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Gibonius
 
F with the caveat that I'm open to changing my mind if evidence presents itself and acknowledge we cannot know for sure if God exists. "Agnostic atheist."
Old 11-17-2009, 10:15 PM Gibonius is offline  
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Between B and C.
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I am between D and E. I really could care less about religion and have no motivation nor want to pursue any type of truth. As long as at the end of the day i am happy with who i am and what i have become. Why do we need some higher power to help us make our own decisions and tell us what is right or wrong? cant we possibly know that ourselves. If we need something to believe in, believe in the lottery. God's not going to pay the bills, is he? Everyone is trying to make you tithe to the churhc, the church needs the money. WTF, you have to pay to believe in something nowadays? the lottery is much cheaper people!
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Was raised a church go'er, though.
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F, raised lutheran.
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F. "I am an Athiest, meaning that I believe that there is no god and there has never been an afterlife. Just as primative cultures created myths, like Zeus throwing bolts of lightning during thunder storms, I find the concept of an all-knowing god to be a figment of humanity's collective imagination. Religious books are fairy tales in line with Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. They have no merit beyond entertainment."


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I'm a hybrid between D and F.
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Your beliefs are based on emotional balance, according to the Law of Emotional Balance. You became attracted to specific ideas or beliefs because of the role those ideas or beliefs play in your emotional balance. Your beliefs can be changed when other sources of emotions are changed as well. People can change their beliefs just as they can fall out of love with one person and in love with another. We have specific beliefs to cope with our environments. Some people cope with the sadness caused by their environment by using intoxicating substances; others cope with their environments by having specific beliefs or habits.

The world is filled with billions of followers of different religions. People are correct for having their individual beliefs because their beliefs keep them more emotionally balanced than they would be without those beliefs. Some people may not believe empirical evidence provided by scientists because if they were to believe in the empirical evidence then they would probably become emotionally unbalanced based on their other sources of emotions.

The Law of Emotional Balance makes the claim that emotional balance is the result of a law of nature or the universe called the Law of Emotional Balance. The Law of Emotional Balance states that a person will experience as much happiness as sadness before being allowed to die.

Even though we may never be able to absolutely prove the Law of Emotional Balance because it seems impossible to quantify all of the emotions a person will experience in a lifetime, that does not mean that there is no evidence pointing toward the existence of this law. Even without a way of quantifying all emotions we can still determine if the Law of Emotional Balance is a possibility or outright impossible. Falsifiable experiments exist to build a case in support of emotional balance as a law.

The fact remains that in order for the Law of Emotional Balance to be true, certain base requirements would have to be met. The universe would need to have uncertainty programmed into it because without uncertainty, we could predict the future and take in mostly happiness and minimal sadness and violate the Law of Emotional Balance. We would need to have dreams where people's defenses are lowered so they could be forced to experience specific emotions needed to prevent the Law of Emotional Balance from being violated. We would need physiological balance in cells "Homeostasis" because cells are also living organisms that comprise other organisms like humans. We would need unusual/unique cultural structures with flexibility "Sins/penance/religion, laws, punishments, government...... The list goes on... Since all of the base requirements for the Law of Emotional Balance are met, why not try to test to see if emotional balance is maintained by a law...

Conservation laws prevent charged particles from turning into pure energy unless they are neutralized with equal and opposite charges. Emotions and electricity may very well be directly tied together so it is not a too much of a stretch, to say that there may be a conservation law that governs emotions. The Law of Emotional Balance argues that there may very well be a reservoir of emotional energy and this reservoir is forced to follow the Law of Emotional Balance. It is this reservoir that many people have come to believe is God or Godís active hand in impacting a seemingly causally closed world governed by the laws of physics.

The Law of Emotional Balance still leaves room to support that there is a creator of the universe, but the Law of Emotional Balance supports the notion that the world is causally closed and that all of the laws of emotion are what has given mankind the impression that there is an active presence that actively responds to our thoughts, feelings, desires, and necessities.

There is difference between thinking you can commit suicide at any time and actually committing suicide at any time. It has been scientifically proven that babies experience emotions in utero. It is an assumption to claim that babies are not emotionally balanced before their death. It is an assumption to claim that people starving in 3rd world countries do not become emotionally balanced before their death. It is an assumption that your religion is better than anyone elseís. All arguments against the Law of Emotional Balance are assumptions and when analyzed, each argument leaves plenty of room to support that the Law of Emotional Balance is still a possibility.

Stop accepting assumptions about the world and be open to realizing the underlying misconceptions that cause our ignorance of the truth. I am only trying to help and present an idea that is plausible and can grant you new perspective in solving your own problems.
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i like the way you made the poll, asking for the more important ideas than "which hell you believe in" Thanks!

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From A to B as i am sure that my religion is the truth.

Till that moment no one was able to prove the reverse
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From A to B as i am sure that my religion is the truth.

Till that moment no one was able to prove the reverse

Sweet, another person that doesn't understand basic tenants of logic! The Pit needs more of those.
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At times I think I have been an Atheist, but the correct answer for me is truly D.

"At the end of the day I believe in something, I just can't express what it is. My belief is either a work in progress or too personal for any religion to be of assistance to me. I live according to my own code of ethics, some of which is in line with secular commandments. Religious texts rarely assist me in my journey and I have come to not refer to them at all."

I know it is illogical and maybe stupid, but sometimes I just can't help wonder if there really is a higher power during times when I become awed by something in nature. When I observe something that truly amazes me I get lost in thoughts about the complexity of the universe and also just how unique each and every creature on this planet is. Sometimes I wonder if this means that someone put into place the laws of nature.


But...at the end of the day, even if there was some God, it doesn't make sense to live forever as special events in your life would no longer be special. We make the most out of certain events because we know that life is short.

Still...there have been people I have met and things I have seen that at the same time makes me wish I could live forever so I could have one more amazing conversation or laugh.

Basically I am all over the place, so "D" is most appropriate :P
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