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What God said, after reading Faithbook! And, I say unto you, Mark 9:23

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 I imagine God as being a bright light until God is ready to expose himself.

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Yes, I do believe there is a God. I also believe He has spoken to me.
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Was when I was in need and a blessing was given to me.
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When I was in need of help in that my house was about to be taken from me... I prayed and in a flash of light it was saved.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My relationship with God.
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator That God will always answer. That I also have to be strong while keeping my faith in him.
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My parents and their parents.
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Mark 9:23

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator From my teachings, There is a God!
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Very rewarding and learning as I get older and wiser...
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Open minded person to appreciate all that is good.
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.
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 do have children and the answer is, I have not changed but, I remain steadfast in my faith.

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 Everyday, where I stand and where I sit.
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.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Only when I forget, or get weak in my teachings...
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator How I live!
The song/book/film that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator How great thou art...

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 To act as a guide in our dealings with other people.
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 To act as a guide in our dealings with others.
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. To gain an appreciation of others and their faith. It is my own understanding that we are reaching to the same God.
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Of course. It is a way to understand 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 Yes. It's my faith and explains what I am all about. Plus, why I do what I do.
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 To model a behavior for others as well as my children, to follow.
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No. It is part of the learning and teaching process.

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Published October 11, 2010

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