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Old 04-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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This is pretty much coming from a conversation I had with a 'friend'. He bought up something about Lycans, saying his friend is one, and that she's going to 'turn' him to one too. I told him I didn't believe him, and he told me I was stupid for not believing the truth. Yeah. After a while it got to the point where I realised he wasn't going to understand anything I was saying, and he pretty much thought that anything he believed was the truth. He also said 'you can't not believe when it's true'. Sounds pretty stupid to me. Isn't the whole point in purely believing in something that you don't have any proof of it existing?

The point of this thread is;
- What exactly IS believing, and can/can't you know if it actually exists for sure?
- Is my ex-friend a total moron for thinking his beliefs are true and nobody can have their own opinion or belief.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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Isn't the whole point in purely believing in something that you don't have any proof of it existing?
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- Is my ex-friend a total moron for thinking his beliefs are true and nobody can have their own opinion or belief.
And yes.
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I think that people should be free to believe what they want, but it becomes an issue when they do what your friend did, try to force you to think their way and think you're stupid for not believing exactly what they do.

So yah. I agree with you. The whole reason for even having a belief or a faith is that you don't need to have proof to know it exists. For example, I believe that their is a God due to personal experiences in my own life. Most people tell me that it's not true and I'm just going to be disappointed, but I don't let what they say change what I think to be true. Everyone is entitled to believe or think what they want, everyone's allowed to have their own opinions! I don't force what I believe on people, it's just an annoying defense mechanism that dosen't really work at all.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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Yeah, it's usually people saying something you believe in isn't true. With it being the other way around is kind of surprising. I didn't know some people thought like that.
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I think it's ok to believe whatever you wish so long as your beliefs don't harm anyone else or ruin your life somehow.
Exactly. Believe what you want, just don't spend majority of your day walking door-to-door asking for people to join you..
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Exactly. Believe what you want, just don't spend majority of your day walking door-to-door asking for people to join you..
yeah, people go about that the wrong way entirely...they think "spread the word" means you have to badger people, but it doesn't work like that. I've said before on here that I am a Christian. I believe strongly in my faith. I beleive in God, I beleive in Jesus, I beleive in salvation of the human soul, in angels and demons, and in answered prayer/miracles. A lot of people call it crazy, but hey, I don't hurt anybody and I don't make anyone else believe it, or go to door to door as Rai mentioned some do. I spread my faith by being an example. I help who I can, and pray for who I can - including many of you here on NFF. That's what it means to "spread the word".
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yeah, people go about that the wrong way entirely...they think "spread the word" means you have to badger people, but it doesn't work like that. I've said before on here that I am a Christian. I believe strongly in my faith. I beleive in God, I beleive in Jesus, I beleive in salvation of the human soul, in angels and demons, and in answered prayer/miracles. A lot of people call it crazy, but hey, I don't hurt anybody and I don't make anyone else believe it, or go to door to door as Rai mentioned some do. I spread my faith by being an example. I help who I can, and pray for who I can - including many of you here on NFF. That's what it means to "spread the word".
And that's why you deserve some more rep.

Oh, and I'm Catholic :3
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