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Name of interviewee: CHRISTINE GAYLE F.

AGLIBO Date of Interview: October 20, 2019


Age: 24 Time of Interview: ____________________
Gender: FEMALE Location of Interview: _________________
Occupation: GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE

Interview Questions:

A. Do you belong to any religious group or religion? YES _✔__ NO ____


B. What is your religion? Evangelical/Born Again - Christian
C. Are you a strong believer in your faith? YES _✔__ NO _____
a. If so, what makes you a strong believer? I considered myself as a strong believer because I have a great
faith with Jesus Christ, the one who saves and gave eternal life.
_______________________________________________________________
b. If not, why? _____________________________________________________

D. How important is religion or religious identity to you? (religious salience)

Unimportant Not sure Important Very Very much


about Importan Important
that t
(1) (2) (3) (5)
(4)
1 My religious identity is very
important to me

2 I see myself as a committed
member of my religious group

3 My faith has a great influence on
my political attitudes

4 My religious beliefs play an
important role in the choice of

my (future) partner
5 My faith has a great influence on
my future profession/career

6 My faith is important on the way
I relate to other people

7 My religion plays an important
role in my choice of political

candidates
8 My faith inspires me to care for
our environment.

E. What other aspect(s) of your life does religion or religious faith play an important role?

My belief also has a great role on my personal circumstances and problems.

F. Kindly answer the following questions:


1) What do you think is the most fundamental aspect(s) of your religion?

The most fundamental aspect of my religion is its foundation and doctrine.

2) What do you want others to know about your religion?

I want them to know that there is an answer to their questions in life. It is God who will save us from
this cruel world. There is hope in God, just put our full trust in His power and greatness.

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3) What do you think is the most unique aspect of your religion?
Its Statement of Faith, vision and mission.

4) What are some of your religious traditions, rituals? Which do you favour most?

Remembrance of the Lord Supper and also the Celebration of Christmas, of which I like the most.

5) How does observing or performing these rituals affect your daily life?

In performing these traditions/rituals helps me to appreciate more the Christian experience.

6) Does your religion provide a guide for your future path?

My religion can give helpful advices but it is God who can truly give light and direct guide to my path
for better future.

7) How does your faith handle societal issues such as premarital sex, intermarriage,
teen pregnancy and divorce?

My faith reminds me to be righteous not in front of people but in front of the Almighty God. It also
helps me to discipline myself and avoid such unholy things in the sight of God.

8) Do you have any type of scripture that you read and follow? How often do you read it?

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways
acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.

I often read it when I am troubled and worried.

9) Do you pray? If so, how do you pray? How often?

Yes, every moment. I pray directly to God and comes to Him with a total surrender.

10) How does your religion react to violence in society (past and present)?

Violence is part of one’s life. Violence from the past is saddening and to this present generation it is
unavoidable. All we can do as a Christian is to pray to merciful God and bring encouragement to the
victims if there is an opportunity.

11) What is your view on same-sex marriages or homosexuals?

I am strongly against to same-sex marriage and homosexuals simply because God considered it very
sinful according to some verses in the Bible, but as a Christian we can help these people who are engage
to it just by sharing the good news from God and motivate them to transform according to God’s
purpose and design.

12) How do you feel about other religions?

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I respect other religions but still, I can be a salt and light to people especially to those who are confused
and being deceived by false teachings.

13) Is there a reason or explanation as to why people suffer?

People suffer not because of God. It is because of our shortcomings and personal decisions or sins, also
by simply rejecting God’s love will lead us to destruction. In general view, we are living in corruptible
world where the evil and darkness is being experience, therefore suffering is present.

14) What do you think will happen to non-believers of your religion after death?

As it was said in the Bible, particularly in the verse of John 3:3, “Unless a man be born again, he
cannot see the kingdom of God.”, that means, non-believers will perish if their hearts were not
circumcised and if they will not obey or accept God.

15) How does your religion conflict with science?

Science could not explain everything, especially those spiritual matters. We believe in the Creator, the
Bible or Word of God not into the science or to any product of human minds and efforts.

16) In your opinion, what characterizes a typical FILIPINO Christian/believer?

A Filipino Christian believer is humble, persevering, showing strong and extraordinary faith.

17) Is belonging to a church community important to you? Why?

Yes, because Church means a group of people who served God. A church can transform a community
or nation, that’s why it is very important to have one.

18) What do you appreciate most about your religion? (Name only three)

We are unified in Christ


We have an authentic faith and doctrine (all was based on the Bible)
We care for other people and willing to share the good news

19) What are your questions related to your religion or religious faith? (Name only three)

I have no questions.

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INDIVIDUALIZATION

The following questions are concerned about the process of individualization in the Philippine society. To what
extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (1 = totally disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = not sure;
4 = agree; 5 = totally agree).

