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How Do You Imagine God?
God in America and USA WEEKEND Magazine are partnering to explore Americans' images of God.

How do you imagine God? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator i imagine God to have a plan for everything. I know that everything that happens to me happens for a reason the i might not understand right away but it will serve some sort of purpose in my life.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator that Jesus Christ died for my sins so that one day I will be with the Father in heaven.
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator seeing how God has worked in the lives of my friends and family.
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator when my uncle got really sick.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator everything to me.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator my Godmother
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator church on sundays with my family.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator in Jesus.
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator influenced by my friends, family, and teachers
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Lutheran
Are your beliefs or practices different from your parents? If so, how and why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No, they are the same.

How I Practice My Faith

Where and when do you practice your faith? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator my faith started when i attended Lutheran grade school and high school.
Does your family practice more than one religion or faith? If so, how do you blend the traditions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator no
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator so far in my life it has been pretty easy because i have gone to a Lutheran School and have been around people with the same beliefs and morals as me.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator my wall of crosses.
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator i haven't seen many movies about faith but the one i watched and related to the most was facing the giants. I watched it the night before my high school softball tryouts when i was super nervous to make varsity. i prayed a lot and put the verse "With God all things are possible." on my mirror. I found out a few days later that i made the varsity team.

Religion & the Public Square

What should be the role of religion in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator i think when someone is making a choice they should use their religious beliefs and morals to base it off of.
Should courses about religion be taught in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator possibly, it could maybe be offered but be optional.
Should the Bible, Torah, Quran or other religious texts be taught as works of literature in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator i think it is a good idea to educate children on everything that goes on in the world around them.
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator yes, we have to be able to know what is important to other people.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator yes, i have been taught how to witness to others.
Do you feel that you have a duty, because of your faith, to put your beliefs into action? What are some of those actions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I think that everything I do is witnessing to others. Being a good person and having good morals are important actions.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator no
Has 9/11 had any impact on your thoughts about religion? Are you more/less interested in learning about other religions? Do you feel more/less comfortable expressing your religious beliefs? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator not really. i guess it would make me interested in finding out why someone would do such a terrible thing. I feel more comfortable. 9/11 brought a lot of the Christians together.

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Published October 11, 2010

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