Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Belief?

I believe what I believe.
You are allowed to believe what you believe, but only if it lines up with what I believe.
If you deviate from what I believe, then your belief is false.
And I will find as many as I can to support what I believe to prove that you believe falsely.
By sheer peer pressure, I believe you will change your belief to match what I believe.

I believe the above set of statements is false. What about you?

7 comments:

Geppy said...

Might does not make right. And the majority is typically wrong.

Wonder Woman said...

I believe in being a loving human being whom shows compassion to all others.

Listen, you might hear something :)

Hasemörder Kønig said...

Those statements describe religion. I've known that religion is a pile of wishful thinking since I was young. Therefor, I've never cared what they believe other than the beliefs that effect humanity negatively, which significantly are most of the beliefs.

How does one or a group believe something to be a fundamental truth and at the same time respect other beliefs of "truths" that the possessors consider fundamental, yet contradictory? The act of believing that believing something makes it real is the definition of delusion. I -b-e-l-i-e-v-e- think that inter-religious tolerance is a white lie with a bitter core.

Timm said...

I believe what I believe.
You are allowed to believe what you believe.
If you deviate from what I believe, then I believe that your belief is false.
If I feel strongly enough about my belief, I will find as many ways as I can to support what I believe to prove that I believe correctly.
through logical thought, (and not by coercion,) I believe you will change your belief to match what I believe.

Better? :)

Roland said...

All good comments. Thanks.

Pablo said...

Those statements describe pretty much every ideology these days, not just religion.

Roland said...

Too true, Pablo.
And we are supposed to be separate from the world. Yet, we act exactly like it.
It makes me sad.