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IF EVERYONE BELIEVED/THOUGHT THE SAME?

  1. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    If everyone believed and thought the exact same thing in religion, politics, everything, what would the world be like?

    1. Shonah profile image61
      Shonahposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      THE WORLD WOULD BE LIKE AN ALL GIRL CATHOLIC SCHOOL!

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I have never been to an all girl catholic school, but it sounds pretty chaotic. lol

    2. lilpichie profile image61
      lilpichieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hello my comment to this is that the bible states that everyone should be on one accord but everyone is not.  I guess this why religion is and can be so very confusing

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What about those who do not believe the bible?

    3. Koby profile image60
      Kobyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thats not very possible.  For everyone to think the same is for everyone's environment to be the same.  There could be no second children.  There could only be one profession.  Human life would soon end.

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree in a sense that we would die when individualism dies or you could look at it like we are the same as other animals. Following the pattern of nature with no individualism. If there were only animals on earth, I don't think they would all die from following nature. Can it not be said that all animals think alike in the sense of nature?

    4. andromida profile image76
      andromidaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thinking the same way in all matter would make the world worse,but if we can believe in the same way on some sensitive subjects like religions then we can avoid many unnecessary conflicts and human
      casualties.

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        How would one go about getting everyone to believe the same commone ground on religion?

    5. vanzant730 profile image74
      vanzant730posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It would be extremely boring. There wouldn't be a reason to live, you'd just exist.

    6. profile image0
      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Boring! Everywhere in nature there exists a ying and a yang, and so it is with people and ideas.

  2. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Would the world be better or worse?

    1. k@ri profile image83
      k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Worse in my book! The difference is what makes us interesting!  If we were all the same there would be no newness to life!

  3. blondepoet profile image79
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    Damn boring smile

  4. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    I agree that it would be boring. On 1 positive note, there would be world peace.

    1. k@ri profile image83
      k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, peace, but not the type we hope to achieve!

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Is it possible to acheive with so many who "don't" think/believe alike?

    2. BODYandSOUL profile image61
      BODYandSOULposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I believe there would be peace, its just that it looks like a cult or something; but then we'll never know. lol

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed. I would be cultish to an extent if everyone thought/believed the same. We would forfeit being humans if everyone believed/thought the same.

        1. BODYandSOUL profile image61
          BODYandSOULposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah I could just imagine..we're like zombies...hmmm my imagination is getting weirder and weirder. lol

  5. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Well, if the world all thought like I do - it would be a better place.  smile
    If the world all thought like people other than I do, I'd find it a worse place.  smile  I wouldn't want us all to look alike or like the same colors etc., but I'll admit to kind of wishing everyone else thought the way I do when it comes to the bigger things in life.   smile

    (Peace is achievable, but everyone would have to agree not to be violent in spite of having differences.  That one thing could lead to eventual peace.)

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know. It might get on my nerves if everyone thought like me. No one would have any private or individual thoughts.

      1. Lisa HW profile image84
        Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree when it really comes down to it; and if I had the choice to magically switch and make everyone think like I do I'd never do it for real.  Still - once in a while it's kind of nice to indulge in imagining a world where everyone else thought like we do.  smile

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I agree, it would be nice not to have disagreements for a while.

    2. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What would make everyone agree to not be violent?

  6. k@ri profile image83
    k@riposted 7 years ago

    Yes, if we think consciously about how we act and think.  I do, and I do not hate anyone!  Everyone is more alike than they like to think...we need to find common ground!  In the end we all want the same things.  We all need the same things...big_smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe some of us believe or think we deserve more than the next person. Would everyone humble themselves to find common ground?

      1. k@ri profile image83
        k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree,  there are many who believe they deserve more than the next one!  I am very angry at these people...these ones who perpetuate the world's trouble...the elitists, the stupid, in my book! 

        I think we need to take a stand against these people.  Show love, show understanding, show others there is another way!

        We need to make our world into what we want!

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I agree that this would make things better. If we bullied those negative ones into thinking and believing like us, we would be contradicting freedom and individuality. How would you draw a line.

          1. k@ri profile image83
            k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I do not mean to bully, I mean to ignore or love, which ever they will respond to.  Most people who feel this way will respond to everyone ignoring them.  They have bad egos and need to be loved. 

