Every one of us believes in something…

Yep, that’s how it is. Everyone is a “believer”. Even the hard-sworn atheist. Guess, that mankind is the only specie on this planet who has to believe in something, otherwise it could not stand the hardships of the daily life.

I think, that each of you, who at least once tried to think about his/her own belief, hit the interesting paradox. There are some people who tell us, that they don’t believe in something as abstract and uncertain as god (or God, if you like). That he/she believes only into something he/she can touch, see, etc. And this is the core of the problem.

Everyone believes in something – Christians believe in The only God, Muslims believe in almighty Allah, people in India believe in the whole gallery of gods. And some other people believe in the own reason, or in money (or better put – in the power of money), or for example in the Theory of everything :-).

But everyone believes. Can’t imagine someone who believes in nothing.

And as they say in my favourite movie of my favourite director K. Smith Dogma – “Doesn’t matter in what do you believe – what matter is that you believe”.

Have a nice day

RB

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2 Responses to “Every one of us believes in something…”

  1. paxik Says:

    Sorry, but I can’t agree with the quote “Doesn’t matter in what do you believe – what matterS is that you believe”.
    First: some people believe that they should murder someone – is that OK?
    Second: some people believe that they should kill everyone who believes in something else. Is that OK?
    And, unfortunately, these are not reductio ad absurdum, but real examples.
    I agree that everyone believes in something, but it not enough just to believe in something. It is like saying that doesn’t matter what software the computer runs, at least it is running. But is “just running” really the meaning? Shouldn’t the computer be useful and usable? For me, what I believe has impact on what I do, and that has impact on other people, on the world around me. I am what I do, what we do makes us us. And that is why the quote, especially in connection with “everyone believes in something”, is complete nonsense, although it sounds great and tolerant and everything… Either something matters or nothing matters. If nothing matters, why bother. And if something matters, than it can’t be just anything, otherwise it wouldn’t matter.
    I think we all agree that something matters. We have to stop hiding and find it.

  2. bednarik Says:

    Well, I thing that, in general, you’re right. But seeing your reaction I assume that you haven’t seen that film. That quote was related to all possible kinds of religion, that is, that all of them are the same. The God is only one, and doesn’t matter, from what angle you’re looking at this issue. And of course, it doesn’t mean, that believing in murdering (for example) is right. Or better put, that it is socially right. But in a strict sense, all kind of opinions or religions are completely equal. What makes a difference between them is the social consensus of the majority of the population – therefore, this mostly accepted opinion or point of view is used as benchmark for other, different opinions or beliefs.
    RB


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