I do not attend any church, synagogue, or temple regularly. I, myself, don’t believe in God but I am willing to admit that I don’t know whether God exists. I don’t have the knowledge to prove he does or doesn’t exist. I’d call myself an agnostic atheist. I was raised in a semi-religious setting. My family used to say we were muslims but we never did many of the things that muslims did. Although, my grandmother was around a lot when I was child and I think she pushed religion onto me. We (my parents, brother and I) didn’t pray regularly, follow the hijab, or refrain from eating not halaal meat. I think my parents were raised muslim but when the came to America, they gradually started to change. Now, my parents just believe in God but not any specific religions’ God. To this day, even though we are not muslim, we still celebrate religious holidays because I think my parents were just raised around them and I am used to them. I would honestly not consider us muslim at all.
There are no religious doctrines that have great meaning to me. I do believe in the existence of the soul, ghosts, and satan. I do not exactly believe in angels but I do believe what you said in class, that a few people were placed on earth to do angel-like things. I think that when you die, if you have unfinished business, you will remain on earth until your task is finished. After you have completed everything you’d wish to in your life then I think you “reincarnate” and start all over from scratch.
My parents sort of judge me for not believing in god. They do not exactly judge but they don’t understand why, especially when they believe in God so much. I’ve also never seen a ghost before in my life or been in a situation like that but I’ve had people close to me have ghost experiences and I know that they would never lie about that kind of thing. I don’t know why I believe in ghosts even though I’ve never seen one and I don’t believe in God even though you can’t...