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Have you ever shared your personal spiritual journey in words or pictures? What does your faith look like when no one is watching? Do you have a favorite prayer or blessing? How do you imagine God? Do you consider yourself spiritual but not religious?
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Diana_Butler_Bass Diana Butler Bass is the author of seven books on the history and practice of Christianity, including "Christianity for the Rest of Us," a study of mainline Protestantism and "A People's History of Christianity." She writes for The Huffington Post and Beliefnet and frequently comments in the media about American religion. She is a practicing Christian (an Episcopalian) and takes as her motto Jesus's words, "Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. Do this and you will live."
Rabbi_David_J_Wolpe David J. Wolpe is a senior rabbi at the Sinai Temple of Los Angeles and a teacher at UCLA.Rabbi Wolpe writes for many publications, including New York Jewish Week, Jerusalem Post, Los Angeles Times, and Beliefnet.com. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN and CBS This Morning, and has been featured on the History Channel’s Mysteries of the Bible. He is the author Why Faith Matters and the national bestseller Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times. Rabbi Wolpe lives in Los Angeles.
Randall_Balmer Randall Balmer is an Episcopal priest and professor of American religious history at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and his commentaries on religion in America have appeared in Sojourners, The Nation, the New York Times, and in newspapers across the country. He is author of numerous books, including God in the White House: A History How Faith Shaped the Presidency from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush. He lives in Woodbury, Connecticut with his wife Catherine Randall, who is also a professor and an author.
Sherwood Life is possible when one places his (or her) faith in the One who created - life,
MamaD God gives us just more than we can bear so we have to rely on Him. - Charles Spurgeon
tduck "Fear believes-Courage doubts. Fear falls upon the ground and prays-Courage stands erect and thinks. Fear is barbarism-Courage is civilization. Fear believes in witchcraft, in devils and in ghosts. Fear is religion. Courage is science." Robert Ingersoll
claygirlcan You have created us for Yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in You. ~St. Augustine of Hippo
JohnCalvin There is no one keeping records up there. The records are here in the heart and I am going to have to deal with them. That is far more painful than having a record keeping God up in the skies. So I or anyone who is setting out on the path to enlightenment will eventually become absolutely impeccable in every thing that they do. Is it because of a fear of damnation or of the punishment of wrathful God? Or because one has sinned and hasn't asked forgiveness? No, no, no and no. These are only excuses that lead us away from the real problem. The truly enlightened person will see that every action has a reaction with which they must deal. Not only do we do unto others but as we do unto others we are doing unto ourselves. And if a person is wise then they are not going to do stuff that will cause them to have to later face it and resolve it and balance it in their soul.
ggp "The unexamined life is not worth living." "I know that I know nothing." Socrates "This above all:to thine own self be true,:and it must follow,as the night the day,: Thou canst not be false to any man." Polonius "The thing is to understnd myself, to see what God really wishes me to do; the thing is to find a truth which is true for me,"S.Kierkegaard
DItalian Funny thing about taking this opportunity to step up in hopes of being picked to share my opinions with others, the first thing I did while lying in bed, was ask God to give me the right words to say. So here it is from the heart. Being raised by a traditional Catholic Italian father and a Baptist mother I have to think that my ideas, to say the least, are a little out of normal from most. I like to think that it’s my parent’s artistic flair and love of nature that helped me form my ideas of God more so than all the traditional rites of church and religion that have led me to my personal relationship with God. Not that the traditionalism of Church is not equally as present in my thinking, but for me God is truly a wonderment of all that surrounds us and all that is and will be in times to come. For as long as I can remember, I have recited the same prayer every night in my mind that I did as a little girl. It always starts with; please keep my family safe and healthy. From there it goes on basically the same. Things have been added, things have been dropped over the years. But I always hope the most important things get heard by God. To me god has always brought questions which I hope one day will be answered. Like why is it when someone passes away we always say he/she is now in heaven. How great, but if that was the case why would we need all the hell and damnation part. This is where I like to think of my god as a very loving and forgiving God. Like all children we fall, we do wrong, we say and do things that we shouldn’t and hurt ones we love. But just as a parent, he will always comes through with unconditional love for us. Again being born of parents that loved creativity in their life, I think it has allowed me to see God in all things around me. Yes, it’s sounds a little text book, but how can you not stop and marvel at not just the world around us with it’s blue skies, magnificent oceans, majestic landscapes and not feel that some divine being didn’t have a hand in it all. And if that doesn’t make you believe in God, just take a look at you, yourself. How everything in your body works like a fine tuned Swiss watch. From a single cell to a heart that pumps blood through a freeway of veins. To skin that can be cut and damaged, yet has the ability to heal and mend. To our brains that give us the ability to think and reason and dream. To give us the will to protect, to nurture, to achieve. A true miracle like this seemingly can’t be some fluke of an evolutionary accident. So, yes. I believe there is a God. What ever you call him, whatever you think he or she looks like, the basic fact is and maybe most importantly, is that he represents love. Love for you or me, for nature for peace. There will be a time in everyone’s life where he will creep in and enter your life. Even if that time is but a second of need, a minute of thought or a life time of devotion. So if you ever pass my house and see me staring at the giant oak tree in my backyard. If you ever see me looking dreamily from a plane window at the beauty below, or if you ever see me quietly staring at those I love. You can rest assure it’s with wonderment of my god and all he has created in life for me…………and you.
HoofinItToHeaven Every time you do something good for the world you are one step closer.
mergatroid Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can. -John Wesley
Niki To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. - Isaac Asimov
Published October 11, 2010