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Your Beliefs
« on: April 17, 2015, 11:04:46 pm »
Or lack thereof. This thread is for people to discuss their religious beliefs (if any) with a healthy amount of detail. If you're Christian, do you believe in Adam, Eve, and original sin? Do you believe your god created the Earth any number of years ago? Did your god "jumpstart" the evolutionary process? What is your god's role in today's society? If you're not Christian, Jewish, or Muslim, what god(s) do you believe exist, and why do you believe as such? Or do you have your own vague belief in a higher power that will remain forever unknown?

Most importantly, why do you believe what you believe? Why is the Christian god more valid than various Greek gods and goddesses? Why do you practice paganism rather than Hinduism? What drives you to hold such beliefs and maintain faith when billions of other people believe in something completely different?

I am atheist because there is no evidence of any deity or supernatural power within our universe. The existence of religion is understandable, given people's natural desire to understand more about their origins. However, as we've learned more about our universe through scientific advancement, religion has become far less fitting in our overall picture of life. Religious belief has appropriately fallen worldwide (source) and will most likely continue to do so. Still, even if I believed in one of the more common religious deities, I'd view them as unworthy of worship.

With that said, what do you believe, and why?
« Last Edit: April 18, 2015, 02:50:39 pm by Sleepy »
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 09:41:37 am »
I'm a atheist like the majority of the board, though personal experiences have made me a bit more receptive to claims of the supernatural and the occult.
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 09:51:38 am »
Atheist, unless I want to troll someone, in which case I say Last Thursdayist.
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2015, 10:01:31 am »
Wiccan, not a very devout one but I'm one.

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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2015, 10:06:24 am »
Episcopalian.

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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2015, 10:17:09 am »
Protestant in general, I don't really go more specific than that but nominally Presbyterian.
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2015, 12:41:23 pm »
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2015, 03:15:47 pm »
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2015, 03:20:21 pm »
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 03:41:59 pm »
Gaia Hypothesis proponent.
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To be honest, I describe my take on it a belief because I really want it to be true, and because my imagination leaps well beyond the scope of the hypothesis. Wishes do not work in science. So, I have to call this desire a belief: If evolution could work on so vast a scale as a planet-wide biofilm interaction, then that system, if somewhat analogous to a gigantic multicellular creature, could conceivably evolve to the point of sentience, given enough time. Eons and eons of time, mind you. Our species would be long extinct before anything like that could happen, but it gives me a warm feeling to think that something as huge and beautiful as the planet Earth could perhaps one day become a gargantuan, intelligent entity.
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 04:03:48 pm »
Diarchist.  I follow the Sun and Moon, and I've found myself much more at peace.
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 04:30:14 pm »
I worship a ball of light that lives in my head that says it's the embodiment of Time.

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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 07:34:57 pm »
I'm a weird mix between an Atheist and a Pantheist.

As in, I don't believe there is a god, but I do think there is something sacred about the universe and its laws. That there is always worth in exploring and discovering more, and not only because we think so.

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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2015, 07:37:44 pm »
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Re: Your Beliefs
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2015, 09:46:38 pm »
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