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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
Sometimes people talk about their religion as their belief or faith.

An atheist believes the same things as someone who is agnostic.

The religious leader in Judaism is ___________.

An imam is a religious leader in __________.

Christians worship in a ___________.

Someone who is orthodox believes in something, but does not observe all the rules.

Jews worship in a __________.

Which of the following is a bad question to ask if you want to have an open conversation?

Atheists believe that there ___________.

James thinks that it is important to respect everyone's beliefs, even if they are different from your own.


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109 Comments on “How to have a conversation about RELIGION in English”


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Very good. And 1st comment. LOL

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

    Talking about religion is a complex issue. However polite you are, in the end you always get into trouble; I speak for myself James.

    Excellent lesson; I learned new vocab and useful expressions.

    I believe in Me and that there exists a supreme being. I hold on to my beliefs and fight for them.

    That’s it for me now!

    Saturday, August 20th 2016

      Yeah, Ur right

      Sunday, August 21st 2016

It was Ok , James . But you have forggoten to mention about yourself. Who are you in terms of religion?

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

    If you listen to his words with attention,you will easily understand what is his faith.

    Tuesday, July 19th 2016

    I think it doesn’t matter cause the video about how to get conversation about religion.

    Wednesday, July 20th 2016

    if you hear carefully you come know when he said “we are spacial he means christen

    Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

thx for your lesson James. You taught us well, and your voice was heard very clearly.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

You’re a couragous man to speak about religions in this difficult world. Thank you. I had a French’teacher who often asked us this question : if I am going to the Heaven, why my dog wouldn’t have the same right ?
He never told us what was his faith !

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Thanks James!!
Always a pleasure to watch your lessons ;)

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Thank you teacher.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

I’m Islam but not orthodox. I thought Hindus go to temple because I live in Bali and my friends say pura is temple. Pura is Indonesian word.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

THANK YOU!

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Nice video, thank you so much

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

i wanna like a native, thank’s James

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Hi James, I liked this lesson. It’s very useful because I’m a volunteer in a world wide campaing inviting people to read the Bible. I’m doing this for english speaking people in my country. Thank you so much!!!!

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Thanks James, It was knoledgeable lesson for me to he world religion and how to know call them ecactly.
I got all correct. seeya

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

thnx james , in islam we say allaah not alla

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

    Right :)

    Sunday, July 24th 2016

Hello James sir. Thank u for the wonderful lesson. But I wish it would have been more better if u talked about a littke bit about Hinduism.
The second thing I want to note is that Hindus do have a shrine but there are many Hindu temples in India such as meenakshi temple in Madurai in Tamil nadu or sidhivinayak temple in Mumbai. The people who teaches us is a pundit in the Hindu religion. And we have many gods such as Lakshmi Krishna etc. Plus the holy book of Hindus is the bhagvad gita and it is one of the oldest religions. And we sing hymns in praise of gods and goddesses.
But overall the video was nice.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

    No one interested in induism. This general lesson.

    Friday, August 5th 2016

Your lessons are funny. Thanks,man!

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

thanks a lot

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

I good to have more vocabulary to use it in religious topics

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

thanks James i loved that lesson just one question what do you mean by orthodox is very strict

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

thanks, by the way I’m muslim. your teaching was realy good James…

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Thanks i´m learning so much

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Hi James! I come from Morocco. If you’re interested in free Arabic lessons contact me

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Nice lesson! Thank you,James!

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Thanks a lot for the lesson James! It’s good to see you reminding people to respect other’s faiths because despite many of us already about it but many of us still forget or intentionally mock others just because they have another faith, religion or the way of living as you.
Have a good day James and everyone!

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Hi James! This is first of your lessons in wich I andestend about … 8-9 words from 10 and I’ve got 9/10 right answers ! ) Thank you very match for your job !!! ) And Good louck ! Your student Vladislav.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Hi James. It’s hot here in Japan these days. How about in Canada?
Talking about religion is really difficult, sensitive, and complicated. Especially in Japan, we don’t talk about it so much in order to avoid getting in trouble. But as you said, many Japanese do believe in something like god such as existing in rivers, mountains, or even historical people are enshrined in shrines. Japan has so many gods in itself. I’ve heard there are 8 million gods in Japan. I don’t know if it’s true, but it’s said so.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

    So many gods! It means that everybody can have individual god, quite literally)) nice one!

