- Mrs. Toadstool
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
1. In your view, what is responsible for the existence of the universe? Where did the world come from? How did it come into being?
Big bang theory and in some way Oparin’s theory of the origin of organic molecules from the primitive world’s conditions and it’s subsequent evolution.
2. What are the basic elements of your belief system?
We’re here by both mistake and good luck, we evolved and continue evolving.
3. Explain to me in which religion you were raised by your parents, if any. How did your parents approach religion in the home (strict, lax, etc.)?
I was reaised catholic, my parents were not strict but my mom tried to take us to mass every sunday, I was actually in the church choir.
4. What events in your past affected your beliefs about God’s existence (e.g. – I studied biology; comparative religions or anthropology; or I met a boy/girl I liked and was influenced by him/her)?
I’t’s weird cause I came up with it myself, one day at sunday school (I was about 12) I started thinking this Adam and Eve thing could not be true (I’ve heard the evolution theory by then) and it all started from then.
5. What are your main objections to belief in God’s existence (e.g – suffering; pluralism; hiddenness)?
It’s not God, it’s religion, it’s sometimes restrictive and strict on people. My only objection with God’s belief is how some people think it’s going to solve and fix their lives and that stops them from acting for themselves, but to each thir own.
6. What is your purpose in life, and why did you choose that purpose? Is it just yours, or for everyone else too?
Live, go through this, reproduce; we’re programmed for it.
7. What happens to a person at death? Nothing, you just turn off and that’s it.
8. How important is your belief system to you in terms of your decision making process? How does it enter into the ways that you establish priorities and goals?
It shouldn’t affect, I believe what I believe, I know what’s right and wrong and act accordingly to it.
9. If you could say anything you want about what you perceive to be the Christian community, what would you say? What are the problems with the Christian view of reality? What do you like/appreciate about Christians? What do you not like or appreciate?
The belief is not a problem, I personally think it sounds great to have that comfort and hope, but sometimes people can be judgemental and offensive because they think they’re following what religion tells them. A lot of religious people have a “my way or the highway” view of life and that’s really difficult to handle.
10. Is there anything else you think I should know about atheism from your perspective?
As the way some people believe in God, I believe in evolution, I don’t go telling people God doesn’t exist and they’re wrong by believing in them, so they should not come and tell me I’m being foolish and going to hell for not believing.
11. Please include a little about yourself, for example: age, gender, worldview affiliation, occupation, education level, married or not, etc.
Engaged, 23 year old female. University graduate in Biotechnology. Mexican, raised in a catholic culture.