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wistfulbirdy

Beliefs which are independent of our culture?

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Is it possible for us to have beliefs or knowledge which are independent of our culture? Or are we bound to be taught and influenced by the external environment which we are raised in?

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Exposure to other cultures can introduce us to beliefs, ideas, & spiritual traditions that aren't present in our own culture, especially if we live in another culture for a while, and can help us identify our own cultural norms that we aren't aware of until we live outside our own culture.

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Agree. But what about in terms of faith? Is it possible for let's say someone to have the 'culture' to pray five times a day (because it's the way their family taught them to) and yet resist to believe in god? Can they?

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Agree. But what about in terms of faith? Is it possible for let's say someone to have the 'culture' to pray five times a day (because it's the way their family taught them to) and yet resist to believe in god? Can they?

I've heard of a few who do that, only to make their family members happy and to avoid confrontation. Otherwise it's makes no sense to pray and not believe in a entity. Can't see the logic in that.

But if your talking about meditation, well that's a different thing from praying to some god.

Edited by Purifier

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