Why different religious, moral and logical beliefs are okay, and why they exist.

Have you ever had an argument with someone over religion as someone who either follows that religion, a different religion or is non-religious? Did the argument consist of you making points that they couldn't argue against, or argued against using flawed logic? These types of arguments often make others look dumb or wrong to us, but your points and arguing sounds just as inconherent and incorrect/illogical as theirs does to you.

Any sort of belief, in any shap or form, is believed by that person because to them, it works.

When someone believes in God and they go to church and they pray and they preach, following religious texts, they aren't being illogical. To them, God really does exist and everything they are doing is making complete sense.

When someone doesn't believe in God, attempts to use science to argue against certain aspects of religion and has no belief in spiritual beings, they aren't being ignorant or doing anything wrong. To them, God doesn't exist and their lives function without God in the equation, if everything works without religious views in their mind, then their logic is correct to themselves.

Everyone believes what is truly correct and what works, but what that is is unique to each individual. Please consider this information next time you offend someone with different beliefs or consider them less intelligent, it's purely just a difference in how they percieve reality.

Why different religious, moral and logical beliefs are okay, and why they exist.

..but don't force it down others or offend others for not agreeing.

If this mytake didn't make much sense, think of it like language. Some languages have words that others don't, and most languages aren't similar in their sound at all, but in the end they all accomplish the goal of communicating and they all make sense to their users.


Most Helpful Girl

  • Most people will go after ur throat for this. But I have to say I like how u view things and im more and more inclined to believe this to b true myself. Peace!

    • Unfortunately yes, they will. I'm glad you see things the way I do and continue to spread the peace!

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  • You have one big flaw in your logic, even if everything works in their own mind, even if their logic is correct to themselves, it still doesn't change reality or the facts.
    Using science to argue against certain aspects of religion makes sense and it's sound arguing, and I say that as a religious person.

    If you faith can’t hold up to scientific proven realities, then you faith is based on pure wishful thinking. A Religion doesn't need scientific proves to be true, but it needs to be not disproven by science – otherwise it can’t be true in any true meaning of the word. If it’s only true for you, it’s called a delusion, truth is something we all have in common.

    • Your belief is a mix of both then, you don't have to be pro science or pro religion.
      If someone religious cannot use their faith to hold up scientific proven realities, but they truly believe that it does, then to them it actually does and to you it doesn't.
      That's the point, everyone is equally deluded or equally non-deluded.

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    • Well yes and no, it's true that a fact might not be the whole explanation and that limited what you can conclude based on it, however facts are things that can be proven by repeated evidence.

      The earth being round has many times over been proven by empirical evidence, space photos, flying around the entire globe etc..
      In fact it was religion that claimed the earth was flat and not round, science never said so, scientist however have made all sorts of hysterical claims over time... but human beings like scientists or clergy are still influenced by personal ambitions and limited by personal moral.

    • Which is why there isn't an 100% pure factual thing to follow. As you said, personal ambition and personal morale can limit science and so can the fact that better/different evidence could come up at any time.
      I understand that you feel science is more correct, I feel so too but lets not try and promote arguing amongst beliefs. :)

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  • Umm... Logic doesn't require belief. In fact, it strongly questions belief. It questions morals. It questions religious. It questions itself.

    You do not believe in logic. You either know it or you will say "I don't know."

    • It questions belief that is different from itself, and in some cases logic does question itself. Of course there's a base logic that is never incorrect, but humans don't have access to it in it's entirety yet so nobody goes about their lives with 0% belief knowing only the absolute truths about everything.

    • That's the thing about logic. Most people don't have logic or understand it. "I think therefore I am" is a really basic logical argument. If A > B and B > C then A > C, is also really basic. If A is something then everything that is not A don't belong to A. You must not believe in logic. You either know or you don't. If you don't then you don't know.

      This is why logic has a tendency to disregard religion. It is because it dismantle everything about religion and try to get to the facts. It couldn't find much. Most religions are based on some facts but they didn't translate well and later on people ignored the facts and put in their own opinions and carry those around as facts.

      If you think really hard then the fantasy world of the matrix might just be real. There is no way to confirm if we are dreaming in the Matrix or actually experiencing life.

    • But when you think you're right about logic, you must believe that your logic isn't flawed logic. Of course certain basic logics are unarguable, but your stated examples aren't disbelieved by anyone as far as I know.
      Your point on the matrix version of reality could be very plausible and the simulation argument holds good ground. :)

  • No one actually cares if and what you believe.
    It's when you try and push your dogmas on others that the problems start.

  • Except that unlike language beliefs lead people to behave in certain ways and try and legislate in certain ways. So, if your belief system, leads you to be ignorant, and/or violent or if it leads to you trying to take other people's rights then no, it is not ok.

    • It's only not okay to the people that don't follow the same morals. A lot of people hate murderers, yet commend soldiers in their military.

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    • I didn't say I'd find it ok. The murderer themselves probably would, though.
      It's not so much accepting all the other beliefs, it's accepting why they are there.

    • Ohh ok now I understand.

  • There is only one truth. Not all religions and belief systems are correct.

    • The one truth that you believe will be different for someone else.

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    • Beliefs are still right or wrong. Just because we are uncertain doesn't mean there isn't still objectivity.

    • It's right to the person believing it, and wrong to everyone else. At the current moment in time, we have to accept that as we aren't intelligent enough as a species to be purely correct all the time.