I saw a topic, and I posted earlier, but I want to make a separate topic specifically for this topic. I don’t generally like the idea of hijacking someone’s topic.
Anyway, what’s your personal beliefs, philosophically, religiously, and the like? Do you believe in the existence of a god, gods, or do you worship his Noodly Appendage? Are you an atheist, a theist, or simply believe there is no sure way of knowing? If you’re an atheist, do you believe in some “supernatural” things or completely reject all things pertaining to mysticism and the like?
Personally, I’m an atheist and a humanist. I also have a few philosophical views that originate from religions. I practice yoga. It calms me and opens me up to a time for instrospection and “meditation” in a sense. I’ve made major life decisions based on what I finally saw in a yoga asana. My favorite’s Chandra Namaskar (Moon Salutation). It’s a good philosophy to live by, the Yamas and Niyamas (aside from the concept of God).
Anyway. What are your beliefs and philosophies? I’m curious.
I believe we don’t know what we are, where we came from or why we’re here and I’m interested in seeing those questions answered.
If there is some sort of all-powerful creator, he/she/it can kiss my ass for allowing such horrible pain and suffering to occur.
I agree with the views of many futurists and I feel like I was born at least a couple hundred years behind the time period in which I belong.
I believe that ending pain, suffering, aging, illness and death should be our primary goals, and that harming beings as a means of reaching those goals in unacceptable.
I believe that if you live a life in which you try your best to not contribute to the harming of other beings, you can do whatever you want and believe whatever you want.
If you take it to the next level by defending the innocent and defenseless against those who seek to harm them, you are a true hero.
I’m a Buddhist, all though I was baptized when I was a baby. I used to be a Christian, but as I got a bit older, I realized that Christianity wasn’t for me. I don’t believe in creator gods, but I believe that religions that are based off of love and respect are perfectly valid Basically, I’m just trying to live a life free of material desires and reach the state of nirvana. I suppose you could call me the ‘black sheep of the family’ haha