"SECULAR HUMANISM"

FREEDOM OF RELIGION
FREEDOM FROM RELIGION

TRADITIONAL…NON TRADITIONAL…CREATIVE

PHILOSOPHIES AND LIFESTYLES
INTERVIEWS WITH DR. K. SOHAIL
POET, WRITER, PSYCHOTHERAPIST
AUTHOR OF
bulletFROM ISLAM TO SECULAR HUMANISM…(A philosophical journey)
bulletFROM ONE CULTURE TO ANOTHER…A CULTURAL AND CREATIVE JOURNEY FROM PAKISTAN TO CANADA
bulletHAR DAUR MAIN MASLOOB…CRUCIFIED IN EVERY ERA…PSYCHOLOGY OF GAY AND LESBIAN PEOPLE
bulletLOVE, SEX AND MARRIAGE…LETTERS OF BETTE DAVIS AND K. SOHAIL
bulletLITERARY ENCOUNTERS…INTERVIEWS OF EASTERN WRITERS LIVING IN THE WEST
bulletCREATIVE ENCOUNTERS…INTERVIEWS OF WRITERS, ARTISTS AND PHILOSOPHERS FROM EAST AND WEST

Dear Friends,

Being an immigrant poet, writer and psychotherapist, I have been fascinated with the struggles, dilemmas and dreams of other immigrants and creative people. I have interviewed dozens of such personalities and published them in my books. The present project is the natural extension and integration of all my previous projects. I would like you to share your philosophy and lifestyle so that we can have a better understanding of the psychology of immigrants and creative personalities and are able to help them better in their struggles with their emotional and social problems.

While answering your questions you can remain anonymous if you wish. To help you in sharing your story I have devised a questionnaire, which consists of the following four parts:

1.     God and Religion

2.     Love, Sex and Marriage

3.     Becoming Immigrants

4.     Creative Personalities and Emotional Problems

Please send your responses by email to…welcome@drsohail.com and they will be presented on my website www.drsohail.com  Thank you.

SHARING YOUR
TRADITIONAL…NON TRADITIONAL…CREATIVE
PHILOSOPHY AND LIFESTYLE

QUESTIONS…PART ONE…GOD AND RELIGION

1.Do you believe in God? If you do Why?

2.What is your concept / experience of God?

3.How is your belief system different than the belief system of your family and community of origin?

4.How did you become an Atheist / Agnostic / Free Thinker / Humanist?

5.Why do you believe in a Religion?

6.Why do you practice your preferred religion [Islam / Christianity / Judaism / Hinduism / Sikhism / Native Spirituality etc] as opposed to not any other religious or spiritual tradition?

7.Do you believe in giving Religious Education to children at home and in schools?

8.Why can’t we teach our children different religious and spiritual and secular traditions as part of history and let them decide when they become adults?

9. What are your views about the relationship between Religion and State?

10. Where you do get your guidance about your moral and ethical values?

PART TWO…LOVE, SEX AND MARRIAGE

11. Are you single or married?

12. If you are single is it out of your own choice?

13. What are your views about celibacy?

14. Why did you get married? Was it an arranged or a love marriage?

15. Do you believe in platonic relationships between men and women?

16. Are you gay or lesbian?

17. Have you shared your gay / lesbian lifestyle with your family and community?

18. What was the reaction of your family and community?

19. What do you think of legalizing gay and lesbian marriages in Canada?

20. Do you have a gay or lesbian friend or relative?

21. What do you think different Religions and Scriptures say about gay and lesbian lifestyle? 

PART THREE…BECOMING IMMIGRANTS

22. Are you an immigrant? For how long have you been living outside your motherland?

23. What do you consider the cultural differences between the two cultures?

24. How do you deal with your cultural conflicts?

PART FOUR…CREATIVE PERSONALITIES AND EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS

25. Are you a Creative Person?

26. How do you express your creativity [ write, paint, act or make films or in other forms] ?

27. Do you share your Creations with your family and community?

28. What are the reactions of your family and community about your Creative Expressions?

29. Did you experience emotional and social problems because of your Creative Personality and Lifestyle?

30. How do you cope with those emotional and social problems?

Thank you for sharing your philosophy and lifestyle.

 

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Age
Place of Birth
Present Address
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