Interview on February 24, 2022, with Crystal, who is studying to be a teacher, outside the music building at Los Angeles Harbor College in Wilmington, California.
Do you consider yourself religious?
Crystal: Yes, I do. You don’t have to go to church. You don’t have to do any of that, just as long as you have belief and have faith in God, have faith in Mary, have faith in Jesus, have faith in the Person Who creates and brings justice and Who brings peace and order. Because at the same time you get your peace and you get your justice. He brings you into the world and He decides whether to bring you out and He decides where you should go. And for people who say you need to go to church – No. You don’t need to be any of that. You just need to have faith. All religions are acceptable.
What do you mean when you say you have to have faith in Jesus?
Crystal: Jesus is the Son of Mary and is also the Son of God. I also believe that anything can happen. There are miracles. I believe that anything is possible as long as you have faith in God. If you have that, you don’t need to go to church just because someone tells you. All religions are acceptable. They’re all acceptable because they all have the same thing in common. They all have Jesus, Mary, God. They all have that in common. They all have our Creator and that’s what’s in common.
Why do you think it’s important to have faith in Jesus and Mary?
Crystal: I have faith in all three of them. I also have faith in the angels.
How did you learn your faith if you don’t go to church?
Crystal: My father taught me when I was five.
Do you believe in an afterlife?
Crystal: Yes I do. I believe that He gives us a second chance, if we mess up. Let’s say someone shoots someone, that person’s going to get a second chance. That person’s going to end up being messed up. The person who got hurt is going to get better. They’re going to end up being a whole lot better. But the person who shot the other person isn’t going to be well. No, they’re going to pay for what they did in the last life.
What does that look like when they are paying for it, if they are dead?
Crystal: They’re paying the price for what they did in their last life. It’s being paid in the next life. Let’s say Fernando shoots Azalea, then in the next life, because he did that, Fernando ends up not having a good life. He winds up either in a wheelchair or he ends up in the hospital. That’s how he’s paying for it in his next life.
You think that people die and then they come back as somebody else?
Crystal: Yes. They come back as somebody else, but they’re paying the price because of what they did.
When you say they’re paying for what they did, how do you decide what’s wrong?
Crystal: I don’t decide. The guy upstairs decides.
If it’s only God’s decision, how do you try to be good if you don’t know what He thinks?
Crystal: Well, you don’t decide. He decides because there are many things that we still don’t know.
How do you know that shooting someone is wrong?
Crystal: Because it is wrong, especially if you’re shooting someone.
How do you know that that’s what God thinks?
Crystal: Because He is the one who makes decisions. He’s the one who says that if you make this decision, it affects you for the rest of your life. It’ll affect you when you go to see Him. It’ll affect you when you go to court, it’ll affect when you see the judge. Karma has no boundaries. Karma swings both ways.
Do you think abortion is right or wrong?
Crystal: With abortion, people are lucky to have children because some people can’t have kids. I also have to say that some people don’t deserve to be parents. At the same time you have some teens who are pregnant and they might have been through drama or they might have been through some stuff that they don’t want to talk about. So they might not want the baby because of that drama.
Do you think abortion kills a human being?
Crystal: Yes. I think abortion does kill a human being. Do I think it’s right? No, I think it’s wrong. I think putting the baby for adoption is right, if they don’t want it, but do I think abortion is okay? No.
See Crystal’s video here.
Reincarnation is Crystal’s replacement of purgatory/hell. It would have been nice had she had been asked if bad people only serve one reincarnation, or if it could in theory be endless. Also, does she believe the purpose of reincarnation is heaven, or just the impersonal working of karma. It is ironic that Crystal relies on God’s decisions, but preserves to herself to decide how God’s justice is meted out, that is, by reincarnation.
Given the interviewee’s fuzzy notions about discerning what is morally evil; belief in re-incarnation as the means of punishment/atonement for personal sin–and other factors which showed she is far from accepting affiliation with organized religion, it was most heartwarming that she rejected abortion OUTRIGHT just by examining her own nature and BY HUMAN RESON ALONE. Thank God not all young people are WOKE. At least some see through falsity of the WOKE slogans.