Always ask if someone is religious before you ask these questions to avoid unintentionally insulting someone by assuming their beliefs. If any of these
To Interview a Professor Who Specializes in a Religion, or Someone You Know is Religious
- What do you think are the most fundamental aspect(s) of your religion?
- What do you want others to know about your religion?
- What do you think is the most unique aspect about your religion?
- What makes you a strong believer in your faith?
- What are some of your religious rituals? Which do you favor most?
- How does observing or performing these rituals affect your daily life?
- What are some of the symbols of your religion and what do they symbolize?
- Does your religion provide a plan for your future path?
- Does your community of faith always stand behind you in a time of need? How?
- How does faith handle societal issues such as premarital sex, intermarriage, teen pregnancy, and divorce?
- What do you believe about diety/ies?
- Describe your feelings about your relationship with your diety/ies?
- Do you have any type of scripture or literature that you read and follow? When were they written?
- Do you pray? If so, how do you pray?
- How does your religion react to provide understanding for violence in society (past and present)?
- What is your view on same-sex marriage and homosexuals?
- How do you feel about other religions?
- Is there a reason or explanation as to why people suffer?
- What do you think will happen to non-believers of your religion after death?
- How does your religion conflict with science?