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Why Do You Believe What You Believe?

Just a few questions for the faithful followers, no matter what faith they follow.

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Why Do You Believe What You Believe?. Just a few questions for the faithful followers, no matter what faith they follow.
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Male, 30-39, Western US
 676 Posts
Friday, September 7, 2012 7:15:42 PM
I guess the best questions to the narrator would be, "Why does it bother you, and why are you so affected?"

Male, 30-39, Western US
 676 Posts
Friday, September 7, 2012 7:12:56 PM
I'm a believer. I think the narrator is missing the point of the bible. In my opinion, the bible is meant to be taken figuratively, not literally. Be good to each other, respect laws, try no to be an idiot that lives to prove others beliefs` are unfounded. I don`t believe one religion is right, while others are wrong. Isn`t it funny that almost all civilizations on Earth have a remarkably similar story of a supreme being without having been influenced by another civilization? Some were coerced to change by other civilizations, but the the original belief was there, just a different version.
In short, believe what you want and stop trying to undermine people by indirectly picking fights because you choose not to believe. All you have to do is not believe. Why does it bother you so much if someone believes? Doesn`t bother me that someone doesn`t believe.
Even atheists have faith. If you`ve ever made plans for the future, you have faith that you will be alive to fulfill them.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 5290 Posts
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:24:38 PM
*tips hat*

Male, 30-39, Europe
 12144 Posts
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 8:46:11 PM
Elkingo and TheGuySmiley,

Thanks for taking the time to post back. Thoughtful responses indeed. It's all too easy on the internet to ignore or flame, but both of you didn`t.

Can`t say I agree with either of you, I still think that God`s love (if we`re talking about the same, Christian God, which I`m not sure we are), is entirely conditional. Conditional on you being a Christian.

Anyways, healthy debate, and thanks for taking the time to respond. Especially you Elkingo, we go back a long ways here on IAB in debates, and I`ve always liked what you you had to say.

Agree to disagree for now? For every person that accepts another person`s world-view, one has to accept that there`s others who think differently.

Thanks guys. Enjoyed the discussion, see you in the next thread!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1222 Posts
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:30:35 PM
davymid: as for your other questions ]]\\\

1> love, the key lesson of true religion is love. With true religion based on love, we'll be able to bump science`s efficiency up several notches, because people won`t be making scientific devices for fame, fortune, and personal glory, but for their love of mankind, and for all of mankind.

2> yes, i understand how the theoriies and understanidng of science works, but you must understand from the point above, that some times people just want make a name for themselves and reap the benefits of selfishness.. a perfect example is a previous IAB post that showed how Thomas Edison took the glory from Nikola Tesla.

3> He`s our God, yours, mine, the guy on the other side of the planet and everyone. There`s only one true and living God. And as for the rest about this question, you`ll need to look over my other post..

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