LIVED RELIGION PROJECT

THE STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

Since my mother passed away unexpectedly, I believe in spending time with people you love

Since my mother passed away unexpectedly, I believe in spending time with people you love

I never really thought about what I believe. I don’t believe in any religion. But I what I do believe… Maybe I believe in myself? I don’t know. Makes me wonder what is there to believe in. I’m in a period now where I believe that you have to take care of the people aroundRead more about Since my mother passed away unexpectedly, I believe in spending time with people you love[…]

I guess if you were to give my philosophy a name it would be ‘nature’

I guess if you were to give my philosophy a name it would be ‘nature’

I believe in human beings, and in particular the advancement of knowledge. I suppose I believe that there is a perfect balance in all things – whether that’s how many calories you’re taking in, or how you’re relating to the earth – and that as knowledge improves, we come to know what the balance is.Read more about I guess if you were to give my philosophy a name it would be ‘nature’[…]

I believe in a sort of ‘benevolent myth’ – a term I found on Wikipedia!

I believe in a sort of ‘benevolent myth’ – a term I found on Wikipedia!

I believe in something. I had a bit of a spiritual awakening recently. And that’s only partly a joke. It sounds like cultural appropriation but I think I’m a bit of Daoist. I believe there’s a lot of dualities in things and that there are so many ambiguities in any sort of behaviour. So forRead more about I believe in a sort of ‘benevolent myth’ – a term I found on Wikipedia![…]

Sommige mensen worden heel aardig geboren, sommigen worden minder aardig geboren. Die moeten het dan nog leren.

Sommige mensen worden heel aardig geboren, sommigen worden minder aardig geboren. Die moeten het dan nog leren.

<for Dutch scroll down> I think life is pointless and we just have to make the best of it. I don’t believe there’s a god. It is too complicated a story that is scientifically completely unsound. I was raised protestant. Went to church. Did Catechism. But it’s like with Santa Claus for children. At someRead more about Sommige mensen worden heel aardig geboren, sommigen worden minder aardig geboren. Die moeten het dan nog leren.[…]

Voor mij is de complexiteit van de natuur alleen maar meer bewijs dat het een creatie is

Voor mij is de complexiteit van de natuur alleen maar meer bewijs dat het een creatie is

Ik geloof dat de Bijbel het woord van God is. Dus dat de Bijbel is geschreven door mensen maar geïnspireerd door God. Er staan niet alleen maar mooie verhalen in, maar ook dingen waarvan je denkt ‘oeh, dat is niet slim’, en dat je daar dan dus ook je lering uit kunt trekken. Ik neemRead more about Voor mij is de complexiteit van de natuur alleen maar meer bewijs dat het een creatie is[…]

Veganism and spirituality – they go hand in hand – is all about the process of becoming aware

Veganism and spirituality – they go hand in hand – is all about the process of becoming aware

Photo credits: Daphne Ponsteen I believe that every single human being is a very pure, honest, good person. However, culture, society, religion, friends and other external factors influence people so much that they shape their own religion or else identify strongly with their religion, which sometimes makes them look like jerks to others. But deepRead more about Veganism and spirituality – they go hand in hand – is all about the process of becoming aware[…]

I’d like my relationship with God to be stronger, without the cynicism – but also without the hypocrisy.

I’d like my relationship with God to be stronger, without the cynicism – but also without the hypocrisy.

I believe in God. But I feel that means less than I’d like it to. I’d like to be a better Catholic. But I don’t put much effort in. I’m probably too in my comfort zone. I feel I should pray more often or go to church at least every Sunday. I feel that IRead more about I’d like my relationship with God to be stronger, without the cynicism – but also without the hypocrisy.[…]

Truth can be discovered in many ways, both through religion and science

Truth can be discovered in many ways, both through religion and science

I believe in God (Heavenly Parent) and in the teachings of the True Parents (Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han), such as the Divine Principle. I believe life on earth is just a preparation time for the eternal life in a Spiritual World. Preparation means discovering Heavenly Parent’s Love, learning to love and serve others.Read more about Truth can be discovered in many ways, both through religion and science[…]