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What is the Biggest System of Belief in this World?

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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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Wait what? That's a belief system?

Dang, that was an hour of my life I'll never get back...

Boo, hiss. I still like the other answers:

Civilization
Monotheism
...and Purple!






posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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Ok. Let's see. Systems of belief (according to me) are monotheism, polytheism, naturalists. All religions of the world are based on any of those. Unless you are ruling consumerism as a system of belief.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:49 PM
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originally posted by: DelayedChristmas

originally posted by: brandiwine14
a reply to: DelayedChristmas

Is this going to be like the scene in Willow where the sorcerer asks him to pick which finger has the power and no one got the answer because the power is in you? Does this have something to do with the way we view and believe in ourselves?

Seriously though I study religions and I took the Religions of The World Class last semester, i'm pretty sure I am right.

Animism has everything beat....that is everything that you have provided in sight as an option in your op anyhow.

I'm not the riddler.....give me the answer that you think is the correct one and I will tell you if you are right or not, lol.



hehehehehehehehehehehehehehe
There are more options. You guys are exercising it right now :O

OK OK

THE ANSWER IS:

HUMAN LANGUAGE.
BIG BURGH YOU GOT IT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Discuss


Lol...I don't believe it!
Thanks
The pen is mightier than the sword...
Written or spoken..... language is tops..
No matter the language origin.... communication is far more important than bombs or faith!



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: DelayedChristmas

language is not a belief system

edit to add :

I knew I should have said something insulting


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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:51 PM
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That's not a system of belief. That's a way of spreading any system of belief. hmmmmm.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: Bigburgh

Was your reaction similar to your avatar?

WRITTEN/SPOKEN have no real meaning. We only know what it means because we of the english speaking language have agreed that it means what we think it means. For all we know, if we didn't have a set system of belief assigned in our language, I could be saying that my right is left or left is right or dinosaurs rule the earth today.

All language is just belief, flicks of the tongue, vibrations from the voicebox, air, and straight/curved lines.

BUT, if you really think about it, me explaining it just an exercise in futility.
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Oh, I forgot body movements as well in my superb list of what language really is
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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a reply to: DelayedChristmas

Well...
I have to trust what one is saying to me is true.
Essentially you have to believe the words that are spoken....
When you look at it from that point of view.
It would make it a belief system, yes.

And as I gave a star to another....
Without language....Faith, Science or any agenda can not exist.

My avatar is just goofy...and truthfully I can't grow a good mustache....lol

Sadly I will never be a good anchorman or used car salesman.
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:11 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
a reply to: DelayedChristmas

Well...
I have to trust what one is saying to me is true.
Essentially you have to believe the words that are spoken....
When you look at it from that point of view.
It would make it a belief system, yes.

And as I gave a star to another....
Without language....Faith, Science or any agenda can not exist.

My avatar is just goofy...and truthfully I can't grow a good mustache....lol


The way I look at it ->
Humans -> Art (art is applied humans) -> Language (language is applied art) -> Mathematics (mathematics is applied language) -> Physics (physics is applied mathematics) -> Chemistry (Chemistry is applied physics) -> Biology (biology is applied chemistry) -> Psychology (psychology is applied biology) -> Sociology (Sociology is applied psychology)



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:15 PM
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a reply to: DelayedChristmas

I was going to lump body language in there too...
But you nailed it with physiology.

And your chronological order of language...I could not have said it better!
All of it!



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:16 PM
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My answer is love.
Do I get cookie?


PS: I thought there were like 3-4 billion Muslims in the world?



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: Fylgje

Lol..yes you get a cookie.
And I believe you are correct as for Muslims.

OK I'm logging out.. gotta prep dinner..
But I'll be lurking about.


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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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unbelief



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: DelayedChristmas

try disbelieving " language " - you can disbelieve the claim that is conveyed - but you cannot disbelieve the fact that a claim was conveyed - and you understood it , ergo language is not a belief - QED



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

I don't think you get the point. Or I don't get the point.

What do you mean by disbelieving language?
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OF course a claim is conveyed, but it takes a system of belief and mutual agreement to assign what that claim is.
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: DelayedChristmas I tried to follow but i just see a big difference between belief and communication.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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be·lief noun \bə-ˈlēf\
: a feeling of being sure that someone or something exists or that something is true

: a feeling that something is good, right, or valuable

: a feeling of trust in the worth or ability of someone


com·mu·ni·ca·tion noun \kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən\
: the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else

: a message that is given to someone : a letter, telephone call, etc.

communications : the ways of sending information to people by using technology



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: deadeyedick

There needs to be a belief in order to communicate effectively.

For example, IF i say something is 1 inch, WHAT IS 1 INCH??? You will tell me that 1 inch is 2.54 cm. Then I will ask what is 2.54 cm and don't tell me one inch. Point being, there is a standard. Is this standard truth? Or is it a standard that is agreed upon? Does it being agreed upon make it the truth?
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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 05:31 PM
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I get what you are saying but I believe you are still wrong. Language is a tool not a belief, and adding to that thought we do not all speak one common language so therefore I think you are wrong. However I will still try to se things your way.

We all believe the words we can read or hear in our own language, but what might make sense to me will be gibberish to someone else who does not speak English. Those who do not understand anything will have nothing to believe in.

Mandarin Chinese is the top language spoken in the world, but it is primarily in large part spoken in Asia and America and a little here and there.

Animism is practiced pretty much everywhere, on almost every continent, in almost all languages, in some part. It is a belief system all to itself as well as a part of almost every single practicing religion.

AS far as belief systems go, I'm sticking with my first answer.


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posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: DelayedChristmas Beliefs exist beyond the realm of communication because of thought.



posted on Aug, 7 2014 @ 06:28 PM
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originally posted by: brandiwine14

I get what you are saying but I believe you are still wrong. Language is a tool not a belief, and adding to that thought we do not all speak one common language so therefore I think you are wrong. However I will still try to se things your way.

We all believe the words we can read or hear in our own language, but what might make sense to me will be gibberish to someone else who does not speak English. Those who do not understand anything will have nothing to believe in.


That's how I see it too.

Even in the same language, we don't always perceive or interpret messages the same way. Different people can interpret ideas and spoken language differently.



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