LIVED RELIGION PROJECT

THE STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

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[…]

If I’m going to die, I hope the coyotes take my body

If I’m going to die, I hope the coyotes take my body

I believe in a better world for everybody else. For example, take these cars [going by behind us]: if they’re diesel, make them into biodiesel. And then you’ll have 44% less carbon dioxide in the air. Or solar panels. Anything that you can generate electricity from that offers “free” energy. I’ve got one solar panelRead more about If I’m going to die, I hope the coyotes take my body[…]

The birds also have stories, they tell: ‘see, we are borderless, we are spreading love”

The birds also have stories, they tell: ‘see, we are borderless, we are spreading love”

I practice Islam, but what I believe, perhaps you could call it humanism, even beyond humanity. I feel that everyone is here to spread love, peace and all those things. It’s not only human beings; every creature is here for the ultimate purpose to spread peace, love, happiness. This is what I believe. It isRead more about The birds also have stories, they tell: ‘see, we are borderless, we are spreading love”[…]

Half of the world’s population is going to be wiped off the planet. Now sit here and ask me, “what do you believe in?”

Half of the world’s population is going to be wiped off the planet. Now sit here and ask me, “what do you believe in?”

[This week’s participant asked not to have their photo taken. Instead, they suggested that the best representation of what they believe is the diagram they had drawn for our interview, which demonstrates the irreversible impact of climate change. In the diagram, TW = ‘trillion watts’; FF = Fossil Fuels; PPM = ‘parts per million’; andRead more about Half of the world’s population is going to be wiped off the planet. Now sit here and ask me, “what do you believe in?”[…]

I’m statistically a Muslim, but I believe in a less naïve version of god

I’m statistically a Muslim, but I believe in a less naïve version of god

<This week’s participant requested to remain anonymous. When I asked them what picture they would like to accompany their story, the answer was: ‘The Hagia Sophia. It should be a church again’> I believe in a less naïve version of god. It could be a Cartesian view, it could be a Kantian view. A CartesianRead more about I’m statistically a Muslim, but I believe in a less naïve version of god[…]