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Updated on March 24, 2013

The Almighty One is all I follow

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Beliefs get questioned all the time so you must stand firm

I'm always mindful that everyone is entitled to their own belief, as well as their own opinion.

What I do if someone tries to overstep their boundaries when asking me what I believe in, or by attempting to over power me or influence me with theirs is, I simply let them talk, until a time comes when I seize that prime moment to suggest this statement.

"Thanks for your concern, but I believe in God, only God knows all, and mankind knows very little in comparison, so I reside in his will for me alone."

After saying this most people have no other rebuttal for me most of the time, because it is refutable to argue after such a statement. I do know that this sort of thing tends to happen, and occur quite frequently when interacting with many walks of life, and from various differing kinds of belief systems.

Some people are evasive with their specific line of questions as if they had a plan to do some religious recruiting, such as when many Jehovah Witnesses approach peoples homes on Sunday mornings, expecting to gain more followers. Many folks who question others about their beliefs, are simply curious to know for relational purposes, and pose very little harm if any to the other persons self pride in what they believe in or ego as well.

The worst case scenario is when you're in a foreign territory, and are potentially being questioned, screened, or probed for reasons of obvious filtering, to see if you pose a potential threat to their people, social order, government, or religious group.


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How I work my Psychology

They might ask me shortly thereafter, "What church do you practice your worship of God at, what denomination are you?"

I then will proceed to let them know, that I have my own personal relationship with god, and its a very close and private one that I don't choose to disclose with others.

This sort of word play tends to put an end to any possibility of any further judgements or questions, which gives them the cue that I'm not interested in their attempts to place judgement onto me.

If the person or persons act as if I'm trying to evade them for whatever reason, then I will let them know, that I need to be excused, and I simply carry on with my daily routine & movements as usual.

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My Personal Philosophy

I feel wholeheartedly that most belief systems have actually derived from individual thought processes entirely made of human thoughts. Mankind has surely learned a great deal about himself and that of many other things outside of being human.

One things for sure the inspiration of this learning process has spurred a totality of informative record keeping capabilities, leaving humanity to bear witness to a great deal of information to sift through, many differing religious perspectives, conceptions, documentations, biblical texts, and the list goes on & on.

It's truly not up to one single group nor any individual to stake claim to their own belief system actually being the only one, sole importance, or singular importance, relevance, the ultimate truth to all of life and that of creation.

Humans for some reason tend to lean towards allowing their egoistic ways to take over, and this is where many belief systems have potentially went wrong in the past, causing clashes of a physical nature, moral indifference, and even wars that have occurred across the pages of time.

History has proven that this sort of arrogant form of self importance of a particular belief system isn't quite the right way to go.

This is something of an obvious truth, and the only way to avoid from this same ignorant occurrence from repeating itself, one must realize that everyone has the right to express their own beliefs systems, as long as it doesn't infringe upon that of someone Else's belief system.


ABC News 2004 - Myths and lies aren't going to scare me none

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @AudreyHowitt, I did best with it, I will try to make it look much better over time fore sure.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for providing such useful feedback I do appreciate your point of view, and I wouldn't think of removing your cool comment @Sooner28.

      Now, to answer your pondering question about the Christian thing, I am not neither christian nor catholic, nor any other denomination. I'm purely a firm believer of the Almighty creator himself. (A Spiritual Being of Light!)

      Denial is the initial problem with such a premise, and I use reverse psychology to turn those around who deem it necessary to ridicule a person for believing in what they choose, using words of wisdom rather than that of ignorance, hate, or discontent.

      Even though your words may appear to be harsh, it isn't something that makes me feel indifferent in any way, actually on the contrary I think it was totally acceptable of you to ask, and to insinuate due to the dynamic fact, that you have no idea who I am, or what exactly I believe in.

      My beliefs stem from a great depth of knowledge, questing for answers to reveal to myself what life is all about, and not in reference to any biblical references, because I do indeed believe that mankind has tainted a great deal of the historical archives that we are presented with today, and many people have been put into a very deep slumber when it comes to truly knowing the real facts, from all the misdirected false truths.

      You must understand that not everyone who believes in a higher power needs to be classified int that of a specific religious belief system (Belief is a personal choice), and so your thought process on such relevance that I provided, may have been shunted somewhat to think in the way you did, due to such fixed thought patterns.

      I am not your ordinary average Joe, I have dug deep into history's pages, and went at great lengths to uncover much of the deceptions that most people have allowed without them even knowing to scar their perspective, and so if you've made it this far through the reading of my response to you, and if you have any form of objectivity to such, well than all I can tell you is that I am what I am, and nothing can change such a reality I have discovered of myself. I am one with this universe, and with that of our creator, and no one on earth can take that away from me, no matter what is stated or typed in any way shape or form.