            Just like with a child, do not respond to the hated actions...ignore them...respond well to the good ones...teach through positive reinforcement. 

            Now, we respond to the media...the media likes bad...likes what makes us fear...likes what preys on us.  If we would boycott this, do you not think it would go a long way?

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I don't think the majority would boycott. Then there would be individuals complaining about losing rights to watch what they want. lol Maybe I am wrong.

              1. k@ri profile image83
                k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                LOL!!  I think you are right, but shouldn't we try anyway? 

                BTW:  This is a very interesting conversation!  And I am enjoying it mucho!!  big_smile

                1. marinealways24 profile image60
                  marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I am enjoying the convo. also, thank you. If we boycotted, the marketing companies would complain that we are violating their rights to market/sell their product. With the money to be made from the advertisers, I don't think they would turn down the money.

                  1. k@ri profile image83
                    k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks, I am finding it very interesting!  big_smile

  7. k@ri profile image83
    k@riposted 7 years ago

    Who doesn't want peace?  Who doesn't want their children to thrive and live in a "good" world?  Who can live without friends or love? We all want the same in the end.  We may verbalize differently, but it is the same in the end.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Some kill and commit suicide based solely on religious belief. Some get amusement from watching others suffer. None of us are alike. While me an you want common ground, another wants seperation.

  8. k@ri profile image83
    k@riposted 7 years ago

    Know the impossible is possible...know we can come together, different though we are...know we are all the same in the end.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      How about religious differences. Would it be better if there was no religion or if everyone had the same religious belief?

      1. k@ri profile image83
        k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I do believe in one God...we may express it differently, but still one God.  If you believe in a higher power and try to live up to that ideal, what is the problem?

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I don't think there is any problem with any individual belief as long as it doesn't negatively influence others. Many others do not feel this way.

          1. k@ri profile image83
            k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            "Many others" may have to become a little more open in their thoughts.  When you look at religion across the board we all want the same thing...don't you think?

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              There is one of the main problems. Many "individuals" are closed to new thoughts and ideas from previous influence/belief. I think we all want the same thing which is happiness in life. The problem is, some obtain their happiness by others misery.

              1. k@ri profile image83
                k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                These ones have so much self doubt, that they can not feel good any other way.  We need to help them find another way...agreed this is a hard task to overcome, but it is doable...I have helped in this.


                The main problem is, there is no good news!  If we reported what was good and savory, instead of all the wrong...people would find it the norm and try to live up to it.

                We go about this in the wrong way!  big_smile

  9. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    Another I would like to add is "Abortion". How could be ever find common ground or the same belief?

  10. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    My thought on abortion is that it is a contradiction of life. Many others disagree with this. Where would there be common ground?

    1. k@ri profile image83
      k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is a very loaded question.  I cannot believe it is right, although I have supported others.  I feel it is a very personal decision between the person and their God.  I am not here to judge others...what they decide is their eternity...their decision...God's decision...not mine!

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        One arguement to that is saying that if someone is murdered or a crime is committed, it could also be stated that it is between the criminal and god and not our decision to intervene.

        1. k@ri profile image83
          k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I do not live in a glass house, and I will not judge another.  I have already said I do not agree, but that does not mean I will not love someone who has, who will...My life does not include judging others...I was sent to love others.  God will judge, and all who are smart will keep that in mind.

          My world is to love and help...not judge.

          1. marinealways24 profile image60
            marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            What if you were in a situation where you did have to judge? A war situation where you had to kill a president for killing millions of innocent people.

            1. k@ri profile image83
              k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              In every fiber of my being, I would avoid being in this situation...but if I was...I would pray about it...and I think if they were killing millions of people and I had the chance to stop it I would.  I definitely would....I do not believe in fighting...I do not believe in war...but like so many who are there, if I was, I would kill to keep alive...and if I could kill the big evil I would.  I do not believe this goes against my faith...do you?

              1. marinealways24 profile image60
                marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                No but killing to me is placing judgement when taking a life in war even if it is to save your life or others. Somtimes, judgement has to be made and placed on who lives and dies.

