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Atheists, believers and what else ?

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posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 07:19 AM
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Some believe in God. Some don't and ask for proof.

But are there people that are neither atheists or believers ?


Believe nothing on the faith of traditions,
even though they have been held in honor
for many generations and in diverse places.
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.
Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.
Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.
Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.
After examination, believe what you yourself have tested
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto.


Buddha



One of his students asked Buddha, "Are you the messiah?"
"No", answered Buddha.
"Then are you a healer?"
"No", Buddha replied.
"Then are you a teacher?" the student persisted.
"No, I am not a teacher."
"Then what are you?" asked the student, exasperated.
"I am awake", Buddha replied.



Believe nothing merely because you have been told it.
Do not believe what your teacher tells you merely out of respect for the teacher.
But whatever, after due examination and analysis,
you find to be kind, conducive to the good, the benefit, the welfare of all beings -
that doctrine believe and cling to, and take it as your guide.


Buddha

www.sapphyr.net...




posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 08:26 AM
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i think the most realistic approach is to realize that your beliefs change about every 5-10 min. unless you're doing something that takes your full attention.

no one believes in god all the time and no one is atheist all the time. i don't see a huge point in labeling yourself as one particular religion when you know you're going to be believing in all sorts of nonsense day in and day out.

why not call yourself a believer in law and order, or whatever other tv show is on that you love? or why not be a believer in pizza and beer. i don't know how religion managed to corner the market of "lifetime" belief.

expecting people to make a decision that has their eternal soul at stake is very optimistic. just think about it. how many people would be willing to risk even a 10th of what they own at a las vegas casino?

they wouldn't of course, because it's a very stupid idea. religion only gets you to make promises like that because there's no consequence to it. you won't lose your house or bank account.



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:00 AM
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religions are a terrible tool designed to devide..and conquer...to control the masses of people.
you believe what you want



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:05 AM
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More people have fought and died for the cause of religion

than any other cause

Religion is for weak people who can't accept responsability for

their own lives



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:32 AM
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Religion itself isn't that evil. It's more the little group of people taking advantage of the big group using religious manipulation.

[edit on 22-3-2009 by mortje]



posted on Mar, 22 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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well your absolutly right,well sayd (:
i guess times come where peope will be more enlightened



posted on Mar, 23 2009 @ 09:16 AM
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i want to see if my avatar is workign or not.

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