In 2011, Ipsos conducted a poll for Reuters News in twenty-four countries. The issue was about the belief.

Reuters wanted to know what humans believe about the origins of human beings. Respondents were prompted with the statement, “There has been some debate recently. Please tell me which of the following is closer to your own point of view.” They were presented with the following:

  • Some people referred to as evolutionists believe that human beings evolved over a long period of time and grew into the fully formed human beings they are today from lower species such as apes.

 

  • Some people referred to as creationists believe that human beings are created by a spiritual force such as God. They do not believe that the origin of man came from an evolving species such as apes.

 

  • Some people simply don’t know what to believe and sometimes agree or disagree with theories and ideas put forward by both creationists and evolutionist.

The results indicated that 41 percent identified themselves as “evolutionists,” 28 percent as “creationists,” and 31 percent indicated that they “simply don’t know what to believe.”

The evolutionist view was most popular in Sweden (68 percent), with the United States ranking 28th (28 percent). The creationist view was most popular in Saudi Arabia (75 percent), with the United States ranking 6th (40 percent). No surprise that some believe in God, others don’t and some are unsure.

Just to be clear, when it comes to humans belief of humans (themselves), the jury is divided closely into thirds. This means a third do believe in creation or evolution, and a third are not sure. What does that mean? What does that say about us?

We don’t even agree about us!

Belief is a powerful thing; it’s not easily separated from the believer. It make the believer what they belief. This is what concerns me—that a third of us do not seem to have a belief of who they are.

I hope I  do not have to point out the importance of not knowing who you are: Ape or not?

be·lief 

  1. an acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists. 2. trust, faith, or confidence in someone or something.

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I belief in loyal, integrity, honor, and moving forward NOT backwards and because of these beliefs I strive to be a better husband, father, and person then I was yesterday.  Belief is the state of mind. It changes as the Thinker changes. Read the post Do U c WhAt I c? to see what I mean.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

William James

Guess what happens when you’re convinced life Sucks Pickles? See? You are what you do or don’t believe … whether you believe me or not.

 

 

Reluctant Therapist