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    Senior Member laughingebony's Avatar
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    I can entertain just about anything. When it comes to actually believing in things, though, my outlook is usually just "I don't know." I love science, and all, but I recognize that its scope is limited. The same is true with "reason."

    So, basically...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzcrossed
    Do you believe in anything?
    I don't know.

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    agnostic.

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    I'm an atheist.
    I believe in self help teachings, success teachings, psychology, and science because they are based on the real world and rational thinking. They are based on lots of empirical evidence and objectively discerning what works and what doesn't work. If you follow their principles, then you will succeed.

    Lately I've embraced the metaphysical a *little* bit.
    I believe in the power of belief.
    If religion has any power, it's because of belief.
    Things that people believe in tend to come true.
    They are self fulfilling prophecies.
    If you truly believe in something, you tend to make it come true,
    whether it's good or bad.

    That's why it's important to believe in positive things, so that you
    make good things materialize in your life.
    When you have negative beliefs, you make bad things materialize in your life.
    It's important to expose yourself to positive people and stay away from all sources of negativity, such as the news media and negative people. I don't read or watch any news. I don't let them discourage me.
    I don't want to let negative people and the news media fill my head with negative beliefs which will cause me to make bad things happen in my life.

    Rich people are extremely strong believers in their power to make good things happen in their life. They're full of optimism. They focus on their goals. Unsuccessful people are very doubtful of themselves. They're full of pessimism and worry. They focus on problems and dwell on negative thoughts.

    I believe in the power of rational thought to solve problems.
    I believe in researching for information, advice, and solutions.
    I believe that pretty much all the answers are out there already.
    You just have to find them.

    So these are the rational things that I have found to guide me in my life.
    This is what I use instead of religion.

    Both of my parents were T's, so they didn't take me to church.
    And I wasn't interested in going.

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    I have yet to find a non-social reason for religion.

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    I like to absorb the good philosophical teachings from all religions I encounter. Their organized structures only serve to fulfill humanitarian works and provide a community for those involved. However, god to me is simply a way of perceiving the queer energy to the universe which will hopefully (or hopefully not) one day be explained by science.
    "Stop it, you fuck. Give him some butter."
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    Quote Originally Posted by onemoretime View Post
    I have yet to find a non-social reason for religion.
    That statement doesn't really mean anything. You could say that about almost anything and make arguments to back yourself up.
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    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    To TS Designer concerning The Power of Positive Thinking (or "The Power of Belief" as you said it):

    You can follow all the formulas (which are usually) based on faith-in-self (positive thinking!) + the right information + the right system + the right product(s) + tireless hard work (= Billionare?), and still find yourself destitute and working at Burger King. Positive thinking and even having everything perfect in that formula doesn't make you rich...but it does make it more likely. By all means, believe in yourself, it's vital, and pursue success as long as it doesn't compromise you along the way. Just know, logically, that belief alone doesn't carry the power to make you wealthy. Sometimes "luck"--or translated into T--numerous variables that are hard to predict, difficult to calculate and may be impossible to avoid, can happen on the road to life that will make you or break you financially.

    The people who write self-help books on this stuff understand that propogating the lie that postive thinking will ensure you wealth are probably trying to sell you something. Be careful.
    Love is the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    That statement doesn't really mean anything. You could say that about almost anything and make arguments to back yourself up.
    Why not? It's pretty plain, IMO

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    Its hard to believe in something that can't be explain.....yet, and majority of it seems illogical (god made it so is not a reasonable explination on any level). Yet i do leave the door slightly open to possiblities.

    I don't leave my life to fate, why should i do it for my belief.

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    once again, no.
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

    “I’d hate to die twice. It’s so boring.”
    Richard Feynman's last recorded words

    "Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."
    Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century BCE

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