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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 It is all - yet Nothing. It is not above nor below.It is silent yet not silence.IT is endless and eternal.IT is Absolute. Everything created is within IT and without IT nothing exists. It is the Source of all being. IT transcends all religion and dogmas. Any attempt by man to define or describe IT falls short is merely an image created by man.

My Beliefs

My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Death of parents
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Living what I believe to be true
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That it is religion and merely following some black book
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yahshua min Nazareth
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Love YHWH with all that you are and love your neighbor as yourself. All the rest is commentary.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator God was like Santa Claus
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A long strange trip
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Christian
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- I am now Torah observant

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 Every day
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
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The mezuzah on the doors
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator John Lennon's song-IMAGINE

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
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 except as a world religion class
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
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator YES- understanding one another is the key to peace.
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- exchange of information and it is educational.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator YES- politics demand compromise and selling your soul to the highest bidder.
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 No- it was an act of extremists and does not reflect the true faith of Islam

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Published October 11, 2010

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