Why do so many people have the opinion "you can believe whatever you want"?
Topic: Why do so many people have the opinion "you can believe whatever you want"?
July 20, 2019 / By Claudine Question:
Lots of people say its ok to believe whatever you want, as long as it makes you happy, or works for you."Whatever is true for you, is true for you" However there is one basic flaw with this way of thinking...all religons cannot be true..it defies logic..Only one must be true as they often contradict and do not work together or support each other in any way.
Best Answers: Why do so many people have the opinion "you can believe whatever you want"?
Beckah | 9 days ago
What seems Logical to one may look illogical to another.
Ones idea of what is logical is defined by their personal belief system. It is not a static thing that is universal to everyone.
It only seems that way to you because you have not thought it through completely. You seem to be a smart person. Let go of your preconceptions for a while and try to look at the idea of logic from as many angles as you can.
Look at the idea of killing someone. This is about as illogical as it gets. Yet when young men are put into war they are told that someone they don’t even know is their enemy and they need to kill them, and they do it. You can still argue that it’s an illogical thing to do but when the bullets start to fly it appears as the only logical alternative.
The idea that only one religion can be right is in its self an illogical statement. God apparently loves diversity. Look at the world around you, this is beyond obvious. Culture and language are so diverse because this diversity pleased God. Why is it that you believe that the love of diversity god obviously has stops dead at religion? Why Are the prayers of a devout and loving Hindu for the wellbeing of those he loves less pleasing than the hastily mumbled prayers of a Christian who is only saying them because he is afraid of the hellfire he has been taught to believe in. This idea my friend defies logic.
The idea that only one religion can be right is made up foolishness we have been lead to believe. The idea has its basis in judgment. Jesus cautioned us against judgment but we judge all religions as being less than our own. This is not the loving thing to do. Jesus asks us to love our neighbor. This is judging our neighbor, not loving them. If we claim to be followers of Jesus we are expected to follow his ideas. Not to ignore them and do the exact opposite. Think on these things. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts and help you find the truth. Be open to this truth and be aware that it may not sound like the lies you have been told about what God wants .
Love and blessings.
Your brother don
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Originally Answered: Why do people get aggressive when you have a different opinion to them?
As a Psychologist I have to tell you that people often "react" according to their mood. They don't respect the feelings of others and are often argumentative and standoffish simply because they feel "they can be". They usually don't have very good relationships with others and simply don't care to try to respect others or try to even meet people half way in relationships. Today many people are so unhappy in their own personal lives and so wrapped up in their own misery that they refuse to try to be kind and communicate in a normal and healthy manner. It's not your fault and you should remember that others are probably at fault. Love you, do you, be you, celebrate you. I wish you the best.
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I can only come to the conclusion that people just want to believe what ever they believe, and they do not really wory if it is right or not, that is why, they want their free will and as they say each to his own, well I suppose that is their choice, then maybe they shouldn't be surprised at this scripture that says that Jesus will bring vengence on those that do not know God
or obey him, that, to some, may seem harsh on the part of God but when people don't care what is right or wrong in the eyes of God and rather do acording to their own ideas and/or beliefs, then wouldn't that really mean that they did not care to know God, and they do not know him for that reason.But I do aree with you there is a flaw in that type of thinking because it gives a false sense of security and stops one from learning the truth and as you said, you cannot have many truths that conflict with each other, there can only be right and wrong just like there are 2 sides either we are with God or we are against him and yes we do have free will to chose which we will go to.and logicaly some have said that maybe there is none that are true, which view is not surprising since there is so much bickering about who's right and who's wrong, but in the end it is everyone's own responsibility to find the real truth through the Bible That God provided for us to do that with!
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Your logic defies logic. How can it be that only one religion is the true religion when all religions contain bits and pieces of others. Christianity, which I'm sure you are expounding, is the new kid on the block. It's roots are based in Jewry and Greek philosophy. Syria was the refuge of several schools of thought. Buddhist philosophy is rooted in Hinduism. How can anybody claim to be the one true religion at this point in time when the Earth, where we all habitate, is full of hate, greed and misery and is on the verge of destruction mostly due to warring factions of the One True Religion.
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I disagree; I think many religions of the world have much in common ...
- One God, many follow with
- one prophet to share the message of that one God.
- a place ones soul is taken after death
- peace, charity, hope, positivity, love, growth, society
My personal belief is that...
it matters not the person's faith...what matters is...that they believe in something.
Belief governs values, intrinsic motivations, will, hope and they way in which we treat our fellow person...
That that belief may conflict with your own, doesn't mean the person is wrong...the conflict is with you.
There is no one supreme religion...one supreme faith and all others are false...
that's exactly why Muslims are killing each other - against the directives of their own principles.
That to me, defies logic
Many religions work well together acroos cultures...check out the Mauritius Islands...
You are talking about a persons personal belief system...
you can't dictate what's logical or not...it's personal and subjective and therefore exempt from your logic argument.
Worst of all - because it's sad - you are imposing your "logic" against someones personal beliefs
...it sets you apart as antagonistic and depending on how you respond...anti-social.
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Selfish and loving their own opinions, it's impossible for many humans to accept the possibility that they might be wrong. Most will believe whatever supports the way they want to live. If no religion supports them, they'll put down all religion or twist one to fit. If Noah's religion was universal, as a result of the Great Flood, diverse religions are the result of God allowing humans the free will to either worship him or not. Of course, they have to live . . . or die . . . with the consequences of their choices. Still, if God respects their free will, who among us can not? Humility and discussion are the keys.
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Logic would state that only one could be true. There is an "Absolute Truth" in the universe. No one person has it at present, despite what they would have you believe. To the accept "what is true for you" line, is to indicate that you have no interest in exploration and growth, and you have a desire to be your own god, and center of the universe. Billions of little individual gods trying to exercise power over as much of the universe as they can, is the root of much of the worlds problems.
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Who is right? Who is wrong? As long as a person believes in a benevolent deity, should it matter? People everyday fight in the name of religion and yet only use what they want from their holy scriptures to suit their needs and justify their actions.
At the very core of all religions they tell you the same thing, respect your parents, love your wife and no other etc. if we were more tolerant of each other and our different beleifs we wouldn't have so much death and violence in this world.
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I am assuming that your religion is the only true one. Nobody knows so how can we or why would we stop them from believing. I say to each his own. And I believe most religions, although different in worship and ceremony are all have the same core beliefs.
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Originally Answered: Your Opinion on quiet people?
Silence is Golden so the saying goes...maybe you have learn't this early on in life ...in my experience it is also a sign of a deeper thinker,one who gathers facts first rather than blurt out nonsense....Hint ...if people can't easily categorize you they sometimes fear you ...they feel uncomfortable around you ....really it's their problem...failing .... however you must live with it ......so try to mumble something from time to time ...
Also by keeping quite you learn more...which can worry some people ...
You may appreciate this ....
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.