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"My concern is not whether God is on our side, but rather that we are on God's side, for God is always right." -Abraham Lincoln

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 as three divine spirt's, all of whom are one God; The Father, Son, and Holy Spirt.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator In God.
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That I worship Saints, when in actuality, I don't, but rather ask for them to intercede for me to our God in times when I can not.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Jesus and Saint Michael the Archangel.
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The Eucharist.

My Faith History

My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A roller coster...But I wouldn't want it any other way.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A Roman Catholic.

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, at least I try to.
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 are all Roman Catholic.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Socially, its pretty much accepted everywhere, but personally, it can be hard at times...But everyone struggles with there religion sometimes.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Catholic Art.

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 We should be a theist country. God does just fine in my opinion.
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 100% YES! But strictly on a learning basis and not faith basis.
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, because it gives us a sense of history.
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.
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.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Rarely.
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 think it just gives us more of a reason to learn about all religions.

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Published October 11, 2010

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