Saturday, 13 July 2013

[Celebrities] Religion of KPOP Groups' Members

Not accurate, might have converted, whatever you might or might not believe. Religion is freedom, but tolerance is much more important than freedom.

Will be updated/revised on progress.Information compiled from various blogs such as naver, wiki, articles. With all respect, it seems some Christians and Catholics often considered 'the same' in this article, since both worship Jesus Christ. You might check the fans comments below for sure.

♥♥♥ MALE GROUPS ♥♥♥

2PM :
♥ Jun.K, Chansung, Wooyoung are Buddhists and Nickhun is Thai-Buddhist. Some sources noted them as atheist, but Nickhun in interviews always proudly said himself as Buddhist, if asked.
♥ Junho, Taecyeon, and former Jay Park are Christians.
♥ Religion profile was shown on their debut OHP.

2AM :
♥ Jinwoon and Jokwon are Christians, Changmin is Catholic, while Seulong is Atheist.
♥ Religion profile was shown on their debut OHP.

B1A4 :
♥ Christians : Gongchan, Sandeul
♥ Catholic : Baro
♥ Atheist : CNU
♥ Buddhist : Jinyoung

BAP :
♥ Youngjae, Jongup, Yongguk are Christians, Zelo and Himchan are Buddhists
♥ Some sources noted all Christians, Zelo and Himchan as Catholic.

BEAST :
♥ Mostly Christians, few are Atheists.
♥ Christians : Doojoon, Yoseob
♥ Catholics : Gikwang
♥ Atheists : Dongwoon, Junhyung

BTOB :
♥ Jung Ilhoon is Catholic, Minhyuk and Peniel is Christian

BIGBANG :
♥ All Christians / Catholic

BLOCK B :
♥ Mostly Christians / Catholic
♥ Christians : Kyung, PO, UKwon
♥ Catholic : Zico, BoA, Brian

CNBLUE :
♥ Mostly Christians / Catholic
♥ Yonghwa and Jungshin are Christians

DMTN :
♥ Mostly Christians / Catholic
♥ Christians : Daniel, Dari, Jisoo
♥ Catholic : Inati
♥ Atheist : Donglim

DBSK :
♥ All members are Christians except Changmin is Buddhist.

EXO :
♥ All Christians/Catholic, except Suho is Buddhist.
♥ Some sources noted Suho as Christian
♥ Catholic : Luhan, Lay, Tao;  Christian: Kris, Kai, Baekhyun, Sehun, Chanyeol, D.O, Chen, Xiumin

HOT :
♥ Buddhism : moon heejun, jang woohyuk

INFINITE :
♥ All Christians, except Dongwoo is Atheist and L is Catholic.
♥ Some sources noted all Christians.

MBLAQ :
♥ Seungho (wiki) and Leejoon are Christians, Thunder is Christian (some sources noted him as Atheist), GO is Atheist, Mir is Catholic
♥ Mir might be a Buddhist, influenced by his grandparents, as he labelled them as Buddha in Y album thank you notes. A fan also ever stated him as Buddhist as she heard it on a tv program.

MIGHTY MOUTH
♥ All Christians

N'UEST :
♥ Christian : Aaron, Minhyun,

NSONIC :
♥ Mostly Christians / Catholic

SHINHWA :
♥ All Christians / Catholic

SHINEE :
♥ All Christians / Catholic, Taemin is Catholic, Jonghyun is Atheist
♥ Some sources noted Jonghyun as Christian

SMASH :
♥ All Christians, except Hero is Buddhist and Hanbang is Atheist

SS501 :
♥ All Christians / Catholic

SUPER JUNIOR
♥ All members are Christians / Catholic, except Hankyung is Atheist/Chinese Folk Religion
♥ Some sources noted Heechul and Kangin as Atheists, Ryeowook and Yesung are Catholics.
Zhou Mi (SJ-M) is Buddhist, some sources noted Henry Lau as Atheist/Buddhist.

TEEN TOP :
♥ Moslty Christians / Catholic, few are Atheists, except Changjo is Buddhist.

UKISS :
♥ All members are Christians, including ex members, except AJ and Kiseop are Buddhists.
♥ Some sources noted Kiseop as Christian.

VIXX :
♥ Insiders of fancafe said 2 of them are Christians, one Buddhist and three Atheists, since no official ‘proof’ was found so far, it might be only Leo is Buddhist, N and Ravi are Christians, Hyuk, Ken, and Hongbin are atheists. It might be wrong.
♥ Leo has Buddhist rosary given by his mom for him and Hongbin previously lived in a Buddhist temple a moment in his youth.