    Tuesday, July 19th 2016

      Yes, it’s interesting :) There are all kinds of thoughts and legends, and 8 million gods (Yao yorozu no kami) is one of them. Maybe I think majority of Japanese don’t believe in particular religion, but as you said, most people might have their own God in their hearts. Meanwhile, of course there are Christians, Muslims, Buddhists or whatever. But they are fewer than other countries although there are so many temples, shrines, and churches in Japan.

      Wednesday, July 20th 2016

        Which part of Japan are you living? I have a Japanese friend who came from near Osaka, and he is living in Australia. He is a Christian. Do you have faith that you follow?

        Saturday, July 23rd 2016

Religion, faith are so impotant stuff for the people! Religion tries to answer the most damned questions of every one person! So if you are really deep in the matter, debating questions of religion may be truelly awesome and funny)) Seeking truth can be so fascinatingly!

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

Thanks!

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

    Welcome

    Thursday, July 21st 2016

Great lesson! Thanks teacher! :D But it is good to take this opportunity to metion that JESUS is the WAY, And following him It is not about religion but it is about having a true relationship with God, our creator. In Jesus we finde forgiveness and a new life! and a lot more!! hugs Everybody!! :D

Tuesday, July 19th 2016

    mention* :D

    Tuesday, July 19th 2016

      find* (correction)

      Tuesday, July 19th 2016

i wish…., god will help you to teach us with more simple examples.
Khuran for The Muslim, Bible for The christens, synagogues for the Judaism, Geeta for The Hindu more The Buddhism and many more can be listed in your black board.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

It’s very useful. I enjoy it! thanks a lot

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Thanks for this lesson.
I think lessons about religion words and technical words are very important. It is always so hard to find the right pronounceeven in dictionary.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Hi I going to learn English will help if you help let’s send about phrase verbs and modal verbs

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

clear explanation with the brevity of examples…. thank u james

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Thanks for your teaching, James!
Your lesson is very vivid and I can almost understand what you are talking about.
It’s really a open minding lesson.
It’s my first lesson in EngVid and I really like it. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Hi James! Thanks for this great video. It is very important to know how to talk about religion with others repectfully. I guess it is really importat to have an open mind when talking, not only about religion, but other topics like politics.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Ohh… thanks for this video, it’s so actual, and really exciting theme. :)

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Thank you very much, great video and useful.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Hello, James. It is a very interesting subject to talk about. I have watched the video twice, I liked it a lot. Thank you!

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

I believe Mary(Catholic?) but not orthodox. So I sometimes go to a shrine on new year’s day. My desktop PC wallpaper is a picture of church. If my house is close to a famous church, I’d like to go… Religion or faith is complicated and difficult but interesting. Thank you for your lesson, James :)

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

    Religion complicates … Jesus simplifies

    Wednesday, July 20th 2016

I not like the lesson, I love it

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Thank you James

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Thank you :D

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Thank you James.
I beleive in Life and Humankind . Hard job to get to heaven on earth but we will succeed one day .

Thursday, July 21st 2016

Nice explanation I liked the word masajed when you said it

Thursday, July 21st 2016

I got 100 😸😸😸

Thursday, July 21st 2016

Thx

Thursday, July 21st 2016

I like the way of your teaching James. You are really best but i wonder why you said “don’t kill me”when you talked about Mosque! . However, thank you so much for video.

Thursday, July 21st 2016

James, thanks… As always – 10 of 10)

Thursday, July 21st 2016

nice video, thank you very much James.

Thursday, July 21st 2016

Such an interesting lesson, teacher James! Thanks for sharing this information.

Thursday, July 21st 2016

Very good topic to discuss.
I’m Buddhist.
Bye James! Thank you!

Thursday, July 21st 2016

Great lesson! thank you, James!

Friday, July 22nd 2016

good lesson thank u

Friday, July 22nd 2016

Just amazing!

Friday, July 22nd 2016

A little doubt on the question “Do you believe in God?” Yes or No, that is the question, it doesn’t matter if you believe or not, the question is short, that was the doubt but very good explanation. Thanks a lot teacher James.

Friday, July 22nd 2016

thanks james, and don’t worry man, you pronounced masjid good and no Muslim will kill you.

Friday, July 22nd 2016

Hi James, Thanks for the great lesson again. Do you have faith that you follow?

