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"I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours." ~ Stephen Roberts ~

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 believe there is no God or Gods. I imagine the universe as a very complex and wonderous place and suspect we will never be able to fully grasp the origins and magnitude. I believe in kindness and good in people and dream of a day we can all join together to make the Earth a better place. 2 people liked this

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I believe in doing what is right, knowing who you are and working towards the person you wish to be and become. I believe the key to life is about having good judgment and living a balanced life. I believe in putting family first and being kind to the planet and all living things. I believe in love and education and helping someone if you are able. 2 people liked this
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Reading and seeing how religious beliefs in the world create so much pain, killing and violence. Religions guilts people and makes them live a life of lies. I know what is right, not from a book or sunday school. When I started reading about other atheist throughout history and the history of religions, that is when I knew with every fiber in my body, I am an atheist through and through. It is a good feeling! 1 person liked this
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My early adulthood was confusing and I didn't know what to think. It wasn't till I had children and dug deep into my head that I rationalized life, thought over what I have learned about several religions...but I always knew even from an early age, I am and always have been an atheist. Like the saying, "Never doubt yourself." 1 person liked this
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I don't have a spiritual life per say. But I do think a lot about others, life and day dream. I find peace in nature and being outdoors and comfort on spending Sundays with my family. 1 person liked this
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That atheist are evil, uneducated, and moral less. It pains me to read that atheist are the most untrusted group of people. That really hurts. I am a good person and not believing in a God just makes me sane and that I have a mind that thinks and reasons truth from fiction. 1 person liked this
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I do not have spiritual role models. I have role models in the science field, former teachers, family members and knowing myself and being intune with me. I like quotes from Buddha and the Dalai Lama and have interest in religious lore but to me it is all a fairy tale. 1 person liked this

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator that there wasn't a creator or higher power. I knew it didn't make sense and was very curious as a child to learn about different faiths. Once I learned the differences and contradictions, I knew I was an atheist. 1 person liked this
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A relief to open up and come true with my self and others about not being christian. It is scary to some people but I think it is because they really never known an open atheist. I hope I will change the mind of at least one religious person and help erase the negative connation associated with atheism. 1 person liked this
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator non-religious but my parents believe there is a God. It was never really talked about but they allowed me to go to church with friends to see what it was like. My mom was raised as a jehovah witness for several years and my father was raised methodist. 1 person liked this
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 Yes but they welcome conversations and hear me out. I am not like too many people I know. Most are Christian in extended family and friends. I celebrate holidays just they have a different meaning and purpose to me. 1 person liked this
If you have children, did becoming a parent change your relationship to faith? If so, how? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator It intensified my atheism and made it definite. I appreciate life and the shortness of it. I know how precise it is and how complex and amazing the process is. From conception to birth it is a scientific marvel. Life on earth and genetics are fasinating to me and would love to learn more. 1 person liked this

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 I don't have to go anywhere to be a non-believer, that is the beauty. I always think about my life, how to take each day, how to be the best mother, wife, daughter and sister that I can be. I enjoy my Sundays spending time as a family, going for drives, playing with the kids or staying at home with my husband so he can watch football. Atheism is all about freedom; freedom to think, live and love to your fullest. 1 person liked this
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 My husband says he is a non-practicing Christian. He is pretty mute about the subject and I try not to pry. He is open enough to watch documentaries with me and it does not cause any grief with our marriage. Our core beliefs; love, ethics, finances, family and honesty with one another are what keeps us happy. 1 person liked this
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator There is a lot of negativity towards atheist in general and it is not like we all get together and practice a faith or teaching. So in a way it is hard. Most people don't announce or make it known they are atheist. Most tip toe around the subject in fear of loosing friends or loved ones. 1 person liked this
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I believe my open-mindedness and encouraging to think. I have a loving home and teach my children the truth. 1 person liked this
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My song would have to be "Imagine" by John Lennon. Film would be "The God that wasn't there" & "Religulous" 1 person liked this

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 no religion should be in politics. Should not be mixed or used for gain in any way. 1 person liked this
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 A course teaching all religions would be great! Once people learn about all of them, it is so clear that they are based on interpretation, social needs in the era they were formed, corruption of leaders, and bits and pieces of previous religions to ease the transition of new. The truth will set us free. Kids should know what is in the this world and just how scary and strong of a hold the people are in. 1 person liked this
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 could be taught in a religion class, not in literature.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I am open and honest. I do not bring it up unless asked. I tend to be shy about people knowing because immediately I feel judged. Atheism needs to be address and understood better. Faith does not make a good person. BEING a good person makes you a GOOD person! 1 person liked this
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 If there was a rally, I would be there with bells on. I am tired of people feeling down and guilty if they feel they are loosing faith, like they are going to be punished or are unloved. That is not right, people need to know that YOU need to love yourself and you NEED to do RIGHT in your life not because you have to move on to a better after life, but because TODAY is your LIFE and live it well and have a happy life. Not one of pressure, guilt and church rules. More people need to hear that is OK to not have a god and life it wonderful and precious. 1 person liked this
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 It made my atheism stronger. 9/11 is proof religion can brainwash and create uncalled for hatred. 1 person liked this

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Published October 11, 2010

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