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My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator You're born, you live, you die, that's it.
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator N/A.
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator The day I began to think for myself.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I have none.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Charles Darwin.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Baby Jesus.
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Short.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Baptist but fortunately I go over it.
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 They were socially religious, I am not.
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,the are also humanists.

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 Sunday at Starbucks with coffee and Sunday paper.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Couldn't be easier.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Try to be kind to our fellow human beings given we are all on the same journey.
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Bart Ehrman, "Misquoting Jesus," etc., etc.

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 absent
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 No, let people believe what they want to believe in private.
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 No.
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes, maybe if religious people had a dialogue, they would stop killing each other.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No, I'm very comfortable with my humanist beliefs.
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 The golden rule.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Totally, every politician since Reagan uses religion to get votes, not determine how they vote.

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Published October 11, 2010

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