Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ten random beliefs

Doug has posted a difficult meme.

Post a collection of 10 things you believe, ethical, philosophical or theological. You choose how much to connect them or make them coherent: do you want people to know where you belong, or do you want to mix and match to keep them guessing?
  • When I look at what are supposed to be real things like war, I believe there are alternatives.
  • Fear mongering is a large part of the news.
  • There is no conflict between religion and science.
  • The dominant models of behaviour in most societies are self-serving.
  • The patriarchy of most of the ancient texts arose from male self-importance.
  • Self-serving behaviour has a costly solution: death.
  • Co-operation is suspect.
  • There appears to be no escape.
  • People like to think they have the right answer.
  • Life is lived in the cracks between optimism and external attempts to control risk.
I am not sure I have a clue what I really believe. I will have to look and see what I have written already. I know whom I have believed but I suspect there is a lot of blather in my blogs. I have learned but I have not found words to say it positively. Usually I avoid people whose truth claims I find suspect - but sometimes I read their blogs too.

I had typed a bunch of stuff and then after watching a murder mystery and listening to the news, I scrunched it all up in a ball and tossed it on the floor.


Peter M. Lopez said...

That's quite a list.

Bob MacDonald said...

And I missed out one that was on the scrunched up list - that the real Spiritual lessons are learned at work or in the family or at play - not at Church.

Bob MacDonald said...

That is, Peter, not necessarily at Church - but my definition of church is big. And I was concerned to tag people who are busy or whom I know little - but if you wish - consider yourself tagged.

I note that belief has almost morphed in judgment in this list of mine. So I must take care...