      I rest my case on those parameter's, and maybe you will someday see such a light shine on your fragment of earthly surfaces you chose to rest your very head upon. Either way it was nice meeting you on hubpages, and I can only wish you a great success in any of your future endeavors.

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @PDXKaraokeGuy, hey bro it is tough at times to deal with certain folks whose minds are made up on the whole trying to twist another persons belief, oh yes indeed.

      Thanks for your cool insight here its definitely appreciated bro.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      5 years ago from California

      Very interesting read Cloud Explorer!!

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      Sooner28 

      5 years ago

      "It's truly not up to one single group nor any individual to stake claim to their own belief system actually being the only one, sole importance, or singular importance, relevance, the ultimate truth to all of life and that of creation."

      Why are you a Christian if you believe this first of all?

      Second of all, do you not believe in intellectually defending yourself? Beliefs need a logical basis to be justified. I don't understand how some sort of "nonengagement" strategy helps at all. No great philosophical systems or political movements simply said, don't disagree with me because I'm not going to give my reasons. We don't pick our beliefs by some kind of random draw, and then insulate ourselves from criticism. True beliefs are formed based on logical arguments and life experience.

      Deny this comment if you wish, it's your hub, but you come off as someone who doesn't want to defend anything you believe at all.

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      Justin W Price 

      5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Well said, Mike. It's amazing how offended people get when we have different beliefs-- especially religious and political-- then another person. Everyone has their own story and their own background and, really, religion comes down to guesswork and faith Who am I to say that someone is wrong not believe in God? Why should I get offended if someone is going to vote for the candidate I'm not? It's silly. No one is going to convert to your point of view if you insult them or make them feel stupid. I don't get it.

      Well, done. Shared, etc.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hello @Toknowinfo, Yeah I tried my best to point out the dominant factor of my own technique I've learned to use as time has gone by over the years, and from my being in the military. Thanks for sharing with me, talk to ya soon in your hubs,or elsewhere on hubpages.

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      toknowinfo 

      6 years ago

      Your hub gives me a lot to think about. It is wise to have a strong belief system and philosophy to help you resist the influence others may try to impose. This is a well written article. Voted up and interesting.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Welcome Chaya Parmessur to my hub, and thanks for commenting and for sharing with me your personal views and belief.

      I'm turning my extremely long response to your comment into a hub itself, thanks for the awesome inspiration.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hello Jhudah, being Christian is pretty cool to me and I've met some truly nice christian people in my life time. Actually my wife is a practicing Christian, and she goes to church regularly, if work doesn't get in the way & I go with her too.

      So I fully understand your position on it all as well. I commend you for being who you chose to become in life, and only wish more blessings for you and your family to come in the near future.

      Thanks for sharing my hub here with me, and I hope to be returning the favor soon. Its always nice to meet new people digitally.

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      Chaya Parmessur 

      6 years ago from FRANCE

      Very interesting hub! I am from a different background, born as a hindu but explored what other religions are about, but in the end as you pointed out our relationship with GOD is very personal and although there is no harm in discussing about it, nothing is achieved by putting down someone else's beliefs.

      But recently I have met a lot of western people who actually share my beliefs and it is so exciting to be able to share something so deep and so personal to others who actually understand and feel the same.

      Keep it up and voted up!

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      Jhudah 

      6 years ago

      in my case, Im a Christian and I just share my beliefs in the right time but not the kind that i want to persuade them I just don't want arguments it is stressful.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hey There Billybuc, wow this is awesome us three communicating like this, hub after hub on facebook and on here, wow.

      I cannot tell you how much this means to me to have you both showing me support, and interest as much as you've done thus far. For that I will not ever forget who truly cares a great deal for their fellow man, and or woman in this network of ours. This is awesome!

      As for your comment, well you are a true to life solid individual, and have every right to have your privacy, personal life all to your self, and no one can tell you otherwise, I feel the same way for sure.

      It's truly an honor to have met you both, you and Kelleyward, and many others too on hubpages I communicate with from time to time. Thanks so much!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Kelleyward, I am not surprised in how you responded to this hub, you seem like a very kind and caring individual, and ever since I've met you digitally. So this is truly a reason for such things being fact, God or personal beliefs is no joking matter. I totally agree with you, and fully respect your stand point Kelley.

      Thanks for sharing with me today, cant wait to get to another awesome hub of yours too.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Kelley said it better than I will; my beliefs are my beliefs. They are not up for debate and I extend the same respect for everyone else and their beliefs. I do not try to convince others and I expect the same in return. Excellent hub my friend and great food for thought.

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      kelleyward 

      6 years ago

      I can't understand how some people get upset when another person shares their own beliefs. As a Christian I believe the Bible but I don't judge others on the beliefs they have. I feel I need to focus on myself and my relationship with God. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and how you respond to others when asked about your beliefs. Voted up and useful!

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