Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: North of Boston
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I voted that I believe in God and belong to an organized religion. I'm a lifelong Anglican (Episcopalian here in the US). I also spend time at divinity school so you'd think I'd be pretty dogmatic, but my beliefs are somewhat loose regarding tghe person of God
I'm with Jaesun's Dad. I believe that there is one spiritual something...afterlife? Creative spirit? Wisdom? Word? That speaks to the heart of each believer in a way that speaks in the way that will most make cultural sense to that believer and bring him/her closer to the Truth. Not to be too trite, but I think that there's one Heaven and we're all on different busses to get there!
So, given that, I'm totally comfortable with my God of the Anglican faith because of who and what I am and when, where and to whom I was born, though I trend towards a female understanding of the Spirit (like most of the Episcopalians I know). I also have a healthy dose of sort of a twilight belief in the world of more earthy spirits. I think this is a direct inheritance from my very English mother (I moved to the US as a teen). I think that of all the Christian nations of the world, the UK has managed to hold on to its heresies the best! We love our faeries and our little household superstitions.
My answer to the poll is a true one but it doesn't begin to cover the depth and breadth of my actual conception about God. But it's a great idea to have the poll...I was thinking the same thing.
Gwen , partner to D ; Mamma to T (6) , J (4) , and baby P