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What do you believe in?

I've been asked by many people who believe in a higher power or a God what I believe in. I ask all of you, what do you believe in?

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I don't do belief.

Coffeo Level 7 Jan 15, 2019
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The perpetual motion of matter.

MLinoge Level 6 Jan 14, 2019
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You missed ‘science’ off the list.

Denker Level 7 Jan 13, 2019
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Odd, that.

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I do quite well just believing in my own powers.. I know my limits and I am not afraid to ask for help when necessary.

Marine Level 8 Jan 12, 2019
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I believe in cause and effect and the idea that morality is hard and being kind to others while also being kind to oneself is a high wire act. Hard is good easy is very often bad. I believe that action is better then words but words well used are the basis for positive sustained effective action. I believe the only truly sacred things are those that defy explanation and within that realm are better for the lack. I believe in loving everyone as the alternative is hate and the in between is lacking. I believe that fear IS the mind killer and moving through it is the only way. I believe in sarcasm and silly mocking humor. I believe we all secretly want to be adults when we are children and children when we are adults.

Quarm Level 5 Jan 12, 2019
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The cycle of life, mother nature. When we are long gone the earth will cleanse it's self and life will continue without us. In the grand scheme of things, we humans are pretty insufficient.

Mermaidfantasy Level 4 Jan 12, 2019
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I will extend it to three things, since I don't really strongly believe in any of those that are listed above. I have come to believe that rational thought is better than supernatural belief. That evidence based knowledge is better than faith based knowledge. And, finally, that being a kind person will result in having a better life than being an unkind person. So maybe that narrows down to "Knowledge"...I believe in seeking knowledge.

mojo5501 Level 3 Jan 11, 2019
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At this point, nothing

HOTWHEELS Level 3 Jan 11, 2019
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I believe the jelly I've put in the fridge will set and that a blancmange I make later will go on top of it. That's about as deep as my belief system goes smile001.gif

ipdg77 Level 8 Jan 11, 2019
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I don't believe in anything, I either know things or I don't know them, things are true or they are not true, currently possible or currently impossible. Occasionally I will trust in my judgement or assessment of the trustworthiness or motives of another, but that is as close to belief as I will admit to.
I can speculate as to potential truths and facts, I can envision progress.
As words Belief and Faith have become too corrupted to be of use to the rational mind.

LenHazell53 Level 8 Jan 11, 2019
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Sounds like dualism, none in between eh.

@Salvz Nothing like dualism, not sure where you are getting that from.

@LenHazell53 the first to fourth statement there sir

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I believe in ME, and I believe in YOU. I believe in a round earth, the moon in the sky, a dog, a cat, a fish, a cow, the dirt, and my coffeepot. I believe in my interpretation of love.

In a sense, I have Humanist traits, because I believe that humans have the capability of doing good things when they apply themselves properly. I'm optimistic and prefer positivity.

aspiringunicorn Level 6 Jan 11, 2019
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I believe I'll have another drink

ladyprof70 Level 7 Jan 11, 2019
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Have one for me...dry January grrrr

I'll something on the rocks, cheers.

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If by believe you mean the acceptance that a statement is true, then I believe in many things, even seemingly contradictory things. And those beliefs can change based on changing circumstances or additional knowledge. So I guess I believe it is important to have an open mind.

ohnoudun Level 5 Jan 11, 2019
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Kindness...and Love.

MissKathleen Level 8 Jan 11, 2019
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Everything that I see around me.

Stephanie99 Level 7 Jan 11, 2019
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What, no love?

skado Level 8 Jan 11, 2019
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Is that your answer?

@MissKathleen
It’s at least one of my answers. 🙂

I believe in love...I added it to my answer.

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Love, trust and the desire to just be a part of your life. The best of humanity comes from something that’s not technically a human and yet we believe that they need to learn from us

48thRonin Level 7 Jan 11, 2019
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Are those Corgis? They melt my heart💓! love dogs more than human babies.

@Jaed Yes they are and up top is our shitzu and rottadore 😊

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When it comes to religion, I don’t think that belief of any kind is the appropriate reaction. More apt would be a sense of deep awareness and awe for the staggering implications of existence and the profound mystery of reality and consciousness awareness.

I know, I know, the above paragraph is a statement of belief. Hmm... maybe there are different kinds of belief. Someone help me.

WilliamFleming Level 7 Jan 11, 2019
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You’re right. The word “belief” has more than one meaning.

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Whatever I believe in MUST be supported by evidence, facts and data.

jlynn37 Level 8 Jan 11, 2019
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Trouble is that two people can believe that their opinions are supported by evidence, facts and data, but yet be in complete disagreement.

@WilliamFleming I do not concern myself with what other's opinions might lead them too. I can only perceive truth and reality through my senses and my brain and no one else's. That is where you do you, I do me and let's strive to do or cause no harm comes into play.

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@WilliamFleming it is hard to deal with people who believe their opinions are supported by facts when you know a couple of things, namely 1. that you yourself are fairly well grounded and not delusional and 2. you remember what you personally observed and 3. the "facts" the other party believes support his/her opinions are known to you, not through bias but through those observations and a good grip on history not to be facts at all.

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@genessa Well of course from your perspective all of your “facts” are totally true.and your opinion is the correct one. Why else would you have such a firm belief?

No one person has the complete picture however, and all opinions are shallow in an ultimate sense because of human limitations. Otherwise we’d all be in agreement all the time.

