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Does it matter to you if a presidential candidate isd a Christian or not or believes in God?
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49 / M / New England, USA
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Posted 7/4/16 , edited 7/5/16
The US Presidency is based on the concept the person will be ruling a nation of mixed races, religions and nationalities which make up as it used to be often said "a large melting pot". It only makes sense that the Presidency itself be part of that "melting pot". Race, religion, sex, age shouldn't matter when determining a President, only qualifications, diplomacy and abilities of the candidate.
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i'm not american or christian but i'm gonna say no. political agendas are what i look for not the persons race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. if i agree with their platform, i vote for them. since it's a major religion i'll assume most politicians are christian, but in Canada your religion doesn't play a huge factor in government... excluding Harpers hatred of Muslims but we're in Trudeau-mania right now so it doesn't count.
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Doesn't matter what religion they are.

However, if they're claiming to be part of a religion just to pander to voters and then they practice the opposite of what they preach, that's a huge red flag that speaks a lot about their character.
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Posted 7/4/16

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.


I completely agree with your stance, I feel the exact same way.
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24 / M / Beyond The Wall
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Religion has no place in politics or any government affair. Keep it separate
Posted 7/4/16
I would be concerned if my prime minister started blabbering on about invisible shit in the clouds, rather than focus on our economy, economical projects, and foreign policies.
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Obviously if one is Christian they'll have a preference for having a Christian president. If you're a Hindu you'll prefer a Hindu president, if you're a Buddhist you'll prefer a Buddhist president and if you're an Atheist you'll prefer an Atheist president. Religion or lack of religion is a factor for people deciding if they like or dislike a human it's just not the only factor and the importance of the factor varies per individual.
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18 / M / The Bay
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I couldn't care less what your beliefs are, as long as you do your job correctly and in the best interests of the country.
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31 / M / Duckburg
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Posted 7/4/16
Personally, I'd probably prefer

Atheist = Buddhist > Jew > Christian > Muslim.
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25 / F / Las Vegas nevada
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It doesnt matter to me. They're fine as long as they know what they're doing.
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32 / M / North Dakota
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As long as they don't try to influence me to believe the same as them, and pass laws in favor of their own religion, I don't really give a shit. I wish it were that way.
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I don't really care, but a politician who admits to not being religious would score points with me. I would appreciate the honesty.
Posted 7/4/16 , edited 7/4/16
I don't care as long they aren't trying to make tenets of their religion matters of law. Like trying to force school kids to prey etc etc.
Posted 7/4/16
As a Christian I would vote for the most Christ-like candidate. Just because someone proclaims the Christian faith does not mean they are Christ-like. If the most Christ-like of the candidates is atheist or of another religion then they would have my support. So no it doesn't matter to me whether or not the person is Christian. Also their knowledge and experience are very important too.
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25 / M / USA
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It's all about character. Hardly anyone likes a pompous Theist or a 'know-it-all' Atheist.

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