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  • Not to me it sure dont.
  • not to me. only your integrity and character matter to me. :)
  • Not really. But what I believe doesn't matter either, if it's any consolation.
  • I'm sure it matters to you, but it is nobody else's business.
  • In a way, yes. However, mainstream RELIGION is usually more concerned with HOW you believe & WHERE you believe. But it is important to KNOW what you believe so when you come upon difficult times you can call on others who share your same faith.
  • But you should know the strong points and weak points of belief. belief: impression, feeling, notion, opinion, conviction, doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought http://poets.notredame.ac.jp/cgi-bin/wn?cmd=wn&word=belief BELIEF V. RESULTS OF REASONING credence; credit; assurance; faith, trust, troth, confidence, presumption, sanguine expectation (hope), dependence on, reliance on. http://thesaurus.reference.com/roget/IV/484.html Affirmation of, or conviction regarding, the truth of a proposition, whether or not one is in possession of evidence adequate to justify a claim that the proposition is known with certainty. http://www.philosophypages.com/dy/b2.htm#bel (law) In a common phrase "upon information and belief," the so-called belief is based only on unconfirmed information, so the person declaring the belief is hedging his/her bet as to whether the belief is correct. http://dictionary.law.com/definition2.asp?selected=47&bold=|||| Belief is essentially a subjective feeling about the validity of an idea or set of facts. It is more than a mere suspicion and less than concrete knowledge. Unlike suspicion, which is based primarily on inner personal conviction, belief is founded upon assurance gained by empirical evidence and from other people. Positive knowledge, as contrasted with belief, is the clear perception of existing facts. Belief has been defined as having faith in an idea or formulating a conclusion as the result of considering information. Information and belief is a legal term that is used to describe an allegation based upon Good Faith rather than firsthand knowledge. http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/belief Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses. "Superstitious prophecies are not only the belief of fools, but the talk sometimes of wise men." (Bacon) A tenet, or the body of tenets, held by the advocates of any class of views; doctrine; creed. Ultimate belief, a first principle incapable of proof; an intuitive truth; an intuition. http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?belief That state of the mind by which it assents to propositions, not by reason of their intrinsic evidence, but because of authority. Though the term is commonly used in ordinary language, as well as in much philosophical writing, to cover a great many states of mind, the quasi-definition advanced is probably the best calculated to differentiate belief from all other forms of mental assent. In framing it, respect is paid to the motive of the assent rather than to its nature. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02408b.htm acceptance by the mind that something is true or real, often underpinned by an emotional or spiritual sense of certainty http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861589829 confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptible to rigorous or logical proof http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/belief a vague idea in which some confidence is placed http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=belief&r=66 Belief is the psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise (argument) to be true without necessarily being able to adequately prove its main contention to other people who may or may not agree. Most philosophers hold the view that belief formation is to some extent spontaneous and involuntary. Some people think that one can choose to investigate and research a matter but that one can not choose to believe. On the other hand, most people have the impression that in some cases people don't believe things because they don't want to believe, especially about a matter in which they are emotionally involved. To believe something is to hold a thought or opinion based upon evidence or an experience admittedly not assumed to be common among all people. The existence of evidence that causes one to believe is often intangible and may or not be based in fact. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belief Assent to a proposition or affirmation, or the acceptance of a fact, opinion, or assertion as real or true, without immediate personal knowledge; reliance upon word or testimony; partial or full assurance without positive knowledge or absolute certainty; persuasion; conviction; confidence; as, belief of a witness; the belief of our senses. Belief admits of all degrees, from the slightest suspicion to the fullest assurance. Reid. http://machaut.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/WEBSTER.sh?WORD=belief Philosophers have disagreed as to whether belief is active or passive. René Descartes held that it is a matter of will, while David Hume thought that it was an emotional commitment. http://www.bartleby.com/65/be/belief.html
  • It should matter only to yourself. Your beliefs are important, but are nobody else's business.
  • It will someday.
  • Nope, not at all, as long as you are respectful of other people's beliefs, it doesn't matter.
  • It does to you.
  • It matters to you. You are the most important thing in your life. Without you, there would be no you. get it? I don't care what you believe any more than you care what I believe.
  • It does to God. He set down a number of requirements that must be met to return to Him. Different people will tell you different things about just what those requirements are. However, all of their contradictions prove that they can't all be right. So, you should seek for God's guidance to show the right path to take with respect to religion. If you do this having faith that He will lead you, then He will provide the guidance you seek.
  • Yes, especially if you like to act out your beliefs, then it may be crucial, otherwise it could be one of the most trivial things in all the world and then no I wouldn't care in that instance.
  • As long as you are true to yourself, we have no problem with that.
  • Man can believe just about anything, but he only knows for sure what he has experienced. In the end, the only things that matter are the people you help and the people you hurt. Everything else is just politics.
  • "As A Man Thinketh" http://jamesallen.wwwhubs.com/think.htm
  • When you're asked for your opinion or thoughts on a matter, yes.
  • No as long as you don't try to inflict your views on the rest of us that have different ones.
  • yes in every respect even when this isn't directed towards religion. you must learn to be an independent thinker [even in religion, or else if you have one, how will you be convinced of your faith?] believe in yourself believe in respect i'm for believe in god but that i respect to be your own business and will not push that upon you yes it does matter, because what you believe counts for most of how you act with everybody else in life
  • Scripture says yes, it does matter what you believe. It is literally a matter of life or death. But, if you don't believe the Bible then it won't matter what anyone says.
  • To me? no it doesn't really matter..
  • Yeah, because what you believe defines who you are.
  • what u believe is destiny of your soul

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