First up I wish to thank Serenity Raven for her wonderful interview. I very much enjoyed reading your answers and thank you for sharing with us Serenity!
Today we have a new interview so please welcome William Wright. William is a Christian and I know you'll enjoy his interview as well!
Here Is William Wright's Introduction:
2) Are you a convert/revert or were you raised within this religion? If you converted, what did you need to do to convert? And what did you practice prior to converting?
3)Within your religion are there degrees of observance (ie. Orthodox,conservative, moderate, liberal)? What are the defining differences between the degrees of observance?
6) In your opinion, does everyone make it into heaven/paradise? If they do not, why?
7) What makes your religion a good fit for you?
8) What are your holy days and what do you do to celebrate them?
9) Do you consider
people of other faiths to be your friends?
10) Would you ever join people of another faith to celebrate one of their holy days? Please explain why?
11) What are your thoughts on the burka, and Shariah Law?
12) Are women allowed to hold religious office (priest, minister, rabbi, iman etc) in your religion and how do you feel about it?
13) Does your place of worship segregate? If yes, how does this make you feel?
14) How much does your religion affect your daily life and how much thought do you give it when making a decision? Does it affect in any way your decision on abortion, gay marriage, etc?
15) How would you react/feel if your child wished to marry outside your religion?
16) In your opinion, if someone is not of your faith, will they go to hell?
17) Who do you think is not a practicing ----- in your religion and why? ie who in the public domain claims to speak for your religion? Do you agree with them or not?
18) Have you ever been the target of a hate crime? Please explain.
19) Do you ever feel like your religion devalues you?
20) Does your religion give you peace of mind?
No. It's just not an idea that makes sense to me. The idea that we have one shot at this life... that makes sense to me. I realize many people would argue that one life can't possibly be enough to get it right. I doubt that's true, but either way it misses the point. I can't think of any reason to care if I've lived before or if I'll live after. My life is right here and right now. Plus... I tend to think the physical realm is important. It's not an illusion or a lie or some evil that holds us back spiritually. It's beautiful and edifying and if we allow ourselves to see it as it really is, we won't fell tortured or constrained by it. We'll glory in it. And as we savor every moment of it, life won't seem so brief, and our opportunities for growth won't seem so fleeting and inadequate. At least, that's how life has seemed to me so far.