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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Mitt Romney is a good fine person. His beliefs are solid in his faith. Nothing wrong with that.
    The only thing is this.....Rick Perry who is fine Christian, will be our next President.

    And all those Islamic an Athiest that do nothing but bash the Christian Faith. OH WELL!!

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Mitt Romney is a good fine person. His beliefs are solid in his faith. Nothing wrong with that.
    Everything is wrong with that. See this thread, http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...unnatural.html. Does this mean people can stop saying that religion is not involved in politics?

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by dixiesolutions View Post
    Mitt Romney is a good fine person. His beliefs are solid in his faith. Nothing wrong with that.
    The only thing is this.....Rick Perry who is fine Christian, will be our next President.

    And all those Islamic an Athiest that do nothing but bash the Christian Faith. OH WELL!!

    Heeello
    Rick Perry, the man who said we should just leave the economic situation in the hands of god.... Have you read the bible... It states rather explicitly that God does not interfere in the workings of man. It also says some things about how judgment belongs in the hands of god, and that to kill another person is a sin, yet you and your brethren cheer the outrageous number of executions carried out in Perry's state. I would like a truly Christian president, he might have a little more compassion for the poor. Rick Perry however, at least based upon the things that he does and says is not a true Christian.

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    So you think Mormon's aren't Christians then?
    That is not what I was trying to say.... but, given that I run a bit in evangelical circles and have many Mormon relatives, so I know a little more about this then the average Joe (but in no means consider myself an expert on the Mormon Church...). I know how evangelicals feel about Mormons, and why. Its not bigotry any more than the Christian stance on homosexuality is not bigotry. Both are very volatile issues. The major problem with Mormonism is that they have created a full doctrine, the Book of Mormon, which they elevate to a full Testament. The "wrongness" of this is spelled out in 2 Peter, and is the basis for the belief amongst a large part, if not a majority, of mainstream Christians that Mormon church is a cult (that does not, however, mean that Mormons are not or can not be Christians)

    The Christian Church has some 3,000 branches (denominations). The church thus has divided at least 1,500 times over doctrine ("we have it right, you have it wrong"), and mostly very silly things in the eternal view of things. Nowhere in the Bible does it talk about a written test to enter the Kingdom.... so substantially all of these doctrinal debates have been somewhat moot to even sinful (pitting brother against brother, focusing on differences rather than commonality, only serves to distract from the glorification of God). How one feels about Baptism by submersion vs. sprinkling water is not relevant. Though there is a single truth, and all man seeks it, getting it substantially right (accepting Christ as your personal savior and loving God with all your heart) is really all that matters.

    To your direct question, I don't believe most Christians are Christians, as being a Christian requires significant personal transformation of the heart, including the renunciation of this world. Most church goers and seekers never get there. I have always believed there are more "saved" people in the average prison (where people are broken and take the time to really look at their lives) then the average church (where people live this lie that salvation is about showing up on Sunday). However, I am not personally qualified to tell you who is a Christian and who is not. I do not attempt to judge that issue. Only God knows if the heart of a particular person is right. Only God knows if Romney is a true Christian, not some pastor from Texas.

    I try not to be judgmental, but evangelicals (often the new "born-agains"), as a lot, can be amongst the most judgmental of all. That is what makes this a hot issue.

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Handling the Mormon issue - Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com



    This seems to be one of the issues of discussion today so I was curious, how big a deal do you think Mitt Romney's religious faith will be in getting nominated and elected? Some people view the LDS church as a cult and argue that they are not really Christians. Of course, a lot of the same people argue that Obama is a Muslim, so who knows how important their vote really is.

    How much does Mitt Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?
    when the other candidates refuse to disavow a backwoods other-hating evangelical preacher....i'd say you're in trouble.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Kennedy got elected, despite some people being uncomfortable with his Catholic faith. What will hurt Romney far more is is flip flopping.

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Kennedy got elected, despite some people being uncomfortable with his Catholic faith. What will hurt Romney far more is is flip flopping.
    True, Perry is in the same boat, who does that leave?

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    The only people that really care are the whacky super religious right


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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    I don't think it'll affect it all that much to be honest. A negative? Sure. But not a large one.

    To be frank I've seen liberals bring up his religion as a possible issue far, far, far more than any conservative making me wonder how much its a "problem" and how much we're simply being told its a "problem".

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    Re: How much does Romney's Mormon faith hurt his electability?

    If the government pushes the concept of "no religion" at every turn (like Christmas trees in public places or mangers at city hall can't happen), then why would anyone worry about an elected officials religion unless it was cannibalism? It's another example of watch the left hand so you can't see what the right hand is doing.

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