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Since there are so many questions raised and issues discussed concerning people’s basic assumptions about life, about their philosophy, about their religious beliefs, indeed, about their very ...
Since there are so many questions raised and issues discussed concerning people’s basic assumptions about life, about their philosophy, about their religious beliefs, indeed, about their very approach to reality and the way their society goes about organizing things, it seemed like a useful exercise, useful at least to me and hopefully to some others who come across this post, a post I have placed at over 100 internet sites in the years 2003 to 2013, to say a few things about: My Position and Beliefs: My Religion.
I do this, as I say above, at dozens of sites on the internet and I use this post as an opening note. I hope to solicit responses from others and engage in a useful dialogue. This is often the case, but not always. Some of the results seem serendipitous.
Some readers will find this post too long. For such readers I advise they simply not bother reading these paragraphs.
The following paragraphs set some of the context for the
dialogue which I hope follows from this opening post.
Religion, in the sense that I am using it here, is the set of values, beliefs and attitudes each of us has as we go about our daily life at a particular moment in time, in this case, at the time of my writing of this post on the internet, and in the case of the person reading this post, at the time of the response of that reader to what he has just read in my writing.
Religion is also the set of assumptions one brings to their life. One of the essential features of assumptions is that they cannot be proved. They are just givens at the centre of one’s meaning system. My apologetics, then, is strengthened by the common witness and testimony of my fellow human beings about the role of values, beliefs and attitudes in our lives and in relation to the world in which we live.