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  1. Not personal. Rather, it refers to the number of” issues that are not customary to discuss in society for reasons that are not customary to talk about in society ” (C) Pelevin.

    These reasons are different. Some believe that the recognition of their own religiosity negatively characterizes their educational and intellectual level. Others believe that recognizing themselves as religious obliges them to immediately, as if in spirit, report all the details of their relationship with God. Etc.

    As a psychologist, to me, a person's recognition of their own religiosity (and even more so, belonging to a particular denomination) gives an additional context for interacting with them, in a semantic field that they understand.

    This is also used by scammers and charlatans of all stripes: if you are, say, an orthodox Muslim (Jew, Christian, etc.), they are completely clear on what strings you need to pull in order to motivate you to the desired behavior.

  2. At first glance, this is quite a harmless question. It seems that believing in God is quite a common hobby with numerous interest circles around the world, as well as collecting stamps, collecting beer caps, playing poker.�

    But there is a peculiarity: for some reason, those who believe in God consider their hobby to be something sublime, special, which makes them better than others. They like to flaunt it grandly and impose their occupation on others. Some people who believe in God generally believe that those who do not share their passion should be killed. Some are so wrapped up in their passion that they commit terrorist attacks, killing themselves and others because they do not want to get carried away by faith in their god.�

    Therefore, questions about faith in God in case of divergence of views give rise to conflict, confrontation. This hobby is very rallying people involved in it and strongly shares with people who are not interested in this hobby.�

    Therefore, it is better not to ask this question to strangers, so as not to provoke a conflict situation.

  3. I don't think it's personal, I think it's an open question, you can't just answer it with “yes” or “no”.

    Therefore, usually such a question develops into a discussion. And since everyone has their own faith and even inside the faith their own vision of faith, we can say that it is not customary to ask it, but I usually answer this question.

    I have a policy- ” every question is appropriate, if there is an opportunity not to answer it.”

  4. Hm… You know very well that roughly half of the world's population is believers, plus doubters. So there will be both “yes” and “no”answers. So why ask such a question? But ask with a condition… “If you believe in God, do you consider it personal?”.. You can still do that.

    And whether it is personal or not, it is also not difficult to independently understand what those and other answers will be. You can't collect statistics here, because you'll only get answers from people who hang out here.

    So what's your ultimate goal? What did you want to find out?

  5. Well no. Just a simple questionnaire question, nothing special. however, in response to such a question, it is not enough for me to simply say yes or no, but I have to explain what objective idealism is and how specifically I imagine the god I believe in, otherwise people will think out for me and attribute to me beliefs that I do not have. But it's not hard for me.

  6. Well, not really.

    Another thing is that I wonder why the person is asking.

    I am a tolerant enough person to communicate with different people.

    But after all, every question has a meaning, so it is curious what meaning such a question pursues.

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