Beliefs

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What are your beliefs? Almost immediately, you probably thought about your religious conviction. This is only natural since your beliefs affect the way you think, but person's beliefs extend much further than religion. Astrology, morals, skepticism, and psychic phenomena are all examples of beliefs in other forms. Some beliefs are absurd, yet others are extremely convincing. Before a person chooses their own set of beliefs, they should first become knowledgeable about a wide range of beliefs, because it allows them to be more open minded and understandable to another person's way of life.

Basically a belief is the acceptance of something as being truthful. By definition, it is the mental act, condition, or habit of placing confidence or trust in a person or thing. We all have different beliefs. Catholicism, Buddhism, faith healing, superstitions, urban legends, astrology, and palm reading are all examples. Usually before people believe something they want proof...as much proof as they can get. But without proof, how can you tell if a belief is true or false? How can you tell if they are all true? How can you tell if they are all false? Its simple, YOU CAN'T! When it comes to beliefs people only believe what they want to believe.

Some beliefs come across as being out of this ridiculously silly. Charles Johnson is a sixty four year old, bearded, distinguished-looking man, and an active member of the Flat Earth Society. Supposedly founded in 1492 B.C., Johnson and its members believe the Earth is flat, the space shuttle program is a joke, the dome of heaven is about four thousand miles away, the stars are about as far as San Francisco is from Boston, and the sun and moon are only about thirty two miles in diameter. Absolutely insane is the thought that comes to my mind but not to those who believe. It was not until the late fourteenth century when of the experiments and studies of pioneer astronomers, like Copernic

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