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Political prisoner in refugee camp.

Jorge

I had a little New Testament that I used to bury in the ground. That was the only thing I had to read and I didn’t want them to take it from me.

What you say affects your sexual identity.

Mary Jenna

That’s the key thing here and when someone says they’re gay or homosexual, that is now saying; “That is my identity.”

My debauchery destroyed my marriage.

Sean

I started asking questions of some friends of mine that I knew were in church, like; “Really what’s the point of existence? What’s the meaning of life?”

Learning that my Mormonism was not Christian broke my heart.

Amy C

I would get so angry when I would hear them call Mormonism a cult or say that it isn’t Christian. I would think, “The name of their church is Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Of course they’re Christian.” But I ne...

Daily Buddhist prayers with Mom since childhood.

Cat

"In Buddhism we don’t need Saviors. We are a Savior. We are a God ourselves. So why would I need a Savior?"

The brain tumor changed my perception of reality

Heather

The surgery getting the tumor out was more damaging than the tumor was.

From starting NFL quarterback to cut and humiliated.

Jeff K

I was realizing that more of my identity was wrapped up in the NFL and in quarterbacking than in who God says I am, my worst moment of life converted to my very best moment of life in a matter of fifteen seconds.

Dad disowned me for going to church.

Stan

As I came out I heard her singing “Jesus loves me.” The faster she rocked, the louder she sang. My parents heard her and we were kicked out of the house.

Scholar friends challenged my Zen ways.

Todd

It wasn’t until I went to Japan to become an English teacher and got obsessed with Japanese did I go to a Buddhist temple

During the ‘60s I saw some weird supernatural stuff.

Chuck

I got a hold of some LSD. That was a real turning point in my life. That was like so different for me that it seemed to open up this whole dimension of the spirit realm that I have never really been aware of before. Of course...