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View Poll Results: What religion do you identify with, if any?
Christianity 127 43.34%
Judiasm 16 5.46%
Islam 6 2.05%
Hinduism 2 0.68%
Buddhism 9 3.07%
Agnostic / Atheist 92 31.40%
Undecided 13 4.44%
Other 28 9.56%
Voters: 293. You may not vote on this poll

 
07-06-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
kekemonster101
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What religion do you identify with, if any?

I thought it would be a neat idea to get to know some of the people here on this forum and ask about what people believe in. This thread isnt meant to cause arguments or debates or anything. Im just curious what the majority of people here believe in and why.
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Diagnosed Crohn's 2001
7 Compression Fractures in spine due to long-term steroids
Adrenal Insufficiency
Extreme malabsorption
Previous ileostomy - currently have colostomy
PEG Tube
Several surgeries incl. Fistulas, Abscesses, Resection
2 Deep Vein Thrombosis
Completely bedbound as of 2010

Currently on:
Tysabri (first dose 6/2011)
Hydrocortisone
Probiotics Align+Acidophilus
Iron/Multivitamin/Zinc/Calcium/Vitamin D
Oxycodone
Testosterone
Krill oil
L-Glutamine
07-06-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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Atheist. I was raised Catholic but even when I was little I was "trying" to believe and didn't actually.
07-06-2011, 08:41 PM   #3
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I was raised Jewish, but became an Atheist in my teens. Its been suggested to me before that maybe I became atheist because I was "mad at god" for giving me Crohns disease. But that certainly isnt the case, and I cant be mad at something I dont even believe in. It'd be like saying i'm angry with the giant pink snake for making me sick. It just doesnt follow.
07-15-2011, 08:57 PM   #4
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Atheist since I was about 12.
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Diagnosed with Crohn's in 2009

Currently on: Prednisone (15mg), Azathioprine, Cimzia, Clonazepam, Florastor, Align

If you're interested in hearing my music heavily influenced by my battle with Crohn's, here's the site:

http://alexanderquin.bandcamp.com/album/suspension-2
07-15-2011, 09:15 PM   #5
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Life-long atheist here. My parents were never very religious and we never went to church or anything like that, and the more I thought about religion the more I realized it all just sounded like BS to me.
07-22-2011, 09:14 PM   #6
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me and my husband are baptist i have been in church all my life my husband was to my dad use to be a pastor but he stoped pastoring churches and now works at the church him and my mom go to
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may have crohn's diease i have endometriosis,fibromyalgia i am on meds for depression ,lortabs for chronic pain but they dont work i also have mild Asthma and also of other things


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08-02-2011, 09:22 AM   #7
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I am a firm believer in Christ and this has not swayed since my diagnosis.
08-09-2011, 08:25 PM   #8
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I'm a Deist. Why? It seems logical. :P
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Meds for CD: 6MP 50mg
Things I take: Tenormin 25mg (PVCs and Tachycardia), Junel, Tylenol 3, Omeprazole 20mg 2/day, Klonopin 1mg 2/day (anxiety), Restoril 15mg (insomnia), Claritin 20mg
Currently in: REMISSION Thought it was a flare but it's just scar tissue from my resection. Dealing with a stricture. Remission from my resection, 17 years and counting.
12-31-2011, 07:17 AM   #9
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I'm pagan
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~ Tasha.
~ Seventeen years old.
~ South of England
~ All my cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents have either CD or UC
~ Fifth year of not living my life properly due to the symptoms
~ Endoscopy, colonscopies, MRI scans, ultrasound scans, blood tests, biopsies, urine tests and so on!
~ Been on so many different medications and nothing actually helps
~ Latest diagnosis is 'Functional Dyspepsia'

12-31-2011, 08:46 AM   #10
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Im a follower of Jesus Christ.
12-31-2011, 11:12 AM   #11
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I was raised Very Strict Baptist, but I left the church in my early 30's, after some research, it seemed like a cult. And I'm actually happy now.....

I believe in God, but other than that, I'm not sure!?!
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[SIZE="1"]Crohn's Disease and IBS
Diagnosed: 2001(symptoms for 22 years prior)
Currently on:
Desipramine for IBS, Vicodin for pain
Surgery: Small bowel strictureplasty 02/19/11 and 11/17/11, then a small bowel resection 4/6/12, Hemicolectomy 9/2016
Supplements:
Multivitamins & Vitamin D3
Prednisone: Never again
Imuran (azathioprine)= Pancreatitis
Entocort EC (Budesonide) and medical adhesives = Rash
Humira=numb feet & hands
12-31-2011, 11:18 AM   #12
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I was very mad at God for making me gay and giving me Crohn's. I just wanted to be a regular healthy kid.

As an adult I now see these as blessings meant to teach me life lessons and give me greater compassion to others who struggle.

