Does a political candidate's religion matter to you?

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  1. ABikerSailor
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    I'm wondering..............does the religious views of a particular candidate have any influence on whether or not you will vote for them?

    Choices are:

    1) A great deal
    2) A moderate amount
    3) Very little
    4) Not at all.

    And, if a candidates religion matters to you, why?
     
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    What do you know/care about religion inbred?
     
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    I like that a candidate would have some belief or faith in something more than themselves... not that they have to be Christian or Jewish or Mormon or Hindu or whatever in particular
     
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    So, for you it's not so much the belief system itself, but rather that they have one in the first place?

    Would you be comfortable electing a Hindu or a Muslim if you're a Christian?
     
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    I have faith in something more than just the physical we see.. call it God or whatever you like... and I think people that believe in something more, or an afterlife or being held accountable to a greater being or consciousness tend to be better when considering the tough decisions

    So while you may consider me having Judeo-Christian beliefs.. I have no problem if the candidate I am considering is Hindu, Mormon, Shinto, Buddhist, Jewish or whatever...

    Now.. that does not mean I would go with a hate sect or whatever when choosing to vote for someone... No radical Muslim, no Rev Wright types, etc... but I think you get what I mean
     
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    The resident bigot speaks up and fails YET AGAIN to answer a question, opting instead for insults.

    BTW Warrior, I did 2 back to back independent duty tours, one on an MSC vessel, one as the LPO of a MEPS, both billets I relieved an E-7 as well as was REPLACED by an E-7.

    How many did you do? Oh yeah.............forgot...........bigots generally can't pass screenings for independent duty.
     
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    Outside of human or animal sacrifice, I don't care. Atheism is okay with me, some think that Thomas Jefferson was an atheist. Wrote his own version of the bible, took out the parts about miralces and such. Seems to me that honor and integrity do not require religious beliefs.
     
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    Agreed. However, my question is, why is the GOP so hell bent on making their religion a major issue? Santorum really does this a lot.
     
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    Wasn't there a thread with a poll on this topic yesterday?
     
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    I can care less if a Presidential Candidate is religious (generally), but I will hold a lower opinion of the person if he/she is overly outspoken about her faith in public appearances (like Rick Santorum), as I consider that unprofessional on the political stage, and somewhat infringing on a principle I hold dear - "Separation of Church and State".

    However, I do admit, it is a bit harder (in my opinion) to trust a leader who blindly follows and believes in some of the more supernatural aspects of certain religions simply “because the bible says so”.
     
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