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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 22nd, 2005 05:25 am (UTC)
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?
Date:September 22nd, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
I view the Bible as the actual Word of God. As for the contradictions that you speak of, I have explored many of them, and I have been able to resolve in a suprisingly simple manner.
I would also like to ask, of what contradictions do you speak of? Many people used that same question, but rarely refer to a specific contradiction, just hearsay.
Date:September 25th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
See, I always thought the Bible was an interpretation of the word of God as heard by prophets, and told to people who were literate. And there have been so many different versions, and translations, and language changes besides that. Plus, I don't really see God taking the time to write a book. I think he'd be too busy making disasters and improving peoples' lives.
Date:September 25th, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
It's encouraging to see how many people know all about the Bible.

He's the supreme ruler of the universe. You's think He would have a contingency plan in case we srewed up His message, don't you think?
Date:September 28th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)
I view the Bible as the actual Word of God.

Date:September 28th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
That was cute.
Date:September 28th, 2005 11:46 pm (UTC)
In what way?
Date:September 29th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
I was amused by the extremely intelligent way you disagreed.
Date:September 29th, 2005 05:13 am (UTC)
What can I say? It's all very laughable to me. I don't care. Believe what you want.

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