ZE:A :
♥ Most of them are Christians, except Dongjoon (some articles noted him as Buddhist) and Hyungshik (said his name was given by mother and grandmother inspired by Buddhist term. In an interview he also stated himself as Buddhist)

♥♥♥ FEMALE GROUPS ♥♥♥

2NE1 :
♥ All Christians / Catholic. Leader CL is Catholics, Minzy Christian, and some sources noted Dara as Atheist.

AFTER SCHOOL :
♥ All Christians

A-PINK
♥ Mostly Christians / Catholic
♥ Christians : Park Chorong, Son Naeun, Eunji, Namjoo
♥ Catholics : Yoon Bomi and and ex-member Hong Yookyung (wiki)

BROWN EYED GIRLS :
♥ All Christians / Catholic, some sources noted Ga In as Atheist.

F(X) :
♥ All members are Christians, except Victoria is Atheist/Chinese Folk Religion

FINKL :
♥ all christians
♥ ok juhyun (converted from buddhism to christian)

GIRLS GENERATION :
♥ All Christians / Catholic, except Taeyeon is Atheist
♥ Notably Christians : Yoona, Sooyoung, Tiffany, Hyoyeon

HELLO VENUS :
♥ Christian : Alice.

KARA :
♥ All Christians except Jiyoung is Buddhist
♥ Some sources noted Gyuri as Buddhist (wiki) and Hara as Buddhist.

MISS A :
♥ Min is Christian, Suzy is Catholic.
♥ Jia and Fei is Atheist / Chinese Folk Religion

RAINBOW :
♥ Jisook is Catholic

SES :
♥ bada is catholic, yoojin christian, and sooyeong buddhism

SISTAR
♥ Hyorin is Christian

T-ARA :
♥ All Christians / Catholic except Jiyeon and Boram are Buddhists.
♥ Other sources noted Qri as Buddhist.

TAHITI :
♥ Jeongbin is Buddhist

WINK SISTERS :
♥ Buddhist

WONDER GIRLS :
♥ All Christians, including ex member, except Sohee is Buddhist
♥ Some sources noted Sohee as Christian
♥ Religion profile was shown on their debut OHP.

Some people find it annoying when asked about religion of the idols. In my opinion it is a matter of preferences. It's the people mind who find that religion issue is racist, because they think one religion is better than the other. The truth, bad people could come from all religion (label), as well as good people are also can be find in all religion (label). I find it will be great if public figure could spread kindness through his/her religion, without discrediting others. So, well, even thou in the end religion is only a label ... 

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    1. How do you know? I'm not trying to sound rude, sorry if it came out that way haha. But Hyuk is my ultimate bias and I'm just curious since I'm Christian too.

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  2. @timea ivancova: r u sure? do u have the article link ? that means 3 are christians :)

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  3. no one's agnostic?

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  4. @Anonymous : Agnostic is considered Atheist in this post. hehe~

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  5. What about other girls bands like Girl's Day and the rest of Rainbow members, which off them are Christian, or Buddhists or Atheist

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  6. I wonder what are the religion of the rest of the members from Hellovenus, and also I'd like to know about Girl's Day if Sojin, Yura and Minah are Christians or Agnostics?

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  7. Suho is Buddhism ...U r welcome.We are Buddhism

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    1. Actually you can look at the Sukira radiocast where he states he is in fact atheist

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    2. People said that the subber got it wrong tho?

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    3. Yeah the subber wrote atheist istead of Buddhist..I even checked the meanings in Korean

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    4. In episode 4 of Exciting India, Suho said he's Buddhist.

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  8. Suho is Buddhism, I'm Buddhism too

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  9. son naeun A-pink is catholic,she say in wgm with taemin

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  10. Apink. Catholic: naeun,chorong. Christian: bomi,eunji,namjoo,hayoung. Former yookyung are christian.

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  11. Apink. Catholic: naeun,chorong. Christian: bomi,eunji,namjoo,hayoung. Former yookyung are christian.

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  12. BtoB's Peniel is Christian. He went to my friend's church too and he mentioned it briefly in Diary.

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  13. all vixx member's christian hyuk,ken,hongbin not atheist leo christian

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  14. omfg if ken is an atheist i will be so happy <3 but i think he might be christian for some reason. i think n might be an atheist; i think he supports equality (not saying all christians are conservative, but this is usually the case in korea) like jonghyun from shinee (with him supporting gay marriage). i think leo might also be christian because he's hinted that he thinks it's wrong for a man and a man to be together in simsimtapa, which i was very disappointed to hear, and buddism does not oppose same sex relationships (i think). but yeah hongbin talked about being in a buddist compound when he was younger in ep 42 of vixx tv. ravi seems like a christian to me with all his cross necklaces LOL. omfg but i really hope ken is atheist. if not, i'll still love him of course, he's my ultimate bias and vixx is my ultimate bias group. as long as they don't offend anyone and somewhat support equality, i'm fine.

