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INFPs and religion?

View Poll Results: How religious are you?

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  • Very religious

    10 12.66%
  • Moderately religious

    12 15.19%
  • Slightly religious

    3 3.80%
  • Not religious

    23 29.11%
  • Anti-religious

    11 13.92%
  • I'm spiritual

    20 25.32%
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This is a discussion on INFPs and religion? within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; @ fiaria I absolutely agree about the religion and morality thing. It seems obvious to me that Fe types, if ...

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    I absolutely agree about the religion and morality thing. It seems obvious to me that Fe types, if anything, would have a higher correlation with organized religions, because they derive morality from external sources. Fi is a bit more independent-minded. :)
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  2. #12

    I'm agnostic. I don't think searching for truth in holy texts written hundreds of years ago by random people is really wise. Society evolved and our way of thinking has as well. These texts contain ancient ideologies that viewed women and homosexual as lesser being. They also speak about miracles, I think that they are nothing but fable for kids.

  3. #13

    Raised in a Catholic background, but I think my experiences in secondary kind of made me resent that, as most people who were of that religion, religious in any other denomination or at least of that background were all really rather dull as people, and the people I was interested in were not very religious. Also, people in the UK are generally not as religious as people in the Philippines are. There was this emo girl who used to come at my church and I envied her for her style and kind of disliked the church and society for not making it OK for guys to have that style.
    Last edited by Riven; 08-22-2016 at 08:24 PM.
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  4. #14

    Not religious, but i'm open for spiritual enrichment.
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    I'd say i'm a positive nihilist: ultimately we have no purpose at all but that's fine, "we" just needs to work to let go of the romantic (and toxic) ideals of "true purpose in this world", "perfect life" yada yada...
    All that matters is the human experience, your own. Whatever you want to do, make profit of this little bit of life you were given, no matter how insignificant you are.
    Gotta work accepting that you'll suffer and die, taking life positively will make it much better and actually worth it, that's the motto.

  6. #16

    I prefer not getting involved with religion at all because, honestly, I saw too much of religious people being absolutely unreasonable and more out of touch with reality than I could ever be. My experience with them never was good, so... yeah. We just don't get along because I tend to question too much .
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  7. #17

    I dislike how religious and spiritual are presented as separate. I am both.

    Frankly, I see a lot of people who oppose religion spouting the very same rhetoric about it, which doesn't strike me as very independent or open-minded at all.
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  8. #18

    Quote Originally Posted by fiaria View Post
    In thinking about it, I think part of the reason why I've seen websites say that INFPs would enjoy religious work is based on the implication that religion and morality go hand in hand.
    Morality and ethics are where we live, but I also think that positions within religion and religious people can come off as councillors for the rest of their community. We listen, we feel, we make a decision based on our temperament, options, emotional experiences, and we attempt to pass that on to anyone that is interested - sometimes, that's all that's needed to make a religious guide.

    As for myself, personally I find religion to be a little too blunt of tool. Not an invalid tool because it is a selective transformation of reality the same way that a really great piece of fiction is and so it can have incredible value, but I still find it clumsy; either too specific or too broad in restrictions most of the time. I suppose that that is only based on my own personal experience as well though - it is hard to find the middle ground I like to balance on in, say, Catholicism when you are gay as fuck and train to defend others with violence for a living.

    Kind of reminds me of the way that I felt when using Te when I was younger when I think about it. Must think on it more... LOL

    Would I say that I am spiritual (if we are saying that 'spiritual' means "of, relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things")? I suppose I am. 'Searching for the sacred' goes hand in hand with determining meaning in one's personal morality - you can't really have one without the other.

    I am more into trust and confidence of myself and others though, so I suppose that means that I would prefer the meticulous construction of self-faith through personal growth rather than a full-on spiritual transcendence.
    Last edited by Zachara; 08-24-2016 at 09:41 AM.
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  9. #19

    I went with spiritual. I believe in God but I don't follow a particular religion, so don't refer to myself as religious.

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    Personally. I consider myself to be moderately religious. Nevertheless, I respect other people's choices. I've recently read a great article on this issue - Global spiritual synthesis . It helped me realize a lot of important things.

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