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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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Date:September 25th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)
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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