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    1. i think so too.. his university is a private christian univ. the one minzy is in

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    2. Ken's family is buddhist. But I thought he is an atheist since he told this in One Fine Day, "oh I can't pray. My family is buddhist." He mentioned his family, not him. So I thought it could be that :)

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    3. In orthodox buddhism you are allowed to be gay etc, you can even have premarital sex, but it is recommended not to. Keep in mind that different cultures warp religion to fit tradition so some sects of Buddhism will have different precepts

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  15. Taeyeon SNSD is christian

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    1. I'm pretty sure she's an atheist because in majority sources it states she has no religion or is atheist.

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    2. But that's just in majority sources. I'd have to hear her say it to believe it. So either way she could be a Christian or an Atheist.

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    3. I think Tae-Yeon is really a Christian. She once sing "O Holy Night" on Christmas. If she's not a Christian, there's no way she would sing that song because that song has a deep meaning and a connection to the gospel.

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    4. We sing "O Holy Night" every Christmas and guess what? We are ateists. It´s just a carrol for many people.

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  16. Dongwoo is Not atheist as you said he is Buddhist , and Sungyeol ; woohyun , hoya are Budhist too , sungjong is christian and myungsoo is Catholic

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  17. i would like to ask that where is this data from?

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  18. Just curious, where did you find this info?

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    1. Some from interview, some from hear-say, some guesses. It's not 100% because alot of idols don't talk about religion, so you have to take it with a grain of salt. Nothing is for sure unless an idol has said so.

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  19. there's no one called Jonghwa in Cnblue.

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    1. You know its. YongHwa.

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  20. I hope that my favorite kpoper chooses the right religion so that they eventually go to an afterlife that doesn't have the heat set too high. So many choices!!

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    1. "right religion" wow. There is no right religion. Everyone believes in different things and has different traditions and cultures. Respect that.

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    2. No Right Religion but One God.You should Respect her views as well.

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    3. "I hope my favourite idol believes in what I believe in so that they don't go to hell!" You do realize that's what you just said right? There is no right or wrong religion, just different beliefs.

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  21. hi thx 4 all yr comments. @anon who asked where the data from; i compiled it from various sources, such as blogs, wiki, articles, mainly from naver search engine and suchs. since they might not accurately true, pls tell me if you find corrections. @gloria lee: oh sorry, the vocalist i mean, yonghwa right?

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  22. I believe all members of BAP are Christian, Zelo and Himchan Catholic. On Himchan's Instagram he posted a photo that says "Trust" where he is wearing a crucifix/rosary ring. He has a couple religious like photos, "Prayer" with his hands folded. Zelo has worn crucifixes. (Different from crosses as fashion statements.) Notable on his beanie hat in the BAP in America videos. :)

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    1. I'm a Buddhist but I wear crucifix as a form of fashion.

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    2. Don't be fooled by the crosses lol. Alot of people wear crosses as a fashion statement now a days. And alot of religions pray with their hands folded.

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  23. thank you for publishing this(・∀・) ˊ

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  24. Thanks for the info but Naeun is a Catholic, and who's BoA and Brian from Block B?

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    1. BoA is the queen of kpop... ;)

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  25. Yay zico is christian<3

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    1. Christian-Catholic xD

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  26. http://postimg.org/image/n1gli50zh/ Hey guys can you tell me whether the ring in the picture is a rosary or not? If it is, then zelo must be catholic :)

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  27. HInchan is Christian... When Bang YongGuk talked bout praying for the Sewol victims, he did the sign of the cross and started praying on stage

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  28. I think Zelo is buddhist because he said in an interview that his grandfather's precognitive dream of his birth is that he saw a dragon fly over the roof with a buddha statue in its mouth, so i assume that he's buddhist.
    GOT7's Youngjae is a buddhist too, his favorite item is a buddhist rosary :)

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  29. I think Onew is buddhist and Himchan is catholic from the way he pray when B.A.P prayed for Sewol ship in L.O.E Concert

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  30. Everywhere i've ever seen something about SNSD Taeyeon's religion, it noted her as Christian or Catholic..
    http://jigeumeunsnsd.wordpress.com/snsd-profile/ is one and theres a few others

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  31. Did u mean Taeil and B-Bomb from Block B, not Brian and BoA

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    1. I guess all the members from GOT7 are Christians except for Youngjae and Bambam

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  33. actually I think exo kris is jewish since he was wearing the necklace in exo showtime it can clearly be seen on ep 8 correct me if I'm wrong

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    1. People keep talking about necklaces and charms, to be honest, jewelry means nothing, I mean alot of idols who aren't christian wear the cross, but it's just for style.

