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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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Just when I had managed to forget that existed. And now I see its returning as a CG animated series.

Why, God? Why? >.>
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mlchanges wrote:

Wow. And I even chose my words so as to not sound that way...

But that's exactly what I mean. If I was being "needlessly antagonistic" to the Heaven's Gate cult nobody would bat an eye. Is the respect a religion deserves directly related to the number of followers? What makes one religion valid while others are just crazy?


Sorry, that wasn't meant to be a dig at you. I was referring to someone else whose post has since been deleted, so I'll just let it die.

You ask a very interesting question. That's why I usually refrain from critiquing other religions.
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I generally don't care what religion presidential candidate is as long as:
1. They don't try to pass policies in favor of their religion.
2. They don't try to force/brainwash people/society into converting into their religion.
3. They don't embrace the bigoted parts of their religion. In fact, preferably, I'd want my ideal candidate (if religious) to want to purify their religion (aka: remove anything sexist, racist, or homophobic from their religion). And if atheist, they shouldn't be bigoted at all (unlike the religious ones, they don't even have an excuse).
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As a non-practitioner, I really don't care so long as he or she isn't trying to shoehorn everyone into a
particular religious belief. At the same time, I also would like a President to respect that part of the
1st Amendment of the United States Constitution which protects the right of religious people to
practice their religion unmolested, while prohibiting the government from declaring which religion
should be in practice.


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free
exercise thereof


So, for me, the President can be an atheist for all I care, so long as no one gets pushed around
because they're religious believers.
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:
You ask a very interesting question. That's why I usually refrain from critiquing other religions.


Actually his question was pretty ludicrous and was antagonistic. I am afraid comparing dead religions no one has followed in hundreds of years to religions people still practice doesn't really work much less make any sort of logical sense.

One warning already given, toes are sitting on the line now. Please do not step further everyone.
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

Not really. A non-religious candidate like Sanders is more in line with my values than someone like Ted Cruz.


he is jewish
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

But not an active practitioner.

Trust me, Trump and Hilary aren't actively practicing any religion either other than on paper.
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

Not really. A non-religious candidate like Sanders is more in line with my values than someone like Ted Cruz.


he is jewish


But not an active practitioner.
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Karkarov wrote:
Trust me, Trump and Hilary aren't actively practicing any religion either other than on paper.


Really? Still?
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Karkarov wrote:
Trust me, Trump and Hilary aren't actively practicing any religion either other than on paper.

We've been over this.

But it's beside the point I was making. I can support a non-religious candidate like Sanders because his policies better reflect my values than some other overtly religious candidates like Cruz.
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:
But it's beside the point I was making. I can support a non-religious candidate like Sanders because his policies better reflect my values than some other overtly religious candidates like Cruz.

The great thing about America is you can support any candidate you wish to vote for. That said, neither Sanders or Cruz will be on the ballot regardless.
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Karkarov wrote:
The great thing about America is you can support any candidate you wish to vote for. That said, neither Sanders or Cruz will be on the ballot regardless.


Right, so that leaves Clinton as the next best option for me. And I'd likely be saying that no matter who her opponent was as she fulfills my criteria more than any of the Republicans in the primary.
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I think Veggie Tales was a little more subtle...
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I am a lifelong Christian and I believe that religion influences a lot of what you do and believe... so obviously no.

As long as someone puts the office first and does what is best for the country, that's all that matters. That's all that's required of them according to the Constitution.

On an unrelated note, I do believe that it is unlikely for me to find a candidate I could support who does not share my religious beliefs, however it is not impossible and has been done before repeatedly. Some of my favorite politicians do not share my religion, nor even the same core principles, they simply do what is best for the country and it shows. Some of my least favorite politicians share my religion and purportedly a closely similar set of core principles, and they've fallen flat or outright failed when it comes time to deliver.

I feel like 9 times out of 10 it's all just a show to pander to a religious group. If you have the track record and the background to show it, you don't even need to mention religion. Your political success should determine my vote anyways.

Basically this: while politics and religion are intertwined, they are not completely separate nor completely the same.
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Ranwolf wrote:

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.



Pretty sure Anders Behring Breivik was a Christian, and a terrorist. While I was born as Roman Catholic, I'm not blind to the corruption and hypocrisy of most Christianity. Pretty sure that a good old faith leadin' peep would start a war on Islam as quickly or more quickly than others ya know.

With America it's usually a split system, they get pissed off at the democrats for long enough and they vote in a republican, and vice versa. Frankly though, Trump, while as racist and bigoted as these republicans, isn't establishment, so that breathes a bit of fresh air for that parties constituents.
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Pretty sure Anders Behring Breivik was a Christian, and a terrorist. While I was born as Roman Catholic, I'm not blind to the corruption and hypocrisy of most Christianity. Pretty sure that a good old faith leadin' peep would start a war on Islam as quickly or more quickly than others ya know.

With America it's usually a split system, they get pissed off at the democrats for long enough and they vote in a republican, and vice versa. Frankly though, Trump, while as racist and bigoted as these republicans, isn't establishment, so that breathes a bit of fresh air for that parties constituents.


I am sorry but what the actual fuck mate?

You claim to be a Canadian yet you seem to support a man whose policies would ultimately hurt Canada let alone the world at large. Trump is pure fucking poison and putting him in charge of one of the world's largest military powers would only ensure the start of World War Three. And I am in no mood for a war where nuclear weapons are considered viable strategies.
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I'm just going to be nice and say Yes and No. I don't really care as long as they have good morals (and there's plenty of atheist's with good morals. One does not necessarily need religion for that just like religion is no guarantee that someone is a good person) and as long as they're not trying to push their belief's on others but that goes for EVERYONE. I dislike the atheist who pushes their belief's on others just as much as I do religious people, actually maybe even a little more so because they of all people should know better. I don't like to see atheist's make fun of someone's personal belief's and call them fantasies or fairy tales even though I have done the exact same thing in the past, it's wrong. I was wrong to do that. It's every bit as wrong as someone telling you that you're going to burn in hell for not believing as they do. One can believe in a God without letting it influence the laws they create (although some are better at this than others obviously).

I've seen Religion do wonderful things and I've seen atrocities committed in it's name. It all depends on the person so it's really better to just judge each person as they come and not to judge a group as a whole.
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Only when it impacts their decision making at their job. Ideally you'd have a President that is an Atheist and thinks only logically and with reason not letting emotions impact their decision making, instead letting hard facts impact it.
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