September 21st, 2005
|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.
|Date:||September 22nd, 2005 01:33 am (UTC)|| |
Re: i believe
|Date:||September 22nd, 2005 01:35 am (UTC)|| |
This life and the ones that came before.
my parents are on the far right of things. when i moved out as a teenager, i went over to the far left. that was too hard and unrealistic, being so politically correct. now im back on the far right, maybe even farther right than my parents.
|Date:||September 22nd, 2005 01:40 am (UTC)|| |
As of currently, I am a Deist in terms of faith, and a Patriot-American, in terms of anything else atm, Providence knows if I'll ever change... Again.
Yeah, used to be Right and Catholic, then Left and Atheist, now I think all of them suck, and best of all, them were influenced ways of thinking. Patriot-America came on my own discovery.
I think I got the roots of my beliefs from my parents, who of course educated me and instilled their values. I also think my school education predisposed me to look at things logically.
From there, once I hit my teen years and through adulthood, I applied logic'n reason to question things as they are and debate with others. In that, I came to form my own more crystalized beliefs.
So, the apple didn't fall that far from the tree especially as I got along well with my folks. But I came to my own conclusions.
So what'm I? I identify as a deistic gay guy with some furry interest. Politically I tend to think of myself as centralist on the cusp of libertarianism. I think that most any governmental involvement and control should center around the idea of harm reduction, and if there ain't no harm, then government should stay out of things.
I am a Christian, came to those beliefs because no other world view or system could answer every question I had without a shred of doubt left. Once I thoroughly explored Christianity, I found not only logic, reasons, but hope, and purpose.
If all this too vague for anyone, let me know, and I'll be happy to elaborate.
How do you justify this when there are multiple examples of the Bible contradicting itself? (Not to think I'm just thinking the bible, there are contradictions in MANY religious texts.) Do you simply ignore the parts you don't like?
Alternatively, a better question to ask in the first place is how you view the Bible itself? As a guidebook or as the actual word of God?
if there is no such thing as an individual's beliefs, where do any beliefs come from to begin with?
They have to start somewhere.
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).
|Date:||September 22nd, 2005 06:53 am (UTC)|| |
My beliefs come from a big variety of places. Religiously, my parents and I got to the place where we're at now together. Politically... they think I'm crazy, but less so by the day. My politics were formed by reading the Constitution, "The Law" by Bastiat, and "The Ten Things You Can't Say in America" by Larry Elder.
my beliefs came for my comrades at school but got more stronger throu books and powerful speakers i.e. hitler and ian stuart and from documentary's but the strongest part of my beliefs lie in my heart and in my flag i just love my race and nation and will do what i can to defend it.
and then the proles rose, and washed across the world in a furious wave of liberation and decimation, for only from the destruction of society can the rebuilding begin, and those who took a pride and air of superiority from who they were through birth and blood weren't quite as content.
Atheist at the moment. To me the bible is just another book written by men. *Shrugs* I find believing it very hard to come. But I'm looking into other religions, trying to find what feels right for me.
Raised without much parental intervention.
|Date:||September 24th, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)|| |
Does it matter?
I don't really know where my beliefs came from.
I'm not naive enough to think that I came up with them by myself, with no outside influence.
It wasn't school, or my family, or really even my friends growing up. My lack of faith in a god came from seeing the world work. My veganism came from propaganda that showed me things. My political beliefs came from watching the flaws of the system. But someone must have given me a push towards these things at some point. My sexuality, that was my own experiences, and interpretations.
I've always had a hearty distrust of the media, which figures in with my politics, so it had minimal effect. I'm guessing my views really came from the people that I didn't know that well. The people who just kind of floated in and out of my life. How odd.
It's all conjecture though.
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|Date:||September 26th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC)|| |
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|Date:||September 28th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC)|| |