Saturday, April 23, 2011

Miss Grace

Hello and Happy Saturday!

I wish to thank Sarah for sharing her faith journey with us last week. I very much enjoyed it! Thank you Sarah!

This week we have a new post so please welcome Miss Grace.
Grace is an Atheist and I know you'll enjoy her interview as well!

Here Is Miss Grace's Introduction:

I'm a working single mother of one living in California. I blog at Miss Grace's Disgrace (

1) What religion do you practice?
I'm an atheist, so I don't practice anything.

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?
My parents are atheists, my grandparents were atheists, of my 8 great grandparents, one of them was religious, but not very.

3)Within your religion are there degrees of observance (ie. Orthodox,conservative, moderate, liberal)? What are the defining differences between the degrees of observance?
It's not something that I think about all that much. Actually I don't think atheism, by definition, is a religion (although I do think that there are people who worship the religion of science).

4)What is the Afterlife within your religion? For example: what happens when a person dies? Are there places for reward/punishment? (such as a Heaven/Hell concept)
Nothing happens when a person dies.

5) In your opinion, does everyone make it into heaven/paradise? If they do not, why?
There is no heaven.

6) What makes your religion a good fit for you?
It makes sense, and science answers all of my questions.

7) Do you consider people of other faiths to be your friends?
Absolutely, we're a minority.

8) Would you ever join people of another faith to celebrate one of their holy days? Please explain why?
I celebrate a lot of the Jesus-based holidays - Christmas, Easter, etc. I just don't focus on the god parts. More on the giving and the food and the chocolate bunnies.

9) What are your thoughts on the burka, and Shariah Law?
I don't really think that it's my place to judge.

10) Are women allowed to hold religious office (priest, minister, rabbi, iman etc) in your religion and how do you feel about it?

11) 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?
In that I don't believe in a higher power judging our actions, yes.

12) Do you ever feel like your religion devalues you?

13) Does your religion give you peace of mind?

14) Do you believe in reincarnation? Why or why not?
No. I believe that the matter that makes up my body will go on to be trees and grass and butterflies and other people, but that is not reincarnation.