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

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Mormons are christians, and they call themselves christians. Just because you don't like them doesn't mean you get to relabel them.
    They don't believe the same things as Christians. They are Mormons.
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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    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.
    Or Reagan suddenly finding the way to a church when running for the Presidency, and rarely after that. Like any good B actor he knew the value of a good prop and used Christian themes ahhh religiously. He was more of a fortuneteller/tarot card sorta guy in his private life.

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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.
    You have someone in mind?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Or Reagan suddenly finding the way to a church when running for the Presidency, and rarely after that. Like any good B actor he knew the value of a good prop and used Christian themes ahhh religiously. He was more of a fortuneteller/tarot card sorta guy in his private life.
    Yeah. Really, "W" was probably the most serious concerning religion since Carter. Like them or not, they were honest and forthcoming regarding their religious beliefs. The rest, well we know the allure of power causes all kinds of twists and turns. This constant focus on "religion" rather than on "belief" is not helping our political discourse.

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

    I think voting based on one's religion is superficial. The religion shouldn't matter so much as the person and the agenda they are promoting.

    For instance, Rick Santorum promoted his Christianity in such a way that it made me cross his name off. In that instance, it did matter because it was him promoting it as part of his agenda. You won't get very far promoting a pseudo-theocracy.

    Meanwhile Gary Johnson is a Christian, but didn't make it part of his agenda. He went on the ideas of individual freedom and a smaller government. That is what made me vote for him...

    Religion means absolutely nothing unless it is part of the agenda being promoted. Therefore, if a Muslim was to run on the idea of Shea laws...he wouldn't get very far. However, if a Muslim were to run on a basis more political than he/she would get votes.
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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    No, that is also not Christian.
    Incorrect. A Christian is one who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

    I'll admit the Mormons have many unique traits, but that does not change the fact that they are Christians.
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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Incorrect. A Christian is one who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

    I'll admit the Mormons have many unique traits, but that does not change the fact that they are Christians.
    They don't call Jesus Lord, they put themselves equal with Jesus.
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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Used to be, but that is another debate for another thread.
    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    No, that is also not Christian.

    Are you a remnant denomination? Perhaps Witness or SDA?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Are you a remnant denomination? Perhaps Witness or SDA?
    No, follower of the Bible.
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    Re: Would you vote for a president that was not a christian?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    No, follower of the Bible.
    You have a moving Bible?

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