Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Questions for you all, my lovely lady friends.


I've got a few questions and would love to read your responses, if you choose to reply. There are so many of you on here that I never hear from, and I'd love it if you chose to chime in, as well.

1) What faith do you follow?

2) Is it the faith you were raised in or not?

3) Would you ever consider converting to another faith?

4) If you are a convert/revert to a faith, why did you choose to convert/revert to it?

5) Do you think that once you choose a faith for yourself it is permanent, or do you think that a faith can work for you for a time (be it months or many years), after which you search for another to better meet your needs?


  1. 1. I'm Muslim. ^_^
    2. Nope. Baptised and raised Lutheran.
    3. What, again? Hell I've had enough of that and I can't see myself as anything other than a Muslim.
    4. post card of the kaba'a, studying, Muslim friends, know the story.^_^
    5. No, I don't think its permanent. I think sometimes people are looking for specific things, don't find it in their current faith and look elsewhere for it. Seems better than being unhappy and confused.^_^

  2. Raised as catholic, converted to Islam
    No, am perfectly fine with Islam
    Chose it because it has all the answers and it has a logic, no need for dogmas
    true faith is forever

  3. Salam,

    1. Islam Alhumdililah
    2. Born & raised a Catholic
    3. I do not think I will convert to any other faith again.
    4. Started researching it, made a lot of sense to me.
    5. Once you have found the feeling of faith and Joy it brings you wont turn away from it again.

  4. I am undecided on the faith at the moment, but I'm definately monotheistic. Closest thing would be Unitarian Universalism.

    Raised Catholic. So no not the same as my family.

    I have considered converting and will probably do so at some point to something. I have already tried out a few faiths :)

    Well I havent converted but I can say that I would because I'm looking for MY truth. Not my family or the world's, just mine.

    Nothing is perminant. Faith fluxes over time, your own person will fluctuate over time. So I don't think it can remain the same. People change and so do their needs. But I have found that it is rare for people to change faiths after they have truly found what they need.

  5. 1) Broadly, Christianity. Specifically, I'm moving toward practicing Eastern Orthodoxy.

    2) Broadly, yes. I was raised MS Lutheran. Specifically, no.

    3) I did consider it. I left Christianity as a very young teen and went through several different faiths. I studied the monotheistic faiths, etc. before I went back to Christianity.

    4) Because it made sense, more than any other faith I looked at. Though logic isn't the be all, end all of religion of course. And I'm converting to Eastern Orthodoxy because I believe that to be the original, purest form of Christianity.

    5) I guess that would depend on your perspective on religion. Do you believe that there is only one true faith and that if you don't believe in that faith that God will punish you for all eternity? Or do you believe that all religions have valid truths and that all of them are different paths to the same destination? I don't think it's impossible for someone to be sincere in one faith for years and years and then to sincerely be unable to follow that belief any more and find faith in another religious tradition. I've seen it happen many times.

  6. Hi, I'm one of those people who never talks on here.

    1. None/Unitarian Universalist.
    2. No, I was raised Baptist.
    3. I have changed over time, and will probably change again. So yes, that might mean at some point I would convert to something else.
    4. I left Christianity because it wasn't enough for me anymore to believe in something because my mom wanted me to, and without that I just didn't care for it or believe in it enough myself.
    5. I think it can be permanent, but that for me if I expect it to be permanent and won't accept the possibility of change, that is closing my mind and forcing myself not to grow. I can only grow by accepting that I may be wrong and will have to change my mind.

  7. 1) Jesus as the Way to God; I went to Baptist churches

    2) yes -- I have peace and joy with Jesus and find him to be the best example to follow because he lead by example and not exceptions. I admire so much about him that I cannot find in anyone else.

    3) if God convinced me that following Jesus was wrong and displeased Him, yes; I want to be teachable and willing to change for God

    4) n/a

    5) I think if we do what God wants us to do then we are willing to change no matter what WE decide is right or wrong for us. I don't know that finding our own faith and it being about meeting OUR needs is key. It depends on if we believe God's desires or ours are key to this whole quest. If we are wanting to feel good and meet our own needs then we change for us. If we want to please God, we change for Him.

  8. Oh, I'm a bit late, but I hope this is useful :).

    1) I'm an atheist with nontheist Quaker leanings.

    2) No, I was raised a fundamentalist evangelical Christian (mostly in Baptist churches).

    3) Well, I'm not really *in* a faith, and as far as lifestyles go, Quakerism suits me. But if I had a reason to believe in G-d, I would certainly consider - I don't know, becoming a theist of some sort? Perhaps becoming a Christian or other monotheist Quaker.

    4) I stopped believing in G-d. To be fair, I stopped being a Christian a good time before that, due to conflicts with my moral beliefs.

    5) No, not at all. People change, and their world views with them. I don't really see myself believing in a god again, but it might happen. And even being a nontheist, I still have a sort of religion; my beliefs about Quakerism might change - I might become more involved with it or less, or change to an entirely different set of beliefs.

  9. Hi I don't talk much on here either...

    1) I'm agnostic and moving toward Paganism.

    2) I was raised Roman Catholic. I believe that the Christian God is one of many gods.

    3) After become Pagan? I doubt I would ever be another faith.

    4) I don't believe that a male deity would be the only one. I believe that there are many gods and goddesses.

    5) I would hope that that faith would work for good but I don't know what the future holds.

  10. Hello, I check in on your blog from time to time-
    1) What faith do you follow? Islam

    2) Is it the faith you were raised in or not? No, it is not the religion I was raised in, but in all actuality, it is the faith I knew in my soul growing up. I claimed Lutheranism growing up.

    3) Would you ever consider converting to another faith? Not again. I made this tough journey once for a reason.

    4) If you are a convert/revert to a faith, why did you choose to convert/revert to it? I chose to commit myself to Islam because when I was on my spiritual journey, I realized I was not Christian, and that in all practice and ideas I was Muslim.

  11. Praise the Lord

    Very late to the game.

    1) Christian

    2) Raised in an agnostic/atheist home

    3) I have no reason to believe I ever would, since every time I discuss religion with people of other faiths, I only end up understanding more and more why I am STILL a Christian.

    4) Before I talk about my conversion, I don't believe it is possible to become a Christian by any means except a personal decision to receive Jesus Christ. I did this at age 15 at a youth group friends invited me to. At that time, I was non-religious and was not even looking for a religion; I had just accepted the invitation to be polite. Nor had anyone told me I should expect to have any particular kind of experience, nor was anyone pressuring me to convert. But I became aware at this meeting that there was Someone Else present in the room besides the people I could see. I understood it to be the Person we had been talking about all night - i.e. God. I did not feel condemned for my past blasphemies and sins. I did understand that if there is a God, I need to start worshiping this God. And I was quite glad to leave my past behind me and do so. My parents were not pleased, but that was their problem.

    5) I don't believe that it is possible to leave a particular belief system if one is TRULY convinced of its veracity. If one does, it is a sure sign that there was a 'but' somewhere along the line, and something happened that, um, pushed that 'but'ton :P

  12. Addendum to item 4: The focus was always on God, but the reason I was able to come to God just for God was that during the course of the evening's activities, there was an explanation of redemption through Jesus Christ, so that neither punishment nor reward was an issue. Just the Person of God. I realize that very few people who identify as Christians view the gospel in this way. And indeed, I fell into other company and it took me decades to undo the damage. Praise the Lord I finally managed to return to the good I had found at the beginning.