For me this is an extra hard question because I am not religious so I don’t have a clear cut faith. Religion has never played an important role in my life, I didn’t go to church when I was little, I went to a Unitarian Universalist Church for a couple years but decided to stop going. In today’s society it may seem odd that I don’t go to church and I’m not religious; but for me it has always been something I’ve done on my own. I came up with my own faith and belief system. No I didn’t write a new Bible and come up with a new creation story, I just came up with my own faith. I really only believe in one saying, and that is Everything happens for a reason. I have pretty much lived by that saying since the fourth grade. That was the year I moved around a lot and my way to deal with it was to just keep saying, “We are moving here for a reason”. That was the first time I really thought about the idea of faith.
Reason is usually what I rely on. I have always been into school and academics, so it’s no wonder that I have always leaned towards reason. My brain is constantly trying to grasp the idea of how something happens or why it happens. Science fascinates me, especially the idea of evolution. I have always been the girl who would choose to look for a physical way to help someone rather than to send them a prayer. Reason is something that I am always looking for and trying to understand.
So I guess the answer to this question depends on the person. For me I choose reason over faith. Whenever there is something contradictory between the two of them I always choose reason. I like stuff that I can completely grasp and that we have proof of. Don’t get me wrong I think it is important to have religion and faith in your life, and I love seeing people being passionate about their faith; it’s just not for me.
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