There is no love in belief.
I haven no idea what you mean by that.
Okay, fair enough. Admittedly a bit cryptic. I mean that love is not of the mind while belief is. We can have ideas or beliefs about love, but those are of the brain/mind, while love is as mysterious as the universe. No idea or belief can pin it. It is not OF the mind. It is totally mysterious and as much as we intellectualize it or form beliefs about it .... none of that can come to any final answer. It's a matter of surrendering to a very profound mystery that can never really be known. So we may believe in love, but love is not of belief which is of the mind.
Science is just simply science. No need for belief.
I guess we're even then. Faith is faith, no need for science. That is, unless you're telling me not to believe at all, in which case I would respond by telling you not to be scientific.
Hmmm .... not sure about this one. Not sure what you are saying here.
Although ethics is another conversation.
Non-believers, to me, are just a little closer to the truth.
To you, perhaps.
Well, ya. Faith is essentially belief. One could believe in many things and most belief is based on some kind of prior knowledge. So, faith in what? Where is there need for faith when life is all around us?
If we can get over superstitions or the mind's capability of forming beliefs .... so much the better.
That would be your belief.
I don't see any honesty here. To call it my belief? I have none. I've already said so. It's an opinion for sure, but not a belief!
When there is no "daddy" over-seeing our actions and protecting us from ourselves .... we are left naked, (so to speak). From there/here ..... this is where responsibility really begins.
Responsbility for what exactly?
Responsibilty for all of it. The state of the world. We can't take a back seat
to any of it when we take full responsibility for all of it ... each and every one of us. It's so easy to depend on, rely on, some outside authority, and then leave it to that authority. We may say, for instance, that "society" is responsible for the ills that plague us all. But the fact is that WE ARE SOCIETY. There is a huge sense of responsibility when one has done away with belief. There's nobody ... no over-seer, no daddy, and ultimately no authority who decides what is good or bad. It's done by us. We're it. The way we treat our neighbors, our children, our wives and husbands. There is nobody to depend or defend us. We ARE it. Once seen, it it is both a major responsibility as well as a major relief.