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#91 Emiko

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:19 PM

Lawl. I already posted in this thread on the first page, five years ago.

NOPE! Not anymore. I was sixteen, give me a break.



It's funny that how and what we believe changes as we grow older.

Although I tend to still believe the same things as I was when I was younger, I am more open minded to certain things and ideas. I find religion amusing and people even more amusing. As we separate ourselves from those we grew up with and form our own opinions about things....we tend to grow more as a individual.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 10:22 PM

So, to summarize, post here your beliefs. That's all.

None, but of course! Seeing is disbelieving!
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:10 PM

Religion: Born muslim but really don't like organized religion. IF you want to know why, ask and I'll tell (Not here)
Politics: Left-wing Liberal. Call it a Democrat if you must but I see more in people having rights than really enforcing my beliefs on others.
Ethnicity: Egyptian with a hint of Turkish
Social: Health-care reform-yes!
Iraq War - no!
War in general - no!
Homosexuality - so long as it is consensual and not an act of pedophilia then I see nothing wrong
Pro-Choice - It shouldn't be done as often as you switch socks but this is again a reason there should be a stricter sense of separation between Church and State

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 06:09 AM

Religion: nope

Politics: Mostly Apathetic, slightly right wing.

Ethnicity: australian guy

Social:
neutral on Homosexuality - no oppinion.
generally Anti-Abortion - I think whether an embryo/fetus/baby is a person or not shouldn't ultimately be a matter of arbitrary delineations and thus should prefer to play it safe.
generally anti-war
generally Anti-Guns - I get the impression that most people don't need them anyway.

Environment: its there to be utilised, but responsibly and idealy with competant management - and I simply presume Global warming exists.


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Posted 07 February 2010 - 12:02 AM

I can't believe I didn't post in this thread. @_@

Religion: I was raised as an Episcopalian and I still have a soft spot for the Episcopal church. I still attend sometimes for musical reasons. But as far as my beliefs go, I'd be considered an agnostic atheist. Probably about a 5.7 on the Dawkins scale (5 being "I do not know whether God exists but Iím inclined to be skeptical" and 6 being "I cannot know for certain but I think God is very improbable and I live my life under the assumption that he is not there.")

I don't have any real sort of problem with other people believing in gods, as long as they don't try to push any of their related beliefs onto me. I also find it easier to respect someone's belief if I know that they have good reasons for it. I don't necessarily need or want to know those reasons for myself, but I think that believing in something without any personally convicting reasons is somewhat foolish.

Politics: Pretty left. Really socially liberal, and moderate-to-left in other areas (though I admit that I don't really keep up with current political events as much as I probably should). I respect people's rights to live a socially conservative lifestyle if they wish, but I strongly believe that those who wish to be more, uh... "alternative" should have every right to do so.

Ethnicity: Slightly pinkish caucasian American with heritage consisting mostly of Irish and German ancestry and trace amounts of English, Cherokee, Polish, Dutch, Czech, Portugese, and Scottish.

Social:
Pro-Gay rights, including adoption and marriage rights
Pro-Choice
Pro-Science (Intelligent Design is as legitimate of a belief as any other religious idea, but should be taught in Sunday School, not Biology class. -- Interestingly, when I was in Sunday School during my junior high and high school years, our teachers supported the idea of theistic evolution.)
Pro-Gun, but also Pro-Gun control - I'm all for the right to bear arms, but this right should be exercised within reason. I see no problem with limiting the types of guns that can be owned by civilians and I don't think that violent individuals who have been convicted of gun crimes should really be using firearms.

Environment: I'm not a hardcore Greenie or anything, but I think that environmental concerns should get more attention and I don't really care if it comes at the expense of big business. It's better to find some environmentally safer, but potentially costly methods of energy, etc. now than it would be to save money in the short run and destroy the ecosystem in the long run. I think global warming is partially due to natural fluctuations in climate, but I also think that it is affected to a large degree by human activity.

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:55 AM

I love this sort of thing.

Religion: I was once an extremely committed and faithful Christian of the Methodist variety. Fast forward: Bad stuff happens, I get smarter, and now I'm an atheist, though I am an Ordained Dudeist Priest. Personally I think all of mankind would be better off if everyone was an atheist, but because I'm a realist I don't mind religion for its own sake (though I am not a fan of that tax-exempt status in the US...). I believe that because we all only experience the mundane, and only some of us claim to experience the mystical, faith should play no role in how we decide to conduct our joint affairs in the form of governments. But hey, that's just my opinion, and we're all trying to figure out this thing called life alone, so I live and let live.

Politics: Liberal, no apologies. Progressive tax rates, personal freedom, a strong world/federal government, and a respect for the Enlightenment principles enshrined in the US Constitution.

