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Fatihah
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3/24/2016 6:16:56 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Response: Belief is a part of reality. How people choose to use it determines whether their perception of reality is distorted or influenced by reality.
film
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3/24/2016 6:26:56 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:16:56 PM, Fatihah wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Response: Belief is a part of reality. How people choose to use it determines whether their perception of reality is distorted or influenced by reality.

what is not influenced by reality?
DanneJeRusse
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3/24/2016 6:37:40 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Not really, reality is what it is, nothing can distort or influence it. We don't decide reality, it decides itself for us and we must accept it for what it is.

Beliefs can certainly distort or influence the way one views reality, whether they accept it or they want reality to be something entirely different. If not, they will then assert their beliefs are indeed part of reality regardless of whether or not the facts and evidence would show otherwise.
Marrying a 6 year old and waiting until she reaches puberty and maturity before having consensual sex is better than walking up to
a stranger in a bar and proceeding to have relations with no valid proof of the intent of the person. Muhammad wins. ~ Fatihah
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Mhykiel
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3/24/2016 6:42:45 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Beliefs make up how we interpret reality. People sense input from their senses, then yhe mind constructs a perception of the world from those inputs along with comparison to previous aquired conceptions. It's this image that is then display in our mind's eyethat constitutes our perceptions.

So I would say our beliefs cause us to percieve a distorted reality. And our actions influence reality.
DPMartin
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3/24/2016 7:07:28 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
It"s kind of a, do you see and experience what you believe, or do you believe what you see and experience? And maybe one could say that what one trusts has a lot to do with it.
DanneJeRusse
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3/24/2016 7:10:55 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:42:45 PM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Beliefs make up how we interpret reality. People sense input from their senses, then yhe mind constructs a perception of the world from those inputs along with comparison to previous aquired conceptions. It's this image that is then display in our mind's eyethat constitutes our perceptions.

So I would say our beliefs cause us to percieve a distorted reality. And our actions influence reality.

No, your beliefs are what distort reality, your actions do nothing.
Marrying a 6 year old and waiting until she reaches puberty and maturity before having consensual sex is better than walking up to
a stranger in a bar and proceeding to have relations with no valid proof of the intent of the person. Muhammad wins. ~ Fatihah
If they don't want to be killed then they have to subdue to the Islamic laws. - Uncung
Without God, you are lower than sh!t. ~ SpiritandTruth
Deb-8-A-Bull
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3/24/2016 7:21:22 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 7:10:55 PM, DanneJeRusse wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:42:45 PM, Mhykiel wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Beliefs make up how we interpret reality. People sense input from their senses, then yhe mind constructs a perception of the world from those inputs along with comparison to previous aquired conceptions. It's this image that is then display in our mind's eyethat constitutes our perceptions.

So I would say our beliefs cause us to percieve a distorted reality. And our actions influence reality.

No, your beliefs are what distort reality, your actions do nothing.

When you die you go to heaven or hell
Reality know 1 could ever know what happens when you die.
Porpoise
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3/24/2016 8:11:17 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

No, but they do distort our perception of "out there" ( I hesitate to use the word "reality", which is can of worms ). Beliefs are rather like fitting coloured lens to spectacles.
janesix
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3/24/2016 8:20:11 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Beliefs can distort your interpretation of reality, but not reality itself.
Casten
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3/24/2016 8:20:32 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
Beliefs influence our perception of reality. They also influence our actions, which have observable effects on the world around us.
nonwo
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3/24/2016 9:03:47 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality? : :

Is your reality subjective to your senses and beliefs or is what you perceive to be real objective to all people?
Fatihah
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3/24/2016 11:27:58 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:26:56 PM, film wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:16:56 PM, Fatihah wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Response: Belief is a part of reality. How people choose to use it determines whether their perception of reality is distorted or influenced by reality.

what is not influenced by reality?

Response: Nothing.
Skepticalone
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3/25/2016 12:09:06 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
Philip K. Dick
This thread is like eavesdropping on a conversation in a mental asylum. - Bulproof

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What the hell kind of coked up sideshow has this thread turned into. - Casten
Outplayz
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3/25/2016 12:33:02 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

I can only talk for myself, well... i can talk for the other beliefs but i don't feel like writing much. So, for me, in my belief, it is a little bit of both. However, the distort part is usually under the influence of Marijuana... it is actually a really weird reality flip i get sometimes from that drug, kinda interesting, but annoying when it happens.

Mainly it is an influence. I look at life positively, i take accountability for my actions, accountability for what i say, plus, it gives me some cool thoughts of characters. I see the character aspect of my belief so well that it has also influenced my career (positively). See... when you think you are a "god" or maybe the "god" then how can anything really be that bad? Furthermore, i accept that this may be my only life... and that happens to influence my actions the same as feeling like a god does (i see irony in that).
film
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3/25/2016 4:33:38 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 11:27:58 PM, Fatihah wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:26:56 PM, film wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:16:56 PM, Fatihah wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Response: Belief is a part of reality. How people choose to use it determines whether their perception of reality is distorted or influenced by reality.

what is not influenced by reality?

Response: Nothing.

what is not distorted by reality?
desmac
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3/25/2016 8:20:52 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 3/24/2016 6:16:56 PM, Fatihah wrote:
At 3/24/2016 6:01:13 PM, UUU wrote:
Do beliefs distort or influence reality?

Response: Belief is a part of reality. How people choose to use it determines whether their perception of reality is distorted or influenced by reality.

How do you explain the reality of your "belief" that children like sex", Fatihah?