posted on Jan, 6 2009 @ 04:22 PM
How do YOU personally choose what to believe in or not?
How much of your choice is based upon the environment that you grew up in, and how much is based on the life you live now?
Has being a member here enhanced those beliefs or altered them at all?
For me, so many factors come into play:
-Gut feelings (my gut has never failed me)
-Information I read, hear about...and if there are 2 sides to an issue, I look at both sides and see which is more reasonable/logical
-My environment has shaped some of my beliefs, but as an adult, there are some views/opinions that have changed from how I was raised: homosexuality
and religion to name a couple. I believe those changes came from experience and learning.
-Emotions. I admit that sometimes my emotions can overshadow reason and logic; therefore, forming a belief (opinion) on something that could actually
change over time.
I think it is very important to be open to other beliefs/opinons, etc....yet not be so weak you fall for anything and everything. There has to be a
middle ground. That isnt always easy. And I think that is one thing I strive to be: open, yet cautious.
Being here at ATS has actually enhanced some of my beliefs (for example, the supernatural/paranormal), made me question others and really has helped
me think outside the box (ufos/life outside of earth) and grow and learn. It sounds so cheesy when I read that over. But it is actually very true.
Those who know me best here would attest to that
Great thought provoking topic AD
[edit on 1/6/2009 by greeneyedleo]