Ethnicity: WASPY

Social:

I support gay marriage and adoption rights.
I support some restrictions on gun ownership.
I do not believe abortion is murder, and that a woman should have the only say on whether she has children or not.
I do not believe Creationism or I.D. should be taught in schools.

Environment: I know less about these issues than I probably should, but generally speaking I believe we should be developing solutions to lesson humanity's impact on the earth, especially as per the burning of fossil fuels.

Edited by smalls, 08 February 2010 - 05:57 AM.


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:30 PM

I can't believe I didn't post in this thread. @_@

Bugger. Me neither.


POLITICAL: I firmly believe that it doesn't matter what side you take; in the end, everyone who runs for office has an agenda. Everyone who runs for office immediately focuses on the next race, instead of what the people need. Everyone who runs for office might have a pure ideal, but it takes majority agreement in a democracy to make ideals happen... So pure ideals often get stamped out and swapped for owed favors.

That being said, I still somehow find myself standing at the polls, voting more toward the right than to the left.
I think if I vote, I'll have the right to bitch about the politics.

RELIGION: Christian. I don't normally stick with a particular church. I go to almost all of them. Every denomination. When I want.
I walk right into the chapel and sit among them as if I always had been there.

Everyone has their own interpretation of what it means to be Christian and to worship God.
Everyone firmly believes that their form of practice is the only true practice.

But the problem is, all we have to draw upon is history recorded in a book, and what Christ taught us before he died for us. What it means to be Christian is to follow Christ, the best you can.

That being said, I always saw God as a father figure. I can't take my eyes off him. I wade through life trusting him, even if the road gets a little painful. It's helped me more than anything.

SOCIAL: Y'all's are nuts. :/

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:14 PM

I never did either, hmm.

Religion: I am a Christian, if you didn't already know that. And if you wanna get all technical I'm Pentecostal. I try to respect other beliefs though, unless they start bashing me for what I believe in. Then that's just wrong and you'll have an angry Kisseena.

Politics: I don't know where I stand with this, honestly. I'm not very liberal, but I'm not super conservative. I'm a bit conservative, but I'll still support gay rights.

As for gay rights: I believe that gays should be able to get married without a problem. Stopping them from getting married won't stop them from being gay, and it's also just wrong. Just let them get married for crying out loud! Now, I don't completely support the actual idea of being gay 100%, but that's mainly because of my religious background. But if someone is gay, I won't treat them any differently, and I won't try to change their ways. I have some gay friends, and I respect what they believe. It's their life, and I'll let them live it how they want to. And I also believe that if someone is gay, it doesn't make God not love them any less than anyone else. I believe God loves everyone equally.

As for abortions:
I think abortions are only okay in the cases of rape, incest, or if having the baby will cause harm to the baby or the mother. Other than that, I think the mother should take responsibility for what she did. No one told her to go about and have unprotected sex.

Edited by Kisseena, 03 June 2011 - 11:15 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:33 AM

Well I could have sworn I did one... oh wait, the LA crash. Oh well, my beliefs probably changed anyways.

Religion: Officially, atheist. But that's more of a disbelief than a belief system in own right. I subcribe to the theory of Emergence. As far as I'm concerned, it explains everything and can be applied to anything. You can be Christian and believe in Emergence for example. It's a beautiful theory, look it up.

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Politics: I'm a Texas Democrat Liberal and Proud! I just wish there were more Democrats that had the balls Bill Clinton did in standing up against the Republicans. He was an awesome President.

Government: I don't know whether Government should be big or small but I do believe it should have more transparency and ultimately it should serve the people, rather the people serving the Government. There should also be more Bipartism between parties and the people's needs should be a priority instead of this tug of war between the two major parties saying a bunch of BS to get everyone's votes and then doing their own thing once they're in power. Yes, I'll admit Democrats are just as guilty of that as Republicans are.

Education: It stinks and something should be done about it. Obviously just throwing money at it doesn't solve everything but neither does cutting it to shreds and laying off teachers. If you want save money you could start by not focusing so damn much on state-wide standardized test that cost money to create, print, scanned, and evaluated, and spend more time, oh I dunno... actually teaching kids. Crazy, yeah I know. Also, you could recall some or better yet all of the board members who are making these dumb costly decisions while everyone else pays the price. It should be a federal crime to screw around with our children's education. :rage:

Gay Marriage: I'm iffy about this one. On one side, I believe two adults should be able to marry if they give consent. That's their business. I don't buy the whole, gays getting married will ruin the sanctity of marriage for straight couples because atheists getting married do nothing to devalue marriages for religious people. On the other side, gays getting married may be a misguided attempt at getting the rest of society to accept us by imitating their lifestyle in every way. It just ends up perpetuating the stereotype that you're only a valued member of society if you're married (bonus points if you have kids.) The real issue is inheritance, life insurance, and hospital visitation rights. As long as the law enables gay people to be able to provide for their loved ones and be counted as family while visiting each other at the hospital, then we should be okay. We'll never be accepted by forcing society. It going to be slow but steady.

