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The Aztecs, The Mayas, The Olmecas, The Zapotecas, The Incas, ancient cultures plenty of Gods in armony with nature, Navajos, Conchos, Apaches, Punaluas, all them guardians of the land and his balance are gone under hard hands.

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 God is a personal question, a private matter God is not a capitalist, socialist or comunist; Government or corporation. God is strong enought to be poor but wiser, cientific and poetic, in love of beauty, plenty of knowledge. God cannot be ignorant, procastinator, obsesive, dominant or racist. He has no need, because is God.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator In a powerful God, plenty of honor and dignity
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When is desperation my brain find out a solution, the pacific one, reconciliation, coomprehention
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When I think I am better than the others or when I think I deserve more just because I am Me as son of God, more prety and smart than the next door guy
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My spirit makes me smart, creative, productive, sensitive as God, want me to be, I fail comes when my flesh or nationality become mpore important than my respect for the dignity of the life, spirit without dignity
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When my hope in God subordinate my believes to the minister, when the proud priest or pastor guide me as body empty of spirit and convictions
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Fray Bartolome de las Casas, because he study the people in this continent as humans with own personality, convictions, honor and self respect and after that, he teach his believes and his practical innovations, he learn before pretend be a teacher of God's doctrine 1 person liked this
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I can work, study, interact with other people and never ask for religious afiliation, there is no need, religion or God are not under electoral process, is not a way of life, religion is the general believe of hapiness and hope of reward for a decent life after our flesh cannot keep us alive 1 person liked this

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator In one Catholic God, as hope for eternal life
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Give respect to the other people no matter netionality, race,religion,or amount of money in the pocket or pretention of Royalty or Nobility, free and equal means free and equals
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Roman Catholic
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 As the Concilio Batican the Second, the women do not have to cover her head all the time, the Mass is on regular languages not only in latin, so more free and comprehensive
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, I have no children of my own

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 In my acts, in my thoughts, in what I have done, in what I have fail to do
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 american, born in a continent plenty of cultures under freedom and equality, no prophets, no holly lands, religion is a democratic question a private option, not a Guvernamental decition or social responzability. As Billy Carter, never mix religion and Government
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Is not dificult, is mine, and do not need approval, my religion do not hurt me and I do not hurt anyone with my believes, maybe we can see each other in heaven if all we are right, if not well in hell, and that is not my desition in any case is God the judge
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Freedom or respect for the other 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 Darwin the evolution of the species, is a demostration of the wide and unknow universe, bigger than the limits of the temple, God put heaven as ceilling of the men house!

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 rule for religion in Politics, fredom of religion go against the alliance between politics and religion
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 As optional but implied the need of all the options, as math, biology, literature, history, so teach religion, means open the spectrum for the basic: Aztecs, Mayas, Toltecs, Olmecs, Jews, Arabs (muslims, catholics, budish), Catholics (diferent orders as Jesuits, Franciscans, Carmelites, Lasallistas, Opus Dei, Columbus Knights, etcc), Protestans (I do not know how many are right now and how many more will be added in the future). Well the Ph Doctor in Theology as Mandatory?
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 As master or doctor degrees, but not when the people hardly learn how to make a decent living or go to college means work as table dancer or as bartender to pay the tuition. First the obligation then the devotion.
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Is the only reason of religion, what is the sense of religious principles if they are not share
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator In pacific and constructive atmosphere and looking for coexistance is always good
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 Respect the other people privacy and time, help but never put conditions.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Are different fields, politics is power, social power, religion is the relation between human and GOD
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, 9/11 was a criminal action, not areligious question, how weak and stupid is the God in need of criminals, what kind of God need that horror. If God needs criminals, sex predator, money takers, or ether tragic and comic characters to show his power, I better do not believe in God.

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Published October 11, 2010

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