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"Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." Thomas Jefferson - 1787

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 Many scripture quotes that God made man in his own image; which blatantly points out a truth, that each of us imagine our own God in our own way. It is better for me not to, as I am surely biased. When I am asked if I believe in God, I realize that what the person is really asking is if I believe in their God, for to them there is no other. 1 person liked this

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I believe it is human nature to question our existence, and all of our observations point to our insignifagance in the grandness of nature. I find that testable observation leads us to discover more fascinating wonders than the most absurd of fables and mythological tales.
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That to be athiest it to be immoral. 1 person liked this

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I was raised evangelical, in a pro-Reagan household. Whenever I questioned some of the more difficult things in life, I was sorely dissappointed with the answers I was given. Early on, I realized I got much more interesting answers through literature and history.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Evangelical. The only exception were my grandparents, stern-family oriented agnostics. They were not without their faults, but they never lied to me, or to themselves. I attribute my dedication to reason, family, honesty, and most important-admit uncertainty-to my grandfather. 1 person liked this
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 Ideolically, politically, and scientifically, we are opposite ends of the spectrum.

How I Practice My Faith

How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Every day I realize that life's best gift is mortality leads me to appreciate it all the more. This is all I have, I want to make the most of it and help others to do the same.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My access to information, which would be the internet, and the small library of books I have.

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 There should be none, our public servants have to be secular while allowing others to practice their views (UNTO THEMSELVES) freely.
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 a part of society. We already can read from the Bible for literary purposes, this should include other religious texts as well. How are you to understand a peoples if you do not understand the faith of the society they grew up in?
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, I pretty much answered this question above, to me they are the same question and answer.
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 9/11 had nothing to do about Religion to me, it had everything to do about the failure of my government to protect it's citizens. It also opened the floodgates to ruining our society by even poorer government action after the fact.

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Published October 11, 2010

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