Topic: Why do you want to believe?
Do I want to, or do I need to? To not believe would speak volumes of my character and personality. It does for everyone. I want to believe because to not believe seems like a default. And I was born into a customized world. I’m not making the argument about fine-tuning, but I’m also not saying it hasn’t affected my judgment.
When I hear that someone else believes in what I believe in, I don’t feel empowered or instantly connected to them, as one would imagine. Don’t group us into a prototype. I want to know why they believe, what they believe, and how they have come to believe. I want to know if we are a ‘we’ or if we are of separate minds.
I believe in what I believe because I grew up in a world surrounded by others who believed. I’m not saying that this is the only reason why I believe, but it is the starting point. I won’t deny that.
I came to believe more wholesomely in my faith when I had started to think of complex ideals and issues far beyond my capability to understand. Questions were posed, and questions were given. Answers? I got very few of, but I felt a part of me that always seemed satisfied.
I could not see or hear what others demanded to perceive, but I felt like I had the answer inside of me. Was it distilled upon me? Was it molded into me by my environment? I think that you can try to do that to any singular person, but I don’t believe it will work.
I believe because I want to believe, because I need to believe, and because it is all I know how to do. I believe because there is no world where I am separate from an eternal source. That is something that I can never believe. I’ve heard the arguments, debated on both sides, and have come to understand where my logic falls. And that logic falls on why I believe it’s okay to believe in what I believe. I can feel it, and that is enough for me.