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My own belief has been somewhat muddled for some time...

Aragorn the Elfstone
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Jul 13 2013, 8:03pm


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My own belief has been somewhat muddled for some time... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've never ceased believing in a higher power, but I definitely don't subscribe to any religious affiliation. There's a line from the film 'Kingdom of Heaven', spoken by David Thewlis' character, which pretty much sums my attitude up:

"I put no stock in religion. By the word religion I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of god. I have seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness."

I don't really know where that places me, but it's what I've been most comfortable with. As for my attitude towards others' religious practices (or lack thereof) - my general feeling is that, so long as you don't impose your own belief system onto other people, you can believe whatever you want.

"All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake to find that it was vanity; But the dreamers of day are dangerous men. That they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible."
- T.E. Lawrence


(This post was edited by Aragorn the Elfstone on Jul 13 2013, 8:05pm)

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interesting article on "atheists" Annael Send a private message to Annael Jul 13 2013, 3:01pm
    Not a really varied group... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jul 13 2013, 3:36pm
        I don't like the stigma that comes with it Lusitano Send a private message to Lusitano Jul 13 2013, 7:07pm
            I'm from South in the USA bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jul 13 2013, 7:44pm
    Something tells me... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Jul 13 2013, 3:39pm
    I also wanted to add... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jul 13 2013, 3:47pm
        I can see that. Annael Send a private message to Annael Jul 13 2013, 4:21pm
            I lived in Japan for a while... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jul 13 2013, 4:31pm
    My own belief has been somewhat muddled for some time... Aragorn the Elfstone Send a private message to Aragorn the Elfstone Jul 13 2013, 8:03pm
        Couldn't agree more Yngwulff Send a private message to Yngwulff Jul 14 2013, 3:24am
    Detecting a slight bias in that article Fredeghar Wayfarer Send a private message to Fredeghar Wayfarer Jul 15 2013, 9:53pm
    Oh, how precious! Ufthak Send a private message to Ufthak Jul 17 2013, 6:23pm
        But I should point out Ufthak Send a private message to Ufthak Jul 17 2013, 6:26pm

 
 
 

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