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.[…]

The only time I ever do something that really challenges my beliefs is when I challenge my own secularity.

The only time I ever do something that really challenges my beliefs is when I challenge my own secularity.

I believe there is a universal, supreme force. In terms of Christianity, it’s what you might call more than the seventh heaven. In Hinduism we have this concept. Krishna says: “I am the Lord, I am him but beyond Him”. That “but beyond” is what I believe in: something beyond the world, universe, galaxies, allRead more about The only time I ever do something that really challenges my beliefs is when I challenge my own secularity.[…]

I’m not willing to battle over whether there’s a god or not. But I’m willing to fight for who’s here right now

I’m not willing to battle over whether there’s a god or not. But I’m willing to fight for who’s here right now

I am an agnostic at this point. I do think that there are forces that we don’t know and can’t comprehend, but I don’t believe in any one ideology. I was raised pretty Christian. My mom was Christian, my grandparents are WWII Austrian Catholic. My dad…we don’t even know what he is. He never saysRead more about I’m not willing to battle over whether there’s a god or not. But I’m willing to fight for who’s here right now[…]

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.[…]

If you do bad things, bad things usually happen to you, if you do good things, good things usually come back. That’s the karma thing.

If you do bad things, bad things usually happen to you, if you do good things, good things usually come back. That’s the karma thing.

I’m agnostic, I’ve never believed in God. I don’t believe in a higher being. I don’t know if there is or isn’t, that’s why I’m agnostic. And I believe in karma because, karma is: you get what you give. I was raised Catholic, but my mother was kicked out of the Catholic church because sheRead more about If you do bad things, bad things usually happen to you, if you do good things, good things usually come back. That’s the karma thing.[…]

I believe in Catholicism because I was raised in it. Being a kid that’s gay whose family hates you, and the kids at school hate you – it’s just horrible.

I believe in Catholicism because I was raised in it. Being a kid that’s gay whose family hates you, and the kids at school hate you – it’s just horrible.

What I believe in ebbs and flows. I believe there’s a God, and I actually feel His presence in my life, but I don’t believe in an afterlife really, although some days I’m more inspired than others. But whether there is or isn’t is not the point. There is a God and I’m really gratefulRead more about I believe in Catholicism because I was raised in it. Being a kid that’s gay whose family hates you, and the kids at school hate you – it’s just horrible.[…]

As long as you don’t hurt people, and I don’t hurt people, that’s good with me.

As long as you don’t hurt people, and I don’t hurt people, that’s good with me.

Names are pseudonyms Angela: We are Catholic, our family is Catholic, so we grew up believing in God, and Jesus, and we follow what the Catholic Church teaches. We have both been studying for Catholic school for 16 years. And then a lot of people are telling us, why don’t you move to Christian religion,Read more about As long as you don’t hurt people, and I don’t hurt people, that’s good with me.[…]