Abortion: Woof! What a heated one. As a guy I feel it's not my business or the business of any man to determine what happens in a woman's body. Sure it's easy to say a woman should have kept her legs closed and now she has to pay the price but that's heartless and it's not going to stop her from getting an abortion if she really wants one. In other words, banning abortion, in any degree, is just treating a symptom not the actual disease that's infecting our society. Instead we should focus on changing laws to require men and women to respect each other as equals. Instead of abolishing abortion let's abolish rape and sexual harassment and the overall notion that women are here just to serve men. That way the only pregnancies that do occur is between men and women who love and RESPECT each other. They wouldn't be unwanted pregnancies then, just happy accidents.

Taxes: We should stop giving the rich all the tax breaks while putting the brunt of the burden on the middle class and leaving the poor to fend for themselves. This little experiment of giving the rich the biggest breaks has gone on far too long and has done nothing to benefit anyone... except the rich. Let's alleviate the burden off the middle class so money can be more free to travel. More money in the middle class's pockets means more spending and higher yeilds in sales taxes which goes back to helping the community. Everyone wins. The rich can do without that extra yacht.

Edit: Ohmygods! I forgot environment! Oh well, let's just say agree with wisp since she said it best.

Edited by SOAP, 04 June 2011 - 01:12 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:51 AM

SOAP, I agree with you on the education bit, especially since I'm going to become a teacher myself.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:08 AM

SOAP, I agree with you on the education bit, especially since I'm going to become a teacher myself.


I work for my local school district (I'm a janitor, shhhh!) so education means [img]http://forums.legendsalliance.com/public/ALOT.png[/img] to me. But we can talk more about that on facebook or whatever. This thread is not really a place for discussion. :X More like just standing on a soapbox and blurting out your beliefs and then running off before anyone has a chance to thrwo stuff at you. Or at least that's how I imagine it.

Edited by SOAP, 04 June 2011 - 01:10 AM.


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Posted 04 June 2011 - 06:53 AM

I went back and looked at what I posted 6 years ago. I was a douche-bag. I was a serious Fuck-turd. I then posted 2 years ago, and I think I must have been high. I wonder what I'll think of myself in a few years when I look back at this post.



Religion: I'm a Christian. I believe that Christ died and rose again three days later. I believe that God loves everybody regardless of creed, race, gender, age or sexuality. I think we need to be questioned about what we believe and why we believe it, and through that questioning we will come to a deeper understanding of our faith or belief system. Looking at how I've matured over the past few years, and how much this forum has helped me develop as a person tells me that opening up your beliefs can be a good way of keeping yourself in check, and learning from other people. I will always question my faith and ask myself why I make statements like I do. I hold myself accountable for how I live my life.

Political: I don't like politics at all. After studying political journalism at university, and working around politicians; i think that the power games can sometimes overwhelm the point of politics, which is to lead a country and to serve its citizens. I've studied both sides of politics and would consider myself an independent voter. I vote based around the policies of a particular party at a particular time. I work for the Australian Government, as somebody who fixes computers.

Education: Australia has a good education system, and I believe that we need to keep investing in education so that minds of all ages can know no limits on what they can learn.












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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

Religion: Strongly Atheist. I was brought up with no mentions of any religious viewpoints, i wasn't even aware that there were any until i started school, but even then, they just seemed like stories to me. I grew to be a strong atheist over time from looking into different religions and studying on my own.

Political: Liberal Democrat

Social Issues: I tend to be on the 'radicle' side of things. Prochoice, Marriage Equality, Weed Legalization, Death Penalty Legalization~

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:04 PM

POLITICAL: Social democracy, as well as social democratic economy system. This creates the highest gross national product, and a large middle class, instead of communism which creates a high rate of poor people and instead of capitalism which creates a high rate of poor people and a high rate of rich people.

RELIGION: Form of wiccan.

SOCIAL: Pro choice, pro gay marriage, pro homosexuality (like Wolf, being one myself makes that an important issue), pro androgyny, pro live and let live. Living in the Netherlands makes everything a lot easier.

 

 

 

Lord, that looks like a letter from the past to my future self. Well, since so much time has passed since I posted that, here is an update;

 

COUNTRY; NL-Dutchie, still.  :linkn_n:

EDUCATION; Social & economic psychology (uni)

POLITICAL; Progressive liberal

RELIGION; still practice ritual magic, now mostly in the form of western qabalah, hermeticism and martinism

SOCIAL: have not changed a bit! pro-same sex marriage, pro-choice (though I would never want to abort a child of my own, but that is beside the point).






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