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  34. Can you please write down what type of Christian they are(if it doesn't say Catholic but are Christians) for SHINee, Girls Generation, A Pink, ZE:A, and infinite? Thx it'd be helpful to know

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  35. Ravi did reveal on a radio program (Younha’s Starry Night 131125) that he is a Buddhist (you can refer to this). However, there isn’t any official information to confirm that he is a Buddhist.

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  36. Got7;

    Mark,jr,Jackson,Jb,Yugyeom,;Are Christian(Not sure about Jackson..Sorry!)

    Youngjae;Buddha

    Bambam;He's confusing me cuz some people say he's Buddha but I always see him wearing cross Necklace,Ring.....!

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    1. After watching Roommates s2 ep 3, I guess Jackson is Christian because he folded his hand and prayed before eating. You can check it as well heehee

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    2. A lot of people wear jewelry with crosses on it who are not religious.

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    3. The cross necklace is nothing but a fashion statement.

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  37. Suho is atheist. Watch 130813 exo at sukira. You can find that suho answer yes when ryeowook ask whether he's an atheist

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    1. The subber subbed it wrongly...he's buddhist...

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    2. The subber subbed it wrongly...suho's buddhist...

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    3. Suho's buddhist...the subber subbed it as atheist

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    4. In episode 4 of Exciting India, Suho said he is Buddhist.

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  38. Catholics are Christians.

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  39. I Think Park Chorong is catholic. In the first episode of apink showtime, I saw her doing the sign of the cross.which catholics do.

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  40. park chorong is catholic,naeun catholic too,bomi eunji namjoo hayoung is christian protestant.

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  41. Wheres BAP's Daehyun?.....

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  42. Sunggyu and Sungjong are Christians
    Other members of the Infinite are atheists
    Source: Sunggyu during the interview at SBS Radio form 12th June 2014

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  43. Hello guys!! Here is site for where you can read and find your favorite catholic celebrities. I have visited this site and liked it. That’s why I am sharing you all.

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  44. Sandara brother Thunder is Christian...and why Dara Atheist...???

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    1. Not sure, but she could have changed her religion... Because ya know, you're allowed to do that lol

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  45. Hope to see more Christian/Catholic kpop stars be vocal about their faith and sing gospel like Super Junior and other stars. Tehee it really amazes and overwhelms me. <3 So nice.

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    1. This comment made me happy hahah :)

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  46. so most of kpop idols are christian, im proud of them cuz im a christian too. god bless you all

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    1. in fact, south korea is one of the asian countries that has most christians.
      thou their majority are said to be agnostic, but christians on second.

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    2. But I just read that Buddhism is Second right after Atheism, followed by Christianity and Catholicism.

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  47. When it says "Seungho (wiki) what does that mean? I looked on his wikipedia page and it doesn't say anything.

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  48. VIXX's Ken said in the first episode of One Fine Day that his family is Buddhist

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    1. Yup, and Ravi has said that he's Buddhist too on Younha’s Starry Night 131125.

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  49. Sorry, also I read that Hongbin was a child monk: Meanwhile, Hongbin has a surprising revelation that he had lived as a monk when he was young. “I was a child monk and lived in the temple with my grandmother during my childhood,” he said.

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  50. I heard that Lay was a monk when he was younger, there are photos of him with a shaved head, hanging out with some children in monk-wear: http://41.media.tumblr.com/97d0db05d20ebaf979835d165d8da743/tumblr_mzndytHhkL1tq903to1_500.jpg

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  51. How about suho?is he buddhist or christian?because i read some source write that he is a buddhist but in here its write that he is a christian

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    2. In episode 4 in Exciting India, he said he's Buddhist.

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  52. Ken has said on One Fine Day (ep. 1) that his family is Buddhist (he said he can't pray because of that, so I assume he is too) and Ravi has said on Youhna's Starry Night Radio that he's Buddhist too. We already know that Leo is Buddist, and that Hongbin was a child monk at a Buddhist temple. The only two in VIXX we don't know are Hyuk and N.

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  53. Ken is Buddhist...I found it in Vixx one fine day

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  54. Who else scrolled to see taeyeon listed as an atheist and then scrolled back up to see Baekhyun listed as a christian......yea me too

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  55. Suho is Buddhist (Fluttering India, episode 4 at 29:08)

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  56. If Thunder of MBLAQ is Christian (I know sources vary) then isn't Sandara Park Christian? (Thunder is the younger brother of Dara)

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  57. Jinwoo and Mino are Christian, Seungyoon is Catholic, Taehyun is Atheist, and Seunghoon doesn't have a religion. (Not having a religion is different from being an Atheist)

    Source: https://withwinner.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/magazine-translations-seungyoons-100-qa-from-elle-korea-magazine/

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  58. What about AOA member religions ???

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  59. How about My Name religion...

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  60. What does it even mean Christians and Catholics? Catholics are Christians. Catholics are just one of many Christian churches, the biggest one but still Christians. This is very confusing.

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