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Originally posted by blupblup
If you're convinced that your religious beliefs/convictions are correct then that's fine, but there should be some room for doubt or other possibilities.
I don't want to turn this thread into a religious argument and I'm not going to, but I will ask what you mean by "See evidence that I'm wrong" and also "I have enough information to believe I am correct"
Originally posted by queenannie38
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
the problems always seem to boil down to ATTACHMENT!
let go, as Buddha might say.
but i could be wrong.
Originally posted by darkelf
That's the whole point of belief. I admit, I could be wrong, but I don't believe that I am. Since I don't believe that I am wrong, why would I seek other possibilities? I will keep an open mind, but I won't go looking for a new belief system. That is how a belief system works. So in reality, it doesn't matter whether I am right or wrong, what matters is I believe I'm right.
Originally posted by babloyi
As far as I go, I accept the existence of a God. Call it a "feeling", call it the sum of my experiences, a "presence" that puts me at peace, a pleasure at comprehending the world around me, etc. Someone else may have perhaps come to a different conclusion when faced with the same stimuli, but I didn't.
In more concrete terms, I also think of myself as a muslim. I follow the Quran, and it resonates with me. If, however, I were to find something in it that wasn't true, or didn't make sense, I'd have to rethink my ideology.