Things Disbelief believes in

george's picture

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We sometimes tend to unconsciously refer to skepticism / disbelief as the default science-based normal outlook.

Well, it isn't science-based anymore since the early 19th century (see Quantum Physics), and it is not a normal default outlook, it is a belief, just a belief, a belief which has no logical grounds, no solid arguments supporting it and no backing in daily expeience.

So if it is yet another belief, I decided to initiate this list of the things disbelief believes in. It sounds a bit confusing in the beginning (disbelief-believes), but this way it dispels the mighty importance disbelief / skepticism enjoys these days in our so materialistic world.

Please add more...

* Reality is totally objective. I, the observer, as no influence, whatsoever on reality by the mere observation.

*Only what I perceive with my senses is true, i.e. really exists.

* Everything is accidental, random, arbitrary.

* There are only material objects, everything is materialistic or directly originates from material.

* The only connection possible between objects is a physical materialistic connection, thus all objects, including human bodies and minds, are isolated islands.

* I am the body. I sprouted accidentally in this body as a phantom when it was born and I will vanish completely when the body dies, no mater what meaning I give to this entity "I".

* Every event is a product of physical cause and effect.

* There is nothing supernatural, i.e. beyond the thesis of the old cause-effect Newton-based Physics.

* The skeptic approach can explain anything.

Tania's picture

No paranormal, only psychology

There are no paranormal occurances and if you experience such then these are mental illusions generated by your somewhat shaky psychological condition...

Tania | Wed, 05/14/2008 - 13:13
nathan's picture

No god, no spirits, no ghosts

No way there is a omnipotent omnipresent omniscience being (referred to sometimes by the name "god").

No way there are spirits, ghosts, bodiless conscious entities.


nathan | Thu, 05/15/2008 - 13:17
sisi's picture

Enlightenment is a myth

* All these enlightened gurus are crooks... You cannot go beyond the mind...

(I love this project, it evaporates so much accumulated tension...)

sisi | Thu, 05/15/2008 - 16:10
sisi's picture

Oh two more...

* There are only these 3 spatial dimensions perceived by the human senses. No other dimensions...

* And time exists independently, no way it is just within the mind...

sisi | Thu, 05/15/2008 - 16:28
avi's picture

Reiky and Healing

* Reiky and healing are bullshit. It's all psychological suggestion.

* Channeling and soothsaying are also bullshit.

avi | Fri, 05/16/2008 - 01:34
sharonk's picture

No Chakras

No Chakras

sharonk | Sun, 05/18/2008 - 22:01
john's picture

the skeptic person within the spiritual person

This is a super important topic - we all, theist and atheist, have this skeptic conditioning that influences our thinking when we are not conscious enough.

Someone once said: in any spiritual person there is a small skeptic one.

We must always remember that skepticism is also a belief.

john | Thu, 02/12/2009 - 22:24
Phroggy's picture


So when we're fully conscious we believe everything without question? Is that what you're saying?

Phroggy | Thu, 02/12/2009 - 22:39
lucas's picture

You are talking about something else

Skeptic in this context does not mean questioning or not, doubting or not - the word represents the opposite of believing or knowing that there is something beyond our senses and mind. See also in

I always looked for a different term but couldn't find - atheism relates to a specific aspect of skepticism: disbelief in god, secularism also. Any other suggestions for a better term?

Talking about questioning - it is important to question things we hear for the first time but not as a constant method, not as a religion, not like the philosopher - this is because the questioner is the mind and the questioning is usually based on logic and this approach therefore does not lead anywhere except for more new questions and stronger attachment to the mind and the analytical faculties.

lucas | Sat, 02/14/2009 - 14:07
not_me's picture

The Holographic Universe

I've also been looking for a good terminology for that who believes that there is nothing paranormal, metaphysical, supernatural. Here are some more suggestions from the dictionary:

unbeliever, agnostic, heretic, atheist, ungodly, godless, heretical, heterodox, impious, infidel, nonbeliever, profane

Meanwhile a recommended book for those who still think current science supports disbelief: "The Holographic Universe" by Michael Talbot. It is a classic book which reviews experiments and scientific research conducted in universities and military institutes regarding the paranormal.

not_me | Sun, 09/27/2009 - 11:13
Higiuyama's picture


Why is it that the ancient scriptures have no reference of dinosaurs or early humans such as the neanderthal and homo erectus?

Higiuyama | Fri, 02/19/2016 - 21:13
doo's picture

what's the question got to

what's the question got to do with the subject of the post (which is the tacit beliefs of those who don't believe)? I may be missing something...

doo | Sun, 02/21/2016 - 11:10
Mr jack's picture

look harder

They do look harder, more research, there are temples with carvings there are pots with pictures, there are stories about beasts.

Mr jack | Sun, 02/21/2016 - 16:29
nathan's picture

We know nowadays that most

We know nowadays that most of the ancient scriptures were written many generations after, especially those that were passed from generation to generation orally until written.

It is a fact that none of those scriptures, including the bible, the new testement, bhagavad gita and so on, should be taken seriously in terms of historical facts.

nathan | Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:31