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What would you do if your religious beliefs were proven wrong?

  1. jpcmc profile image87
    jpcmcposted 3 years ago

    What would you do if your religious beliefs were proven wrong?

    Almost all religion says theirs is the true religion.  So what do you think you'd do if one day your religious beliefs were proven wrong?  Would you convert to another?

  2. Old-Empresario profile image83
    Old-Empresarioposted 3 years ago

    If my religion were proved wrong, I would probably hide the evidence; bury or burn it and tell no one about it and carry on as normal. Sort of a chilling thought?

    1. jpcmc profile image87
      jpcmcposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is actually an interesting response.  I would like to learn more but this may not be the right place for that.

    2. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Suffering from being wrong is Ego talking. Christ talked of this. The Bible, for instance, contains many Truths, but misunderstood by its believers.

  3. sradie profile image74
    sradieposted 3 years ago

    Of course I would be devastated with that revelation but here's the thing. I have been living best I can, according to God's Word in the Bible. It has proven to be the only guide for my life that never fails me. It's counsel is without peer and it is complete. I would simply continue to live accordingly. But the evidence of God's creation and of Jesus atonement on the cross for our sins, is so overwhelmingly abundant, I would never believe it wasn't true. If it were ever proven to wrong, I would just live in the lie because it works regardless.

    1. jpcmc profile image87
      jpcmcposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I admire your faith.  I'm glad you found peace in Christ.

    2. lone77star profile image83
      lone77starposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Would you want to learn more if you found that there was more to the teachings? For instance, if you found that the Bible was written by Kabbalists in code... http://perceivingreality.com

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    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    I don't think anyone can or will ever prove that any religious beliefs are wrong. What's right or wrong for me may be just the opposite for another person, but that doesn't disprove anything. But for the hypothetical situation that someone does manage to prove one or more of beliefs are incorrect, I'll give a hypothetical response. as Sradie said, I'd be devastated. I'd also wonder why I believed that thing for so long and didn't see it as wrong. I'd probably stop doing some of things such as rituals, prayer, and some other things. However, some of the morality I've learned through my religion I'd keep on doing because it's taught me how to treat everyone with more kindness and care than I did before I became a Christian.

    1. jpcmc profile image87
      jpcmcposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for this wonderful response.  Living a righteous life is different from simply being blinded by rituals and empty gestures.  We all do what we think is right.

  5. Cobrafan profile image80
    Cobrafanposted 3 years ago

    As an atheist, if my beliefs were scientifically proven wrong then I would put my faith in the deity that has been proven to exist. Why would I not convert? A large part of my current beliefs are based on the fact that there is literally no proof of the existence of any deity. If someone can prove, without any doubt, that a deity exists then I will extend my faith to them.

    1. jpcmc profile image87
      jpcmcposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is an enlightening response.  I appreciate your condor and I respect your views.  If I were an atheist and was proven wrong about my beliefs, I'd probably do the same.

  6. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 3 years ago

    My life has been one long string of beliefs being proven wrong. That's learning. That's spiritual growth.

    In many cases, the religion wasn't wrong -- just my understanding of it.

    But the One True religion is "Love without self-concern."

    Everything that I've learned from other religions has ultimately strengthened my eventual return to Christianity. They have helped me to appreciate the wisdom of so many other teachings, but also to appreciate how Ego can pervert divine teachings.

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      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I love the line about only the understanding being wrong. I can't speak for everyone, but I've been there myself.

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    Daveadamposted 3 years ago

    You've been given your tool kit buddy, which is your body & mind & all the energy you need..The evidence is all around you, & everyone you meet is a chance to learn about yourself first then them....I never went down the religious route i went down the C.S.I route, where i had no beliefs until a realisation moment arose....Until a person is fully aware that they create their own emotions feelings & thoughts, they will never be a real human being....They will be identified with their egoic mind to a certain degree, & in my opinion won't ascend....What makes perfect sense to me is that we're all here in mother natures womb, & we're all given free will to build a human being & the clue is in the title...the human "race"....You know you don't have to be religious to be a good person so just get bust being a good person, eat healthily & work on everything you don't love about yourself.... Find things to live for that you really love doing, & build strong morals & standards that can't & won't be taken from you when your body is seen by others to die....I like to think that we're in mother natures womb learning & hopefully "growing" someone full of love, & then we are born as that character. :-)

  8. krillco profile image93
    krillcoposted 3 years ago

    I would adjust my beliefs, but it would not change my faith. Belief and faith are not the same thing. The former is an intellectual exercise, the latter is a spiritual truth and certainty. bandbseminars.com