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Why do you belive what you believe

Updated on June 28, 2009

Why believe

 Life is awesome, existence is sublime and mystical.

Believe I will define as to hold an idea in one's heart as a truth even though it cannot be conclusively proven to be an absolute fact.  Life is awesome, that is what I believe and no one can change my mind about that idea because I own it in my heart mind body and soul.  Why do I believe this is because looking at the world (thanks goodness for the Internet), I have seen so much, experienced so much and met so many people in a relatively few years. 

Close to 7,000,000,000 people on the planet and we are all unique and special, that is my line, I like to remind people that it really is amazing that there are so many of us, yet many people think what they "believe" and cannot prove is so important that it is worth fighting over.  I believe this that food, water, air, shelter and peace of being is all the one should need to live and be happy once one is an adult.  All other desires are due to the ego and trying "to keep up with the Jones".  I am not saying I am above this, I am saying I do recognize it in human nature. 

I believe what I believe because I go out an usually do extensive research on what ever topic I am interested.  I find the most ancient information from around the world. I do observation and I do testing of what I have studied.  I find people who have studied what I am interested in and I make friends with them so we could learn on our path together.  I ask them this same question why do you believe what you believe and I have found the people I really connect with those who have done the same thing I have, went out and get as much information as possible about the subject matter and then sought other who have either mastered the subject or are faithful practitioners. 

There is belief then there is what we all know to be fact all humans need to eat, all humans need to sleep, all humans need good health, and shelter from the elements to physically survive in this world, all humans will physically die.  That is what I know.

Think about this why does "paper money" have value?  The answer is because we the people of what ever region issuing the currency come together and make it a shared reality.  However, if another region does not believe in the currency of the fiist region then there is a problem.  Why bring this up?  I am still trying to figure out why on the U.S. currency it says in God we trust if there is a separation of church and state. 

I believe that having belief is nice, when you are among those that believe along the same lines that you do it is really nice.  The connection is good and working out diffeences is usually easier.  Wehn you are the only one that believes that you do and you are not willing to back down on what you believe, then I think you are in for the real test of your "belief". 

 

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      Maristela 

      3 years ago

      I love the pictures in your blog! I wish we could do this more often. We shloud have thought about this before they were born and we could have done pictures every 3 months I had NO idea that there was video! I LOVE it!!!

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      Maria 

      3 years ago

      . I think the bigger the chagne the harder the transition and the feelings have been for me. After moving to another country when I was 22, knowing not a soul, not having a job (just an internship), no friends, no ability to speak the language or do anything useful except for smile at people and help teach american kids their vocabulary, (we barely had dial up internet down there and definitely no skyping family to catch up) .this just feels well easier this time. That first year as a missionary when I was 22 and far from home was so hard and I cried almost once a day. It was the best thing I ever did though, letting God throw me in a different fish bowl and tell me, sink or swim girl! . He never left me and together we made a foreign country a second home:) So for me this marriage and move transition haven't been as lonely this time. At least I can speak english this time and I have a home to share and now we have skype and facebook so at least if my friends can't chat for an hour i can at least see their status updates. lol My husband has to deal with my feelings of loss though and he is so gracious about it .the constant stories of who my friends have been and all that is going on in their lives right now, my nightmares, begging him to remember to followup with other pastors and people at his church he knows for dinner dates so I can meet their wives and maybe just maybe make a girl friend, my job seeking drama, asking to visit his grandpa in the care home because when I visit his grandpa and hear his stories I don't feel so bad that I am missing my own grandpa's last moments far far away in Kansas.But all this loss, leaving and cleaving, and giving up everything to follow and walk together just remind me of how we subject ourselves to loss, chagne, leaving everything for Christ, and eventually death for the very same reasons Love. I married this man because I loved him and wanted to share a life with him serving Christ together. We as followers of Christ travel to foreign places and new jobs to work and to serve because we love the God who has called us to that assignment for that time. Some assignments are easier than others. The loss we feel on those days that creep up on us as newlyweds, or as singles, easy assignment or hard assignment, cannot compare to the joy of being right where we belong, doing life with who God meant us to do life with. Whatever we give up will always be given back to us 100 times more right? I have wished though at least a hundred times that I could erase the with persecutions (with loss and yucky happenings) part right out of the red letters in this text. (Mark 10:29-30) Hope one of you girls can figure out how to do that .so far ..God hasn't let me.:) All the erasers have been removed from the kingdom.

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      Sandra 

      3 years ago

      . I think the bigger the cghane the harder the transition and the feelings have been for me. After moving to another country when I was 22, knowing not a soul, not having a job (just an internship), no friends, no ability to speak the language or do anything useful except for smile at people and help teach american kids their vocabulary, (we barely had dial up internet down there and definitely no skyping family to catch up) .this just feels well easier this time. That first year as a missionary when I was 22 and far from home was so hard and I cried almost once a day. It was the best thing I ever did though, letting God throw me in a different fish bowl and tell me, sink or swim girl! . He never left me and together we made a foreign country a second home:) So for me this new marriage and move transition so far haven't been as lonely this time. At least I can speak english this time and I have a home to share and now we have skype and facebook, so at least if my friends can't chat for an hour i can at least see their status updates. lol My husband has to deal with my feelings of loss though and he is so gracious about it .the constant stories of who my friends have been and all that is going on in their lives right now, my nightmares, begging him to remember to followup with other pastors and people at his church he knows for dinner dates so I can meet their wives and maybe just maybe make a girl friend, my job seeking drama, asking to visit his grandpa in the care home because when I visit his grandpa and hear his stories I don't feel so bad that I am missing my own grandpa's last moments far far away in Kansas.But all this loss, leaving and cleaving, and giving up everything to follow and walk together just remind me of how we subject ourselves to loss, cghane, leaving everything for Christ, and eventually death for the very same reasons Love. I married this man because I loved him and wanted to share a life with him serving Christ together. We as followers of Christ travel to foreign places and new jobs to work and to serve because we love the God who has called us to that assignment for that time. Some assignments are easier than others. The loss we feel on those days that creep up on us as newlyweds, or as singles, easy assignment or hard assignment, cannot compare to the joy of being right where we belong, doing life with who God meant us to do life with. Whatever we give up will always be given back to us 100 times more right? I have wished though at least a hundred times that I could erase the with persecutions (with loss and yucky happenings) part right out of the red letters in this text. (Mark 10:29-30) Hope one of you girls can figure out how to do that .so far ..God hasn't let me.:) All the erasers have been removed from the kingdom.

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      qwark 

      9 years ago

      Hello Darrell:

      I hope this was one of your first attempts at writing a "Hub." The "subject" is good, but the many mistakes in spelling and syntax are not what I expected of you after reading other "Hubs" you have written.

      Thanks for becoming my "fan." I will continue to read your "stuff." Because you write about subjects that interest me, if "quality" of writing improves I may become a fan of yours.

      Thanks.

      qwark

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