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How do you feel about this quote....is there truth in it?

Your belief will help create the fact.
—William James

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sahmamax2

Asked by sahmamax2 at 11:00 AM on Aug. 29, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • umm nope.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • I BELEIVE IT 100%!
    older

    Answer by older at 11:02 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Agree. I think if you believe in something enough, you help to create it. It might not be fact to everyone else, but it becomes real and true to you.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 11:02 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • In a religious sense? No. God was there long before I believed in Him. My belief did not create him.

    In terms of parenting success, business success, etc.- I do think there is an element of truth there. You have to have vision and believe you can do it to try to make your vision a reality.
    SahmTam

    Answer by SahmTam at 11:09 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • I think this quote sums up the experience of prayer, whatever form of it you may believe in. Energy follows intent; you believe in something, offer it up to whatever your description of deity is, and then turn it into truth in your own life.

    kestrelscall

    Answer by kestrelscall at 11:13 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Absoooooooooolutely. One million percent.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 11:13 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Yep. Completely. I said something very similar last night.

    If you believe there is no God, you will not see their actions as anything special. If however you Do believe in a God or Goddess you will see their actions in everything around you.

    You know that saying of Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Well, so is God.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:16 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • i think there is some truth to it. if i believe im going to succeed at something, i prolly will.

    however, if i believe the sky is purple & the grass is orange, no matter how hard i believe it, it doesnt make it a fact.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 11:29 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Absolutely. I think it sums up the human experience very well.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 11:38 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

  • Hmm . . .
    That's one to think about.
    jennijune_21

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 11:40 AM on Aug. 29, 2009

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