I wish to thank Siegfried Goodfellow for his wonderful interview! I very much enjoyed reading your answers and learning more about your faith. Thank you so much for sharing Siegfried!
Today we have a new interview so please welcome Recovering Agnostic. Recovering Agnostic is Agnostic and I know you will enjoy his interview as well!
Here Is Recovering Agnostic's Introduction:
I'm Christian by upbringing, agnostic/atheist by belief, cynical by temperament, broadly scientific in approach, and looking for answers. I'm currently going through the process of losing my faith, trying to work out what to put in its place and how to apply all this to my day-to-day life.
You know I have a blog at http://recoveringagnostic.wordpress.com
1) What religion do you practice?
I don't really practice any religion. I used to be a Christian, and I'm not entirely comfortable with calling myself an atheist. I usually settle for either post-Christian or Heathen.
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?
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?
No holy days, but it's worth remembering significant advances in science and understanding when appropriate anniversaries arise.
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?
I strongly dislike both, but feel that it's probably counter-productive when they're criticised too strongly from outside Islam, as it tends to come across as a continuation of a culture war.
12) Are women allowed to hold religious office (priest, minister, rabbi, iman etc) in your religion and how do you feel about it?
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?
I don't believe there is such a place.
The great thing about being outside religion, and especially moving in atheist circles, is that there are no sacred cows. Lots of people are viewed as atheist spokesmen, but I agree or disagree with what they say on its merits. They're not any sort of authority, just people with a high profile.
19) Do you ever feel like your religion devalues you?
20) Does your religion give you peace of mind?