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

thank you :) I liked the par twhen you were trying to say mosque right :)

Sunday, July 24th 2016

Hi james, i liked your lesson. I liked your topic about religion. Because, in this world have 5 religions. I think, you can talk about many topics again be sides religion. Because, i don’t want to someone not argue with the topic of you. Over all this topis is good.
By the way, i want to you for have a topic about Indonesia because i’m from Indonesia :) example : how about Indonesia? About the place for holiday and ect.
Thank you.

Sunday, July 24th 2016

thanks

Monday, July 25th 2016

By Allah,i love u james.

Monday, July 25th 2016

approved by engVid.
Thank you T. James. This is a very helpful lesson, I like it that I know about different faiths. I always want to learn about it. Here in Saudi Arabia, we are a very religious people, most of us are muslims so we don’t have conversations about other faiths. But I have to say something, I angered about your words ( don’t kill me). This idea about Muslims is wrong, we cannot related the doing of small group to a big religious with millions of its followers.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

if you are a Christian you need to pitch the gospel to everyone because there is no salvation without Jesus. He said ” nobody come to God but only through Me/

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

thank u <3

Thursday, July 28th 2016

There is another meaning of the word “orthodoxia”.
It is the name of the oldest Christian denomination (confession). It is greek word from forth century means “right belief”. This meaning is still valid.
Thank you for your labor.

Thursday, July 28th 2016

According to you explanations, I understood that agnostics are the kind of atheists, because one reason we say agnostics are not the atheists because the can’t describe this higher power and so they do not believe. And atheists just do not believe in it, because they don’t believe. Where is my mistake. Sorry for my tediousness..Thank you James.

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Great lesson James! You’re very diplomatic.

According to the comments above, I see this is always a controversial theme.

Surely, I’ll not tell if I have a belief or no.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

    …or not.

    Saturday, July 30th 2016

A great lesson.really helpful…

Sunday, July 31st 2016

hello i usually watch your video, it’s cool, i love it. can you tell me how can i talk to you or what is your facebook name, please? ( i just a beginner, if i say something wrong, please tell me immediately okay?, thank you)

Monday, August 1st 2016

Thank you. 8 of 10

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

there is one more religion its called sikhism

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

    We apologize for the omission!

    Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

thanks so much

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

it is very good lesson , I am muslim and i do respectful for all other religious , but i have one point i want it to know when you said masjid you said do not kill me this the point Islam is never ever the killing people religious ,even the word islam means peace,you show disrespectful on this and you become racist

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Dear James. You lesson is exellent. Could you prepear lesson with comprise this words(wadding, fell, pelage, coat, wool, fleece, hair,fur, pile). I hope it will be interesting it is only idea.

Friday, August 5th 2016

great lesson i am buddhist

Friday, August 5th 2016

Thank u bro :)

Friday, August 5th 2016

Hi James, very good explanation I have got 10/10.
I think there is only one god, If there are many they would have been fighting each other,And the whole universal system would collapsed.

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Thank you James, your lessons are very interesting.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

Amazing! TKS FOR ALL!

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

It was good lesson … thanks James

Friday, August 19th 2016

Incredible man👍🏼

Saturday, August 20th 2016

you are amazing teacher

Saturday, August 20th 2016

I really like the way you teach, it is easy to understand you…thanks James.. see you later

Sunday, August 21st 2016

very special course. I’ll practice this and respect the nature of people. Thanks for the detailed explanation and teaching beyond speaking in English!!

Monday, August 22nd 2016

Very good and valuable lesson.Thanks a lot James.

Friday, August 26th 2016

thank u

Sunday, September 4th 2016

I grew up believing in all that stuff, but now I don’t, I don’t believe in god or any other god, I’m just a realistic person and know that there isn’t any other live after death, don’t get me wrong at least I respect the ones that believe and also recognized that the religions do a fantastic job for a peaceful world.

Friday, September 16th 2016

Can anyone here help me. To understand the question : How political is the religion of islam, in your view? and what is “political religion” mean?

Tuesday, September 20th 2016

paganism of all kinds is getting more and more popular now,isn’t it? neopaganism as well.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

Thank you so much 😊 James, it’s so much useful.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

James, and what`s name of russian religion? Dictionary told that it’s Orthodox, but not everybody hard believing…Greece, Armenian, Georgia have same religion. What`s correct word for it?

Friday, September 23rd 2016

    In English it’s “Eastern Orthodox Church” in general, but you also see “Russian Orthodox”, “Greek Orthodox”, etc.

    Saturday, September 24th 2016

      Thank you

      Saturday, September 24th 2016
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