Which of your opinions are you talking about? From my perspective your opinion might be right on the mark.

@WilliamFleming yeah, yeah, we might all be dreaming or part of someone else's dream, right? but setting THAT aside, there ARE facts. i didn't have anything specific in mind but let me dredge one up. okay, here's one. in 1960, senator john kennedy motorcaded through my then-hometown of levittown, new jersey, and my dad lifted me up to reach out to jfk's outstretched hand. we connected. i know that for a fact. i was there. so if someone insists that jfk was never in new jersey, and truly believes that, and dismisses my memory as either deception or delusion on my part, should i say, well, maybe they're right? i know what i know! likewise, everyone knows he was shot and killed on november 22, 1963. so if someone says no, he wasn't, and gives some other date, or some other method of death, or says jfk is still alive, shall i admit they MIGHT have a point? if you argue with every known fact in the universe, you'll be pretty busy! sometimes, though, you didn't touch it with your hand or see it yourself on your tv. sometimes you have to use your experience, your prior knowledge, your logic, to figure out what and whom to believe. the new york times makes mistakes on occasion; it doesn't LIE. breitbart lies. it's lies have been busted again and again. so when you meet someone who cries "fake news" about the nyt and believes everything breitbart farts, is that partisanship influencing your opinion, or is it prior knowledge, logic, experience and just plain not being a moron?

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@WilliamFleming or here is another one, of a different sort. i see people declaring that no president has EVER been disrespected, bullied and picked on as much as trump is. now, people are entitled to their opinions, but i have SEEN videos of the rodeo clown dressed as obama being "raped," and pictures of obama lynchings in effigy, and michelle obama portrayed as a gorilla, and more. the worst i've seen regarding trump is that set of statues showing him with no balls and the big baby trump balloon in... was it england, france or both? anyway, that. so which is worse? a matter of opinion, but maybe most folks would agree that portraying someone lynched is worse than portraying someone as an infant or even ball-less, which, after all, is a comment, not an expressed intention (no one was threatening to castrate trump). if you add it all up, you can reasonably dispute the declaration. it's opinion based on a bit of amnesia.

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@genessa That’s a beautiful story about JFK and I’m sure it’s a special memory for you.

So far as old DT, I hardly know what to think of that guy. I keep telling myself that after all, he was elected and as a citizen, even though I didn’t vote for him he is still our president and just maybe all those voters who elected him knew what they were doing. It’s all subjective.

I was appalled at the way Republicans in Congress treated Obama. Obama was my man and still is. But two wrongs don’t make a right. Now the mainstream media seem to have lost their minds. I can’t bear to read the news anymore.

Anyway, that’s just my opinion.

@WilliamFleming but the voters did not elect him. the voters elected hillary clinton. the electoral college, which is skewed horribly (and that was, believe it or not, because of AIR CONDITIONING! long story, but it's true!) appointed him.

the media are not treating trump horribly. he deserves to be treated horribly but the media are only now starting to treat him fairly (in other words, with the treatment he deserves). they WERE more or less kissing his ass. it was literally years before they could bring themselves to use the word "lie." calling a lie a lie, calling a liar a liar, isn't wrong, so there is no second wrong here.

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Every single time.

KKGator Level 9 Jan 11, 2019
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The D chord

Byrdsfan Level 8 Jan 11, 2019
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The G spot.

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Nothing that lends itself to a one word answer.

JimG Level 8 Jan 11, 2019
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I believe I'll have another coffee.

RileyStevens Level 6 Jan 11, 2019
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in the sense of a religious belief, nothing. in a practical sense, i believe my guy loves me, and i believe a good number of things that require long explanations and are subject to revision with the advent of new information. i believe my right to swing my arm ends where your nose begins, and vice versa, but if i was in the middle of a shooting war and i knew someone was about to shoot me if i didn't shoot first, that belief might not apply just then. i believe donald trump is a horror. i can't even imagine any new information that would change that belief. i have too much information already in favor of my current assessment.

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genessa Level 8 Jan 11, 2019
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Does Donald Trump really exist then ? I thought he was just something you Americans made up.

@Fernapple I wish.

@Fernapple unfortunately.

@Fernapple i have been told i am a creative person but i do not write horror so i know i did not make trump up. if i didn't know he was real i would think he was too evil to exist. even hitler actually believed in what he was doing, evil as that was. trump doesn't believe in any of it, except as it pertains to his own personal comfort.

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@genessa I made the funny of course because it does sometimes, at least from here, seem that Trump is more like a Walt Disney creation than anything else. Yet I have always though that there were two sorts of evil doing people. The Hitler type who may be mad and quite without compassion, but who really believe that what they do is for the best. And the Stalin type who know that they do harm, but still keep doing it anyway, because they are content to be selfish.

I hope you slept well last night and that I did not contribute to keeping you up too much.

@Fernapple lol i slept badly as usual but you were not the least bit responsible for that. oddly enough, what i see and say here does not get carried away from the computer. i am sure there could be exceptions but so far.... no. now if you (or anyone) phoned me at some ungodly hour (such as before noon) i'd be furious! no matter what time it was, it would be just as i was finally drifting off, you know? (and it's usually a recording, or a scammer, or a recorded scammer!)

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I was hesitating to lol when I read donald trump . oh boy lol

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Batman.

maturin1919 Level 7 Jan 11, 2019
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