It has taken me a long time to realize that faith and belief are not the same thing, and in some cases are diametrically opposed but in the void of not knowing, release your beliefs for. Belief in god or belonging to an organized religion is not necessary for knowing right from wrong, or for being a good person normal people have a conscience, whether they are religious or not if religion was the basis of morals, then atheists would be criminals, which isn't true. There is a great difference between churchianity and christianitymany are going to church but few are going down the road which leads to life (matthew 7:13-14) many name the name of christ (2 tim 2:19) and claim to be christians but few understand what a christian really is.
Faith as a basis of knowledge in religion and natural science by: aaron bhole “a proposition is true if it fits in with our overall set of beliefs so, faith, being a strong belief, is not a basis of knowledge alone rather faith must cohere with beliefs everyone share and have evidence in order to be justified and true therefore. But tradition is a terrible basis for ethics, or beliefs about the origin of the universe or the evolution of life indoctrinating your opinions into the vulnerable minds of your children is bad. Today our views of god are quite varied even within the same religion some practitioners have different views judaism and islam are the most notable factions within what was once a set of core beliefs the early bible being the basis for much of these beliefs and the reason that americans have such divergent views is the simple.
Chapter 1: importance of religion and religious beliefs while religion remains important in the lives of most americans, the 2014 religious landscape study finds that americans as a whole have become somewhat less religious in recent years by certain traditional measures of religious commitment. Religious beliefs einstein used many labels to describe his religious views, including agnostic, religious nonbeliever and a pantheistic believer in spinoza's godeinstein believed the problem of god was the most difficult in the world—a question that could not be answered simply with yes or no. Beliefs tend to be deep set and our values stem from our beliefs values are about how we have learnt to think things ought to be or people ought to behave, especially in terms of qualities such as honesty, integrity and openness which when people are asked what are their values tend to be the main values.
Other critics contend that within the spiritual but not religious worldview, self-knowledge and self-growth have been problematically equated with knowledge of god, directing a person's focus inward as a result, the political, economic, and social forces that shape the world are neglected and left untended. Religious belief refers to attitudes towards mythological, supernatural, or spiritual aspects of a religion  religious belief is distinct from religious practice and from religious behaviours – with some believers not practicing religion and some practitioners not believing religion. Our views of god there are many similarities between the original self-realization, spiritual experiences of the founders of all religions we say original because religious doctrine for most religions has changed much over the years. The psychology behind religious belief the 16 basic desires that motivate our action and define our personalities it cannot say anything about the truth of religious beliefs, reiss said. While terms like atheist or anti-theist focus on a lack of god-belief and agnostic, skeptic and freethinker all focus on ways of knowing—humanist centers in on a set of ethical values.
But tradition is a terrible basis for ethics, or beliefs about the origin of the universe or the evolution of life let’s all mind our religious language just as we have learned to over. Section 2: knowing gays and lesbians, religious conflicts, beliefs about homosexuality as support for same-sex marriage has increased, other attitudes about homosexuality have changed as well majorities now say homosexuality should be accepted by society (63%) and that the sexual orientation of a gay or lesbian person cannot be changed (60%. Belief in god is not properly basic in this article i shall concern myself with the question 'is some type of justification required in order for belief in god to be rational' many philosophers and theologians in the past would have responded affirmatively to this question.
Religious beliefs i prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being in an interview published by the german poet george sylvester viereck, political views of albert einstein references. Religious faith is seen as being the source of the client's problem either in whole or in part thus, the goals of therapy include the eradica- tion of religious faith and replacing it with another value system. In this broader definition of religion, atheism would be considered a way of life and the “lack of a belief” is a belief in the atheism belief system i do not know what label you wish to choose—spiritual, non-religious, non-practicing, and so on. Indeed, if we say that belief is based in the mind, and faith is based in the joining of heart and mind, then 'knowing' can be said to be based in the body - in our very being itself knowing is based on our experience of something.