View Poll Results: How much does it matter - if at all?

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  • a lot - complete concern

    1 3.23%
  • a lot but it's not the most important thing

    2 6.45%
  • in the middle - yes / no

    0 0%
  • no much - not very important but it has some relevance

    8 25.81%
  • no relevance at all - I don't care

    14 45.16%
  • no relevance at all - but I do find it interesting

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Thread: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    well - is it?
    If you are actually religious then those religious views are supposed to shape everything you do in your life including your personal views, how you vote, the type of work you do, how you raise your kids and so on.Your not supposed to leave your religion at the door. So yes a politician's religious views do matter because if the individual is actually religious then it will shape everything they do including the laws they pass and the laws they vote against. However if that politician leaves their religion at the door then that politician is someone who will disregards their views when it becomes politically convenient to do so.
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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    well - is it?
    I answered no no relevance at all but this is based off the assumption that he is a good president and understands america

    religion might be SUPER important if he isnt smart enough to put our constitution/bill of rights, laws, freedoms and liberties BEFORE his own religious views/opinions.

    Theres people right in this forum that dont care about their fellow americans and only thier own opinions and their religious views. These people would be very dangerous in any office.
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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    I think it's the other way around: I think people choose their religious beliefs based on their values - they find the one that suits them. It's becoming less common for people to be 'born' into their religion.

    My father became a minister in a certain church because it matched his views that he already had and it felt 'right' to do so.

    He didn't put aside his views to fit into the religion.
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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    It's hard for me to vote on this one. How important his religion is to me depends depends on how important it is to the president. If the president is a zealot, and likely to base most/all decisions on his religious views, then that would be a very important factor in whether I would vote for him. If the president is just putting on a show to get elected and really isn't a believer, and isn't likely to base decisions on whatever faith he professes, then I couldn't really care less either.
    Excellent answer. My thoughts on the issue, exactly.
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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    No. But i find it interesting. But it does not affect my vote.


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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    I personally don't care. Sure, religion affects your views, but there are saftey nets to allow a multi-cultural society to exist with little to no tension. I wouldn't mind if our president was Muslim, Hindu, Atheist, Christian Jehovah, Mormon, Jewish, etc. I don't really allow my personal religious views to affect me. I am more of a pragmatist. If my religion is "against gay marriage", then that doesn't necessarily mean that I will be against it. There is a possible interpretation that the Bible says that it is a sin to be gay. Okay, well if they want to sin let them, it doesn't hurt anybody else. If I was Muslim, then I obviously wouldn't eat pork but that doesn't mean that I can just ban pork. I don't think religion is truly that important unless you are trying to find someone who you see yourself in I guess
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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well you are certainly free to hold and express your opinions as am I.
    Indeed, although one is not free to claim that one's opinions are factually correct unless they can actually be demonstrated to be so.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Indeed, although one is not free to claim that one's opinions are factually correct unless they can actually be demonstrated to be so.
    I had that argument with someone a few days ago.
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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    I had that argument with someone a few days ago.
    I have it every day.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Is the president's religious views and preferences important to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Indeed, although one is not free to claim that one's opinions are factually correct unless they can actually be demonstrated to be so.
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