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05 November 2002 @ 04:28 pm
Quick religious survey  
As posted in pagan a little while ago..

1. Were you raised in a particular religious faith?
Yes. My sister and I were raised Presbyterian.

2. Do you still practice that faith?
No. I have many personal philosophical issues with Christianity, and even more issues with Calvinism.

3. What do you think happens after death?
I don't know. It may very well be a meaningless question.

4. What is your favorite religious ritual (participating or just observing)?
The sacrament of the friday hot dog.

5. Do you believe people are basically good?
No, but I believe that almost all people believe themselves to be basically good.
Eric Franklingamethyme on November 5th, 2002 04:26 pm (UTC)
1. Yes. Baptist.
2. Define "Practice"
3. I don't know. I won't know until I get there.
4. I like Pizza Hut on Christmas Eve with my family.
5. No. People are scum and suck.
Lady Doomlithera on November 5th, 2002 04:37 pm (UTC)
1. Yes. Lutheran
2. Nope. Too many things that didn't make sense to me.
3. Not a fricking clue. Could be any number of things. I like reincarnation.
4. St. Bridgette's Day.
5. That depends on when you ask me. Normally I like to believe that is so.
TW Bruhn: SlantyStyle (Sarcastic)apestyle on November 5th, 2002 05:04 pm (UTC)
1. No. I once asked my mom if we should go to church, and she invited me to go by myself, "They're nice there, go if you want to.", was her reply.
2. An irreverant and causual nod towards organized religion is what I practice, yes.
3. Oh, I don't know. I sure hope there isn't a quiz at the end.
4. I like the one where Jesus becomes undead and hides eggs.
5. I think that people are basic. Is that good enough?
FoxFyre: nagafoxfyre on November 5th, 2002 05:51 pm (UTC)
1. Yes, Methodist.

2. Absolutely not. I have very distinct spiritual beliefs of my own that obviate the need for adhering to any given theology, and I refuse to participate in a religion that denigrates women.

3. Round and round we go, where it stops, nobody knows! Does it matter?

4. This is the weather the cukoo likes, armored division submissive to vernacular the world into a gambling birdhouse velocity.

5. I believe people are basically people.
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11: quietpullthestars on November 5th, 2002 06:00 pm (UTC)
1. Were you raised in a particular religious faith?
Yes. Nazarene and then Southern Baptist.

2. Do you still practice that faith?
I do not practice that religion anymore. Faith, well, that's a whole 'nother ball of wax.

3. What do you think happens after death?
Something I am not currently privy to.

4. What is your favorite religious ritual (participating or just observing)?

5. Do you believe people are basically good?
I think that most people have it in them to be good. Some people do not.
Auto-defenestration has never been this funm00t on November 6th, 2002 06:24 am (UTC)
1. NEIN.
3. Nadda.
4. X-mas is nice, just because it's an excuse to hang out with more of my family.
5. NEIN. I think people are basicly human.
grayarcadian on November 6th, 2002 09:27 am (UTC)
1) I was raised without religon, which for Bremerton is a religon unto itself. Oh, I had friend's *try...*

The was another thing that was wierd, though. My mom, when I was about 13 or so bought some cadles for candle magick. Now my mother picks up a lot of wierd stuff for odd reasons, but these candles were the first in a long line of slightly new-age-y stuff my mother kept collecting bit by bit. And the was about the time Jess stubled on the room of Pagans at Norwescon. It was like the Lady had found us, but didn't know what to do with us. Even then, it took me a few years.

2) Nope, I'm a bone-fide Pagan now.

3) The Goddess recycles. I think personally, she recycles souls. But if just my body goes to supplying plants and bugs with nutrients, that's still reincarnation of a kind and putting myself to Nature's purposes.

4) Going to work. Other than that, Beltane and Samhain are the two biggest holidays.

5) Yes, but I believe that we are also flawed, and those flaws contrast and complement each other in such a way to make both great accomplishments and great tragities inevitable.