I am a firm believer in Christ but do not identify with any particular denomination.
12-31-2011, 01:58 PM   #13
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I'm no "bible thumper" but I do believe in god. Its just how things happen sometimes that makes me believe.
12-31-2011, 04:07 PM   #14
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It's interesting that the vast majority here which is by no means a scientific poll seem to either be atheist or spiritual but not really down with organized religion.

I wonder if there is a disease correlation.
12-31-2011, 04:44 PM   #15
Miss Underestimated
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Christian
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*Sick since 1987; managed on my own;
*diagnosed 2008 when I underwent emergency surgery;
*various meds and tests 2008-2012,
*Jan 2012-present, Humira. No symptoms, but scopes indicated disease.
*6MP for all of 2013.
*2014 &2015 complete mucosal healing.

**Staying on Humira for maintenance**

The statistics I see so far for my situation seem pretty good. There ARE long term statistics for the Anti-TNF drug treatments now. I'm here to make them longER.
12-31-2011, 04:51 PM   #16
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Christ follower...
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Failed Meds: Remicade (07/2016)
01-01-2012, 01:59 AM   #17
jlanier
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I think that a lot of people have been burned by people who claim one thing, then act a totally different way.
01-02-2012, 08:19 AM   #18
tlc-x
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seem to either be atheist or spiritual but not really down with organized religion.


Paganism has spiritual aspects - depending on your pagan path.
01-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #19
Jeff D.
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I'm at seminary learning to be a Catholic priest.
01-03-2012, 01:01 AM   #20
LindaS
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I am a Reform Jew.
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01-03-2012, 05:27 AM   #21
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I was brought up as a Christian going to a Church of England school, but since i left school I'd say i've become pretty passive with religion. I Don't particularly believe in God, but I guess to some extent I do believe in the bible, in that what I think it teaches is good. I.E It teaches us how to live a good life and to not steal and all the rest of it. I just think the Heaven/hell side to things is a way of scaring more people into believing it.
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ileostomy, colostomic mucus fistula stoma. gastostromy after recent surgery

tried, prednisolone, pentasa, azathioprine and infliximab
01-03-2012, 01:22 PM   #22
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I am Catholic - although I would be classified as non-practicing as I only get to church a couple of times a year ( the high points - Easter, Christmas). I did go quite frequently before this diagnosis - I even was an Acolyte - Adult Mass Server( I'm sure it was because I never got to be an Alter Boy)

I think I am still kind of mad at God for giving me this challenge - I wish He'd stop thinking I could handle so much.

Kudos to you Jeff D for going to seminary!!
01-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #23
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I'm an atheist but I like and agree with a lot of aspects of buddhism.
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"Never feel guilty for being sick and try to stop comparing yourself and your life to others. You're doing the best you can under the circumstances you have and you're doing great."

Diagnosed with Crohn's in August 2009
Medication: 20mg Methotrexate injection weekly
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01-03-2012, 03:41 PM   #24
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I'm a Christian if they still want me.

I believ in God and I talk to him often. Since I was a kid and I got proof that he was actually listening I concluded that I did not need church and any pope or anything else to help me follow in my religion. I feel great just talking with him whenever I need to.

I do not believe in religion on earth just in God.
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DX - CD summer of 1987
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Remicaide
Getting Remicade every 8 weeks
Getting 5mg now. full dose. cost 5500$ )
Purinathol 75mg a day


3 resections
2 colostomy
One Ileostomy
Back to normal since May 2015
On Remicade Since April 2011 I am alive again!
01-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #25
CyCrohn'sGuy
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Non-practicing Greek Orthodox Christian with Buddhist tendencies.
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Current Meds: Humira, Warfarin

Surgery: 24th August 2010 - perforated Ilieum (80 cm removed)
6th November 2010 - Blood Clot in left lung due to surgery
01-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #26
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I'm a polytheistic norse heathen. My wife and stepkids are Bhudist with some traditional khmer animism thrown in. Grew up in an atheist familly.
01-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #27
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I'm a Wiccan
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DX'D CROHNS 1986, DX'D ARTHRITIS 86/87, LEFT KNEE REPLACEMENT 1987, LEFT KNEE REMOVED AND LEG FUSED 1989, DX'D OSTEOPOROSIS 1997, DX'D FIBROMYALGIA 1999, DX'D OSTEOMYELITIS JUNE 2011, DEPRESSION 1986 TO PRESENT DAY
DVT 2001 - A PRESENT FROM MY FLORIDA HOLIDAY, 4 MORE DVT SCARES SINCE
VARIOUS LEG SURGERIES OVER THE YEARS - MOST RECENT 15.8.2011
TOO MANY MEDS TO LIST
01-12-2012, 05:40 PM   #28
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I'm a practicing Catholic
01-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #29
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Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Jehovah's Witness
01-22-2012, 02:59 PM   #30
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i'm catholic but don't agree with certain aspects of the religion.
i believe in God and have been to other christian churches which i did like cause they seemed more 'light hearted'.
but the catholic church has always scared me since i was little.
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