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The need to believe is not a concept that's limited to religious people. Believing is what drives an individual's (or indeed a group's) sense of purpose. For example, you can believe in the need to save the planet. As a result of that belief, you'll find gratification in all actions which derive from that belief (raising money, financing solar powered generators, ...).

You can believe in a political party, in a company's values, in the ideas of a certain philosopher or author, ... you can believe in money. If you believe in nothing, then what drives you to do the things you do?

by Lynch on Sat Oct 16th, 2010 at 10:07:12 AM EST
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