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September 21st, 2005


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10:15 pm - Beliefs
Where do your beliefs come from?

What I mean is, what formed your beliefs? Do you have the same beliefs as your parents and the people who raised you? Were you taught the way you think and believe by your family, or in school, did you question what you were taught? Why do you believe what you do?

Any kind of belief goes, religious, political, whatever.


I have some of the same beliefs as my parents, but I didn't grow up being taught any religion strongly. I agree with them about 50% on politics. I guess I was raised to question things though, so a lot of my beliefs have come from questioning things and reading from a lot of different sources. That's why I ask so many questions.

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From:t3hflyingcouch
Date:September 22nd, 2005 05:28 am (UTC)
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My values stem directly from my experiences in life. After exploring a multitude of religions, I've decided that while a lot of them have good ideas, most of them are bunk in practice. Even tying in politics can be tied into this. It all boils down to respecting others' right to exist and persue happiness in the way they best see fit that isn't detrimental to the society at large. I believe that should be the purpose of the legal system. People may disagree with me, but courts are there to be the moral compass of a society. In practice this usually falls through, but I'm an idealist at heart, which is a huge weakness (in my opinion).

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