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[…]

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.[…]

Life is not black and white, so why would god be black and white?

Life is not black and white, so why would god be black and white?

I grew up Christian so I still believe in Christianity fundamentally, but I do believe that religion is so much bigger than Christianity as well. I don’t think that Christianity’s necessarily the right answer but it’s the closest to what I think. I do believe in a higher power, in a god but I don’tRead more about Life is not black and white, so why would god be black and white?[…]

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 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[…]

Love your neighbour as yourself. But the key there is love yourself first. And that’s a daily challenge.

Love your neighbour as yourself. But the key there is love yourself first. And that’s a daily challenge.

I’m not the centre of the universe. I’m a recovering alcoholic. I went to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and listened to what people had to say to me and I was relieved of my addiction. I was very fortunate. As the first 3 steps tell you: I didn’t do it. Something else relieved me of myRead more about Love your neighbour as yourself. But the key there is love yourself first. And that’s a daily challenge.[…]

Did the Bible happen for real? I don’t super-care about that. It’s more like: is it transformative?

Did the Bible happen for real? I don’t super-care about that. It’s more like: is it transformative?

I’m a follower of Jesus. I believe in the kingdom of God: this place where nothing is missing and no one is missing; this utopian world where everything is right. And I believe that Jesus is the most concrete example of how to get there, or of what it looks like when the kingdom ofRead more about Did the Bible happen for real? I don’t super-care about that. It’s more like: is it transformative?[…]

I believe in a path that’s out of our hands. I think of how I met my wife.

I believe in a path that’s out of our hands. I think of how I met my wife.

I believe there’s some kind of uncaused cause or universal creator, the essence of which is something to do with love. Our feeling of love comes somehow from this universal creator that created life in the universe and everything and us. Our journey in this world is to figure out our place and relationship toRead more about I believe in a path that’s out of our hands. I think of how I met my wife.[…]