Which ideals do you follow (if any) and why? 31 replies

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Revenge Advanced Member

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#1 16 years ago

We all hear Athiests going on about why they arn't religious. I was wondering why thiests are religious. If your reasons are you were brought up to believe the religion you follow then please tell whether you fully believe in what you were told. Please don't let this thread turn into yet another argument thread about which religion is "the true religion" or how gods do/do not exist. I am an athiest, and can say that I follow my opinion that religion doesn't exist because I have never experienced something I can't explain such as a vision and I think scientists have proved many things wrong that religions have dictated such as how Earth is the center of the universe. :feedback:


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#2 16 years ago

I believe what I can see, what I've experienced, what can be proved. true, far from all science can be backed up 100%. but it sure as hell beats some kind of magical fairyland up in the sky with powerfull gods who snap their fingers and shit happens.

IMO, ofcourse.


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#3 16 years ago

I don't follow an organized religion, though I do think I am religious, to some extent. I believe what I believe because that is what I believe. That is really the only way I can put it.


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#4 16 years ago

I believe in myself and science to a degree. Science cant explain somethings that occur in the ubniverse, and certain things that follow these lines i beleive are real. As for the most, i dont listen to anyone but myself, but will listen to advice when given it.


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#5 16 years ago

I beileve that not living life to the fullest, is not living at all.

i can follow that simple sentence and implement it into every single action i take...appart from homework.

i like this thread, its going to be interesting what people write. and obvously the stapler has a strong point of view and i respect that!

Μαjïç MushrøøM

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#6 16 years ago

I am an athiest for the same basic reasons that you are, Reven. Common sense, observation and interacting with the world around me has made me conclude that there is no god and there are no supernatural forces. Even if I lack the knowledge to prove myself in a certain matter related to this, there is always a logical, scientific explanation for every incident. This is why I am so frusterated when people state that they do not need evidence because they have faith. Pure moronic idiocy. :cort:

I live my life the way that I enjoy it. Some people would accept and even commend that, others might consider my standards to be above or below theirs, and I care not; I do that which I feel is logical and what makes sense to me. I tend to enjoy life by engaging in the little pleasures that it has to offer, which I know that everybody does. Basic entertainment, certain recreational activities, etc. I very simply stive to do what I enjoy in life. :D

Nemmerle Advanced Member

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#7 16 years ago

I don’t believe in a god but I do believe in a sort of creation. There are some terrible things in the world, some beautiful things too. When I look at a bird’s wing I know it is a miracle of design, everything about this place is balanced so perfectly, but at the same time I have to not care about the design, I want to look at the wing and not just see a biological machine. There are things so beautiful that when you sit down and try to explain them away with numbers and theories it breaks the magic of the thing, you don’t analyse a sunset you experience it.

So that's why I believe as I do, because a similar beauty to nature is only found in our dreams.


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#8 16 years ago

i really want to believe in god, but iam not able to


Dread thinks I'm a special person

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#9 16 years ago

I was raised Catholic but I am an athiest.I don't want to believe in something created by men 2000 years ago.I believe religion was made just to scare people into behaving.I don't need religion to be a good person.


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#10 16 years ago

I was raised by parents that had fled from organized religion. They never went to Church, and not did I. I was never baptized. They raised me to think for myself. So I did. I believe in a very simple God. Though I believe that God does not punish sins, I do strive to do that which is good. This good I know is subjective, but I feel right when I do good things. We must ultimately live life to the fullest, but in my interpretation, "the fullest" is the sort of life God intends, not an impish sort of "screw the world, I'm gonna do what I feel like doing!" There's a reason why God intends us to live a certain way: it makes life much more enjoyable.