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If you exclude anyone from the Kingdom of God, that one person you exclude will be you. "All other goals are at the cost of God." A Course in Miracles "Your worth is not established by teaching or learning, your worth is established by God." A Course in Miracles "Fear condemns and love forgives. Forgiveness thus undoes what fear has produced, returning the mind to the awareness of God." A Course in Miracles

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 Love. God cannot be explained nor described but merely experienced.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That God is spirit, and that His creation - Christ is one with Him, and that this perfect oneness is reality.
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Impossible to accomplish it's goals.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Jesus - the first to awaken from the dream of death by seeking God and only God, and thus, recognize his identity as Christ, who is one with God.
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That the path of A Course In Miracles is one path among thousands that lead to God, and that you cannot find God until you recognize His Son - Christ, God's Creation.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator As a child.
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Lifelong, with periods of despair and periods of unspeakable joy beyond this world.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Babtist
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, my parents and immediate family non-religious.
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 N/A

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 Daily. Where ever I go God walks with me.
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. My family is non-religious.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Difficult. You are required to look within yourself and question all you believe about yourself, the world, and God, and the process requires you to let go of all your cherished false beliefs so you can empty your mind so it can be filled with the knowledge of God, and this process is a lifelong pursuit.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A portrait of Jesus.
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A Course in Miracles.

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 Should be offered as elective courses to those who a greater religious understanding.
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 If a teacher of literature sees a religious text as a good example to use to teach their class a valuable lesson than they should be allowed to do so. 1 person liked this
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Religious interfaith dialogue and religious tolerance is meaningless if religions continue to assert that their path is the only true path to God. 1 person liked this
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. Not threatened by beliefs that are different than my own. 1 person liked this
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. If you are sincere about your faith it is impossible that your faith and beliefs not influence and direct your behavior in all aspects of your life.
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 Has not affected my spiritual journey.

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Published October 11, 2010

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