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Does it matter to you if a presidential candidate isd a Christian or not or believes in God?
Posted 7/4/16 , edited 7/4/16
As it pertains to you. Honest question: Does it matter to you if a presidential candidate is a Christian or believes in God?
How important is it to you?

Please keep trolling down to a minimum, be civil and respectful to one another.

Thank you.


Edit: another reason I made this thread is that some people wanted to make the other thread about Ted Cruz and theocracy/dominionism (religion in government), and was derailing the thread.
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It doesn't matter to me, as long as they do their job correctly, then I'm all for them.
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It shouldn't, but with the American voting public it does.

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21 / M / U.S.A.
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No.
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No
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Not really. A non-religious candidate like Sanders is more in line with my values than someone like Ted Cruz.
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Well I am a Canadian and thus have no horse in this race so to speak but as a man of faith I'd be more comfortable with another brother or sister of the faith leading one of the world's largest military powers. That'd being said anyone who is not Donald Trump is better then nothing. Honestly you Yanks are you lot trying to give the rest of the world a heart attack? Every few years you lot have this snake in the grass running for President and what's worse sometimes they win.

First it's the whole Brexit thing now this Trump maybe becoming President. Makes a simple soldier like me fear for the future ya know especially with the whole NATO task force being assembled to ward off Russia.

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A Hindu president with a purple mohawk and nipple piercings wouldn't really bother me because there are way more important things about presidential candidates to be concerned about. Like, civil rights issues (EX: LGBT, disabled, basic human rights...), working investments in the people and infrastructure (EX: Highways, universal health care, dams, internet access...), preventions against the creation of a noble class, Anti-monopoly laws, the separation of church and state, et cetera. So, no.
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I don't care.
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Nope.
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Yes, it does. For religious belief - as any belief - informs how one behaves and thinks. And this does not violate the separation of church and state, for the reasoning and character of a candidate are different from the laws they enact. Our lawmakers are not physical manifestations of pieces of paper, and even the pieces of paper don't have meaning independent of the society in which they were written. So religion is a perfectly legitimate yardstick for judging a candidate, just like feminism or capitalism are.
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Strictly speaking, no. What matters is how much they let religion influence policy, and to what extent they'd rather advance religious dogma when it contradicts secular fact.

Moreover, the reality of politics is that you essentially need to be religious to be elected. The most "atheist" you can be is say that you're secular, but otherwise keep the specifics of your belief (namely, the atheism itself) quiet. So, by extension, nearly every presidential candidate is Christian (or religion otherwise) by default.
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No. Supposed religious belief or lack thereof doesn't say jack about whether or not the person qualifies for the position, to me. Plus, I feel no solidarity based on such things, so the BS "appeal to religious leaning" doesn't impress me one bit.
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auroraloose wrote:

Yes, it does. For religious belief - as any belief - informs how one behaves and thinks. And this does not violate the separation of church and state, for the reasoning and character of a candidate are different from the laws they enact. Our lawmakers are not physical manifestations of pieces of paper, and even the pieces of paper don't have meaning independent of the society in which they were written. So religion is a perfectly legitimate yardstick for judging a candidate, just like feminism or capitalism are.


Well I never thought I'd find an opinion like this amongst the largely atheist population of Crunchyroll, well my hat is off to you ma'am.
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Yes.

but at this point, i'm willing to go with someone who is somewhat halfway decent
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