Investigations

This is a list of questions that are important and this blog will be examining over time. 

  1. Why do people believe in what they believe?
  2. Which countries or communities are the most or least religious? Why?
  3. What religions are growing or shrinking in popularity?
  4. What phrases concerning religion have increased or decreased in usage?
  5. How should a religious interview be approached?
  6. What are some good techniques or questions to use when interviewing someone about the religion?
  7. How does one remain non-confrontational when asking questions to others about their beliefs?
  8. Do religions cause or promote war?
  9. Do some religions promote terrorism, or no?
  10. Is it OK to be non-religious?
  11. What is the connotation of many words surrounding religion, and how do those words affect how we describe our beliefs?
  12. Is today’s society truly one with freedom or religion?
  13. What religions are most discriminatory against other religions?
  14. How closely connected are religions to culture?
  15. How are religions similar and different, and how does this cause harmony or conflict?
  16. What is the purpose of praying to a god?
  17. Do young people have less confident beliefs that their parents?
  18. Why did religion become so popular? Why is it still popular?
  19. How many ways can you call someone religious or not religious?
  20. What religions have restrictions on what people should eat? Why are these restrictions there?
  21. How many different sectors of one major religion are there? (Think Catholic vs. Orthodox, in Christianity)
  22. Why are questions of faith never asked in job interviews?
  23. Who are the most religious groups from each religion and how to their beliefs differ from more casual believers?
  24. What is the average age for someone who believes in a specific religion?
  25. Does all of the world think that religion is important?
  26. Why are people afraid to ask questions about their religion?
  27. What does faith mean and how does faith affect how religious people act and think?
  28. Is Religion necessarily good or bad?
  29. How can one decide whether religion is good or bad for someone that they know?
  30. Is religion good for those who have a lack of hope?
  31. What afterlife are discussed in religions and how do they compare or contrast?
  32. Does fear of a bad afterlife influence the way people act? Is this good or bad?
  33. Do young people or old people pray more often?
  34. What percentage of Americans pray?
  35. What are the most important religious holidays? Why?