Just a question...

Discussion in 'Philosophy and Religion' started by Casperthesheet, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. Casperthesheet

    Casperthesheet Member

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    What events in your life led you to believe in the religion/philosophy you believe in? I'm just curious.
     
  2. MissJo

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    REalizing in my heart of hearts that I didn't believe what I said I did, that I just wanted to fit in with the rest if the Christians I knew. I read and looked into every odd religion I could find, and Wicca just seemed right. I nkow that I do believe what I say I do, with all my heart and soul.

    <3 Jo
     
  3. TrippinBTM

    TrippinBTM Ramblin' Man

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    It's hard to say, since it's really the result of my whole life. Who you are is shaped by every event you experience. But I do know one big shift came when I read The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. That and smoking weed for the first time (which happened shortly after the book) really affected how I understood the world. Before, I'd been an atheist (having renounced Catholicism, which I'd been raised in) with no spirituality to me at all. But that book and the weed set me on my way, and I discovered Buddhism and other eastern religions, all of which really resonated with me (the main philosophies, not the "religion" aspects). I'm now an aspiring mystic-of-sorts.
     
  4. hippypaul

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    Still working out the details of what I believe in - and am open to change - but I think mostly it was travel and reading. Those are the two ways of trying to live more than one life. Of trying to see and feel how other people are. Finding out - at a gut level - that a few people try to ride the rest of us like horses has shaped much of what I believe in.
     
  5. Sebbi

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    For me I don't think there was one definitive event that changed it all. I've always been a seeker and I seek. Reading the Alchemist by Coelho and having and having gone through a lot of shit last year has done a lot.

    I guess when you have a tough time, Occam's Razor (my latest pet philosophy) is easy to pick up.

    Likewise, having fallen in love has done something to my beliefs in a "sumpreme force".

    Blessings

    Sebbi
     
  6. freesmile

    freesmile Banned

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    Well, at the beginning of a year I was an total athiest with no thoughts into religion or spirituality, I then met my ex girlfriend who was a Christian and I realized that I didn't agree with what she believed but I was jealous of the peace and happiness she had in believing she was saved. And I began questioning more things surrounding my spiritual side. I decided to spend a few hours in a week in nature (my special place) reading, thinking etc and I don't think my beleifs are similar to one religion but they are now mine and they are special to me. Peace and love michael xx
     
  7. zeljko-h

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    i was raised to question rigid statements and authorities, and also living in a ex-yugoslavia a lot of leftist literature was available. once i read erich fromm works i think it's left permanent imprint. later i start to read all religious literature i can get - not easy in that time in that country. i learned basics of main religions and positioned myself as a atheist. and like fromm said, socialistic communitarian humanist
     
  8. Zion

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    The event of life/existence got me to believe GOD, andevery thing else came from observations Of GOD or the universe
     
  9. StonerBill

    StonerBill Learn

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    I believed in god as a child, then i got over that when i learned more about the world and decided that clearly, christianity was not correct.
    after smoking weed however i began to look deeper and deeper into the nature of reality and came to realise that even if christianity and all the other religions are wrong, doesnt mean that science is therefor correct.
    Now i believe that if there is a spiritual form, the only way it can be found out is through science. spirituality encompasses everything that science cant prove definately. like we know that the world is made up of atoms and whatnot. that doesnt effect any of thje spirituality of today, whereas back in ancient times, religion also encompassed the nature of science, for it had not been understood. the very first religions saw every entity as a spirit, or really, just as some sort of encompassing meaning of something.
    nowadays, religions encompass mainly ideas about what is culturally right, and issues of the soul, which are things that science has not actually rationalised properly.
    by analysing the brain more, and in the right way, science can determine to what extent, if any, of brain processes are controlled purely as chemical reactions or if the chemicals are being controlled by an unpercievable force.
    through these concolusions ive got to where i am now, and i believe the nature of reality can and will be rationalised

    its just thought that has build my belief, not events in my life.

    but cannabis was a catalyst
     

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