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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 imagine him as as a normal looking guy that loves us unconditionally and is perfect

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Christ died on the cross for our sins and he has a plan for us and wants us to live through him and help guide others towards his word and image
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The way he guided my path during the rough times when I wasn't strong with my faith and the love he showed to guide me to become more involved in my faith life
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Is everything about faith and Gods word real?
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Everything to me because it was defines my life and how I want to live and be as a child of Christ
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator How I can grow and keep my faith life strong
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My parents, brother and rev Roma who all have had a influence on my faith and life in positive way to grow closer to God
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The ability to be forgiven when I don't act according to God

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I really didn't because I really didn't know anything about faith
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Ongoing as everyday I try to strive to become a better christian and child of God
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A loving child of God who really didn't identify his faith until high school
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 No
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'm not a parent

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 High school with my friends and at my school with great role models along with my parents and brother
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
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Challenging with all the temptations that I am faced with everyday
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Bible
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Remind me who I am

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 Shouldn't be role because of many different beliefs
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 It should be because it should be realized what faith is and what God does for us
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 The bible should be taught by religion
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator True faith should be one with the Bible showing what is really supposed to be given glory
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 because I want to try to show others of Gods good works and word
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 I feel I am propelled to share Gods glory with others
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No
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

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Published October 11, 2010

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