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The nature or religion is nature.

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 My God is not a single parent, but a God and Goddess working together to give birth to the universe.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I believe that life is limitless energy that does not begin or end. We go on and on.
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The most powerful moment of belief was meeting the Goddess in physical form.
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I prayed and nobody answered.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My spiritual life means nature, community, ritual, honor, compassion, learning, and living life.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My spiritual role model is Sky Cat.
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That we can form our own personal beliefs without a book or another person having power over us to tell us we are wrong.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator As a child I was only taught one way to God. I was taught I had to pray for forgiveness and was flawed.
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When I got older I questioned what I was taught and found a new way that felt right and was more about being spiritual than a religion of fear.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I was raised as a Methodist and a Christian.
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 I am now an Eclectic Wiccan and Priest of the Sacred Order of The Black Cat.

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 Everywhere I practice my faith as a part of my life.
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 We all have our own beliefs.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator It is difficult to live a faith that is a minority, but it is worth it to follow what you believe in your heart.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My home is a temple and everywhere you look there are reminders of my faith.
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Ray Buckland's big blue book ; Star Hawk Spiral Dance; Janet and Stewart Farrar's Witches Bible Complete.

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 To promote religious freedom and diversity.
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 No, because there can be no religious freedom if we are indoctrinated in our schools.
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 No they should not be taught as litterature because they are full of rape violence and torment.
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes to promote diversity and religious freedom.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No because they don't understand.
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 to stand up for religious freedom for all.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No they are supported.
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 I feel that because we live in such a fear driven society we have gone in the wrong direction.

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Published October 11, 2010

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