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I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church

How Do You Imagine God?
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How do you imagine God? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Atomic structures, Dna, Quantum physics,genetics,In Short Science is My God, Proclaiming a position is not a religion, Religion is following a deity I have none. No book of commands, no rules of membership, just freethinking individuals, who more than not, feel atheist than deist, some Darwinist, some Humanist, some not. A person who has no theology by definition is atheist, that's all no one here becoming religious about it. Perhaps I could call myself a Hawkinist if I choose,Dawkinsist. Southpark did an episode where atheists became separated into groups deciding what to call the new thought process and war broke out between Dawkinist and freethinkers. It is not necessary to label someone who does not believe in a god as any one thing. I believe believers are as welcome to be freethinkers and discard the bibles teachings and think god is a student in a larger plain who has us in a petry dish, and is as unable to control it just as we cannot control the mold in a petry dish of our own. if that is how they percieve it. I'm just saying! 2 people liked this

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator In Evolutionary Science 2 people liked this
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator learning the facts of science in school 1 person liked this
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator when my brother was killed by a drunk driver when i was ten holding his hand as we walked down the road. 1 person liked this
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Love,living, experiencing life ,good and Bad 1 person liked this
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator We are Immoral evil and Do not have Guiding principal's in life. I have only had one partner in life, Do not steal, do not hate, and do not worship a non-existent Satan. I am as honest as possible with all that I possibly can be, to a fault. Even hurting others feelings by telling truths that are hard for them to hear. 1 person liked this
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Richard Dawkins
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator knowledge and learning about science 1 person liked this

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator was baptized baptist but did not think it meant anything
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator A search through knowledge and learning, realization and rationalization banishment. 1 person liked this
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator loosely baptist did not attend regulary
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 they both believed in a God Were not regular attendees or tithe
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 Yes I am,and Grandparent. No it did not Atheist then and Now, my son is also atheist. 1 person liked this

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 always everywhere 1 person liked this
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 they mostly are Christians but not certain which flavor 1 person liked this
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator hard many people look down on us and family has little to say to me about it and try to disbelieve my choice stains relations with brothers and sisters wantting to Save me. 1 person liked this
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My microscope,chemistry set,and science books. 1 person liked this
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Origin of the species By Charles Darwin 2 people liked this

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 it should be banned from referencing or knowledge of a candidates choice 1 person liked this
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 All Mythology should be taught in the class for such things same as Wicca, roman/Greek mythology, and druids all humanist classes 1 person liked this
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 literature is part of human history all books should be used just as a baseline of the human experiences
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes The Theology's need to interact to learn of likenesses as well as differences to create knowledge for growth of tolerance
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 I am Very out spoken and Militant about my Lack of faith
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 to learn facts to disseminate those facts and to discuss knowledge of science and earths origins and the big bang theory
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes One Must Claim A god And Religion in America to even have a chance to run and could not win if claimed as atheist 1 person liked this
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 Yes Reinforced My wish that All religion was never here I always learn about other religions One must have Knowledge of them to point out the hypocrisy and failings of them, I always Discuss my choice openly with all who will listen 1 person liked this

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