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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.