosque/etc., but not always involved.
It's iffy. We sometimes attended services, or did things with other members of our religious community, but not often.
We rarely did anything, but my family was still religious, kind of in the background, though
My family never really had a religion growing up.
It was never important to my family.
If you converted to a different religion during your lifetime, when was it?
Age 1-10
11-20
21-30
31-40
41-50
51-65
66+
I have never converted.
Now we get into atheism. What is your overall opinion of atheists/agnostics?
They deserve Gods punishment!
I never really liked being around atheists much, but I wouldn't care otherwise.
Why does it matter if someone is atheist?
I actually prefer being around atheists than religious people.
Religion has always left a bad taste in my mouth, but so does atheism.
Why do you think some members of the religious community seem to detest atheists so much?
They do?
The God hating bastards deserve their fiery end!
They don't like contradiction to their religion.
It makes them think past their religion, thus making them seem "sinful".
Maybe they were just raised to think that way, and have no further reason?
I don't like atheists, but they shouldn't be so harsh.
On a similar note, why do you think other members of the religious community are tolerant of atheism?
They believe if a person is good, regardless of religion, they still go to heaven.
I just don't understand why they are so tolerant. Atheists should burn!
They think that "to each his own", and that encompasses their religion too.
They were raised to be tolerant.
They aren't tolerant at all, they're just putting up a front.
At this moment in time, what do you think of the recent actions to promote awareness about atheism? (i.e. The Brights movement, Richard Dawking's books, etc.)
They are destroying this planet with their Satan-induced madness!
I never really noticed anything.
It's good that people are trying to get acceptance from an overbearing community.
Atheists have a movement? I should grab my shotgun...
As long as they don't hurt anybody, its fine.
I hope they stomp out religion!
I don't really care...
Evolution or Creation?
Evolution is the only logical explanation to life.
I lean more towards science, but I have my doubts sometimes.
I believe both have equal merits.
I've been taught that creation is the way to go, but I'm not sure...
Creationism is what I believe in.
Do you believe this poll will be helpful in understanding a persons view on such delicate issues as religion?
Yes! It was a brilliant poll! (Why thank you!)
I guess.
Don't care. I'm getting back to what I was doing before.
No. Atheists are intolerable.
No. Religious people are insufferable.
No. It's pointless trying to understand anything.
This poll was created on 2009-07-16 11:56:17 by Sandyness