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Old 11-02-2012, 04:18 PM #1
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What Philosophy(s),/ Religion(s) Do you believe in and why?

I myself am a Taoist.
Taoism, modernly: Daoism; is a philosophical and religious tradition that emphasizes living in harmony with the Tao (modernly romanized as "Dao"). The term Tao means "way", "path" or "principle", and can also be found in Chinese philosophies and religions other than Taoism. In Taoism, however, Tao denotes something that is both the source and the driving force behind everything that exists. It is ultimately ineffable: "The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao."
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:03 PM #2
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None, because I've yet to see anything to make me believe. That said I have no issue with people believeng what they want.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:42 PM #3
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None, because I've yet to see anything to make me believe. That said I have no issue with people believeng what they want.

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Old 11-02-2012, 06:20 PM #4
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None, because I've yet to see anything to make me believe. That said I have no issue with people believeng what they want.


Ill take it a step further and add: As long as they don't push those beliefs on me or my family.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:04 PM #5
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I have been flirting a lot with Christian existentialism; more Tillich less Soren. Anyone else? I would love someone to talk about it with.
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:46 PM #6
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I'm an atheist, prayers have gotten me nothing, and I believe religion is the problem and not the solution. But this is america, so believe whatever you want, I really would not care if people praised a carrot.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:30 PM #7
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:02 PM #8
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:09 PM #9
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None, because I've yet to see anything to make me believe. That said I have no issue with people believeng what they want.
You don't believe in any philosophies or religion; however, you post in a religion and philosophy forum. Interesting.

Owen Barfield, the first and last inkling, [C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien's circle] has some extremely interesting books. His philosophies are tucked away in my mind somewhere. Not completely believed, but it has in someway changed the way I write. "Poetic Diction" and "Saving Appearances A study in Idolatry"
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:57 AM #10
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You don't believe in any philosophies or religion; however, you post in a religion and philosophy forum. Interesting.

Owen Barfield, the first and last inkling, [C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien's circle] has some extremely interesting books. His philosophies are tucked away in my mind somewhere. Not completely believed, but it has in someway changed the way I write. "Poetic Diction" and "Saving Appearances A study in Idolatry"
By none I meant religions or the more "religious" philosophies. (Daoism would be an apt example) I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to live without prescribing to at least some philosophical schools of thought.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:14 PM #11
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I don't have a specific religion/philosophy that reflects my thoughts on the matter (very well could be i dunno?) but i think 2012 years ago this guy born jewish, remained a devout jew till the day he hung on a cross dieing for all of our sins. and we gotta worship him and the book that other people who (i swear) were there wrote.

Forealdough my view is everchanging, there's no way it will ever be all true. The only things i see to be true is that which happens in the world. I cannot speak for spiritual type stuff which i gotta hunch (belief, whatever) is true. Logic prevails. And change is the only thing that WILL happen.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:35 PM #12
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None, because I've yet to see anything to make me believe. That said I have no issue with people believeng what they want.
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Ill take it a step further and add: As long as they don't push those beliefs on me or my family.
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By none I meant religions or the more "religious" philosophies. (Daoism would be an apt example) I'm pretty sure it would be impossible to live without prescribing to at least some philosophical schools of thought.
have you people considered answering the question posed in the thread title? There are quite a few philosophies and worldviews that do not consider any diety, including the OPs taoism. Are you apatheists, secular humanists, or just too ignorant on the subject to answer the question?
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:02 PM #13
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Secular Humanist, or Vonnegut Existentialist...Although it really depends on the day. There are some things I shift around on and am on the fence about. Not entirely sure what the best label for the things I do/don't believe would be but those are my best two guesses, and the 2nd is hardly a real thing.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:48 PM #14
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Why would this be a label (to yoself)??...it is a way of thought, and subjective, and always changing and therefore unseless if not for the reason of understanding.

If that makes sense.. maybe, could...aahhhh well fack.. i tried


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Why would this be a label (to yoself)??...it is a way of thought, and subjective, and always changing and therefore unseless if not for the reason of understanding.

If that makes sense.. maybe, could...aahhhh well fack.. i tried


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have you people considered answering the question posed in the thread title? There are quite a few philosophies and worldviews that do not consider any diety, including the OPs taoism. Are you apatheists, secular humanists, or just too ignorant on the subject to answer the question?
Some people don't find any point in dumping themselves into a specific "ist" bucket, or want to waste time figuring out what those labels specifically entail.

I'm one of those people.
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Spme people don't find any point in dumping themselves into a specific "ist" bucket, or want to waste time figuring out what those labels specifically entail.

I'm one of those people.
Then why come into a thread explicitly made to discuss just that?
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Then why come into a thread explicitly made to discuss just that?
To answer a question you asked.
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But coming into a thread asking a question to post what amounts to "I refuse to answer this question" is borderline trolling.
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