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Why do you believe in what you believe in?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kellyjaz, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. kellyjaz

    kellyjaz Member

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    Why do you believe in what you believe in?:)
     
  2. Ciscokid

    Ciscokid Well-Known Member

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    Well I tend to believe in certain things that strike me as likely or as something that makes sense.

    This would explain why I don't believe in much. I don't hold to any one religion, although Buddhism seems interesting. I look retarded in orange so I've ignored my interests.

    Now on the political spectrum I believe in what I believe in partially due to my upbringing. I've tried my best however to drop the BS and the baggage that my parents and grand parents held onto....despite what some of the liberals here would say.

    But in either case, political or philosophical...I believe in what I believe because I think it's a good path to follow...otherwise I wouldn't believe in it.
     
  3. cardero

    cardero Citizen Mod

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    Because it's free.
     
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  4. Jaymes

    Jaymes The cake is a lie

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    On the spiritual level, I believe in what I believe in because I've had experience with it. Talked to spirits, never talked to deities, etc.
     
  5. standing_alone

    standing_alone Well-Known Member

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    I believe what I believe because it works for me. :)
     
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  6. Bishka

    Bishka Veteran Member

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    What Alyssa says.
     
  7. Booko

    Booko Deviled Hen

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    I believe what I believe in because I believe it to be true.
     
  8. Gunner

    Gunner Well-Known Member

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    I believe what I believe because experiences in life has led me to solidify my beliefs, regardless as to whether or not I use selective perception.
     
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    Mike182 Flaming Queer

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    i believe the way i believe because of the experiences that brought me to those beliefs, and since taking those beliefs, i have had several confirming experiences.
     
  10. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    What I believe just makes a whole lot of sense to me. It rings true. I like the answers to life's questions that, for me, can only be found within the teachings of my Church. I like the way its doctrines fill in the gaping holes left by other religious traditions. I couldn't not be what I am.

    I love my God because my God loves all of us, regardless of race, gender or relgion.
     
  11. jewscout

    jewscout Religious Zionist

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    because for me, it's truth. nothing else has made as much sense.
     
  12. d.

    d. _______

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    i believe in many things. the reasons vary.
     
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    Because of evidence. Also, it makes my life far more meaningful.
     
  14. ayani

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    beautifully and simply stated. thank you, Alyssa.
     
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  15. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    Because it works for me at this point in my life. :) And I work for it, too.
     
  16. kellyjaz

    kellyjaz Member

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    So we all believe in something that we see as the truth and works for us.
    Our answers towards what we believe in does not differ. :)

    Sweet.

    Thank you for all you're answers


    p.s. now that you all know that the reason we all believe in what we believe in are very similar. Point being respect someone's beliefs no matter how exotic and crazy it seems to you, because they believe in what they believe in for that same reason you believe in something.

    p.ss. well The majority of us ... :D

    psss. my head hurts.. How many times did i say believe?
     
  17. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    It is not at all similar. The ontological naturalist derives his or her worldview from intersubjectively verifiable tests.
     
  18. Engyo

    Engyo Prince of Dorkness!

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    Well the answer depends on exactly what we are talking about. If you mean why do I believe in Buddhism, it is because I prove every day that it works; that it make a significant difference in my daily life.
     
  19. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Or does it work because you believe in it? You 'prove' nothing.
     
  20. BFD_Zayl

    BFD_Zayl Well-Known Member

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    well, because it is real and tangible for me.
     
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