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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    The US has had 44 consecutive christian presidents. I wonder if we will ever have one that isnt.
    I would vastly prefer to vote for someone with no religious beliefs at all. Maybe one day I'll get the opportunity.

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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    The US has had 44 consecutive christian presidents. I wonder if we will ever have one that isnt.
    Of course! If I thought that he or she would be a good president, I'm sure I could easily put aside their religious beliefs or lack of. I really want my government to be secular though, so no fanatics.

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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    The US has had 44 consecutive christian presidents. I wonder if we will ever have one that isnt.
    When I was a kid it was remarkable that Kennedy, a Catholic, was elected.
    Wouldn't it be a shame if a Jew couldn't be President?

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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    When I was a kid it was remarkable that Kennedy, a Catholic, was elected.
    Wouldn't it be a shame if a Jew couldn't be President?
    Did you hear the joke about the first Jewish president? So his mom's in the audience of his inauguration, and says to the guy next to her "See that guy up their? His brother's a doctor."

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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Guess nothing's wrong in that..if he is that capable and dedicated to the development of the nation and the people..i won't mind voting for him. This is quite a great thread you started out here..i think we are going to have a serious discussion out here..waiting for opinions from others.

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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    That one little line doesn't make you Christian.
    Mormons are christians, and they call themselves christians. Just because you don't like them doesn't mean you get to relabel them.
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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    I knew that about Jefferson but always thought Adams was a devout Christian. I don't believe all of our presidents were Christian, I'm sure there were some who simply used it to help get elected.

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Yeah and removed all claims to divinity, a pretty big refutation of some of the core christian tenets. In particular I find this quote revealing as to why he rewrote it:

    Among the sayings and discourses imputed to him [Jesus] by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others again of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism, and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same being.

    -Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Short, April 13, 1820

    So he basically thought there were some parts that were worth preserving as moral guidance, but that Jesus was not divine or rose from the dead or any of that. He also slammed other parts of the NT, such as Revelations.


    Adams similarly dismissed the claims of miracles:

    God is an essence that we know nothing of. Until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.
    -- John Adams, "this awful blashpemy" that he refers to is the myth of the Incarnation of Christ, from Ira D Cardiff, What Great Men Think of Religion, quoted from James A Haught, ed, 2000 Years of Disbelief

    So I don't know, but I don't think either could be elected today with comments like those.

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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    I am going against the grain here but probably not. My moral values are bound to my Christian beliefs. So I would be more inclined to vote for a Christian president. Would I not vote for someone based on religion? Depends on where they stand on the issues.
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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by 99percenter View Post
    The US has had 44 consecutive christian presidents. I wonder if we will ever have one that isnt.
    I somehow doubt that Nixon was following Quakerism to the letter.

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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Dave View Post
    I somehow doubt that Nixon was following Quakerism to the letter.
    Definitely not. But then, no one follows their religion in complete obedience, and ironically, anyone who claims they do proves their failure in so stating. Much of the religious affiliations of the presidents is like a marriage of convenience, anyway. Al Gore would've claimed he was a Rastafarian if it would've helped him win the presidency.

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