He Said, She Said: October 8

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SARAH MELOSH, FRESHMAN, ASU

What kind of experiences have you had with religion on your life?
I’m Muslim and I grew up in a Muslim country. [So] my life has been centered with the idea of my religion.

How have these experiences shaped you and your views?
It really taught me what values and morals are. I also have priorities in certain things in my life.

Do your views on religion affect your friendships with other people? Why or why not?
[They] would, but I respect other people’s religion and I expect they would respect mine. I’m cool with it if you are Jewish or atheist as long as you respect that I’m a Muslim and you don’t try to change that about me.

NEIL TUGAOEN, GRAD STUDENT, ASU

What kind of experiences have you had with religion on your life?
I have experienced everything from good to bad. I’ve had experiences where I was made fun of [and]criticized for my faith. Also, [experiences]where I just felt empowered even when I’m down—both sides.

How have these experiences shaped you and your views?
[They] shaped me in a way that I’m striving to become a better person. There has been multiple times where I felt that I could act in a way that was emotionally driven. Because my views and faith, they helped me see the right thing to do although it [didn’t] feel emotionally right.

Do your views on religion affect your friendships with other people? Why or why not?
I don’t believe so. I hope for all children of God in faith or not in faith are treated the same and we can have a great friendship regardless.

 

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