A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

Religion is a topic that can be both fascinating and polarizing, making it a great theme for icebreaker questions at events where people may have diverse beliefs and perspectives. By asking religion-themed “This or That” questions, you can encourage your guests to share their opinions and experiences in a fun and respectful way.

How to incorporate Religion themed This or That questions

To incorporate religion-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to different religions, beliefs, practices, and values. Make sure the questions are open-ended and respectful, avoiding any sensitive or controversial topics.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about religion to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a panel discussion on religious diversity or create a multicultural art project inspired by different faith traditions.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your religion-themed icebreaker questions diverse and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to religion. Here are some ideas:

  • Beliefs: Ask questions related to the core beliefs, values, and teachings of different religions (e.g., “Which religious concept resonates with you the most?” or “What is your understanding of karma in Buddhism?”).

  • Practices: Ask questions about the rituals, customs, and traditions that are unique to different religions (e.g., “What is your favorite Hindu festival?” or “How do you observe Ramadan in Islam?”).

  • Values: Ask questions that explore how religion influences people’s moral and ethical values (e.g., “How does your faith shape your views on social justice?” or “What role does forgiveness play in your religious practice?”).

  • Community: Ask questions about the role of community, family, and social support in different religions (e.g., “How important is communal worship in Christianity?” or “What are the benefits of belonging to a religious community?”).

  • Spirituality: Ask questions that delve into people’s personal spiritual experiences and practices (e.g., “What does prayer mean to you?” or “How do you connect with your higher power?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your religion-themed icebreaker activity, you can create a safe and inclusive space for your guests to share their perspectives and learn from each other. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Religion themed This or That questions

  1. Praying alone or praying in a group?
  2. Attending church or participating in online worship?
  3. Reading the Bible or listening to a sermon?
  4. Baptism by sprinkling or immersion?
  5. Communion with bread and wine or grape juice?
  6. Singing hymns or contemporary worship music?
  7. Believing in predestination or free will?
  8. Grace through faith or good deeds?
  9. Salvation through Jesus Christ or other means?
  10. Spiritual gifts or focusing on fruits of the spirit?
  11. Church hierarchy or equal leadership?
  12. Traditional or modern church building design?
  13. Quiet meditation or loud praise and worship?
  14. Believing in the Trinity or Oneness?
  15. Interpreting the Bible literally or symbolically?
  16. Believing in evolution or creationism?
  17. Faith healing or conventional medicine?
  18. Premarital sex or waiting until marriage?
  19. Abstinence or contraception?
  20. Believing in heaven and hell or only heaven?
  21. Believing in angels or only God?
  22. Believing in the devil or only God?
  23. Believing in the power of prayer or not?
  24. Believing in miracles or not?
  25. Believing in ghosts or not?
  26. Believing in fate or free will?
  27. Believing in signs from God or not?
  28. Believing in divine intervention or not?
  29. Believing in the Rapture or not?
  30. Believing in speaking in tongues or not?
  31. Believing in prophecy or not?
  32. Believing in the afterlife or not?
  33. Believing in biblical prophecy or not?
  34. Believing in a literal interpretation of Genesis or not?
  35. Believing in a literal interpretation of Revelation or not?
  36. Believing in the existence of purgatory or not?
  37. Believing in reincarnation or not?
  38. Believing in the power of crystals or not?
  39. Believing in astrology or not?
  40. Believing in yoga or not?
  41. Believing in Eastern religions or not?
  42. Believing in the power of meditation or not?
  43. Believing in the power of positive thinking or not?
  44. Believing in the power of forgiveness or not?
  45. Believing in tithing or not?
  46. Believing in fasting or not?
  47. Believing in celibacy or not?
  48. Believing in the power of confession or not?
  49. Believing in the importance of attending church regularly or not?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.