1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    2013 Poll: 100 Most Influential Religious People of All Time

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_influ.html


    Please post your top three choices from the list given. I'll provide a ranked summary

    of our poll's results by page. Comments supporting your nominations are welcome.

    .
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    03 Jan '13 21:423 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2013 Poll: 100 Most Influential Religious People of All Time

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_influ.html


    Please post your top three choices from the list given. I'll provide a ranked summary

    of our poll's results by page. Comments supporting your nominations are welcome.

    .[/b]
    Eve
    Adam
    Satan

    Yes they qualify. Definitely believers, pivotal roles. Or so it is said.

    Not on the list? The list shows only a conventional imagination.
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    03 Jan '13 21:48
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2013 Poll: 100 Most Influential Religious People of All Time

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_influ.html


    Please post your top three choices from the list given. I'll provide a ranked summary

    of our poll's results by page. Comments supporting your nominations are welcome.

    .[/b]
    I'd say

    Isaac Newton
    Galileo Galilei
    Archimedes of Syracuse

    You didn't specify that their religion had to drive their influence, just that they had to be influential people as well as being religious.

    Certainly their discoveries would have been made by others eventually but I believe we would have been several centuries behind our current position by now without them.

    --- Penguin.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Jan '13 21:52
    Originally posted by JS357
    Eve
    Adam
    Satan

    Yes they qualify. Definitely believers, pivotal roles. Or so it is said.

    Not on the list? The list shows only a conventional imagination.
    (Please feel free to freelance other names you fell worthy of your nomination.)
  5. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Jan '13 21:54
    Originally posted by Penguin

    I'd say

    Isaac Newton
    Galileo Galilei
    Archimedes of Syracuse

    You didn't specify that their religion had to drive their influence, just that they had to be influential people as well as being religious.

    Certainly their discoveries would have been made by others eventually but I believe we would have been several centuries behind our current position by now without them.

    --- Penguin.
    Right on!
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    03 Jan '13 21:57
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2013 Poll: 100 Most Influential Religious People of All Time

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_influ.html


    Please post your top three choices from the list given. I'll provide a ranked summary

    of our poll's results by page. Comments supporting your nominations are welcome.

    .[/b]
    1. Jesus Christ

    2. Constantine the Great - brought Christianity into the mainstream, firmly establishing it as a major religion, and stopped the persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire

    3. Johann Gutenburg - brought the Bible to the people; before this, only the rich and the Church actually owned Bibles
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    03 Jan '13 22:09
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2013 Poll: 100 Most Influential Religious People of All Time

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_influ.html


    Please post your top three choices from the list given. I'll provide a ranked summary

    of our poll's results by page. Comments supporting your nominations are welcome.

    .[/b]
    Saint Paul (Saul of Tarsus) - wrote the NT

    Saint Gregory - responsible for Christianity in England

    King Henry VIII - Reformation
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    03 Jan '13 22:34
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2013 Poll: 100 Most Influential Religious People of All Time

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_influ.html


    Please post your top three choices from the list given. I'll provide a ranked summary

    of our poll's results by page. Comments supporting your nominations are welcome.

    .[/b]
    My first choice from the list is easy, but it becomes more difficult after that.

    1. Jesus the Christ

    2. The apostle to the gentiles - St. Paul

    3. Constantine the Great
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    03 Jan '13 22:43
    I've already had my 3 but did anyone consider the imopact that Father Christmas has had on the world?

    Or at least the economy!
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    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I've already had my 3 but did anyone consider the imopact that Father Christmas has had on the world?

    Or at least the economy!
    2 things surprised me here.

    1. Issac Newton ahead of Jesus.

    2. No sign anywhere of the founder of the Mormons.

    Could be wrong on number 2, but I didn't see his name mentioned
    and that surprised me even more so than Newton charting ahead of Jesus.
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    03 Jan '13 23:312 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Right on!
    I hadn't actually followed the link so those were off the top of my head. I had forgotten about Gutenberg, he should possibly be in the top three but I think it is disappointing that Archimedes doesn't even appear. I suppose we probably do not know which faith he personally followed.

    [strikethrough]Also, the list gives the faiths they were raised under and followed culturally but not what they actually believed, with the exception of Hitler.[/strikethrough] having looked back, it does say 'lapsed' and 'nominal' on many of the entries.

    --- Penguin
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    03 Jan '13 23:47
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]2013 Poll: 100 Most Influential Religious People of All Time

    http://www.adherents.com/adh_influ.html


    Please post your top three choices from the list given. I'll provide a ranked summary

    of our poll's results by page. Comments supporting your nominations are welcome.

    .[/b]
    As your list includes 'all sorts' I'll vote my number 1 as Elvis Presley.

    Elvis was a member of the Assemblies of God pentecostal denomination and was of course the most influential pop culture personality of all time, so I feel he deserves the spot.
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    03 Jan '13 23:491 edit
    Originally posted by divegeester
    As your list includes 'all sorts' I'll vote my number 1 as Elvis Presley.

    Elvis was a member of the Assemblies of God pentecostal denomination and was of course the most influential pop culture personality of all time, so I feel he deserves the spot.
    I don't think he was looking for that sort of King.



    🙂
  14. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    04 Jan '13 00:16
    Originally posted by divegeester

    As your list includes 'all sorts' I'll vote my number 1 as Elvis Presley.

    Elvis was a member of the Assemblies of God pentecostal denomination and was of course the most influential pop culture personality of all time, so I feel he deserves the spot.
    "Please post your top three choices from the list given (or off the list if you feel some person(s) is worthy of your nomination)."
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    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    (or off the list if you feel some person(s) is worthy of your nomination).
    I just did!
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