LIVED RELIGION PROJECT

THE STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

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’[…]

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.[…]

If you don’t be a dick to people, they won’t be a dick to you.

If you don’t be a dick to people, they won’t be a dick to you.

I don’t believe anything really. I think the world probably started with the Big Bang and then whatever the scientific consensus is. In Australia, I was kind of raised Catholic and it just sounded a bit silly. My parents were a bit half-assed Catholic as well [laughing]. And they were doing it just because theirRead more about If you don’t be a dick to people, they won’t be a dick to you.[…]

We humans need to belong to or connect to somewhere or someone.

We humans need to belong to or connect to somewhere or someone.

This week’s participant asked to remain anonymous. Instead of taking their picture, we asked them to provide a photo they had taken that best represented their beliefs. They further requested to submit their own reflections, since they wanted to participate, but did not feel comfortable being  interviewed. They gave me their reflections in a hand-writtenRead more about We humans need to belong to or connect to somewhere or someone.[…]

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.[…]