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  • that's not right, they should not ask you
  • Tell em to mind their own business
  • Atheist is a more technical word. I word use that. Non believer sounds more like something a religious nut might use to describe you.
  • its illegal to ask that its your belief i am too so dont answer it b/c some people might hold that against you
  • atheist, it means you want to belive but your not sure what you are ready to believe.
  • Well, lilliput, you ought to put down some christian religion. That way you can avoid persecution from them. They are worse than the Romans, I can tell you.
  • Who cares? I guarantee they don't. And neither do I.
  • just put none... the comments about christianity are ridiculous and unneeded. every person in history has history. being a christian, or conservative, now means that you are persecuted and looked down upon in college now. it is very much proven. p.s. i am not christian by the way nor do i affiliate with any religion.
  • If you're worried about persecution, you probably have the option to put down something like "undecided" or to simply refuse to answer. I can't imagine why the question is relevant anyway.
  • I used the standard "no religious preference" on my dogtags in the military.
  • Atheism is not a religion. If you are an atheist, you may be a Buddhist then you would be a member of a religion that has atheism at it's core and Buddhist the correct answer. Where do you congregate? What do you hold sacred? What books constitute your canon? None should be your answer.
  • I would write 'not applicable'.
  • atheist or non-believer or n/a would be fine....or just leave it blank
  • I would just put N/A and leave it at that. Unless you are trying to make a statement.
  • I'd leave it blank or put personal. There could be people who don't like atheists & then you're screwed
  • Not to be cynical, but unless you know for a fact the college doesn't care you might want to stick with non-believer, or just not answer. Generally you'll be given a choice of 'prefer not to answer.' If not, and religion is required (this could be possible with a private school) be nonspecific or lie. If they care enough to make you answer, odds are 'atheist' won't get you far.
  • I agree with those who suggested "none" or "no religious preference" - assuming, of course, that your goal is fly under the radar. These answers don't come across as confrontational. "Atheist" does come across as confrontational. It's all very well to say that it shouldn't, that it's neutral, that it references an absence of belief rather than an affirmative statement ... but you must remember you are dealing with people, and people have their own ideas about what justifies getting hot and bothered. So, if your goal is to be confrontational or make some kind of public statement, "Atheist" is good. If you just want to keep out of the line of fire, I think "None" or "No preference" is good.
  • I put "Recovering Baptist". Let 'em figure that one out.
  • No write,i reject Jesus cause he doesnt allow me too live the way i want.Who is God,who created me,to tell me how to live huh.I would rather go to hell for eternity,than trust my life to Jesus,who died for me.
  • Leave it blank .... I don't think you can be REQUIRED to tell your faith , if any .... Actually just write N/A .. ..
  • I'm on the "Not Applicable" bandwagon. Writing "Atheist" makes it sound like atheism is a religion. It isn't. You have no religion, so the question does not apply to you. I can almost guarantee they ask that question because of Affirmative Action - so they can make sure they have their quota ratio.
  • By law they are not allowed to ask that question.If the ACLU found out the college would be in deep trouble.I would tell them nothing,and put N/A and contact the ACLU.
  • Put Atheist, it'll make you sound more intelligent. Always use long or advanced words for things like this. Non believer mkes you look less learned.
  • Personally I would put Non-Applicable (N/A). Atheism isn't a religion.
  • You don't have to answer, so maybe you shouldn't.
  • I wouldn't really recommend that if you're applying to a religious college; you'll be guaranteed to be rejected
  • Can a non-believer not believe in a god even though he might acknowledge him? I don't believe there are that many atheists. I think most who claim they are, are more skeptics than atheists. Even Satan according to the Bible believes in God. So if your mindset is more of I can't prove the existence of god, over the fact of there is absolutely no god, I would label myself as a skeptic rather than an unbeliver or an atheist. Would you agree?
  • Back in the '60s when I was applying my headmaster gave the whole sixth form a lecture about how to fill in the application forms for places in universities: In the place marked religion, put down your religion if you have one. If you haven't or don't know put down Church of England. I put down Church of England and it worked for me.
  • Back in the '60s when I was applying my headmaster gave the whole sixth form a lecture about how to fill in the application forms for places in universities: In the place marked religion, put down your religion if you have one. If you haven't or don't know put down Church of England. I put down Church of England and it worked for me.
  • * Atheism is a religion. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45874 A federal court of appeals ruled Wisconsin prison officials violated an inmate's rights because they did not treat atheism as a religion. "Atheism is [the inmate's] religion, and the group that he wanted to start was religious in nature even though it expressly rejects a belief in a supreme being," the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said.
  • Leave it blank. Unless you are applying to a perochycal school your religion is none of their business.
  • I think that is an illegal question to ask and you are not obligated to answer. I would put N/A in the space.
  • Isn't there a box marked "None"? Check that box.
  • Both. Problem solved.
  • put either one.plus i dont get why they would care about religion.
  • Leave it blank if you choose..they cannot by law require you answer questions regarding religious or sexual preference :)
  • I'd write "none". That is the most accurate answer.
  • I'm in the "leave it blank" category. Unless you want to make up your own religion, then sue on the basis of religious discrimination if they don't accept you. ;-) (Kidding! Just kidding.)
  • On second thought, you could put something really zany too. Maybe they'll like more students who are Fundamentalist Wotanists.

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