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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds What is religion? What do you see as religion? I think religion is something that you believe in. It could be anything. I don’t think that it has to be something with a god or something like that. But I think it’s a really difficult question to answer. So I think it’s different for everyone. Is believing in democracy a religion?

Skip to 0 minutes and 35 seconds No. I think it has to be something that you can put your trust in and something that guides you through difficult decisions and something that you feel supported by. What is religion? Yes. It’s difficult. It’s a feeling. I think you believe in something, don’t know what. And what is belief then?

Skip to 1 minute and 3 seconds Something that makes you strong. I actually had a course on religion. And the one thing I learned is that you can’t really define it. Oh, it’s a difficult question. Why, it’s believing something more than something about us. Believing in one or many gods, I think. Religion is believing. Well, you wanted a short answer. So yes, that’s the most– What is believing then?

Skip to 1 minute and 35 seconds Having hope in the future, whenever that may be, before or after death. And a way of living with other people. Because I from the religious area. Like, lots of minority groups, they believe as they are Muslim. So lots of people ask me, do I have a religion? And so I always tell them like drinking is my religion because I can enjoy it.

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