LIVED RELIGION PROJECT

THE STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE

Our ability as humans to know things is extremely limited, our propensity for hubris is large

Our ability as humans to know things is extremely limited, our propensity for hubris is large

I’m from Northern, Northern New York. In the mountains, by a forest, by a lake. Wearing flannel, chopping wood, listening to grunge music in the 90s. I’m a stereotype. I still now try to make sure I’m as close to nature as I can be within a city. The most important belief that I holdRead more about Our ability as humans to know things is extremely limited, our propensity for hubris is large[…]

There’s a sense of gratitude and grace that is heightened by the idea that things are random and could have been a different way

There’s a sense of gratitude and grace that is heightened by the idea that things are random and could have been a different way

I believe that the universe is essentially random. Moments of beauty and pleasure – we’re lucky to be there when they happen. I don’t believe there’s a greater purpose or meaning to life. We’re here to make our way, and to hopefully make things easier for other people, to live well, to think, to feel.Read more about There’s a sense of gratitude and grace that is heightened by the idea that things are random and could have been a different way[…]

After the religion of motherhood, perhaps I’ll follow the Hare Krishna’s

After the religion of motherhood, perhaps I’ll follow the Hare Krishna’s

I used to be very religious. It started when I was 8: when you learn everything about god through school. You kind of become indoctrinated. I was Christened and confirmed, and that probably compounded it. And then when I got to a Church of England school, it was even more pushed in your face. AndRead more about After the religion of motherhood, perhaps I’ll follow the Hare Krishna’s[…]

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.[…]

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.[…]

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[…]

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?[…]