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    isis_dreams2002posted 7 years ago

    i think the world would be a boring place to live it would take away the inderviduality of people and every one would be a clone and I would not like to live in a world like that

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Boring = World Peace  lol

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        isis_dreams2002posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        yes lol

  12. k@ri profile image83
    k@riposted 7 years ago

    Every person, whether they know it or not, will have to stand up on judgement day.  Many do not believe in it...the more's the pity! On that day everyone will be judged according to their sins.   My life is not to prejudge.  My life is not to say how God will judge.  God is mercy and law...how he will judge each individual is different, I feel.  However, I am not God, I cannot judge...I am just another sinner!  I love people, and I try not to judge.  big_smile

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ah, I think many of us should consciously judge ourself and our actions on a daily basis then we won't have to worry so much about any judgement in the end.

    2. goodfriendiam profile image61
      goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      k@ri, I was right along with you on almost every point you made, up to this one. I see, that you see, that you are here to love and help, that's great that you see this. And that God or higher power or what ever everyone wants to call him (personally I think that we can't count that high, on the names we could give God, plus it limits us when we do, but for arguments sack I will call him God) wants for us to be happy. But you said that you are not judging, but in your statement above you stated just that. Plus you said that you are a sinner, so you are saying we all sin. This is another judgment. God is not judging us, nor has he ever judged us. He gave us free will, to either love or destroy. Yes he wants us to find common ground. And yes I do agree with you that he wouldn't want us all thinking alike. Boring indeed..Dee

      1. k@ri profile image83
        k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        My bad...yes, you make good points.  Thanks for correcting me! I very much agree with you when you said "He gave us free will, to either love or destroy. Yes he wants us to find common ground." smile

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    annvansposted 7 years ago

    It would be nice if everyone believed the same, but really I feel really good that others can believe differently and it does not bother me really.  They/we have all the right in the world to believe what we want, so... The only reason I say that it would be nice for everyone to believe the same would be because I do not like to see the fights that are brought on by these kinds of things.

    1. Philent profile image80
      Philentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very well said! I agree! smile

  14. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    What if no one believed the same?

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this
  15. Pamda Man profile image61
    Pamda Manposted 7 years ago

    Then there would be no need of forums, no need to talk, no need to do anything. Human's mission would then be to die.

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    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    The world would not be better.  It would be dead.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What if everyone only thought alike on the main issues like religion, politics, belief, then maybe it wouldn't be dead.

      1. goodfriendiam profile image61
        goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Are you saying politics as in, everyone should have the same amount of money, the same size of house and so on?

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No, politics as in how the country or world should be run the most efficient way possible with all sides agreeing to a common ground.

          1. goodfriendiam profile image61
            goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            By listening to all sides, and hearing what each other says, and agreeing to disagree, regardless of how one believes.

  17. goodfriendiam profile image61
    goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago

    I don't see it possible, but I do see the possibility of acceptance, accepting each others differences. If we all believed in the same thing would that not go back to religion. I mean that is why there is war in the first place, because we don't all stand on the same religion.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe it could be freedom of belief instead of having to pick to be religious or not.

      1. goodfriendiam profile image61
        goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        exactly.

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I do not know about you, but I think it is pretty ridiculous that "we as a whole" can not figure this answer out from the time we have had as humans. Instead, we have preferred to act as animals taking innocent life for difference of belief.

          1. goodfriendiam profile image61
            goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            We have been given freewill, to give or to take. To  make, or force someone to think alike only would begin the cycle all over again.

            1. marinealways24 profile image60
              marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I don't see a new cycle coming anytime soon. lol

              1. goodfriendiam profile image61
                goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Your right there, we haven't stopped spinning on this one... Hopefully one day we will make it, to a place of agreement, to disagree.

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    Hack Retisposted 7 years ago

    If everyone believed and thought the same...I'd be bored to tears.

    In fact, that whole line of thought just makes me want to go take a nap.

    Time to go to the coffin motel down the street! wink

  19. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Imagine if we all liked bananas and nobody liked apples

    No more fruit salads

    Music -ahhhh, who would dominate

    Television-Noooooo,imagine family guy 24/7

    Food-Subs every night lol

    Cars- all SUV'S yikes

    Pets-??