Totally Disagree Not Agree Totally


disagree sure agree

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)


1. I think that in our present society one has to let ✔
one’s own interests prevail; the interests of others
come off second.
2. I prefer a demanding and creative job over a ✔
secure one with fixed hours
3. Give a child one’s original name versus more ✔
names including those of god- or grandparents
4. I see few differences between friends of different ✔
social classes versus I prefer friends of my own
social class
5. I prefer to differentiate myself from others ✔
versus seeking not to attract attention
6. I think that striving for personal success is more ✔
important than maintaining good relations with
the people that surround me.
7. In contacts with others there is always something ✔
going wrong; therefore it is really better not to
see too many others;
8. To do what you like versus preserve the well- ✔
being of others
9. Work hard to get ahead versus a quiet and ✔
uncomplicated life
10. Secure first your own future versus giving ✔
priority to solidarity and charity
11. Choose your academic field on the basis of your ✔
own interests versus career prospects
12. Most important in life is to develop one’s own ✔
creativity versus being good to others
13. To take your own decisions versus cooperating ✔
with others
14. I decide what cloths to wear versus it depends on ✔
the people I am going to meet

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I. Preferred characteristics of future partner

The next set of questions is concerned about your preference for your future partner. To what extent do you
agree or disagree with the following statements? (1 = totally disagree; 2 = disagree; 3 = not sure; 4 = agree; 5 =
totally agree).

Totally Disagree Not Agree Totally


When it comes to my future partner, I prefer: disagree sure agree
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1. Someone for whom mutual arrangements are ✔
more important than principles
2. A partner who is faithful and expects that of ✔
myself
3. A person who attaches a lot of importance to ✔
being well dressed
4. A person giving security and protection ✔

5. Someone who seeks a career ✔

6. A partner who is able to distinguish him – or ✔


herself from others.
7. A partner who thinks that family ties are ✔
important
8. A person who enjoys the present and is not ✔
concerned about tomorrow
9. A dutiful person ✔

10. Someone who sticks to his/her principles ✔

11. A person for whom in principle ‘all must be ✔


possible’
12. A person for whom all is negotiable, even an ✔
affair with someone else
13. A person looking for new experiences and ✔
challenges

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Value Orientation

At the moment I consider important in my life:

Unimportant Not sure Important Very Very much


about that Important important

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)


1. Enjoying life ✔
2. Being married ✔
3. Promoting greater equality in society ✔
4. getting on in life ✔
5. Contributing to the reduction of existing ✔
income differences
6. Having children and raising them ✔
7. Breaking through existing relations of ✔
power.
8. Practising one’s occupation ✔
9. Having fun ✔
10. Being in a good financial situation ✔
11. Living for one’s family ✔
12. Commitment to a society in which ✔
everyone has a voice
13. Experiencing new events ✔
14. Social security ✔

II. (Dis)Satisfaction

Now, we would like to know how satisfied you are with your current life situation.
How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life?

Totally Unsatisfied Neither Satisfied Totally


unsatisfied unsatisfied satisfied
nor
satisfied
1. Health care services in your city ✔
2. Job opportunities after graduation ✔
3. Your household income including your ✔
parents and siblings
4. Your place of dwelling ✔
5. Your free time ✔
6. The quality of your education ✔
7. The peace and order situation in your city ✔
8. The supply of goods and services in your ✔
area
9. Local access to public transport ✔
10. The environmental conditions in your area ✔
11. Your overall standard of living ✔
III. SPIRITUALITY
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A. Desires or Wants

1. What are your basic desires in life? (Name at least 3)


a) To live a Godly life
b) To share Christ to people
c) To bring Christ to my family and love ones

2. What are your most important needs? (Name at least 3)


a) Shelter
b) Food
c) Spiritual Food

B. Values (spiritual or moral/ultimate value: e.g. life itself, personal or social well-being, the good of
the earth, justice for all people, union with God

1. What spiritual or moral values do you think are the most fundamental in living a happy or
meaningful life? (Name at least 3)
a) Obedient to God
b) Faithful to God
c) Loving to God

2. What Filipino values are important for you in order to live a happy and meaningful life? (Name at
least 3)
a) God-fearing
b) Humility
c) Perseverance

C. Spiritual beliefs (spiritual support):

1. What are your most important spiritual beliefs? Explain why they are important to you. (Name at
least 3)

a) Believing that Jesus Christ is the Messiah. It is important because it will save your soul.
b) Believing that God is eternal. It is important because you will be able to understand your future
with God.
c) Believing that there is a Second Coming of Christ. It is important because you will appreciate
God’s ultimate plan for humankind.

2. What are the basic church teachings that you cherish the most? (Name at least 3)
a) Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; and
b) Love your neighbor as you love yourself
c) To follow Christ and His teachings

D. Life goals/aims/projects
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1. The ultimate purpose of my life is to love and serve God.
2. I will be very happy in the future if I achieve a contented life and able to attain spiritual
wisdom/ maturity.
3. The three most cherished dreams for my life are:
a) Having a simple house in the future
b) Able to enjoy life with my family
c) Become influential, especially in spiritual aspect and able to serve God without hesitations or
reservations_________________________________________________

E. Meaning in Life:

1. The following are the sources of meaning for my life: (Name at least 3)
a) God
b) Family and love ones
c) Spiritual family

2. For me, life is meaningful because God is the center of my life.

3. I will be very sad if I did not fulfill the purpose of God in my life.

4. What are the significant choices I made in my life? (Name at least 3)

a) When I followed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior


b) When I accepted God’s calling
c) When I chose to live a faithful life for God

5. My way of coping with life’s uncertainty is through prayer and hope.

6. The things that help me accept my vulnerability as a human person are:


a) Knowing God is my protector
b) Knowing my family is always there to help me
c) Knowing I have friends beside me

7. For me, death is gain for there is eternal life after death when you accepted the one [Jesus Christ]
who redeemed you from eternal punishment.

INTERVIEWED BY: BIANCA CRISTINE C. TADEO