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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 a big man who is like us but then not look human. he looks like a strong father with caring eyes.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator jesus
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator during tec weekend. going through all the rituals it made me think about how powerful God is and how much he can impact my life.
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator when everything goes well in my life. i just forget about him.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator going to God whenever i need anything. hes just like my daddy and im his little kid
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator learning all the cool meanings and stories behind the word of God.

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator in Jesus
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator a lutheran
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 they are about the same.

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 church, when im doing service for others.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator not to hard. everyone i know accepts who i am.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator having crosses in our house.

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 religion shouldnt directly play a role in politics as a whole but individually morals and ethics should help base opinions on issues.
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. school is for learning, students should be able to learn bout other religions if they want to. i know i would.
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. they are very complacated books and very hard to understand. they can be taken the wrong way.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator kind of. not in a group setting but one on one i could.
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 i do. we are to go out and be like jesus. some actions are being kind to others and showing that you care.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator no, you have morals and beliefs usually set by what religion you are so it transfers over to how you think politically.
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 hasnt reall affected me speritually.

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Published October 11, 2010

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