    Would we be all blond , brunettes or bald?


    If we all thould the same way though, we would never have to speak to one another,post in another forum ,or read a book .

    Silence prevails

    Hmmm..

    I like bananas and apples wahhhhh ,dont make me choose smile

    1. k@ri profile image83
      k@riposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      HaHaHaHa!  You have such a good sense of humor!  big_smile  I also love fruit salad...so many different treats!

  20. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    You would all have read the Book Of Frog. You'd all understand it's misinformation and ultimate nothingness.

    Mark Knowles would have a far more relaxed (yet boring) time in this forum.

    And the whole world would be green with little  effort, spending of money or leaflet posting smile

  21. SweetiePie profile image85
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    It would be liking living in the world of the Stepford Wives smile.

  22. marinealways24 profile image60
    marinealways24posted 7 years ago

    No one has answered, What if everyone thought different?

    1. goodfriendiam profile image61
      goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Beautiful.......

      1. marinealways24 profile image60
        marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank You for being the only one to add an answer on this one. lol

        1. goodfriendiam profile image61
          goodfriendiamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          your welcome

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image74
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We already do think differently, thats why it took so long to have someone answer you ,lol( they way you wanted)

        1. marinealways24 profile image60
          marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ah, if we all thought differently and believed differently, there wouldn't be politics or religion. Both are grouped beliefs.

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Humans are 'group' people. Even solo participants have a team behind them. I think that just the way God planned us to be.

            A bunch of individuals with different ideas coming together for a common good ( whatever it may be)...

  23. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    If everyone thought and believed the same, could we call that thinking or believing?  Sounds like a army of automatons to me.

    1. marinealways24 profile image60
      marinealways24posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe just on some things without thinking the same on all things. Like religion, If everyone agreed to disagree instead of disagreeing to agree, maybe there would be progress. But most on either side thinks they are right and refuses to accept others having a different belief. I think if everyone believed the same or thought the same on everything, we would act as animals following nature rather than humans.

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
        Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        "Imagine no religion..."  I think that the religions of the world have created more atrocities than have done good for mankind.  I believe the parables of Jesus are a good tool for becoming a well rounded person, but so is "The Giving Tree".  I would rather be an animal, a snake, than to be considered religious.  As long as people bow to religion, logic doesn't stand a chance.... I am sorry. I am in a bad mood.

        1. jonwenberg profile image60
          jonwenbergposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          To quote my favorite artist -
          "Imagine there's no heaven
          It's easy if you try
          No hell below us
          Above us only sky
          Imagine all the people
          Living for today...

          Imagine there's no countries
          It isn't hard to do
          Nothing to kill or die for
          And no religion too
          Imagine all the people
          Living life in peace...

          You may say I'm a dreamer
          But I'm not the only one
          I hope someday you'll join us
          And the world will be as one

          Imagine no possessions
          I wonder if you can
          No need for greed or hunger
          A brotherhood of man
          Imagine all the people
          Sharing all the world...

          You may say I'm a dreamer
          But I'm not the only one
          I hope someday you'll join us
          And the world will live as one"
          John Lennon

          1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
            Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            This actually made me feel better.  Thank you!

          2. jonwenberg profile image60
            jonwenbergposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I can't read that without tears in my eyes. I still can't believe that guy is gone.
            sorry for the emotional outburst smile

  24. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I just read a story where a woman killed her 3 week old baby and used the "the devil made me do it" story.  I feel angered and saddened.  I want to blame the concept of "evil".  I blame religion.  I can't help myself.  I am sure she was psychotic, but if there was no concept of a devil, then who would she blame?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      Probably her parents or the dog ,or some demon in her head.

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
        Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Anyone except herself... Good answer, Eaglekiwi.  Didn't Son of Sam blame the dog?

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes and dont they usually plead insanity?

          1. Davinagirl3 profile image60
            Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, but it seems the only ones who get away with that are the women who murder their innocent children.  Strange, huh?  I am not sure whether Son of Sam was found insane, though.  I will have to look it up.  Just looked it up.  Son of Sam was found guilty. He got 6 consecutive life sentences.

  25. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    To be exactly the same in belief and thought would create a world of drones.  Extremely boring and predictable.

 
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