Republicans: Does Religion Effect Your Vote?

Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by uptownlivin90, Jan 4, 2012.

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Republicans: Does Religion Effect Your Vote?

Poll closed Jan 14, 2012.
  1. Yes.

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  2. No.

    9 vote(s)
    47.4%
  3. I Think About It. But I Never Goes Further.

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. I Have No Religion.

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
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  1. uptownlivin90
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    uptownlivin90 Rebelious Youngin

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    Pretty straightforward question. How about it?

    I'll be honest. It does actually effect my decision making. Not totally. But I am (even though politically I lean libertarian) considered evangelical/fundamentalist (pentecostal). I would love to have a Pentecostal in office, not that I think that'd ever happen.:badgrin:

    I brought it up because of Mitt Romney being a Mormon issue, and also because I saw a graph on CNN that claimed that Rick Santorum was what they called a "Born Again" which usually refers to evangelicals. But when I looked him up, he's a catholic. Do Catholics really identify themselves as "born again"? I never heard one refer to themselves as such. As far as Mitt Romney being a Mormon... does that bother anybody here? Just interested.
     
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    If your religion is at all serious to you then there really is no way to avoid it effecting how you vote because you vote according to your values and religion influences values.
     
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    I used to be a Rep.

    I didn't care then and I don't care now.

    It's all but useless. If someone picks faith over the Constitution, they shouldn't be in politics.
     
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    Religious values are important to me in all areas of life. When you look carefully at the choices we have for the Republican party, I don't see one that i would endorse. I feel that we don't have much to go on. However, those who are not doing so well are the ones who I believe would be the best of them. Not because of the religious values, necessarily, none of them have a greater religious appeal.

    I think we are in trouble. At this point I would have to sit down and place them all on oa scale with weight on the important issues, as I see them.

    I know this, I will NOT vote for Obama!!!
     
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    I thought about it because it's so rare that there be a primary race without a christian right candidate that's protestant. Bachmann just dropped out the race, leaving Gingrich and Santorum as the so-called "evangelical" candidates. Both are Roman Catholic. Then you have Romney who's a mormon.

    I wonder if that bothers some evangelical protestants, especially since preachers like Hagee and Rod Parsely aren't favorites of the Catholic church.
     
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    Since I am not religious, which brand of silly cool aid you drink is of no real concern. There is a need in the human psyche to believe in things that are not true. Religion, like believing a small town craft worker from the ass end of the Roman empire during the reign of Tiberius is the son of Gd and the believing that this is the truth makes you a better person is, on balance, a lot more rational set of weird beliefs than feeling that pretty rocks cure disease, that there is such a thing as Scientific Socialism, eugenics and the concept that robbing a small minority of the population will make the rest of the population better off.

    Which brand of Religious Kool aid is of no real interest. The anti religious Kool aids are what is truly scary.
     
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    Not the religious sort. I don't begrudge anyone else their beliefs, but I expect them to respect me the same way. I don't care what religion the leadership claims, as long as they leave at the office door. They should represent all Americans, regardless of race, religion, or creed. If they can't do that, maybe they need not apply for the job. While I don't get the feeling that Romney will put his religion ahead of the Nation, he's still the LSM shill chosen for the GOP.
     
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    I would prefer a Christian in office, but that's not all i go by. If a person is religious or not, as long as they have good values and want what is good for our country and all americans, then i would vote for him (or her). However, i will admit that some of the reason i wouldn't vote for Obama is because i really do believe he actually a Muslim, and because i feel he's lied about it then i don't trust him. If someone has to hide their religion, or anything else, then they can't be trusted and they're up to no good. And the fact that i just don't trust the guy (NOT because he's muslim). He's proven that he can't be trusted, and that he doesn't give a crap about anyone but himself and his followers.
     
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    I don't like Obama either, but what makes you think he's a muslim besides his name?
     
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    I wondered about it from the first. Then there was the "my muslim faith" so called slip-up in his interview. There are MANY people that believe he is, even many muslims do. The church he went to also was in NO WAY a Christian church (only in name). His father was muslim, his step father was called a "radical" muslim. He was raised a muslim. Obama denies it...but he also lies alot (just like Muslims are told they can do when dealing with "infidels"). If he'd gone to a real Christian church, that doesn't preach hatred, then i might think i was wrong. But nothing has been proven (to me anyway) that he's anything but a muslim and someone that hates America.
     

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