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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 I think Go is all powerful and so magnificent that He is impossible to truly imagine.

My Beliefs

My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Jesus, of course.
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator all of it. I can't pick out one separate thing.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator In Jesus. My understanding was limited because I never thought much about it.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator a Lutheran and still am.
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 My religion no but some of the beliefs yes. I believe what I think is true and what my religion says is true, not what my parents tell me is the truth.

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 I do it at school and at church with other people. I also pray anywhere and at anytime.
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 nope, just one.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Tough. It's not always easy to remain calm with people and show Christ in my actions.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The cross hanging in my room.
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator the Holy Bible.

Religion & the Public Square

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. It is history and is still ongoing today. It is part of life.
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. Even if you don't think they are real they are still good works of literature.
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. It is the most important thing I have and am not ashamed of it. Why should I be afraid to share my faith?
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator If you want to be a really good politician then yes. Politics is naturally corrupt and if you want to stay elected then you must make decisions that go against your faith.

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Published October 11, 2010

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