I always try to make it a point to say "MY belief is . . . " before I make any religious statement, because I am fully aware that my beliefs aren't everyones, and I refuse to say a belief is a fact.
So, why do I see so many people on here state their belief as a fact?
And I have seen every belief system do this, from Christan and Atheist to Pagans, Muslims and everything in between.
What makes you so certain that your BELIEF is FACT?
Why can't you just admit that it's only a BELIEF?
I'm just wondering about this . . .
Answer by Rebeccaroe at 11:09 AM on May. 1, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on May. 1, 2009
I try to preface my statements with "I believe", "I think", "I feel", etc. but, sometimes during the course of responding to an answer (especailly if I responded multiple times) I leave that part out. i definitely don't mean to impose my beliefs on others. I think sometimes people state thier beliefs as facts because a question is asking for thier opinion, so it might not seem necessary to say "I think, believe, feel...". And sometimes people are just ignorant of the fact that others may take offense when they openly claim thier belief IS fact or comprises the only REAL, TRUE, or RELEVANT, view on a topic. I find it annoying at times but, it depends on the context.
Answer by BubbaLuva at 11:26 AM on May. 1, 2009
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Answer by mo2a27 at 11:45 AM on May. 1, 2009
I try to say IMO as much as I can. I know I don't always do that. I think insinuating you are 100% correct is arrogant and immature.
We are all entitled to our different beliefs but no one can prove anything. Even when it comes to some scientific aspects, nothing is 100% factual.
I know a lot of people think just because the Bible said so or other books said so makes it factual but it doesn't. I believe my beliefs are true but at the same time they aren't factual until I die and see if they are or not! And the same goes for EVERYONE. That is part of the beauty of our life's journey.
Answer by hannahwill at 11:48 AM on May. 1, 2009
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