I believe in the power of logic, reason and evidence to explain the world in which we find ourselves.
I believe we have to deal with what ‘is’ first, over what ‘ought’ to be.
I believe faith to be harmful, whether it be religion, ideology or anything else. Believing without evidence to support what you believe is fundamentally flawed – even dangerous.
I believe atheism to be the only honest position on the question of god/supernaturalism.
I believe freedom of expression is one of the paramount human rights and that it includes ‘icky speech’.
I believe you have the right to be offended.
I believe I have the right to offend you.
I believe you’re responsible for your own intake.
I am a ruthless egalitarian. I believe everyone should be treated equally regardless of race, gender, sexuality etc, only modified by their differing needs and the empirical facts of the situation.
I believe in education for its own sake.
I believe in art for its own sake.
No matter how poorly you regard my work and art, I believe I’m worse. It makes me try harder.
I try not to, but I loathe hypocrisy. If someone’s a hypocrite it at least shows that they’re trying to be a good person, even if they’re failing. This is why I rage so much at people who say they’re for social justice, but whom display their own prejudices. They disappoint me and break my heart.
I believe misandry is a thing, because misogyny is a thing.
I believe a little flirtation is harmless fun.
I believe *ism to be wrong, whether it flows to or from marginalised groups. Prejudice is prejudice.
I believe if you’re against something, you shouldn’t do it yourself.
I believe complementary and alternative medicine is absolute bollocks.
I believe I look fly in hats.
I believe the best way to create an equal and fair society is to treat people equally and fairly. Without exception.
I believe you’re allowed to ‘slip’, when you’re angry.
I’m an ideological left-anarchist, but a pragmatic socialist. I believe in individual rights, but when you group individuals together the best guarantee of those rights is to consider the group.
I believe there’s almost always another option to violence.
I am a naturalist, a materialist.
I believe the ‘best’, most objective moral system is a combination of Utilitarianism and Epicureanism. Pleasure has value.
I would believe in democracy more if the electorate were better informed and the system were more representative.
I believe in fidelity and honour, though it’s not for everyone.
I believe respect must be earned.
A care about people. I have a deep sense of empathy, I get embarrassed for others. When that quality of empathy is ignored or denied I feel it as a personal attack upon a part of my essential identity as a human being.
I believe in being ‘decent’. In the sense of morally upright, respectable, kind and obliging. I put myself out for others often. I pay more than I should. I give people time. I am very forgiving. I am unforgiving of myself in this respect and I expect the same from others. I get upset when they fall short.
I believe in a ‘hands off’ approach. Let people find their own way and motivation and they’ll do their best.
I believe everyone deserves a second, and a third, chance.
I believe the crux of human existence to be a struggle between altruism and selfishness.
I believe in the power and importance of consent and the principle of ‘Ask and tell’.
Do what thou wilt, so long as it harm none.
I believe Scotch whisky is superior to Irish whiskey.
I believe curry is one of mankind’s greatest inventions.
I believe in taxation to support important social, educational and material infrastructure from which we all benefit.
I believe in universal healthcare, free at the point of use. The right to life is the most basic right of all.
I believe in abortion, up until the onset of consciousness.
I form friendships quickly and easily, and often deeply. I may consider you a friend even if you don’t consider me a friend and I consider myself obligated to that friendship.
I believe in treating people as individuals.
I believe almost everyone is interesting.
I try not to judge, I try to understand. I sometimes fail.
I like most people. You have to be an absolute cunt for me not to get on with you.
I believe sexy fun times and sexy fun art are harmless, positive even.
I believe prostitution should be legalised – and regulated
I believe drugs should be legalised – and regulated.
I believe escapism is important.
I believe you can find someone attractive and still appreciate them as a human being as well.
I believe the internet should be free.
I consider The Singularity to be a likely outcome for the human race.
I believe games and the act of play to be more important than they’re normally considered to be.
I believe you can entertain an idea without accepting it.
I believe humour is important.
I believe satire is a powerful way to undermine something you hate.
I believe in crediting people with intelligence. I hate patronising or talking down to people.
I believe in taking the long term view.
I believe the human race has to get off this rock.
I believe in greater human unity over greater balkanisation.
I believe in free will.
I believe stories can be powerful, but not overriding.
I believe cats are better than dogs.
I believe Flash Gordon and Big Trouble in Little China to be the greatest films ever made.
I believe love is an unlimited resource.
I believe you’ve gotten the wrong end of the stick.
I believe creativity should be unfettered.
I believe 2000AD is the best comic ever made.
I believe fantasy is distinct from reality.
I believe it’s not butter.
I believe I can convince you of the things I believe, given enough time.