LIVED RELIGION PROJECT

THE STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

Somebody who believes in a god believes in love and respect for one another. That makes them better people.

Somebody who believes in a god believes in love and respect for one another. That makes them better people.

I believe in Darwinism. I think that came with age. I grew up in a Catholic family but right now I am a little skeptical about it. I was pretty into believing in god as a kid. I was an altar boy until I was eight years old. In our village every boy wants toRead more about Somebody who believes in a god believes in love and respect for one another. That makes them better people.[…]

I’m happy to believe there’s a god, and yet, I’m also happy to believe that there’s death.

I’m happy to believe there’s a god, and yet, I’m also happy to believe that there’s death.

I was raised to believe in God, God Almighty. And I don’t say that I am an atheist, I can’t say it. I’ve always believed that there was someone up there who loves me. I’ll tell you this though. I do not believe in religion. I think that religion is the cause of far farRead more about I’m happy to believe there’s a god, and yet, I’m also happy to believe that there’s death.[…]

We should be strong enough to find inspiration in logical things rather than made-up stories

We should be strong enough to find inspiration in logical things rather than made-up stories

I have no religious beliefs. I don’t believe in higher powers. For me what’s important in life is knowledge; beauty and enjoyment; and doing good. None of the religions that I know of ring true with what I believe in. I believe in evolution, and in scientific knowledge, though it’s an imperfect work-in-progress. When itRead more about We should be strong enough to find inspiration in logical things rather than made-up stories[…]

Because I’m brown, and my first name is Mohammed, I’m still a victim of Islamophobia, even though I’m not Muslim

Because I’m brown, and my first name is Mohammed, I’m still a victim of Islamophobia, even though I’m not Muslim

I am a little anti-religion. But I think I am a very spiritual person. I believe in a greater sense of purpose and connectedness in the universe. And that doesn’t necessarily come from a higher being, but just…nature, and feeling connected with the earth. I trailrun a lot, out in the North Shore mountains. I’veRead more about Because I’m brown, and my first name is Mohammed, I’m still a victim of Islamophobia, even though I’m not Muslim[…]

I don’t seek out anything more than that people are responding as best they can to how, where, when they live.

I don’t seek out anything more than that people are responding as best they can to how, where, when they live.

I don’t have religious commitments. I believe in hierarchies of privilege, social places. I’m intrigued by circumstances, by people’s responses, what things they believe and need to believe and so on. I think that people’s religious positions, or their admiration for nature or whatever else it might be, depends often on the ability they haveRead more about I don’t seek out anything more than that people are responding as best they can to how, where, when they live.[…]

We don’t function well without some kind of inherent faith in how things are gonna work out.

We don’t function well without some kind of inherent faith in how things are gonna work out.

If I put it simply I believe that we live by faith. Faith that things are gonna keep going okay. And diversity is a big value. The more input you have from different areas, the better things turn out. There’s a bunch of things that culminated in realising how important different inputs are. Studying EconomicsRead more about We don’t function well without some kind of inherent faith in how things are gonna work out.[…]

I believe in being kind and respectful to people, in the environment. I believe in human rights. I’m not so focused on animal rights.

I believe in being kind and respectful to people, in the environment. I believe in human rights. I’m not so focused on animal rights.

I believe in being kind and respectful to people, in the environment. I believe in human rights pretty much above anything else – in anybody being able to be who they are, and all the different identities they have. I believe in a really inclusive society where everyone works together. My parents are activists. TheyRead more about I believe in being kind and respectful to people, in the environment. I believe in human rights. I’m not so focused on animal rights.[…]