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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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Posted 7/5/16
Personally, I don't actually care what religion a candidate prescribes to, as long as their religious beliefs do not impede good decision making or doing the job of a world leader. America is by definition a secular state, so I would hope that the leader of the country makes his/her decisions without their religious bias influencing the direction they would take the country.
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Posted 7/5/16 , edited 7/5/16
We've had both great and terrible presidential judgment and action in our country's history regardless of the person's faith.


This means so little to me.
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Posted 7/5/16 , edited 7/5/16
Anyway, this conversation isn't lighthearted enough. So let's fix it: Does it matter to you if a presidential candidate is a scientologist?
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Posted 7/5/16

auroraloose wrote:
Anyway, this conversation isn't lighthearted enough. So let's fix it: Does it matter to you if a presidential candidate is a scientologist?


Now we're getting somewhere~

I have to draw the line at creepy cults.

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Posted 7/5/16
The whole religion thing is like a double edged sword. Sometimes I feel like highly religious people are easily manipulated, but on the other hand that same religion could cause someone to be incredibly optimistic and motivated to do good. So who really knows?

After all religion is all about interpretation
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Posted 7/5/16

_yuber wrote:

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.


Not really *shrugs*

As long as they don't over extend the law like Ted Cruz wanted to do.
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Posted 7/5/16 , edited 7/5/16
Only warning, keep the thread clean. Saying blatantly insulting and inflammatory comments like "All people who follow religion are weak minded" is a great way to get a temp ban and get this thread locked and closed.
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40 / M / Buffalo, NY
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Posted 7/5/16 , edited 7/5/16
There should be a separation of church and state for a reason...so religion doesn't interfere with rational decisions.
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37 / M / SW Ontario, Canada
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Posted 7/5/16
Not American but for elections in general, yes it does matter.

If someone is blatantly religious and it seems their religious beliefs (or the religious beliefs of those they are pandering to) are going to dictate the choices they make and the sort of things they will push forward (or deny) then I will not vote for them.
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Posted 7/5/16

mlchanges wrote:
I think one thing religious people don't understand is to many non religious people they look just as archaic as someone still worshiping Freyr and convinced Ragnarok is just around the corner. I doubt a mod would chime in if the question was about a president believing in Ra or Jupiter.


You can disagree or be critical without being needlessly antagonistic.
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26 / M / Oregon
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Posted 7/6/16 , edited 7/6/16
No, it doesn't matter... Subjectively speaking. Belief in God, a god, many gods, all the gods (yes including The Big 'G'), or none at all has no impact on who I vote for.
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Posted 7/6/16 , edited 7/6/16

_yuber wrote:

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.


While im not american it does apply to me in Norway.
I dont vote for Christian people, many of them got really bad morals and hide behind their big book.
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I like you taking the question as it is. Most people read the question and interpret it as 'do you prefer to vote for a christian?'
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Posted 7/6/16
Why no.
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