(Closed) It’s not that you “don’t believe,”

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

That is a valid point,.. I never thought of it that way.

From now on I will state: “I don’t support ________”

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

So true.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

No reason to be flamed.  But, I’d love to know what you say.  This will be an nteresting thread.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well, I believe in and fully support Santa Claus. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Yeah. Sometimes I need to hold my tongue on this, because it just strikes me as plain ridiculous to say you don’t believe in something when it’s a fact that it exists. You don’t like it? Cool. You think it’s wrong? We can agree to disagree. But when it’s a fact of life, with documented proof, you really just need to accept it for what it is.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t support sounds worse, and inviting more conflict than I don’t believe (IMO).

Which is why I will continue to use the phrase I don’t believe.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@bells219:  He is creepy, but his marshmallows are damn good. Tongue Out

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

This lady I used to work with used to be like “I don’t believe in being gay.” It’s not a unicorn hunnie.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Actually, I think you have a good point.  I’ve just never given thought to it.  It seems that the “I believe” comes into play when people are talking about holiday figures or religious ones instead of values.  I love these types of ponderings.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

some of it is just never going to be reconciled because some people think that certain stances aren’t facts? like evolution.  personally, I think it’s impossible to disagree with the scientific fact of evolution.  however someone who doesn’t see that information as a fact would say “I don’t believe.” 

I also think that God exists, whether you “believe” in him or not.  Some people are going to say “I don’t believe.” Wink 

That said, it’s all semantics, I know what people mean.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve always assumed people meant this phrase in the context of “I don’t believe in supporting this” or “I don’t believe this is right/should be allowed”. I think it’s obvious the subject they’re referring to does exist or is a real issue; otherwise, there would be no point in discussing it. 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

When people say “I don’t believe in divorce” I always want to say “Its not fairies”

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