God in America
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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 As a fantastic device created to prey upon rational & irrational fears to control humankind. 4 people liked this

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator that we will continue to seek and find answers - we will shed ourselves of damaging fantasies. 3 people liked this
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When I first realized that the idea of god(s) made little sense and yet I had been raised to know of "his" power. 1 person liked this
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator following the first time I read the bible. 3 people liked this
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Being honest, working hard and helping others where I can. 5 people liked this
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator no faith, no morals. Faith has nothing to with the morals. 5 people liked this
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Neil deGrasse Tyson has an awesome ability to introduce the Universe to others, especially, my children, in an informative and entertaining manner. 2 people liked this

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator in the christian god that I was indoctrinated to believe in.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator catholic but surrounded by southern baptists.
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 No

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 With every breath, with every thought, with every action... 3 people 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 As of now, not in my home. My kids are young and they are interested in science and Norse & Greek mythology, instead of the mythology of the god of Abraham. If they "find" god at some point in their lives, then that is their choice. 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 I have no reason to doubt my lack of faith in god(s). No reason to "believe" exists. 2 people liked this
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Gogol Bordello - Supertheory of Supereverything

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 None 4 people 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 Yes. Religious courses would show that modern mythology has older roots then most people imagine. Those roots would lead some to an uncomfortable realization, one that cannot be ignored. 3 people 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 Yes. The humanities are an important part of our history. 2 people liked this
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes. One should never isolate themselves within the supposed shelter of their own culture. 4 people liked this
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Absolutely. I feel sorry for anyone that has never honesty questioned why they believe, what they believe. I like seeing the expression of those that can't answer that question. Then I wonder, how many gods does one consider before they choose which to worship? 5 people 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 Yes, I have a responsibility as an able minded/bodied individual to do what I can to make a positive impact on my community or any other community that I can reach out to help. Tutoring/mentoring, charitable fund-raising, community work... 3 people liked this
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No, but politics is corrupted by religion. The relationship must be ended and I won't give up fighting for separation of church/state until we are free to live our life without religious interference. 2 people 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 9/11 confirmed my negative opinion of religion by providing another example of the devastating impact that it has on on our existence. 4 people liked this

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Published October 11, 2010

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