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Religious Friday Five

1. Were you raised in a particular religious faith?

Raised Catholic, with a Catholic mother and a non-religious father.

2. Do you still practice that faith? Why or why not?

No. I decided before I was confirmed that it wasn't for me. But I went through with the confirmation because of my mother.

Catholicism isn't for me. Organized religion isn't for me. I'm have the same opinion that Lou has espoused - religion should be a controlled substance.

3. What do you think happens after death?

I'd love to say that you're reunited with your loved ones and that everything is happy in heaven. But I don't think it's like that. I also don't think that bad people burn in hell.

I do think that your spirit, soul, or whatever-you-want-to-call-it can remain in this world - ie, I believe, in some way, in ghosts - but that most of the time we just cease to be.

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

I love singing Christmas carols. That's about as religious as I get.

5. Do you believe people are basically good?

I believe people can basically be good, but not that everyone is. They all had the potential at some point, but through events in their early lives or later in their lives, or simple choices that they've made, they are not inherently or basically good.

If they were, we wouldn't have things like serial killers or serial snipers.


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