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Discussion in 'Journals' started by Conscious thoughts, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. Conscious thoughts

    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    After a lot of thinking and pondering i believe i come to the conclusion that it is not important to me, why other people believe or disbelieve in any religious or spiritual part of their life. I just don't have to know or understand it.
    And I can't say it is of imprtance to "explain why or how i believe what I believe" people will have their view and opinion of it anyway :)

    It is also not important to be an "I, me, mine, yours" life is not about me or you.
     
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  2. HonestJoe

    HonestJoe Well-Known Member

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    While that is often the case, the consequences of some people's beliefs can do harm, to themselves or others, and understanding why they believe can be key to making them understand that harm and most effectively directing them away from it. There can also be a general academic interest in understanding why people believe different things, which can in turn inform those situations where what people believe (religious or otherwise) is harmful.
     
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  3. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    Winner in that you included (religious or otherwise)
     
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    Conscious thoughts Veteran Member

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    I can not change others, that is something that they must do themselves
     
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    I think the error is in the 'believing'. In the attempt to eliminate skepticism and doubt within oneself. It's a fundamentally dishonest thing to do, as skepticism and doubt are essential to our ability to be honest. And as beings that cannot directly grasp the truth, honesty is really the best we can hope for. To disable that, is to invite insanity.
     
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    I can not ask others to think like this of course. It is only how I thinking
     
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    Those things aren't mutually exclusive. You can certainly influence others on how they change themselves (indeed, probably can't avoid it even if you wanted to). That's why we have teachers, guides and influencers in all sorts of areas (notably in this context, in religion).

    What was the point in you posting this thread if it wasn't, to some extent, influence the understanding and beliefs (in general terms) of other people, if only about you?
     
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    I posted it in journals so to avoid discussion or debate since it is a thought about how to further think for the spiritual understanding.
     
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    Sirona Hindu Wannabe

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    I slept though a class in communications psychology in which the teacher said that "You cannot NOT communicate." If one is fed up, the easiest way would be leaving this forum and/or switching off the computer. But people are still here, for their own reasons. ;)
     
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    All the more evidence that your intent was to inspire and influence others (even if you weren't conscious of it).

    Remember, I think that is (in general) a good thing. There is no such thing as too much information. :cool:
     
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