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How did you decide upon and verify your own beliefs?


As an atheist who constantly strives to learn and grow in a culture that is largely religious, I'm constantly engaging with theists of many types. Often, they provide philosophical arguments for the existence of God, but I've never met one who was convinced and converted due to these philosophical "proofs". For believers out there, how did you choose which religion you ultimately became a part of? What convinced you that it was true? How did you research it, and have you examined others? While I may engage with answers, I'm not looking for an argument as much as a discussion of ideas.

 

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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    What I hear you saying, and correct me if I'm wrong, is that you already believed, and used that belief to draw conclusions from experiences that you have. Is that correct?


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    It seems like you're saying that you don't care whether or not your beliefs are true because they're comforting to you, and you want to believe them. Is that correct?


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    Julie McFarland (JMcFarland) 2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, sir. May I ask you a few follow up questions?


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